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Jacob Mott, Sr.

Also Known As: "Jacob Mott"
Birthplace: England
Death: November 15, 1711 (70-79)
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Rhode Island, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Mott, of Portsmouth and Sarah Mott
Husband of Joanna Mott
Father of Jacob Mott; Hannah Tucker; Mercy Mott; Sarah Wodell; Elizabeth Gould and 2 others
Brother of Gershom Mott and Eleazer Mott
Half brother of Mary Mott; James Mott; Joseph Mott; John Mott; Henry Mott and 4 others

Occupation: Quaker preacher, constable, and deputy., Quaker Minister
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About Jacob Mott, Sr.

"Jacob Mott 1635- Immigrated via ship "Defense" when 2 years old and settled in Portsmouth, RI."   He died on 15 November 1711 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI.1 

Note: he is not a listed passenger on the ship manifest.  In addition, his parents, Adam Mott & Sarah widow Lott, were married in Horseheath parish, co. Cambridge, England on 11 May 1635.  Therefore changed to birth date / place of Abt. 1636 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI, as per Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, "Adam Mott, "Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P, 181-185.

  • parents: Jacob Mott was the son of Adam Mott and Sarah Lott.1

Half Siblings: John born 1621, Adam, Jr. born 1623, Jonathan born 1626, Elizabeth born 1629, and Mary born 1631.


  1. Joanna Slocum, daughter of Giles Slocum and Joan Cook, circa 1660 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI.1 

Jacob and his wife Joanna were residents of Portsmouth, R.I. Mr. Mott was deputy in 1674, and constable in 1687. He was one of a number who built, in 1699, the first house of worship erected for that purpose in the town of Dartmouth. He was a Quaker preacher.1  

Children of Jacob Mott and Joanna Slocum: 

  1. Jacob Mott+   b. 13 Dec 1661, d. 14 Mar 1737 
  2. Hannah Mott   b. Nov 1663, d. Nov 1730 
  3. Mary Mott   b. 8 Jan 1666 
  4. Sarah Mott   b. 3 Feb 1670 
  5. Elizabeth Mott   b. 12 Sep 1672, d. Unknown 
  6.  Samuel Mott   b. 4 Sep 1678 


  • [S2] J.H. Beers & Co.,Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island. 



Jacob Mott b. c 1636, son of Adam Mott & Sarah Jennings. Married Joanna Slocum.


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Jacob Mott, Sr.'s Timeline

December 13, 1661
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
November 1663
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
January 8, 1666
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
February 6, 1669
Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
September 12, 1671
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
September 4, 1679
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
November 15, 1711
Age 75
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island