Nazareth (Pitcher) Cushing
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Nazareth (Pitcher) Cushing (bef. 1586 - 1682)

Nazareth Cushing formerly Pitcher
Born before in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1613 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2009
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Nazareth Pitcher was born circa 1586 (estimate based on her death on 6 January, 1681/2 "in the 96th year of her age.")[1] probably in Norfolk County, England.

She was baptized 30 Oct 1586 in Hardingham, Norfolk, England [2][3][4]

"Nazarethe" Pitcher married Mathew "Cushinge" 5 August 1613 in Hingham, Norfolk County, England. (Spelling in quotations are from record.[5][2][6][3]

Their children, all born in England, were:

  1. Daniel Cushing
  2. Jeremiah (Jesse?) Cushing
  3. Matthew Cushing
  4. Deborah Cushing
  5. John Cushing

Nazareth came to Boston, arriving 10 August 1638 on the ship Diligent with her husband, Matthew Cushing, their five children, and her sister, widow Francis Riecroft.[4] They settled that year in Hingham.[7]

She died died 6 Jan 1681/2 in Hingham,[8]


  • Little, George Thomas, author and Burrage, Henry S., editir; Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (New York, Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1909.) Available through Internet Archive: Volume 3 and Volume 4.
  1., Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Provo, Utah; Operations, Inc.; 2011.) Hingham Records of Births, Marriages, and Death. Subscription site.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Little Vol 4, p.1868
  3. 3.0 3.1 Little Vol 3, p.1201
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cushing, James Stevenson; The Genealogy of the Cushing Family, an account of the ancestors and descendants of Matthew Cushing, who came to America in 1638 (Montreal; The Perrault Printing Co.; 1905.) Available through Internet Archive: Page 21.
  5. England, Marriages, 1538–1973 (Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.) England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. NOTE: Ancestry recites the data is from marriage records from England.
  6. Vital Records of Scituate p. 254 names Nazareth, gives no date or location of marriage
  7. Article "[[Cushing-418|Daniel Cushing's] List in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1861). (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.) Volume 15 (1861), page 26. Subscription site.
  8. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893) Vol II, p.150
  • "The Pioneers of Masschusettes: A Descriptive List Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches and Other Contemporaneous Documents" by Charles Henry Pope, published by Genealogical Society Co., Inc, Baltimore, MA, 1986

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Great Migration Badge please for Nazareth, husband and her children for having arrived on the Diligent in 1638. Thank you.
posted by Renee Malloy Esq

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