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CUSHMAN, Elder Thomas

CUSHMAN, Elder Thomas

Male 1607 - 1691  (84 years)

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  • Name CUSHMAN, Thomas 
    Title Elder 
    Birth 8 Feb 1607  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 8 Feb 1607/8  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
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    Grave "Here lyeth buried ye body of that precious servant of God, Mr. Thomas Cushman, who after he had ser 
    Immigration Nov 1621  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Religion 6 Apr 1649  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Elder of the Plymouth Church from 6 Apr 1649 until his death 
    Will 22 Oct 1690  [1
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    Death 10 Dec 1691  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Burial Hill 
    Person ID I15877  Puffers
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2021 

    Father CUSHMAN, Rev. Robert,   b. 2 Feb 1577, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jun 1625, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years) 
    Mother REDER, Sarah,   b. 1580, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1616, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 36 years) 
    Marriage 31 Jul 1606  St. Alphage, Canterbury, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F2299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ALLERTON, Mary,   b. Abt 1616   d. 28 Nov 1699, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1636  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. CUSHMAN, Thomas Jr.,   b. Abt Sep 1637, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Aug 1726, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 88 years)
     2. CUSHMAN, Sarah,   b. Between 1639 and 1641, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Nov 1695 (Age 56 years)
     3. CUSHMAN, Rev. Isaac,   b. 8 Feb 1648/9, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Oct 1732, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years)
     4. CUSHMAN, Elkanah,   b. 1 Jun 1651, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Sep 1727, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
     5. CUSHMAN, Fear,   b. 20 Jun 1653, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 22 Oct 1690 (Age < 37 years)
    Family ID F2306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2024 

  • Photos
    thomas cushman gs.jpg
    thomas cushman gs.jpg

  • Notes 
    • "FORTUNE PASSENGER" -- Taken by father to Leiden, Holland, shortly after baptism; age 10 sailed to Southampton, England, with stepmother on the Speedwell; sailed on Speedwell (with Mayflower), 1620, for New World, with father (stepmother?), but abandoned voyage when vessel put back 3rd time; arrived at Plymouth, MA, on the Fortune in late November 1621; father returned to England leaving Thomas as ward of Governor Bradford. "He settled in that part of Plymouth now Kingston, and in 1635 was on the Jury. He was appointed successor to Elder Brewster in 1649, continuing in the office until his death, Dec. 11, 1691. More than 43 years. He, for several years, was assistant to the Governor, and went to London five times in the interest of the Colony. He spent the latter part of his life in New Haven, CT where he died.

  • Sources 
    1. [S95] Mayflower Families in Progress - Isaac Allerton of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Genera, p. 4.

    2. [S98] Mayflower Increasings, 2nd Edition, p. 12.

    3. [S91] Assorted Genealogical Notes, Subject: Various (1997, 1998), 186 (from notes sent to Mr. Tibbetts by Charon Lee (Mathews)Sellers, 34 Brookings Bay Road, Woolwich, ME 04579).