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Nathaniel Baker, of Hingham

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Hingham, Norfolk, England
Death: June 3, 1682 (68)
Hingham, Plymouth , Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Baker, Il and Mary Frances Baker
Husband of Sarah Baker
Father of Mary Loring
Brother of Alexander Baker; Rev. Nicholas Baker; William Baker and Samuel Baker

Occupation: Yeoman, farmer, constable
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About Nathaniel Baker, of Hingham

Nathaniel Baker

  • Birth: by 1614 - England
  • Parents: Nicholas Baker, Mary Frances Ingram
  • Spouse: Sarah Lane
  • Death: June 3 1682 - Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Nathaniel BAKER, yeoman, Watertown proprietor before 1636, Hull 1642, Hingham, died 6/3/1682. Active in King Philip's War.  Nathaniel and his brother, Rev. Nicholas Baker, both came to Hingham 1635


  1. Sarah LANE born ENG, of Dorchester MA, died 8/19/1695 at daughter's house in Hull


  1. Mary baptized 8/1639 Hingham, only child. Married John Loring.

Nathaniel Baker or his wife was admitted to Hingham church by July 1639 when their daughter, Mary, was baptized [NEHGR 121:11].

From The History of Hingham:

Nathaniel, brother of the preceding, married Sarah, daughter of William Lane of Dorchester, Mass. She was born in England and died at the house of her son-in-law, John Loring of Hull, 19 Aug 1695. He died in Hingham 3 June 1682. "Farmer," and a large land-owner. Constable, 1668; Selectman, 1661 and 1676. Was in active service in King Philip's War. Resided on East Street on land now owned by the Hingham Ag'l and Hort'l Soc'y. In his will of May 11, 1682, he provides for wife Sarah, and gives to the children of his son-in-law, John Loring; also 10s to each of the children of his deceased brother Nicholas, late of Scit. Child -- Mary, baptised in Hingham August 1639, married December 16, 1657, John Loring of Hull, and died 13 July 1679, mt. 40th year.

From The Great Migration Begins: Sketches - PRESERVED PURITAN


He was a brother of Rev. NICHOLAS BAKER of Hingham, Hull and Scituate, naming the six children of his brother, Nicholas, in his will. Nicholas named his brother, Nathaniel, an overseer of his will.


Nathaniel Baker unsuccessfully sued the town of Hingham, the General Court upholding the jury's verdict in the matter, 23 May 1650 [MBCR 3:197-198], mentioned again on 30 May 1650 [MBCR 4:1:14].

   At the Suffolk County Court session of 27 January 1673/4, Nathaniel Baker of Hingham brought suit against Humphrey Johnson of Hingham in the amount of £20 for refusing to sign a deed of Lot 44 in the second division of "Conahasset upland" in Hingham, which land Baker had formerly bought of said Johnson and had paid him in full for it, the jury finding for the plaintiff [SCC 1:392].

   Samuel Lincoln of Hingham was admonished by the Suffolk County Court during its session of 28 July 1674 for peeling an apple tree and cutting off the ears of a horse belonging to Nathaniel Baker [SCC 1:480].

   In the Suffolk County Court session of 30 October 1677, Nathaniel Baker of Hingham complained against Simon Burr Jr. of Hingham for assailing and wounding him on the road as he was riding from Hingham to Scituate, for which Burr was found guilty and sentenced to be whipped thirty stripes, and to pay Baker £10 plus costs of court and prison, the corporal punishment being remitted upon payment of the fine [SCC 2:866-67].

   A complaint was brought before the Suffolk County Court session of 30 July 1678 against Nathaniel Baker of Hingham for voting more than once at one time for a selectman, the court fining him 20s. and costs of court [SCC 2:939].

   The inventory of Nathaniel Baker's estate included an Indian servant, valued at £6 [SPR 9:87-88].

   Two wives are assigned to Nathaniel Baker solely on the basis of the will of William Lane, which names his son-in-law but not his daughter, which has been interpreted above to imply that his daughter was dead when he drew up his will. If this interpretation is not made, then it may be that Nathaniel Baker had only one wife, Sarah Lane, daughter of William.


   In his will, dated 11 May 1682 and proved 25 July 1682, Nathaniel Baker of Hingham bequeathed "unto my beloved wife Sarah Baker all my household goods ... and also my Indians, man and woman servants, for their apprenticeships"; to "my beloved wife Sarah for ... her natural life my whole estate not already disposed of ... and at her decease my will is that Joseph Loring my grandchild shall have all my houses, orchards, and home land adjoining hereunto, and a piece of salt meadow adjoining to said land which said meadow was sometimes Nolton's, as also one piece of salt meadow in the home meadow sometimes Strong's, also my salt meadow at Porter's Cove from the head of said cove towards Bass Point, also that my lot of land at a place called the worlds end, also one lot next to the Ware River in the Neck, so called, also a grant of salt meadow I had of Henry Chamberlin at Cohasset, also ten shares of my common rights or privileges in the Town of Hingham, and also two-thirds of my land, both meadow and upland, that lyeth between the highway that leadeth into the Neck and the Fresh River, so called, also two-thirds of my great lot over said river on the left side of the way to Turkey Hill, also two-thirds of my third division lot so called, also my lot in the fourth division next Waymouth, also my cattle and moveables not already disposed," the abovesaid estate to "my said grandchild Joseph Loring to him and his heirs forever if he live to have any child, otherwise to be equally divided amongst his brothers after the said Joseph's decease, saving one-third of said estate to his widow, if he leave any, during her natural life, provided also the said Joseph Loring doth relinquish or give up his right to or interest in certain parcels of land given by me Nathanael Baker to his father John Loring to be divided amongst his sons ... as also that the said Joseph pay ... to his brother Jacob Loring and to his sisters Marah and Rachel Loring" £100, of which £50 to Jacob at age 21 or one year after the death of his grandmother Baker, and to Marah and Rachel £25 each at the age of 18, or one year after the death of their grandmother Baker, and if any of these three grandchildren died before receiving his or her legacy, then that person's share is to be divided among those surviving; to "my grandchild Nathaniel Loring all that my lot of land in the second division of Cohasset upland and a piece of salt meadow on the south side of the Great Neck at Cohasset of about four or five acres"; to "my grandsons Thomas Loring, Isaac Loring, Nathan[ie]ll Loring, and Jacob Loring all that my part share or interest in a parcel of land lying in the Narragansett Country in partnership with Capt. Hobart, Lt. Smith, and Deacon John Levit, to be equally divided betwixt my said grandsons or the survivors of them when they come to age"; to "my grandchild Daniel Loring a great lot lying on the great plain which was formerly the lot of William Carsley, and unto the six children of my brother Nicholas Baker deceased ten shillings apiece"; to "my son-in-law John Loring my right in a lot of land with the deed for the same that I had of Humphrey Johnson in the second division of Cohasset upland"; "Sarah my beloved wife and Joseph Loring my grandson" to be executors; "Deacon John Leavitt, Capt. John Thaxter, Cornet Mathew Cushing, and John Jacob" to be overseers [SPR 6:386-88].


Birth place seen as Beaminster, Dorset, , England which does not correlate with his known brother, Rev. Nicholas Baker of Scituate, who is said to have originated in Hingham, Norfolk, England


  1. Genealogical record Rev. Nicholas Baker (1610-1678) and his descendents by Fred A. Baker.Published 1917 by The author in Detroit, Mich . Page 6 etc
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Nathaniel Baker, of Hingham's Timeline

Hingham, Norfolk, England
August 16, 1639
Age 25
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
June 3, 1682
Age 68
Hingham, Plymouth , Massachusetts