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NameWilliam Hubbard
Livedb. ca. 1621-01-01 - d. ca. 1704-01-01 (new)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on Colossians 2:13-14 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on John 10:28 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesHarvard College (University) -- Place of StudyIpswich -- Post
Source of DataCatherine Evans
Biographical Sources ConsultedSibley's Harvard graduates, v.1 (1873), pp. 54-60
Other NoteEldest son of William Hubbard, he came from London in 1635 with his father. He graduated from Harvard in 1642, as one of nine graduates at the first commencement ceremony, For the following fourteen years little is known of his life. In 1656, he was asked to preach at Ipswich, and was ordained there in 1658. He was a historian, and published "A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians" (1677). At the order of the colonial government, he wrote the manuscript "History of New England", for which he was paid £50. This would go on to be widely used during the nineteenth century as a major source of information about New England. he also published a volume of sermons (1684) and a pamphlet "Testimony of the Order of the Gospel in Churches" (1701). Hubbard's first wife was Margaret, the daughter of Reverend Nathaniel Rogers. He was one of the leading clergymen in the area. He married again in 1694, at the age of 73, to Mary, widow of Samuel Pearce. This displeased his congregation as she was "rather in the lower scenes of life".
GEMMS record createdAugust 28, 2020
GEMMS record last editedSeptember 02, 2020