Person:John Hammond (6)

Lieut. John Hammond
m. 9 Jun 1605
  1. William Hammond1607 - 1637
  2. Anne Hammond1609 - 1615
  3. John Hammond1611 - 1616
  4. Ann Hammond1616 - 1685
  5. Thomas Hammond1618 - 1655
  6. Elizabeth HammondABT 1619 - 1634
  7. Benjamin Hammond1621 - 1703
  8. Sarah Hammond1623 -
  9. Marie Hammond1623 -
  10. Lieut. John Hammond1626 - 1709
m. 1652
  1. John Hammond1653/4 - 1659
  2. Elizabeth Hammond1655 -
  3. Abigail Hammond1658 - 1718
  4. John HammondAbt 1662 -
  • HLieut. John Hammond1626 - 1709
  • WSarah NicholsAbt 1643 - 1688/89
m. 1664
  1. Hannah Hammond1669 - 1735
m. 7 Nov 1689
Facts and Events
Name Lieut. John Hammond
Gender Male
Christening[1] 2 Jul 1626 Lavenham, Suffolk, England
Marriage 1652 to Abigail Salter
Marriage 1664 , , MAto Sarah Nichols
Marriage 7 Nov 1689 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Prudence Wade
Will? 18 Nov 1709
Death[1][2] 22 Nov 1709 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate? 9 Dec 1709

LIEUT. JOHN HAMMOND, was born in Lavenham, England, where he was baptized on July 2,1626. His age was given as 7 years at the time he came to America with his mother, sailing from Ipswich, England in 1634 on the "Francis",which practically agrees with the latter date, but his tombstone gives his age at his death in 1709 as 85 years and 4 months, which places his birth in July, 1624.

He m. (1) about 1652, Abigail Salter, b. at Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. She d. about 1663, and he m. (2) in 1664, Sarah Nichols, of Charlestown, Mass., who d. Jan. 14, 1688 at the age of 45. He m. (3) in 1689, widow Prudence (Wade) Cotton, dau. of Jonathan Wade, of Ipswich, Mass., and widow of Rev. Seaborn Cotton, of Hampton. He was her third husband as she married (1) Dec. 28, 1659, Dr. Anthony Crosby, of Rowley.

John's first wife, Abigail Salter,is mentioned in the will of her mother, Elizabeth (Munning) Salter, on 1 December 1660, "Unto Abigail Hammond, my daughter, of New England, £10. If she die before said sum be due said money to be paid to her children when they are 21 years of age."

He was a soldier in King Philip's war in 1675 and 1676, in the garrison at Wrentham. (Soldiers in King Philip's War, pp, 366-7.)

In 1665 he was appointed guardian of his kinswoman, Mehitable Hawkins, dau. of Timothy and Hannah Hawkins. He was selectman in Watertown, in 1664, 1670, 1692, 1698 and 1701. In 1690 his assessment was the largest in Watertown.

His will, (Middlesex Probate, No. 7151) dated Nov. 18, 1709, proved Dec, 9, 1709, mentions wife Prudence, son John, daughters Elizabeth Mason, Abigail Hastings, Hannah Poulter and Hepzibah Shattuck, and also sons-in-law John Mason, John Hastings, John Poulter arid William Shattuck. His inventory, dated Nov. 29, 1709, amounted to £961-8. Through an error the account of the settlement of his estate Jan. 26, 1712-13, is filed at East Cambridge with the papers relating to the estate of John Hammond, of Newton, (No. 7152) who died in 1762, Account of John Hammond, John Mason and John Hastings, executors of will of Lt. John Hammond, Jan. 26, 1712-13. There is a long list of sums paid. Among those named are the following relatives: Henry Phillips, of Charlestown; Experience Page, --- Smith, of Roxbury, Timothy Barron of Watertown; Hopestil Mead, of Cambridge; Joseph and Samuel Hastings, of Watertown, and others who may have been connected by marriage or otherwise. There is also an account of legacies paid to Sergeant Chadwick, Justice Bond and Sarah Barnard. "Deceased's funeral charges £38-12-11." "Lampson, for gravestones for dec'd and his widow, 13s-0." " For maintaining widow £10." For wearing apparel £40-0-0. Total payments £188-3-7. Real estate to son John, £773-4-5.

His gravestone in the Old Burying Ground in Watertown[2]:

Memento   Fugit
Mori.   Hora.
Here lyes buried ye
85 years & 4 mo who
deceased Novmbr 22nd 1709
blessed are the dead that die in ye Lord
  1. 1.0 1.1 Hammond, Frederick Stam. History and Genealogies of the Hammond Families in America: With an Account of the Early History of the Family in Normandy and Great Britian. (Oneida, New York: Ryan & Burkhart, Printers, 1902-1904), pp.67-70.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harris, William Thaddeus, and Edward Doubleday Harris. Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Watertown. (Boston, Mass.: Unknown (Apparently Privately Published), 1869), 28.