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John Stoughton (abt. 1593 - 1639)

Reverend John Stoughton
Born about in Naughton, Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 1624 [location unknown]
Husband of — married about 1636 [location unknown]
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Died [location unknown]
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1593 -- He was baptized at Naughton, Suffolk, England.

He was one of three sons of the clergyman Thomas Stoughton (c.1557 - c.1622) and Katherine Evelyn Stoghton (c.1560 - c.1603). [1]

1606 -- John's father, Thomas, lost his living of Coggeshall, Essex, England because he was a nonconformist.

John's brothers were Thomas and Israel Stoughton. [2]

1607 - 1626 -- John was a student at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduating with a B.A. in 1611, an M.A. in 1614, a B.D. in 1621, and a D.D. in 1626.

1616 -- John became a Fellow at Aller in Somersetshire, England.

1624 - 1632 -- John became Rector at Aller in Somersetshire, England. [3]

1632 on -- John preached at St. Mary, Aldermanbury, in London.


1624 -- Stoughton's predecessor at Aller, Ralph Cudworth (the elder), died. [4]

1624 -- John married Mary Machell Cudworth, widow of Ralph Cudworth. Mary Machell had formerly been the nurse of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales. [5] [6] John became the stepfather of Ralph Cudworth (the younger) and James Cudworth. John educated Ralph. James emigrated to New England.

1636 -- he married Jane Browne, widow of Walter Newburgh, and daughter of John Browne. [12]

His brother Israel Stoughton was a co-worker with John Endicott in Massachusetts Bay Colony. Their correspondence is available at [7] John's nephew and Israel's son, "William Stoughton, [was] chief magistrate of the Salem witch trials." [8]



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Does anyone have access to his will? Would be good to extract at least the names of people/relations to whom he made bequests. Thanks.
posted by Jillaine Smith

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