His son, Matthew, married in 1684 Jael Jacob
He was known as Lieutenant
, afterward Captain
He was also a selectman.
In his will he left his estate in Hingham
to the eldest son, but to son Samuel (my great-grandfather) land in Cohasset
; to son Job, money for Harvard
; and for daughter Jael, three hundred pounds—she was to be well educated.
Lieutenant-Governor Thomas Cushing
was of this family.
He was born in 1725, was a friend and coworker with Adams
, and was made Lieutenant-Governor
Until his death he was a member of the Provincial Congress.
He declined a seat in the Continental Congress in 1799.
, born in 1732, was Chief Justice
He was the first to hold office under the free government of the Commonwealth
At the beginning of the Revolution he alone, among the high in office, supported the rights of the Revolutionists.
He administered the oath of office to Washington
at the beginning of his second term, he being senior justice.
He was accompanied on his circuit by Mrs. Cushing
, followed by his slave, Prince
He was the last Chief Justice
to wear the large wig of England
Honorable Caleb Cushing
of the Supreme Court, 1852-1857, Attorney General
of the United States
, was one of the Counsel at the Geneva Congress
He was also Minister to China
Luther Sterns Cushing
of Common Pleas and author of the Cushing Manual
The hardy and sturdy Englishmen, to the number of about twenty thousand, who became so disgusted at the unjust treatment from the ruler of the mother country that they left England
, established their new homes in a wilderness.
Most of them were seized with the colonizing fever between the years 1630 and 1640.
According to an order passed by the Massachusetts Bay Company in England
in the year 1629, anyone was allowed fifty acres of land wherever he chose it, if he would cross the