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Sailing up from Plymouth, shortly after it was settled, came the Men of Kent. They discovered this harbor and realized its future possibilities of farming and trade. The first plantations of Satuit were laid out by the Men of Kent before 1623 on Third Cliff and here the whining creek of their first windmills merged with the soft soughing of the breezes which turned their great sails.

Who were there Men of Kent? They were a band of “merchant adventurers” from England’s garden spot, County Kent. Led by one Timothy Hatherly, founder of Scituate, they formed a group known as “The Conihasset Proprietors” and built a road from Third Cliff around the marshes to the Harbor which still bears the name they gave it – Kent Street. Along it in 1633 they laid out “Six houses lots of four acres extending eight rods along the street and eighty rods up into the woods,” and on July 1 of that year Scituate was established as a town. Like their Pilgrim neighbors, they pushed back the forests, built their thatch-roofed log houses and established their first log meeting house and cemetery on the little hill above their homes. Thus the nucleus of Scituate township was born. Its confines extended as far inland as the town of Abington, included parts of Pembroke, Hanover and Cohasset, all of Norwell and two miles south beyond the North River into what is now Marshfield. This latter stretch is still spoken of as “Two Mile.” This little family of townships still share with Scituate in marked degrees, her charm and history and must historically be included in the mother town. More..........

Conihassett Partners

  • Mr. Charles Chauncey
  • Thomas Chambers
  • John Williams, Sr.
  • James Cudworth
  • Joseph Tilden
  • Henry Merritt
  • Thomas Rawlens
  • Thomas Tarte
  • John Hoar
  • Richard Sealis
  • Thomas Ensign
  • Thomas Chittenden
  • John Stockbridge
  • John Allin
  • Thomas Hiland
  • John Whetcomb
  • John Woodfield
  • Edward Jenkins
  • John Hallett
  • Ann Vinal
  • William Holmes
  • John Whiston
  • Gowin White
  • John Daman
  • Rhodolphus Eellms
  • Richard Man