Cushman 

Cushman, Cutchman, Couchman, Crocheman, Cowchman, Cuchiman, Cutchiman, Croccheman

____ CROCCHEMAN

Spouse: ____

Children:  John of Rolvenden Kent, testator of 1523-4 died between 3/2/1523-4 and May following, no children; Thomas; Johane mentioned in brother's will 1623-4 unmarried at the time; Goddeley married Simon Harkwod in brother's will land left to her to descent to her son on her death

 

Thomas COUCHMAN of Rolvenden, brother of John above, may have been father or grandfather of following Thomas

Spouse: _____

Children: Thomas

 

Thomas COUCHMAN of Rolvenden, Husbandman born circa 1538 buried 2/14/1585

Spouse: Elinor HUBBARD married 7/18/1568 Rolvenden; she married (2) Emanuell Evernden who died 12/3/1589; she married (3) Thomas Tilden of Tenterden 11/6/1593

Children: Alys baptized 4/20/1572 buried 5/9/1574; Sylvester (dau) baptized 10/30/1574, married 11/7/1597 Stephen Everenden of Tenterden; Robert; Margaret baptized 3/25/1582 buried 2/5/1583-4; Henry baptied 7/26/1594 buried 4/11/1585

 

Robert CUSHMAN, Rev.; baptized Rolvenden Kent ENG 2/9/1577-8 died in Eng probably summer 1625-6; passenger in Speedwell forced to return to Eng; came in Fortune 1621 from Leiden Holland returned to England 1621; agent of Leyden Pilgrims in ENG; grocer in Cantebury and wool-carder in Leyden

Spouse: (1) Sarah REDER (Rider) married parish of St. Alphege Canterbury Eng 7/31/1606 (2) Mary Clarke Singleton/Shingelton/Chingleton widow of Thomas married 6/5/1617 Leyden Holland

Children: Thomas; Child buried St. Peter's Leiden 3/11/1616; Child buried St. Peter's Leiden 10/24/1616

 

Thomas CUSHMAN, Elder,  baptized 2/8/1607-8 Parish of St. Andrew,  Canterbury, Kent ENG; came in Fortune with father 1621 arrived at Plymouth November; left in care of Governor Bradford when father sailed for ENG about a month after Fortune landed; died at Plymouth 12/10-11/1691 age 84 freeman 1/1/1633-4

Spouse: Mary Allerton born circa 1617 Leyden Holland died 11/28/1699 Plymouth married circa 1636 Plymouth

Children: Thomas born circa 9/16/1637, died Plympton 8/23/1726 age 89 wanting a month, married (1) Ruth Howland 11/17/1664 Plymouth [AMR] daughter of  John & Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland of the Mayflower (2) Abigail (Titus) Fuller Rehoboth 10/16/1679 daughter of John & Abigail (Carpenter) Titus, she married (1) Rehoboth 4/25/1673 John Fuller; Sarah born Plymouth circa 1641 died after 2/10/1706-7 (deed) married (1) John Hawks/Hoaks son of Adam and Ann (Brown?) (Hutchinson) Hawkes, he married (1) Lynn 6/3/1658 Rebecca Maverick, Sarah married (2) Daniel Hutchings who had married 1st Eleanor ?; Mary born circa 1643 died before 10/22/1690 - called deceased in father's will, married Francis Hutchinson son of ? and Ann (?) Hutchinson, he married (1) Lynn 12/11/1661 Sarah Leighton & (3) Martha Stearns ; Isaac born Plymouth 2/8/1648-9 married Rebecca Harlow; Elkanah born 6/1/1651 died Plympton 9/4/1727 in 77th year,  married (1) Elizabeth Cole 2/10/1677 Plymouth [AMR] daughter of James & Mary (Tilson) Cole  (2) Martha Cooke daughter of Jacob & Damaris (Hopkins) Cooke, a descendant of Pilgrims Francis Cooke & Stephen Hopkins; Feare born 6/20/1653 died before 10/21/1690; Eleazar born 2/20/1656-7 died after 11/1733 married Elizabeth Coombs Plymouth 1/12/1687-8 daughter of John & Elizabeth (Royal?) (Barlow) Coombes a descendant of Pilgrim Degory Priest; Lydia born Plymouth circa 1662 died there 2/11/1718-19 married William Harlow son of William & Rebecca (Bartlett) Harlow, a descendant of Pilgrim Richard Warren

 

Rev. Isaac CUSHMAN born 2/8/1648-9 Plymouth died 10/21/1732 Plympton "in the 84th year of his age and in the 37th year of his ministry", ordained in Plympton 10/27/1698, was pastor of the First Church of Plympton the last 37 years of his life. 

Spouse:  Rebecca HARLOW born 6/12/1655 Plymouth died Plympton 9/3/1727 in her 73rd year married circa 1675  (some accounts list wife as Rebecca Pickard/Rickard; Mayflower Increasings by Roser lists Harlow; Mayflower Families in Progress accepts Rebecca Harlow daughter of William Harlow & Rebecca Bartlett - Harlow Family 1st 5 Generations)

Children: Isaac born 11/15/1676 died Plympton 4 (or 18) Sept. 1727 in 51st year, Lt. in Militia,  married (1) Sarah Gibbs 1/28/1700-1 Plympton daughter of Thomas and Alice (Warren) Gibbs a descendant of Pilgrim Richard Warren  (2) Mercy (Bradford) Freeman 10/10/1717 Harwich daughter of John & Mercy (Warren) Bradford a descendant of Pilgrims William Bradford & Richard Warren, she married (1) Plymouth 10/12/1708 Jonathan Freeman; Rebeckah born 11/30/1678 died circa 1744 N. Yarmouth ME married Deacon Jacob Mitchell; Mary born Plymouth 10/12/1682 died Plympton 3/13/1722-3 in 41st year married Plymouth 3/19/1702 Robert Waterman born Marshfield 2/9/1681-2 died Halifax 1/16/1749-50 in 69th year son of John & Ann (Sturtevant) Waterman, he married (2) Plympton 12/5/1723 Elizabeth Cushman, he married (3) Marshfield 6/18/1727 Abigail Dingley; Sarah born Plymouth 4/17/1684 died Plympton 2/2/1724-5 age 40years 9 months 15 days married Plympton 7/8/1708 James Bryant born Plymouth 7/26/1882 son of John & Sarah (Bonham) Bryant, he married (2) Plympton 5/12/1725 Dorcas Whipple; Fear born Plymouth 3/10/1689 died Halifax MA 7/13/1746 in 58th year married Plymouth 2/12/1707 William Sturtevant son of Samuel and Mercy (?) Sturtevant, he married (2) Halifax 1/25/1747-8 Joanna (Dunbar) Tilson; Ichabod born Plymouth 10/30/1686 died Middleboro 10/26/1732 aged 46 years wanting 4 days married Plympton 11/27/1712 Patience Holmes born Plymouth 11/3/1690 daughter of John and Sarah (Thomas) Holmes who married (2)  Middleboro 4/23/1735 Elnathan Wood; Mercy baptized 1692 not in father's will

 

Rebecca CUSHMAN born Plymouth 11/30/1678 died N Yarmouth ME 7/8/1756 married in Plymouth 11/18/1701

Spouse: Deacon Jacob MITCHELL born probably Bridgewater circa 1672 died N. Yarmouth ME 12/21/1744 in 73rd year;  lived in Kingston; occupation Deacon 1737 and blacksmith; he married Deliverance Kingman 1st in Bridgewater 1/1/1695-6 by whom he had Jacob

Children: Jacob born 1696/7; Susanna born 1/15/1702-3; Rebecca/Rebeckah born Plymouth 10/19/1704 died Dartmouth 11/30/1764 in 59th year married Kingston & also rec. Dartmouth 11/12/1727 Elnathan Pope born Kingston son of Isaac and Alice (Freeman) Pope; Seth born Plymouth 3/16/1705/6 died N. Yarmouth ME 8/26/1760 married circa 1730 Deborah Andrews daughter of Stephen & Bethia (Stetson) Andrews/Andros "of Duxbury"; Mary born Plymouth 3/7/1707-8 died after 6/22/1767 married Joseph Fellows formerly of Salisbury son of Joseph & Sarah (Kimball) Fellows who married in Salisbury; Lydia/Lidia born Plymouth 6/20/ 1710 married 3/23/1729 Isaac Pope born Dartmouth son of Isaac & Alice (Freeman) Pope; Noah Mitchell, early settler of Columbia ME, born 9/16/ 1712 married Hannah ? ; Isaac born 1/20/1714-5 died No. Yarmouth ME 8/24/1738 in 24th year apparently unmarried; Sarah born Plymouth 4/29/1717 died after 6/1/1760 (deed) married N. Yarmouth 10/30/1741 Andrew Tuck; Elizabeth born Plymouth 4/27/1722 died Burton, New Brunswick after 11/5/1797 (deed) married N. Yarmouth ME 10/26/1743 Joseph Howland born Middleboro circa 1717 died Burton NB before 3/23/1796 son of Isaac & Sarah (Thomas) Howland a descendant of Pilgrim John Howland


The New England Historical and Genealogical Record 1914 Vol LXVIII: GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND Contributed by Miss ELIZABETH FRENCH and communicated by the Committee on English Research: CUSHMAN The Will of JOHN CHOCHEMAN of Rolvynden co Kent 2 March 1523 1523-4. To be buried in the churchyard of Rolvynden. To the reparation of the church of Rolvynden 6s 8d. Toward the buying of a cope for said church 5 marks. To an honest priest to sing in said church for one year 10 marks. To the highway between the house of John Asten the elder and the church 3s 4d. To Johane Crocheman my sister 13s 4d. To Ewens widow, Vnkles widow, John Blacke, Elyne Wederley and to Gabryell 12d each. To Symon Harkwod all debts due me from him at this date and to Goddeley Herkewod his wife a barn adjoining the house he dwelleth in with the ground around it with reversion at her death to her son John and his issue and for default of such to her other children or else to my brother Thomas Crocheman and his heirs forever. To each of my feoffees 12d each. To Richard Moore 2s. All the residue of my goods housing lands and rents to my brother Thomas Crocheman he paying my debts and legacies and if he refuse to do so my feoffees Richard More, Robert Kinchman, Richard Baker, and Symon Herkwod are to sell enough of my lands to fulfil my will and pay my debts. Executor my brother Thomas. Witnesses Sir Robert Wyse vicar Richard Moore and Elyne Wyderley. Proved 10 May 1524 by Thomas Crocheman the executor named Archdeaconry of Canterbury vol 16 fo 6 Deposition of THOMAS COWCHMAN of the parish of Rolvenden co Kent having lived there twelve years and before that in the parish of Hawkhurst aged forty years dated 25 September 1578. Depositions at Canterbury 1578. 
The Will of THOMAS CODCHMAN of the parish of Rolyinden co Kent husbandman 10 February 1585 1585-6.
To be buried in the churchyard of Rolvinden. To the poor men's box of Rolvinden 2s. To my son Richard Couchman 10 at the age of one and twenty years. To my younger son Robarte Couchman 10 at the age of one and twenty years. To my daughter Syluester Couchman 6 13s 4d at the age of twenty years or day of marriage. If any of my said children die under age reversion to the survivors. To my godchild Thomas Bredman 12d. To my godchildren Thomas Colyemm Thomas Gabriellmm Marion Haslemanmm and Jone Couchman a sheep each. If my wife Ellen shall marry again before my children have received their portions then her husband shall give security to Robert Gybbon for the payment of the said portions and if he will not then my wife shall pay unto the said Robert Gibbon the said portions and he shall lay it put for the use and profit of my said children until they be of age to receive it. Residuary legatee and executrix my wife Ellen. Overseer Robarte Gibbon. Signed Signum Thome Couchman. Witnesses Robert Gibbonm Leonard Wylsonm and Symon Lingen. Proved 12 May 1586 by the executrix. [Archdeaconry of Canterbury vol 46 fo 120]
 The nuncupative Will of EMANTJEL EVERNDEN of Rolvinden Co Kent 8 November 1589. To the poor of Rolvinden 6s 8d. To brother Joseph Evernden 20s. Residuary legatee and executrix wife Ellen. Witnesses James Sloman and Steven Prydney. Proved 12 February 1589-1589 90 by the executrix. [Archdeaconry of Canterbury vol 47 fo 276]
 CUBHMAN ENTRIES IN THE ARCHDEACONS TRANSCRIPTS OF THE PARISH REGISTERS OF ROLVENDEN co KENT 1560-1612. 1568 July The same Day agayn xviij was maryid Thomas Cuchiman and Elynour hubbarde maydin 1572. Alys daughter of Thomas Cutchman baptized 20 April 1574. Alys daughter of Thomas Cutchiman buried 9 May 1574. Sylvister daughter of Thomas Cutchiman baptized 30 October 1575. John son of Christopher Croochiman baptized 8 May 1577. The ix daye of the same month of february was baptized Robert Cutchman the sone of Thomas Cutchman. 1577-8 1582 Margaret daughter of Thomas Cuchman baptized 25 March 1583. Margaret daughter of Thomas Cuchman buried 5 February 1583-4 1584 Henry son of Thomas Cowchman baptized 26 July 1585. Henry son of Thomas Cowchman buried 11 April 1585. Thomas Cowchman householder buried 14 February 1585-6 1587 Emanuell Evernden and Ellyn Cowchman widow married 17 October 1589. Emanuell Evernden householder buried 3 December 1593. Stephen Evrenden of Tenterden broadweaver and Sylvester Cowcheman were maryed 7 November.
FROM THE REGISTERS OF THE PARISH OF ST ALPHEOE CANTERBURY 1606 Robert Cushman vnto Sara Reder dwelling with in Prcinct's of Christchurche the Cathedral married 31 July. 
FROM THE REGISTERS OF THE PARISH OF ST ANDREW CANTERBURY 1607 Thomas Cushman sonne of Robart baptized 8 February 1607-8.  
FROM THE VISITATION BOOKS OF THE ARCHDEACON OF CANTERBURY 1603 14 November the churchwardens of St Andrew's Canterbury present Robert Cushman servant to George Maistera for the like as the common fame goeth ie for that he doth say he will not come to his parish church because he cannot be edified and saith he can and will defend it by the word of God. When he appeared 15 October 1604 in the Court of the Archdeacon he was warned that he would have to acknowledge his offence in the parish church of St Andrew Canterbury on some Sunday in the time of service according to the schedule not given and then to certify the Court afterwards. Not doing this he was excommunicated 12 November 1604. On 28 June 1605 he appeared and asked to be absolved and on 7 July 1605 this request was granted. [Vol for 1598 1608 part 2 fo 31]
FROM THE ROLL OF THE FREEMEN OF THE CITY OF CANTERBURY 1605 Robert Couchman grosser freeman by apprenticeship to George Masters CANTERBURY MARRIAGE LICENCES 1593 Thomas Tilden of Tenterden yeoman and Ellen Evernden of Rolvenden widow 6 November 1610. Thomas Shingleton of Sandwich shoemaker and Mary Clarke of the same parish virgin at St Mary Bredman's Canterbury 28 January. TRANSLATION FROM THE DUTCH RECORDS AT LEYDENT Robert Cushman woolcomber from Canterbury in England widower of Sarah Cushman dwelling in a little alley of the Nunsgate accompanied by John Keble his friend with Mary Shingelton from Sandwich in England widow of Thomas Shingelton accompanied by Catherine Carver her friend. They were married before Andries Jasperson van Vesanevelt and Jacob Paedts Sheriffs this fifth of June 1617. The entries show that the banns were published three times on 20 and 27 May and on 3 June 1617.
From the foregoing data the following pedigree has been prepared regarding the Cushman family the name being spelled in various ways as Cushman, Coachman, Couchman, Cutchman, Crochman, and even Churchman 1 CROCHEMAN or CUSHMAN Children i JOHN of Rolvenden co Kent the testator of 1523-4 d between 2 Mar 1523-4 and 10 May following leaving no issue. 2 ii THOMAS iii JOHANE mentioned in her brother's will in 1523-4 when she was unm. iv GODDELEY probably m SYMON HARKWOD In the will of John Crocheman 1523-4 land was left to her which was to descend to her son at her death. 2 THOMAS CROCHEMAN executor of his brother John's will which he proved 10 May 1524 was probably father or grandfather of 3 THOMAS COUCHMAN of Rolvenden husbandman the testator of 1585-6 who was born about 1538 and was buried at Rolvenden 14 Feb 1585-6. He married there 18 July 1568 ELINOR HUBBARD whose ancestry has not been found/ She married secondly 17 Oct 1587 Emanuell Evernden of Rolvenden the testator of 1589 who was buried at Rolvenden 3 Dec 1589 and thirdly 13 Nov 1593 as his second wife Thomas Tilden of Tenterden yeoman the licence being dated 6 Nov 1593/ By his first wife Thomas Tilden was the father of Nathaniel Tilden of Tenterden and of Scituate Mass/ If Thomas Tilden's son Freegift was his son by his third wife Alice then his second wife must have died before 1604 but the record of her burial has not been found nor is any will or administration on her estate known to exist. Thomas Couchman deposed in 1578 that he had lived at Rolvenden for twelve years and before that at Hawkhurst but no Cushmans are found in the early Hawkhurst registers or in the lists of Hawkhurst testators. Children baptized at Rolvenden i ARMS bapt 20 Apr 1572 bur at Rolvenden 9 May 1574. ii SYLVESTER daughter bapt 30 Oct 1574 m at Rolvenden 7 Nov 1593 STEPHEN EVERENDEN of Tenterden broadweaver. 4 iii ROBERT bapt 9 Feb 1577-8. iv MARGARET bapt 25 Mar 1582 bur at Rolvenden 5 Feb 1583-4. v HENRY bapt 26 July 1584 bur at Rolvenden 11 Apr 1585. 4 ROBERT CUTCHMAN or CUSHMAN baptized at Rolvenden co Kent 9 Feb 1577-8 was in all probability identical with Robert Cushman the agent of the Leyden Pilgrims in England. In 1603 we find him in Canterbury co Kent as servant to George Masters. He was presented 14 Nov 1603 by the churchwardens of St Andrew's Parish for that he doth say he will not come to his parish church because he cannot be edified and saith he can and will defend it by the word of God. Not doing the penance imposed on him by the ecclesiastical court he was excommunicated 12 Nov 1604 but on 28 June 1605 he appeared before the court and asked for absolution which was granted to him on 7 July 1605 when he was received again into the Church In the same year. 1605 he became a freeman of Canterbury the record of his admission describing him as Robert Couchman grosser a freeman by apprenticeship to George Masters. He married first in the parish of St Alphcge Canterbury 31 July 1606 SARA REDER who dwelt in the precincts of the Cathedral and whose parentage has not been discovered. Their son Thomas was baptized in the parish of St Andrew Canterbury 8 Feb 1607-8 this date serving to identify him with Elder Thomas Cushman of the Plymouth Colony who died 11 Dec 1691 neere the end of the 84th yeare of his life. No further record of this Cushman family after the baptism of the son Thomas is found at Canterbury. Probably soon after the date of baptism Robert Cushman with his family joined Rev John Robinson's colony in Holland. When his wife Sarah died is unknown but he married secondly at Leyden 5 June 1617 MARY CLARKE SHINGELTON widow of Thomas of Sandwich co Kent shoemaker the licence for her marriage to her first husband which was to be celebrated at St Mary Bredman's Canterbury being dated 28 Jan 1610-11. Although Robert Cushman appears as a grocer at Canterbury he is called a wool comber in the record of his second marriage at Leyden but this change of occupation is perhaps explained by the following passage in Bradford's History. They the Pilgrims removed from Amsterdam to Leyden a fair & bewtifull citie and of a sweet situation but made more famous by ye universitie wherwith it is adorned in which of late had been so many learned men. But wanting that traffike by sea which Amsterdam injoyes it was not so beneficial for their outward means of living & estates. But being now hear pitchet they fell to such trails & imployments as they best could valewing peace & their spirituall comforte above any other riches whatsoever. And at lenght they came to raise a competente & comfortable living but with hard and continual labor. Under these circumstances what was more natural than that Robert Cushman should turn to a branch of the clothmaking trade the principal business of the Weald of Kent where he was born and where he spent his early years. In the autumn of 1617 soon after his second marriage he and John Carver were chosen by their companions to go to England and negotiate with the Council for Virginia about a patent within the grant of the Virginia Company. His connection with the transfer of a part of the Leyden congregation to Plymouth in New England is known from the writings of Bradford and the story need not be repeated here. He and his son Thomas arrived at Plymouth in the Fortune in Nov 1621 but he sailed for England in the same ship about a month later on business for the Colony leaving the boy Thomas in the care of Governor Bradford. Apparently his wife never came to New England. Probably she was dead when her husband and son embarked on the Fortune for their westward voyage. Robert Cushman himself was busily engaged in England in the affairs of the Colony down to his death which took place probably in the summer of 1625. Bradford's History contains many letters from him and a sermon preached by him at Plymouth on the day before he sailed for England on The Sin and Danger of Self Love was printed in London in 1622. Child by first wife i THOMAS bapt at Canterbury 8 Feb 1607-8 d at Plymouth in New England 11 Dec 1691 m probably abt 1636 MARY ALLERTON dau of Isaac b abt 1610 a abt 1700 the last survivor of those who came in the Mayflower in 1620 Eight children. EF

Mayflower Increasings pg 12,13, 14, 15: Will of Rev. Isaac Cushman 10/25/1727, ment dec'd son Isaac Cushman; dau Rebeckah Mitchell; child of dec'd daus Mary Waterman & Sarah Briant; dau Fear Sturtevant; son in law Rbt Waterman; sworn to 10/30/1732.Will of Elder Thomas CUSHMAN 10/22/1690 ment wf Mary; sons Thomas Cushman; Isaac Cushman; Elkanah Cushman; Eleazer Cushman; daus Sarah Hoaks/Hawks, Lidiah Harlow; 3 children of dec'd dau Mary Hutchinson. Sworn to 3/16/1691-2. Isaac Cushman b 2/8/1648-9 Plymouth d 10/21/1732 84th yr Plympton g.s. m c 1675 Plymouth poss Rebecca Harlow (dau of Wlm Harlow & Rebecca Bartlett3 (Mary Warren2) b 1/12/1655 Plymouth d 9/3/1727 73rd yr Plympton. Pg 12: Mary Allerton b c 1617, Leyden Holland, d 11/28/1699 ae 83 Plymouth m c 1636 Plymouth Thomas Cushman, son of Robert Cushman & Sarah Reder) bpt 2/8/1607-8 Cantebury Kent Eng, d 12/10-11/1691 ae 84 Plymouth.

Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families pg 6: Isaac ALLERTON of London m in Leyden 1611 Mary Norris of Newbury Eng and came in the Mayflower with wife and 3 children Bartholomew, Remember m Moses Maverick of Salem, and Mary m Thomas Cushman.

Pioneers of MA pg 127: CUSHMAN, Robert, wool-carder, of Canterbury Eng m at Leyden Holland 6/3/1617, Mary, widow of Thomas Chingleton of Sandwich Eng. He was associated with Wm Brewster as agent of the Leyden chh in negotiations for removal. He came in the Fortune to Plymouth in 1621. See letters & details in Bradford. Though not ordained he did service as a preacher some times; and is regarded as the author of the sermon entitled The Danger of Self-love and the Sweetness of True Friendship, preached at Plymouth 12/9/1621. He ret to Eng on business of the colony and d there in 1626. Son Thomas came with him; became an important man her in church & colony.

Gen Register of the First Settlers of  NE pg 74: CUSHMAN, ROBERT; arrived at Plymouth 11/10/1621 where he tarried only one month; ret to Europe and d in 1626. His family came to NE after his death and his descendants are numerous. Allen, Biog Dict 238.   THOMAS, Plymouth 1623, son of the preceding m Mary, dau of Isaac Allerton and d 1691 ae 84. His widow d 1699 ae about 90. His son Rev Isaac Cushman was the first minister of Plympton MA, was ordained 1698 and 1732 ae 84.

Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. XVII Isaac Allerton: Tomas Cushman came to Plymouth on the Fortune in 1621 with his father Robert Cushman.  William Beale & Thomas Cushman received two acres in the 1623 Division of Land as passengers on the Fortune. /p/ T.C. was admitted as a Freeman 1/1/1633-4. /p/ T.C. was Elder of the Plymouth Church from 4/6/1649 until his death.  The will of T.C. Sr. of Plimouth dated 10/22/1690, sworn 3/16/1691-2, names wife Mary Cushman; sons Thomas, Isaac, Elkanah and Eleazer Cushman; daus. Sarah Hoaks and Lidiah Harlow; the three grandchildren in Lin [Lynn], and children of daughter Mary Hutchinson, dec. /p/ The will of Isaac Cushman Sen'r of Plimton dated 25 Oct 1727, sown 10/30/1732, names son Isaac Cushman dec.; son Ichabod Cushman; grandson Nathaniel Cushman; dau. Rebeckah Mitchell; children of dau. Mary Waterman dec.; children of dau. Sarah Briant, deceased; dau. Fear Sturtevant; son-in-law Robert Waterman.

Genealogical History of ME: Robert Cushman the head of the race in this country was born in Eng between 1580 & 1585. In religion he was a Puritan and was one of that band of Pilgrims who left their native shores for opinion's sake. The Pilgrim fathers of New England developed chiefly in the north of Eng, in the farming districts in the counties of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Yourkshire. Two churches of Puritans were formed in the Northeastern part of Eng. Of one of these churches in Scooby, Rev. Richard Clifton was pastor. To this church belonged Rev. John Robinson, Elder Brewster, Governor Carver, Governor Bradford, Isaac Allerton & Robert Cushman. The men who comprised this church were principally persons of good education of of superior minds, and Robert Cushman was a very prominent man among them. They were the true founders of our republic. Driven by persecution at home, they fled to Holland, there to seek a haven of rest. Remaining in Holland eight years, they began to look toward the wilderness of America as their permanent home. To this end they sent Robert Cushman and Deacon John Carver to Eng to open negotiations with King James. This was in the year 1617. After repeated attempts and failures, the plan finally matured and on Saturday 8/5/1620 they set sail from Southhampton on the Mayflower and Speedwell, Robert Cushman and family being among the number. // Thomas son of Robert Cushman was born in Eng in 2/1608. He was on the Mayflower with his father, returned with him to London on the Speedwell, coming to New England again on the Fortune in 1621. In 1635 he served as a juryman. That year he married Mary Allerton, probably a daughter of Isaac Allerton. The exact locality of the house in which he lived is pointed out in the present town of Kingston and the spring that stood near it is named after him. It is often visited by antiquarians. In 1649 he was made ruing elder of the church, which was a very important position in those days. He was one of the witnesses to Governor Bradford's will. He died 12/11/1694. The gravestone erected in his memory at Plymouth is still in a good state of preservation. The children were: Thomas, Sarah, Lydia, Isaac, Elkanah, Feare, Eleazer and Mary.

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