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[Vide II. 4.] William and REBECCA (Rolfe) CUTTER had issue:1. ELIZABETH," b. 5 Mar. 1680–1, was baptized Sept. 15, 1700.*
She married John Harrington, Jr., of Watertown, Apr. 12, 1705, and dwelt at Cambridge Farms, now Lexington. Sept. 12, 1708, she became a member of Cambridge church in full communion. Her husband, born October, 1684, was the son of John and Hannah (Winter) Harrington, of Waltham. In 1713 he appeared before the selectmen of Lexington, and offered on certain conditions the “right of way” across his land. He died in Lexington, Nov. 29, 1750. His inventory mentions “ leather britches, a new dark wigg, sundry old wigs, yarn leggens, pistols, warming pan, wooden plates," &c.
William Cutter bequeathed his daughter “ Elizabeth Herrington ” the sum of 40s., and left her children a legacy of
£48. She died at Lexington, Feb. 8, 1749–50. Issue: i. ELIZABETH, b. 20 Feb. 1705–6.-. RICHARD, b. 26 Sept. 1707.
iii. Moses, b. 6 Jan. 1709-10; d. 11 Jan. 1787. “ Moses Herrington's widow” d. Lexington, Oct. 1790.-iv. HENRY, b. 8 Jan. 171112; m. Sarah — , d. 19 May, 1760. He d. Lexington 25 Dec. 1791.-V, Johx, b. 22 Mar. 1713-14.-vi. WILLIAM, b. 4 Feb. 1716–17; d. 28 Apr. 1717.-vii. ABIGAIL, b. 14 Dec. 1718; m. John Palls, of Townsend, 1 Mar. 1737-8.-viii. CALEB, b. 13 July,
1721.1 2. RICHARD, b. 13 Nov. 1682, owned the covenant and was baptiz
ed in the church at Cambridge, Sept. 15, 1700. He married Mary Pike, Aug. 20, 1706, the daughter of John Pike, one of the first and most active settlers of Woodbridge, N. J., where Richard had removed his residence.I Nov. 14, 1709, John Pike and Richard Cutter made the following agreement:
* Her brothers Rich urd, John, William, and Samuel, and sisters Hannah and Rebecca were baptized at this time; and in company with Richard, and her cousins Lydia and Hannah, daughters of Gershom Cutter, she then owned the covenant.
+ Hudson's Hist. Lexington ; Bond's Watertown, 273.
# Pike went from Newbury, Mass., to Woodbridge, in 1669. He represented Newbury in the General Court of Massachusetts, 1657 and 1658, and was several years a magistrate Gen. Z. M. Pike, killed by the explosion of the British magazine while commanding the land forces in the attack upon York, Upper Canada, April 27, 1813, was one of his descendants.-Analectic Magazine, Nov. 1814; Allen, Biog. Dict,
“ Province of East New Jersey Middlesex. | Articles of agreement made & Concluded upon Between John Pike and Richard Cutter, Concerning Building a Grist Mill as followeth. This present writing Witnesseth, that we John Pike and Richard Cutter Both of Woodbridge in the County and province above said, having agreed to Erect and Build a Corn Mill, Easward of the Town Landing, Called the Cornfeild Landing. I the Said John Pike Doth By these presents, Give & Grant unto the Said Richard Cutter his Heirs and assigns for Ever Eaqual Right and priveledge in the Creek Called Pikes Creek, together with all the Small Creek ponds and Sinks of water that may Be Necessary for furnishing the Said Mill with water, as also, So much meadow Next adjacent to the Said Mill as may from time to time and at all times hereafter Be Necessary for making Dams for Stoping and Drawing water to the Said Mill, And further, the Said John Pike and Richard Cutter Do further Covenant and agree for our Selves our Heirs, Executors and administrators, that we will Bear Equal Share of ye Charge in Building and maintaining Said Mill with the appurtenances thereunto Belonging, So long as they Shall Continue partners in Said Mill: and that the Said partners Shall from time to time and at all times hereafter alow unto Each other Eaqual gain and profit of the Said Mill unto them their Heirs and assignes for ever : So long as the partnership Continue, and that No advantage Shall Be taken By the Death of Either party Either By the law or Custom of Survivorship or otherwise, But the Same to Remain to the heirs of Each party or their assignes: and in Case Either of the Said party's Shall See Cause to Sell their part of Said Mill and appurtenances, the other party to have the first Refusal, paying the Just Vallue thereof as it Shall Be Vallued By persons mutually Chosen or as they Can agree otherwise : Jn testimony of all the premises abovesaid the party's above Named have hereunto Sett their hands and Seals this fourteenth Day of November Annoque Domi : One thousand Seven Hundred and Nine. Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of
****** Tho Pike
****** Nathaniel Pike
The site of the “ Grist Mill” mentioned is still pointed out in the creek near the dwelling which Richard occupied, now the residence of Mr. Samuel R. Cutter.
March 8, 1719-20, Richard Cutter was chosen “overseer of the pore" in Woodbridge for the year ensuing. Mar. 14, 1756, he was again chosen the same. He was honorably mentioned in his father's will, who by a “ deed of gift” gave him an important part of his estate, which Richard afterwards transferred to his brothers who
. From Woodbridge Town Records. Communicated by Stephen Cutter, Esq., New York.
remained near the family homestead. He was appointed an executor of this instrument, but did not appear at the office of probate when the will was proven. He however in some degree assisted in its final administration. His descendants have been numerous ia Woodbridge, where he appears to have been a citizen of the first importance, and where his monumental stone is yet standing. He was the first of the name to leave New England and settle in a dis. tant locality.
In memory of
In memory of
MARY CUTTER who Dyed Feb 1721 in the 33rd Year of
i. SARAH," b. Nov. 6, 1707.
i. Ann, b. 26 Dec. 1736.-ii. Hannah, b. 2 Feb. 1742-3.-iii. ESTHER, b.
1 Apr. 1744.-iv. ELIZABETH, b. 29 Apr. 1746.* iv. William,* m. Mary Kent. He was appointed “surveyor of roads" in Woodbridge, March 9, 1773.
In memory of
Feb” 14, 1780
In memory of
May 14, 1768
* Woodbridge Records; N. E. Geneal. Reg., July, 1868.
In memory of
Foors who departed
aged 28 years. vi. JOSEPH,4 m. Ann Campyon, who was born about 1730. Her mother
was a widow, who lived and owned the house where the post-office is now kept at Woodbridge. Here was the first tea drank, or teaparty that took place perhaps in the State, when Mrs. Cutter was but five years old. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Cutter went to housekeeping in one end of the old house at the mill. They soon began to feel that the old hive was getting too crowded, and determined to strike out into a new settlement. They bought a small farm about three miles west, where they put up a small house, cutting down large forest trees to make room for a garden and other improvements. Their eldest son was five years old the first time he was brought to the new settlement, riding on horse-back behind his mother. Mr. Cutter was a very kind, mild, and affectionate man, and “ departed this life” April 30, 1767, “in the 420 year of his age.”
Mrs. Cutter was a very energetic, domestic, tidy, decided woman; and with her son Campyon, then a lad, and a colored boy a few years older, managed the farm, and soon began to add to it from time to time, as property was offered that joined, until the old farm covered about four hundred acres. Much of it was heavily timbered, which in time became very valuable.
Mrs. Cutter was for many years a member of the church. She died in 1813 at the residence of her son Campyon, in Woodbridge,
with her faculties unimpaired, and “in her 83d year.”* vii. SAMUEL,* m. Mary —
In memory of
life April the 20 1786
For why, my race is run.
And let his will be done.
* Letter of Mrs. Harriet Paton, Brooklyn, N. Y.
3. Mary, b. 26 Jan. 1684–5; d. Apr. 6, 1685. 4. HANNAH,b. 20 May, 1688, and baptized Sept. 15, 1700, at
Cambridge; m. June 17, 1708, Ephraim Winship, of Lexington, b. Feb. 4, 1687-8, d. July 14, 1757. Both became church members at Lexington, Oct. 12, 1718. Her father left her a legacy of £50. She died at Lexington, Apr. 9,
1764. Her issue : i. EPHRAIM, b. 25 May, 1709; m. Mehitable Cutter [Vide üü. $2, 1).
-ii. RICHARD, b. 25 July, 1711.-iii. DANIEL, b. 27 Aug. 1713; d. 8 Dec. '13.-iv. JOSHUA, b. 17 Feb. 1715-16.—v. HANNAH, b.
18 Aug. 1718.—vi. BETHIA, bapt. 9 Feb. 1724-5. 5. John, b. 15 Oct. 1690, was baptized at Cambridge, Sept. 15,
1700. He married Lydia, daughter of John and Hannah (Winter) Harrington, of Waltham, baptized Mar. 2, 1689-90.* Both became members of the church at old Cambridge, June
4, 1710. He dwelt in the house, built about 1684, which he purchased of his father, 1717, and which formerly stood on the site of Mr. Cyrus Cutter's residence, Arlington. He was an executor of his father's will, and an heir to his estate; was an husbandman, and probably had a share in the work of the mill with his brothers William and Samuel. Oct. 25, 1711, he purchased of Moses Rolfe, of Woodbridge, N. J., “yeoman," one fifth of “ Cooke's Farm” (130 acres) for “ £57 current passable money." May 24, 1712, he bought of John and Elizabeth Harrington one half of “Harry Rolfe's lot" (38 acres) in Cambridge. Apr. 24, 1713, of the same, a portion of Cooke's Farm in Lexington, which he sold to Daniel Monroe in 1714. Nov. 27, 1717, to Thomas Bloggett, Lexington, he sells thirty acres of land in Woburn.
April 13, 1737, he was chosen, with Capt. Ephraim Frost, of Memotomy, as member of a committee of nine persons " for Vigilance Committee of ye Church." This committee, appointed originally by the desire of Rev. Dr. Appleton, the pastor, and perpetuated for many years by his influence, “was a kind of privy council to the minister, though without authority," and appears to have been very serviceable to the interests of religion. It was proposed and recommended in the year 1736, and consisted of a “number of wise, prudent and blameless Christians, chosen among themselves, whose special care it should be, to inspect and observe the manners of professing Christians and such as were under the care and watch of the church.” This measure they "apprehended might be serviceable for reviving religion, and suppressing growing disorders." I
* Bond's Watertown, 273.
+ Midd. Registry Deeds, xvi. 524, 580, 645-46; xvii. 416; xviii, 611-12; xix. 125-6; xxi. 146; xxii. 20, 156, 201, 293; xxv. 548; xxvii. 190, &c. &c.
I'Holmes, 'Hist. Cambridge, 33, 34.