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Biography[]

This is a list of occupations and what colonists simply did during the days of colonial Massachusetts.

Barnstable County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Committees[]

Deputies[]

Representatives[]

Treasurers[]

Proprietors[]

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

Berkshire County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Committees[]

Deputies[]

Representatives[]

Proprietors[]

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

Bristol County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Committees[]

Deputies[]

Representatives[]

Treasurers[]

Proprietors[]

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

Salem Village (now Danvers in Danvers County)[]

Clerks[]

  • Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686), 1st Parish Clerk of Salem Village

Clergy[]

  • Rev. George Burroughs (c.1652 - 1692), Minister of Salem Village, Massachusetts, hanged in the Salem witch trials
  • Dea. Eleazer Putnam (1665-1733)

Constables[]

  • Dea. Capt. Benjamin Putnam (1664-1715)
  • Eleazer Putnam (1759-1836)
  • Col. Enoch Putnam (1731/32-1796)
  • Capt. Hon. Jonathan Putnam (1657-1739)
  • Jonathan Putnam (1715-1762)
  • Joseph Putnam (1724-1811)
  • Nathaniel Putnam (1746-1788)
  • Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686)

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

  • Capt. John Putnam (1627-1710), immigrant from England

Freemen[]

  • Capt. John Putnam (1627-1710), immigrant from England
  • Hon. Capt. Jonathan Putnam (1657-1739), became a freeman in 1690

Inspector of Bridges[]

  • Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686)

Justices[]

Jurymen[]

Grand Juries[]
  • Hon. Capt. Jonathan Putnam (1657-1739)
Small Juries[]

Church Memberships[]

  • Capt. John Putnam (1627-1710), immigrant from England​​​​​​​

Military[]

  • Col. Enoch Putnam (1731/32-1796)
  • Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686), on 8 Oct 1672 he was confirmed Lieutenant of the Troop of Horse by the Massachusetts General Court

Petitioners[]

  • Hon. Capt. Jonathan Putnam (1657-1739), tried to establish a town on Casco Bay, the the townspeople did not want this

Politicians[]

Commissioners[]

  • Hon. Capt. Jonathan Putnam (1657-1739)

Committees[]

  • Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686), on the 11 Sep 1648 Committee to End Small Causes

Deputies to the General Court of Massachusetts[]

  • Capt. John Putnam (1627-1710), immigrant from England​​​​​​

Representatives[]

  • Hon. Capt. Jonathan Putnam (1657-1739)

Treasurers[]

Proprietors[]

  • Capt. John Putnam (1627-1710), immigrant from England​​​​​​​
  • Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686), granted 50 acres of upland of meadow, in 1679 after his retirement from Salem Village, he gave three acres to rev. James Bayley. There was a dispute over Bayley and Thomas and his brother John Putnam were supporters of him while his brother Nathanile Putnam was not ​​​​​​​

Selectman[]

  • Capt. John Putnam (1627-1710), immigrant from England
  • Hon. Capt. Jonathan Putnam (1657-1739)

Surveyors[]

  • Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686), settled the six mile boundary line of Topsfield, Massachusetts along with his brother Nathaniel Putnam, Jefferey Massey and Joseph Hutchinson

Highway Surveyors[]

  • Hon. Capt. Jonathan Putnam (1657-1739)
  • Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686)

Trustees[]

  • Hon. Capt. Jonathan Putnam (1657-1739)

Fence Viewers[]

Other Occupations[]

Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686), he was to care for the minister

Dukes County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Committees[]

Deputies[]

Representatives[]

Treasurers[]

Proprietors[]

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

Essex County[]

Clergy[]

  • Hon. Rev. Robert Clements (1595-1658), immigrant

Constables[]

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

  • Maj. Hon. William Hathorne (1606-1681)

Justices[]

  • Hon. Rev. Robert Clements (1595-1658)
  • Maj. Hon. William Hathorne (1606-1681), immigrant
  • Judge John Hathorn, (1641-1717)
  • Edmund Needham (1606-1677), juryman in 1649, 1655 and 1676 in Salem

Church Memberships[]

  • Maj. Hon. William Hathorne (1606-1681)

Merchants[]

  • Hon. Rev. Robert Clements (1595-1658), sold wine

Military[]

  • Maj. Hon. William Hathorne (1606-1681), immigrant, commissioned captain of the Salem military company on 1 May 1646 and let troops to victory in King Philip's War, commissioned major in 1656
  • Judge John Hathorne, (1641-1717), commissioned colonial of Salem militia in 1711
  • Sgt. John Perkins, Jr. (1609-1686), he held the rank of sergeant

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

  • Hon. Rev. Robert Clements (1595 - 1658), Deputy to the General Court of Massachusetts, Commissioner of Essex County, Massachusetts, Commissioner to End Small Causes, Associate Judge, given the right to sell wine

Commissioners[]

  • Hon. Rev. Robert Clements (1595 - 1658), Deputy to the General Court of Massachusetts, Commissioner of Essex County, Massachusetts, Commissioner to End Small Causes, Associate Judge, given the right to sell wine

Committees[]

  • Hon. John Newgate (1588 - 1665), Deputy to the General Court of Massachusetts, Constable, on a committee to receive funds for Harvard, Hatter, Feltmaker, Haberdasher

Deputies[]

  • Hon. Rev. Robert Clements (1595 - 1658), Deputy to the General Court of Massachusetts, Commissioner of Essex County, Massachusetts, Commissioner to End Small Causes, Associate Judge, given the right to sell wine
  • Maj. Hon. William Hathorne (1606-1681), immigrant, admitted a freeman in 1634, judge, Assistant Governor 1662-1679, proprietor of 640 acres, commissioned captain of the Salem military company on 1 May 1646 and let troops to victory in King Philip's War, commissioned major in 1656, served as Deputy representing Salem to the House of Deputies, 1st Speaker of the House of Deputies

Representatives[]

Treasurers[]

Printers[]

  • Sgt. John Perkins, Jr. (1609 - 1686), opened the first publishing house in Ipswich, Massachusetts

Proprietors[]

  • William Warner (1594 - ), original proprietor of Ipswich, Massachusetts

Selectmen[]

High Way Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

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Franklin County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Committees[]

Deputies[]

Representatives[]

Treasurers[]

Proprietors[]

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

Hampden County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Committees[]

Deputies[]

Representatives[]

Treasurers[]

Proprietors[]

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

Middlesex County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

  • Dea. Israel Putnam (1699-1760), 1st Constable of Bedford in 1729
  • Isaac Stearns (1597-1671)

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

  • Peter Bent (1629 -1678)

Politicians[]

Committees[]

  • Isaac Stearns (1597-1671)

Deputies[]

  • Hon. William Patten (1605 -1668), Deputy from Cambridge, Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Bay General Court, Fence Viewer, Highway Surveyor

Representatives[]

  • Capt. Hon. William French (1603-1681), Co Founder and Proprietor of Billerica, 1st Representative of Billerica, Massachusetts

Treasurers[]

Proprietors[]

  • Capt. Hon. William French (1603 - 1681), Co Founder and Proprietor of Billerica, 1st Representative of Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Isaac Stearns (1597 - 1671), proprietor of 451 acres, owner of 20,00 pounds, Constable of Watertown, Massachusetts, Surveyor of Highways of Watertown, Massachusetts, Fence Viewer of Watertown, Massachusetts, on a committee to design a bridge

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

  • Hon. William Patten (1605 - 1668), Deputy from Cambridge, Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Bay General Court, Fence Viewer, Highway Surveyor

Fence Viewers[]

  • Hon. William Patten (1605 - 1668), Deputy from Cambridge, Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Bay General Court, Fence Viewer, Highway Surveyor
  • Isaac Stearns (1597 - 1671), proprietor of 451 acres, owner of 20,00 pounds, Constable of Watertown, Massachusetts, Surveyor of Highways of Watertown, Massachusetts, Fence Viewer of Watertown, Massachusetts, on a committee to design a bridge

Nantucket County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Committees[]

Deputies[]

Representatives[]

Treasurers[]

Proprietors[]

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

Norfolk County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Proprietors[]

Committees[]

Deputies[]

Representatives[]

Treasurers[]

Selectmen[]

High Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

Plymouth County[]

Clergy[]

Constables[]

  • Sgt. Hon. John Porter (1596 - 1676), Deputy and Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts, Constable of Hingham, Massachusetts, proprietor of 500 acres and the largest proprietor of Salem Village

Doctors[]

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Magistrates[]

  • Gov. Thomas Hinckley (1618 - 1706), 14th and last Governor of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Representative, Magistrate and assistant, Deputy Governor, Commissioner on the board of Plymouth and Massachusetts colonies, Councilor

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Committees[]

Councilors

  • Gov. Thomas Hinckley (1618 - 1706), 14th and last Governor of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Representative, Magistrate and assistant, Deputy Governor, Commissioner on the board of Plymouth and Massachusetts colonies, Councilor

Commissioners[]

  • Gov. Thomas Hinckley (1618 - 1706), 14th and last Governor of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Representative, Magistrate and assistant, Deputy Governor, Commissioner on the board of Plymouth and Massachusetts colonies, Councilor

Deputies[]

  • Sgt. Hon. John Porter (1596 - 1676), Deputy and Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts, Constable of Hingham, Massachusetts, proprietor of 500 acres and the largest proprietor of Salem Village

Representatives[]

  • Hon. Thomas Clarke (1599 - 1697), Representatives of the town of Plymouth
  • Gov. Thomas Hinckley (1618 - 1706), 14th and last Governor of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Representative, Magistrate and assistant, Deputy Governor, Commissioner on the board of Plymouth and Massachusetts colonies, Councilor
  • Lt. Hon. Ephraim Morton (1623 - 1693), Rep. of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Selectmen, Justice of the Peace

Treasurers[]

Proprietors[]

  • Sgt. Hon. John Porter (1596 - 1676), Deputy and Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts, Constable of Hingham, Massachusetts, proprietor of 500 acres and the largest proprietor of Salem Village,

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

Suffolk County[]

Clergy[]

Doctors[]

Constables[]

  • John Phillips (1605 - 1682), Constable of Dorchester

Farmers[]

Freemen[]

Justices[]

Church Memberships[]

Military[]

Petitioners[]

Politicians[]

Committees[]

Deputies[]

Treasurers[]

  • Capt. Hon. Hopsetill Foster (1620 - 1676), Treasurer of Dorchester

Representatives[]

Proprietors[]

Selectmen[]

Highway Surveyors[]

Fence Viewers[]

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