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John Cushing (1662 - 1738)

Honorable John Cushing
Born in Scituate, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 20 May 1688 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 18 Mar 1713 in Scituate, MAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Scituate, Massachusettsmap
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“John resided in Scituate, Mass. He was a deputy to the General Court in 1692; Chief Justice of the Inferior Court of Plymouth, from 1702 to 1710; representative member for Massachusetts of the Governor’s Council, from 1708 to 1728; and Judge of His Majesty’s Superior Court of Judicature of Massachusetts from 1728 to his death in 1737. The Superior Court of Massachusetts, from its foundation in 1692 until its overthrow by the Revolution, had 33 Justices, the Bench consisting of five members. Among these were John Cushing 1728, his son John Cushing Jr., and his grandson William Cushing. Rev. Josiah Cotton of Plymouth says of him: ‘He was a gentleman well versed in law, the life and soul of our Court while he continued in it, a man in the main of justice and integrity.’ In 1723 he was Lieut. Col. of the Plymouth Regiment, which at that time probably embraced all the local militia of the County.”48

John Cushing was born on April 28, 1662 in Scituate, Massachusetts. His parents were John Cushing and Sarah Hawke.

He married Deborah Loring on May 20, 1688 Together they had 9 children:

  1. John Cushing
  2. Sarah Cushing
  3. Elijah Cushing
  4. Unnamed Cushing
  5. Deborah Cushing
  6. Mary Cushing
  7. Nazareth Cushing
  8. Benjamin Cushing
  9. Nathaniel Cushing

He married Sarah Thaxter on March 18, 1713.

He died on January 19, 1738 in Scituate, Massachusetts.


  • D. B. Richmond, "The Richmond Family"
  • George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D., Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York 1909)
  • Ancestrial File on (subscription) AF95108385
  • History of Scituate Massachusetts
  • Vital Records Scituate, vol. 2, page-92,377
  • Cushing Genealogy, page 20,17
  • History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893): Vol III, p.27; Vol. II, p.152
  • Dwight, Melatiah Everett. The Kirbys of New England (Trow Print, New York, 1898) Page 74

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Cushing-3 and Cushing-739 appear to represent the same person because: Cushing-739 has no connections or information or sources except a wife. That wife also is connected to Cushing-3. I think they are an obvious match,
posted by Cherry (Cushing) Duve

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