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Biography Edit

Maj. Gen. Humphrey Atherton was born on 4 Sep 1608 in Lancashire, England and to Edmund Atherton ( - ) and Mary Rudd ( - ) and died on 16 Sep 1661 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, North America. He married before 1627 Mary Wales (1613 - 1672). He arrived in 1635 at Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, North America. He is buried in Dorchester North Burying Ground in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.

Occupation Edit

  • Justice of the Peace
  • 1638: Town Selectmen
  • 1638: Treasurer
  • 1653: Speaker of the House, representing Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1653: Leader of the Court of Deputies of the General Court of Massachusetts
  • 1639 - 1641: Assistant Governor of the General Court of Massachusetts

Military Edit

  • Major General in the Suffolk County, Massachusetts Regiment
  • Member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
  • Organized the trained militia in Dorchester
  • Senior Military Officer in and of New England, North America

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Coat of Arms Edit

These were the coat of arms of Maj. Gen. Humphrey Atherton (1608 - 1661): Three Hawks.

Lineage Edit

Maj. Gen. Humphrey Atherton (1608 - 1661)

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m. Mary Wales (1613 - 1672)

Mary Atherton (1636 - 1692)

m. William Billings (1628 - 1713)

Mary Billings (1676 - 1727)

m. John Whiting (1665 - 1732)

Capt. Nathaniel Whiting (1690 - 1779)

m. Margaret Mann (1691 - 1775)

Lt. Nathaniel Whiting (1725 - 1790))

m. Mary Metcalf (1728 - )

Mary Whiting (1757 - 1834)

m. John Fairbanks (1759 - 1844)

Nathan Fairbanks (1788 - 1825)

m. Sally Nurse (1795 - 1819)

William Nelson Fairbanks (1818 - 1854)

m. Abby Augusta Reed (c.1826 - 1899)

Helen Suzette Fairbanks (1841 - 1921)

m. Frederic Crowninshield (1845 - 1918)

Helen Suzette Crowninshield (1868 - 1941)

m. Carl August de Gersdorff (1865 - 1944)

Chevalier Josephine de Gersdorff (1896 - 1975)

m. Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892 - 1970)

Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 - 2014)

m. Sally Sterling Quinn (b. 1941)

Quinn Josiah Crowninshield Bradlee (b. 1982)

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Marriage Edit

  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts; A Disriptive List Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents, 2007, by Charles Henry Pope, p. 22.

Occupation Edit

  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts; A Disriptive List Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents, 2007, by Charles Henry Pope, p. 22.

Death Edit

  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts; A Disriptive List Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents, 2007, by Charles Henry Pope, p. 22.

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