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Daniel Cushing

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Death: Died in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Old Ship Cemetery, Hingham, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Cushing, Sr. and Nazareth Cushing
Husband of Elizabeth Thaxter (Jacob) and Lydia Clark Cushing
Father of Peter Cushing; Daniel Cushing, Jr.; Deborah Woodbridge; Rev. Jeremiah Cushing; Hon. Rev. Theophilus Cushing, Sr. and 2 others
Brother of Jeremiah Capt. Cushing; Matthew Cushing, Jr.; Deborah Briggs; John Cushing and J

Occupation: 7th great grandfather, wheelwright, storekeeper
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About Daniel Cushing, Esq.

Daniel Cushing left a full and minute will, dated 11 September 1693. A lot of l and was granted to him by the Town of Hingham in 1665. He was a wheelwright and became a freeman in 1671, was an active magistrate and for many years Town Clerk of Hingham, and by the faithful discharge of the duties of this last officerendered invaluable service to the modern antiquary. From 1682 and for many years he kept a country store. Selectman in 1665 and for many years after. In theyears 1680, 1682 and 1695, he was delegate to the General Court. A work has be en published, styled (Extracts from the Minutes of Daniel Cushing, of Hingham,with a photograph of his manuscript, etc.) Boston - folio. Press of John Wilson & Son, 1865; printed by Lincoln. Henry Austin Whitney, of Boston, prepared anaddition containing a list of names of persons from Hingham, England, and printed by Drake. Mr. Cushing had a general store and along with his daily accounts he recorded many of the town's events and considerable of it's gossip; - the time Israel Leavitt abused Mr. and Mrs. Norton with base speeches, Mr. Norton being the minister; the time his boy and the minister's son imbibed too freely; the hasty marriages and other items of popular interest. His record is a valuable one as well as amusing. A photographic copy of it is a unique addition to Massachusetts Historical literature. At the age of seventy, his wife having been dead several years, he enters in his diary his courtship with the widow Thatcher as follows:

"Nov 27, 1689, bargained with E.T. Dec. 3, 1689, E.T. denied t he bargain Dec. 13, 1689, Agreed again May 1, 1690, Agreed."

The wedding f ollowed soon after this entry. The bride was Elizabeth Jacob Thatcher, his first wife's cousin. His son Daniel married her daughter..

DANIEL, Hingham, elde st son of first Matthew, born at Hingham, England 1619, a wheelwright, came with his father 1638, freeman 1671, representative 1680, 1682, and 1695, married 10 June 1645, Lydia, daughter of Edward Gilman, who died 1689, had Peter, born 1646; Daniel, 1648; Deborah, 18 November 1651; Jeremiah, 3, baptized 9 July 1654, H. C. 1676; Theophilus, 29 May, baptized 7 June 1657; and Matthew, 15 July 1660. His second wife was Elizabeth widow of John Thaxter, daughter of Nicholas Jacob, married 9 March 1691, and she died 1725, aged 93. He died 3 December 1700, having as third town clerk of Hingham rendered says Lincoln, for many years invaluable service to the modest antiquary. I hope he recorded the names of hisdaughters if he had more than Deborah, married 25 September 1679, Henry Tarleton, and next, 31 August 1686, Reverend Benjamin Woodbridge of Bristol. The willof Cushing of 11 September 1693, written with admirable precision yet with much minuteness, filled more than six close folio pages, is in our records XIV. 293. It provides for the recent wife, five sons, daughter Deborah, and her husband Benjamin Woodbridge, and sister Deborah, wife of Matthew Briggs.

"To Danie l Cushing, that town [Hingham] is indebted for the first accurate records of the proceedings of the town. His clerkship commenced in 1669, and the method and neatness of the records for many years, does him much credit."

He is buried at Hingham's Old Ship Church. -------------------- Daniel Cushing left a full and minute will, dated 11 September 1693. A lot of land was granted to him by the Town of Hingham in 1665. He was a wheelwright and became a freeman in 1671, was an active magistrate and for many years Town Clerk of Hingham, and by the faithful discharge of the duties of this last office rendered invaluable service to the modern antiquary. From 1682 and for many years he kept a country store. Selectman in 1665 and for many years after. In the years 1680, 1682 and 1695, he was delegate to the General Court. A work has been published, styled (Extracts from the Minutes of Daniel Cushing, of Hingham, with a photograph of his manuscript, etc.) Boston - folio. Press of John Wilson & Son, 1865; printed by Lincoln. Henry Austin Whitney, of Boston, prepared an addition containing a list of names of persons from Hingham, England, and printed by Drake. Mr. Cushing had a general store and along with his daily accounts he recorded many of the town's events and considerable of it's gossip; - the time Israel Leavitt abused Mr. and Mrs. Norton with base speeches, Mr. Norton being the minister; the time his boy and the minister's son imbibed too freely; the hasty marriages and other items of popular interest. His record is a valuable one as well as amusing. A photographic copy of it is a unique addition to Massachusetts Historical literature. At the age of seventy, his wife having been dead several years, he enters in his diary his courtship with the widow Thatcher as follows:

"Nov 27, 1689, bargained with E.T. Dec. 3, 1689, E.T. denied the bargain Dec. 13, 1689, Agreed again May 1, 1690, Agreed."

The wedding followed soon after this entry. The bride was Elizabeth Jacob Thatcher, his first wife's cousin. His son Daniel married her daughter..

DANIEL, Hingham, eldest son of first Matthew, born at Hingham, England 1619, a wheelwright, came with his father 1638, freeman 1671, representative 1680, 1682, and 1695, married 10 June 1645, Lydia, daughter of Edward Gilman, who died 1689, had Peter, born 1646; Daniel, 1648; Deborah, 18 November 1651; Jeremiah, 3, baptized 9 July 1654, H. C. 1676; Theophilus, 29 May, baptized 7 June 1657; and Matthew, 15 July 1660. His second wife was Elizabeth widow of John Thaxter, daughter of Nicholas Jacob, married 9 March 1691, and she died 1725, aged 93. He died 3 December 1700, having as third town clerk of Hingham rendered says Lincoln, for many years invaluable service to the modest antiquary. I hope he recorded the names of his daughters if he had more than Deborah, married 25 September 1679, Henry Tarleton, and next, 31 August 1686, Reverend Benjamin Woodbridge of Bristol. The will of Cushing of 11 September 1693, written with admirable precision yet with much minuteness, filled more than six close folio pages, is in our records XIV. 293. It provides for the recent wife, five sons, daughter Deborah, and her husband Benjamin Woodbridge, and sister Deborah, wife of Matthew Briggs.

"To Daniel Cushing, that town [Hingham] is indebted for the first accurate records of the proceedings of the town. His clerkship commenced in 1669, and the method and neatness of the records for many years, does him much credit."

Sources: 1. The Genealogy of the Cushing Family (An account of the Ancestors and Descendants of Matthew Cushing, who came to America in 1638) by James Cushing, The Perrault Printing Co - Montreal, 1905. First Edition, 1877, by Lemuel Cushing, D1881 (Finished by his family) Pg 23ff. 2. Joseph Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Originally published 1860. 3. Cushing, by Barbara Cushing Walker, October, 1996 4. The Story of the Gilmans and a Gilman Genealogy of the descendants of Edward Gilman of Hingham England 1550-1950 - by Constance Le Neve Gilman Ames and printed for the author by Shields Rainier Printing Company - Yakima, Washington 5. FamilySearch™ Pedigree Resource File -------------------- ID: I443410

Name: Daniel Cushing

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 20 APR 1619 in Hingham, Norfolk, England

Death: 3 DEC 1700 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Baptism: 20 APR 1619 Hingham, Norfolk, England

Note:

Ref; The Pilgrims of Boston and their Descendants, Pg. 353

Ref; Memorials of the Cushing Family, of Hingham and Scituate, New England, Descendants of Daniel Cushing, Esq. and Hon. John Cushing, sons of Deacon Matthew Cushing, of Hingham, Norfolk County, Old England, in 1638. by; J. S. Loring.

Ref: The Compendium of American Genealogy, 1600s-1800s, First Families of America, Page 633, "- Daniel (1619-1700). magistrate, selectman, town clk.; rep. Gen., Ct. 1680, 82, 85: m 1st. 1645, Lydia Gilman (d.1689: Edwd.10 m. Mary Clark);

Ref: Colonial Families, Volume VII, Sloan Family, Page 437

Father: Matthew Cushing b: in Hingham, Norfolk, England

Mother: Nazareth Pitcher b: 30 OCT 1586 in Hingham, Norfolk, England

Marriage 1 Lydia Clark Gilmam b: ABT 1620 in Hingham, Norfolk, England

Married: 19 JAN 1643/44 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

Children

Peter Cushing b: ABT 29 MAR 1646 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Daniel Cushing , II * b: 23 JUL 1648 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Deborah Cushing b: 13 NOV 1651 in England
Jeremiah Cushing b: 3 JUL 1654 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Theophilus Cushing b: 7 JUN 1657 in Highham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Matthew Cushing b: 15 JUL 1660 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

Marriage 2 Elizabeth Gilman Jacob , * b: 1632 in Hingham, Norfolk, England

Married: 23 MAR 1690/91

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Daniel Cushing, Esq.'s Timeline

1619
April 20, 1619
Norwich, Norfolk, UK
April 20, 1619
Hingham,England
April 20, 1619
Hingham, , , England
April 20, 1619
Hingham,Norfolk,England
April 20, 1619
Hingham,Norfolk,England
1634
1634
Age 14
1645
January 19, 1645
Age 25
Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1646
March 29, 1646
Age 26
Hingham,Plymouth,Massachusetts
1648
July 23, 1648
Age 29
Hingham,Plymouth,Massachusetts
1651
November 13, 1651
Age 32
Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony