In 1628, he is named as one of the eight chief new adventurers to Persia and East Indies, and holding £ 2,000 of stock; and he served on committees of the company for several years.
In 1628, he, with Winthrop, Johnson, Dudley, Goffe, and Saltonstall, had joined with several from Dorset and Devon in the planting of that part of New England between the Merrimac and Charles rivers.
As such an associate his name appears in the first charter of the colony, which passed the seals, March 4, 162ll standing at the corner of North and Essex streets, Salem, and known as the Witch House.
In 1639, John Stratton of Salem, gent, conveyed all his interest in lands at Cape Porpoise (the present northeast boundry of Kennebunk Harbor) to Richard Saltonstall and Rev. Hugh Peters, that was not already sold to Matthew Cradock, merchant.
Under date of February 27, 1639, Cradock wrote Winthrop.
Among other matters he mentions that he understands there is voluntary contribucions towrds a Colled