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Biography[edit | edit source]

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

Barnstable County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Berkshire County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Bristol County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Salem Village (now Danvers in Danvers County)[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

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

Constables[edit | edit source]

  • 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)

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

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

Freemen[edit | edit source]

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

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

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

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies to the General Court of Massachusetts[edit | edit source]

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

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

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

Selectman[edit | edit source]

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

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Dukes County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Essex County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

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

Constables[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

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

Justices[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

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

Merchants[edit | edit source]

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

Military[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Printers[edit | edit source]

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

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

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

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

High Way Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

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Franklin County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Hampden County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Middlesex County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

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

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

  • Peter Bent (1629 -1678)

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

  • Isaac Stearns (1597-1671)

Deputies[edit | edit source]

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

Representatives[edit | edit source]

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

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

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

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Norfolk County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

High Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Plymouth County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Magistrates[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

Suffolk County[edit | edit source]

Clergy[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

Constables[edit | edit source]

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

Farmers[edit | edit source]

Freemen[edit | edit source]

Justices[edit | edit source]

Church Memberships[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Petitioners[edit | edit source]

Politicians[edit | edit source]

Committees[edit | edit source]

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Treasurers[edit | edit source]

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

Representatives[edit | edit source]

Proprietors[edit | edit source]

Selectmen[edit | edit source]

Highway Surveyors[edit | edit source]

Fence Viewers[edit | edit source]

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