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Dorothy Hobart

Female 1679 - 1731  (51 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Dorothy Hobart was born on 21 Aug 1679 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Hobart and Elizabeth Whiting); died on 11 Mar 1731.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 11 Mar 1732

    Notes:

    Her second husband was Hezekiah Brainerd of Haddam, son of Daniel, born 24 May 1681. He was a representative to the Connecticut general assembly in 1713 and 1715-22, clerk of the House of Representatives in May 1721, and speaker of the House for the three sessions following. He was also a member of the Governor's Council. He died 24 May 1727, on his 46th birthday, during a session of the general assembly.

    Dorothy married Daniel Mason on 9 Apr 1704. Daniel (son of Daniel Mason and Margaret Denison) was born before 9 Apr 1676 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died in 1705. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Jeremiah Mason was born on 4 Mar 1705; died in 1771.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. Jeremiah Hobart was born on 6 Apr 1631 in Southwold, Suffolk, England (son of Rev. Peter Hobart and Elizabeth Ibrook); died on 6 Nov 1715 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried in Old Cemetery, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 18 Apr 1631, Southwold, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    Or Hubbard, in Royal Ancestry.

    "Jeremiah Hobart, the second son of Rev. Peter Hobart, was born in England in 1631. He was graduated at Harvard College in 1650, in the class with his brother Joshua. After preaching at Bass River, now Beverly, and at other places, he was ordained at Topsfield, Mass., Oct. 2, 1672. His ministry there 'was far from being a smooth one,' and he was dismissed Sept. 21, 1680. In 1683 he was called to Hempstead, Long Island, and was installed Oct. 17, 1683. His labors were satisfactory, but finding it difficult to collect his salary of £70, he settled in Haddam, Conn., in 1691. Here again he found himself in the midst of difficulties and controversies, arising from various causes, and his ministry seems to have been far from 'smooth.' In 1714 Mr. Phineas Fish was settled as his colleague, and 'Nov. 6, 1715, being the Lord's Day, he attended public worship in the forenoon, and received the sacrament; and during the intermission expired, sitting in his chair.'" [History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, citation details below]

    Jeremiah married Elizabeth Whiting on 6 Apr 1659. Elizabeth (daughter of Rev. Samuel Whiting and Elizabeth St. John) died after 22 Jan 1717 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Whiting (daughter of Rev. Samuel Whiting and Elizabeth St. John); died after 22 Jan 1717 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1722, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

    Children:
    1. 1. Dorothy Hobart was born on 21 Aug 1679 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 11 Mar 1731.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Rev. Peter Hobart was born before 13 Oct 1604 in Hingham, Norfolk, England (son of Edmond Hubbard and Margaret Dewe); died on 20 Jan 1679 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 13 Oct 1604, Hingham, Norfolk, England

    Peter married Elizabeth Ibrook on 12 Oct 1628 in Covehithe, Suffolk, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Richard Ibrook and Margaret) died before 1646. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Ibrook (daughter of Richard Ibrook and Margaret); died before 1646.

    Notes:

    In The Great Migration Begins, volume 2, page 959, Robert Charles Anderson calls her "Rebecca" Ibrook, citing TAG 67:28. Clearly this is a slip, since the TAG article, by Anderson himself, establishes that Peter Hobart's first wife, a daughter of Richard and Margaret Ibrook, was named Elizabeth. Quoting the article, "English Marriages of New Englanders" (citation details below):

    "In the parish record of Covehithe, co. Suffolk, about three miles north of Southwold along the Suffolk coast, is the following entry: Petrus Hubbard, curatus de Roydon, & Elizabetha Eybrook de Southwold iuncti matrimonio fueri [sic] 12 die mensis Octobris 1628 [Peter Hubbard, curate of Roydon, & Elizabeth Eybrook were joined in matrimony the twelfth day of the month of October 1628]."

    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. Jeremiah Hobart was born on 6 Apr 1631 in Southwold, Suffolk, England; died on 6 Nov 1715 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried in Old Cemetery, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Rev. Samuel Whiting was born on 20 Nov 1597 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England (son of John Whiting, Mayor of Boston, Lincolnshire); died on 11 Dec 1679 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "He was admitted pensioner at Emmanuel College, Cambridge 4 June 1613, and obtained a B.A. degree in 1616-7, and a M.A. degree in 1620. He was ordained a deacon 3 May 1621, and a priest 4 May 1621. He served as chaplain to Roger Townsend, Bart., and to Nathaniel Bacon, Knt. He served as Rector of Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, 1625-36. They immigrated to New England in 1636, where he became pastor at Lynn, Massachusetts." [Royal Ancestry]

    "In early April 1636 he set sail for Massachusetts (Cotton Mather's Magnalia, 1853 ed., p. 505) with his second wife Elizabeth, his three year old son Samuel, and his daughter Dorothy. Samuel found the voyage so bad that he wrote of it, 'I would much rather have undergone six weeks' imprisonment for a good cause than six weeks of such terrible seasickness.' He landed at Boston on May 26th, and soon became pastor of Saugus, which was later re-named Lynn in his honor, for that was the name of the place in co. Norfolk, England where he spent several happy years as a young man." [John Roger Scott Whiting, citation details below]

    On his decision to emigrate to New England, he "made the break complete by sacrificing his property in England and refusing to retain any part of his landed estates from which he would have received an annual income. 'I am going into the wilderness to sacrifice unto the Lord, & I will not leave a hoof behind me.'" [John Roger Scott Whiting, citation details below]

    He appears to have been a genuine moderate among the Puritans, a believer in true religious liberty, and uncowed by the authoritarianism that pervaded the governance of the Bay Colony. He condemned those who wished to prohibit Episcopalians from celebrating Christmas, and also those who drove Ann Hutchinson and John Wheelwright out of Massachusetts. He refused, despite a order from Governor Endicott, to preach against the moral menace posed by (wait for it) men choosing to wear long hair. He engaged in a long legal wrangle with the county court of Ipswich over that court's declaration that "no cause is so purely ecclesiastical but the civil power may, in its way deal therein," a principle that Whiting flatly rejected. Even though his son John (d. 1689) returned to England to become an Anglican priest, joining the church hierarchy from which his father had been cast out, Samuel maintained his love and support for his son. Finally, the Rev. Samuel Whiting spoke in opposition to the early stirrings of Massachusetts witch mania.

    "Samuel was appointed overseer of Harvard College in 1654, a post given to the most learned scholars in the colony. His interest in popular education was strong. He not only gave a college training to all his sons, and classical instruction to his daughters, but taught the catechism to the youth of his parish on Sundays at his house and gave gratuitous instruction in languages on week-days to all the children of the town who wanted to learn. It was his belief, which he acted upon, that the general spread of useful knowledge was essential for the making of good citizens and good Christians. Thus he made his contribution to the New England system of common schools." [John Roger Scott Whiting, citation details below]

    William Whiting's Memoir of Rev. Samuel Whiting, D.D., and of His Wife, Elizabeth St. John (second edition, Boston: Rand, Avery, & Company, 1873) is a notably unreliable source. It draws heavily on the supposed diary of a certain Obadiah Turner, said to have been a parishioner of the Rev. Whiting; as noted by John Roger Scott Whiting (citation details below), this diary was in all likelihood a forgery concocted by James Robinson Newhall for an 1862 work about early Lynn, Massachusetts entitled Lin: or Jewels of the Third Plantation. Other defects of William Whiting's work include a badly flawed pedigree for the Rev. Samuel Whiting's wife, Elizabeth St. John. And notwithstanding the book's title, there is no evidence that the Rev. Samuel Whiting ever obtained a D.D.

    Samuel married Elizabeth St. John on 6 Aug 1629 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Oliver St. John and Sarah Bulkeley) was born in 1605 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England; died on 3 Mar 1677 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth St. John was born in 1605 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England (daughter of Oliver St. John and Sarah Bulkeley); died on 3 Mar 1677 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    One of JTS's eleven proven "gateway ancestors." Sister to the Oliver St. John who was chief justice of England under Oliver Cromwell.

    "She…was known for her beauty, dignity and commanding presence. For a woman of those days she had received a good education which made her the fit companion of the scholars and statesmen who were her relations. Even in her old age she did not lose her youthful fondness for the great poets of England, Chaucer, Spenser and Shakespeare, with whose works her husband's library at Lynn was stored. It is clear from the circles in which she moved that she was well informed about current affairs and the rights of government and royal prerogative." [John Roger Scott Whiting, citation details below]

    She was a half first cousin 4 times removed to Henry VII, through descent from Henry VII's grandmother Margaret Beauchamp (d. 1482). By the same common ancestor, she was a half fifth cousin once removed to her contemporary Charles I, making her possibly the seventeenth-century emigrant to New England most closely related to a sitting English monarch.

    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Whiting died after 22 Jan 1717 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Edmond Hubbard was born about 1575; died on 8 Mar 1647 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Emigrated, with his family, in 1633; first at Charlestown, then Hingham in 1635.

    Edmond married Margaret Dewe on 7 Sep 1600 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. Margaret died before Oct 1634. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Margaret Dewe died before Oct 1634.

    Notes:

    As noted on her Wikitree page, the only actual record of her maiden name, the record of her marriage to Edmund Hobart, spells it "Dewe". Clarence Almon Torrey appears to have amended this to the more familiar "Dewey" and everyone else appears to have followed suit.

    Children:
    1. Nazareth Hobart was born before 7 Jun 1601; died on 23 Sep 1658 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    2. Edmund Hobart was born before 16 Jan 1603; died on 16 Feb 1686 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    3. 4. Rev. Peter Hobart was born before 13 Oct 1604 in Hingham, Norfolk, England; died on 20 Jan 1679 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    4. Thomas Hobart was born before 23 Feb 1606; died in in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Richard Ibrook was born about 1580; died on 14 Nov 1651 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Richard married Margaret before 1607. Margaret died on 4 Apr 1664 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Margaret died on 4 Apr 1664 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Ibrook died before 1646.
    2. Margaret Ibrook was born before 3 Sep 1620; died on 15 May 1700 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  John Whiting, Mayor of Boston, Lincolnshire was born in in of Boston, Lincolnshire, England; died in Oct 1617.

    Notes:

    He was a merchant of Boston, Lincolnshire. Member of the common council, and erection bailiff, 1590. Vice-admiral of Lincolnshire, 1602. Mayor of Boston in 1600 and 1608.

    According to the unreliable Memoir of Rev. Samuel Whiting, D.D., and of His Wife, Elizabeth St. John by William Whiting (second edition, Boston: Rand, Avery, & Company, 1873), he made his will on 20 Oct 1617 and was buried at St. Botolph's in Boston, Lincolnshire on 22 Oct. His will is said to mention a wife named Isabel.

    Children:
    1. 6. Rev. Samuel Whiting was born on 20 Nov 1597 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England; died on 11 Dec 1679 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

  6. 14.  Oliver St. John was born about 1575 in of Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England (son of Henry St. John and Jane Neale); died before 23 Mar 1626; was buried on 23 Mar 1626 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Like his son, he was a committed Parliamentarian.

    Oliver married Sarah Bulkeley before 1597. Sarah (daughter of Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley, D.D. and Olive Irby) was born before 1580; died before 1611. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Sarah Bulkeley was born before 1580 (daughter of Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley, D.D. and Olive Irby); died before 1611.
    Children:
    1. Judith St. John died before 18 Jul 1607; was buried on 18 Jul 1607.
    2. Oliver St. John was born about 1598; died on 31 Dec 1673 in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.
    3. Dorothy St. John was born about 1602.
    4. 7. Elizabeth St. John was born in 1605 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England; died on 3 Mar 1677 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.
    5. Edward St. John was born before 20 Jul 1606.
    6. Judith St. John was born about 1609.