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John Hathaway, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kingscote, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Fox Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Hathaway, "The Immigrant"; Nicholas Hathaway; Wife of Nicholas Hathaway and Deborah Hathaway
Husband of Martha Hathaway and Ruth Hathaway
Father of John Hathaway, Jr; Abraham Hathaway, Sr.; Isaac Hathaway; Ephraim Hathaway; Abigail Phillips and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Fisher; Deborah Hathaway; Joseph Hathaway; James Hathaway; Ruth Hathaway and 2 others

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About John Hathaway, Sr.

Lived in "The Farms", then part of Taunton, and now part of Berkley, Massachusetts. Ensign John served as Deputy to the Plymouth Colony General Court 1680-1684 and 1691, and to the General Court of Massachusetts in 1696-1697. He was constable in 1676 and 1691, a frequent juror, an attorney of record, and co-founder of the Chartley Iron Works of Norton.

-"Hathaways of America", PUB. 1970

"In 1680 he was elected a deputy to Plymouth General Court, & served for 5 successive years; & in 1681 he was chosen one of the 'selectmen to order town affairs,' in which capacity he served 4 years."

"In 1687 he was recorded as giving 10 acres of land in part payment for the support of the minister, Rev. Samuel Dansforth."

His home was in that part of Berkley known as "The Farms." The House was situated towards the North. The land 'abuts' the Great River. This is designated by an iron tablet erected there in 1889, by the Old Colony Historical Society."

-Calistri-Yeh Genealogy

"A Plaque is on the east side of the road at between 768 and 772 Berkeley St. just South of Swing St in the SW part of SW Berkeley, MA known as "The Farms". It reads "Homestead of John Hathaway 1658-1705". Erected there in 1889, by the Old Colony Historical Society.

The property there is owned by Joseph Hathaway of Dighton and his daughter Anne's house is just south of the plaque."

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From the Find A Grave page on John Nicholas Hathaway:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hathaway&GSfn=John&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=d&GRid=29340401&df=all&

Birth: 1629 - Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

Death: 1705 - Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

1970 Edition of Hathaways of America by Elizabeth Starr Versailles:

John Hathway b. prob. England 1629, d. prob. Taunton, Massachusetts, 1705; is the son of Nicholas Hathway, progenitor of the largest branch of Hathaways (Hathways, Hatheways, et.) of America...

He lived in "The Farms", then part of Taunton, and now part of Berkley, MA.

Ensign John served as Deputy to the Plymouth Colony General Court 1680-1684 and 1691, and to the General Court of MA in 1696-1697. He was constable in 1676 and 1691, a frequent juror, an attorney of record, and co-founder of the Chartley Iron Works of Norton.

Married first about 1649 Martha, at Freetown, Bristol Co., MA, she died between 1683 and 1692.

Married second time Dec. 25, 1692 at First Church, Braintree, MA , Ruth (b. 1642; d Sep 10, 1705, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA; Ref. N.E.H.G. R. 59-154, buried Fox Burying Ground), the widow of Christopher Dyer. The inventory of widow Ruth Hathaway's estate was taken Jan 23, 1705/6.

John is the father of 6 known children:

  • 1. John,
  • 2. Abraham,
  • 3. Isaac,
  • 4. Ephriam,
  • 5. Abigail, and
  • 6. Rebecca.

Burial: Fox Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA


Created by: drbuck

  • Record added: Aug 26, 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 29340401

-------------------- Lived in "The Farms", then part of Taunton, and now part of Berkley, MA. Ensign John served as Deputy to the Plymouth Colony General Court 1680-1684 and 1691, and to the General Court of MA in 1696-1697. He was constable in 1676 and 1691, a frequent juror, an attorney of record, and co-founder of the Chartley Iron Works of Norton. -"Hathaways of America", PUB. 1970

"In 1680 he was elected a deputy to Plymouth General Court, & served for 5 successive years; & in 1681 he was chosen one of the 'selectmen to order town affairs,' in which capacity he served 4 years."

"In 1687 he was recorded as giving 10 acres of land in part payment for the support of the minister, Rev. Samuel Dansforth."

His home was in that part of Berkley known as "The Farms." The House was situated towards the North. The land 'abuts' the Great River. This is designated by an iron tablet erected there in 1889, by the Old Colony Historical Society." -Calistri-Yeh Genealogy

"A Plaque is on the east side of the road at between 768 and 772 Berkeley St. just South of Swing St in the SW part of SW Berkeley, MA known as "The Farms". It reads "Homestead of John Hathaway 1658-1705". Erected there in 1889, by the Old Colony Historical Society. The property there is owned by Joseph Hathaway of Dighton and his daughter Anne's house is just south of the plaque." -------------------- The Custom House Records lists JOHN HADAWAY of Barnstable MA born 1617. He came to Massachusetts in 1635 on the ship BLESSING from London. On 1 July 1656 he married HANNAH HALLETT, daughter of Andrew Hallett and Mary (unknown). After her death, John married 1 May 1672 Elizabeth Coleman born 28 Feb 1652, daughter of Edward Coleman of Yarmouth MA. John had moved to Yarmouth about 1651 and acquired a small estate. He was intemperate, improvident and wasted his and his wife’s estates. He died at Yarmouth in 1697 having reached an old age of 80. His will was dated 3 Aug 1689; and proved 20 Feb 1697.

-------------------- irth: 1629 Freetown Bristol County Massachusetts, USA Death: 1705 Taunton Bristol County Massachusetts, USA

1970 Edition of Hathaways of America by Elizabeth Starr Versailles:

John Hathway b. prob. England 1629, d. prob. Taunton, Mass, 1705; is the son of Nicholas Hathway, progenitor of the largest branch of Hathaways (Hathways, Hatheways, et.) of America... He lived in "The Farms", then part of Taunton, and now part of Berkley, MA. Ensign John served as Deputy to the Plymouth Colony General Court 1680-1684 and 1691, and to the General Court of MA in 1696-1697. He was constable in 1676 and 1691, a frequent juror, an attorney of record, and co-founder of the Chartley Iron Works of Norton. Married first about 1649 Martha, at Freetown, Bristol Co., MA, she died between 1683 and 1692. Married second time Dec. 25, 1692 at First Church, Braintree, MA , Ruth (b. 1642; d Sep 10, 1705, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA; Ref. N.E.H.G. R. 59-154, buried Fox Burying Ground), the widow of Christopher Dyer. The inventory of widow Ruth Hathaway's estate was taken Jan 23, 1705/6. John is the father of 6 known children: John, Abraham, Isaac, Ephriam, Abigail, and Rebecca.


Family links:

Spouse:
 Ruth Dyer Hathaway (1642 - 1705)*

Children:
 Abraham Hathaway (1652 - 1725)*
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Burial: Fox Cemetery Berkley Bristol County Massachusetts, USA


Created by: drbuck Record added: Aug 26, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 29340401

source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29340401 -------------------- John Hathaway was born in 1629 in England. He was admitted as freeman in 1670 in Plymouth, MA. He was a constable and selectman from 1676 to 1697 in Plymouth, MA. "In 1676 John Hathaway was elected constable... In 1680 he was elected a deputy to Plymouth General Court, & served for 5 successive years; and in 1681 he was chosen one of the 'selectmen to order town affairs,' in which capacity he served 4 years... He is mentioned many times in the Plymouth Court Records as serving on the grand jury, and as being administrator on estates. In 1690, ... he was again constable... In 1691 John Hathaway was again elected a deputy to the General Court at Plymouth... In 1696 and 1697 he was a representative to Massachusetts General Court." He served in the military in 1690. "In 1690 ... he was actively engaged in reorganizing the military companies, in one he served as ensign. This was during King William's War and in the inspection returns of that date the names of John Hathway (sic) Sr. and his 3 sons, Abraham, Isaac & Ephraim were included." He had deeds to three sons from 1701 to 1705 in Bristol Co, MA. "Deeds to three of his sons appear in Bristol Co. Deeds, Vol II pp 402, 433, and 49. To Isaac 7 Feb 1701/2 to Abraham 24 Feb 1701/2 to John, 5 Feb 1704/5." He died in 1705. He was buried on 10 Sep 1705 in Berkley, MA. Fox Cemetery. He has more information here: (click here). Parents: Nicholas Hathaway.

He was married to Martha Shepherd in 1649 in Taunton, MA. Children were: John Hathaway Jr., Abraham Hathaway, Isaac Hathaway, Ephraim Hathaway, Abigail Hathaway, Rebecca Hathaway.

He was married to Ruth Dyer on 25 Dec 1692 in Braintree, MA.

In 1695, John Hathaway, who settled in nearby Freetown, in company with other citizens, set up a bloomery known as Chartley Iron Works on Stony Brook. A bloomery is a furnace in which iron ore is smelted and from which metallic iron is produced. The iron works passed down through his son John Jr. to his grandson Jacob and perhaps beyond. Much of the next 100 years for the Hathaway’s in America were centered in southeastern Massachusetts, in the towns of Taunton, Dighton, Berkley and Freetown. These towns are between New Bedford and Providence, just west of Plymouth, Massachusetts. See the exhibits for a map of this area and notes concerning the date each town was organized. There is an iron marker that was erected in 1889 by the Old Colony Historical Society at the site of the Homestead of John Hathway on Berkley Street in Berkley, Massachusetts, a short distance from the Berkley Bridge which spans the Taunton River. I visited the area and saw the marker in 2000. I also visited the Fox Cemetery nearby where John and a number of other Hathaway's are buried. I saw some Hathaway gravesites, but I did not see John’s. See the exhibits for a photo of the marker and a photo of the entrance to Fox Cemetery. The early Hathaway's in this area were iron makers. They had a foundry in Taunton. They also ran a ferry across the Taunton River. -------------------- Immigration 1639

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John Hathaway, Sr.'s Timeline

1629
1629
Kingscote, Gloucestershire, England
1650
August 16, 1650
Age 21
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1652
September 11, 1652
Age 23
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
1652
Age 23
1655
1655
Age 26
Freetown, MA
1661
December 8, 1661
Age 32
Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts
1662
1662
Age 33
1667
1667
Age 38
Freetown, MA
1668
1668
Age 39
Freetown, Plymouth Clony
1669
January 13, 1669
Age 40
Talbot, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)