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Hobart Journal

    This journal was begun by Rev. Peter Hobart.   While there are 2 entries in 1635, the journal begins in earnest in 1637.  It is believed that Dea. David Hobart copied his father's original journal and then continued with his own entries.  What happened to Peter's original journal is not known.

    The excerpts that follow are those notations made pertaining to the Hobart family.  None of the spelling, punctuation, etc. has been changed or corrected, although I have taken the liberty of "double dating."

   David Hobarts Book
   of Records began, 1635
   Continued to 1714
   ____________________________
   David Hobarts
   Book 1717
   ____________________________
   Sar ___
   Sarah Humphreys &
   Lydia Hobart ye Book
   1739 October
   Sarah Humphreys
   Lydia Hobart  17 ___
   David
  

September 18th 1735

   We find upon the Town Records
   that this day 100 years agoe the
   Town of Hingham was Settled
   their House Lotts Drawn & that
   The Revd Mr Peter Hobart was
   here to draw a Lott wt ye 29 --
   The Revd Mr Gay the third Pastor
   of the Town gave us an excellent
   Sermon Sept. 17th 1735 on the con-
   clusion of the first century
   from I Chron:29:15th for We are
   Strangers before Thee & Sojourners
   as were all Our Fathers --
   Neh:  Hobart
   year 1817
   This Book
   is the property
   of Capt. Joah
   Hobart of Salem
   a descendent of
   Mr Hobart &
   he will not alienate
   it, & it must be
   returned
   to be conted in the family

 

  

June 1635

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

  

October 1635

Ichubod my son borne at Charles-

  

towne he dyed July following

  

Aprill 1637

30 

Hannah Hobart my daughter was borne

  

May 1637

Hannah Hobart was bapt at Hingham

  

Hannah Hobart dyed

  

December 1637

  

Rebeckah Hobart bapt

  

March 1637/38

  

Joshua Hobart married to

Elen Ibrook at Cambridge

  

Mary Hobart bapt

  

May 1638

Hannah Hobart my daughter borne

  

bapt the ye 13 day

  

ffebuary 1638/39

Joshua Hobart Tho Hobarts son bapt

  

September 1639

20 

Hannah Hobart Joshua Hobarts

  

daughter bapt

  

March 1640

29 

Sarah Hobart bapt

  

October 1640

Bathshua Hobart bapt

  

Aprill 1642

10 

John Hobart bapt

  

June 1642

  

Israell Hobart my son born

  

July 1642

  

Israell Hobart bapt

  

peter Hobart Joshua Hobarts son

  

bapt

  

December 1643

20 

Jael Hobart borne

  

bapt -----------------30

  

Nouember 1644

19 

Sarah Hobart borne

  

December 1644

Sarah Hobart bapt

  

December 1645

  

Gershom Hobart born

  

bapt

  

March 1645/46

father Hubbeard dyed

  

June 1647

  

Martha Hobart bapt

  

September 1647

12 

Deborah Hobart bapt

  

Nouember 1648

20 

Nehemiah Hobart bapt

  

June 1649

23 

Mother Hobart dyed in the

  

evening being Saturday buried

  

on the sabbath

  

October 1649

  

Tho Hobart son of Thomas Hobart

28 

bapt 28 -----

  

March 1649/50

  

Daniell Hobart borne

  

bapt

22 

Joshua Hobart son of Joshua

  

Hobart borne 22 bapt: 3d

  

July 1651

Mehetabell Hobart borne

baptized

  

August 1651

  

David Hobart my son borne

  

bapt

  

May 1652

28 

Solomon Hobart borne

  

June 1652

Solomon Hobart bapt

**Missing years will be posted

once I have them**

  

ffebuary 1671/72

my son Josiah sonn borne

17 

dyed

  

febuary 1673/74

26 

Samuell Hobart maried to

  

Hannah Gold

  

Aprill 1674

  

John Hobart maried to

  

Hannah Burr

  

June 1674

18 

John Lane Married to

  

Mehetibell Hobart at Hingham

  

July 1674

  

John Hobarts daughter borne

  

December 1674

Samuell Hobarts sonn borne

27 

Edmond Hobart bapt

  

May 1675

15 

John Hobarts sonn Edmond dyed

  

June 1675

20 

Hannah John Hobarts daugh bapt

  

Nouember 1675

Edmond Hobarts wife dyed

  

Aprill 1676

19 

this day Joseph Joanes and

  

Anthoney Spragues houses

  

Burnt allso Israell Hobarts

  

Nath Chubbuck James Whiton

  

Houses burnt downe by the

  

Indians

  

August 1676

Hencock Hobart married to

  

Hannah Haris at Hingham

  

January 1676/77

15 

Samuell Hobarts sonn borne

  

febuary 1676/77

Samuell Hobart bapt

  

Aprill 1677

  

Josiah Hobart went

  

with his family to

  

Long Island being

  

Fryday

  

July 1677

16 

John Records marryed

  

Hannah Hobart

  

August 1677

12 

Hencock Hobarts daugh born

19 

Hannah Hobart bapt

  

October 1677

11 

Daniell Hobart married

  

at Boston to Elizabeth waren

16 

Joseph Baset married to

  

Martha Hobart at Hingham

  

August 1678

27 

Samuell Hobart dyed

  

September 1678

17 

Daniell Hobarts daughter borne

  

December 1678

Ruth Hobart bapt


    A notation is made:

  

Thus farre was written

  

by my ffather


    These entries are now made by Dea. David Hobart, son of Rev. Peter.

  

January 1678/79

  

                           Hond

  

Peter Hobart my ^  ffather

  

dyed the twentieth day of Jan:

  

about 10 of the o'clock at night

  

being munday and was buried

  

on Thursday ye 23 day In the

  

75 yeare of his age being

  

53 yeares a Labourer in the

  

worke of the minnistrie

  

September 1679

29 

Hannah Hobart Samll Hobarts

  

daughter borne

  

October 1679

10 

Rebeckah Hobart maried to

Daniell Mason at Hingham

  

& Capt on _____

  

November 1679

26 

My Brother Gersom Hobart

  

Ordained Pastor to Groton church

  

June 1680

18 

Hannah Hobart died

  

October 1680

31 

Daniell Hobarts child dyed

  

December 1680

Enoch Hobarts child borne

my father Quinsey married

to Mrs Eliot at Cambridg

12 

John Hobart } bapt 12
Hannah Hobart

  

March 1680/81

17 

Elias Hobart decesed aged

  

22 yeares 3 month & 8 dayes

  

June 1681

26 

Judeth Hobart baptized

  

July 1681

26 

ye New meting house raised

27 

which cost the towne 430lb

28 

in money and the old house.

  

August 1681

I bough a negro boy of

  

Mr Dwigh: judge to be about

  

8 yeares old for 20lb

Samuell Hobart bapt

  

ye son of Samll Hobart

  

January 1681/82

this sabbath we first

  

met in the new meting House

  

July 1682

28 

my unkiell Joshua Hobart

  

our Capt Died being sick

  

of a palsi eight months

  

in the 68 yeare of his age

29 

buried on Saterday 29

  

Nouember 1682

Brother Daniell Quinsey

  

married

10 

John Hobart son of Daniell

  

Hobart dyed

  

March 1682/83

Joshua Hobart borne

  

Aprill 1683

12 

my sister Abigaill Hobart

  

died of a sore in her throat

  

aged 26 years & halfe

  

unmaried 12 buried 14

  

being Saterday

15 

Tho Hobart bapt

  

May 1683

Hannah Hobart daugh: of

  

Samll Hobart born

Joseph Turner son of my

  

sister Barshua died at or house

27 

Hannah Hobart bapt

  

October 1683

11 

this day at eleven of clock

  

my wife was delivered of

  

a dead son being Thursday

  

febuary 1683/84

  

my Brother Riply died

  

sabbath day about midnight

  

July 1684

28 

Samuel Hobart son of Samuel

  

hobart was drowned in a

  

well about 3 years old

  

September 1684

24 

my son Peter Hobart born

  

weddensday at 9 clock at night

  

November 1684

Jeremiah Hobart son of

  

Daniell Hobart borne

  

Dacember 1684

24 

my son Peter Hobart

  

died on sabbath day 9: n:

  

January 1684/85

  

Peter Hobart son of Sam

  

Hobart borne

24 

Jeremi: Hobart died

  

Nouember 1684

Deborah Hobart Daugh of

  

Enoch Hobart born 5

20 

my Daughter Abiel Hobart

  

borne Friday night at 7 oclock

  

ffebuary 1685/86

16 

my oncle Edmond Hobart

  

deceased tu Day being

  

82 years old buried 17

  

May 1686

Solomon Hobarts tew children

  

borne one died 9

  

August 1686

19 

Mary Hobart borne

  

October 1686

  

Moses Hobart died at Boston

  

in the prison

  

Febuary 1687/88

29 

Daborah Hobart died

  

Aprill 1688

my uncle John Beale

  

died suddenly in his garden

15 

John Hobart bap

  

June 1688

20 

my daughter Jael Hobart

  

borne Wednsday at 4 of the

  

clock

  

february 1688/89

27 

Daniel Hobart born

  

July 1689

10 

Daniel Hobart died

  

August 1689

18 

my uncle Thomas Hobart

  

aged 83 yeares deceased

25 

James Hobart bapt

  

ffebruary 1689/90

18 

aunt Hobart the wife of my

  

uncle Thomas Hobart died

  

June 1690

10 

Deborah Hobart borne

  

November 1690

19 

Thomas Lincoln married

  

to Lidia Hobart

  

January 1690/91

  

sister Elisabeth

  

Gookin died at our

  

house fryday morning

  

February 1690/91

20 

Solomon Hobart borne

  

September 1691

11 

Sister Hannah Rogers died

  

at Bristoll on Fryday

  

March 1692

26 

my sister Elisabeth

  

Riply died saterday at

  

night in the 60 year of her

  

age. Buried on munday 27

  

September 1692

Daniell Hobarts child born -- died

  

September 1693

my Hon mother

  

Mrs Rebecca Hobart departed

  

This life Saterday

  

Aged 72 yeare m5 5d

  

January 1693/94

  

My daughter Rebecca

  

Hobart borne on Sabbath

  

day about 5 in ye morning

  

May 1695

18 

Joanna Hobart my wife aged

  

41 years & 32 days expired

  

Saterday night at 9 of

clock buried on tusday

31 

Natt Hobart married to

  

Mary Stowell

  

December 1695

I was married to Saray

  

Joyce at Boston by

  

Samuel Sewel Esqr

  

January 1695/96

the wife of Daniell

  

Hobart died

  

febuary 1695/96

24 

Mrs Sarah Cleverly

  

daughter to Capt Joshua

  

Hobart died in Boston

  

Aprill 1697

27 

My Son Nehemiah Hobart

  

borne on tusday at six

  

of the clock in ye morning

  

My Hond father in Law

  

Edmond Quinsey Esqr

  

deceased fryday at night

  

ye 7th of January 1697/8

  

buried th 12 in the 68 year

  

of his age

  

Aprill 1699

  

my son Joseph Hobart borne

  

tusday morning 3 clock

  

November 16 1700

  

this day att 11 at night

  

my wife was delivered of

  

a son still borne

  

My Son & Daughter

  

David & Sarah Hobart

  

born on Saterday at ten

  

of the clock at night

  

the 14th March 1701/2

My daughter Lydia

Hobart borne the 9 day

of January 1703/4 being

Sabbath day att noone

  

My son Noah

  

Hobart born on tusday

  

at ten in the morning

  

ye second day of

  

January 1705/6

  

My son Joseph Hobart

  

departed this life the

  

21 day of August 1706

  

in the eight yeare

  

of his age.

  

my brother Gershom

  

Hobart minister of the

  

gospell at groton departed

  

this life the 19 of december

  

1707 Aged 62 yeares

  

Daniel Hobart died

  

the 15 of December 1708

  

aged 58 years

  

my Daughter Judith

  

Hobart married to Joseph

  

Leavitt the 10 Janr 1711/10

  

My brother Josiah Hobart

  

died att Easthampton on

  

Long Island the later end

  

of the winter 1711

  

in the 78 yeare of his age

  

_____ brother Nehemiah

  

Hobart pastor to the Church

  

at Newtown died the 25

  

day of August 1712 in ye

  

_____ yeare of his age being

  

a preacher of the gospel

  

_____ years

  

My daugh Jael Hobart

  

married to Jeremiah Leavitt

  

the 10 Sept 1712

  

My daughter Rebecca

  

Hobart was married to

  

Joazaniah Nichols on

  

thursday the 30 day of

  

December 1714 in the

  

21 yeare of her age

  

my brother Joseph Bradford

  

son of the Honbl William

  

Bradford second gouenour

  

in New England died the

  

10 day of July 1715 in the

  

85 yeare of his age

  

My brother Joshua

  

Hobart Departed this life

  

about the later end of

  

febuary 1716/7 being a

  

Minister of ye Gospel

  

at Southold on Long

  

Island

  

Nehemiah Hobart minister

  

of ye Gospel at Haddam in

  

ye Colony of Connecticut De-

  

parted this Life towards ye

  

Latter end of February

  

in ye year 1716/17


    The following entries appear to be made by the children of Dea. David Hobart, into whose possesion the journal passed, his son David having the journal in 1717, and his daughter Sarah having it in 1729.  Some of the entries appear to have been made by his son Nehemiah.

  

Dea David Hobart my Hod Father

  

Departed this life on ye 21 of

  

August 1717 Aet:suce 67 Hora 11

  

Samll Hobart died 25th of

  

Aprill 1718  AESuce 74

  

My son Nehemiah

  

Hobart was Ordain-

  

ed Pastor to the

  

second Church of

  

Hingham at Cohasset

  

th 15 of December

  

1721

  

1724/25

  

January 4th

  

Nehemiah Hobart was

  

married to Lydia Jacob

  

1735

  

Sept 22th

  

Noah Hobart was married to

  

Elen Sloss att Fairfield

  

September

  

my brother Josiah Ho-

2  

bart of brantry

  

died in Septem. 1725

  

in the 54 year of his

  

age

3  

and my brother

  

John Cleverly died

  

3 day

  

1726 August 25

  

My daughter Sarah

  

was marryed to John

  

Humphry

  

My son David Hobart died

  

att Cape brittan the later

  

end of January 1745/6

  

in the 20 year of his age

  

Sarah Hobart dyed

  

October 14 1729 AEtatis 65

  

9 o Clock P.M.

  

1730

   My Hond Aunt Jael Bradford
   Departed this Life April 16
   AEtatis 88

4  

April 4th 1731
   My Hond uncle Israel Hobart
   Departed this life AEtatis 89
  

1732

   October 18th My Hond Aunt
   Lydia Lincoln AEt 74
   & now My Grandfathers
   children are all Removed
   By Death & I hope are
   met together in Heaven
   Oh May The Surviving Children
   of ye deceased follow them
   as they followed Christ
  

1740

   May 31 My brother Nehe-
   miah Hobart Pastor of the
   Second church in Hingham
   Died in the Forty fourth
   yeare of his age being A minister
   of the Gospel nineteen
   years
  

1740

   June 9 my sister Jael Leavitt
   died being munday at twelve
                                           years
   A clock at noon aged 51  ^  11 months
   20 days at my house


    It now appears that Joseph, son of David, grandson of Dea. David, makes the following entries:

Joseph Hobart maried
to Sarah Warick nouember
ye 15  1750
my Dagter Sarah was born
monday June ye 15  1752
my Dagter Ester was Born
friday febery ye 1  1754
my Dagter anna was Born
tusday Septr ye 30  1757
my Dagter Rachal was Born
thursday  June ye 24  1757
my Son Joseph was Born
satterday march ye 10:  1759
my son nemiah was Born
Sunday  March ye 22  1761
my son Jeremiah was Born
monday  March ye 20:  1763
my son Gorg  __  was Born
September ye 11  1768
my Dagter Silce was Born
September ye 7  1770
my : onred father
David Hobart died febery
ye  29:1780 in ye 78
year of His age
Sarah Hobart my ___
wife died Augus  ye 4:178__
in ye 53 year of her age


    Here the condition of the journal deteriorates severely, with few notes legible.

   1814
   Noah Hobart
   Capt Joshua Hobart
   died July 28  1682
   Aetatis 69
   Uncle Edmond Hobart
   died febuary 16  1685
   Uncle Thomas Hobart
   died August 18  1689
               Aged Aetatis 83
   My Aunt Wife of Uncle J___
   Hobart died febuary  ___  1638/9
   Aprill 26  1737 Died this ___
   Solomon Hobart of Hingham
   being Dreadfully burnt by falling
   into the fire in a fit a  ___
   weeks since & languished
   ___  was in his 44 yeare
10  January 1700 being very
   sick of a feaver


    By 1807 the journal had passed into the hands of Capt. Noah Hobart of Salem, by 1846 it was in the possession of Mr. David Andrews of Hingham, and in 1912 it was presented to the Massachussetts Historical Society by Mrs. Francis Henry Lincoln.

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