A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England,
Before 1692

Volume #1, Pgs 487 - 497
Curtis - Curtiss

By James Savage

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[[vol. 1, p. 487]] Curtis Family Cont'd:

1693. His will, of 162, provides for sec. w. Lydia, the two s. and ds. Ann; Elizabeth Brook, w. of Nathaniel; Mary Badcocke; and Martha Clark, w. of Thomas. So it is to be infer. that the youngest two ds. d. bef. their f. RICHARD, Wallingford, had three s. and a d. wh. m. Nathaniel Howe, but of the four, only Isaac is nam. This f. d. 17 Sept. 1681. SAMUEL, Northampton 1668. SAMUEL, Scituate, s. of Thomas, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 164; Samuel, 1695; Benjamin, 1699; and Abigail, 1703. SAMUEL Scituate, youngest s. of William, m. 1707, Ann Barstow, had Samuel, b. 1708; Ann, 1711; Martha, 1713; Miriam, 171; Deborah, 1717; Simeon, 1 June 1720; Amos, 1722; and Mehitable, 1726. THEOPHILES, Woburn, freem. 1684. THOMAS, Wethersfield, an early sett. had John, b. 1639; James, 1641; Joseph, 1644; Samuel, 1646; Isaac, 1647; Elizabeth and Ruth; all liv. 13 Nov. 1681, at his d. in Wallingford, whither he rem. 1670. Elizabeth m. 26 May 1674, John Stoddard; Ruth m. Eleazur Kimberly the Secr. of the Col. THOMAS, York, rem. to Scituate, there had Elizabeth bapt. 1649; and Samuel, 1659, bef. ment.; went back to York, 1663; had Benjamin, bef. rem. first, prob. there was in 1684. With spell. of Courteous he is seen sw. alleg. to Mass. 1652 in Col. Rec. IV. pt. I. 12. THOMAS, Scituate, s. of Richard, m. 1694, Mary, d. of William Cook, had Deborah, b. 1697; Ruth, 1699; Mary, 1701; Thomas, 5 Mar. 1704; and Ruth, 1711. WILLIAM, Roxbury 1632, came in the Lion, arr. at Boston 16 Sept. with w. Sarah, and ch. Thomas Mary, John, and Philip; freem. 4 Mar. 1633, first nam. in the list of that day; had here, says Ellis, Hannah; Elizabeth; and Isaac, b. 22 July 1641. His eldest s. William, wh. came in 1631, perhaps with Eliot in the Lion, was "a hopeful scholar, but God took him in 1634," says the ch. rec. Thomas, d. 26 June 1650, of "long and tedious consumpt." says the ch. rec. unm. it is presum. His d. Hannah m. 25 Aug. 16 William Geary; and Elizabeth m. 14 Dec. 169, John Newell. He d. 8 Dec. 1672, aged 80; ana his wid. d. 20 or 26 Mr. foll. aged 73. WILLIAM, Stratford 16421702, s. of a wid. C. that came so (I presume), from Eng. with John and this s. by Trumbull, I. 105, said to have come from Roxbury, erron. as must be thot. for his obs. on John. But Cothren shows, that he of S. (wh. may never have seen R.) was one of he grantees of Woodbury in 1672, tho. he rem. not from S. but there d. 21 Dec. 1702, in his will of six days preced. nam. his ch. Sarah, wh. was b. Oct. 1642; Jonathan, Feb. 1644; Joshua, Oct. 1646; Abigail, Apr. 1650; Daniel, Nov. 1652; Elizabeth Feb. 1654; Ebenezer, July 1657; Zechariah, Nov. 1659; and Josiah, Aug. 1662. Wh. was his f. is uncert. His sec. w. was Sarah, wid. of William Goodrich, but all the ch. were by first w. whose name is not seen. Both h. and w. d. 1702, as is said. 

WILLIAM, Scituate 1643, br. of Richard, had Joseph, b. 1664; Benjamin, 1666; William, 1668; John, 1670; Miriam, 1673; Mehitable, 1675; Stephen, 1677; Sarah, [[vol. 1, p. 488]] 1679; and Samuel, 1681. WILLIAM, Salem, by w. Alice had Ann, b. 30 Aug. 1658; Sarah, 13 Oct. 1660, d. soon; William, 26 Dec. 1662; Abigail, a. 15 Aug. 1664; John, 14 May 1666; Elizabeth Jan. 1668; and Hannah, Aug. 1670; was one of the troop in 1678. ZACCHEUS, Salem, came in the James from Southmpton, 1635, was from Downtown, in Wiltsh. had gr. of ld. 1646, but prob. rem. to Gloucester, there by w. Joan had Mary, b. 12 May 1659, wh. m. 19 Apr. 1677, at S. Richard Friend. He had, also, Ephraim, wh. was. admor. on est. Nov. 1682, tho. the wid. was then liv. ZECARIAH, Stratford 1685, s. of William of the same, may have been of Bristol 1689, and one of Gallop's comp. 1690. Of this name, ten had been gr. at Harv. in 1834, and nineteen in other N. E. coll.

CURWIN, or CORWIN, GEORGE, Salem 1638, came with w. Elizabeth (wh. had been wid. of John White), and d. Abigail from Workington in Cumberland, where he was b. 10 Dec. 1610, had John, b. 25 or 28 July 1638; Jonathan, 1 Nov. 1640, bapt. 17 Jan. foll.; Abigail, 30 Nov. 1643; Hannah, b. 1, bapt. 4 Jan. 1616; and Elizabeth 2 July 1648. His w. whose fam. name was Herbert, it is said of Northampton, d. 1 Sept. 1668; and by sec. w. Elizabeth Brooks, wid. of Robert, d. of Gov. Edward Winslow, m. 22 Sept. 1669, he had Penelope, b. 7 Aug. bapt. 2 Oct. 1670; Susanna, 10 Dec. 1672, bapt. Jan. 1673; and George, b. 1674, d. soon; was freem. 1665, rep. 1666, 7, 9, 70, 2, 4, and 6, a selectman, capt. in Philip's war, and d. 3 or 6 Jan. 1685, leav. large est. Abigail m. 28 Aug. 1663, Eleazur Hathorne, and, next, Hon. James Russell; Hannah m. 29 Dec. 1664, William Browne, and d. 21 Nov. 1692; Penelope m. Josiah Wolcott; and Susanna m. Edward Lyde of Boston, and d. early. More lieut. is want. as to Abigail's sec. h. than the Geneal. Reg. affords, as also for the m. of Samuel Andrews to ano. ch. of Curwin's w. JOHN, Southold, L. I. perhaps s. of Matthias, freem. of Conn. 1662. JOHN, Salem, s. of George, freem. 1660, rep. 1679, d. 12 July 1683; m. May 1660, Margaret, d. of Gov. John Winthrop of Conn. wh. d. 28 Sept. 1697, had George, b. 26 Feb. 1666, wh. was a capt. in the mad exped. of Sir William Phips, 1690, against Quebec, and reward. by him when Gov. with the office of sheriff of Essex in the cruel execut. of that melancholy yr. of witchcraft, 1692, and d. 12 Apr. 1696. Other ch. were Elizabeth 28 Apr. 1668; Lucy, 1670; Hannah, 1672; and Samuel, 12 Oct. 1674. JONATAN, Salem, br. of the preced. freem. 1671, m. 20 Mar. 1676, Elizabeth d. of Jacob Sheaffe, wid. of Robert Gibbs, had beside Elizabeth b. 5 May 1678; Sarah, 1680; and Ann, 1 Aug. 1687; George, 21 May 1683, II. C. 1701, min. of first ch. in his nat. town, wh. d. 23 No. 1717, the f. of Samuel, H. C. 1735, of wh. a Memoir, illustrat. with much felicity of the ante-revolut. days, was pub. 1842, by George H. Ward, a descend. 

He was rep. 1681, and 9, an Assist. 1689, nam. couns. in the new Chart.was made a Judge for trial of witches 1692, of an unlawful special, Sup. Court, in place of Saltonstall; succeed Leverett in 1708, in the legitim. Sup. Ct. and d. 9 June [[vol. 1, p. 489]] 1718; but Essex Inst. II. 229, says, 25 July. MATTHIAS, Southold, L. I. had been early at Ipswich, it is said. SAMUEL, Boston, d. 16 Nov. 1698. Oft. this name is writ. Corwin, sometimes Currin, to conform to sound. The Curwens were a very ancient fam. in Cumberland; and the name being nearly or quite, extinct, it was assum. two or three generat. since, by Mr. Christian of the Isle of Man, wh. was a mem. of Parl. of some distinct. 60 yrs. ago.

CUSHING, CALE, Salisbury, s. of first John, ord. 9 Nov. 1698, m. 14 Mar. preced. Elizabeth a. of Rev. John Cotton of Plymouth, wid. of Rev. James Alling, his predecess. had Caleb, b. 10 Oct. 1703; James, 25 Nov. 1700, H. C. 1725, min. of Plaistow; John, 10 Apr. 1709, H. C. 129, min. of Boxford; and d. 25 Jan. 1725. DANIEL, Hingham, eldest s. of first Matthew, b. at Hingham, Eng. 1619, a wheelwright, came with his f. 1638, freem. 1671, rep. 1680, 2, and 95, m. 10 June 164, Lydia, d. of Edward Gilman, wh. d. 1689, had Peter, b. 1616; Daniel, 168; Deborah, 18 Nov. 1651; Jeremiah, 3, bapt. 9 July 16, H. C. 1676; Theophilus, 29 May, bapt. 7 June 1657; and Matthew, 1 July 1660. His sec. w. was Elizabeth wid. of John Thaxter, d. of Nicholas Jacob, m. 9 Mar. 1691, and she d. 1725, aged 93. He d. 3 Dec. 1700, hav. as third town clk. of H. render. says Lincoln, for many yrs. invalua. serv. to the mod. antiquary. I hope he rec. the names of his ds. if he had more than Deborah, m. 2 Sept. 1679, Henry Tarleton, and next, 31 Aug. 1686, Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge of Bristol. The will of C. of 11 Sept. 1693, writ. with admirab. precis. yet with much minuteness, fill. more than six close folio pages, is in our rec. XIV. 293. It provides for the recent w. five s. d. Deborah, and her h. Benjamin Woodbridge, and sis. Deborah, w. of Matthew Briggs. DANIEL, Hingham, s. of the preced. freem. 167 m. 8 Dec. 1680, Elizabeth d. of John Thaxter, had Elisha, and prob. other ch. DAVID, Exeter 1655. JAMES, Scituate, s. of first John was town clk. had James, and perhaps more. JEREMIAH, Boston 165, s. of first Matthew, b. in Eng. a mariner, of wh. no more is kn. exc. by the will of his elder br. Daniel, the Hingham patriarch, it appears, that the est. of Jeremiah had descena. in part to that testat. so that prob. the Boston sailor had no ch. tho. he had bef. 11 Mar. 1662 m. Elizabeth wid. of John Wilkie. JEREMIAH, Scituate, s. of first Daniel, had prech. at Haverhill, but was ord. at S. 27 May 191, m. 1 June 1685, Hannah, d. of Thomas Loring of Hingham, had Hannah, b. 1687; Ignatius, 1689; Jeremiah, 1695; and Ezekiel, 28 Apr. 1698; and d. 22 Mar. 1706. His wid. m. 1706, John Barker, and his s. John m. the same yr. her d. Hannah. JEREMIAH Scituate, br. of Caleb, m. 12 pr. 193, Judith Parmenter, had Jeremiah, b. 1696; Benjamin, 1700; John, 1703; and Ebenezer, 1710, perhaps rem. had a sec. w. m. 1715, Ann Coffin, and, contrary to the opin. of Deane, had a fam. but the particulars are not kn. to me. 

JOHN, Scituate, youngest [[vol. 1, p. 490]] s. of first Matthew, b. at old Hingham, 1627, came with his f. 1638, and m. at Hingham, 1607, Sarah, d. of Matthew Hawks, and in few yrs. mo. to S. had John, b. 28 Apr. 1662; Thomas, 26 Dec. 1663; Matthew, 23 Feb. 1665; Jeremiah, 13 July 1666, bef. ment.; James, 27 Jan. 1668, bef. ment.; Joshua, 27 Aug. 1670; Sarah, 26 Aug. 1671; Caleb, 6 Jan. 1673, bef. ment. H. 1692; Deborah, 14 Sept. 1674; Mary, tw. with last, d. 1698, unm.; Joseph, 23 Sept. 1677; and his w. d. 1679, prob. at b. of Benjamin, 4 Feb.; was selectman, rep. 1674, 6, 9, 82-6, an Assist. of Plymouth col. 1689-91; and first rep. under new Chart. of Mass. 1692, and 7, and d. 31 Mar. 1708. Sarah m. 20 Dec. 1689, David Jacob; and Deborah m. 19 Apr. 1699, Thomas Loring. Of Joshua, tho. he liv. to 1750, we kn. not whether he was m. and Deane says, he left no fam. The youngest s. Benjamin, was of Boston, a merch. ar. co. 1700, trad. to Barbados, perhaps never m. and is thot. not to have left fam. JOHN, Scituate, eldest s. of the preced. m. 20 May 1687, Deborah, d. of Thomas Loring, had Sarah, b. 8 Jan. 1689; a s. d. soon; Deborah, 4 Apr. 1693; John, 17 July 169; Elijah, 7 Mar. 1698; Mary, 24 Nov. 1700; Nazaeth, 11 Sept. 1703; Benjamin, 17 Apr. 1706; and Nathaniel, 9 July 1709, H. C. 1728; and she d. 1713. By sec. w. m. 1714, wid. Sarah Holmes, had Josiah, b. 29 Jan. 1715; and Mary, 24 Oct. 1716; was rep. 1701, couns. 1710-28, and Judge of Sup. Ct. from 178 to his d. 19 Jan. 1738. His s. John, also Judge of the Sup. Ct. was f. of William, H. C. 1751, one of the Justices of the Sup. Ct. of the U. S. appoint. by Washington, wh. d. 13 Sept. 1810. JOSEPH, Scituate, br. of the preced. m. 1 Jan. 1710, Mary, or Mercy, d. of Nathan Pickels (Deane, 259, and 32, is responsib. for both names), was a deac. had only s. Joseph, H. C. 1721, wh. was f. of Nathan, H. C. 173, one of the Judges of the Sup. Ct. MATTHEW, Hingham 1638, from Hingham in Co. Norfk. s. of Peter, b. in 1588, the yr. of the Spanish Armada, m. 5 Aug. 1613, Nazareth Pitcher, had, as by reg. of old Hingham appears, Daniel, bapt. 20 Apr. 1619; Jeremiah, 1 Jan. 1621; Matthew, 5 Apr. 1623; Deborah, 17 Feb. 1625; and John, whose bapt. is, I believe, omit. and I have heard, that it was in a neighbor: parish; came in the Diligent, emb. at Gravesend, 26 Apr. and land. at Boston 10 Aug. 1638, with that w. and those ch. He is the ancest. of all the myriads of this name in New Eng. and thence indefinitely spread; and d. 30 Dec. 1660. His wid. d. 1681, aged 95, as is said. Her sis. wid. Frances Ricroft came in the same voyage, but d. in few wks. aft. arr. In his will all the ch. exc. Deborah, wh. m. May 1648, Matthew Brig, are nam. as liv.; and the share to this s.-in-law was large. 

MATTHEW, Hingham S. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 25 Jan. 1603, Sarah, d. of Nicholas Jacob, had Matthew, the freem. of 1679, [[vol. 1, p. 491]] and other ch. MATTHEW, Hingham, s. of Daniel the first, m. 31 Dec. 1684, Jael, d. of John Jacob, had, beside four cb. wh. d. very early, Solomon, b. 2 Jan. 1692; Job, 19 July 1694, H. C. 1714, min. of Shrewsbury; Samuel, 14 Feb. 1699; Isaac, 28 Apr. 1701; and Jael, 14 Feb. 1706. His w. d. Dec. 170; and he d. 23 June 1715. MATTHEW, Hingham, s. of first John, m. 1689, Deborah, d. of John Jacob. PETER, Hingham, s. of Daniel the first, m. June 168, Hannah, d. of Matthew Hawke, wh. d. 4 Apr. 1737, had Peter, b. 1686; Jonathan, 1689, H. C. 1712, min. of Dover; and Stephen. THEOPHILUS, Hingham, came in the Griffin, 1633, with Gov. Haynes, at whose farm he liv. some yrs. He was from old Hingham, and d. in March 1679, aged a. 100 yrs. of wh. he was blind for 25, had, it is thot. no ch. THEOPHILS, Hingham, s. of the first Daniel, m. 1688, Mary, d. of John Thaxter, and this led, as in the early days was oft. found, to the union of the surv. parents of the young couple. THOMAS, Boston, s. of first John, m. 17 Oct. 1687, Deborah, d. of John Thaxter; had John, b. 6 Sept. 1688; Elizabeth bapt. 8 Nov. 1691; Thomas, 4 Feb. 1694, H. C. 1711; Margaret, 19 July 1696; Deborah, 18 June 1699; Jonathan, 16 Mar. 1701; Hannah, 17 Jan. 1703; and Samuel, 14 Jan. 170; was of ar. co. 1709, and mem. of the Counc. His w. d. 16 Feb. 1712, and he m. 8 Dec. foll. Mercy, wid. of Joseph Bridgham, d. of John Wensley, outliv. him, and d. 3 Oct. 1740, aged 72. Thomas, his s. was speaker; as rep. for Boston 1742-6, in wh. r. he d. and f. of the disting. patriot Thomas, H. C. 1744, speaker 1766, mem. of the Philadelphia Congress 1774, Lieut. Gov. of Mass. 1780-8, when he d. In 1838 thirty-three male descend. it is believ. of first Matthew had been gr. at Harv. of wh. nine were clerg. and an unusual proport. serv. in highly import. public office.

CUSHMAN, ELEAZER, Plymouth, s. of Elder Thomas, m. 12 Jan. 1687, Elizabeth Combes, perhaps d. of Francis, had Lydia, b. 13 Dec. foll.; John, 13 Aug. 1690; Moses, a. 1693; James; and William, 27 Oct. 1710. ELKANAH, Plymouth, br. of the preced. m. 16 Feb. 1677, Elizabeth Cole, had Elkanah, b. 15 Sept. 1678; James, 20 Oct. 1679; and Jabez, 28 Dec. 1681, d. in May foll. The mo. d. 4 Jan. 1682, and he m. Martha, d. of Jacob Cooke, had Allerton, 21 No. 1683; Elizabeth 17 Jan. 1686; Josiah, 21 Mar. 1688; Martha, bapt. 1691; and Mehitable, b. 8 Oct. 1693. ISAAC, Plymouth, s. of Thomas, rep. 1689-91, for P.; but bec. a min. of Plympton, ord. 1698, d. 21 Oct. 1732, aged 83 by exagger. By w. Rebecca Rickard, whose f. is not told, he had Isaac, b. 15 Nov. 1676; Rebecca, 30 Nov. 1678; Mary, 12 Oct. 1682; Sarah, 17 Apr. 1684; Ichabod, 30 Oct. 1686; and Fear, 10 Mar. 1689. JAMES, Scituate, from 163 to 48, says Deane. His will, 25 Apr. 1648, pro. 24 May foll. names only cous. It is not easy to offer a reasona. conject. wh. he was. [[vol. 1, p. 492]] ROBERT, Plymouth, one of the most active promot. of the migrat. from Holland in 1620 of the pilgr. in the Mayflower, of wh. he was one, but when adverse circumstances compel. that ship to put back, he gave up his place for the good of other companions in the Speedwell, wh. was abandon.; came next yr. in the Fortune, arr. 10 Nov. the first ship after the Mayflower, with s. Thomas, yet staid here only one month, went home in the same little bark, and came again no more. He had m. at Leyden, 3 June 1617, Mary Singleton (on the Dutch rec. spell. Chingelton), of Sandwich, he being designat. a woolcarder of Canterbury, both in Co. Kent. The first sermon preach. in N. E. was by him, on the highly appropr. subject of self-denial. He was constant in ser. at London for the emigr. and in Dec. 1624 spoke of his hope of com. in the next season; but Gov. Bradford notes, that he was d. bef. receipt of his answer from Plymouth of June 1625; and his fam. came soon aft. to partake in the fortunes of the planta. By gen. consent, he was assign. a sh. in the div. of ld. with the comers of the Mayflower. Davis, in Morton's Memo. 128. Young's Chron. of the Pilgr. 93. 249. THOMAS, Plymouth, s. of the preced. was brot. by him, in the Fortune, 1621, aged 14 only, and on ret. of his f. next mo. gi. to Gov. Bradford, wh. brot. him up, was chos. Rul. Elder 1649, after Brewster, and ord. 6 Apr. This "precious servant of God"d. 10 Dec. 1691, aged 83; by w. Mary, d. of Isaac Allerton, the latest suriv. of the blessed comp. of the Mayflower, wh. d. 1699, aged 89, had Thomas, b. 16 Sept. 1637; Isaac, 8 Feb. 1648, bef. ment.; Elkanah, 1 June 1651; Fear, 20 June 1653; Eleazer, 20 Feb. 1657; Sarah, wh. m. 11 Apr. 1661, John Hawks of Lynn, as his sec. w.; Mary, m.... a Hutchinson of Lynn, and was d. bef. 1690; and Lydia, wh. m. William Harlow jr. THOMAS, Plymouth, s. of the preced. m. 17 Nov. 1664, Ruth, d. of John Howland, wh. d. soon after, but had first brot. him Robert, b. 4 Oct. 1664; and he m. 16 Oct. 1679, Abigail Fuller, and had Job, a. 1680; Bartholomew; Samuel, b. 16 July 1687; and Benjamin, bapt. 1 Mar. 1691. Twelve of this name had been gr. at the N. E. coll. in 1834.

CUTHBERTSON, CUTHBERT, Plymouth, came in the Ann, 1623, and in the div. of lds. next season, was count. for six heads, if the rec. be right, yet at div. of cattle, 1627, he, and w. Sarah, wh. I presume, had been wid. of Digory Priest (that d. at Plymouth 1 Jan. 1621), and m. 21 Nov. foll. at Leyden, and s. Samuel are all; but we may suppose, that some ds. had been m. in the interval, and at this div. are count. by other names. Sarah, his d. m. 1630, John Coombs, it is said, and ano. m. Phineas Pratt. He was a Dutchman, unit. with the fathers at Leyden, and Winslow gives his name, as, perhaps, in earlier life, the man wrote it, Godbert Godbertson. He d. bef. 23 Oct. 1633, the date of inv. of [[vol. 1, p. 493]] both hims. and w. so that she was prob. d. a short time bef. By descend. the last syllable of the surname is now reject. Davis, in Morton, 379. SAMUEL, Plymouth 1643, s. of the preced. was one of the orig. purch. of Dartmouth in 1652, and most prob. had fam. beyond my knowl.

CUTLER, DAVID, Boston, s. of John, the surg. had w. Ann, and two ch. whose names are not heard, d. 8 Oct. 1730. JAMES, Watertown, by w. Ann had James, b. 6 Nov. 1635; Hannah, 26 July 1638; Elizabeth 28 Jan. 1640, d. soon; and Mary, 29 Mar. 1643. His w. d. Sept. in the foll. yr. and he m. 9 Mar. 1645, Mary, wid. of Thomas King, had Elizabeth 29 July 1646; Thomas, a. 1648; Sarah; Joanna; Jemima; John, 19 Mar. 1663; Samuel, 18 Nov. 1664; Phebe; and, perhaps, one or more of the latest were by third w. Phebe, d. of John Page. He had rem. 1648 to an outlying planta. call. Cambridge Farms, now Lexington, and there his will of 24 Nov. 1684, call. hims. 78 yrs. old, was made, and yet not pro. bef. 20 Aug. 1694. Ann m. prob. John Coller; Elizabeth m. John Parmenter of Sudbury; Sarah m. Thomas Waite; and Joanna m. Philip Russell. JAMES, Cambridge, s. of the preced. m. 15 June 1665, Lydia, wid. of Samuel Wright, d. of John Moore of Sudbury, had James, b. 12 May 1666; Ann, 20 Apr. 1669; Samuel, and Joseph, tw. 2 May 1672; John, 14 Apr. 1675; Thomas, 15 Dec. 1677; and Elizabeth 14 Mar. 1681; and he d. 31 July 1685. His will was made 3 days bef. In some circumstances this name has been read Cutter, from the easy confus. of the clk. writ. indifferently, single or double t bef. the l. JOHN, Hingham, came in 1637, with w. seven ch. and one serv. from some part of Norfolk, Eng. and d. I suppose, a. 1671, for next yr. his wid. Mary, then bec. Hewet, join. with s. Nathaniel of Reading, Samuel of Topsfield, and Thomas of Charlestown, in sale of the est. at H. JOHN, Woburn, m. 3 Sept. 1650, Olive Thompson, had Mary, b. 7 Aug. 1651, d. young; Susanna, 22 Mar. 1653; and Mary, again, 5 May 1663. He d. of the smallpox, 1678 or 9. Mary m. 2 Mar. 1682, tho. ano. rec. says 20 June 1684, Matthew Smith. Ano. JOHN of Woburn, perhaps, m. 12 May 1682, Susanna Baker, prob. d. of John, but may have rem. aft. hav. John, b. 7 Dec. 1684, d. soon. JOHN, Charlestown, s. of Robert, b. prob. in Eng. by w. Ann had John, b. a. 1650; Timothy; Sarah, 20 Oct. 1655; Samuel, 1 Aug. 1658; Robert bapt. 22 Nov. 1663; Rebecca, 11 Nov. 1666; and Mary, 21 Nov. 1669; was deac. 1673, ar. co. 1681, rep. 1680 and 2. His w. Ann d. 24 July 1681, and he m. again, 29 Oct. 1684, Mehitable, wid. of William Hilton, d. of Increase Nowell, d. 26 Mar. 1694. Most of his ch. d. under mid. age; but Sarah m. 29 Oct. 1688, William Eustis; and Rebecca: had two hs. yet d. 25 Jan. 1714; Samuel liv. few days over 30 yrs.; and Mary, d. 1 Sept. 1703. He serv. a capt. in some exped. in Philip's war, and was gr.f. of Rev. Timothy, H. C. 1701, D. D. and head of Yale Coll. afterwards rector of Christ's church, Boston, wh. d. 17 Aug. 1765, aged 81. His w. Ann. d. of Robert Woodmansey. in ano. rec. is report. to have d. 30 Aug. 183, a 56. Mather, VI. 78, tells, of course, a wonderful story of the d. of her s. Robert at same hour in [[vol. 1, p. 494]] Barbados. JOHN, Charlestown, s. of the preced. by w. Martha, d. of John Wiswall of Boston, m. 23 Apr. 1674, had Margaret, wh. d. 8 Mar. 1678; John, b. 27 Sept. 1678, bapt. 18 July 1680; Margaret, again, 14, bapt. 19 Dec. 1680, prob. d. young; Timothy, bapt. June 1684, H. C. 1701; Margaret, again, b. 9 Jan. 1691; Ruth, bapt. 21 May 1693; and Sarah, 3, bapt. 8 Sept. 1695. He was major, and d. 12 Aug. 1708. JOHN, Hingham, a surg. wh. chang. his name from John Demesmaker, m. 4 Jan. 1675, Mary, d. of Edward Cowell, had John, b. 6 Aug. 1676; Peter, 7 July 1679; Mary, 24 July 1682; Hannah, June 1685; Abigail, 1 Nov. 1687, d. in few mos.; David, 1 Nov. 1689; Ruth, 22 Feb. 1692; Elizabeth 7 Sept. 1695; and Abigail, again, 30 May 1699, the last two at Boston, to wh. he rem. for perman. resid. and here d. 1717. His wid. had admin. of his good est. 30 Nov. of that yr. His eldest s. JOHN foll. the f's profess. m. 21 Aug. 1716, Joanna, wid. of Thomas Richards, whose maid. name was Dodd, but had no issue. JOHN Cambridge Farms, or Lexington, s. of the first James, m. 1 Jan. 1694, Mary, d. of Isaac Stearns, had Samuel, b. 20 Dec. 1694; John, 1 June 1696; Ebenezer, 24 July 1700; Mary, 1 Apr. 1702; and Sarah, 20 Apr. 1704. NATHANIEL Reading, s. of the first John, had Mary, b. 15 July 1656; Nathaniel, 12 Mar. 1659; Hannah 9 June 1662; and perhaps more, aft. or bef. or both. NATHANIEL, Charlestown, s. of Robert, by w. Elizabeth Carter, m. 9 Sept. 1668, wh d. 3. Nov. 1694, had Nathaniel, bapt. 3 Apr. 1670; Joseph, 2 Apr. 1671; Elizabeth 3 Aug. 1673; Timothy, 19 Sept. 1675; and Rebecca, 14 Oct. 1677; was freem. 1674, and d. 13 Aug. 1678. NATHANIEL,Reading, s. of Nathaniel the first, d. says the gr.stone, 7 June 1714. PETER, sec. s. of Dr. John, had, by w. Ruth, Elizabeth b. 22 Oct. 1707; Mary, 20 Dec. 1708; and John; and d. 1722. ROBERT, Charlestown 1637, freem. 2 May 1638, deac. 1659, d. 7 Mar. 1665, leav. w. Rebecca and ch. beside John, bef. ment.; Rebecca, m. 1649, Abraham Errington; Hannah, m. 29 Aug. 1654, Matthew Griffin; and Nathaniel, bapt. 8 Nov. 1640, H. C. 1663. He had good est. by his will, made 1 May preced. his d. distrib. to w. four ch. and to gr.childr. beside beq. to officers of the church. SAMUEL, Marblehead 1654, was 71 yrs. old in 1700. SAMUEL, Topsfield, br. of the first Nathaniel, may be the man at Gloucester, whose w. Elizabeth hav. brot. him, at Salem, Samuel in 1661, and Ebenezer in 1664, d. 17 Mar. 1693, at T. SAMUEL, Charlestown, by w. Dorothy, d. of Abraham Bell, m. 30 June 1681, had Samuel, b. 4 May, bapt. 9 Dec. 1683; Abraham, b. 6 July 1685, bapt. in Boston at O. S. ch. 3 Jan. foll. His wid. m. 3 Dec. 1698, Josiah Treadway. THOMAS, Reading, br. of Nathaniel of the same, m. 9 Mar. 1660, Mary, d. of Bridget Very, had Thomas, b. 24 Feb. 1661; Sarah, 1666; Ruth, 1668; David, 1670; and Jonathan, 1678; and, perhaps, rem. to Charlestown, there d. 7 Dec. 1683. THOMAS, Lexington, or Cambridge Farms, s. of the first James, by w. Abigail had Abigail, b. 31 Oct. 1674; Thomas, 19 Jan. 1678; Mary, 1 Mar. 1681; Hannah, 7 Mar. 1683; James, bapt. 9 Jan. 1687; Jonathan, 17 June 1688; and Benjamin, b. 4 July, bapt. 3 Oct. 1697, at Watertown, as were the two preced. THOMAS, Reading, s. of Thomas of the same, m. 30 Dec. 1686, Elizabeth Felch or Fitch. TIMOTHY Charlestown, s. of deac. John, by w. Elizabeth d. of William Hilton, m. 22 Dec. 1673, had Elizabeth bapt. 10 Oct. 1675; William, 9 May 1680; Ann, b. 2, bapt. 8 Jan. 1682; Robert, 30 Dec. 1683; Mary, 19 Feb. 1688, Rebecca, 16 Feb. 1690, and Mary, again, 16 May 1693. He went with his f. as a blacksmith in some part of Philip╒s war. His wid. Elizabeth in her will, pro. 10 Nov. 1694, names no ch. but Joseph.

CUTT (or CUTTS in modern days), JOHN, Portsmouth (s. of that Richard, a mem. of Oliver's parliam. 1654, in wh. yr. he d.) was a merch. from Wales, m. 30 July 1662, Hannah Star, had John, b. 30 June 1663; Elizabeth 30 Nov. 1664, d. next yr.; Hannah, 29 July 1666; Mary, 17 Nov. 1669; and Samuel; was appoint. by the crown, 1679, [[vol. 1, p. 495]] presid. of the prov. undertook the office next yr. and d. 27 Mar. 1681, leav. large est. A sec. w. Ursula sur. but was k. by the Ind. 1694, on a Saturday, as Mather tells, VII. 86; and from Belkn. we may guess it was on 21 July. Hannah m. 16 Feb. 1681, Richard Waldron, d. 14 Feb. 1683; and Mary m. 1 July 1687, Samuel Penhallow. Belkn. I. 90. 1. 141. Chalmers, 490. JOHN, Portsmouth, prob. s. of the preced. join. with the gr. body of his neighb. in that addr. 20 Feb. 1690, for jurisdict. of Mass. RICHARD, Portsmouth, mariner, br. of the preced. was, I find, engag. here bef. 1647; freem. of Mass. 1665, and rep. same yr. as also 1669-70, 72-76, in wh. yr. he had command at the fort, and d. He had prosecut. the trade of fishing much at Isle of Shoals and P.; left Margaret, wh. m. 8 Dec. 1668, William Vaughan, d. 22 Jan. 1693, aged 40; and Bridget, w. of Thomas Daniel, and aft. of Thomas Graffort, but d. a wid. 29 May 1701. RICHARD, Portsmouth, s. of Robert, by w. Joanna, d. of Thomas Wills of Kittery, had Richard, b. 5 Apr. 1698, wh. d. 30 Mar. 1795. ROBERT Portsmouth, br. of John, went to Barbados, from N. E. came back, liv. at Kittery, a. 1663, built many vessels; by sec. w. Mary had Richard, bef. ment.; Elizabeth Wh. m. Humphrey Eliot; Robert; Bridget, wh. m. Rev. William Scriven; Mary; and Sarah. His will, of 18 June 1674, pro. 6 July foll. names s. Richard, also, so that we may assume he was b. by the former w. In the inv. of £890, large for that neighb. are includ. eight negro slaves, but their aggreg. value is only £111. His wid. m. Francis Champernoon. ROBERT, Portsmouth, s. of the preced. m. Dorcas, d. of Joseph Hammond of Kittery. Of this fam. five had been, in 1823, gr. at Harv. and two of them were memb. of Congr.

CUTTER, EPHRAIM, Charlestown S. of Richard, m. 11 Feb. 1679, Bethia Wood, had Ephraim; Jonathan, b. 5 May 1685; Bethia, 2 Dec. 1686; both these at Cambridge; Mary, d. young; Hannah, 22 July 1690; and John, 23 July 1700. GERSHOM, Cambridge, br. of the preced. m. 6 Mar. 1678, Lydia Hall, d. of wid. Mary, had Gershom, b. 1 June 1679; Lydia, 14 Sept. 168; Hannah, 6 Nov. 1684; and Isabel, 9 May 1687; and he d. 1738. NATHANIEL, Cambridge, youngest s. of Richard, m. 8 Oct. 1688, Mary, d. of Thomas Fillebrown, wh. d. 14 Mar. 1714, had Nathaniel, Jacob, Mary, Ebenezer, John, Richard, and Elizabeth but the two last by sec. w. Elizabeth RICHARD, Cambridge, freem. 2 June 1641, ar. co. 1643, by first w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 15 July 1645, d. at 18 yrs.; Samuel, 3 Jan. 1647; Thomas, 19 July 1648, d. soon; William, 22 Feb. 1650; Ephraim; Gershom; and Mary; all, says Mitchell, b. and bapt. in this ch. exc. Thomas. His w. d. 5 Mar. 1662, not 1663, as Harris, Epit. I. has it, aged a. 42, and he m. 14 Feb. 1663, Harris, 23 (wh. was bef. the d. of Elizabeth as by him giv.) Frances, wid. of Isaac Amsden, had Nathaniel, 11 Dec. 1663, bapt. 24 Jan. 1664; [[vol. 1, p. 496]] Rebecca, 5 Sept. bapt. 8 Oct. 1665; Hepzibah, 11 Nov. bapt. 1 Dec1667, d. at 3 mos. Elizabeth b. 1 Mar. 1669; Hepzibah, again, 15 Aug. 1671; Sarah, 31 Aug. 1673; and Ruhamah; and he d. 16 June 1693, aged a. 72. Frances, his. w. outliv. him; and his d. Mary m. Nathaniel Sanger; Rebecca m. 9 Dec. 1688, Thomas Fillebrown; Elizabeth m. a Hall; and Sarah m. 5 Dec. 1700, James Locke of Woburn. WILLIAM, Cambridge 1636, freem. 18 Apr. 1637, ar. co. 1638, br. of the preced. was liv. some yrs. later; had gr. 1648, of ld. in C. and in short time aft. went home, and sent power of Atty. in 1653 to his br. Corlet from Newcastle on Tyne. Elizabeth I think his mo. wh. d. 10 Jan. 1664, in her will of 16 Feb. preced. calls hers. a. 87 yrs. says she has liv. now a. 20 yr. with Mr. Elijah Corlet, wh. m. her d. Barbara, and gives them all her little prop. mak. the d. extrix. WILLIAM, Cambridge, s. of Richard, had, by w. Rebecca Rolfe, Elizabeth b. 5 Mar. 1681; Richard, 13 Nov. 1682; Mary, wh. d. 6 Apr. 1685, 2 mos. old; Hannah, 20 May 1688; John, 15 Oct. 1690; Rebecca, 18 Jan. 1693; William, a. 1697; Samuel 14 June 1700; Sarah, bapt. 18 Oct. 1702; and Ammi Ruhamah, 6 May 1705, H. C. 1725, min. of North Yarmouth; and d. 1 Apr 1723. Four of this name had been gr. at Harv. in 1834, and six at other N. E. coll.

CUTTING, JAMES, Watertown, S. of Richard, m. 16 June 1679, Hannah, perhaps d. of John Collar, had James, b. 20 Mar. 1680; Richard, 10 Dec. 1683; Thomas, 10 Nov. 1685; Jonathan, and David, tw. 12 Jan. 1688; and Hezekiah, 17 Feb. 1689. JOHN Watertown 1636, aft. at Charlestown, thence rem. was a. 1642 at Newbury; had Sarah, m. James Brown; and Mary, m. 9 Nov. 1657, Samuel Moody. He made many voyages, and brot. very many passeng. from Eng. and d. 20 Nov. 1650. His wid. Mary m. John Miller, and d. 6 Mar. 1664. JOHN, Boston 1655. JOHN, Watertown, s. of Richard, m. 9 Feb. 1672, Susan, eldest ch. of Robert Harrington, had Susanna, b. 4 June 1673; Sarah, 1675; Mary, d. 29 Nov. 1677; Elizabeth b. 10 May 1678; John, 10 Mar. 1680; Robert, 15 Oct. 1683; and George, 26 Apr. 1686. He d. 1689, as also did, prob. all the ch. exc. John, bef. his f. wh. nam. this gr.ch. in his will. His wid. m. 21 Apr. 160, Eleazer Beers; and next, 2 Jan. 1705, Peter; Cloyse. RICHARD, Watertown, came in the Elizabeth from Ipswich, 1634, a youth of 11 yrs. under care of Henry Kimball; by w. Sarah wh. d. 4 Nov. 1685, aged 60, had James, b. 26 Jan. 1648; John, bef. ment.; Susanna; Sarah, 2 Sept. 1661; and Lydia, 1 Sept. 1666, beside Zechariah, wh. may have been the eldest. He made his will 24 June 1694, in wh. he ment. the four ch. alive, and ch. of John, nam. John, and ch. of Sarah nam. Elizabeth Susanna m. 2 June 1672, Peter Newcomb of Braintree; Sarah m. 5 Mar. 1683, John Barnard, jr. and d. 6 May [[vol. 1, p. 497]] 1694; and Lydia m. Henry Spring. WILLIAM, a passeng. in the Elizabeth from Ipswich, 1634, aged 26. It my be ask. if he were relat. to the youth Richard, wh. came in the same ship with him, or of John, wh. was master of the Francis, wh. sail. on the same day from the same port, and both reach. Boston the same day, without loss of any passeng. Yet here the answer will come from, or what it will be, is beyond conject.


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