m. 07 SEP 1600
m. 12 OCT 1628
Facts and Events
1559 - The "Act of Uniformity", passed early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, ordered every member of the clergy to use the "Common Book of Prayer," as authorized by Parliament. Any clergyman who "shall preach, declare or speak anything in the derogation or depraving to the said book or any thing therein contained or of any part thereof,---shall [forfeit] for his first offense the profeit of all his spiritual benefices or promotions coming or arising in one whole year next after his conviction [and] suffer imprisonment by the space of six months without bail." Some devout people objected to this Act because they sought more religious freedom and wanted to reform or purify the Church of England further. They were given the name of "Puritans." Act of Uniformity, 1559; Cowie, Leonard W., The Pilgrim Fathers, (London, 1970 - American edition, 1972) pp. 11-12.
1626 - In this boyhood, Peter Hobart walked several miles daily to and from a grammar school; then he attended a free school in Lynn, and from this he entered Magdalen College, University of Cambridge. He graduated in 1626, and soon after was teaching a grammar school. He lodged, in Hingham, at the house of Robert Peck, a clergyman of the Established Church of England, who though, at the time, was not openly friendly to his Puritan ideas, sometimes allowed young Peter Hobart to preach for him. Peck's tolerance of non-conformist ideas in the church may have gotten him in trouble with Bishop Harsnet, his diocesan, whose impudence in honor of the church was so great as to excite complaint from the people of Norwich, in 1623, to the House of Commons in Parliament. The Reverend Robert Peck, in 1638, to escape the religious intolerance, left England to join Peter Hobart in Hingham, MA; but returned to his home in England in 1641, and died in his old parsonage in 1656. Ann Peck, daughter of Rev. Robert Peck married, July 1639, at Windsor, Conn, to John Mason, conqueror of the Pequots. Peter Hobart married second, 3 July 1646, to Rebbecca Peck, daughter of Joseph Peck, and a niece of the Rev. Robert Peck.
1627 - Peter Hobart was ordained a Minister of the Gospel by the Right Reverend Bishop of Norwich, Dr. Joseph Hall in 1627. In this year also, Peter also married for the first time to Elizabeth Ibrook....
"It's About Time" makes no mention of a child "David". Information on children in "It's About Time" taken from "The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut (1972 reprint of the 1913 edition), Frederic G. Mather, p. 402. "The New England Genealogical and Historical Register, v. 9, p. 149. "The Ancestry of Annis Spear", Walter Goodwin Davis, 1945, pp. 55-56, 145-148
Revd Peter Hobart who died January 20TH 1679 in the 75th year of his age and 53d of his Ministry 9 years of which he spent in Hingham Great Britain & 44 in Hingham, MA.
Resided on North St., opp. Goold's Bridge."
The following is from Military History, by Walter L. Bouve.
(Pages 209-300) (pages 301-325) (pages 326-374)as found in the on-line site for the book - History of Hingham published 1893
The earliest known settlement of Hingham was made sometime in the year 1633, and the first houses were probably located upon what is now North Street, and near the bay which the erection of tide gates has converted into the Mill Pond. This little arm of the sea although fordable at low tide was still of sufficient depth to float craft of a size considered respectable in those days; and many a fishing smack has ridden out in safety the gales of winter under the lee of the protecting hills which surrounded it, and upon whose sunny southern slopes were perhaps the first cleared lands in the town.
Up it, too, sailed one day in the summer or early autumn of 1635, the Rev. Peter Hobart and his company; they landed, as we are told, on the northerly shore about opposite to where Ship and North streets intersect, and here in the open air, the first public religious services were held. Not far from this spot, and but a few rods in front of where Derby Academy now stands, and upon a part of the hill long since removed, was erected the first meeting-house. This was a plain square building, low and small as compared with modern churches, but constructed of hewn logs and undoubtedly very substantial. It was surmounted by a belfry containing a bell, and around was a palisade for defence against the Indians"
Rebecca Ibrook, born Abt. 1612 in Southwold, Suffolk, England; died July 7, 1693 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Richard Ibrook and Margaret Clark.
Notes for Rev. Peter Hobart: Peter Prudden was born in the small town of Hingham, England in 1604. In his boyhood, he walked several miles daily to and from a Grammer school. He then attended a free school in Lynn and from there he entered Magdalen College at Cambridge University from which he received an A. B. degree in 1626. Soon thereafter he got a job teaching at a Grammer school. He lived at the house of a clergyman of the established church, who, though not friendly to his Puritan ideas, sometimes engaged young Hobart to preach for him. In 1627, Peter was ordained a minister of the gospel by the Right Reverend Bishop of Norwich.
In 1627 he also married Rebecca Ibrook, the daughter of Richard and Margaret (Clark) Ibrook. For the next eight years he preached in several towns including Haverhill in Suffolk County. However, he became associated with the Puritans which aroused the hostility of the Prelacy, so he decided to join his father and brothers in New England. He embarked, with his wife and four children, in April 1635, and after a hard journey, arrived safely on June 8.
Peter joined the church in Charlestowm, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts on August 30, 1635 and his family remained there for a time. He was one of the first settlers at Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts and served as the pastor there from 1635 until his death in 1679. Peter's first wife died during child birth in December 1645. On February 3, 1646, he married Rebecca Peck, the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Clark) Peck. She died in 1692. Peter had a total of 18 children, 11 by his first wife and seven by his second.
On 10 June 1680, Mr Jeremiah Hobart of Topsfeild in the County of Essex and Mr Gershom Hobart of Groton in the County of Middlesex and John Ripley and Elizabeth his Wife (of Hingham) in the County of Suffolk in the Massachusetts Colony in New England and John Rogers with Hannah his Wife of Duxbury and Joseph Bradford with Jael his Wife of Plimouth, and Joseph Turner with Bathsheba his Wife of Scituate in the Colony of New Plimouth", for 63 pounds, silver money of new England, sold to "Daniel Stodder, Josiah Lane, Ephraim Lane and Ebenezer Lane all of Hingham in the county of Suffolk ... All that their Second Division ... att Conahassett in the above said Hingham being the Twenty fifth Lot and Contain five and Twenty Shares: which said Division was formerly Mr Peter Hobart's of said Hingham who by his will gave it to his Children abovementioned as part of their portion:" [Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Deeds 58 : 88.] _____
A Geneological Dictionary of the first settlers of New England, bewfore 1692 - Vol. 2 - Savage, James - 1860-62:
Hobart, Peter, Hingham, s. of the first Edmund, b. 1604, at Hingham, Eng. bred at the Univ. of Cambridge, where on tak his A. B. 1625-6, and A. M. 1629, he wrote his name Hubberd, was of Magdalen Coll. had preach. at divers places, and last at Haverhill in Suff'k. bef. coming hither, where he arr. 8 June 1635, at Charlestown freem. 2 Sept. 1635, and in few days was sett. at Hingham, with old friends. He brot. w. and four ch. certain. Joshua, and Jeremiah H. C. 1650, bef. ment.; prob. Josiah and Elizabeth wh. m. John Ripley; and had here Ichabod in 1635; Hannah, 1637, both d. soon; Hannah again, 1638, wh. m. John Brown of Salem; Bathsheba, 1640, m. Joseph Turner of Scituate; Israel, 1642; Jael, Dec. 1643, m. 25 May 1664, Joseph Bradford; Gershom, b. prob. in 1645, H. C. 1667; Japhet, Apr. 1647, H. C. 1667; Nehemiah, 21 Nov. 1648, H. C. 1667; David, Aug. 1651; Rebecca, 3 Apr. 1654, m. 10 Oct. 1679, Daniel Mason of Stonington, as his sec. or third w.; Abigail, 19 Oct. 1656, d. unm. Apr. 1683; and Lydia, 1659; and the patriarch d. 20 Jan. 1679. His d. Lydia, the seventeenth ch. bec. 2d w. of capt. Thomas Lincoln in 1690, and d. 1732. His will, made only four days bef. he d. names fourteen liv. ch. names w. Rebecca, prob. d. of Richard Ibrook, wh. was mo. of the last six ch. but it is quite observa. that in Hingham rec. ment. is not made of d. of the first w.
Children of Peter Hobart and Rebecca Ibrook are: i. Joshua Hobart, born 1629 in Southwold, Suffolk, England; died February 28, 1716/17 in Southold, Suffolk, New York; married (1) Margaret Vassel April 16, 1656; married (2) Mary Rainsford 1671. More About Joshua Hobart: Baptism: July 12, 1629, Southwold, Suffolk, England ii. Jeremiah Hobart, born April 6, 1630 in Southwold, Suffolk, England; died February 11, 1714/15 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; married Elizabeth Whiting April 6, 1659. More About Jeremiah Hobart:Baptism: April 18, 1631, Southwold, Suffolk, England iii. Elizabeth Hobart, born 1632 in Southwold, Suffolk, England; died March 26, 1692; married John Ripley 1654 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; born 1621; died 1683. iv. Ichabod Hobart, born October 13, 1635 in Charleston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died July 1636 in Massachusetts. v.Hannah Hobart, born April 30, 1637 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died May 19, 1637 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. vi. Bathsheba Hobart, born October 4, 1640 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died April 14, 1724; married (1) John Leavitt June 27, 1664 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; married (2) Joseph Turner Bef. 1680 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. vii. Israel Hobart, born June 29, 1642 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died April 14, 1731 in (age 89) Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; married Sarah Wetherell December 30, 1668 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; born February 10, 1644/45 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 1731 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.