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.
Adam Mott, born about 1623 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England or Saffron Walden, Essex, England. He was the son of Adam Mott born 1596.  In 1635 at age 12 (12 on 2 July 1635) 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; 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. 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.
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On 11 Dec 2016 at 15:45 GMT Christopher Haviland wrote:
On 11 Dec 2016 at 15:39 GMT Christopher Haviland wrote:
I highly suggest that these two Adam Motts be merged, as they are clearly meant to be the same person.
On 22 Feb 2015 at 00:38 GMT Steven Mix wrote:
On 19 Feb 2014 at 21:07 GMT Steven Mix wrote:
Born 1623 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, , England
Born 1623 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England
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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