Saturday, November 24, 2018

Surname Saturday ~ HUBBARD of Salisbury, Massachusetts


I have already blogged about another HUBBARD ancestral family – the descendants of Hugh Hubbard (about 1640 – 1685) of New London, Connecticut at this link:  

This second HUBBARD lineage descends from Richard Hubbard (1645 – 1719) of Salisbury, Massachusetts.  He doesn’t seem to be related to any of the Ipswich or Boston Hubbard families, even though James Savage (Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England) implies he might be the son of Richard Hubbard of Ipswich. 

Richard Hubbard, my 9th great grandfather, was a blacksmith in Salisbury.  He was known as “Cornet Richard Hubbard”, which is an archaic term referring to the lowest ranked officer in a British troop, lower than captain or lieutenant (now equivalent to a second lieutenant).  In 1692 both Richard and his wife Martha (Allen) signed the Bradbury Petition.  On 22 July 1692 over 100 friends and neighbors of Mary (Perkins) Bradbury in Salisbury signed a petition protesting her innocence when she was arrested during the Salem witch trials.  She was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged, but the ongoing petitions and protests caused her execution to be delayed until after the hysteria had passed. 

In 1700 Richard and Martha Hubbard also bought land in Boston on Fort Hill, in the district of Roxbury.  The deeds name him as Richard Hubbard the blacksmith.  He deeded this land and the dwelling to his son Joseph Hubbard, who was also a blacksmith, and to Abigail Wheeler, the widow of Henry Wheeler. Although he briefly owned this land in Boston, he stayed as a resident of Salisbury.

Richard’s epitaph at the Colonial Burying Ground in Salisbury reads “Cornet Richard Hubburd / Died June ye 16 1719 / aged 88 years / Faith and Love Are laid in ye dust / waiting for ye resorrection in ye just.”

Richard Hubbard and Martha Allen are the ancestors of Governor John Langdon of New Hampshire, signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Some HUBBARD resources:

Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, by David W. Hoyt, 1919 (See Volume 1, pages 31 and 210).

The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, by Noyes, Libby, and Davis, 1928, page 354

The Suffolk County Deeds

My HUBBARD genealogy:

Generation 1:  Richard Hubbard, born about 1645, and died 26 June 1719 in Salisbury, Massachusetts; married about 1666 in Salisbury to Martha Allen, daughter of William Allen and Ann Goodale.  She was born about 1646 in Salisbury and died 4 October 1718 in Salisbury.  Ten children.

Generation 2:  Comfort Hubbard, born 17 January 1682 in Salisbury, and died 20 March 1756; married on 7 November 1699 in Boston to Joshua Weeks.  He was a son of Leonard Weeks and Mary Redman.  Nine children.

Generation 3:  Mary Weeks m. Jonathan Chesley
Generation 4: Comfort Chesley m. Stephen Perkins
Generation 5:  Mary Perkins m. Nathaniel Batchelder
Generation 6:  Jonathan Batchelder m. Nancy Thompson
Generation 7:  George E. Batchelder m. Abigail M. Locke
Generation 8:  George E. Batchelder m. Mary Katharine Emerson
Generation 9:  Carrie Maude Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen
Generation 10:  Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, “Surname Saturday ~  HUBBARD of Salisbury, Massachusetts”, Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 24, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 

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