Captain Peter Tufts

Male 1648 - 1721  (73 years)


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  • Born 5 May 1648  Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Married 26 Aug 1670  Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    (1) Elizabeth Lynd, the daughter of Ensign Thomas and Elizabeth (Tufts) Lynd. She was born on 20 April 1650 in Malden, Massachusetts. Adams (1973) gives her birth date as 2 May 1650. She died on Saturday 15 July 1684 in Malden, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Elizabeth Tufts (1673-1721)
    2. Anna Tufts (1677-____)
    3. Peter Tufts (1678-____)
    4. Mary Tufts (1681-1745)
    5. Thomas Tufts (1683-1733) 
    • Adams (1973) gives their marriage place as Charlestown, Massachusetts. [2]
    Military say 1678 
    Peter was a Captain in the militia. 
    Married 16 Dec 1684  Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    (2) Mercy Cotton, the daughter of the Rev. Seaborn and Dorothy (Bradstreet) Cotton. She was born on 3 November 1666 in Hampton, New Hampshire. Thornton (1847) gives her birth date as 2 November 1666. She died on Tuesday 18 June 1715 in Medford, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Cotton Tufts (1686-1686)
    2. Mercy or Mary Tufts (1687-1688)
    3. John Tufts (1689-____)
    4. Samuel Tufts (1691-1692)
    5. Dorothy Tufts (1693-1693)
    6. Mercy Tufts (1695-1697)
    7. Dorothy Tufts (1697-1697)
    8. Mercy Tufts (1698-____)
    9. Simon Tufts (1700-1747)
    10. Sarah Tufts (1702-____)
    11. Dorothy Tufts (1704-____)
    12. Lydia Tufts (1707-____)
    13. Samuel Tufts  
    Offices Held 1689 to 1691  Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court for Medford. 
    Married 11 Jun 1717  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    (3) Prudence Putnam, the daughter of Thomas and Ann (Holyoke) Putnam. She was born on 28 February 1661/62 in Salem, Massachusetts. Prudence, married (1) William Wyman. She owned covenant in the church on 11 June 1717 in Medford, Massachusetts. After Peter's death, in 1727 Prudence, married (3) Richard Carr, in Salisbury, Massachusetts. She was living in 1745. They had no children. 
    Will 24 Jul 1719 
    Died 20 Sep 1721  Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Probate/Proved 2 Oct 1721 
    Siblings 13 siblings 
    Person ID I20052 
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2019 

    Father Peter Tufts,   b. 1617, Wilby Parish, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1700, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Pierce,   b. 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1702/03, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1647  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 May 1648 - Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - (1) Elizabeth Lynd, the daughter of Ensign Thomas and Elizabeth (Tufts) Lynd. She was born on 20 April 1650 in Malden, Massachusetts. Adams (1973) gives her birth date as 2 May 1650. She died on Saturday 15 July 1684 in Malden, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Elizabeth Tufts (1673-1721) 2. Anna Tufts (1677-____) 3. Peter Tufts (1678-____) 4. Mary Tufts (1681-1745) 5. Thomas Tufts (1683-1733) - 26 Aug 1670 - Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - (2) Mercy Cotton, the daughter of the Rev. Seaborn and Dorothy (Bradstreet) Cotton. She was born on 3 November 1666 in Hampton, New Hampshire. Thornton (1847) gives her birth date as 2 November 1666. She died on Tuesday 18 June 1715 in Medford, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Cotton Tufts (1686-1686) 2. Mercy or Mary Tufts (1687-1688) 3. John Tufts (1689-____) 4. Samuel Tufts (1691-1692) 5. Dorothy Tufts (1693-1693) 6. Mercy Tufts (1695-1697) 7. Dorothy Tufts (1697-1697) 8. Mercy Tufts (1698-____) 9. Simon Tufts (1700-1747) 10. Sarah Tufts (1702-____) 11. Dorothy Tufts (1704-____) 12. Lydia Tufts (1707-____) 13. Samuel Tufts - 16 Dec 1684 - Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court for Medford. - 1689 to 1691 - Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - (3) Prudence Putnam, the daughter of Thomas and Ann (Holyoke) Putnam. She was born on 28 February 1661/62 in Salem, Massachusetts. Prudence, married (1) William Wyman. She owned covenant in the church on 11 June 1717 in Medford, Massachusetts. After Peter's death, in 1727 Prudence, married (3) Richard Carr, in Salisbury, Massachusetts. She was living in 1745. They had no children. - 11 Jun 1717 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Sep 1721 - Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S151] Woodward, Ashbel. "Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's Subscribers" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XI, 1857).

    2. [S1085] Adams, Herbert Freeman. The Compendium of Tufts Kinsmen - A Substitutive Genealogy, (Boston: privately printed, 1973).

    3. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879).

    4. [S150] Sargent, Aaron. "Early Records of Malden" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume X, 1856).

    5. [S156] Thornton, John Wingate. "Genealogies - The Cotton Family" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume I, April 1847).

    6. [S157] Dean, John and Dean Dudley. "Descendants of Gov. Bradstreet", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume IX, 1855).

    7. [S642] Dow, Joseph. History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire from its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892 , (Salem, Massachusetts: Salem Press and Publishing Company, 1894).



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