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Hon. John Cushing

Male 1695 - 1778  (82 years)


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  • Name John Cushing 
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born 17 July 1695  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation judge 
    Died 19 March 1778  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • John first married Elizabeth Holmes, second Mary Cotton.

      From the Genealogy of the Cushing Family, page 48:
      John resided at Belle House in Scituate. He was Town Clerk from 1719 to 1744; representative from Scituate in 1721 and for several succeeding years; Judge of Probate Plymouth Co. 1739; Justice of the Court of Common Pleas (Plymouth Co.) from 1738 to 1751, when he was transferred to the Superior Court; Judge of the Superior Court from 1747 to 1771, when he resigned (Judge Cushing received his appointment to the Supreme Court from Washington); and a Councillor of the Province from 1746 to 1763. ‘His introduction into the office (of Councillor) was attended with a more unanimous vote than any ever before had--having all the votes save one.’— Rev. Josiah Cotton. He was one of the presiding Judges at the trial of the British soldiers for the massacre at Boston 5 Mar 1770.

      In 1743 John built the Walnut Tree Hill Mansion, a large and imposing building. The mansion burned in 1872. [2, 3]
    Person ID I272  Schirado
    Last Modified 31 May 2013 

    Father Hon. John Cushing,   b. 28 April 1662, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 January 1736, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Deborah Loring,   b. 15 March 1668, Hull, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 June 1713, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 20 May 1688  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F138  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Elizabeth Holmes,   b. 15 September 1695, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 March 1726, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 1 April 1718  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Deborah Cushing,   b. 16 November 1718, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 March 1747, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +2. Sarah Cushing,   b. 26 March 1720, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 March 1795  (Age 74 years)
    +3. John Cushing,   b. 16 August 1722, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 June 1798  (Age 75 years)
     4. Nathaniel Cushing,   b. 12 August 1724, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 April 1725, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. William Cushing,   b. 23 September 1725, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 February 1726, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F207  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Mary Cotton,   b. 14 August 1710, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 March 1769, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 20 November 1729  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Mary C. Cushing,   b. 6 September 1730, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 October 1796, Suffield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Hon. William Cushing,   b. 1 March 1732, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 September 1810, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Charles Cushing,   b. 13 August 1734, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 November 1810  (Age 76 years)
     4. Edward Cushing,   b. 6 September 1736, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 January 1736[/7], Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hannah Cushing,   b. 2 September 1738, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1790, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     6. Bethia Cushing,   b. 29 March 1740, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 December 1768, West Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     7. (infant daughter) Cushing,   b. 20 June 1742, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 June 1742  (Age 0 years)
     8. Roland Cushing,   b. 9 January 1743, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 March 1748, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     9. Lucy Cushing,   b. 30 December 1745, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Quebec, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     10. Abigail Cushing,   b. 8 June 1748, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 October 1824, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     11. Roland Cushing,   b. 26 February 1749, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Family ID F587  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    2. [S16] James S. Cushing, (Perrault, Montreal, 1905).

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

    4. [S42] .


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