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Adam Mott II (1623 - 1673)

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Adam Mott II
Born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Mott-142 created 19 Sep 2010 | Last modified
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TWO men named Adam Mott

There were two men both named Adam Mott who came from England around the same time. This profile represents Adam Mott who settled in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Adam Mott married a his stepsister Mary Lott. There is a large Lott family in Long Island, New York, thus perhaps contributing to a bit of the confusion between the two Adam Mott lines.

The other Adam Mott born 1619/1620 went to New York and settled there with his family. [1].

Biography

Adam Mott, born about 1623 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England or Saffron Walden, Essex, England. He was the son of Adam Mott born 1596. [2] In 1635 at age 12 (12 on 2 July 1635)[3] Adam Mott emigrated from Horseheath, Cambridge with his father Adam Mott, a tailor, age 39 along with Sarah Mott, 31; John Mott, 14; Jonathan Mott, 9; Elizabeth Mott, 6; and Mary Mott, 4; they were passengers on the Defence living first in Roxbury, Massachusetts then removing to Hingham in 1636 then Portsmouth in 1638; [4]then settled in Rhode Island.

According to Robert Charles Anderson references in The Great Migration Begins in the will of Adam Mott I of Portsmouth dated 2 April 1661 he mentions "Sarah Mott my wife" who he first immigrated with in 1636. He married Sarah (maiden name unknown) Lott on 11 May 1635. She was his second wife. His first wife was Elizabeth Creed who he married on 28 Oct 1616 in Saffron Walden, Essex.

Also according to Anderson, the Adam Mott, b. abt 1623 married Mary Lott (his stepsister who Austin says is listed as Mary Mott on the passenger list for the Defence) on October 1647. Adam Mott of Rhode Island was the third son from his father's first marriage to Elizabeth Creed.

On 20 September 1652, he was deeded 12 acres of land in Portsmouth by his father, Adam Mott. Adam Mott was on a list of Freemen in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1655 and was a Deputy in Portsmouth in 1673.

Adam Mott died testate, having written a will on 24 February 1711. The will was proved on 8 September 1712 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.[5] Widow Mary Mott was named Executrix. He bequeathed 12 acres laid out to him by the townsmen of Portsmouth to his daughters, widow Sarah Tripp and widow Bethiah Abbott. He bequeathed new cotton and linen sheets to daughter Elizabeth Wing, and a similar legacy to daughter Abigail Hefferland. He gave a bed and a good ewe sheep to his maid, Dinah Stephens, and the rest of the movables to daughters Sarah Tripp and Bethiah Abbott.

Sources

Footnotes

  1. Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941. (The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 6 Aug 1934, 2674. Vol. 122, p 12.
  2. Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: Title: Carl Boyer 3rd, Ancestral Lines, Third Edition (Santa Clarita, California, 1998): Carlsbad Georgina Cole Library ((1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Calif.)
  3. Hotten-99
  4. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 5, p 181-185. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011. Record for Adam Mott b. 1623
  5. Portsmouth Early Records: Title: Rhode Island Historical Society, The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth (Providence, R.I.: E.L. Freeman, Providence RI, 1901): Note: also on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 0,945,382, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Address:

Secondary

  • New World Immigrants, Vol. I APID: 48115::0
  • The Planters of the Commonwealth in Massachusetts, 1620-1640 APID: 48127::0
  • Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650 APID: 48159::0
  • List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691 APID: 48187::0
  • Passengers to America APID 48605::0
  • Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Pri APID: 49055::0
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passeng APID: 7486::0
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
  • Portsmouth Early Records: Title: Rhode Island Historical Society, The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth (Providence, R.I.: E.L. Freeman, Providence RI, 1901): Note: also on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 0,945,382, Item 3; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Acknowledgements

  • David Kerkkonen, Entered by David Kerkkonen, Nov 24, 2011. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by David and others.
  • WikiTree profile Mott-251 created through the import of Towne-Weeden.ged on May 29, 2011 by J X. See the Changes page for the details of edits by J and others.
  • Thank you to Malcolm Bliss for creating WikiTree profile Mott-568 through the import of Malcolm Bliss Family Tree_AutoBackup_2013-05-29_01.ged on May 29, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Malcolm and others.


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On 11 Dec 2016 at 15:45 GMT Christopher Haviland wrote:

I have suggested that this be merged with Mott-1246 as well. Mott-142 has strong supporting research and citations. However, the children of Adam Mott and Mary Lott don't appear to be correct to me, and I am wondering if someone's Gedcom has incorrectly merged children between two Adam Motts. My records show that the children of Adam Mott and Mary Lott are: Adam, Mary, John, Sarah, Elizabeth, Abigail and Phebe. Never in any of my sources have I seen children Charles, Grace, Richbell, etc.

On 11 Dec 2016 at 15:39 GMT Christopher Haviland wrote:

Mott-1246 and Mott-142 appear to represent the same person because: Hi -

I highly suggest that these two Adam Motts be merged, as they are clearly meant to be the same person.

--Chris

On 22 Feb 2015 at 00:38 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Mott-568 and Mott-142 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. I believe that the 1623 birth is the correct one, and the 1620 date belongs instead to the earlier Adam Mott who settled in New York. Thanks!

On 19 Feb 2014 at 21:07 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Birth alternatives:

Born 1623 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, , England

Born 1623 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England


death alternatives:

Died December 19, 1673 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Died 1693 [location unknown]

Died before September 8, 1712 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States


There wre two Adam Motts who came from England around the same time. The one born 1620 went to New York and settled there. This one, born 1623, went to Rhode Island. But it is interesting that this Rhode Island Adam married a younger Lott sister of a Lott who had settled and raised a large Lott family in Long Island, New York, thus perhaps contributing to a bit of the confusion between the two Adam Mott lines.



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