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Capt. Theophilus Cushing

Male 1657 - 1718  (60 years)


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  • Name Theophilus Cushing 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 19 May 1657  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 7 June 1657  [1
    Occupation farmer 
    Will The will of Theophilus Cushing, dated 3 Jan 1717/18, gives 'to wife Mary, thirty-two shares in the second part of 3d division in Cohasset; also land at 'Planters' Hill;' my quick stock, all my movables, and the improvement of my whole estate while she remains a widow; afterwards to go to sons Theophilus and Seth when they become of age. To daughter Deborah £100; to son Nehemiah land in Abington, and the release of a bond for money lent him; to son Adam land and buildings formerly purchased of William Sprague, sen r.; to son David land purchased of Samuel Stodder, also the lot purchased of my brother Samuel Thaxter; to son Abel house and land I purchased of William Sprague, Jr., lying near 'Page's Bridge;' to son Theophilus my dwelling-house, barn, and land on the west side of the road, and land at 'Wakely's Marsh;' to son Seth land and other valuables; and the sons are to pay £100 each to their sister Deborah;' w. Mary executrix. 
    Died 7 January 1717/8  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Theophilus purchased from his aunt, widow of Mathias Briggs, the latter’s homestead near Pear Tree Hill.

      From Lincoln’s History of Hingham:
      Theophilus and Mary resided on Main St., South Hingham. He was selectman 1697, 1707, and 1715, and representative 1702–04, 1707 and 1713.
      In his will, dated 3 Jan. 1717–18, gives “to wife Mary, thirty-two shares in the second part of 3d division in Cohasset; also land at ‘Planters' Hill’; my quick stock, all my movables, and the improvement of my whole estate while she remains a widow; afterwards to go to sons Theophilus and Seth when they become of age.   To daughter Deborah £100; to son Nehemiah land in Abington, and the release of a bond for money lent him; to son Adam land and buildings formerly purchased of William Sprague, senr.; to son David land purchased of Samuel Stodder, also the lot purchased of my brother Samuel Thaxter; to son Abel house and land I purchased of William Sprague, Jr., lying near ‘Page's Bridge;’ to son Theophilus my dwelling-house, barn, and land on the west side of the road, and land at 'Wakely's Marsh’; to son Seth land and other valuables; and the sons are to pay £100 each to their sister Deborah”;  wife Mary executrix. [2, 3]
    Person ID I268  Schirado
    Last Modified 17 May 2013 

    Father Daniel Cushing, Esq,   b. about 1619, Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 December 1700, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother 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
    Family ID F191  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Thaxter,   b. 19 August 1667, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1737  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 28 November 1688  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Capt. Nehemiah Cushing,   b. 18 July 1689, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 December 1774, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Mary Cushing,   b. 9 February 1690/1, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 August 1699, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    +3. Capt. Adam Cushing,   b. 24 October 1692/3, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 January 1752, Weymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +4. David Cushing,   b. December 1694, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 September 1723, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
    +5. Capt. Abel Cushing,   b. 24 October 1696, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1750, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Rachel Cushing,   b. 17 August 1698, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 September 1699, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Mary Cushing,   b. 26 September 1701, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 August 1716, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    +8. Theophilus Cushing,   b. 16 June 1703, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 June 1779, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +9. Seth Cushing,   b. 13 December 1705, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1761  (Age 55 years)
    +10. Deborah Cushing,   b. 26 September 1707, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +11. Lydia Cushing,   b. 13 February 1709/10, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 August 1736, Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Family ID F198  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).

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

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


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