Theophilus Cushing, Sr. (1657 - 1718) MP

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Birthplace: Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Hingham, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
Occupation: Farmer, minister and farmer
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About Theophilus Cushing, Sr.

Theophilus was minister of first church in Scituate, ordained May 27, 1691.

His will was made 3 January 1718. He resided on Main Street, South Hingham. He was a farmer, Selectman 1697, 1707, 1715. Representative 1702-04, 1707 and 1713. He married 28 November 1688, Mary, daughter of John Thaxter, and this led, as in the early days was often found, to the union of the surviving parents of the young couple. Theophilus purchased from his aunt, widow of Mathias Briggs, the latter's homestead near Pear Tree Hill.

THEOPHILUS, b. in Hing. June 7, 1657. m. Nov. 28, 1688, Mary Thaxter, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Jacob) Thaxter.She was b. in Hing. Aug. 19, 1667, and surviving him, m. secondly, Jan. 11, 1721-22, Capt. Joseph Herrick of Beverly, Mass. Capt. Theophilus Cushing d. 7 Jan. 1717-18, æt. 61st yr. In his will, dated 3 Jan. 1717-18, gives 'to wife Mary,thirty-two shares in the second part of 3d division in Cohasset; also land at 'Planters' Hill;' my quick stock, all my movables, and the improvement of my whole estate while she remains a widow; afterwards to go to sons Theophilus and Seth when they become of age. To daughter Deborah £100; to son Nehemiah land in Abington, and the release of a bond for money lent him; to son Adam land and buildings formerly purchased of William Sprague, sen r.; to son David land purchased of Samuel Stodder, also the lot purchased of my brother Samuel Thaxter; to son Abel house and land I purchased of William Sprague, Jr., lying near 'Page's Bridge;' to son Theophilus my dwelling-house, barn, and land on the west side of the road, and land at 'Wakely's Marsh;' to son Seth land and other valuables; and the sons are to pay £100 each to their sister Deborah;' w. Mary executrix. 'Farmer.' Selectman 1697, 1707, and 1715. Representative 1702, 1703, 1704, 1707, and 1713.

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Capt. Theophilus Cushing. Born on 19 May 1657 in Hingham, MA. Theophilus was baptized on 7 Jun 1657.Theophilus died in Hingham, MA, on 7 Jan 1717/8; he was 60. Occupation: farmer.

Theophilus purchased from his aunt, widow of Mathias Briggs, the latter’s homestead near Pear Tree Hill.

Theophilus and Mary resided on Main St., South Hingham. He was selectman 1697, 1707, and 1715, and representative 1702-04, 1707 and 1735.

Will: The will of Theophilus Cushing, dated 3 Jan 1717/18, gives 'to wife Mary, thirty-two shares in the second part of 3d division in Cohasset; also land at 'Planters' Hill;' my quick stock, all my movables, and the improvement of my whole estate while she remains a widow; afterwards to go to sons Theophilus and Seth when they become of age. To daughter Deborah £100; to son Nehemiah land in Abington, and the release of a bond for money lent him; to son Adam land and buildings formerly purchased of William Sprague, sen r.; to son David land purchased of Samuel Stodder, also the lot purchased of my brother Samuel Thaxter; to son Abel house and land I purchased of William Sprague, Jr., lying near 'Page's Bridge;' to son Theophilus my dwelling-house, barn, and land on the west side of the road, and land at 'Wakely's Marsh;' to son Seth land and other valuables; and the sons are to pay £100 each to their sister Deborah;' w. Mary executrix.

On 28 Nov 1688 when Theophilus was 31, he married Mary Thaxter , daughter of Lieut. John Thaxter (1626-14 Mar 1686/7) & Elizabeth Jacob (ca 1634-24 Nov 1725), in Hingham, MA. Born on 19 Aug 1667 in Hingham, MA.50 Mary died in 1737.

Their children include:

  1. Capt. Nehemiah Cushing (18 Jul 1689-11 Dec 1774)
  2. Mary Cushing (Died young) (9 Feb 1690/1-8 Aug 1699)
  3. Capt. Adam Cushing (24 Oct 1692/3-21 Jan 1752)
  4. David Cushing (Dec 1694-3 Sep 1723)
  5. Capt. Abel Cushing (24 Oct 1696-20 May 1750)
  6. Rachel Cushing (Died soon) (17 Aug 1698-9 Sep 1699)
  7. Mary Cushing (Died young) (26 Sep 1701-30 Aug 1716)
  8. Theophilus Cushing (16 Jun 1703-15 Jun 1779)
  9. Seth Cushing (13 Dec 1705-17 May 1761)
  10. Deborah Cushing (26 Sep 1707-20 Nov 1730)
  11. Lydia Cushing (Died young) (13 Feb 1709/10-)
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Hon. Rev. Theophilus Cushing, Sr.'s Timeline

1657
May 19, 1657
Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1688
November 28, 1688
Age 31
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1689
July 18, 1689
Age 32
Hingham, Plymouth, MA
1690
February 9, 1690
Age 32
1693
October 24, 1693
Age 36
Hingham, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
1694
December 1694
Age 37
Hingham, Plymouth, MA
1696
October 24, 1696
Age 39
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Province of Massachusetts
1698
August 17, 1698
Age 41
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Province of Massachusetts
1701
September 26, 1701
Age 44
Hingham, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
1703
June 16, 1703
Age 46
Hingham, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts