Timothy Mosman

Male 1679 - 1773  (93 years)


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  • Name Timothy Mosman  [1
    Born 17 Nov 1679  Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Weaver and Yeoman 
    Died 27 Feb 1773  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1355  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2019 

    Father James Mosman,   b. 9 Jul 1626, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1722, Roxbury or Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Anna,   b. Abt 1652 
    Married 1673  Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Hicks,   b. 19 Mar 1680/81, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1740, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 58 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1701  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Mosman,   b. 26 Feb 1701/02, Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anna Mosman,   b. 8 May 1705, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Mosman,   b. 8 Sep 1707, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Timothy Mosman,   b. 5 Mar 1709/10, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1801, Westminister, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. James Mosman,   b. 18 Jun 1712, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George Mosman,   b. 14 Aug 1714, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ebenezer Mosman,   b. Abt 1716
     8. John Mosman,   b. 17 May 1721, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Isaac Mosman,   b. 27 May 1745, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Quoting from Kenneth Freeman Mosman's book, "James Mosman", Vol. 1]
      After their marriage Timothy and Sarah resided at Roxbury, moving to Dorch ester before May 1705 (see b. dau. Anna). They lived in Dorchester about f ifteen years, where presumably he learned to be a weaver. The family mov ed to Sudbury before 1721 (s. John b. there) and was a weaver there. He sp ent the remainder of his life in Sudbury, suggesting that his occupati on as a weaver provided him with adequate income and no reason to aspi re to greater wealth by acquiring or moving to new lands in the provinc e. Their grandson, Dr. Moses Mosman. in his will dated 1816, left a loo m, possibly his grandfather's, to his daughter Mary (Middlesex Co. Proba te 15600). [See Appendix 6). By early 1725, Timothy's family had gro wn to eight children, a factor which likely dampened any motivation he mig ht have had to leave Sudbury. The threat of Indian attacks was a matt er of continuing concern to residents in the more remote communities, as w ell as Sudbury, making travel hazardous. The relationship between the sett lers and the Indians that year was aggravated by a number of tragic event s, including the killing and scalping of Rev. Joseph Willard, a former Sud bury resident, at Rutland. Another took place on 20 February 1725 when a p arty of whites led by Capt. Lovewell took ten Indian scalps at Wakefiel d. New Hampshire. A bounty of 100 was paid for thern at Boston. It was a m atter of duty that prompted Samuel, Timothy and Sarah's oldest son, to jo in a Ranger unit formed to protect the settlers from Indian aggression. T he tragedy of his death affected the family not only from the more immedia te grief, but for years to come through the grant of land received d ue to that death (Jonas Reed, The History of Rutland (Worcester, 18831; Go rton Carruth, ed., The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates [New Yor k, 19721, 50, hereafter cited as Carruth, American Facts and Dates). Timot hy's family received a six-mile square tract of land in Rutland, grant ed by the Province to Samuel's heirs following his death during military s ervice. That property remained in the possession of the entire family unt il 15 May 1736, when it was quitclaimed to James by Timothy and his oth er surviving children Anna, Sarah, Timothy, George. Ebenezer and John. Tim othy2 approved of the quitclaim for his sons Ebenezer and John who were mi nors at the time. A portion of this land passed to Timothy's great grands on Mark who disposed of it about eighty years after Samuel's death (Middle sex Co. Deeds 41:577). Timothy was given, on 5 July 1736, a grant in the t ownship of Dorchester-Canada (Ashburnham by 1765) in ". . . the Right of S amuel Hix, His Wifes Brother . . ." who was in the 1690 expedition to Cana da. Timothy was thus one of the original proprietors of the township, prob ably owning the land that ex-tended on the ". . . west side of Cushing str eet from Main street to the common." Although it is unlikely that he ev er lived there, many of his descendants played a role in the history of As hburnham (NEHGS Register, 16 (1862):149; Ezra S. Stearns, History of Ashbu rnham, 833, hereafter cited as Stearns, Ashburnham). Sarah died at Sudbur y, although no documentation has been found. Her death occurred befo re 19 September 1740 when her surviving children quitclaimed to their brot her James, for 18, their rights to her estate land in Scituate, Plymouth C ounty Massachusetts. This land was received from her father, Samuel (Hick s, formerly of Dorchester, she being his only heir. Timothy also quitclaim ed his rights, and the rights of his minor son John, to her estate (Middle sex Co. Deeds 41:579). Timothy married (2) Alice Woodman at Dorchest er on 25 May 1744 at the age of sixty-four. They had a child Isaac (Sudbu ry V.R., 241; BRCR, 28:12). On 21 October 1748, Timothy, of Sudbury, so ld his "well beloved son" John fifty+ acres in west Sudbury for 200. The l and with buildings bordered his son Timothy. Jr.'s land, and consist ed of pasture, orchard and mowing (Middlesex Co. Deeds 81:454, record ed 3 December 1784). Alice's death has not been found, but she probably di ed before 1751 at Sudbury. Timothy was there in 1751, and on the six th of November of that year he married (3) Elizabeth Buttrick (Sudbury V.R ., 241). Elizabeth's death, also not found in the records, can he document ed only by Timothy's next marriage which took place on 27 November 1767, t en days after his eighty-eighth birthday. This fourth wife was Tabitha (Ne wton) Malcom. Tabitha, born on 18 October 1661, was the widowed moth er of his daughter-in-law Eizabeth, wife of his son James. Tabitha was t he widow of Joseph Balcom who died on 17 September 1745. Tabitha di ed on 27 February 1773 (H. Galpin, Annals of Oxford N.Y. [Oxford, 1906], 2 4; Charles Norman Chase, Genealogy of the Mosman Family, Our Branch, herea fter cited as Chase, Mosman Gen.). Timothy owned no land or farm anima ls in 1771, and probably lived with his son John at Sudbury. Timothy di ed there on 27 February 1773 (B.H. Pruitt, The Massachusetts Tax Evaluati on of 1771 [Boston, 1978], hereafter cited as 1771 MassTax; l Heywood. Wes tminster, 799).

  • Sources 
    1. [S174] JAMES MOSMAN - EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BOSTON NONAGENARIAN, AND HIS DESCENDANTS, VOLUME 1: THE FIRST SIX GENERATIONS, Mosman, Kenneth.