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John Cary
Birth: Dec. 4, 1610
Somerset, England
Death: Oct. 31, 1681
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

John has a cenotaph in Ashland Cemetery.

John was one of the 54 original proprietors of Bridgewater. He was the first town clerk of Bridgewater, and served in that role from 1656 to 1681.

John married Elizabeth Godfrey in June 1644. They had children:
John - 1645
Francis - 1647
Elizabeth - 1649
James - 1652
Mary - 1654
Jonathan - 24 September 1656
David - 1658
Hannah - 1661
Joseph - 1663
Rebecca - 30 March 1665
Sarah - 1667
Mehitable - 1670

John died in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.


The tablet reads:

Near this spot was the home of
Born in Somersetshire England
He became in 1651 an Original Proprietor
and Honored Settler in this River.
The Clerk of the Plantation.

When the town of Bridgewater was
Incorporated in 1656He was Elected
Constable, the first and only Officer of
That year.

Town Clerk until his death in 1681.

Tradition says
He was the first Teacher of Latin in
Plymouth Colony.

This Tablet is Erected by his Descendants
A Memorial
of a Noble and Historic Ancestor.
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Godfrey Cary (____ - 1680)*
  John Cary (1645 - 1721)*
  Francis Cary (1647 - 1718)*
  Jonathan M Cary (1656 - 1695)*
  Joseph Cary (1663 - 1721)*
  Rebecca Cary Allen (1665 - 1697)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Graveyard
East Bridgewater
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Feb 10, 2011
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Cofio a chariad gan eich wyres mawr
- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Jun. 30, 2016
John Carey was my eight great grandfather on my mothers side.
 Added: May. 14, 2016

- Donna B.
 Added: Mar. 25, 2016
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