I'm hoping someone with an AmericanAncestors.org paid subscription can lookup the following AGBI record in the Boston Transcript:
Here is the link to the records on AmericanAncestors.
Please look up John Northcott on the AGBI listed date of April 1, 1907, Volume 126, Page 14 that supports birth in 1691 and provide a transcription of the entry.
At https://vitabrevis.americanancestors.org/2016/11/boston-transcript-online/ it states in part:
Google News has some earlier issues:
But appears it might be available at Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School: