Genealogy of the Cushing Family

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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: P10327
  • Death: 9 Jan 1701 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
  • Name: Matthew Cushing Lieutenant
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Bef 5 Apr 1623 in Hingham, Norfolk, England 1 2 3 4
  • Christening: 5 Apr 1623 Hingham, Norfolk, England
  • Name: Mathewe Cushinge
  • Note:
    Matthew Cushing, Lieutenant (1623 - 1701) was a wheelwright, and took an active and prominent part in the affairs of the town. Selectman in 1661, 1663, 1667, 1668, 1670, 1672, 1674, 1675, 1679, 1682, 1687, 1688, and 1695; Freeman, 1679; was known as 'Sergeant', as 'Cornet', and later as 'Lieutenant'. He resided at Hingham Centre over the river. He died without issue 9 January 1701.

    In his will of 28 Dec. 1700, gives to wife Sarah the improvement of 'my whole estate both real and personal' while she remains a widow; 'to my kinsman Matthew Cushing, the son of my brother John Cushing, who hath lived with me, all my estate(after settling legacies) if he pay to my wife, his aunt, a certain sum of money [naming it] annually while she lives.' He also bequeaths 'to my cousins which are the children of my brothers Daniel and John, namely; to Peter, Daniel, Jeremiah, Theophilus, Matthew, and Deborah, the children of Daniel Cushing, -and to John, Thomas, Jeremiah, James, Joshua, Caleb, Joseph, Benjamin, Sarah and Deborah, the children of John Cushing, to each 50;' gives '5 to Marah Burr, the wife of John Burr;' refers to a lot 'of land I had of my father-in-law John Beal.' Witnesses, Nathl. Hall, Robert Waterman, Benjamin Tuels, Samuel Thaxter.
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  • Title: Matthew Cushing Lieutenant (1623 - 1701)

    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 Jacob b: 1636 in Watertown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    • Married: 25 Feb 1653 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts

      Author: James Stevenson Cushing
      Publication: The Perrault Printing Co - Montreal, 1905; First Edition, 1877, by Lemuel Cushing (Finished by his family)
      An account of the Ancestors and Descendants of Matthew Cushing who came to America in 1638
      Page: pg 22
    2. Title: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
      Author: Joseph Savage
      Publication: Originally published 1860

      Page: x
    3. Title: History of the Town of Hingham Massachusetts: the Genealogies
      Author: George Lincoln
      Publication: Town of Hingham MA, 1893, 1982 reprint of Vol 2 & 3

      Page: x
    4. Title: England Births and Christenings 1538-1975

      Page: Hingham, Norfolk, England
      Text: Name: Mathewe Cushinge Gender: Male Christening Date: 05 Apr 1623 Christening Place: Hingham, Norfolk, England Father's Name: Cushinge Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03766-2 System Origin: England-EASy GS Film number: 1526135 Reference ID: 25

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