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Joshua Hobart

5.    JOSHUA2 (Edmund1), b. at Hing., Eng., 1614, came to New Eng. with his parents 1633, and to Our Hing. 1635. He m. at Cambridge, Mass., March, 1638, Ellen, dau. of Richard Ibrook. She d. in Hing. 25 July, 1700. He d. 28 July, 1682, Št. 68th yr. A man of marked ability, and especially prominent in the local affairs of this town during its early history. Freeman 3 Sept. 1634; selectman 1662, 1670, 1671, 1673, 1674, 1675, 1680, and 1681; deputy to the General Court 1643, and subsequently at different times for 24 yrs.; speaker of the House of Deputies 1674; a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 1641; capt. of the military force here, and head of a company in active service during Philip's War, etc. Resided on Main St., next east of the meeting-house of the First Parish.
    Ch., all b. in Hing., were -

i. HANNAH, bt. Sept. 20, 1639. m. Oct. 30, 1657, Joseph Grafton, and d. at Salem 17 May, 1660.
ii. PETER, bt. July, 1642. m. at Boston, Dec. 18, 1662, Susanna, dau. of Jacob Elliot and d. at Barbadoes, 1665.
iii. SARAH, b. Nov.19, 1644. m. (1) June 26, 1668, Edward Cowell, of Boston, and (2) Oct. 17, 1695, John Cleverly. She d. at Boston, 24 Feb. 1696, Št. 51 yrs.
iv. DEBORAH, Sept. 12, 1647. m. Apr. 20, 1666, Joshua Lincoln.
v. JOSHUA, March 22, 1649-50.
vi. SOLOMON, May 28, 1652. m. and had issue. "Solomon Hobart's child born May 9, 1686." No further rec.
13. vii. ENOCH, bt. May 28, 1654.
viii. ISRAEL, 1656, d. 19 Sept. 1669.
ix. RUTH, bt. Nov. 15, 1658, d. 30 Dec. foll.
x. ESTHER, bt. June 21, 1660.
xi. ELIZABETH, Apr. 22, 1662.
xii. MARGARET, bt. July, 1664.
xiii. HANNAH, Oct. 4, 1666. m. John Doane of Billingsgate (Orleans, or Eastham ?), and d. 4 Sept., or 4 Oct. 1731, Št 65 yrs.

Source:  History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, published by the town in 1893. Vol. II, pgs. 336-337.

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