Mott Family History
A copy of the research notes prepared by Morilla Garrison in 1917
by Morilla Garrison, 1917
1. Adam Mott, of New York, came from Essex county, England, settled
in New Amsterdam, and became a Dutch citizen and was granted land by the
government. He arrived from England 2 July 1635 his age was 39 years, and
his wife Sara was 31, the children wore:
[Subsequent research tends to now disprove a direct lineage between (1) Adam and Sara, of Portsmouth, RI, and (2) Adam Mott of Long Island. See Additional Reference Material ]
2. Adam Mott, born 1623, died 1689; married first 23 July 1647 to Jane, daughter of Lewis Hewlet of Buckingham, England. Married 2nd, Elizabeth Redman. This Elizabeth Redman was the daughter of John and Ann Redman, and was the step-daughter of John Richbell, and is often recorded as Elizabeth Richbell.
Adam, in 1646 was granted land at Green Point, LI. by George Keift; The following is a copy of the marriage record from Dutch Church Records:
Married July 28, 1647, Adam Maet yr jm uyt graefschape Esseck en Jenne Hulet id uyt Graegschap Buckingham.
Adam Mott died in 1689, made his will 12 March 1682. His widow Elizabeth Redman Mott in 1691 confirmed certain lands to his sons of the first marriage. The widow married ca. 1691 Robert Hubs and was living in 1698.
Reference Edward Hart Descendants and Allied Families, page 114
Adam Mott resided at Cow (Great) Neck and Hempstead, L.I. he was commissioned Lieut. of the town militia by Gov. Richard Nicolls, 22 April 1665. Ref: NY Bio. & Gen. Record, vol. 43 page 198.
Adam Mott of Hempstead, Long Island, first heard of in New York in 1645. Married 28 July 1647, Jane Hulet; he was of Co. Essex, England and she, a maid from Co. Buckingham. The two oldest children, Adam and James were baptized in New York. Ten years later he was settled at Hempstead, where he resided until his death.
Several important documents concerning him are on record:
The second wife of Adam Mott was daughter of Ann, the wife of John Richbell,
of Mamaronek, probably by a previous husband named Redman.
3. Joseph Mott, son of Adam Mott and Jane Hulet, was of Cow Neck, a
vestryman of St. George's Parish and had wife Mariam. His will was made
24 March 1734/5 and proved the following February. children"
4. Joseph Mott, son of Joseph Mott and wife Mariam, was born 1696 or
earlier earlier; he married his half cousin, Deborah, daughter of Richbell
Mott (son of Adam Mott and second wife Elizabeth). He married second, Cathren
Boerum, 3 June 1759. Was vestryrnan at St. George's 1743-9. Removed to
Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess Co. Will made 1762, proved 1765. Children
by first wife:
Richard of the first wife, remained in Hempstead, married Elizabeth
Smith and died without issue 1757/s. Joseph Mott married 14 Jan 1748/9
Phebe Smith , had son Joseph Mott, and was living in Charlotte Precinct,
1767, in Clinton 1789. Soon after this Joseph (#4.) and son Joseph, with
Samuel and Jacob, English sympathizers, went to northwestern Vermont, and
settled in that part of Caldwell's manor, which is now Alburgh. Descendants
are numerous both on the Canadian side and in the northern counties of
Vermont and New York.
5. Martha Mott, daughter of Joseph Mott and wife Mariam, married James
Valentine. Their daughter Sarah Valentine married Matthew Concklin. See
3. Richbell Mott, son of Adam Monte and Elizabeth Redman, w S of Great
Neck; married 1696 Elizabeth Thorne. and died in fall of 1734.
Reference: "Descendants of Adam Mott of Hempstead, Long Island" by Edward Doubleday Harris -
Morilla Garrison Adrian, Mich. 1917
*** Ref: NY Bio. & Gen. Record,
vol. 43 page 198.