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2. DANIEL2 (Matthew1), bt. in Hing. Eng. Apr. 20, 1619. m. first, Jan. 19, 1645, Lydia Gilman, dau. of Edward and Mary (Clark) Gilman. She was b. in Eng. and d. in Hing. Mass., 12 March, 1688-89. He m. secondly, March 23, 1690-91, Mrs. Elizabeth (Jacob) Thaxter, wid. of Capt. John Thaxter, and dau. of Nicholas and Mary Jacob. She was b. in Eng. 1632, and d. in Hing. 24 Nov. 1725, æt. 93 yrs. Daniel d. 3 Dec. 1700, æt. 81 yrs. He 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; for a short period, i. e. during the administration of Edmond Andros as Governor, the office of town clerk was abolished, and Nathaniel Beal was appointed "Clark of the Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in Hingham; this continued until under the new charter, when, March 28, 1693, Daniel was again chosen town clerk (3:344); 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."
Ch., all b. in Hing., by w. Lydia, were
|5.||i.||PETER, March 29, 1646.|
|6.||ii.||DANIEL, July 23, 1648.|
|iii.||DEBORAH, Nov. 13, 1651. m. (1) Sept. 25, 1679, Henry Tarlton, and (2) Aug. 31, 1686, Rev. Benj. Woodbridge of Bristol.|
|iv.||JEREMIAH, July 3, 1654; grad. at Har. Coll. 1676. m. June 5, 1685, Hannah, dau. of Thomas Loring, and settled in the ministry at Scit. Hannah, wid. of Jeremiah, m. for her sec. husband, in 1706, John Barker, Esqr. of Scit., and d. 30 May, 1710, æt. 46th yr. (3:344)|
|7.||v.||THEOPHILUS, June 7, 1657.|
|8.||vi.||MATTHEW, July 15, 1660.|
3. MATTHEW2 (Matthew1), b. in Eng. Apr. 5, 1623. m. in Hing. Feb. 25, 1652-53, Sarah, dau. of Nicholas and Mary Jacob. She d. 8 Aug. 1701. He d. without issue, 1 Jan. 1700-1, æt. 77 yrs. "Wheelwright." Was a man of prominence and much engaged in the affairs of the town; selectman in 1661, 1663, 1667, 1668, 1670, 1672, 1674, 1675, 1679, 1682, 1687, 1688, and 1695; was kn. as "Sergeant," as "Cornet," and later in life as "Lieutenant." Resided at Hing. Centre "over the river." In his will of 28 Dec. 1700, gives to w. Sarah the improvement of "my whole estate both real and personal" while she remains a wid.; "to my kinsman Matthew Cushing, the son of my brother John Cushing, who hath lived with me, all my estate(after settling legacies) if he pay to my wife, his aunt, a certain sum of money [naming it] annually while she lives." He also bequeaths "to my cousins which are the children of my brothers Daniel and John, namely; to Peter, Daniel, Jeremiah, Theophilus, Matthew, and Deborah, the children of Daniel Cushing, and to John, Thomas, Jeremiah, James, Joshua, Caleb, Joseph, Benjamin, Sarah and Deborah, the children of John Cushing, to each £50;" gives "£5 to Marah Burr, the wife of John Burr;" refers to a lot "of land I had of my father-in-law John Beal." Witnesses, Nathl. Hall, Robert Waterman, Benjamin Tuels, Samuel Thaxter.
4. JOHN2 (Matthew1), b. in Hing. Eng. 1627. m. Sarah, dau. of Matthew and Margaret Hawke. She was bt. in our Hing. Aug. 1, 1641, and d. at Scit. 9 March, 1678-79, æt. 38th yr. John removed
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