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Captain John Kittredge (b. date unknown, d. date unknown)Captain John Kittredge was born date unknown, and died date unknown.He married Mary (Littlefield) Kittredge on 1664 in Wells, Maine.
Notes for Captain John Kittredge:
INN HOLDER IN BOTTISHAM COUNTY, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND.CAME TO BILLERCA, MASS ABOUT 16660 AND ALL OF THE FAMILY IN AMERICA ARE DESCENDED FROM HIM AS FAR AS CAN BE GATHERED.IT IS PROBABLE THAT HE CAME FROM LOWESTOFT, ENGLAND AS THAT IS THE TRADITION WHICH HAS COME DOWN, AND KITTREDGE WAS A COMMON NAME IN LOWESTOFT AT THAT TIME, ALSO THE MEDICAL TRADITION IS MENTIONED IN CONNECTION WITH HIM.
CAPTAIN JOHN KITTREDGE (EARLIER SPELLED KITTERIDGE) WAS IN CHARGE OF A SHIP WHICH PLIED FROM ENGLAND TO SOME FOREIGN PORT.HE HAD IN CHARGE MEDICAL RECEIPTS, AND BEING OF A SURGICAL TURN OF MIND, HE STUDIED THEM CAREFULLY.HE BEGAN EXPERIMENTING BY BREAKING ANIMALS LIMBS AND THEN SETTING THEM, SEEING HOW FAST HE COULD GET THEM TO HEAL.ONE OF HIS MEN BROKE AN ARM, AND THE CAPTAIN SET IT.SOON AFTER THIS, ANOTHER MAN BROKE A LEG AND ASKED THE CAPTAIN TO SET IT.THE CAPTAIN BEING VERY SUCCESSFUL, BECAME KNOWN TO THE AUTHORITIES, AND AS THE LAWS WERE VERY STRINGENT AT THAT TIME ALLOWING NO ONE TO PRACTICE WITHOUT A MEDICAL DIPLOMA, IT BECAME NECESSARY FOR HIM TO FLEE FROM ENGLAND AND COME TO AMERICA WHERE HE SETTLED IN BILLERICA, MASS ON SEPTEMBER 25, 1660.HE RECEIVED A GRANT OF LAND OF FIVE ACRES IN BILLERICA AND WAS LATER INCORPORATED INTO THE TOWN OF TEWSKBURY IN 1734.
More About Captain John Kittredge and Mary (Littlefield) Kittredge:
Marriage: 1664, Wells, Maine.
Children of Captain John Kittredge and Mary (Littlefield) Kittredge are:
- +John (son of Capt. John) Kittredge, M.D., b. 1666, Unknown, d. date unknown.
- James (Son of Capt. John) Kittredge, b. date unknown, d. date unknown.
- Daniel (son of Capt. John) Kittredge, b. date unknown, d. date unknown.
- Jonathan (son of Capt. John) Kittredge, b. date unknown, d. date unknown.
- Benoni (dau of Capt. John) Kittredge, b. date unknown, d. date unknown.