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The Mott family of
PLEASE Note - There is another reference work on this family
available here on Long Island Genealogy:
Descendants of Adam
Mott of Hempstead, LI, N.Y: Edward D. Harris Ca 1890 pdf file
Information regarding the Long
Island and Rhode Island Lines of the Adam Motts
Mott of Long Island is believed to be the Adam Mott, age 19, who
appears on the ship list for the "Bevis" in 1639. I don't know
exactly where this ship landed, but this Adam was a single man when he
arrived and was the right age to be Adam of Long Island. This
Adam is the one who "is first heard of in New York in
1645.....etc." He did have two wives, Jane Hewlett or Hulet,
first and Elizabeth Richbell or Redman second.
Mott of Rhode Island arrived in 1635 on the ship "Defence", along
with his (second) wife, Sarah (Jennings) Lott Mott. With them
were Adams children by his first marriage: John, Adam, Jonathan,
and Elizabeth; and Sarah's daughter by her first marriage: Mary
Lott. Adam and Sarah had three sons after their arrival.
This Mott family went to Rhode Island and remained there, creating a
line of Motts that later merged with the Long Island Mott families.
Mary Lott (daughter of Sarah Jennings by her first husband) married
Adam Mott (son of Adam Mott by his first wife). Mary and her
husband, Adam, were step siblings, no blood relation. Their
daughter, Abigail, married Benjamin Haviland. The Haviland family
also originated in Rhode Island according to the Haviland book by
Frost. Benjamin and Abigail Haviland removed to Long
Island. Their descendants mixed with the descendants of Adam Mott
of Long Island resulting in individuals who are descendants
of both Mott lines.
This Adam, born 1623 in England who married Mary Lott, is not the same
individual as the Adam, born 1621 in England, who is the progenitor of
the Long Island Mott line. They may be related, possibly cousins,
but they are two different individuals. Many people still confuse
these two early Mott families, basing their information on some the
genealogical works that were incorrect.
Thank you to Kathy
(Sparr) Mott for her help in attempting to sort this
mess of Motts out as well as the descriptive paragraphs above.
She has a
database at: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~mottgene/longlead.html
She asks that it be noted that - "this is not to
be considered research, it is a compilation of the data I have
collected. The sources are given, and where there are
discrepancies, they are noted." This database is made up of the
data she has collected while searching
for Major William Mott. Since there is such a large amount, and a
of the sources are not readily available to all, she decided to publish
it. Quite a few who belong to this Mott line have provided
and have contributed additions to the lines that were not complete.
Mott reference is THE DESCENDANTS
ADAM MOTT of HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND, N.Y. A GENEALOGICAL STUDY BY
DOUBLEDAY HARRIS presented by Linda