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:
From Planters of the Commonwealth; C.E. Banks; Boston; 1930:
Upon the lot now occupied by Dr. Robbins at the foot of Pear-tree Hill, a few rods north of his residence, Matthew Cushing, who died in 1660 at seventy-one years of age, the progenitor, probably, of all the families of that name in the United States, had established the home which remained uninterruptedly in the family until 1887; and here still lived his wife, who died subsequently to the war, aged ninety-six, his son Daniel, then and until his death town clerk, and one of the wealthy men of the period, and Matthew a grandson, afterwards lieutenant and captain. Not far away Matthew Cushing senior's daughter Deborah lived with her husband, Matthias Briggs, while on the opposite side of the street, at what is now the Keeshan place, Daniel the younger, a weaver by trade, established a home and reared a large family. The Cushings were shopkeepers in addition to their other occupations, and probably the little end shop built onto the dwelling on either side of the street contained articles of sale and barter,--produce and pelts and West India goods and ammunition. We may suppose that these small centres of trade, together with the tannery in the immediate vicinity, gave quite a little air of business to the neighborhood,--forming indeed the primitive exchange of the period.
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.
Takes the Cushing line all the way from Ebenezer (1710-1792) through William Cushing (1377/8-) through Galdrius Cusyn to Hrolf Nefja. As of January 2011 - site not found.
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