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Daniel Cushing, Esq

Male about 1619 - 1700  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Daniel Cushing 
    Suffix Esq 
    Born about 1619  Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 April 1619  Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation Wheelwright 
    Died 3 December 1700  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Hingham Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Daniel first married Lydia Gilman, second Elizabeth (Jacob) Thaxter, widow of John Thaxter.

      Daniel came to Hingham, MA, with his parents in 1635 at the age of 16.

      From The Genealogy of the Cushing Family, page 23:
      A lot of land was granted to him by the Town of Hingham in 1665. He became a freeman in 1671, was an active magistrate and for many years Town Clerk of Hingham, and by the faithful discharge of the duties of this last office rendered invaluable service to the modern antiquary. From 1682, and for many years he kept a country store. Selectman in 1665 and for many years after. Also in the years 1680, 1682, and 1695 he was a delegate to the General Court.
      A work has been published, styled Extracts from the Minutes of Daniel Cushing, of Hingham, with a photograph of his manuscript, etc. Boston — folio. Press of John Wilson & Son, 1865 ; printed by Lincoln. Henry Austin Whitney, of Boston, prepared an addition containing a list of names of persons from Hingham, Eng., and printed by Drake.
      He left a full and minute will, dated 11 Sept., 1693, a copy of which may be found in the N.E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. XIV., p. 293.

      From Deane’s History of Scituate:
      To Daniel Cushing, that town [Hingham] is indebted for the first accurate records of the proceedings of the town. His clerkship commenced in 1669, and the method and neatness of the records for many years, does him much credit.

      From Lincoln’s History of Hingham:
      Daniel was an active business man, sagacious and thorough in whatever he undertook; a magistrate of more than ordinary ability; selectman 1665, and for many yrs. after; town clerk from 1669 until the time of his decease; delegate to the General Court in 1680, 1682, and 1695, and a man of influence and power in the community. It is to him more than to any of his contemporaries that the present generation is indebted for much of the valuable information which has come down to us relating to the early planters of this town. He accumulated a large property for the period in which he lived, and his will, dated 11 Sept. 1693, proved 18 Feb. 1700-1, covers sev. pages of MS., in the S.P. rec's. Resided on the paternal homestead, Main St., below ‘Pear Tree Hill.’

      Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
      Also called the Old Ship Cemetery
      Daniel Cushing, d. 3 Dec 1700
      Lydia Cushing, d. 12 Mar 1689 [1, 2, 3, 4]
    Person ID I256  Schirado
    Last Modified 31 May 2013 

    Father Matthew Cushing,   b. about March 1588, Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 September 1660, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Nazareth Pitcher,   b. about October 1586, Hardingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 January 1681/2, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married 5 August 1613  Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F137  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Lydia Gilman,   b. say 1623, Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 March 1688/9, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 19 January 1645  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Peter Cushing,   b. 29 March 1646, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 April 1719, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Daniel Cushing,   b. 23 July 1648, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1716, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Deborah Cushing,   b. 13 November 1651, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 January 1710, Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +4. Rev. Jeremiah Cushing,   b. 3 July 1654, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 March 1705/6, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +5. Capt. Theophilus Cushing,   b. 19 May 1657, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 January 1717/8, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +6. Capt. Matthew Cushing,   b. 15 July 1660, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 June 1715, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Family ID F191  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Elizabeth Jacob,   b. about 1634, prob. Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 November 1725, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 23 March 1690/1  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F246  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] James S. Cushing, (Perrault, Montreal, 1905).

    2. [S12] George Lincoln, et al., (published by the Town of Hingham, 1893).

    3. [S3] L. Vernon Briggs, (1938).

    4. [S6] Samuel Deane, (Loring, Boston, 1831).

    5. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).


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