Saturday, October 26, 2013

Surname Saturday ~ HUBBARD of New London, Connecticut


There is not much known about Hugh Hubbard.  He does not have a sketch in the Great Migration series because he did not arrive in New England until much later.  There is no recent article or book about Hugh Hubbard listed in the compilation New Englanders in the 1600s. Several books state he was from Derbyshire, but there is no proof.

Hugh was born about 1640 in England and died in Connecticut in 1685.  He married Jane Latham in New London, Connecticut on 18 March 1673, and they had six children.  Only daughters survived childhood, so the Hubbard name daughtered out very early.  Jane was the daughter of Cary Latham and Elizabeth Masters.  After Hugh Hubbard’s death, she remarried to John William.  Jane died on 3 May 1739 at the great age of 91.  

"I was at home & Diging stones & old Ms. Williams the wife of John William of Groton was buried.  She Died Yesterday with Little Sickness worn out with Age being about 90.  She was one of the Daughters of Cary Latham the first of N. London who was Conteporary with my Grand father Robt Hempsted.  her first Husband was Hugh Hubbard who kept N. London ferry about Sixty years ago."  From The Diary of Joshua Hemptead of New London, Connecticut, Covering a Period of Forty-Seven Years from September 1711 to November 1758 by Joshua Hempstead, published by the New London County Historical Society, New London, Connecticut, 1901, pages 349- 350.  (Available to read at Google Books)

You can read very short sketches of Hugh Hubbard in the following books:

One Thousand Years of Hubbard History, 866 to 1895 compiled by Edward Warren, published by by Harlan Page Hubbard, 1895, page 46 (available at

Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, page 487

History of New London, Connecticut, by Francis Manwaring Caulkins, originally published 1895, reprinted by Applewood Books, Carlisle, Mass., page 313

My lineage from Hugh Hubbard:

Generation 1.  Hugh Hubbard, born about 1640 in England, died 1685 in Connecticut; married on 18 March 1673 in New London, Connecticut to Jane Latham, daughter of Cary Latham and Elizabeth Masters.  She was born about 1648 in New London, and died 3 May 1739 in Groton, Connecticut.  Six children born in New London:
1.      Mary Hubbard, born 13 November 1674
2.      Lydia Hubbard, born 7 Feb 1675 (see below)
3.      Joseph Hubbard, born November 1678, died November 1678
4.      Margaret Hubbard, born 14 April 1680
5.      Jane Hubbard
6.      Ann Hubbard married Gershom Brown in 1714

Generation 2:  Lydia Hubbard, born 7 February 1675 in New London, died before 18 June 1752; married on 14 October 1700 in New London to John Burrows, son of John Burrows and Hannah Colver.  He was born 2 September 1671 in New London and died 26 May 1752 in Groton.  Nine children.

Generation 3:  Desire Burris m. Moses Gore
Generation 4: Desire Gore m. Thomas Ratchford
Generation 5: Elizabeth Ratchford m. David Lyons
Generation 6: Thomas Ratchford Lyons m. Ann Skinner
Generation 7: Isabella Lyons m. Rev. Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Generation 8: Caleb Rand Bill m. Ann Margaret Bollman
Generation 9: Isabella Lyons Bill m. Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Generation 10: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

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