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John Cudworth

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. James Cudworth, Jr.
Husband of Margaret Cudworth
Father of Margaret Cudworth; Mary Cudworth; John Cudworth; Abigail Cudworth; Sarah Briggs and 1 other
Brother of Mary Cudworth; Sarah Cudworth; James Cudworth; Joanna Coleman; Abigail Tripp and 2 others

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About John Cudworth

  • CUDWORTH, John
  • b. 2 MAY 1674 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: CUDWORTH, James
  • Mother: HOWLAND, Mary
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 21 JAN 1701/2 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Spouse: HATCH, Margaret
  • b. 26 AUG 1677 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: HATCH, Thomas
  • Mother: ELLMS, Sarah
  • Children:
    • CUDWORTH, Margaret b. 5 DEC 1703 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
    • CUDWORTH, John
    • CUDWORTH, Mary b. 19 FEB 1708/9 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
    • CUDWORTH, Sarah b. 3 DEC 1713 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
    • CUDWORTH, James
    • CUDWORTH, Abigail b. 7 OCT 1718 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
  • From:


  • History of Scituate, Massachusetts By Samuel Deane, Deane
  • 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.249
  • .... 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 May 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.
  • Pg.280
  • was an older brother, probably, of William. He settle in a part of the Town at that time but little cultivated, viz. three fourths of a mile west of the present Town-house, near a small brook that runs in the meadow, and twenty rods west of the road. He died early. His widow had an infant Hannah brought to baptism 1646, which was probably near the date of his death. His other children were William and Thomas.
  • William was a soldier in Philip's war, and received a grant of land 1676. He left daughters Mary born 1652, Lydia 1654, Phebe and Hannah, but no son probably.
  • Thomas married Sarah, daughter of Rhodolphus Ellms, 1662, and had eleven children, born from 1664 to 1684. His descendants now living are Marshall Hatch, and Jonathan, who lives near the first settlement of the family.
  • Alice, who married Jonas Pickels 1657, was probably daughter of Thomas, sen.
  • Thomas, jr. deceased 1686. His will gives "To eldest son Thomas, land at Long marsh — to Rhodolphus, Joseph and Jeremiah, (the youngest child being two years old), land at Stonnington, Conn. To daughter Sarah, Lydia, Caturah, Hannah, Mary, Margaret, Abigail, 8£ each."
  • There was a Samuel Hatch, a volunteer soldier in the Pequod war, 1637.


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John Cudworth's Timeline

May 2, 1674
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Age 27
Age 29
May 16, 1706
Age 32
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Age 33
December 3, 1713
Age 39
September 21, 1715
Age 41
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
September 28, 1755
Age 81