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Capt. John Jacob

Male about 1630 - 1693  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name John Jacob 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born about 1630  Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 26 February 1630  Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 18 September 1693  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried High Street Cemetery, South Hingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John came to New England with his parents in 1633.

      From Lincoln’s History of Hingham:
      John “resided on Main St., near the meeting-house of the second parish, South Hingham. John was an active business man; was one of the proprietors among whom the common lands were divided; selectman in 1662, 1665, 1683, 1686, and 1689, and a large contributor towards the erection of the new meeting-house. He is said to have been a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, and, in 1682, one of its officers. He was known as ‘Captain.’ In his will, dated 11 Sept. 1693, he gives ‘to brother Joseph a small piece of land next to John Wilder’s; ... to my oldest son David £50 over and above what he hath already had; ... to sons Peter and Samuel my saw mill and fulling mill, with the ponds and land adjoining on both sides of the river, also two great lots before Peter Bacon’s that were Cutler’s and Chamberlain’s; ... to Peter, also, £6O additional, for his services since he was of full age; ... to John my house and land at Conahasset, at a place called Cold Spring, if he lives to have children, otherwise one half of it to go to David’s oldest son, and the other half to Peter and Samuel; ... to daughter Mary Bisbee, land at Great Plain and £17 in money; to daughter Sarah Hawke, land and £20 ; to daughter Jael Cushing, land and £10; to daughter Elizabeth Turner, land and £50; to daughters Hannah and Deborah Jacob, £100 each; to daughter Lydia Jacob, one half of my corn mill at Weymouth, and £20, to be paid her at 18 years of age; to daughter Abigail Jacob, my barn, land, &c., at Conahasset, the income from it to be for her education until she arrives at I8 years of age:’ provides also for the maintenance of his father Russell, and desires that ‘brother Joseph, and brothers in law Natllaniel Thomas and Lieut. Matthew Cushing be overseers of this my will, and advise with my children.’ Estate appraised at £1298 5s.”

      From A historical sketch of the town of Hanover:
      John was of Glad Tidings Plain; surveyor, 1658; one of the 13 who, in 1660, opposed Capt. Josh. Hobart’s being freed from taxes ‘on account of being Captain.’ In 1670, 10 shares in each of the 1, 2, 3, and 4, divisions of land were assigned him. In 1680, he was one of the 11 who voted against building the old meeting house, now [1853] Mr. Richardson’s, where it at present stands. His quarterly tax this year was 3£ 4s. 6d. In 1682, he was Capt. of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; and in 1685, he was one of Committee of 8, to lay out highways in the Conohasset grant.
      He died Sep. 18, 1693, leaving a will, in which he gives to his brother Joseph, a piece of fresh meadow, then in his occupancy;
      --to his eldest son David, £50, over and above what he had already had;
      --to Peter, and Samuel, a saw mill and fulling mill, with the ponds and land adjoining, on both sides of the river, &c.; and to Peter, £60, for his services since of age; to John, house and land at Cohasset, at Cold Spring, occupied by Francis Howell, together with 70 shares in the 1st division of lands, if he lives to have heirs, otherwise, 1-2 of the same to David’s eldest son, and the other 1-2 to Peter, and Samuel;
      --to daughter Mary Bisbe,12 acs., at G’t. Plain, bought of Jno. Otis, and formerly owned by Thos. Turner, and £17, to be paid in six years;
      --to daughter Sarah Hawkes, 4 lots at the Ware river and £20, to be paid in six years;
      --to daughter Jael Cushing, home land, bought of Jno. Magoone, and £10, in 6 years;
      --to Elizabeth Turner, 2 shares in the Major’s purchase, and £50, in 6 years;
      --to daughter Hannah, £100, 1-2 in 1 year, and the rest in 6 years;
      --to daughter Deborah, £100, 1-2 when of age, and the rest in 7 years;
      --to daughter Lydia, 1-2 corn mill at Weymouth, and £20, when 18 years of age; and
      --to da. Abigail, barn, upland, &c., at Cohasset, at a place called Beach Island,--the profits to be for her education till of age.
      He speaks of his grandfather Russell, for whom he makes provision in his old age ; also of his fa. Russell, and of his brothers-in-law, Capt. Nathaniel Thomas, and Lt. Matt. Cushing; and his estate was appraised at £1298 5s. [3, 4]
    Person ID I391  Schirado
    Last Modified 1 October 2011 

    Father Nicholas Jacob,   b. about 1604, Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 June 1657, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Gilman,   b. about 1605, Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 June 1681, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married about 1629  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F248  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Margery Eames,   b. about 1630, Fordingham, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 April 1659, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 20 October 1653  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. John Jacob,   b. 2 October 1654, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 April 1676, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    +2. Mary Jacob,   b. 30 March 1656, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1737, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Sarah Jacob,   b. 29 September 1657, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 March 1694, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     4. Benjamin Jacob,   b. 2 April 1659, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 March 1660, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F293  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Mary Russell,   b. about 1641, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 October 1691, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 3 October 1661  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Jael Jacob,   b. 7 September 1662, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 December 1708, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +2. Dea. David Jacob,   b. 20 June 1664, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 February 1748, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Jacob,   b. 11 April 1666, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. between 28 October 1710 and 16 January 1711/2, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +4. Dea. Peter Jacob,   b. 12 February 1667/8, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. September 1753, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Hannah Jacob,   b. 20 December 1669, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Samuel Jacob,   b. 30 November 1671, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 October 1695, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     7. Deborah Jacob,   b. 15 August 1674, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 August 1675, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +8. Deborah Jacob,   b. 8 August 1677, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 November 1755, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Capt. John Jacob,   b. 31 July 1679, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1749  (Age > 71 years)
    +10. Lydia Jacob,   b. 18 April 1681, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 January 1741/2, Hull, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +11. Abigail Jacob,   b. 13 November 1683, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 April 1749, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F300  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] William Richard Cutter, (Lewis Hist. Publ., New York, 1910).

    2. [S11] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995).

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

    4. [S28] John Stetson Barry, (Drake, Boston, 1853).


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