Dr. Caleb LORING

Male 1674 - 1732  (58 years)

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  • Name Caleb LORING  [1
    • Caleb Loring learned the trade of weaver, and was so called in lawsuit in 1698. he later became a physician, by what process of education records do not show. He made his home first at Plymouth. Bought a tract of land in 1697. Was chosen constable, that is tax collector and court officer, March 6, 1698-9. Had a grand of land fro the town July 31, 1699, "Eastward of the Road Neer New Streete and by the fence side which was sometime Mr. Nath: Clarks fence: to dig a well Not to exceed 5 foot into the lane from sd fence." This was a partnership with Mr. Little."
      He was a member of a town committee the same year; a member of the Grand Jury in 1701/2 and in 1703 member of another jury.
      He bought a farm of Stephen Bryant in the part of Plymouth which was set off and formed the own of Plympton four years later. This estate was on the east side of Jones River Book, where that stream crosses the highway in the north part of Plympton.
      He was on a committee to recommend a plan for the disposition of the cedar swamp lands in 1704; one of the selectmen 1704-7, and constable again in 1706. December 31, 1707, one of a committee to build a new bridge over Jones River. In 1725, he with Dea. Isaac Cushman, petitioned the General Court of Plymouth colony protesting against the sale of certain lands by the town of Plymouth in which Plympton had a share; asking that their share might be paid over to Plympton for the support of a grammar school; but the petition was not granted.
      Dr. Loring was one of the proprietors of a forge for the reduction of bog iron ore and a foundry; a local poet, with kind thoughts of the doctor both with different opinions of other members of the company, perpetrated this rhyme:

      "Freeheart and Gripehard
      And Cunning and Catch
      Built them a forge
      To make themselves rich."

      The forge continued in operation a long time. Dr. Loring continues the same prominence in Plympton affairs he had had at Plymouth, being selectman, assessor, moderator, surveyor of lands and captain of militia at various times. He had considerable medical practice and was never secure from calls; so that he had a door cut in the wall of the meetinghouse close by his pew, so that he could come in and go out without disturbing the congregation in meeting time. [1]
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 9 Jun 1674  Hull, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Dec 1732  [1
    Person ID I103065  Main Tree
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2021 

    Father Thomas LORING, Jr.,   c. 5 Mar 1625/6, Axminster, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1678  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Relationship Foster 
    Mother Hannah JACOB,   c. 23 Feb 1639/40,   d. 20 Oct 1720  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 16 Dec 1657  Hingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F42977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia GRAY,   b. 1677 
    Married 7 Aug 1696  [1
    +1. Lydia LORING,   b. 23 Aug 1721, Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1760, Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F42971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S12717] LORING Genealogy, Charles henry Pope/Katharine Peabody Loring.