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Sarah Mott (Jennings)

Also Known As: "Sarah Lott; Sarah Lott-Mott; Sarah Jennings"
Birthplace: Horseheath Parish, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: after circa August 31, 1661
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: Portsmouth, Newport, RI
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Jenynges and Mary Catherine Hore
Wife of Englebret Lott and Adam Mott, of Portsmouth
Mother of Mary Mott; Jacob Mott, Sr.; Gershom Mott and Eleazer Mott
Half sister of Bernard Hore; Hezekiah Hoar; Mary Hore and Elizabeth Hore

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About Sarah Mott

Not the same as Sarah Lott

Sarah Jennings married twice, and her daughter, Mary Lott (from her first marriage to Engelbert Lott) married the son of her second husband (Adam Mott) from his first marriage. She emigrated to America on the ship "Defense" (1635) with Adam Mott, Mary Lott, daughter by previous marriage, and four step-children.Joseph, Adam, Jonathon,and Elizabeth They settled in Roxbury, MA.

Sarah Jennings was born 1604 in Horseheath, Cambridge Co., England and died AFT 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island


  1. to Englebret Lott b: ABT 1600 in Reynerwout, Netherlands and died 1631.
  2. 11 MAY 1635 in Horseheath, co. Cambridge, to Adam Mott b: ABT 1596 in Saffron Walden, Essex Co., England as his 2nd wife; he married Elizabeth Creel first. (TAG Vol. 35, page 107 Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island )

Children with Englebret Lott include

  1. Mary Lott, b. 1631, Cambridge, Cambridge, England d. 08 Oct 1712, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Married Adam Mott. [1]

Children with Adam Mott, born in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island

  1. Jacob Mott b: ABT 1636
  2. Eleazer Mott b: ABT 1638
  3. Gershom Mott b: ABT 1640


  1. there is an Engelbart Lott who emigrated from a point near the Lotte River (this is speculation by Phillips) with his two sons Pieter (born 1626) and Engelbartsen "Bartel" (born about 1630) established the Lott family in America. The Lott's were French Huguenots from Reynerwout in Drenten, Holland. They immigrated to Nieuw Amsterdam in 1652. Pieter Lott settled in Flatbush and married Gertrude Lamberts; together they had nine children. See
  2. Another Adam Mott came to Newbury, Mass., and later migrated to Long Island. In the shipping list in 1638 he was aged 19 years, and in his will in 1681 he called himself aged about 60. At his marriage to his first wife, Jane Hallet, in 1647, the Dutch Church records of New Amsterdam enter him as from Essez County. This Adam Mott had children by his first wife named James, Grace, Henry, John, Joseph and Gershom.  See


  • Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. Vol III, p 247
  • Henry Howland Crapo, Certain Comeoverers, Vol 1 pg 217.
  • Brown Thurston, Thurston Genealogies 2nd ed, pg 518.
  • G. Andrews Moriarty, "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island", Pg. 108.
  • Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, "Adam Mott, "Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P, 181-185.


Sarah is the step-mother to Adam Mott Jr.

Adam Mott married (2) in Horseheath, Cambridge, England, 11 May 1635, widow Sarah Lott. They came from Horseheath, Cambridge to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "Defence" (on 2 July 1635, "a tailor, Adam Mott," aged 39, "uxor Sara Mott," aged 31, and "children," "Jo[hn] Mott," aged 14, "Adam Mott," aged 12, "Jonathan Mott," aged 9, "Elizabeth Mott," aged 6, and "Mary Mott," aged 4, with a certificate of conformity from the minister at Cambridge, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the Defence). First settled in Roxbury; moved to Hingham in 1636, & Portsmouth in 1638. They had 3 children: Jacob, Gershom, & Eleazer.

She died after 31 August 1661.

The passenger list for Adam Mott includes daughter "Mary Mott," aged 4. Austin noted that this passenger was actually "Mary Lott . by his second wife's former husband." The parish register of Clare, Suffolk, includes the baptism on 22 October 1630 of Mary Lott, daughter of Jeremy, on 22 October 1630, a possible candidate for this stepdaughter. The will of Adam Mott includes no mention of a daughter Mary.


Category: Defence, sailed July 1635 Category: New Netherland Ancestors Category: Founders and Settlers of Rhode Island Puritan Great Migration



: Name: Sarah // :: Given Name: Sarah : Sarah was born in 1604. Sarah Jennings ... She passed away about 1661.


: Birth: :: Date: 1604 :: Place: Cambridge, Cambridge, England


: Death: :: Date: 1661 :: Place: Portsmouth, Newport County, RI


Text: Portsmoth August ye 31th 1661<ref>Source: #S1534: Page: page 386: TMPLT : Name: Page</ref>:::: ffor as much as Sarah Mott widow to the late deceased adam mott of ye towne of portsmoth hath brought hir late husbands will in to ye office of to be proued and hath Exhibeted the same to the towne Counsill thay findinge the said will som thinge dewbeious i not desclaringe the said Sarah his wife to be his Excektrix yeet the scope of the same makine hir one in powar there fore we the Counsill of the towne of portsmoth doe vnanimusly apoint the said Sarah mott & widow to the late deseaced Adam mott to be sll Execetrix duringe the terme of hir life accordinge to whot we vndarstand the meaninge of ye will to be beinge the magior part of the Counsill :::: :::: Richard Bulgar Town Clarke


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  • Source S1534: Abbreviation: THE EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH: Title: Rhode Island Historical Society,THE EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH: Subsequent Source Citation Format: Rhode Island Historical Society, THE EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH: BIBL Rhode Island Historical Society. THE EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH.: TMPLT : VALUE Rhode Island Historical Society, THE EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH: VALUE Rhode Island Historical Society, THE EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH: Name: Bibliography: Repository: #R0: No REPO record found with idR0.
  • Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ancestral File ::: Ancestral File Number: HMVV-VK
  • Source: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project:They Came To Milton ID:I14738
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Sarah Mott's Timeline

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
May 3, 1631
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Age 31
Age 31
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
Portsmouth, Newport County, RI
August 31, 1661
Age 57
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
June 24, 1933
Age 57
July 17, 1933
Age 57