John Cary (1610-1681)

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John Cary was born in 1610 in Somerset, England. John, as a youth, was sent to France to expand his education. When he was there, his father died. Upon returning to Somerset, England, a dispute arose with his brothers concerning the settlement of the estate. John accepted 100 pounds and soon after booked passage to America. He came to America about 1634, joined the Plymouth_Colony, and made his home at Duxbury, where he had a farm by 1637. In 1644 he married Elizabeth Godfrey. In August 1643, John is in Duxbury Company commanded by Captain Myles Standish. He moved to Bridgewater, Massachusetts. At first he settled near and around where the Town House now stands in West Bridgewater. He became the first town clerk of Bridgewater in 1657 and served for a number of years. He was Selectman from 1667 to 1679. John died in Bridgewater on October 31, 1681.


Offspring of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey (1620-1680)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Francis Cary (1647-1680) 19 January 1647 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States 1 November 1680 Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Lydia Brett (1655-1728)

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