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Subject: [GM-L] First Settlers of Cambridge from the History of Cambridge
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 19:31:40 EST
It is highly probable, that this company came from Braintree, in Essex
county, England, and from its vicinity, Chelmsford, where Mr. Hooker was
settled, is but eleven miles from Braintree: And Mr. Hooker “was so esteemed
as a preacher, that not only his own people, but others from all parts of the
county of Essex flocked to hear him.”
The names of this company, constituting the first settlers of the town of
Cambridge, are preserved in the records of the Proprietors, under the date of
1632, and are as follow:
Mr. Simon Bradstreet *
Anthony Couldby, or Colby
Thomas Dudley, Esq.
John Haynes, Esq +
Rev Thomas Hooker
Capt. Daniel Patrick
* afterward Governor of Massachusetts + afterward Governor of Connecticut.
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