Notes for John Hammond: Lt. John Hammond Surname: Hammond Given Name: Lt. John Sex: M Birth: 1626 in Lavenham, co. Suffolk, England Christening: 2 Jul 1626 Lavenham, Suffolk, England Death: 22 Nov 1709 in Watertown, Massachusetts Reference Number: 1946 _UID: 337F5AC0016DD04786AEF3544D957091AF53 Note: HE WAS THE RICHEST MAN IN WATERTOWN, SLECTMAN AND LT. IN KING PHILLIP'S WAR. HISTORY OF WATERTOWN - HENRY BOND, 1855, APENDEX. PG. 779 GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND - SAVAGE, PG 345 -------- Birth year is approximate In 1634, at the age of 7, John came to North America with his sisters, Eliz.and Sarah, and his mother, Eliz., aboard the Francis from Ipswich, England. John was married three times, his first wife was named Abigail, his secondSarah Nichols, and his third wife was named Prudence. "He was the richest man in [Watertown], selectman 1664 and often after. Hiswill, dated 4 days before his death names wife Prudence, and son John, fourdaughters with their husbands". - The Geneological Index of New England ------ John Lieutenant HAMMOND Given Name: John Lieutenant Surname: HAMMOND Sex: M Note: LIEUT. JOHN HAMMOND, (William1) b. Lavenham, England, about 1624; bapt. July 2, 1626. His age was given as 7 years at the time he came to America with his mother, 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, Co. Suffolk, England, (bapt.) Nov. 9, 1623, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Munning) Salter, who were married at Rattlesden, Oct. 29, 1617. She d. about 1663, and he m. (2) in 1664, Sarah Nichols, of Charlestown, Mass., who d. Jan. 14, 1688, aged 45 years. 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, Mass., son of widow, Constance Crosby, by whom she had children who survived her and inherited her property. Lieut. John's first wife, Abigail Salter, was a sister of Theophilus Salter, an early resident of Ipswich, Mass.
He was a soldier in King Philip's war in 1675 and 167?? ??n the garrison at Wrentham. (Soldiers in King Phili?? ??Var, 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 and 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.
Bibliographic Information: Hammond, Frederick Stam. History and Genealogies of the Hammond Families in America. Vol. 1. Oneida, N. Y.: Ryan & Burkhart. 1904.
1 Birth: 2 JUL 1626 in Lavenham, Suffolk, England Death: 22 NOV 1709 in Watertown, Middlesex, Ma Christening: 2 JUL 1626 Of Lavenham, Suffolk, England Burial: NOV 1709 Watertown, Middlesex, Ma Ancestral File #: 854M-W9
Father: William HAMMOND b: 30 OCT 1575 in Lavenham, Suffolk, England Mother: Elizabeth PAINE b: 11 SEP 1586 in Nowton Parish, Lavenham, Suffolk, England
Marriage 1 Abigail SALTER b: 9 NOV 1623 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Married: 1652