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Peter Hobart

3.    PETER2 (Edmund1), a twin son, was b. at Hing., Eng., and bt. there, Oct.13, 1604. He was educated at Magdalen Coll., Cambridge, Eng., where he received the degree of Bachelor in 1625, and of Master of Arts in 1629. He was m. in Eng. and came to New Eng. with his w. and four ch., arriving at Charlestown in June, 1635. On the first page of a journal which he kept giving a rec. of the baptisms, marriages, and deaths, which came under his notice during his ministry of nearly 44 yrs. in our Hing., is the foll.: "I with my wife and four children came safely to New England June ye 8: 1635 for ever praysed be the god of Heaven my god and king In Sept. foll he settled in our Hing., and on the 18th of that month received a grant of a house-lot on Town (North) St. He also had other grants of land for planting purposes. He was twice m., his last w. being Rebecca, dau. of Richard Ibrook. She d. here 9 Sept 1693, Št. 72 yrs.; and in her will, made four dys. previously, gives to s. David the dw. house with thirty acres of land. Rev. Peter Hobart also left a will, in which his fifteen ch. then living are mentioned. The date of his death, and the years of his ministry are recorded on a memorial tablet standing near Central Ave., in the Hing. Cemetery as foll.: --

                        IN MEMORY OF
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
MASSACHUSETHS.

Resided on North St., opp. Goold's Bridge.
Ch., -

i. JOSHUA, b. in Eng. 1628; Har. Coll., 1650. Settled in the ministry at Southold, L. I., d. Feb. 1716-17.
ii. JEREMIAH, b. in Eng. 1630; Har. Coll. 1650 minister at Topsham Mass.; at Hampstead, L.I., and at Haddam, Conn.; d. Feb 1715-16.
iii. ELIZABETH, b. in Eng. 1632 m. John Ripley.
iv. JOSIAH, b. in Eng. 1634. "Merchant," and one of the selectmen of Hing. 1662, 1667, and 1688. He d. at East Hampton, L. I., 1711 Št. 78th yr.
v. ICHABOD, b. at Charlestown, Mass., Oct 3, 1635, d. July, 1636.
vi. HANNAH, b. in Hing. Apr. 30, 1637 d. 19 May foll.
vii. HANNAH, May 15, 1638. m (1) John Brown of Salem and (2) Oct 21, 1679, John Rogers. She d. at Bristol, 11 Sept 1691.
viii. BATHSHEBA, Oct.1640. m. (1) June 27, 1664 John Leavitt Jr., and (2) Nov. 19, 1674, Joseph Turner. She d. 14 Apr. 1724, Št. 84th yr.
9. ix. ISRAEL, June 29,1642.
x. JAEL, bt. Dec. 30,1643. M. May 25, 1664 Joseph Bradford, s. of Gov. William Bradford. Resided at Jones River, Kingston. She d. 18 Apr. 1730, Št. 86 yrs.
xi. GERSHOM, Dec. 1645; Har. Coll. 1667; ord. pastor at Groton, 25 Nov. 1679, d. 19 Dec. 1707, Št. 62 yrs.
xii. JAPHET, Apr. 4,1647; Har. Coll.1667. Went to Eng. before 1670 as surgeon, and expected to return. Was prob. lost at sea.
xiii. NEHEMIAH, bt. Nov.20, 1648; Har. Coll. 1667; pastor of the church at Newtown, d. 25 Aug. 1712.
10. xiv. DAVID, bt. Aug.18, 1651.
xv. REBECCA, Apr. 9, 1654. m. Oct.10, 1679, Daniel Mason, widr, of Stonington, s. of General John Mason.
xvi. ABIGAIL, Oct. 19, 1656, d. unm. 12 Apr.1683.
xvii. LYDIA, Jan. 7, 1658-59. m. Nov. 12, 1690, Thomas Lincoln, and d. 18 Oct. 1732.
xviii. HEZEKIAH, Aug. 30, 1661, d. 11 May, 1662.

Source:  History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, published by the town in 1893. Vol. II, pgs. 335-336.

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