Capt. James Cudworth, Jr.

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James Cudworth, Jr

Birthplace: Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in Scituate, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of General James Cudworth and Mary Sarah Cudworth
Husband of Mary Cudworth
Father of Mary Cudworth; Sarah Cudworth; James Cudworth, III; Joanna Coleman; John Cudworth and 2 others
Brother of Baby Cudworth; Jonathan Cudworth; Israel Cudworth and Hannah Jones
Half brother of Mary Elizabeth Whitcomb

Occupation: Captain
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About Capt. James Cudworth, Jr.

Source: Records of the Cudworth Family, A History of the Ancestors and Descendants of James Cudworth of Scituate, MA;

W. John Calder; 1941; p. 24

"James Cudworth, like all of the young men of the Scituate settlement, received a good family education, since the heads of these families were substantial men, largely from Kent, England and were themselves similarly endowed. James at an early age joined the militia, and in 1652 at the age of 17 was a captain. In 1654-5 he married Mary Howland, daughter of Henry, and niece of John (the pilgrim of the Mayflower). James left no will and no division of property, but the Court appointed Mary his Administratrix."

"The Howlands In America" William Howland The Pilgrim John Howland Society Detroit, MI: 1939

"The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633" Robert Charles Anderson Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. "MARY, b. say 1643; m. by 1665 James Cudworth (eldest child b. Scituate 3 June 1665)."

"New England Marriages Prior To 1700" Clarence A. Torrey, (as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001) "CUDWORTH, James2 (1635-1697) & Mary [HOWLAND] (-1699); by 1665; Scituate"

[1053] [S60] Records of the Cudworth Family; W. John Calder; 1941; p. 22

[1054] [S60] Records of the Cudworth Family; W. John Calder; 1941; p. 22

[4990] [S60] Records of the Cudworth Family; W. John Calder; 1941; p. 22


From Deane’s History of Scituate:6

"Capt. James, the oldest son [of General James Cudworth], had lands in Freetown, in his father's right, and my have resided there for a time, but most of his children are recorded in Scituate. They were mary born 1667, Sarah 1669, Capt. James 1670, who deceased at Freetown, 1729, Joanna 1671, (wife of Zachary Colman 1696), Elizabeth 1672, Abigail 1674, John 1677. John (last named) settled in Scituate, and left sons John born 1706, James 1715, both of whom left sons.

"Capt. James, sen. decesaed before 1699. His widow Mary deceased 1699, leaving legacies 'to sons James and John, and daughters Mary, Sarah, Joanna Colman, and Eliz. and Abigail.'

"John (born 1706, above named) married Mary Briggs, 1731, his sons were John, jr. and Capt. Joseph. John, jr. married Elizabeth Clap 1772, and had sons John, Job, Charles, Abiel, Arvin. This family resided on Hooppole neck. Capt. Joseph married Elizabeth Souther 1775, and has sons Elijah of Scituate and Peter of Boston"

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Capt. James Cudworth, Jr.'s Timeline

May 3, 1635
Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 29
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
March 14, 1667
Age 31
April 13, 1669
Age 33
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Age 34
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
August 8, 1671
Age 36
May 2, 1674
Age 38
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
January 9, 1677
Age 41
Dartmouth, Bristol County, Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts)
March 4, 1677
Age 41
Portsmouth, Newport, RI
December 17, 1697
Age 62
Scituate, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)