Capt. John/2 Minot

M, #3521, (2 April 1626 - 12 August 1669)
Father*Elder George/1 Minot1 b. 4 Aug 1594, d. 24 Dec 1671
Mother*Martha Stocke1 b. c 1597, d. 23 Dec 1657
Last Edited:15 Aug 2017

Children with Lydia Butler:

  • John/3 Minot2 b. 22 Jan 1647/48, d. 26 Jan 1690
  • Dr. James/3 Minot+4 b. 14 Sep 1653, d. 20 Sep 1735
  • Martha/3 Minot4 b. 22 Sep 1657, d. 23 Nov 1678
  • Stephen/3 Minot1 b. 10 Aug 1662
  • Samuel/3 Minot1 b. 3 Jul 1665, d. before 1707
  • Infant ch/3 Minot4 b. circa 24 Jan 1667, d. after 24 Jan 1667
Capt. John/2 Minot was born 2 Apr 1626 at Saffron Walden, Essex, and there baptised the 10th.2,1 He married (1), 19 May 1647 in Massachusetts, in a ceremony performed by Gov. Thomas Dudley, Lydia Butler of Dorchester, with whom he had 6 children.2,1 Admitted a freeman of Dorchester 3 May 1665.3
     His 1st wife died 24 Jan 16674, and he married (2), Mary Dassett, daughter of John Dassett, and widow of John Bigg, who died in 1666.4,1 He died at Dorchester 12 Aug 1669, a. 43.4 "They both left wills. His is recorded in Suffolk Records, Vol. VI. p. 39, and hers, Vol. VI. p. 362. His estate was prized at £978. 5.4
     The will of his father George Minot, 10 Sep 1669, states, "…whereas my son John lately deceased was indebted to me the sum of £10 ... I give and bequeath this £10 unto my two grandsons Stephen and Samuell, sons of my said son John," equally divided; also land "I had in exchange from Samuell Proctor" to be annexed to the estate of John.2,1 John Minot's widow died circa 1677.4
     "An anecdote in relation to John Minot is found in Dwight's Travels, Vol. III. p. 125, and in Hutchinson's Hist. Mass. Vol. I. p. 288."4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S648] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration Begins, 2:1268, Minot, George.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:171-8.
  3. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 25, Jno. Minot, Dor.
  4. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:172.

Dr. James/3 Minot

M, #3525, (14 September 1653 - 20 September 1735)
Father*Capt. John/2 Minot1 b. 2 Apr 1626, d. 12 Aug 1669
Mother*Lydia Butler2 b. s 1628, d. 24 Jan 1667
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Rebecca/3a Wheeler
Last Edited:15 Aug 2017

Children with Rebecca/3a Wheeler:

Findagrave.com, memorial #20642956. Photo by Nareen et al.
Dr. James/3 Minot, born 14 Sep 1653 at Dorchester, Massachusetts1, studied divinity and physic at Harvard College, where he graduated in 1675.1 "He kept the grammar-school in Dorchester in 1679…" but soon relocated to Concord, where he was a teacher and physician.3 He married Rebecca/3a Wheeler, daughter of Capt. Timothy/1 Wheeler and Mary/2a Brooks.3,2
     James and Rebecca Minot inherited the East District, Concord homestead of her father, where they lived and where he died.3 The will of Timothy Wheeler, 1 Mar 1686/7, names Mr. James Minot, brother Caleb Brooks, and nephew Sergeant Wheeler to see the will duly performed.4,5 20 Apr 1691, "My son Minot received 5s. and £10 he borrowed of me to purchase a piece of land with" in the will of his mother-in-law Mary/2a Brooks.5
     His wife died at Concord 23 Sep 17346, and he 20 Sep 1735 (g.s.), a. 82.7 They are interred in the Hill Burying Ground8, where his gravestone is inscribed, Here is interred the remains of | JAMES MINOTT ESQ A M an | Excelling Grammarian, Enriched | with the Gift of Prayer and Preaching, | a Commanding Officer, a Physician of | Great Value, a Great Lover of Peace | as well as of Justice, and which was | His greatest Glory, a Gent'n of distinguished | Virtue and Goodness, happy in a Virtuous | Posterity, and living Religiously died | Comfortably, Sept. 20, 1735 Aet. 83.3,9
     "While resident here, he was employed as a preacher in Stow in 1685, for '12s. 6d. per day, one half cash, and one half Indian corn'; and in 1686 'for what older towns had given their ministers—£13 for 13 Sabbaths.'" Invited there again in 1695, he declined. "He practiced physic, was a captain, justice of the peace, representative, and eminently a useful man," says Shattuck. "Relinquishing the clerical profession, he was appointed Justice of the Peace, and a Captain of the militia; was Representative several years, was much employed in various public trusts, and was distinguished for his talents, and for his excellent character," says Bond.
     He had 10 children, all of whom married, and as a justice of the peace, had the unique joy of officiating, 13 Dec 1772, at the double wedding of his twin daughters Love and Mercy.
     Of his children, "two sisters married two brothers by the name of Barrett; two other sisters married brothers by the name of Adams; a brother and a sister married a brother and a sister by the name of Lane; and two were born the same day and married the same day.
     "There are few parents who have so great reason to be 'happy in a virtuous posterity,' as had these. One son was a minister, another was a deacon, and eight of the grandchildren were deacons or married to deacons; several were clergymen or married to clergymen. Very many of the great-granchildren sustained the same offices, or were otherwise distinguished in military, civil, or religious life. A large proportion of those who arrived at mature age professed religion; and the succeeding and numerous families were among the most respected, useful, and influential in the towns in which they lived. Very many distinguished men descended from them; among whom were Rev. Stephen and Hon. Timothy Farrar of New Ipswich, N.H., Roger Minot Sherman, of Fairfield, Conn., and several eminent physicians by the name of Adams; and Hon. Roger Sherman, and several other distinguished men of New Haven married descendants."3,10
     The Boston Globe, 22 Oct 2008, had a photo feature entitled "25 Haunted New England Inns," among these the Colonial Inn in Concord. "When a team of paranormal experts investigated the inn," the Globe reported, "they noted several phantom presences, especially around Room 424. The room was the operating room of Dr. James Minot, who had a medical practice in the inn. In the room, the presence of a Native American woman with braids was detected. It is believed she was employed by Dr. Minot to comfort and care for his surgical patients. In addition to expert testimony, staff members have also reported paranormal experiences, including the feeling of being touched as though someone was trying to pass them. Also one of the Inn's restaurant servers told paranormal experts he was once trying to swipe a guest’s credit card when it flew out of his hand as though someone behind him had grabbed it. The card was then found in a closed cabinet."11
     A 2015 Globe story on the inn's upcoming 2016 tercentennial offered additional detail. "1716 – Captain James Minot conveys the east section of the property to his son."
     "On June 14, 1966, Judith Fellenz of Highland Falls, N.Y. visited the Colonial Inn on her honeymoon and stayed in Room 24 on the second floor. That night, she claimed to see a grayish apparition at her bedside."12

Local Notes:

Appointed1692, Concord, MAIn 1692 he was appointed Justice of the Peace and Captain in the trainband.3
Electedbetween 1700 and 1701, Concord, MA"He was Concord's Deputy to the General Court in 1700 and 1701."3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:172.
  2. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:69.
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:173.
  4. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 214, legacy of Timothy Wheeler.
  5. [S354] R.D. Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:67-68.
  6. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 128, mrs. Rebekah Minott d.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 432, James Minott, Esq., A.M. d. (g.s.).
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #20642956, #20644894.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #20642956.
  10. [S182] Shattuck, Hist. Concord, 379-80, Minott genealogy.
  11. [S59] "25 Haunted New England Inns," photo caption by anonymous staff writer, http://bit.ly/1ieedGj. "Read more about the hauntings as well as reports from two paranormal organizations on the inn's website," http://bit.ly/1KDrIpU
  12. [S59] "History of the Wayside and Colonial Inns," by Emily Sweeney, http://bit.ly/1P3cqkr
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 37, Rebeckah Minott b.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 37, Lidia Minott b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 31, Mary Minott b.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 36, Timothy Minott b.
  17. [S185] Concord BMD, 40, James Minott b.
  18. [S185] Concord BMD, 43, Elizabeth Minott b.
  19. [S185] Concord BMD, 47, Marthah Minott.
  20. [S185] Concord BMD, 52, Love Minott b.
  21. [S185] Concord BMD, 53, Mercy Minott b.
  22. [S185] Concord BMD, 65, Samuel Minott b.

Rebecca/3a Wheeler

F, #3526, (circa 1666 - 23 September 1734)
Father*Capt. Timothy/1 Wheeler1 b. 28 Dec 1604, d. 30 Jul 1687
Mother*Mary/2a Brooks1 b. c 1623, d. 4 Oct 1693
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Rebecca/3a Wheeler
Last Edited:1 Jan 2016

Children with Dr. James/3 Minot:

Findagrave.com, memorial #20644894. Photo by Nareen et al.
Rebecca/3a Wheeler, born about 1666 (g.s.) at Concord, Massachusetts2, married Dr. James/3 Minot, son of Capt. John/2 Minot and Lydia Butler.1,2 Daughter Rebecca Minot was named in her father's will, 1 Mar 1686/87, and left his homestead and lands at Concord, where she and her husband lived.3,4 Daughter Rebecca Minot received one silver cupp without letters, a standing cupp and a bible with silver clasps in the will of her mother Mary/2a Brooks, 20 Apr 1691; and if God shall give her [one or more sons], Rebecca's eldest son to have all the lands in Charlestown, about 8 acres and 15 acres of marsh belonging to it, with 8 cow commons.4
     Rebecca died at Concord 23 Sep 17345, and James on 20 Sep 1735, a. 82.6 They are interred in the Hill Burying Ground7, where her gravestone is inscribed: She was a person of | Serious piety and abounding | charity, of great usefulness | in Her Day, and a pattern | of Patience and holy | Submission under a long | Confinement, and resigned Her | Soul with Joy in her | Redeemer Sept 23, 1734 | aged 68.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:173.
  2. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:69.
  3. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 214, legacy of Timothy Wheeler.
  4. [S354] R.D. Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:67-68.
  5. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 128, mrs. Rebekah Minott d.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 432, James Minott, Esq., A.M. d. (g.s.).
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #20642956, #20644894.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 37, Rebeckah Minott b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 37, Lidia Minott b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 31, Mary Minott b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 36, Timothy Minott b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 40, James Minott b.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 43, Elizabeth Minott b.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 47, Marthah Minott.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 52, Love Minott b.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 53, Mercy Minott b.
  17. [S185] Concord BMD, 65, Samuel Minott b.

Lydia/4a Minot

F, #3527, (12 March 1686/87 - 14 February 1742/43)
Father*Dr. James/3 Minot1 b. 14 Sep 1653, d. 20 Sep 1735
Mother*Rebecca/3a Wheeler1 b. c 1666, d. 23 Sep 1734
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Rebecca/3a Wheeler
Descendants of Lydia/4a Minot
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Capt. Benjamin/3 Barrett:

  • Benjamin/5a Barrett8 b. 15 Nov 1705, d. 23 Oct 1738
  • Dea. Thomas/5a Barrett9 b. 2 Oct 1707, d. 20 Jun 1779
  • Col. James/5a Barrett10 b. 31 Jul 1710, d. 11 Apr 1779
  • Lydia/5a Barrett11 b. 2 Aug 1712, d. 27 Jun 1802
  • Rebecca/5a Barrett12 b. 29 Mar 1714
  • Dea. Timothy/5a Barrett13 b. 13 Jan 1716, d. 4 Jan 1800
  • Mary/5a Barrett14 b. 27 Dec 1717
  • Pvt. Stephen/5a Barrett15 b. 18 Apr 1720, d. 25 Apr 1793
Lydia/4a Minot, born 12 Mar 1686/87 at Concord, Massachusetts1, was named as a granddaughter in the will, 20 Apr 1691, of Mary/2a Brooks.2 She married (1), 3 Jan 1704/5 at Concord, Capt. Benjamin/3 Barrett of Concord, son of Dea. Humphrey/2 Barrett and Mary/2 Potter, with whom she had 8 children.3 (Their siblings Capt. Joseph Barrett and Rebecca Minot also married.) After Benjamin's death at Concord 25 [Shattuck: 28] Oct 1728, a. 474, there Lydia married (2), as his 2nd wife, Samuel Stow Jr., son of Samuel Stow and Elizabeth Stone.5,6 She died at Marlborough 14 Feb 1742/43, a. 55.6 Lydia and Samuel are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Marlborough.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 37, Lidia Minott b.
  2. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:67-68.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 62, Benjamin Barrott/Lydiah Minott m.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 121, Benjamin Barret d.
  5. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:175.
  6. [S259] Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 392, Lidia Stow d.
  7. [S259] Marlborough VR, 392, Samuel Stow d. (g.s.).
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 63, Benjamin Barrott b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 68, Thomas Barrott b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 75, James Barrott b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 80, Liddia Barratt b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 84, Rebeckah Barratt b.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 88, Timothy Barrott b.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 91, Mary Barratt b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 101, Stephen Barret b.

Mary/4a Minot

F, #3528, (16 November 1689 - 3 September 1760)
Father*Dr. James/3 Minot1 b. 14 Sep 1653, d. 20 Sep 1735
Mother*Rebecca/3a Wheeler1 b. c 1666, d. 23 Sep 1734
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Rebecca/3a Wheeler
Descendants of Mary/4a Minot
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Ebenezer/3 Wheeler:

  • Rebecca/5a Wheeler7 b. 2 Sep 1712, d. 12 Jul 1755
  • Mary/5a Wheeler8 b. 8 May 1714, d. 29 Apr 1744
  • Ebenezer/5a Wheeler9 b. 6 Jan 1715/16, d. 17 Feb 1801
  • Capt. Timothy/5a Wheeler10 b. 21 Feb 1716/17, d. 26 Sep 1796
  • Sarah/5a Wheeler11 b. 24 Jul 1720, d. 11 May 1762
  • James/5a Wheeler12 b. 7 Apr 1722
Mary/4a Minot, born 16 Nov 1689 at Concord, Massachusetts2,1, was named, 20 Apr 1691, in the will of her grandmother Mary/2a Brooks.3 She married, 26 Dec 1706 at Concord, Ebenezer/3 Wheeler of Concord, son of John/2 Wheeler and Sarah Larkin.4 There he died 26 Feb 1748, a. 655, and she 3 Sep 1760, a. 70.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 31, Mary Minott b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, 1:174, "The Minot Family" (1847), by Lemuel Shattuck.
  3. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:67-68.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 66, Ebenezer Wheeler/Mary Minott m.
  5. [S185] Concord BMD, 171, Ebenezer Wheeler d.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 206, Mary Wheeler d.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 80, Rebeckah Wheeler b.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 83, Mary Wheeler b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 86, Ebenezer Wheeler b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 90, Timothy Wheeler b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 99, Sarah Wheeler b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 105, James Wheeler b.

Rev. Timothy/4a Minot

M, #3529, (18 June 1692 - 30 November 1778)
Father*Dr. James/3 Minot1 b. 14 Sep 1653, d. 20 Sep 1735
Mother*Rebecca/3a Wheeler1 b. c 1666, d. 23 Sep 1734
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks (#2)
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Rebecca/3a Wheeler
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/4a Minot
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Noah/3a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/4a Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/4a Minot
Last Edited:15 Aug 2017

Children with Mary/4a Brooks:

  • Dr. Timothy/5a Minot11 b. 8 Apr 1726, d. 1 Aug 1804
  • Mary/5a Minot12 b. circa 27 Dec 1730
  • Rev. Stephen/5a Minot13 b. 20 Jun 1732, d. 3 Sep 1759
Findagrave.com, memorial #24233533. Photo by Bill Boyington.
Rev. Timothy/4a Minot was born 18 Jun 1692 at Concord, Massachusetts.1 He had been provided for, 20 Apr 1691, in the will of his grandmother Mary Brooks: "To the eldest son born of my daughter Rebecca if God shall give her one, all the lands in Charlestown, about 8 acres and 15 acres of marsh belonging to it with 8 cow commons."2 He graduated Harvard College with an A.M. in 1718, licensed, as a divinity student, to preach the gospel. But in the words of Raymond D. Wheeler, "While he officiated in a number of churches, his primary occupation became teacher, the profession he pursued for over 40 years as Concord's schoolmaster."3,4
     He married (1), 9 Jul 1724 at Concord (Rev. Whiting's diary), his 2nd cousin, Mary/4a Brooks of Concord, daughter of Noah/3a Brooks and Dorothy/2 Potter.5 who died at Concord 15 Feb 1760, a. 60.6 He married (2), as her 2nd husband, 24 Nov 1763 at Sudbury, Beulah Stone of Sudbury, daughter of Daniel Stone and Patience Brown, and widow of Col. Josiah Brown.3,4 He died at Concord 30 Nov 1778, a. 867, and his widow 14 Apr 1786, a. 90.8 He is interred with both wives in the Hill Burying Ground.9
     His epitaph describes him thus: He was a Preacher of the Gospel | whose praise was in all the Churches, | a Schoolmaster in Concord for | many years his actions were gover- | ned by the dictates of Conscience, | he was a lover of good men. | Sober, just, Temperet, a faithful | Friend, a good Neighbour, an | Excellent Husband, a tender | affectionat Parent & a good Master.10
     "A biographical notice of this distinguished man is given in Shattuck's History of Concord, p. 244."3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 36, Timothy Minott b.
  2. [S1405] John Brooks Threlfall, Ancestry of my Children, 512, Thomas Brooks.
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:176.
  4. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:72.
  5. [S121] The American Genealogist, 17:1:23, "Concord (Mass.) Marriages, 1724" Hereinafter TAG.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 205, Mrs. Mary Minott d.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 416, Mr. Timothy Minot A.M. d.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 418, Mrs. Bulah Minot d.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #24233533, #24233504, #24233926.
  10. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #24233533.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 116, Timothy Minott b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 123, Mary Minott b.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 133, Stephen Minott b.

Col. James/4a Minot

M, #3530, (17 October 1694 - 6 February 1759)
Father*Dr. James/3 Minot1 b. 14 Sep 1653, d. 20 Sep 1735
Mother*Rebecca/3a Wheeler1 b. c 1666, d. 23 Sep 1734
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Rebecca/3a Wheeler
Descendants of Col. James/4a Minot
Last Edited:24 Aug 2017

Children with Martha/3 Lane:

  • Maj. John/5a Minot15 b. 31 Aug 1717, d. 31 Jul 1802
  • Rebecca/5a Minot16 b. 15 May 1720, d. 8 Oct 1761
  • James/5a Minot17 b. 20 Jan 1726/27, d. 2 Aug 1773

Children with Elizabeth/4 Wilder:

  • Martha/5a Minot18 b. 1 Feb 1737/38, d. 18 Jun 1739
  • Martha/5a Minot19 b. say 1740
  • Ephraim/5a Minot20 b. 17 Jun 1742, d. 14 Sep 1794
Findagrave.com, memorial #20643017. Photo by Bill Boyington.
Col. James/4a Minot was born 17 Oct 1694 at Concord, Massachusetts1, where he married (1), 14 Nov 1716, Martha/3 Lane of Billerica, daughter of Col. John/2 Lane and Susanna Whipple, with whom he had 3 children.2 (Their siblings Capt. James Lane and Martha Minot also married.) Martha died at Concord 18 Jan 1733/34, a. 393, and he married (2), 9 Oct 1735 at Brookfield, Elizabeth/4 Wilder, daughter of Ephraim/3 Wilder and Elizabeth Stevens, and widow of Tilley/2 Merrick of Brookfield.4 He died at Concord 6 Feb 1759, a. 64.5 His widow married (3), 1763, Rev. Daniel Rogers of Littleton, and died there 13 Sep 1779.6
     James Minot is interred with his first wife in Concord's Hill Burying Ground.7 His epitaph reads:
     He was of | Honl. Descent, early improved and advanced | in Civil and Military Affairs. Divers years | Represented this Town at the General Court | was a Justice of the Peace, and one of the Hon. | His Majesties Council for many years, which | Offices he Sustained until his death. | In all which Stations and relations of life he | behaved as the Christian, the Patriot, and the | benevolent friend, and as he merrited so he | was much loved and honored in his life | and Lamented at his death. | Memento mori. | 'From death's arrest no age is free.8,9'
     "Hon. James Minott, the 5th child, was one of the most distinguished men of his times. He was a military officer about 30 years, and advanced to colonel, justice of the peace, representative, and a member of the King's Council." He was selectman of Concord in 1727, 1728, 1735, 1736, 1740, and 1747-49.10

Local Notes:

Electedfrom 1727 to 1749, Concord, MADeputy to the General Court in 1727, 1728, 1735, 1736, 1740 and 1747–9

"Divers years Represented this Town at the General Court…which offices he
Sustained until his death."11,12
Elected1727, Concord, MASelectman13,11
Appointedcirca 1729, Concord, MA"He held a military commission thirty years."11,10
Appointed1732, Concord, MACommittee to sell town's common land; "In 1732, a committee was appointed,
consisting of the Rev. Mr. Whiting, James Minott, Jr., John Fox, and Samuel Heywood,
to make sale of the common and ministerial land in the town, and vest the proceeds
in other real estate. A "ministerial pasture and plough land" was accordingly bought
west of the alms-house, and some time used as a 'perquisite' lot."14
Elected1734/35, Concord, MASelectman13
Elected1740, Concord, MASelectman13
Electedfrom 1747 to 1749, Concord, MASelectman13
AppointedConcord, MA"…was a Justice of the Peace…which Offices he Sustained until his death."8
Appointed"One of the Hon. His Majesties Council for many years, which offices he Sustained until his death."11,10

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 40, James Minott b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 89, James Minott/Martha Lane m.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 127, Mrs. Martha Minott d.
  4. [S266] Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 370, Maj. James Minot/Mrs. Elizeb Mirick m.
  5. [S185] Concord BMD, 195, Honble James Minot Esqr d.
  6. [S203] Records of Littleton, Massachusetts, 268, Rev. Daniel Rogers/Mrs. Elisebeth Minot m.
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #20643017, #24120812.
  8. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:176.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #20643017.
  10. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 379-80, Minott genealogy.
  11. [S106] NEHGS Register, 1:176 (1847), Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family."
  12. [S182] Shattuck, Hist. Concord, 234: town officers and representatives; 379-80, Minott genealogy.
  13. [S182] Shattuck, Hist. Concord, 234, town officers.
  14. [S182] Shattuck, Hist. Concord, 215.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 91, John Minott b.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 99, Rebeckah Minott b.
  17. [S185] Concord BMD, 116, James Minott b.
  18. [S185] Concord BMD, 146, Martha Minott b.; 143, d.
  19. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:73 and 84, citing Register, 1:259.
  20. [S185] Concord BMD, 155, Ephraim Minott b.