Family Group Sheet
Adam Mott, Sr.
1. Adam3 Mott, Sr.
(John2, John1) was born Aug 12, 1596 in Cambridge,
England, and died Aug 12, 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI. He married (1)
Elizabeth Creel Oct 28, 1616 in Essex, England. She was born 1600 in
Cambridge, England, and died Bef. 1631 in Cambridge, England. He married (2)
Sarah Jennings (Widow of Englebert Lott) May 11, 1635 in Horseheath,
Cambridge, England. She was born 1604 in Cambridge, England, and died 1661 in
Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI. He was the son of JOHN MOTT and ELIZABETH ??.
Notes for Adam Mott, Sr.:
1635, 20 June - 18 July. Passengers embarked in the 'Defence of London', Mr.
Edward Pearce [but later changed to Thomas Bostock], [from London] to New
"From Cambridge: Adam Mott, tailor 39, his wife Sara 31, children John 14,Adam
12, Jonathan 9, Elizabeth 6, and Mary 4....."
Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers. Volume 3 page 247
"..was first of Roxbury, freeman 25 May 1636; perhaps dissatisfied as a friend
of Htchinson, went 1638 to Rhode Island with family; there had, perhaps, more
children and was with Adam jr., John, and Jonathan, perhaps his sons living at
Portsmouth, as freemen 1655."
On 10 April 1651 Adam Mott Sr. of Portsmouth sold to Mr. John Sanford of
Portsmouth "my part in the Calves Pasture lying between his house and the
Claypit Field" [PoTR 310].
From "The American Genealogist Vol. 20, page 227-228"
Mott, Adam (p334, 1st col) was the son of "oulde John Mott" who was admitted a
freeman at Aquidneck in 1638. In 8th Mo 1639 John Mott's land is mentioned. On
Aug 29, 1644; Jan 25, 1648/9; Jun 2, 1650; Jan 19, 1651/2; June 9, 1652; June 2,
1653; Jun 20, 1653; and Jun 17, 1654, the town of Portsmouth, RI provided for
his care (records of the town of Portsmouth). On Jan 23, 1654/5, the town agreed
to pay the passage of "ould John Mott to Barbados Iland and back again if he
cannot be received there, if he live to it, if the shipp owners will carried
him." (ib., p. 66) On 3 July 1656 further provision was made for his keep and
"the oulde mans son Adam" engaged to give a cow and a supply of corn towards it
(ib. p. 72). The ould man was evidently held in high esteem, for the order of
June 9, 1652 provided "that there shalbe a stone house built for the more
comfortable beinge of ould John Mott in the winter" (ib. p. 58)
MOTT. Page 344, 1st column
John (2nd col.), son of Adam. The entried attributed to him by Austin refer to
the above "ould John Mott" his grandfather. John, son of Adam, is named in his
father's will dated 2:2mo.; 1661, which provides that his brothers shall pay him
20/ "if he demand it in such pay as in ye place passeth for pay here amonge us."
This would seem to indicate that at this time he had removed from Rhode Island.
In the shipping list, Adam is stated to have come from Cambridge. He
evidently belonged to the nearby Ezzes parish of Saffron Walden, where the
surname occurs as far back as 1570 in the parish register. The following entries
pertain to Adam of Portsmouth:
Married 28 Oct. 1616, Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel;
Buried 18 June 1617, a man child of Adam Mott;
Baptized 6 Sept. 1618, John son of Adam Mott.
At a neighboring parish of Horseheath, Co, Cambridge, Adam Mott and Sarah Lott
were married 11 May 1635.
The following entries from Saffron Walden may pertain to Adam Mott's father,
Buried 2 Jan 1610/11, Elizabeth wife of John Mott
Buried 4 May 1619, Catherine wife of John Mott
Buried 2 Jan 1616/17, Ann daughter of John Mott
Baptized 29 Sept. 1625, Elizabeth daughter of John Mott and Mary Mott.
Notes for Sarah Jennings:
Note: Sarah Jennings married twice, and her daughter, Mary Lott (from her
first marriage to Engelbert Lott) married the son of her second husband (Adam
Mott) from his first marriage.
More About Sarah Jennings:
Burial: Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI
Children of Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel are:
1. John Mott, born Sep 6, 1621 in Saffron, Walden, Essex, England;
died Aft. Apr 2, 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI.
Notes for John Mott:
Records from Saffron Waldon, Essex England: Baptized Sept 6, 1617, John son
of Adam Mott.
2. Adam4 Mott, Jr. (Adam3, John2,
John1) was born Jan 21, 1622/23 in Essex, England, and died Apr 5,
1693 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI. He married Mary Lott Oct 1647 in
Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI, daughter of Englebret Lott and Sarah Jennings. She
was born 1630 in Cambridge, England, and died Oct 8, 1712 in Portsmouth, Newport
Children of Adam Mott and Mary Lott are:
1. Rebecca Mott, born Sep 1649 in Portsmouth, Newport Co,
RI; died 1719 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI.
2. Adam Mott, born Sep 1650 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI; died Dec 19,
1676 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI.
3. Mary Mott, born Jan 1, 1655/56 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI.
4. Sarah Mott, born Oct 11, 1657 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI. She
married ? Tripp; died Bef. Sep 8, 1712.
5. Elizabeth Mott, born Aug 6, 1659 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI; died 1723
in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI. She married (1) William Ricketson May 14,
1679 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA; born May 13, 1636 in England; died Mar 1,
1690/91 in Dartmouth, MA. She married (2) Matthew Wing Sep 4, 1696 in
6. Phebe Mott, born Aug 20, 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI.
7. Bethiah Mott, born Apr 1, 1664 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI. She
married ? Abbott; died Bef. Sep 8, 1712.
8. Abigail Mott, born May 3, 1666 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI; died
Jul 4, 1730 in Rye, NY. She married ? Hefferland.
9. John Mott, born Jan 1, 1670/71 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI; died
Jun 19, 1758 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI.
3. Jonathan Mott, born 1626 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
4. Elizabeth Mott, born 1629 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England;
died Sep 2, 1694 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI.
Notes for Elizabeth Mott:
Burial: Sep 17, 1694, Coddington Burying Ground, Newport, RI
5. Jacob Mott, born Abt. 1635 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI. He
married Johanna Slocom; born Mar 16, 1640/41 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI.