Robert Tucker, of Milton (1604 - 1682) MP

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Birthplace: Gravesend, Kent, England
Death: Died in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Managed by: Deborah Jean Underwood
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About Robert Tucker, of Milton

Robert Tucker, the first of that name in America, was born in Weymouth, England, and came to the new World with the Rev. Dr. Hull, locating first at Weymouth and later at Gloucester, where he was Town Recorder, but still later he returned to Weymouth and became there, a man of affairs, dying at Milton, Mass., at the age of 78 years, in 1682. He came to Milton about 1662, and the supposition is that he was proceeded by some of his family, as he purchased a large tract of land on "Brush Hill" in 1663, bounded westerly on land of James Tucker, supposedly his oldest son. He was the first town recorder, was selectman for several years and represented the town at the General Court for the years 1680 and 1681.

In his will Dated March 7th, 1861 appears the following items:

My Will is that my son James Tucker, shall have and forever enjoy that twenty acres of land as is already in his own possession, being the westerly end of that lot as I purchased of Mr. Henry Willington. The westerly end to butt upon Naponset River with one rod of land in breadth for away to begin at the highway on the south side of the new house and C.

My son Manasseh Tucker shall have four acres of land adjoining to the new house and C. The new house spoken of is still standing in 1895, and in a good state of preservation on Brush Hill, in Milton and it is designated by that title.

Notes from Robert Vose and his times:

Robert Tucker lived on Brush Hill, at the upper end of the old highway where it joined Brush Hill Road. His house as indicated in his will stood on the southwest corner of Robbins Street and Brush Hill Road

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"Robert Tucker of Milton, MA was not the Robert Tucker who married Susan Hyde" Re: Robert Tucker, b. 1604, which wife? 2000

Married: Elizabeth Allen on Abt. 1638 daughter of William Allen and Elizabeth.

Died 2: 1681, Hanged for adultery.

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He immigrated in 1635 from England to Weymouth, MA.

Robert was the first Tucker to settle in Milton. He lived on Brush Hill in 1663. At the time of the publishing of The History of Milton, his house could "still be seen at the rear of 676 Brush Hill Road <see drawing> [The History of Milton, p. 261].

Per the Suffolk County Probate records (9-81), Robert was a prominent citizen of Milton. He served as a selectman for 10 years. Economically, he was well above the average. There were about 68 resident taxpayers in the town in his time; 9 paid more tax than he did while 58 paid less. He lived on Brush Hill Road near the end of Robbins street. His house still stands although not on its original site. His total estate would be worth about $50,000 today.

He was evidently one of the more prosperous farmers with a well furnished house and considerable provisions in stock. There is a surprisingly large sum allotted to the value of his books, about £2 (which in those days was the equivalent value of one cow!).

His estate does not lists a farm cart or other agricultural implements. His inventory shows that two of his sons were farming some of his land. It seems inferred that he had already passed these tools to them by the time of his death.

He was about 77 years old when he died.

Inventory of his estate:

° House, orchard, garden £80-0-0

° 41 acres arable land,1 ½ acres mowing and pasture

6 acres meadow, unimproved land (unknown acreage)

all land together valued at ...........................   £236-15-0

° 2 oxen, 6 cows £24-0-0

° 2 two year olds, 2 yearlings £5-10-0

° 1 mare, 9 swine £6-0-0

° 40 bushels Indian cord, 47 bushels of oats £11-14-0

° 21 bushels barley, 2 of rye, 1 of beans £4-17-0

° 5 loads of hay £6-0-0

° Apparel £16-0-0

° 1 bed, bolsters, pillows, curtains & bedding £9-0-0

° Another feather bed with other beds & bedding £8-0-0

° Table linen & other linen £10-0-0

° 20 yds homespun, 1 yd Kersey £3-11-0

° Books £2-0-0

° Pewter, brass & tin ware £6-0-0

° Iron pots, kettles, etc. £7-0-0

° Barrel of pork & other provisions £3-12-0

° Table, bedsteads, chests, barrels, chairs, wooden

  ware & small things                                         £5-8-0
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                                                          £445-7-0   Total

[The History of Milton, pp. 225-226].

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Robert Tucker, of Milton's Timeline

1604
June 7, 1604
UK
June 7, 1604
Milton, Kent, England
June 7, 1604
Milton, Kent, England
June 7, 1604
Milton Church, Gravesend, Kent, England
June 8, 1604
Gravesend, Kent, England
1639
March 17, 1639
Age 34
Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1640
1640
Age 35
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1643
1643
Age 38
Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1643
Age 38
Dorchester, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1644
1644
Age 39
Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States