Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p492


Volume 1, Page 492

ROBERT, Plymouth, one of the most active promot. of the migrat. from
Holland in 1620 of the pilgr. in the Mayflower, of wh. he was one, but
when adverse circumstances compel. that ship to put back, he gave up
his place for the good of other companions in the Speedwell, wh. was
abandon.; came next yr. in the Fortune, arr. 10 Nov. the first ship after
the Mayflower, with s. Thomas, yet staid here only one month, went
home in the same little bark, and came again no more. He had m. at
Leyden, 3 June 1617, Mary Singleton (on the Dutch rec. spell. Chingelton),
of Sandwich, he being designat. a woolcarder of Canterbury, both
in Co. Kent. The first sermon preach. in N. E. was by him, on the
highly appropr. subject of self-denial. He was constant in ser. at
London for the emigr. and in Dec. 1624 spoke of his hope of com. in
the next season; but Gov. Bradford notes, that he was d. bef. receipt of
his answer from Plymouth of June 1625; and his fam. came soon aft. to
partake in the fortunes of the planta. By gen. consent, he was assign.
a sh. in the div. of ld. with the comers of the Mayflower. Davis, in
Morton's Memo. 128. Young's Chron. of the Pilgr. 93. 249. THOMAS,
Plymouth, s. of the preced. was brot. by him, in the Fortune, 1621, aged
14 only, and on ret. of his f. next mo. gi. to Gov. Bradford, wh. brot.
him up, was chos. Rul. Elder 1649, after Brewster, and ord. 6 Apr.
This "precious servant of God"d. 10 Dec. 1691, aged 83; by w. Mary,
d. of Isaac Allerton, the latest suriv. of the blessed comp. of the Mayflower,
wh. d. 1699, aged 89, had Thomas, b. 16 Sept. 1637; Isaac, 8
Feb. 1648, bef. ment.; Elkanah, 1 June 1651; Fear, 20 June 1653;
Eleazer, 20 Feb. 1657; Sarah, wh. m. 11 Apr. 1661, John Hawks of
Lynn, as his sec. w.; Mary, m.... a Hutchinson of Lynn, and
was d. bef. 1690; and Lydia, wh. m. William Harlow jr. THOMAS,
Plymouth, s. of the preced. m. 17 Nov. 1664, Ruth, d. of John Howland,
wh. d. soon after, but had first brot. him Robert, b. 4 Oct. 1664; and
he m. 16 Oct. 1679, Abigail Fuller, and had Job, a. 1680; Bartholomew;
Samuel, b. 16 July 1687; and Benjamin, bapt. 1 Mar. 1691. Twelve
of this name had been gr. at the N. E. coll. in 1834.

    CUTHBERTSON, CUTHBERT, Plymouth, came in the Ann, 1623, and in
the div. of lds. next season, was count. for six heads, if the rec. be
right, yet at div. of cattle, 1627, he, and w. Sarah, wh. I presume, had
been wid. of Digory Priest (that d. at Plymouth 1 Jan. 1621), and m. 21
Nov. foll. at Leyden, and s. Samuel are all; but we may suppose, that
some ds. had been m. in the interval, and at this div. are count. by other
names. Sarah, his d. m. 1630, John Coombs, it is said, and ano. m.
Phineas Pratt. He was a Dutchman, unit. with the fathers at Leyden,
and Winslow gives his name, as, perhaps, in earlier life, the man wrote
it, Godbert Godbertson. He d. bef. 23 Oct. 1633, the date of inv. of