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

Barnstable County Edit

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Berkshire County Edit

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Bristol County Edit

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Salem Village (now Danvers in Danvers County)Edit

Clergy Edit

  • Rev. George Burroughs (c.1652 - 1692), Minister of Salem Village, Massachusetts

Constables Edit

  • 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 Putam (1724-1811)
  • Nathaniel Putnam (1746-1788)

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FarmersEdit

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

Freemen Edit

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

Justices Edit

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

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Deputies to the General Court of MassachusettsEdit

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

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

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

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Dukes County Edit

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Essex County Edit

Clergy Edit

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

Constables Edit

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Freemen Edit

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

Justices Edit

  • 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 Edit

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

Merchants Edit

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

Military Edit

  • 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 Edit

Politicians Edit

  • 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 Edit

  • 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 Edit

  • 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 Edit

  • 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

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Printers Edit

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

Proprietors Edit

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

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Franklin County Edit

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Hampden County Edit

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Middlesex County Edit

Clergy Edit

Constables Edit

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

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Petitioners Edit

  • Peter Bent (1629 -1678)

Politicians Edit

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  • Isaac Stearns (1597-1671)

Deputies Edit

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

Representatives Edit

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

Treasurers Edit

Proprietors Edit

  • 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

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Highway Surveyors Edit

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

Fence Viewers Edit

  • 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

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Norfolk County Edit

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Plymouth County Edit

Clergy Edit

Constables Edit

  • 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

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Magistrates Edit

  • 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

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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 Edit

  • 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 Edit

  • 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 Edit

  • 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

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  • 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,

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Suffolk County Edit

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

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

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