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James Hubbard (abt. 1565 - 1611)

James Hubbard
Born about in Mendlesham, Suffolk, Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1592 in Suffolk, , Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mendlesham, Suffolk, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Sep 2009 | Last significant change: 14 Jul 2021
19:44: Zachary Jon Smith added James Hubbard (abt.1565-1611) as father of James Hubbard II (abt.1609-1639). [Thank Zachary Jon for this]
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Biography

James Hubbard

Disputed Origins

The disputed father of James Hubbard is clearly listed as Thomas Hubbard from Mendlesham, Suffolk, England, who was driven from the town in 1556, along with many others. He did NOT die at the stake, nor did he have any association with Essex. "The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe: a New and Complete Edition, Volume VIII, pg 147" is very clear.[1] Samuel Hubbard only said his grandfather was "mentioned" in Foxes Book of Martyrs, not that he was a prominent figure burned at the stake. The story of him being "Thomas Higbed" who was burned at the stake was assumed by later generations, mostly in the mostly ficticious "One Thousand Years of Hubbard History" and other various family histories, not by Samuel Hubbard himself. Samuel was clearly from Mendelsham.[2] Since Samuel did mention a grandfather named Thomas being persecuted in Mendlesham, it is not unreasonable to conclude it is the same person.

Samuel Hubbard recorded in his journal that his father was James, plain yeoman of Mendlesham, and that James' father had been martyred for his Protestant religious convictions.[3] "The Wightman Heritage" is another family history not completely based on facts. His grandfather was persecuted for his religious beliefs, but not a Martyr in the true sense of the word.

Regarding another commonly-cited source for James' and Samuel's origins, Robert C. Anderson states: "In 1895 Edward Warren Day made a number of claims... but this author's work is generally unreliable." (One Thousand Years of Hubbard History, 866 to 1895, from Hubba, the Norse Sea King, to the Enlightened Present New York:).[4]

James was born before 26 May 1555 at Mendlesham, Suffolk, England, a son of Thomas Hubbard.[citation needed] There is no evidence whatsoever of his mother's name. She could not possibly had a child at the age of 57, so Ann Radcliffe has been detached as his mother.

Marriage

James was married to Naomi Koke, daughter of Thomas Coke, who was a suspect, but escaped (religious) persecution.[5]

Children

James and Naomi had ten children:
  1. Sarah (Hubbard) Jackson b. 1593, m. John Jackson [6]
  2. Thomas Hubbard b. 1603/4 m. Esther ________ [7]
  3. Samuel Hubbard b. 10 May 1610 in Mendelsham, Suffolk, England, m. 4 Jan 1636 Tase Cooper in Windsor, Connecticut, d. 1692 Rhode Island [8]


Property and Positions

James Hubbard was "zealous and religious, of good estate and great estimation."[5]

Death and Legacy

James died on 18 Apr 1611 at Mendlesham, Suffolk, England.[9]

Sources

  1. Foxe, John, 1516-1587. The acts and monuments of John Foxe: A New and Complete Edition/with a preliminary dissertation, by the Rev. George Townsend... Vol.VIII. London : R.B. Seeley and W. Burnside : 1837-1841. [1] or [2]
  2. Banks, Charles Edward, 1854-1931, and Elijah Ellsworth Brownell. Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650. Philadelphia, Pa: [The Bertram press], 1937. [3]
  3. Whiteman, Wade C. (1990) The Wightman Heritage. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press (page 73).
  4. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volume 2. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011, p. 1035.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bates, Albert Carlos, (1943) Ancestors of Florence Julia Brown and some of their Descendants. Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN (Page: 83).
  6. Tilley, R. Hammett, Ed. Magazine of New England History, Volumes 1-2. "Extracts from the Letter Book of Samuel Hubbard." R.H. Tilley, 1891. Page 175-176.
  7. Magazine of New England History, Volumes 1-2. R.H. Tilley, 1891. Page 175.
  8. Magazine of New England History, Volumes 1-2. R.H. Tilley, 1891. Page 172.
  9. Davis-Johnson, G. Maria, mjohnson80@adelphia.net; (3 June 2004) "Descendents of Seventh Day Baptist, William Davis (1663-1745) Wales>PA>RI>NJ>WV>NY>WI and other family branches" ancestry.com

See also:

  • Day, Edward Warren, (1895) One Thousand Years of Hubbard history, 866 to 1895 ... New York: H.P. Hubbard, Archive.org (Page 53) Caution: "generally unreliable."


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The father of James Hubbard, the emigrant is clearly listed as Thomas Hubbard from Mendlesham, Suffolk, England, who was driven from the town in 1556, along with many others. He did NOT die at the stake, nor did he have any association with Essex. Please see "The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe: a New and Complete Edition, Volume VIII, pg 147." [1] or [2]

For this reason, Higbed-11 is being detached as his father and a new, more accurate profile will be created.

posted by Alan Pendleton
This profile is generating error messages in regard to dates. Anyone have some appropriate sources? Thanks!
posted by Cynthia (Billups) B
Hubbard-2306 and Hubbard-6 appear to represent the same person because: Different dates of birth and death, but same wife Naomi
posted by [Living Farrar]
Hubbard-2780 and Hubbard-6 appear to represent the same person because: same wife, write up on -2780 includes birth date on -6
posted by Robin Lee

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