Rev. Seaborn Cotton

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Rev. Seaborn Cotton

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: At sea, Coming to US, England
Death: April 20, 1686 (52)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Cotton and Sarah Mather
Husband of Dorothy Cotton and Prudence Hammond (Wade)
Father of Stilborn Cotton; Dorothy Smith; Rev. John Cotton; Anna Johnson; Sarah Pierce and 8 others
Brother of Sarah Cotton; Rev. John Cotton, Jr.; Elizabeth Cotton; Maria Mather and Rowland Cotton

Occupation: Puritan Minister, Reverend, Reverand
Managed by: Private User
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About Rev. Seaborn Cotton

Rev. Seaborn Cotton was born at sea on August 12, 1633, before his arrival at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Seaborn graduated from Harvard College in 1651 and preached at Weathersfield or Windsor CT, 1755, and was ordained as the fourth minister of Hampton, NH 1658.

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From findagrave.com:

Birth: Aug 12 1633, At Sea

Death: Apr 19 1686, Hampton, Rockingham Co, NH, USA

Seaborn Cotton was son of Rev John Cotton & Sarah (Hawkredd) Cotton. Seaborn Cotton & Dorothy Bradstreet m Jun 14 1654 in Andover, Essex Co, MA. Seaborn Cotton b in transit from, Boston, Old, to Boston, New Eng. Seaborn graduated from Harvard College 1651 & preached at Weathersfield or Windsor, CT, 1755 & was ordained as 4th minister of Hampton, NH 1658. He m2 Prudence Wade, widow of Dr Anthony Crosby of Rowley, MA. (Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, Massachusetts, p 117) Seaborn, Hampton, eldest son of 1st John, b 12 Aug as is said, by me, w/out proof, by author. Of dilig. Mr Thornton, in pedigree, Geneal Reg I. 164, on passage, but bapt in Boston, 8Sep1633, HC 1651, freem 1655, m 14 Jun 1654, Dorothy, eldest dtr of Gov Simon Bradstreet, who d 26Feb1672, had Dorothy, b 11Nov1656; John, 8May1658, HC 1678, bef ment; Sarah, 22Feb1660, d soon; Ann, 22Aug1661; Sarah, 2Jul1663; Elizabeth 13Aug1665; Mercy, 3Nov1666; Abiah, 5Apr1669, d soon; & Mary, 22Apr1670. He for sec who m 9Jul1673, Prudence, dtr of Jonathan Wade of Ipswich, & wid of Dr Anthony Crosby of Rowley, had Rowland, b 29Aug1674, HC 1696; & Wade, 6Oct1676, d young. He prob preach at Windsor, & other places, but was ord at Harvard aft long trial, 1660, & d 19, was bur 23Apr1686. Of these ch Dorothy m Joseph Smith, & d 1706; Ann m George Carr, &, next, William Johnson, & d 7Dec1702 at Boston; Sarah m 27Aug1680, Richard Pierce of Boston, & d 2Aug1690; Elizabeth m Rev William Williams of Hatfield; Mercy m Peter Tufts, f of Rev John, HC 1708; Mary m1 John Atwater of Salem, & m2 Samuel Partridge Jr of Hadley, & d1729; & Rowland, who had ent College in 1692, left for ill health, went to Eng & Holland to acquire skill in medicine, had degree in it, & was physician at Isle of Wight. But in Diary of his nephew dilig Reg of Plymouth, he is said to have been minister settled at Warminster, in Wiltshire, & d 1753. In copious progeny of famous Cotton, of 2nd & 3rd generations it is observed how small is proportion of those who pass mid Age. (Savage, v.I, p.464)

Inventory of estate of Rev Seaborn Cotton, who d Apr 20 1686; taken Apr 26 1686; amt, £309.13.6; amt of goods given to Mrs Prudence Cotton which belonged to her former husband, Mr Crosby, £68.2.0; signed by John Sanborn, Henry Dow, Samuel Sherburne, & John Tuck. (Genealogy of Patty Rose, Internet)

Burial: Pine Grove Cem, Hampton, Rockingham Co, NH, USA


Born at sea, graduated Harvard College 1651, married Dorothy Bradstreet 14 June 1654.
Born at sea in transit from England to Massachusetts Bay Colony on the ship Griffin. Graduated from Harvard College in 1651.

From Alfred Gooding, Minister of the South Parish, Portsmouth, N.H.*

From the Granite Monthly Vol. 42, pgs. 283-5 (1910)

"He was settled in Hampton in 1657 at a salary of sixty-five pounds (afterwards increased to eighty pounds), a parsonage and the use of a farm of two hundred acres. No sermon by him exists in print. He apparently kept no record of church affairs or statistics; only a few memoranda of events, a membership list and the like, were found among his papers. What a pity that a ministry of thirty-one years should have been so scantily recorded. The only contemporary mention of him that we have is a brief word by his nephew, the famous Cotton Mather, who says in his "Magnalia" that he "was esteemed a thorough scholar and an able preacher," and that he especially abominated the Pegagian heresy. He married twice and had a noble family of eleven children."


Born at sea. Parents were migrating from England to Boston, MA

Baptized Sept 8 1633 in Boston.

First Congregation Church (oldest church in New Hampshire) pastor from 1659-1686


://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/hampton/history/probate/seaborncotton1684.htm Last Will and Testament of Rev. Seaborn Cotton of Hampton, New Hampshire 1684

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Rev. Seaborn Cotton's Timeline

1633
August 12, 1633
At sea, Coming to US, England
September 8, 1633
Boston, , Ma
1655
November 21, 1655
Age 22
1656
November 11, 1656
Age 23
Probably Hampton, Old Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1658
May 18, 1658
Age 24
Hampton, Old Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1661
August 22, 1661
Age 28
Hampton, Old Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1663
July 2, 1663
Age 29
Hampton, Old Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1665
August 13, 1665
Age 32
Hampton, Old Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1666
November 3, 1666
Age 33
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire