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William Hubbard, of Essex & Ipswich

Also Known As: "Hobart"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tendring, Essex, England
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hubbard
Husband of "Mary" Hubbard and Judith Hubbard
Father of Martha Eyre; Mary Knight; John Hubbard; Rev. William Hubbard; Nathaniel Hubbard and 2 others

Occupation: teacher, husbandman
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About William Hubbard, of Essex & Ipswich

William Hubbard b. 1595 at tendring Hundred, Essex; married 2nd ? Judith Knapp; arrived New England 1630; returned to England and arrived Boston 10/8/1635 on the "Defense" with wife and children. 1. Ipswich: Founder of Ipswich Grammar School 1636.

  • Freeman 5-2-1638
  • Husbandman;

Representative 1638-46; & deputy to General Court

  • died in Boston 1670

7 children

  • Martha b.c. 1613
  • Mary b.c. 1615
  • John b. 1620
  • William b. 1621
  • Nathaniel b. 1629
  • Richard b. 1631
  • Margaret b. 1636

From The Great Migration Project, sketch for William Hubbard of Ipswich (died before 19 August 1670) (also attached), who emigrated to New England on "The Defence" with his 2nd wife Judith and children: On 18 July 1635, "W[illia]m Hubbard," husbandman, aged 50, "Judith Hubbard," aged 25, "John Hubbard," aged 15, "W[illia]m Hubbard," aged 13,"Nathaniel Hubbard," aged 6, "Richard Hubbard," aged 4, "Martha Hubbard," aged 22, and "Mary Hubbard," aged 20, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the Defence [Hotten 106-7]).


From http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/2006-05/1146684632

From his very brief inventory, we see that, aside from his landholdings in old England and in Ipswich, he owned nothing but his clothes. He owned no real estate in Boston. Apparently in his old age he went to Boston to live quietly with his eldest daughter, the twice-widowed Martha (Hubbard) (Whittingham) Eyre.


  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Feb 7 2017, 23:09:26 UTC
  • Genealogical Gleanings in England, Volume 1 By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=D0pmAAAAMAAJ
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalglea01byuwate
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalglea01byuwate#page/227/mode/1up
  • EZEKIEL ROGERS "Borne at Wetherfield in Essex in old England Now of Rowley in Essex in new England" 17 April 1660, sworn to 26 March 1661 Renders praise to God for three special blessings : "ffirst for my Nurture and Education under such a father Mr Richard Rogers, in Catechisme and knowledge of the holy scriptures the want whereof I see to be the main cause of the Errors of the times. .... etc.
  • Then follows his disposal of his estate : to wife Mary the dwelling house &c. during her natural life ; to nephew Mr Samuel Stone of Connecticut thirty pounds; to "my cousen his son John ten pounds;" to dear brother and fellow officer Mr Phillips five pounds and Aquinas his Sum. in folio ; to my sometimes servant Elizabeth Tenney ells Parratt ten pounds ; to loving neice Mrs Mary Matosius of Malden in Essex in old England ten pounds ; to loving niece Mrs Elizabeth C..ton wife of the Preacher of Roterdam in
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalglea01byuwate#page/228/mode/1up
  • Holland ten pounds ; to the wife of cousin Rogers of Billerica five pounds ; sundry gifts to servants ; all his Latin books to Harvard College and some English books, as appears in the Catalogue.
  • The rest of the estate in lands not given to wife during her natural life, he gives to the Church and town of Rowley upon condition that they pay or cause to be paid &c. unto Ezekiel Rogers the son of Mr Nathaniel Rogers late pastor of the Church of Ipswich deceased the sum of eight score pounds.
  • The real estate given to wife, for term of her life, after her decease to go to the church and town of Rowley to enable them the better to maintain two teaching elders in the church for ever, on condition that they settle an elder within four years and so from time to time when changes occur by death or removal any other way. On failure of this condition the said houses and lands to be to the use of Harvard College. Wife Mary to be sole executrix.*
  • The amount of his estate as rendered in the Inventory was over 1535£, of which 400£ was in lands that were Thomas Barker's (his wife's former husband).
  • This will is on file among the probate papers of Essex County ; but I do not find any copy of it in the Registry or any record of probate or administration granted. In the March term of the Ipswich Court, 1665, Ezekiel Rogers, the son of Mr. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich, deceased, brought suit against Mrs. Mary Rogers, the executrix of the above will, for not performing a promise and engagement made to the said Nathaniel in the behalf of his son, wherein the said Mr. Ezekiel Rogers, of Rowley, had obliged himself to provide for Ezekiel the son of Nathaniel, and to make his portion as good as the rest of the sons of the said Nathaniel. The plaintiff in his declaration says that his father for that reason gave him no portion in his estate, except a small pledge of his love, and discharged himself from any care concerning him, and, indeed, looked upon him as the elder brother, though but his fourth son.
  • This case is valuable and important, since it furnishes evidence that the wife of the Rev. William Hubbard was Mary,† and not Margaret, as all our New England authorities have had it, and thus confirms Candler's statement, made in his account of the Knapp family. I fail to find the least bit of evidence, either that Nathaniel Rogers had a daughter Margaret or that William Hubbard had a
    • * Rev. Ezekiel Rogers's will is printed in full in the REGISTER, vol. v. pp. 125-8. — ED.
    • † Candler in his Knapp pedigree gives the name of the husband of Mary Rogers as "Wm. Hobert," and in his Rogers pedigree as "Wm. Heley " (vide REGISTER, xvii. 47). Mr. Waters makes it evident that the surname in the Knapp pedigree (Hobert, i. e. Hubbard) is correct.
    • William Hubart or Hubbard of the County of Essex, England, who afterwards settled at Ipswich, Mass., married Judith, daughter of John and Martha (Blosse) Knapp, of Ipswich, England (see The Visitation of Suffolk, ed. by Metcalf, 1882, p. 149 ; Reg. xvii. 47). He was father of Rev. William Hubbard, who married Mary Rogers.
    • The first book in which I find the christian name of the wife of Rev. William Hubbard given is John Fanner's Genealogical Register, published in 1829, where on page 152 she is called "Margaret daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers." Subsequent writers have repeated Farmer's error. — EDITOR.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalglea01byuwate#page/229/mode/1up
  • wife bearing that name. This Mary Hubbard seems to be living as late as 26 March, 1685, when she joins her husband in a conveyance of certain land in Ipswich. The following are some of the depositions filed in this case.
  • .... etc.

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William Hubbard, of Essex & Ipswich's Timeline

1594
November 5, 1594
Essex, England
1613
1613
Age 18
Clacton-on-sea, Essex, England
1615
1615
Age 20
Essex, England
1620
1620
Age 25
Essex, England
1622
1622
Age 27
Essex, England
1629
1629
Age 34
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1631
1631
Age 36
Tendring, Essex, England, United Kingdom
1636
1636
Age 41
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts