Genealogy of the Cushing Family 2010

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An account of the Ancestors and Descendants of Matthew Cushing who came to America in 1638
Researching the Cushing families of England and Ireland who emigrated to Canada and the United States
Also including the Descendants of Maurice Cushing of County Kerry, Ireland
And the Descendants of Edward Cushing of County Cork, Ireland
Plus the Descendants of Pierre Courchesne of Paris, France

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  • ID: P10249
  • Burial: Aft 31 Mar 1708 Old Ship Cemetery (Hingham Cemetery), Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts 1
  • Name: John Cushing Hon. Colonel
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 Jan 1627 in Hingham, Norfolk, England 2 3 4 5 6
  • Death: 31 Mar 1708 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Note:
    John Cushing, Hon. Colonel (1627 - 1708), aged eleven in 1638, came with his parents Matthew and Nazareth and four siblings to New England. John returned to England briefly in 1657-1658, visiting his uncle Peter Cushing in London, and buying clothes, a bed tick and a pair of steel yards there, as well as travelling to Norwich and Hingham in Norfolk, where he visited other relatives .... This trip may represent the beginnings of John Cushing's long career as a merchant, town official and justice of the peace.

    Also in 1657 he, together with Matthias Briggs, purchased for 120 pounds the Varsall Estate in Scituate of Capt. John Vassall, son of William Vassall, to whom it was laid out 1634, which consisted of 120 acres with house and barns. He did not move there, however, until about 1662. The land on which the farm was situated was always known as (Bell House Neck), a name given to the place in consequence of a bell that hung at the house there, for a century, to give an alarm to the neighboring country in case of the approach of Indians. In 1663 he was surveyor of highways and in 1667, receiver of excises. He was deputy to the colony in 1674, and was often reelected. In 1673, he was on the committee for dividing Scituate lands; and in 1676, was chosen to report to the Government a statement of all services of the soldiers of Scituate in the war with King Philip. Selectman from 1674 to 1686 inclusive, and County Magistrate (Plymouth Co.) 1685 to 1692. Assistant of the Old Colony Government of Plymouth Colony 1689 to 1691, and representative to the General Court at Boston in 1692 (the first year after the two colonies, Plymouth and Massachusetts, were united), and for several succeeding years to 1697, Member of the Council 1706 and 1707. He was also Colonel of the Plymouth Regiment.
    Occupation: Farmer, exporter, ship owner,
    1692 First Representative from Scituate, Mass.
    CEMETERY:

    John Cushing 1627-1708



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    Father: Matthew Cushing b: 25 Feb 1588 in Hingham, Norfolk, England c: 2 Mar 1589 in Hardingham, Norfolk, England
    Mother: Nazareth Pitcher b: 30 Oct 1586 in Hingham, Norfolk, England

    Marriage 1 Sarah Hawke b: Bef 1 Aug 1641 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts c: 1 Aug 1641 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    • Married: 20 Jan 1658 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    Children
    1. Has Children John Cushing Hon. Lieutenant Colonel b: 28 Apr 1662 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    2. Has Children Thomas B. Cushing Hon. b: 26 Dec 1663 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    3. Has Children Matthew B. Cushing b: 23 Feb 1665 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    4. Has Children Jeremiah Cushing b: 13 Jul 1666 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts c: 15 Jul 1666 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    5. Has Children James M. Cushing b: 27 Jan 1668 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts c: 21 Mar 1669 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    6. Has Children Joshua Cushing Hon. Captain b: 27 Aug 1670 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts c: 16 Oct 1670 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    7. Has Children Sarah Cushing b: 26 Aug 1671 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    8. Has Children Caleb Cushing Rev b: 6 Jan 1673 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    9. Has Children Deborah Cushing b: 14 Sep 1674 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts c: 4 Oct 1675 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    10. Has No Children Mary Cushing b: 30 Aug 1676 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts c: 3 Oct 1676 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    11. Has Children Joseph Cushing Hon. b: 23 Sep 1677 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts c: 12 May 1678 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    12. Has No Children Benjamin Cushing Lieutenant b: 4 Feb 1679 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Sources:
    1. Title: Findagrave.com
      Note:

      Page: Old Ship Cemetery (Hingham Cemetery), Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    2. Title: GENEALOGY OF THE CUSHING FAMILY
      Author: James Stevenson Cushing
      Publication: The Perrault Printing Co - Montreal, 1905; First Edition, 1877, by Lemuel Cushing (Finished by his family)
      Note:
      An account of the Ancestors and Descendants of Matthew Cushing who came to America in 1638
      Page: pg 22, 24-25
    3. Title: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
      Author: Joseph Savage
      Publication: Originally published 1860
      Note:

      Page: x
    4. Title: History and Genealogy of the Briggs Family 1254-1937
      Author: L. Vernon Briggs, 1938
      Note:
      3 Vol
      Page: x
    5. Title: History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement to 1831
      Author: Samuel Deane
      Note:

      Page: 254
    6. Title: General Register of First Settlers of New England
      Note:

      Page: 74

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