Nathaniel COTTON

Male 1697 - 1729  (31 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Nathaniel COTTON was born 13 Jun 1697 (son of Roland COTTON and Elizabeth SALTONSTALL); died 1729.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Roland COTTON was born 27 Dec 1667, Plymouth, Pymouth County, Massachusetts (son of Rev John COTTON, II and Joannah ROSSITER); died Between Mar 1721 and 1722, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

    Roland married Elizabeth SALTONSTALL Between 1689 and 1690. Elizabeth (daughter of Nathaniel SALTONSTALL and Elizabeth WARD) was born 17 Sep 1668, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 08 Jul 1726, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; was buried 14 Jul 1726. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth SALTONSTALL was born 17 Sep 1668, Haverhill, Massachusetts (daughter of Nathaniel SALTONSTALL and Elizabeth WARD); died 08 Jul 1726, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; was buried 14 Jul 1726.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Nathaniel Saltonstall and Elizabeth Ward

    Notes:

    From NEHGR 1853, Vol. 7, p. 305
    "Boston, Saturday, July 9, 1726. Yesterday morning deceased here, aafter a short illness of a fever, and this evening is decently iterred, Mrs. Elizabeth Cotton, only daughter of the late Hon. Col. Nathaniel Saltonstall, Esq. of Haverhill, and sister to the late Hon. Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq., of Connecticut, Governor." She was born 15 Sept. 1668; m. 1 Rev. Mr. John Denison of Ipswich, who d. Sept. 1689, by whom she had the late Col. John Denison, Esq. of the same town; 2. Rev. Mr. Roland Cotton of Sandwich, who died in March, 1721-2. By him she left ten children, (five of whom were sones,) who followed her to the grave. On the demise of her husand, she moved to Boston, where she resided till her death. "She was known to be a person of very superior wit, knowledge and virtue, from her youth up."

    Children:
    1. John COTTON was born 15 Jul 1693; died 17 May 1757.
    2. Joanna COTTON was born Between 1693 and 1695.
    3. Elizabeth COTTON was born 03 Nov 1695; died 12 Oct 1742.
    4. Sarah COTTON was born 26 Dec 1696.
    5. 1. Nathaniel COTTON was born 13 Jun 1697; died 1729.
    6. Abigail COTTON was born 09 Jul 1699; died 17 May 1732, Scituate, Massachusetts.
    7. Meriel COTTON was born 19 Jul 1700.
    8. Roland COTTON was born 13 Nov 1701; died 16 May 1778.
    9. Josiah COTTON was born Jun 1703; died 27 May 1780, Sandown, New Hampshire.
    10. Ruth COTTON was born 22 Jul 1710; died , Infancy.
    11. Ward COTTON was born 08 Sep 1711; died 30 Nov 1768.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Rev John COTTON, II was born 15 Mar 1639/40, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; was christened 22 Mar 1639/40, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (son of Rev. John COTTON and Sarah HAWKREDD); died 18 Sep 1699, Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: Between 22 Mar 1639 and 1640, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

    John married Joannah ROSSITER 07 Nov 1660, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut. Joannah (daughter of Bray/Bryan ROSSITER and Elizabeth ALSOP) was born Jul 1642, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Oct 1702, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Joannah ROSSITER was born Jul 1642, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Bray/Bryan ROSSITER and Elizabeth ALSOP); died 12 Oct 1702, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Dr. Bryan Rossiter and Elizabeth Alsop

    Children:
    1. John COTTON, III was born 1661; died 1706.
    2. 2. Roland COTTON was born 27 Dec 1667, Plymouth, Pymouth County, Massachusetts; died Between Mar 1721 and 1722, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Nathaniel SALTONSTALL was born 1639, Ipswich, Massachusetts (son of Maj. Richard SALTONSTALL, Esq. and Muriel GURDON); died 21 May 1707, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Nathaniel Saltonstall, born Ipswich, Massachusetts about 1639, graduate harvard College 1659, freeman 1665, Representative 1666, Town Clerk of haverhill 1669 to 1671, Colonel of Essex Regiment 1679 to 1686, Assistant 1679 to 1686, 1689-1692, Member of Council, Judge Oyer and Terminer Court 1692, refused to serve in witchcraft trials, died 21 May 1707.

    Nathaniel married Elizabeth WARD 28 Dec 1663, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth was born 1 Apr 1647, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 29 Apr 1714, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth WARD was born 1 Apr 1647, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 29 Apr 1714, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of John Ward and Alice Edmunds

    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth SALTONSTALL was born 17 Sep 1668, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 08 Jul 1726, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; was buried 14 Jul 1726.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Rev. John COTTON was born 04 Dec 1584/5, Derby, Derbyshire, England; died 23 Dec 1652, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Rowland Cotton

    John married Sarah HAWKREDD Bef 03 Oct 1632. Sarah (daughter of Anthony HAWKREDD and Isabel DOWSE) was born 1601, England; died 27 May 1676, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Sarah HAWKREDD was born 1601, England (daughter of Anthony HAWKREDD and Isabel DOWSE); died 27 May 1676, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth COTTON was born 09 Dec 1637, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
    2. 4. Rev John COTTON, II was born 15 Mar 1639/40, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; was christened 22 Mar 1639/40, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; died 18 Sep 1699, Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina.
    3. Sariah COTTON was born 12 Sep 1635, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; died Between 20 Jan 1649 and 1650, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
    4. Seaborn COTTON was born 12 Aug 1633, At Sea; died 20 Apr 1686, Hampton, New Hampshire.
    5. Rowland COTTON died Between 29 Jan 1649 and 1650, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
    6. Maria COTTON was born 16 Feb 1640/1, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; died 04 Apr 1714, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Bray/Bryan ROSSITER was born Poss. 1610, England; died 30 Sep 1672, Guilford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Edward of Boston, Mass.
    • Fact: 18 May 1631, Made a Freeman

    Notes:

    Name:
    Son of EDWARD ROSSITER and his wife ? Comb. Edward, a stockholder in the Dorchester company, died at Dorchester in October 1631. Bray's brothers, Nicholas (and his family) and Hugh, returned to England; sisters Jane and Joan remained in New England and married respectively, Thomas Gilbert and Nicholas Hart.

    MILITARY: In April 1640 the Connecticut records show that "Mr Rocester of Wyndsor" was made ensign for the "several bands in the said Townes."

    COURT: Bray Rochester served on the jury at the Connecticut court in July 1640 and was frequently a party in court. In 1643 he sued the widow Hutchinson for L2w40. In 1650 he sued Henry Wolcott over a debt for treatment of his son. He lost a suit for defamation against Nicholas Hoit and withdrew one for slander against Peter Tilton that same year. In September 1652 he was in the Guilford Plantation Court stating that he had agreed to arbitration regarding his suit against Edward Sewers for false imprisonment.

    OCCUPATION: Physician, surveyor, agitator. He was admitted to the practice of medicine at Windsor after "being first tried and approved by Mr. Hooker, Mr. Stone and old Mr. Smith of Wethersfield." At the time of his removal to Guilford in 1651, he is said by historians to have been the only physician in Connecticut colony, but John Winthrop, Jr., was probably already practicing there, too. In March 1662/3 Rossiter performed the first autopsy known in Connecticut on the body of an eight-year-old girl, Elizabeth Kelly, who hd died in a delirium after accusing a neighbor, Goody Ayres of bewitching her. By the time Rossiter got there, the girl had been dead for five days. he was asked to determine whether she died of natural or preternatural causes. Because he had expected the body to be stiff and it was limber, he reported it as a preternatural sign. Seventeenth century medical knowledge of 'rigor mortis' was limited by today's standeards, and Rossiter was evidently unaware that stiffness abates in about 36 hours. The court allowed Dr. Rosseter "Twenty pounds, in reference to opening Kellies child, and his paynes to visit the Dep: Govern', and his paynes in visiting and administering to Mr. Talcot."

    Bray/Bryan married Elizabeth ALSOP Bef 1639. Elizabeth was christened 15 Feb 1613/14, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; died 29 Aug 1669, Guilford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth ALSOP was christened 15 Feb 1613/14, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; died 29 Aug 1669, Guilford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Daughter of Rev. John Alsop of Crewkerne, Somerset. She had four brothers in England, three of whom were ministers She was mentioned in the wills of brothers: john Alsop, B.C., Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, dated 6 September 1647, who left to his brother Josiah half of his books, and "to my Sister Elizabeth and her Children Fifty Pound to bee payed as soone as yow may with Conveniency of which probably she is or y shee bee dead her Children may stand in greate need"; timoth Alsop, Esquire, of St. Mary Somerset, London, dated 25 July 1664, gave "to my sister in New England one hundred and fifty pounds to be paid within a twelve month"; Rev. Josias Alsop of St. Clement's Eastcheap, London, dated 12 August 1666, gave L100 to "M' Elizabeth Rosseter, my sister in New England, or to her children if she be dead" and L50 to"my brother Mr Timothy Alsop's children". It is not known when or how Elizabeth came to New England, although there were a number of families from Crewkerne who came in 1630, and it has been suggested she might have been one of the servants in Edward Rossiter's party.

    Children:
    1. Samuel ROSSITER died 10 Jun 1640, Windsor, Connecticut.
    2. 5. Joannah ROSSITER was born Jul 1642, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Oct 1702, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
    3. John ROSSITER was born 1644, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died Sep 1670, Killingsworth, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
    4. Josiah ROSSITER was born 1646, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 31 Jan 1716, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    5. Timothy ROSSITER died 1647, Windsor, Connecticut.
    6. Abigail ROSSITER died 1648, Windsor, Connecticut.
    7. Esther ROSSITER died 1649, Windsor, Connecticut.
    8. Peter ROSSITER died 1651, Windsor, Connecticut.
    9. Elizabeth ROSSITER died Sep 1651, Windsor, Connecticut.
    10. Susannah ROSSITER was born 18 Nov 1652, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 21 Apr 1710, Woodbury, Connecticut.
    11. Sarah ROSSITER died 10 Aug 1669, Guilford, Connecticut.

  5. 12.  Maj. Richard SALTONSTALL, Esq. was born 1610, Woodsome Hall seat of the Kaye family, Yorkshire, England; was christened 1 Oct 1610, Almondbury, Yorkshire, England (son of Richard SALTONSTALL, Knt. and Grace KAYE); died 29 Apr 1694, Hulme, Lancashire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Sir Richard Saltonstall and Grace Kaye

    Notes:

    Name:
    Migrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1630, age 20, with his widowed father, siblings Rosamond, 18, Samuel 16, Robert, 13, Henry 11, and Grace 8. His father and most of his siblings (Richard and Samuel remained) returned to England in April 1631. Richard, himself, embarked for England from Nantasket on the Lyon on 23 November 1631, remaining about four and a half years. In the summer of 1635, now 25 (although listed as age 23 in the passenger lis), with his wife "Merriall', age 22, and daughter 'Merriall' aged '9 months,' he embarked at London on the 'Susan and Ellen' and settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts. Richard traveled back and forth between England and New England multiple times over the next decades, the final return in 1688.

    Maj. Richard Saltonstall, born at Woodsome 1610, matriculated as 'Mr. Fellow Commoner' in Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, 14 Dec 1627; emigrated with father in 1630, before taking a degree, admitted freeman 18 May 1631, resided Watertown, embarked for England 23 Nov 1631 and remained there four years, in April 1635 embarked at London in the 'Susan and Ellen', with wife Muriel, and daughter Muriel, settled Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630, returned to England 1631, returned with wife Muriel and young daughter to settle at Ipswich, Massachusetts, Deputy of Ipswich to the General Court 1635-7, Assistant from 1637 to 1649, in 1664 and from 1680 to 1683, visited England several times, visited Holland with son Henry in 1644, when Richard's portrait was painted, it is said, by Rembrandt, in 1672 in England (when his three daughters were living married there), and the last time in England in 1683, died at Hulme, co. Lancaster, the seat of his son-in-law Sir Edward Moseley, on 29 Apr 1694.

    Richard married Muriel GURDON 4 Jul 1633, Allhallows, Honey Lane, London. Muriel (daughter of Brampton GURDON, Esq. and Muriel SEDLEY) was born 1613, England; died 21/22 April 1688, Hulme, Lancashire, England; was buried 25 Apr 1688, St. James' Church, Didsbury, Lancashire, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Muriel GURDON was born 1613, England (daughter of Brampton GURDON, Esq. and Muriel SEDLEY); died 21/22 April 1688, Hulme, Lancashire, England; was buried 25 Apr 1688, St. James' Church, Didsbury, Lancashire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Brampton Gurdon, Esq. and Muriel Sedley

    Children:
    1. 6. Nathaniel SALTONSTALL was born 1639, Ipswich, Massachusetts; died 21 May 1707, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.