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George1 Hubbard was first in Watertown, Mass., about 1633; m. Mary Bishop, who d. at Guilford, Conn., Sept. 14, 1675.
She was dau. of John and Ann Bishop, who moved to Guilford in 1639, where he, Bishop, was one of the seven prop. of the town, and d. there, February, 1661.
On May 6, 1635, permission from the General Court of Massachusetts was granted to the inhabitants of Watertown “to remove themselves to any place they shall think meet to make choice of, provided they still continue under the government.” Among these immigrators was George Hubbard and family and his father-in-law, John Bishop and family. George Hubbard was the representative of Wethersfield, Conn., at the first Colonial General Court, under the Constitution of 1639. He went from Wethersfield and settled at Milford on Long Island, “being assigned Milford Island as his grant. He was one of those persons whose names are hereunto written-who are allowed to be free planters, having for the present, liberty to act in the choice of public officers for the carrying on of public affairs in this plantation. Mr. George Hubbard came from Wethersfield.”
Before 1650 he sold Milford Island to Richard Bryan, and moved with his son-in-law John Fowler to Guilford, where his wife’s parents, John and Ann Bishop, had become residents.
George Hubbard was admitted to church membership in Guilford, Oct. 6, 1650. During years 1652-55-57-58-60-62-65-66-67 he was deputy magistrate. In 1666-67 he was a member of the Assembly at the union of the Hartford and New Haven Colonies. In May, 1670, the Court invested him with authority to “joyne persons in marriage.” “He was a person of high standing and prominent in the politics of his times.” He d. in Guilford, Conn., 1683.
The above facts are taken from a manuscript in the town clerk’s office in Guilford, Conn.
George2 Hubbard, b. in England, 1630; m., before 1650, Mary Merriam.
Supposed to be the sister of Robert Merriam of Concord, Mass.
After his father’s removal to Guilford, he removed and settled in Wethersfield, Conn., where four children were born. On the 18th of April, 1658, he was one of the signers of the engagement “to remove themselves and their families out of the jurisdiction of Connecticut, into the jurisdiction of Massachusetts,” and who went and planted Hadley. He removed afterward to Hatfield, and died there in 1705.
Jonathan3 Hubbard, b. at Wethersfield, Conn., Jan. 3, 1658-9; m. at Marlborough, Mass., Jan. 15, 1681, Hannah Rice, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth [King] Rice of Marlborough and grand-dau. of Edmund and Tamezin Rice.
Edmund1 Rice was proprietor and selectman in Sudbury, 1639; freeman May 13, 1642; deputy 1643; 1656 removed to Marlborough; son Samuel was one of the petitioners for church privileges there; wife Tamezin d. June 13, 1654; he m,. second, March 1, 1655, Mercy Brigham; he d. May, 1663.
Jonathan Hubbard went to Concord, Mass., as early as 1680 to live with “his uncle Robert Merriam, one of the prominent men of Concord, whose estate the nephew Jonathan Hubbard inherited.” He died in Concord, July 17, 1720, aged 70; his wid. Hannah d. April 9, 1741, aged 89 [gravestones].
Jonathan4 Hubbard, b. at Concord, June 18, 1683; m. by “James Bond Esq., of Watertown,” Sept. 26, 1704, Rebecca Brown, b. at Concord, March 5, 1683-4, dau. of Ensign Thomas and Ruth [Jones] Brown.
Ensign Thomas Brown was son of Boaz2 and Mary [Winship] Brown; Mary Winship was dau. of Edward Winship of Cambridge, Mass., selectman fourteen years, and representative eight years. The mother of Rebecca [Brown] Hubbard was Ruth [Jones] Brown, wid. of Ephraim Jones of Concord and dau. of Capt. Thomas Wheeler, who was wounded in the “swamp fight” at Brookfield in King Philip’s War, rescued by Major Simon Willard and his troopers.
Jonathan Hubbard , Jr., lived first in Groton, where four of his children were born; removed to Townsend, Mass., where he was selectman 1748-52. He was major, deacon, town treasurer, and one of the original proprietors of Rindge, N. H. Lived also in Lunenburg. His wife Rebecca d. at Townsend, April 2, 1754. Major Hubbard d. April 7, 1761, aged 76 [gravestones.]
Hannah5 Hubbard, b. 1712; m. Nov. 23, 1732, Col. Josiah4 Willard, whose dau. Eunice 5 Willard m., 1765, Rev. Micah5 Lawrence of Winchester, N. H.