Adam Mott

Adam Mott (1596 - bef. 1661)

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Adam Mott
Born in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Saffron Walden, Essex, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
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Categories: Defence, sailed July 1635 | Portsmouth Friends Churchyard, Portsmouth, Rhode Island | Founders and Settlers of Rhode Island | Puritan Great Migration.

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Disambiguation

This is not the same Adam Mott who settled in New York.

Biography

Adam was born about 1596. He was age 39 on 2 July 1635. He was the son of John Mott who went to Portsmouth in 1639.[1]
Adam Mott was twice married in England.[2][1]
(1) He married 28 Oct 1616 at Saffron Walden, Essex, England Elizabeth Creed (listed as Creel, but later clarified to Creed)
(2) Secondly 11 May 1635 at the parish of Horseheath, Cambridge, England Sarah Lott. She died after 31 August 1661[1]
Adam Mott was a tailor, and brought testimony from the Justices of the Peace, and a minister in Cambridge, of his conformity. He, age 39, A taylor; wife Sara Mott, age 31; Jo. Mott 14; Adam Mott, 12; Jonathan Mott, 9; Elizabeth Mott 6; Mary Mott, 4 [Sarah's daughter]; came to America after his second marriage aboard the ship "Defence" which embarked 2 July 1635 for Massachusetts Bay, bringing his second wife's daughter, Mary Lott, with them.[3]
Adam and his family lived in Roxbury, Massachusetts on their arrival, but shortly, 1636 went to Hingham, Massachusetts and then to Portsmouth, in what would become Rhode Island, by 1638.[1]
He was made a freeman on 25 May 1636 in Roxbury, where he and Sarah were members of the First Church. They soon moved to Hingham, where he had been granted land. With the developing conflict over religion, they moved to Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and was admitted as an inhabitant the first year of that settlement, in 1638. On 23 June 1638, he was granted land on the west side of the spring in Portsmouth, and on 6 September 1638 the Hingham constable was directed to bring him before the governor of Massachusetts Bay.
On 12 June 1640, he and others were chosen to lay out lands at Portsmouth. In 1642, he was clerk of the military company. He was deeded an addition to his lot on 27 May 1644, and he granted his son Adam twelve acres on 20 September 1652.
Adam Mott of Portsmouth deeded land to John Sanford in 1651 (from "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth," Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence RI, 1901, page 308, on FHL Microfilm 0,945,382, Item 3, printed version). The record reads:
"Know all men by this presence that I Adam Mott Senior of the towne of Portsmoth have sould to Mr. John Sanford of the same towne my part in the Calves paster lying between his howse and the Claypitt Field for the som of twenty shillings and all the Right intrust & Clayme or Power I had in it I have Fully and freely Resigned to him his heiers Assignes to injoy for ever, written under my hand this present day beinge the i0 of Aprill, 1651 I say by me Adam mott.
a true Copii P me Philip Shearman towne Clerke"
Adam Mott Senior of Portsmouth deeded land to John Sanford of Portsmouth on 3 September 1652 for ten pounds of current pay (5 pounds of current silver money and 5 pounds in current wampomm) (from "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth," Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence RI, 1901, page 308, on FHL Microfilm 0,945,382, Item 3, page 308 in printed version). The land was 3 acres of meadow butted on the south side by the highway, on the other side by the creek between Mr. Sanford's meadow, one side toward the town joins to Mr. Balston's meadow and the other side against Samuel Hutchinsons meadow.

Will and Probate

An inventory of his estate was taken 12 Aug 1661.[1]
Adam Mott of Portsmouth died testate, having written his will dated 2 April 1661, which was proved on 31 August 1661. The will reads (from "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth," Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence RI, 1901, on FHL Microfilm 0,945,382, Item 3, pages 387-389 in printed version):
"The Last will & Testament of Adam mott Senyor of ye towne of portsmoth is as followeth
"In ye yere of ye lord 1661 on the 2 month on ye 2 day of the month I Adam Mott of portsmoth of road Iland beinge in pearfit & good memory have made & writen this as my last will with my owne hand Imprimus I have Chosen Constetuted & made my faithfull freinds Edward Thurston and Richard Tew both of Newport on Rhoad Iland to have full power togeather after my decease to see my will performed and fulfiled in Every part of it as I were my selfe alive in perfit beinge
"First I will & give to Sarah mott my wife beinge all my howsiage & land at matapurcetti lyinge in ye bounds of portsmoth, less or more with all the apirtenances there unto wch are knowne to be mine upon ye grownd or abroud upon ye Common, all goods or Chattells whot so Ever houssage and all moveables whot so Ever, to use possese & injoy for hir terme of life as shee shall Neede, say out of ye stock and at ye End of hir life after hir decease, I will that the afore said Executors Edward Thurston & Richard Tew shall see ye land Named and howse & houssage Equaly devided in to three shares, to Jacob mott my owne sonne if he be Contented to Cast in whot I gave him at the upar Cornar of my farme & share it into three parts, if not he may take that out as his part and no more, unto Adam mott my sonne I gave his share all redey & part longe since he hath lived on whos sum wos twelve Acres
Further I will yt if any of ye Brothers shall dye before my wife of ye three Jacob mott Gearsham mott & Eleazer mott as to saye that then the three parts by ye Executors be devided unto ye othere two as Equaly as they Can, allso I will that these three or two of them that injoye the land after there mothars decease shall pay unto John mott my Sonne twenty shillings if he demaund it in such pay as in ye place passeth for pay here amonge us
"Further I will them to pay to Adam mott there brother an Ewe lamb w'in twelve months after there mothers decease, allso I will to Elizabeth Thurston ye wife of Edward Thurston to be paid to hir or by whom shee shall assigne it unto one Ewe lamb a yere after there mothers departure
"Further whot she doth not use of howsehould goods or stock on ye grownd for hir owne suplyes in time of hir life, I doe desier my beloved frinds intrusted & Named Edward & Richard to perswade my wife at hir death in ye disposinge of movables with in howse or abraod to give it to them accordinge to discrecion whom beest deserves it in there Care & Respect to hir while she lives, upon which my dessier is you will have your Eyes as my Frinds, and harts Redey
"Lastly I leave my body to be Commited to ye Earth accordinge as thay and my wife sees good Levinge beuriasll it to be paid by whot she hath in hir hands, and after hir death I will ye the said Edward Thurston and Richard Tew Receve Each of them an Ewe sheep of ye stock delivred them w'in a month after there mothars departure in ye presents
"Writen & sealled and signed of Adam Mott before ye Executars delivred to Edward Thurston to be kepe in ye bahaulfe of both of them, Sealed the yere 1661) 1 of May
"Allso I give power to my Executors, full power to give to all and Every of my Children then livinge som gift of ye moveables Either or whot is in ye howse or abroud as they Can move or parswad hir According to there & hir discretion, if she be not willinge to give it w' discretion as they desarve, I then give full power to my afore said Executors Edward Thurston & Richard Tew to devide so much and as thay see meet amonge them all, Further if my Children should be Crosse to there mother so yt it should force hir to marey againe, I give full power to my Executors to take good & full securitie for the makinge good of ye Estate so longe as she lives that my will may be performed as is declared aforehand in my will that is to take bond of him, this on the backside wos writen before sealinge
A true copie of ye Origenall will of Adam mott
Copied by me richard Bulgar Town Clerke"
The Inventory of the estate of Adam Mott Senior deceased was taken on 12 August 1661 by William Baulston and John Portar (from "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth," Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence RI, 1901, page 389-90, on FHL Microfilm 0,945,382, Item 3, printed version). The inventory of his estate totaled 371 pounds, 6 shillings, and included house and land (150 pounds), four oxen, five cows, a bull, a horse, one mare, a colt, two calves, thirty ewe sheep, two rams, six swine, 3 pounds in wampum peage, clothes, books, two feather beds, two flock beds, six pewter platters, a wine pot, warming pan, seven pair of sheets, six napkins, two tables, a joint stool, and one and one-half acres of wheat, two acres of oats, two acres of peas, and three acres of Indian corn.
On 31 August 1661, widow Sarah Mott brought her husbands will to the town office to be proved and the town council. The Council found that some things were dubious since Sarah was not named the executrix of the will. However, the Council unanimously appointed Sarah Mott, widow to the late deceased Adam Mott, to be the sole executrix during the term of her life according to what the Council understood the meaning of the will to be (from "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth," Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence RI, 1901, page 386, on FHL Microfilm 0,945,382, Item 3, printed version).[1]
Alternate Birth:
Date: 1596 of Saffron Waldon, Essex, England
12 Aug 1596. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England[4] This date seems to be at Find A Grave and Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015. No records have been found to support said date.

Children[1]

By first wife

  1. Child: Son Mott bur. 18 June 1617, Saffron Walden[2]
  2. Child: John Mott bpt 6 Sep 1618, Saffron Walden[2]
  3. Child: Adam Mott b. c 1623
  4. Child: Jonathan Mott b. c 1626
  5. Child: Elizabeth Mott b. c. 1629

By second wife

  1. Jacob Mott b. c 1636
  2. Gershom Mott b. say 1638
  3. Eleazer Matt b. say 1640

Note

Note: The English ancestry and biography of Adam Mott was provided in the
book "Ancestral Lines, Third Edition" compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, published by the compiler in Santa Clarita, California in 1998. Adam Mott has a sketch in the book "The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635," by Robert Charles Anderson, published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 2007 (pages 181-185).

Note

Note: HISTORY: May 15, 1649, Adam Mott, having offered a cow forever and five bushels of corn by the year, ?so long as the ould man shall live,? the neighbors, ?every man that was free thereto,? made it up to forty bushels. Mr. William Balston, a prominent citizen, in consideration, agreed to give ?onto father mott? for a year ?house rome dyate lodging and washings??quite an instance of social co-operation. Ear marks of cattle were frequently recorded, especially after 1650. The first entry is Sept. 1, 1645, of Edward Anthony??a hind gad on the left ear.?
In 1651, the ?Clarke of the measuers? was ordered to inspect once per month that the ?to peny white loafe way 16 ounces and beere bee sould for two pence a quarte.? For offense, forfeit 10s. In 1654 William Freeborne was allowed ten pounds ?at the Rate of silver pay,? besides the cow and five bushels corn to ?keepe ould mott? for the year. This included clothing for the beneficiary.
HISTORY: ----?Records of the Town of Portsmouth,? p. 40 et seq.
WILL: Adam Mott, who so thriftily arranged in 1649 for ?ole father Mott? by giving a cow and five bushels corn per year toward his support by the town, died in 1661. His inventory showed £371.6, besides some land previously conveyed to his sons?a good estate for that time. Careful provisions were made to equalize the shares of the sons. The executors, Edward Thurston and Richard Few, were to receive each an ewe sheep for services. The widow was to have the ?howsage and land? for life. The executors were to persuade her at her death ?in ye disposinge of mouables with in howse or abroad to give it to them accordinge, to discretion whom beest desearues it in there Care and Respect to hir while she lives, vpon which my desseir is you will have your Eyes as my ffrinds, and harts Redey.? He instructs further ?if my Children should be Crosse to there mother so yt it should force hir to marey againe. I give full power to my Executers to take good & full securitie for the makinge good of ye Estate so longe as she lives that my will may be performed.? This provision might cut both ways. Evidently, Mott?s immortal, marital obligations were to be as scrupulous as was his economic bargain with the town for supporting his father in old age.
Some prices may be noted, 4 oxen, £28; five cows and one bull, £30; one horse, one mare and colt, £36; 32 ewes, 2 rams, £32; 6 swine, £4. Wearing clothes, books, two suits, two doublets and breeches, one gown of gray cloth, and every day clothes, in all £11; 4 yards coarse Kersey, £1; 8 pair stockings, £1.12; 1 feather bed and furniture, £6; various beds not included; 1 brass kettle, £7; 6 pewter dishes (14 lbs.), 1 quart, 2 pint pots, £1.6; iron pots, pans, etc., £3.14; 7 pair sheets, 2 table cloths, 6 napkins, pillowbers, £4; 2 tables, 1 joint stool and chair, £1.4; 1 cart and plow, 2 chains, £3.10; 1 hoe and axe, 2 scythes, 10s. The whole inventory indicates a comfortable household. And chairs were a luxury, as they were in Providence at the same period, where people were not as well off.
---http://www.dinsdoc.com/weeden-1-3.htm


Born . FAG[5]


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island." The American Genealogist 35:108 link AmericanAncestors ($)
  3. Hotten, John Camden (editor). The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, Religious Exiles, Political Rebels, Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years, Apprentices, Children Stolen, Maidens Pressed, and Others, who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. (London: John Camden Hotten, 1874.) p. 99
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #76446463 No stone, no source,
  5. Source: #S1167217883 Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, USA; Volume Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Index type sources.

  • Adam Mott
  • Find A Grave
  • Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: Title: Carl Boyer 3rd, Ancestral Lines, Third Edition (Santa Clarita, California, 1998): Repository: #R36: Repository R36: Name: Carlsbad Georgina Cole Library ((1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Calif.)
  • 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.:
  • Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, : Ancestral File Number: 8HV3-VV
  • Source: . England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Yates Publishing Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc --1638 Portsmouth


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Adam Mott marriage 28 October 1616 Saffron Walden to Elizabeth Creel
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On 11 Jul 2018 at 19:27 GMT Anne B wrote:

Re the statement "The English ancestry and biography of Adam Mott was provided in the book "Ancestral Lines, Third Edition" compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, published by the compiler in Santa Clarita, California in 1998. " Ancestral lines tells us exactly what we already know "The earliest generations of this family fave been dealt with effectively in Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Islad, with additions and corrections by Moriarty. (see TAG 35:107)."

On 19 May 2018 at 17:50 GMT Troy Smith wrote:

"Ancestral Lines, Third Edition" compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, published by the compiler in Santa Clarita, California in 1998." I actually you have too pay too access this book for it too be verified I can only find a reference too it. SO yeah your right Jillaine my mistake.

On 19 May 2018 at 15:42 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Troy, the link you provided goes to a document / book that makes no reference to Mott. Please clarify your meaning. Thanks.

On 19 May 2018 at 02:04 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

This Adam Mott did not go to Long Island, did not marry Grace Thurgar, and did not have a son named George. Grace and George need to be disconnected.

Adam Mott's mother is unknown. His father is thought to be John Mott but nothing is known about him.

This profile should be Project Protected.

On 18 May 2018 at 22:26 GMT Anne B wrote:

Can someone verify this statement:

The English ancestry and biography of Adam Mott was provided in the book "Ancestral Lines, Third Edition" compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd, published by the compiler in Santa Clarita, California in 1998.

And then add a proper citation to the information provided on the different profiles involved.

On 18 May 2018 at 22:21 GMT Anne B wrote:

Wives??? Only two named by Anderson:

Yes - Elizabeth Creel/Creed, she's ok ?? Grace ??Thurgar. This second marriage calls into question the mother of some of his children Sarah ____ Lott yes. Maiden name ??Jennings

There is nothing on their profiles that makes me "believe" in them.

On 2 Feb 2018 at 22:37 GMT Sara Mosher wrote:

I've adopted the profile for John Mott, father of Adam Mott. See The American Genealogist source on the profile.

On 28 Oct 2017 at 13:21 GMT Robert Atteberry wrote:

John Mott, contd... John Mott bequeathed "Poplar Neck" to his daughter, Elizabeth Mott in his LWT in 1664. A few years later Elizabeth Mott married William Mitchell at South River. Elizabeth Mott-Mitchell died without heirs of her body, so "Poplar Neck" reverted to Adam Mott [Jr.], John Mott's bother, who in turn authorized his son, Adam Mott III to sell "Poplar Neck", which was purchased by William Mitchell, possibly because that tract was his home place. So. John Mott, son of Adam Mott Sr. died in Anne Arundel, MD in 1664. Contact battebe@yahoo.com for more details.

On 28 Oct 2017 at 13:16 GMT Robert Atteberry wrote:

This tree reports John and George Mott, sons of Adam Mott Sr. having migrated to Virginia in the 1660's. There are records of a John and George Mott (brothers) living in Rappahannock County during the 2nd half of the 17th Century. However, there is good reason for believing that the John and George Mott of Rappahannock were not sons of Adam Mott Sr. (1) Adam Mott Sr. did not mention a son named George in his LWT dated 1661, (2) Adam Sr. did make a bequest to a son named John, who appears to have been absent from Rhode Island at the time the Will was written, (3) there are records of a John Mott in Anne Arundel, MD in the early 1660's, having married Ann (lnu), widow of John Covell. This John Mott purchased a 200 acre tract called "Poplar Neck" at South River from Richard Beard.

On 31 Jul 2017 at 21:24 GMT Lester Mount III wrote:

I believe Adam Mott Sr appears on the Land Agreement as one of the original 100 (101?) owners of Conanicut Island (now Jamestown) from the Narragansett in 1657.

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