The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I30891
  • Name: John HASTINGS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 11 MAR 1602/03 in Little Eversden, Caxton, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Death: 2 DEC 1657 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA
  • Event: Bullet 1637 IMMIGRANT
  • Residence: 9 JUN 1652 Cambridge (lot #81, 80 acres along Shawshim River)
  • Note:
    The following information was copied from Wilene Smith, World Connect db=shaferwilene:

    JOHN, a Puritan, was born in Cambridgeshire, England, and there baptized in the parish church of Little Eversden, March 11, 1603, the son of JOHN HASTINGS. He was married in England and in 1637 brought to Braintree Ma. his wife and five children including an infant son thought to have been born aboard ship. John was a tanner and one of the first freemen May 10, 1643. By 1645 there was a marked shortage of land in Braintree, and 32 inhabitants including John petitioned to make a plantation at Shawamet; 1,000 acres were granted, but the plan failed due to conflicting land claims. His first wife died in Braintree, and he moved to Cambridge where he was granted 80 acres, Lot #81, along the Shawshim River, June 9, 1652. He was a constable in 1653, and March 5, 1654, bought a homestead from Thomas Brigham, situated at the east corner of Brattle and Ash streets. He was admitted to the Cambridge church in February 1656 and is referred to as "Deacon John" in Jackson's History of Newton. He died December 2, 1657, and his will of July 26 mentioned his second wife Anne who by a former husband, John MEANE, had daughters Sarah and Mary who married two sons of her last husband. Anne died March 25, 1666, age 60, her inventory submitted April 3, 1666. Fourteen of this name had graduated by 1834 from New England colleges, thirteen of these from Harvard. [Carol Clark Johnson, "A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Families and Other Puritan Settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony" (1970, privately published), pp. 291-92]

    JOHN HASTINGS was a freeman in 1643 residing at Braintree. About 1654 he removed to Cambridge where he bought the residence of Thomas Brigham March 5, 1654, on the corner of Brattle and Ash Streets. He was a tanner. His wife died at Braintree and he married Ann, the widow of John MEANE of Cambridge. His two sons married her two daughters. He died December 2, 1657, leaving four children by his first wife and his widow Ann who died March 25, 1666. [Lyman May Paine, "My Ancestors: A Memorial of John Paine and Mary Ann May of East Woodstock, Connecticut" (1914, privately published), p. 61]

    JOHN HASTINGS, Braintree, freeman 1645, removed to Cambridge in 1656, and was a deacon of the church. His children were Walter and Samuel, born in England, and John, Seaborn, and Elizabeth, baptized at Braintree. He is the ancestor of the graduates of this name at Harvard College. [John Farmer, "A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England", p. 137]

    Note: Some people have a ancestry for John which extends through the Earls of Huntingdon. @@@check ancestry

    Father: John HASTINGS , of Little Eversden b: ABT 1575 in Little Eversden, Caxton, Cambridgeshire, England

    Marriage 1 Unknown First WIFE b: ABT 1615 in England
    • Married: BEF 1631 in 1st wife
    1. Has Children Elizabeth HASTINGS b: 2 JUL 1643 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA

    Marriage 2 Anne widow of John MEANE b: ABT 1615 in England
    • Married: BEF 1654 in 2nd husband 2nd wife
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