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James Cudworth, III

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: September 11, 1729 (64)
Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. James Cudworth, Jr.
Husband of Elizabeth Hatch
Father of Lydia Grinnell; Keziah Davis; James Cudworth; Abigail Smith; Zerviah or Zerirah Potter and 2 others
Brother of Mary Cudworth; Sarah Cudworth; Joanna Coleman; John Cudworth; Abigail Tripp and 1 other

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About James Cudworth, III

  • CUDWORTH, James
  • b. 3 JUN 1665 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
  • d. 1729 Freetown, Bristol, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: CUDWORTH, James
  • Mother: HOWLAND, Mary
  • Family:
  • Marriage: ABT 1693 Freetown, Bristol, Mass.
  • Spouse: HATCH, Bethiah
  • b. 31 MAR 1661 Freetown, Bristol, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: HATCH, Walter
  • Mother: HOLBROOK, Elizabeth
  • Children:
    • CUDWORTH, Keziah
    • CUDWORTH, David
    • CUDWORTH, James
    • CUDWORTH, Lydia
    • CUDWORTH, Abigail
    • CUDWORTH, Bethiah b. 1701 Freetown, Bristol, Mass.
    • CUDWORTH, Mary
    • CUDWORTH, Zerviah
    • CUDWORTH, Jesse b. 11 JAN 1705/6 Freetown, Bristol, Mass.
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_1e3.htm#62


  • History of Scituate, Massachusetts By Samuel Deane, Deane
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=s3KQpt28qMEC&pg=PA100&lpg=PA100&dq=james+cudworth+1665&source=bl&ots=0TFH6t-i-r&sig=4pMzTaTzpgEamnj45x3yIirNij0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiPq7C5kKrLAhUX2WMKHcREAzQ4HhDoAQghMAE#v=onepage&q=cudworth&f=false
  • Pg.245
    • GEN. JAMES CUDWORTH, (Salter),
  • was a freeman in Scituate 1634. We think it probable, that he came from London to Boston, 1632, in company with Mr. Hatherly, as he was Mr. Hatherly's particular friend. .... etc.
  • Pg.248
  • .... We notice in the Colony records, July 1673, "Capt. Cudworth, by full and clear vote, is accepted and reestablished, in the association and body of this Commonwealth." He was chosen and assistant again from 1674 to 1680 inclusively. In 1675, he was chosen "General and Commander in Chief of all the forces that are or may be sent forth against the enemy," and he continued in that office until Philip's war was ended. In 1681, he was appointed an agent for the Colony to England. He was also Deputy Governor the same year. On his arrival in London in the autumn of 1682, he unfortunately took the small pox, of which he died.
  • Pg. 249 is not part of this book preview.
  • .... His will is dated in spring of that year at Scituate, and orders his estate "to be divided into six equal parts — James two sixths — Israel on sixth — Jonathan one sixth — daughter Mary's four children (Israel, Robert, James and Mary Whitcomb) one sixth — daughter Hannah Jones one sixth.
    • THOS. HYLAND, RICH'D CURTIS, } witnesses."
  • It appears that his wife had deceased.
  • Pg.251
  • Capt. James, the oldest son, had lands in Freetown, in his father's right, and may have resided there for a time, but most of his children are recorded in Scituate. They were Mary born 1667, Sarah 1669, Capt. James 1670, who deceased at Freetown, 1729, Joanna 1671, (wife of Zachary Colman 1696), Elizabeth 1672, Abigail 1674, John 1677. John (last named) settled in Scituate, and left sons, John born 1706, James 1715, both of whom left sons.
  • Capt James, sen. deceased before 1699. His widow Mary deceased 1699, leaving legacies "to sons James and John, and daughters Mary, Sarah, Joanna Colman, and Eliz. and Abigail."
  • Israel (son of Gen Cudworth) removed to Freetown, (as is said), but he retained an interest in Conihasset lands in Scituate as late as 1700. He had one daughter born in Scituate, Mary 1678, (wife of Jacob Vinal 1695).
  • Jonathan (son of Gen. Cudworth) resided in Scituate. He married Sarah, the daughter of Jonathan Jackson. His children, Nathaniel born 1667, Bethia 1671, Hannah 1674, (wife of Thomas Hatch 1695), Sarah 1676, Jonathan 1679, James 1672, Israel 1683, Rachel 1689. Of these sons, most of them had families — The sons of Nathaniel were Israel born 1706, Jonathan 1710, Nathaniel 1712. The sons of James were James born 1714, Zephaniah 1719. The sons of Zephaniah were Noah, Melzar and James.
  • John (born 1706, above named) married Mary Briggs, 1731, .... etc.


  • '"Family" By Walt English
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=121aCAAAQBAJ&pg=PT69&lpg=PT69&dq=james+cudworth+1665&source=bl&ots=J7QOJ0bE82&sig=QnebTL_0zNghSmKLpWbZMDoEm5Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi5tuGnjKrLAhUT3WMKHQ9ZA3A4FBDoAQgbMAA#v=onepage&q=james%20cudworth%201665&f=false
  • Captain James Cudworth, III, (1665-1729)
  • I, Captain James Cudworth, III, am the son of Captain James Cudworth, II. I was born on Wednesday, June 3rd, 1665 also in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony. I died September 11, 1729 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Colony. I married Elizabeth "Betty" Hatch in 1694 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony; were were the parents of nine children. My wife Elizabeth "Betty" Hatch and is believed to be the daughter of Jeremiah Hatch and Mary Hewes.
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Hatch (1661-1724)
  • I, Elizabeth "Betty" Hatch was born March 31st, 1661 in Scituate, Plymouth Massachusetts Colony and died March 1724 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Colony. I married Captain James Cudworth III in 1695 at Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony. I am the daughter of Jeremiah Hatch and Mary Hewes. The oldest documented Hatch is Thomas Hecche born about 1364 in Sellingdge, Shepway, Kent, England and died about November 15th, 1464 min Kent, England.
  • I James Cudworth the third, like my father, and Grandfather before me was commissioned a Captain in the Massachusetts
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  • Militia. Like by father and grandfather before me, I learned the business of a Salter. As a Salter I was involved in mining the sandy marshes near and around .... etc.
  • So in this story of life from one generation to the next, the gift of life is passed on from Me Captain James Cudworth and my wife Betty Hatch to David Cudworth, who is our first child, out of a total of our eleven children. .... etc.
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  • David Cudworth (1694-1777)
  • I, David Cudworth, am the son of Captain James Cudworth, III. I too was born at
  • Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony. I married Abigail Josselyn on August 7, 1733 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts. .... etc.




  • Alternate date of birth: 13 February 1665


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James Cudworth, III's Timeline

June 3, 1665
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 24
Freetown, Bristol County, New Plymouth Colony
Age 28
Scituate, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 28
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
January 11, 1696
Age 30
Freetown, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
March 9, 1698
Age 32
Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
April 1, 1704
Age 38
Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts
September 11, 1729
Age 64
Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts