Cushing Family Notes

Matthew Cushing (1589-1660) of Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass.

Ancestors and descendants of Matthew Cushing chr. 2 May 1589 at Hardingham, Norfolk, England; died 30 Sep 1660 at Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; buried Old Ship Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; married 5 Aug 1613 at Hingham, Norfolk, England to Nazareth Pitcher (1586-1682). Primary source for this family is The Genealogy of the Cushing Family, an account of the ancestors and descendants of Matthew Cushing, who came to america in 1638; Cushing, James S.; Montreal; 1905.

Matthew was son of Peter Cushing (abt 1562-1615) and Susan Hawes (abt1563-1641). Various publications take the line back to William Cushing b. circa 1378 and his son Thomas Cushing b. 1399 Hardingham, Norfolk,, England. Yet other publications take the Cushing line from William to his father or grandfather Galdrius Cusyn to Hrolf Nefja. I have not seen any source citations.

Ancestor connection: Elizabeth Cushing b. 18 JUL 1733; d. 1817; m. William King Sr. b. 24 Oct 1724 Worcester,,MA; d. 8 Nov 1793 Brattleboro,,VT. She dau. of Ebenezer Cushing (1710-1792) and Elizabeth Daniels.

From The Genealogy of the Cushing Family, an account of the ancestors and descendants of Matthew Cushing, who came to america in 1638; Cushing, James S.; Montreal; 1905:

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From Planters of the Commonwealth; C.E. Banks; Boston; 1930:

MATTHEW, Hingham 1638, from Hingham in Norfolk County. Son of Peter, born in 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada, married 5 August 1613, Nazareth Pitcher, had, as by register of old Hingham appears, Daniel, baptized 20 April 1619; Jeremiah, 1 January 1621; Matthew, 5 April 1623; Deborah, 17 February 1625; and John, whose baptism is, I believe, omitted and I have heard, that it was in a neighboring parish; came in the Diligent, embarked at Gravesend, 26 April and landed at Boston 10 August 1638, with that wife and those children He is the ancestor of all the myriads of this name in New England and thence indefinitely spread; and died 30 December 1660. His widow died 1681, aged 95, as is said. Her sister widow Frances Ricroft came in the same voyage, but died in few weeks after arriving. In his will all the children except Deborah, who married May 1648, Matthew Briggs, are named as living; and the share to this son-in-law was large.

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