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Margaret Cudworth (Hatch)

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Hatch, Jr. and Sarah Hatch
Wife of John Cudworth
Mother of Margaret Cudworth; Mary Cudworth; John Cudworth; Abigail Cudworth; Sarah Briggs and 1 other
Sister of Thomas Hatch, III; Keturah Briggs; Joseph Hatch; Jeremiah Hatch; Hannah Dunbar and 5 others

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About Margaret 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:


  • The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 70 By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Pg.255
  • .... etc.
  • 9. WILLIAM HATCHE (Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, John), baptized at Tenterden, co. Kent, 9 Dec. 1563, was living 27 Dec. 1611, when his brother Thomas made his will, but died before 13 Feb. 1627/8, when his daughter Mary was licensed to marry William Sudell. He married, probably about 1593, ANNE —— , who was living as his widow at Tenterden 22 Jan. 1629/30, when her daughter Anne was licensed to marry John Beadle of New Romney. The will of John Hatche, the testator of 1628/9, names his brother William's children.
  • Children:
    • i. JOHN, eldest son, b. abt. 1594; of Mayfield, co Sussex, in 1628/9; devisee of his uncle John's lands. Child: 1. John, living in 1628/9
    • 10. ii. THOMAS, second son, b. abt. 1596.
    • 11. iii. WILLIAM, b. abt. 1598.*
    • 12. iv. ELIZABETH, b. abt 1600.
    • v. JUDITH, second daughter, b. abt. 1602; living in 1628/9; m. abt. 1625 JOSEPH OSBORNE of Ashford co. Kent. Child: 1. Jeremy, bapt. at Ashford 3 Dec. 1626;† living in 1628/9.
    • Pg.256
    • vi. MARGARET, third daughter, b. abt. 1604; m. WILLIAM WOOD of Tenterden, co. Kent, who d. before 23 Mar. 1628/9, when she was living as his widow.
    • vii. MARY, fourth daughter, b. abt. 1606; living in 1628/9; m., probably at Kennnington, co. Kent, by licence of 13 Feb 1627/8, being then of Ashford, co. Kent, and about 21 years of age, WILLIAM SUDELL or SHUSALL of New Romney, co. Kent.
    • viii. A son, b. perhaps abt 1609; d. before 23 Mar. 1628/9.
    • ix. ANNE, youngest daughter, b. abt 1612; m., probably at St. Margaret's, Canterbury, by licence of 22 Jan. 1629/30, being then of Tenterden, co. Kent, and about 17 years of age, THOMAS BEADLE of New Romney, co. Kent.
  • 10. THOMAS HATCH (William, Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, John), of Wye, co. Kent, and Scituate, Mass., born, probably about 1596, died in New England before 14 June 1646, when his widow brought her daughter Hannah to be baptized.* He married, probably about 1622 LYDIA —— . He lived for a while at Wye, where in 1626 and 1628 two of his children were baptized. .... The date of his emigration to New England is not known; but he may have come with his brother William, on his second trip to New England, in the Castle, in 1638. He settled at Scituate, and was proposed as a freeman 5 Mar. 1638/9.
  • His widow, Lydia, married secondly, abot 1654, John Spring of Watertown, Mass., but continued to live in Scituate. About her the Plymouth Colony Records, uner date of 6 Oct. 1659, have the following: "Conserning a certaine woman, viz", the wife of John Spring, of Watertowne, which was somtimes the wife of Thomas Hatch, of Scittuate, which said woman hath lived about three or foure yeares att Sicttuate from her husband, the Court have ordered, that shee either repaire to her husband with all convenient speed, or to repaire to Duxburrow to the house of Mr Alden, on the twentyeth of this p'sent month of Octobert, to give a reason why shee doth not; and incase shee shall refuse to attend this order, the Court will take a speedy course to send her to her said husband."† Evidently she satisfied the authorities as to her reasons for living apart from her husband, for in 1665 she was still living in Scituate, when, as Lydia Spring, she took oath to the statements which her son-in-law, Jonas Pickles, made to her as to his wishes regarding the disposition of his property after his death.
    • Children:
    • i. WILLIAM, b. in England abt. 1624; emigrated with his parents to New England; lived at Scituate and later at Swansea, Mass.,
    • * Much confusion has arisen and numerous errors have appeared in various printed works regarding two settlers in Plymough Colony named Thomas Hatch. Besides Thomas Hatch of Scituate, there was a Thomas Hatach, an early propietor of Dorchester, Mass., who was propounded as a freeman 14 May 1634. (Massachusetts Bay Records, vol. 1, p. 369.) He removed to Barnstable, where he was propounded as a freeman 1 June 1641. At Barnstable, in Aug. 1643, he was on the list of those able to bear arms, that is, he was between 16 and 60 years of age. He had land in both Yarmouth and Barnstable, and took the oath of fidelity in Yarmouth in 1657. he died about 1660, and on 7 May 1661 his widow Grace presented his inventory. On 3 Mar. 1662/3 administration on his estate was granted Jonathan Hatch and to Lydia, wife of Henry Taylor, who were without doubt his children. (Plymouth Colony Records, Court Orders, vol. 4, p. 31.) This Thomas Hatch of Dorchester, Yarmouth, and Barnstable did not belong to the Hatch family of Scituate, which came from co. Kent.
    • † Plymouth Colony Records, Court Orders, vol. 3, p. 174.
    • where he d. abt. 1702; m. at Scituate, 13 May 1652, SUSANNA ANNIBALL, dau. of Anthony of Scituate. He joined with his brothers Jeremiah and Thomas in deeds in 1680 and 1682.* Children: 1. Mary, bapt. at Scituate 3 Oct. 1652. 2. Lydia, b. at Scituate 7 Jan. 1654/5. 3. William, bapt. at Scituate 29 Apr. 1660.
    • ii. JEREMIAH, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 23 July 1626; emigrated with his parents to New England; d. between 1709 or 1710, when he ordered James Torrey to obliterate three lines in his will,† and 16 Mar. 1712/13, when the will was proved; m. at Scituate, 29 Dec. 1657, MARY HEWES, dau. of John "the Welchman." She d. between 1713 and 20 Sept. 1716, when her will was proved. Jeremiah Hatch was a shipbuilder at Scituate. .... Children, b. at Scituate: 1. Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1658/9. 2. Jeremiah, b. 31 Aug. 1660. 3. Joanna, b. 21 Mar. 1662/3. 4. Mercy, b. 15 Apr. 1665. 5. John, b. 4 Jan 1666/7. 6. Elizabeth, b. 10 Mar. 1668/9; m. her second cousin, Israel Hatch (11, i, 7). 7. Lydia, b. 5 Dec. 1669. 8. Phebe, b. 8 Apr. 1671. 9 Thomas, b. 15 Dec. 1672. 10 James, b. 4 May 1674. 11. Anna, b. 6 Oct. 1677. 12. Deborah, b. 24 Mar. 1678/9.
    • iii. THOMAS, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 9 Nov. 1628; emigrated with his parents to New England; m. at Scituate, 4 Feb. 1662/3, SARAH ELMES, b. at Scituate 29 Sept. 1645, dau. of Rodulphus and Catherine (Whitecombe) of Scituate. Children, b. at Scituate: 1. Sarah, b. 23 May 1664. 2. Lydia, b. 9 Dec. 1666. 3. Mary, b. 19 Jan. 1668/9. 4. Thomas, b. 4 Dec. 1670. 5. Keturah, b. 8 Apr. 1672. 6. Hannah, b. 26 July 1673. 7 Rodulphus, b. 26 Dec. 1674. 8. Margaret, b. 26 Aug. 1677. 9. Abigail, b. 10 Nov. 1678. 10. Joseph, b. 6 May 1682. 11. Jeremiah, b. 2 Mar. 1684/5.
    • iv. MARY, b. in England, probably abt. 1631; emigrated with her parents to New England; m. DANIEL PRIOR. Child: 1. Daniel, bapt. at Scituate 6 July 1656.‡
    • v. ALICE, bapt. at Tenterden, co. Kent, 25 Sept. 1636; emigrated with her parents to New England; m. (1) at Scituate, 23 Dec. 1657, JONAS PICKLES, who d. between 15 Dec. 1664, when he made his nuncupative will, and 27 Sept. 1665, when his mother-in-law, Lydia ( —— ) (Hatch) Spring, took oath about the satements that he had made to her as to the disposition of his property; m. (2) at Scituate, in Dec. 1665, THOMAS ROOSE. Children by first husband, b. at Scituate: 1. Jonas, b. 5 Feb. 1658/9; d young. 2. Mercy, b. 28 Dec. 1660. 3. Nathan, b. 28 Jan. 1661/2. 4 Jonas, b. 10 Mar. 1663/4. 5. Lydia, b. 10 Apr. 1665. Children by second husband, b. at Scituate: 6. Thomas, b. 10 Sept. 1666. 7. Patient, b. 31 Mar. 1668/9 [sic]. 8 Hannah, b. 23 May 1669 [sic].
    • vi. HANNAH, bapt. at Scituate 14 June 1646, being presented by her mother, "widow Hatch," and being then evidently a child several years old and not an infant; m. at Scituate, 6 Dec. 1658, SAMUEL UTLEY. Child: 1. Lydia, b. at Scituate 28 Dec. 1659.
    • * Copies of these deeds are in the possession of Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, Mass.
    • † See deposition attached to the will, in the Plymouth Probate Records.
    • ‡ Savage's Genealogical Dict., vol. 3, p. 488, states that Daniel Prior or Pryor had a wife Mary; and in the records of the Second Church of Scituate, under date of 6 July 1656, is found the baptism of "Daniel grandchild to our sister Spring, and sonne to Daniel Pryor."
  • .... etc.


  • 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 Bostin, 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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Margaret Cudworth's Timeline

August 26, 1677
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
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May 16, 1706
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Scituate, Plymouth, MA
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December 3, 1713
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September 21, 1715
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Scituate, Plymouth, MA
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