Rev. James Minott was born 14 September 1653 in Dorchester, Norfolk County, Massachusetts to John Minot (1626-1669) and Lydia Butler (1629-1667) and died 20 September 1735 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Rebecca Wheeler (1661-1734) circa 1684 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


James Minot was the son of Capt. John & Lydia (Butler) Minott, he graduated from Harvard College in 1675, and afterwards studied medicine and divinity. He preached at Stow and held various offices including Captain of the Militia. He married Rebecca Wheeler (1661-1734), daughter of Capt. Timothy Wheeler (1604-1687) & Mary (Brooks) Wheeler on 9 February 1688 in Concord, Mass.



Gravesite: Old Hill Burial Ground, Concord, Massachusetts,

Gravestone Inscription:

Here is Interr'd ye Remains of James Minott Esq. AM an excelling grammarian enriched with ye gift of prayer & preaching, a commanding officer, a physician of great values, a great lover of peace as well as of justice & which was his greater glory. A gent of distinguished virtue & goodness, happy in a virtuous posterity of living regiously died comfortably Sept. 20, 1735 AEt 83.


Offspring of Rev. James Minott and Rebecca Wheeler (1661-1734)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rebecca Jones Minot (1684-1738)
Lydia Minot (1685-1743)
Mary Minot (1689-1760)
Timothy Minot (1692-)
James Minot (1694-1759) 16 October 1694 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 6 February 1759 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Martha Lane (1694-1735)
Elizabeth Wilder (1705-1779)

Elizabeth Minot (1696-1764)
Martha Minot (1699-1762)
Love Minot (1702-1772)
Mercy Minot (1702-1793)
Samuel Minot (1706-1767)


Offspring of John Minott, Sr. and Lydia Butler (1629-1667)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Martha Minott (1636-1657)
John Minot (1648-1670)
James Minott (1653-1735) 14 September 1653 Dorchester, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 20 September 1735 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Rebecca Wheeler (1661-1734)

Samuel Minott (1655-)
Martha Minot (1657-1678)
Stephen Minot (1662-1732)
Samuel Minot (1665-1690)
Baby Minot (1667-1667)



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