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James Mott

Also Known As: "Jacobus"
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Hempstead, Long Island , New York
Death: November 23, 1707 (56)
Mamaroneck, Westchester , New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Mott, of Long Island and Jane Mott
Husband of Mary Mott and Elizabeth Mott
Father of Elizabeth Griffin; James Mott; Mary Mott and Richbell Mott
Brother of Mary Stillwell; Elizabeth Moore; Adam Mott; Gershom Mott; Grace Smith and 3 others
Half brother of Richard (Richbell) Mott; Mary Ann Mott; Adam Mott; Charles Mott and William Mott

Managed by: Nathan D. Linn
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About Capt. James Mott

James Mott, son of Adam Mott, was baptized, in the Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, Oct. 15, 1651; witnesses: Brian Nuijting, Carel Verbrugge and Rebecca Cornel. [1]


  1. first, by license dated Sept. 5, 1670, Mary Redman, daughter of Ann Parsons Redman Richbell, who probably died before 1700, the date of her mother's will. [2]
  2. second to Elizabeth , who outlived him. [3]

James Mott's children, as per Census of 1698, were: Grace, James, Phebe, Martha; also Elizabeth. [13]



1678 At a town meeting in Hempstead, "To Jeames Mott all the Comon Medow betwen the bech fut : and Nathaniell Pearsalls lot for 00.3. .6" [4]

1679 February 18. James Mott, of Hempstead, was arrested, and imprisoned in New York, for selling liquor to the Indians, and on the 21st, he petitioned to be forgiven.

1679 James Mott was on a list of names above the words: "Att A Generall Towne Meetting helld att hempsted y'e 24 of June : 1679 itt was Voatted and Agreed apon tthatt those persons above named shall have libertty". [5]

1684 On 8 August, James Mott, and his wife, Mary, received about thirty acres of land from her mother, Ann Richbell, lying in the East Neck, Mamaroneck. [6]

1690 On 10 February, James Mott was commissioned a Justice, in Westchester County. [7]

1690 On 14 July, James Mott of mamaranock of west Chester County, New Jork, sold land at hungry harbor to Joseph Mott. [8]

1700 James Mott, of Mamaroneck was commissioned Captain of a company of foot militia. [9]

1683 On 11 October, James Mott was named on a rates list for Hempstead with 1 heads, 14 [acres or morgens?] land and meadows, 4 oxen, 3 cows, 2 hogs, 0 sheep, and 1 horse. [10]


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Capt. James Mott's Timeline

October 5, 1651
Hempstead, Long Island , New York
Age 20
Province of New York
Age 23
Hempstead, Queens, New York
Age 28
Mamaroneck, Westchester, New York
November 23, 1707
Age 56
Mamaroneck, Westchester , New York
November 1707
Age 56