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Nicholas Danforth

Haverhill, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England
Death Apr 1638 (aged 49)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 36878279 · View Source
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Baptized in Framlingham, Suffolk, 1 March 1589[/90?], son of Thomas and Jane (Sudbury) Danforth. Innkeeper from Framlingham, Suffolk, who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 & settled in Cambridge MA. Died in Cambridge [blank] April 1638.
Married in Aspall, Suffolk, 11 February 1617/8 Elizabeth Barber (from microfilm of modern transcript of parish register). She died in England in 1629.
On 2 May 1636, Nicholas Danforth bought several parcels of land in Cambridge "for the use of Edward Collins."
Cotton Mather, in his biography of Rev. Samuel Danforth, described Samuel's father, "Mr. N. Danforth," as "a gentleman of such estate and repute in the world, that it cost him a considerable sum to escape the knighthood, which King Charles I imposed on all of so much per annum; and of such figure and esteem in the Church, that he procured that famous lecture at Framlingham in Suffolk, where he had a fine manor, which lecture was kept by Mr. Burroughs, and many other noted ministers in their turns, to whom, and especially to Mr. Shepard, he proved a Gaius, and then especially when the Laudian fury scorched them. This person had three sons, whereof the second was our Samuel, born in September, in the year 1626, and by the desire of his mother, who died three years after his birth, earnestly dedicated unto the `schools of the prophets.' His father brought him to New England in the year 1634, and at his death, about four years after his arrival here, he committed this hopeful son of many cares and prayers, unto the paternal oversight of Mr. Shepard, who proved a kind patron unto him"

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