Nathaniel Church, I

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Nathaniel Church, I

Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Church of Plymouth and Elizabeth Church
Husband of Sarah Church
Father of Richard Church; Nathaniel Church; Alice Thomas; Charles Church; Sarah Holmes and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Dy Hobart; John Church; Joseph Church; Richard Church, Jr.; Colonel Benjamin Church and 9 others

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About Nathaniel Church, I

Elizabeth Soule and Nathaniel Church were fined five pounds on March 3, 1663, for fornication. On October 5,1663, Elizabeth sued Nathaniel for 200 pounds for failing to marry her but the court awarded her only 10 pounds.


Nathaniel Church settled what was then Scituate (now Norwell) in 1666. His farm was on the North River, south of Cornet Stetson's, and included the "Bald Hills." His house stood by the river, nearly opposite Job's Landing. Job's Landing was reached from Water St. in Pembroke at the home for many years of the Ware family, which places the Church site not far from Till Rock. Most likely, any remains of the original site were disturbed when Barque Hill was developed, though it is possible that the 2 acres preserved with Rose Cottage may include the site.

He was a younger brother of Col. Benjamin Church, the noted hero of the Indian wars.

Nathaniel had sons:

  1. Nathaniel,
  2. Joseph and
  3. Caleb, whose descendants lived in Hanover and Marshfield.

Nathaniel, the shipbuilder, died in 1700.

Ref: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Volume XIII. Distinguished biographers, selected from each state revised and aproved by the mos eminent historians. New York . Published by James T. White & Company in 1906.

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Nathaniel Church, I's Timeline

September 20, 1640
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
March 24, 1669
Age 28
February 10, 1671
Age 30
Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
August 23, 1679
Age 38
Scituate, Plymouth Colony
March 1682
Age 41
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
March 11, 1683
Age 42
March 11, 1684
Age 43
Scituate, Plymouth, MA, USA
October 31, 1686
Age 46
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Age 47
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Scituate, Plymouth, MA, USA