First Church Boston [FCB] - Ministers, 1630-2010

John Wilson


1. John Wilson
, born Windsor, England, 1588. Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge, 1608-1610. BA & Masters, 1613. Settled in Sudbury, Suffolk, England,1620-1630. Arrived New England, 1630. FCB 1630-67. Chaplain during Pequot War, 1637. Foe of Anne Hutchinson. Died in Boston, 1667, age 78.
John Eliot


-- John Eliot
, born, Widford, Hertfordshire, England, 1604. BA, Jesus College, Cambridge,1622. Teacher, Thomas Hooker’s School, Little Baddow, Essex, 1629. Arrived New England, 1631. Interem, FCB, 1631-2. Settled in Roxbury, 1632-90. Founded Roxbury Latin School, 1645. Worked among Native Americans at Natick (the 'Praying Indians.'). Known as “Apostle to the Indians.” Devised the first written form of theAlgonquian language for the translation of the Bible & other books. Died in Roxbury, 1690, age 86.

John Cotton 

2. John Cotton
, born, Derby, England, 1585. BA, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1602. Masters, Emmanuel College, 1606, BD, 1613. Fellow, Head Lecturer, Dean & Catechist, Emmanuel College. First Wife, Elizabeth Horrocks. Vicar, St. Botolph's Parish Church, Boston, Lincolnshire. Arrived New England, 1633. Second Wife, Sarah (Hawkredd-Story) Children: Seaborn, John (Jr), Elizabeth, Maria. FCB, 1633-52. Died in Boston, 1652, age 67.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 3. John Norton
, born, Hertfordshire, England, 1606. BA, Peterhouse, Cambridge, 1623, Masters, 1627. Curate, Bishop’s Stortford. Chaplain to Sir Henry Masham, High Lever, Essex. Arrived New England, 1635. Settled, Ipswich to 1653. FCB,1556-63. Active in drawing up Platform of Church Discipline, 1648. Chief instigator in persecution of Quakers. Overseer, Harvard College. Envoy to England, 1662. Died in Boston, 1663, age 57.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

4. John Davenport, born Coventry, Warwickshire, England, 1597. BA, Brazenose College, Oxford. Masters, Merton College, 1616. BD, Magdalen Hall, 1625. Curate, St. Lawrence Jewry, London, 1619-24. Vicar, St. Stephen’s Church, London, 1625-33. Settled in Holland to 1635. Minister, New Haven, CT, 1638-67. FCB, 1668-70. Dissenter to Half-way Covenant proposal. Overseer, Harvard College. Died in Boston, 1670, age 72.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

5. James Allen, born, Hampshire, England, 1632. Son of Hampshire Minister. Matriculated Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 1649. Chaplain, New College, 1649. Fellow, New College, 1650. BA, 1652, Masters, 1654. Ejected for non-conformity, 1662, moved to New England. FCB, 1668-1710. Fellow, Harvard College, 1700. Died in Boston, age 78.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

6. John Oxenbridge, born, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, 1609. Matriculated, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1626. BA, Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 1628, Masters, 1631. Tutor, Magdalen Hall. Deprived by Archbishop Laud, 1634. Fellow, Eaton College, 1652. Llived in Bermuda, 1634-41, Beverly, England, 1642-62, Lecturer at Berwick-on-Tweed, 1650-51. Silenced, 1662. Settled in Surinam. 1662-67, Barbadoes, 1667-69. Boston, FCB, 1670-74. Died in Boston, 1674, age 66.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

7. Joshua Moody, born, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, 1633. To Ipswich, New England, 1634. BA, Harvard College, 1653, Masters. Fellow, Harvard, 1656-58. Portsmouth, NH, 1658. FCB, 1684-93. Declined presidency Harvard College, 1684. Returned to Portsmouth 1693-97. Died there 1697, age 65.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

John Bailey


8. John Bailey,
born, Lancashire, England, 1644. Early non-conformist. Many times imprisoned. Preacher Chester and Limerick, 1666. To Boston, New Englans, 1684. Assistant Pastor, Third (‘Old South’) Church. Watertown Church, 1686. FCB, 1693-97. Died in Boston, 1697, age 53.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Benjamin Wadsworth


9. Benjamin Wadsworth,
born, Milton, MBC, 1669. BA, MA, Harvard College, 1690, Fellow, 1697-1707, 1712-25. FCB, 1696-1725. President Harvard College 1725-36. Died in Boston, 1736, age 67.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

10. Thomas Bridge, born Hackney, England, 1656. Schooled at Oxford. Arrived New England,1682. Honorary Masters, Harvard, 1712. Merchant & Minister: Jamaica, New Providence, Bermuda, West Jersey. FCB, 1705-15. Died in Boston, 1715, age 58.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Thomas Foxcroft


11. Thomas Foxcroft,
born Cambridge, New England, 1678. Father, Warden, King’s Chapel. BA, MA Harvard College,1714. FCB, 1717-69. Co-ministry, Charles Chauncy. Suffered stroke early in career. Died in Boston, 1769, age 72.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Charles Chauncy

12. Charles Chauncy
, born Boston, 1705. BA, MA, Harvard College, 1721. Honorary STD, University of Edinburgh, 1742. FCB, 1727-87. Founder of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ardent Patriot. Defender of liberal Congregationalism .Published [Universal] Salvation of All Men, 1784. Died in Boston, 1787, age 82.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

John Clarke


13. John Clarke
, born Portsmouth, NH, 1755. Boston Latin School, MA Harvard College, 1777. Married Esther Orne of Salem, four children. Honarary DD, Edinburgh University. A founder and counsellor of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, member Massachusetts Historical Society, & coresponding secretary of the Humane Society of Massachusetts. FCB 1778-98, he believed "the doctrine of the Trinity is not a scripture doctrine." Died in Boston, 1798, age 42.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

William Emerson



14. William Emerson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



15. John Lovejoy Abbot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham


16. Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        








James Walker
, 'Pulpit Supply'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Rufus Ellis


17. Rufus Ellis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       





18. Stopford Wentworth Brooke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



19. James Eells
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Charles Edwards Park


20. Charles Edwards Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



Duncan Howlett



21. Duncan Howlett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      







Edward Daniels,
Interim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Rhys Williams


22. Rhys Williams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



Doris Hunter



Doris Hunter,
Interim, Born in Michigan, Dr. Doris Hunter was the Interim Minister of First Church Boston during 2000-1. She has a BA degree from Albion College, a STB and a PhD in Systematic Theology from Boston University. Ordained in 1975, she was Co-minister with her husband in Rockport MA from 1975 to 1992. As an accredited Interim Minister of the UUA, she has served ten churches in the greater New England area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      






Reverend Kendrick



23. Stephen Kendrick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       





Reverend Rosemary Lloyd
24. Rosemary Lloyd
















Second Church Boston [SCB] 'Old North' - Ministers, 1655-1974


1. John Mayo, 1655-1672

Increas Mather

2.
Increase Mather, 1664-1723








3.
Cotton Mather, 1684-1728

4. Joshua Gee, 1723-1748

5. Samuel Mather, 1732-1741

6. Samuel Checkley, 1747-1768

John Lathrop

7.
John Lathrop, 1768-1816








8.
Henry Ware, Jr., 1817-1830

Ralph Waldo Emerson


9.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1829-1832








Chandler Robbins


10.
Chandler Robbins, 1833-1874







11
. Robert Laird Collier, 1876-1879

12. Edward Augustus Horton, 1880-1892

13. Thomas Van Ness, 1893-1913

14. Samuel Raymond Maxwell, 1914-1919

15. Eugene Rodman Shippen, 1920-1930

16. Dudley Hayes Farrell, 1930-1932

17. DuBois LeFevre, 1933-1940

18. Walton Elbert Cole, 1941-1945

19. George Ernest Lynch, 1947-1949

20. Clayton Brooks Hale, 1950-1957

21. John Nicholls Booth, 1958-1963

22. John Kohlsaat Hammon, 1964-1974