- Thomas Hubbard who, it is said, died 26 May 1555 in Essex, England, burned at the stake for refusing to recant his Protestantism. He is said to have been my ?th great-grandfather.
- _____________ Apparently there's a missing ancestor who belongs in this slot. If Thomas (above) is a correct ancestor, as many sources claim, he could not have fathered a son in 1584, twenty-nine years after his death!
- James Hubbard, born about 1584 in Mendelsham, Suffolk County, England. He married Naomi Cocke. James and Naomi were my tenth great-grandparents.
- Samuel Hubbard, born 10 May 1610 in Mendelsham, Suffolk County, England. He married Tacy Cooper in Windsor, Connecticut on 4 January 1636. Samuel and Tacy were my ninth great-grandparents.
- Ruth Hubbard, born 11 January 1640 in Agawam (Springfield), Massachusetts. She married Robert Burdick on 2 November 1655 at Newport, Rhode Island. She died in Westerly, Rhode Island in 1691. Ruth and Robert Hubbard were my eighth great-grandparents.
[Samuel Hubbard] was born in Mendelsham, county Suffolk, England, in 1610, son of James and Naomi (Cocke) Hubbard. James Hubbard's father was declared by Samuel Hubbard to be the Thomas Hubbard* mentioned in Fox's "Book of Martyrs". Naomi Cocke was a daughter of Thomas Cocke, of Ipswich, England. In 1675 Samuel Hubbard wrote in his diary: "I have a Testament of my grandfather Cocke's, printed in 1549, which he hid in his bed-straw, lest it should be found and burned in Queen Mary's days." This Testament was given by Samuel Hubbard to his granddaughter, Naomi Burdick, who married Jonathan Rogers, and it is said that this Testament is now in the library of Alfred University, and known as the Rogers Bible. Samuel Hubbard came from England to Salem, Massachusetts, in October, 1633, and was in Watertown the next year. He was admitted a freeman, March 4, 1634, and joined the church about the same time. He removed to Windsor, where he married, January 4, 1636, Tacy Cooper. Hubbard removed to Springfield, May 10, 1639, and was one of the founders of the church and became a prominent citizen. He and his wife became Baptists and being threatened with imprisonment for their views while at Fairfield, Connecticut, they removed, October 2, 1648, to Rhode Island, arriving October 12, as recorded in Samuel's diary. He joined the Baptist church in Newport, November 3, 1648. Ruth Hubbard was "the first child on record at Springfield." Children of Robert and Ruth (Hubhard) Burdick: Robert, married Dorcas Lewis; Hubbard, married Hannah Maxson; Thomas; Naomi, married Jonathan Rogers; Ruth, married John Phillips; Benjamin, married and had eight children; Samuel, married Mary Bliven; Tacy, married Joseph Maxson; Deborah, married Joseph Crandall.*The story of Thomas Higbed is told in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. This Thomas Higbed is said to be Thomas Hubbard, Samuel Hubbard's ancestor. See p. 652-653.
Click on The Martyrdom of Thomas Causton and Thomas Higbed to download a PDF of the two pages mentioned above from The Vertical File.
See also Hubbard Surname Origin.