1637 - 1699
Father: James CUDWORTH
- BIRTH: 1637, Scituate, Plymouth, MA
- BAPTISM: 23 Jul 1637, Scituate, Plymouth, MA
- DEATH: 1699, Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Mother: Mary PARKER
: Robert WHITCOMB
- Israel WHITCOMB
- Robert WHITCOMB
- +James WHITCOMB
- Mary WHITCOMB
- Elizabeth WHITCOMB
_Rauf CUDWORTH __+
_Ralph CUDWORTH _|
| |_Jane ASHTON ____+
_James CUDWORTH _|
| | _John MACHELL ___
| |_Mary MACHELL ___|
| |_Jane WOODROOFE _
| | |_________________
|_Mary PARKER ____|
"Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts to the Year 1850"
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Birth: "1637 Cudworth Mary, d. James, bp. July 23, 1637. C.R.1."
"Scituate & Barnstable, [Plymouth Co., MA], Church Records - Baptisms"
New England Historical & Genealogical Register,
Vol 9, Jul 1855, p 279 & subsequent.
"CUDWORTH, Mary, Daughter of James CUDWORTH, 23 Jul 1637"
"The Whitcomb Family in America"
Minneapolis, MN; 1904; pp49-50
"It is certain that six years later he was married by a Quaker preacher in Rhode Island to
Mary (born July 23, 1637), daughter of Gen. James Cudworth, but this marriage being
pronounced unlawful he was remarried by a Puritan preacher, March 9, 1660. Robert
Whitcombe was the first to settle at "Beechwood" in the Beeches, the family place at
Scituate where several generations of Whitcombes have resided. He seems to have died
intestate and there is no record of his children except in the will of Gen. James
Cudworth, who left legacies to four grandchildren. Another child, Elizabeth, is named
elsewhere. Dates of the death of Robert and his wife are unknown at this writing (1903)."
"Records of the Cudworth Family"
W. John Calder; 1941; p. 23
"Mary Cudworth was born in Scituate, MA and baptized 23 July 1637. She should have been
named after her mother, and perhaps was, since the first boy James, was named after his
father. The naming of children in those extremely religious days approached a hallowed
tradition, in most pilgrim families. If the family was large enough, and it seldom was
under an average of six, the names of the father, and his father and mother, and the
mother, and her father and mother, had to be provided for, as a mark of filial respect.
Not the whole six, to be sure, but a name here and there with an uncle, or aunt to
complete the compliment. This Mary could have been named after Mary Machell, the mother of
James, who had reciently died in England."
"The Scott Genealogy"
Mary Lovering Holman
Boston, MA; 1919; pp. 254-257
"He evidently sympathised warmly with the suffering of the persecuted Quakers, like his
brother-in-law, Rodolphus Elmes, and like James Cudworth, whose daughter he was soon to
many. The Court records show that Robert and Mary (Cudworth) Wnitcomb were married by a
Quaker preacher in Rhode Island, and the marriage was deemed illegal by the Court and they
were ordered to be remarried by a Puritan minister, which was done 9 Mar. 1660. Officers
were appointed by the Court to apprehend the Quaker preacher, "Henry Hobson of Road Island
and to take securities for his appearance at the Court at Plymouth to answer for his
derision of authoritie in counterfeiting the solemnising of the marriage of Robert Whetcom
and Mary Cudworth"."
"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862
Repub. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1998
v1 pp481-482: "Cudworth, James, Scituate 1634, by Deane is suppos. to have come in the
Charles with Hatherly 1632, a very valua. man, join. the ch. 18 Jan. 1635, with his w. wh.
bore him... Mary, 23 July 1637... Mary m. 1660, Robert Whitcomb of Scituate... In his
will, early in 1682, he gives to James, Israel, Jonathan, and ds. Hannah Jones, and four
ch. of d. Mary Whitcomb."
"New England Marriages Before 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"WHITCOMB, Robert (1629-1671+) & /wf Mary CUDWORTH (1617, 1637/bef 1682); 1659 Quaker
ceremony, 9 Mar 1660; Hingham/Scituate/Cohasset"
"WHITCOMB, Robert (1629-) & 2/wf Mary _____; Scituate"
The Whitcomb Family In America; Charlotte Whitcomb; 1904; p. 50 &FHC AF,ver 4.15 & Records o f the Cudworth Family; W. J
FHC AF, ver. 4.15, 1995
The Whitcomb Family In America; Charlotte Whitcomb; 1904; p. 50