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Adam Mott

Also Known As: "Adam Mott of Long Island"
Birthplace: Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Death: before April 5, 1690
Hempstead, Nassau, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of James Mott and Grace Mott
Husband of Jane Mott and Elizabeth Hubs
Father of Mary Stillwell; Elizabeth Moore; Adam Mott; Capt. James Mott; Gershom Mott and 9 others
Brother of Henry Mott; Rachel Mott and George Mott

Managed by: George Bryant Reynolds, Jr.
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About Adam Mott, of Long Island

Adam Mott

  • Birth: befofe Jan 21 1620 - Saffron Walden, Essex, England
  • Death: Apr 5 1693 - Hempstead, Long Island, New York
  • Wife: Jenne Mott, Elizabeth Mott, Ann Mott
  • Children: Grace Mott, Adam Mott, II, Mary Anne Gedney, Gershom Mott

1056. Adam11 Mott (son of James Mott & Grace) was born before 21 Jan 1620/21 at Saffron Walden, Essex, England. He died after 1682 at Hempstead, Queens, New York.

He married

  1. Jenne Hulet on 28 Jul 1647 at New Amsterdam, New Netherlands.
  2. Elizabeth Richbell, daughter of John Richbell and Ann Parsons, in 1667.

1057. Jenne11 Hulet was born in 1625 at Buckinghamshire, England. She married Adam Mott, son of James Mott and Grace (--?--), on 28 Jul 1647 at New Amsterdam, New Netherlands.


Adam Mott is the first heard of in 1645, when he was of New York. On the 28th of July, 1647, he married there, Jane Hulet, he then as from county Essex, and she, a maid, from county Buckingham. His oldest children Adam and James were baptized in New York. Ten years later he was settled at Hempstead, on the north shore, where he continued to reside until his death. There are several important documents upon record concerning him. One, dated 1682, enumerates his "four sonns by my Frist wiffe Jane Mott, viz. Addam, Jeams, John and Joseph". The second ins his will, dated March 12, 1681-2, wherein he names his "eldest son Adam," sons James, John, Joseph and Gershom, dau. Grace, three children of his deceased son Henry, "youngest son Adam," wife Elizabeth and "all ye children I have by her". The third document is an agreement dated 1691 by which the widow confirms certain lands to sons by the first marriage, viz. Adam, James, John and Joseph, being joined therein by one of her own sons, Richbell, probably the only one then of age. The las of these documents is a release given by John Okeson, in 1703, (who had meantime married the youngest daughter by the second wife,) of his interest in the estate which Adam Mott "did give to his six youngest children which he had by his last wife Elizabeth, unto Richbell Mott, William Mott, Charles Mott and Adam Mott, Jr.

The second wife of Adam Mott was the daughter of Ann, the wife of John Richbell of Mamaroneck, probably by a previous husband whose name was Redman. She married not long prior to Nov., 5, 1691, Robert Hubs, and was living as late as 1698, as his wife.

Adam Mott died probably a little while before Apr. 5, 1690.

His children were:-

Adam2, James2, Henry2, Grace2, John2, Joseph2, Gershom2, by the first wife, and 

Richbell2, Maryanne2, Elizabeth2 , William2, Charles2, and Adam2 by the second wife.

Of the daughters, Grace married Jonathan Smith, Jr., and Elizabeth mar. John Okeson.


1. Adam, eldest son, baptized 14th November, 1649. 

2. James, " 5th October, 1651. 

3. Grace, probably born about 1653. 

4. Elizabeth, probably born about 1655 . 

5. Henry, probably born about 1657 . 

6. John, probably born about 1659 . 

7. Joseph, probably born about 1661, died 1735 . 

8. Gershom, probably born about 1663. 


9. RICHBELL, probably born about 1668

10. Maryanne, probably born about 1670

11. The yonger son ADAM, probably born about 1672

12. William, born 20th Jamuary, 1674

13. Charles, probably born about 1676


"In 1659. Richard Vallingtyne was one of the five chosen Townsmen of the town of Hempstead. The other four were Francis Wicks, Robert Marvin, Adam Mott and Richard Brutnall."

From The American Genealogist Vol. 35, page 107:

"Another Adam Mott came to Newbury, Mass., and later migrated to Long Island. In the shipping list in 1638 he was aged 19 years, and in his will in 1681 he called himself aged about 60. At his marriage to his first wife, Jane Hallet, in 1647, the Dutch Church records of New Amsterdam enter him as from Essez County. This Adam Mott had children by his first wife named James, Grace, Henry, John, Joseph and Gershom.

"The Saffron Walden Parish Registers contain the following baptisms of children of James and Grace Mott:

  1. Adam,   21 Jan 1620/1
  2. Henry,  31 May 1623
  3. George,  20 Nov. 1625.

"It will be noted that the Adam baptized 1620/1 was of the proper age to be the Long Island settler, and that the names James, Grace and Henry correspond. James Mott, father of the above Adam, may possibly have been son of a Mr. George Mott who was buried at Saffron Walden 7 Feb. 1614/15.

"Probably the two Adams were closely related. Further research in Essex and Cambridgeshire is indicated."


"Adam Mott born 1596 son of John Mott, went to MA on the DEFENCE. He later moved to RI when his father joined him They both seemed to have died in 1661. This Adam is the progenitor of the "RI and CT Motts" His cousin, Adam Mott born 1621 son of JAMES MOTT (brother of John) went to NY on the BEVIS in 1639. He lived on Long Island and is the progenitor of the "NY Motts"

"The father of James and John was JOHN Mott of Saffron Walden. It is very common to mix these two families and to get the Adams confused."


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Adam Mott, of Long Island's Timeline

January 21, 1621
Saffron Walden, Essex, England
January 21, 1621
Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Age 16
Buckinghamshire, , England
Age 19
Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York
November 14, 1649
Age 28
Greenpoint, Long Island, New York
October 5, 1651
Age 30
Hempstead, Long Island , New York
Age 31
Hempstead, Long Island
Age 31
Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Age 35
Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States