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James Cudworth (1635 - 1697)

James Cudworth
Born in Scituate, Plymouth Colonymap
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Husband of — married 1664 in Scituate, Plymouth Colonymap
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Died at age 62 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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James was born in 1635. He passed away in 1697.

James Cudworth, eldest son of the immigrant James Cudworth, was born May 3, 1635 in Scituate and died prior to 1697. He married 1665 Mary Howland, a Quaker, daughter of Henry Howland and Mary Newland. James and Mary were fined in Court in October 1665 for fornication before marriage. Mary died in 1699. They had eight children, although some sources state ten. Both James and Mary were buried at the Meeting House Cemetery (Men of Kent Cemetery), Scituate.

On 17 January 1697/8, his widow was granted the letter of administration of his estate. His inventory was taken on 17 December 1697 in Scituate and recorded at Plymouth.[1]

On 9 March 1702/03, Mary presented an account of her late husband's estate. It included debts claimed in England due from his father's estate.[2]

  • Fact: Christening (3 May 1635) Scituate, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America
  • Fact: Alt. Burial (Abt 1697) Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Fact: Burial (18 Dec 1697) Men of Kent Cemetery, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Fact: Capt.


  1. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 22 March 2023), Probate records 1686-1702 and 1849-1867 vol 1-1F > image 151 of 490; State Archives, Boston.
  2. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 23 March 2023), Probate records 1702-1710 vol 2 > image 23 of 106; State Archives, Boston.
  • Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F, p. 254.


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Somehow he ended up married to his mother. I've detached Mary Parker as his wife. She was his mother.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Cudworth-155 and Cudworth-4 appear to represent the same person because: Same person. Merging will change Mary Unknown to Mary Howland and meld the children.
posted by Philip Tripp
Cudworth-21 and Cudworth-4 appear to represent the same person because: Same person.
posted by [Living Schmeeckle]

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