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John Cushing

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), England
Death: Died in Scituate, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Cushing, Sr. and Nazareth Cushing
Husband of Sarah Cushing (Hawke)
Father of Hon. Judge John Cushing, Jr.; Thomas Cushing, Capt.; Matthew B. Cushing; Jeremiah Cushing; James Cushing and 7 others
Brother of Daniel Cushing, Esq.; Jeremiah Capt. Cushing; Matthew Cushing, Jr.; Deborah Briggs and J

Occupation: Colonel
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About John Cushing

Occupation: Farmer, exporter, ship owner,

1692 First Representative from Scit uate, Mass.

In 1638 John Cushing, aged eleven, came with his parents Matthew and Nazareth and four siblings to New England. John returned to England briefly in 1657-1658, visiting his uncle Peter Cushing in London, and buying clothes, a bed tick and a pair of steel yards there, as well as travelling to Norwich and Hingham in Norfolk, where he visited other relatives .... This trip may represent the beginnings of John Cushing's long career as a merchant, town official and justice of the peace.

Also in 1657 he, together with Matthias Briggs, pur chased for 120 pounds the Varsall Estate in Scituate of Capt. John Vassall, son of William Vassall, to whom it was laid out 1634, which consisted of 120 acres with house and barns. He did not move there, however, until about 1662. The land on which the farm was situated was always known as (Bell House Neck), a name given to the place in consequence of a bell that hung at the house there, fora century, to give an alarm to the neighboring country in case of the approachof Indians. In 1663 he was surveyor of highways and in 1667, receiver of excises. He was deputy to the colony in 1674, and was often reelected. In 1673, he was on the committee for dividing Scituate lands; and in 1676, was chosen to report to the Government a statement of all services of the soldiers of Scituate in the war with King Philip. Selectman from 1674 to 1686 inclusive, and County Magistrate (Plymouth Co.) 1685 to 1692. Assistant of the Old Colony Government of Plymouth Colony 1689 to 1691, and representative to the General Court at Boston in 1692 (the first year after the two colonies, Plymouth and Massachusetts, were united), and for several succeeding years to 1697, Member of the Council 1706 and 1707. He was also Colonel of the Plymouth Regiment.

-------------------- Coming out from England in 1638, John appears to have remained in Hingham, Massachusetts, until after his father's death in 1660. In 1657 he, together with Matthias Briggs, purchased for £120 the Varsall Estate at (Bell House Neck), Scituate, which consisted of 120 acres with house and barns. He did not move there, however, until about 1662. The land on which the farm was situated was always known as (Bell House Neck), a name given to the place in consequence of a bell that hung at the house there, for a century, to give an alarm to the neighboring country in case of the approach of Indians. In 1663 he was surveyor of highways and in 1667, receiver of excises. He was deputy to the colony in 1674, and was often reelected. In 1673, he was on the committee for dividing Scituate lands; and in 1676, was chosen to report to the Government a statement of all services of the soldiers of Scituate in the war with King Philip. Selectman from 1674 to 1686 inclusive, and County Magistrate (Plymouth Co.) 1685 to 1692. Assistant of the Old Colony Government of Plymouth Colony 1689 to 1691, and representative to the General Court at Boston in 1692 (the first year after the two colonies, Plymouth and Massachusetts, were united), and for several succeeding years, Member of the Council 1706 and 1707.

JOHN, Scituate, youngest s. of first Matthew, b. at old Hingham, 1627, came with his f. 1638, and m. at Hingham, 1657, Sarah, d. of Matthew Hawks, and in few yrs. mov. 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. C. 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. In 1676 he was chosen to make report to the government of all services of the soldiers in King Philip's War from the town of Scituate.

Military Note: He was also Colonel of the Plymouth Regiment. -------------------- ID: I301713

Name: John Cushing

Sex: M

Birth: 1627 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

Death: 31 MAR 1708 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

Note:

Ref; The Pilgrims of Boston and Their Descendants, Pg. 354

Ref; History of Hanover, Massachusetts, by, I.S. Barry, Boston, 1853

Ref; Cushing Family, by, Lemuel Cushing, M.A., B. C. L., Montreal, 1877.

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

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

Marriage 1 Sarah Hawke b: 1 AUG 1641 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

Married: 20 JAN 1656/57 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

Children

John Cushing II b: 28 APR 1660 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Thomas Cushing b: 26 DEC 1663 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Matthew Cushing b: 23 FEB 1663/64 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Jeremiah Cushing b: 13 JUL 1666 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA
James Cushing b: 27 JAN 1666/67 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Joshua Cushing b: 27 AUG 1670 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Sarah Cushing b: 28 AUG 1671 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Caleb Cushing b: 6 JAN 1671/72 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Deborah Cushing b: 14 SEP 1674 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Mary Cushing b: 14 SEP 1674 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Joseph Cushing b: 23 SEP 1677 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Benjamin Cushing b: 4 FEB 1677/78 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts


-------------------- In 1638 He came to America at age 11 with his parents on the Diligent. It landed in Boston, Mass, on 08/10/1638 His occupation was that of a Farmer, Exporter, Ship Owner In 1662 his was the First Representative From Scituate, Mass.

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John Cushing's Timeline

1627
March 1, 1627
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), England
1658
January 20, 1658
Age 30
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1662
April 28, 1662
Age 35
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1663
December 26, 1663
Age 36
Scituate,Plymouth,Massachusetts
1665
February 23, 1665
Age 37
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1666
July 13, 1666
Age 39
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Usa
1667
January 27, 1667
Age 39
Scituate,Plymouth,Massachusetts
1670
August 27, 1670
Age 43
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1671
August 26, 1671
Age 44
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
1673
January 6, 1673
Age 45
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States