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Nathaniel Mott Sr
(Abt 1604-1694)
Elizabeth Saugard
(Abt 1604-)
John Niles II
Jane Reed
Nathaniel Mott
(Abt 1622-1675)
Hannah Niles
Edward Mott


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1. Penelope Niles

Edward Mott 1878

  • Born: 11 Mar 1672/73, Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1878,1879,1880,1881
  • Marriage (1): Penelope Niles 9 Dec 1695 in New Shoreham, King's Province, Rhode Island, British Colonial America 1874,1875,1876,1877
  • Died: 26 May 1734, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States at age 61 1882
  • Buried: May 1734, New Shoreham, Kings County, RI 1878

bullet   FamilySearch ID: LCZ1-G3P.


bullet  General Notes:

Parentage is established in various Family Data Collections, Edmund West, compiler, in the database at

Family Search entry for Edward has/had a second spouse as Consider Tiffany which is inaccurate. Consider was a male, son of Humfrey Tiffany and married Abigail Niles.

"5. Edward Mott (Nathaniel1), of New Shoreham, Kingstown, and Westerly, R.I., born at Braintree 11 May 1673, followed his brothers to Block Island, where he was a freeman in 1696, and constable in 1700. He married, 9 Dec. 1695, Penelope Tosh, widow of William, Jr. His family is the most obscure of all the Mott families of this generation. In 1703 he was at Block Island, but he removed to Kingstown by Mar. 1713, when he was sued by Capt. John Greenman of Kingstown for trespass (Newport County Court Files). He resided in that part of Kingstown which was set off to South Kingstown in 1723, and he is found there as late as 1727. He became a freeman of Westerly 1 May 1730. Administration on his estate was granted 26 May 1735, to his widow Penelope, who was living as late as 29 Apr. 1751, when we find an account of the town of Westerly with Nathan Burdick for going to 'ye presten' after widow Mott's goods.The births of his children appear nowhere in the vital records of the towns in which he lived, nor do the probate records of his estate furnish any complete list, but from certain deeds at Westerly, the record of the settlement of his estate, and various items in the town records it can be shown that he had issue as below."

(Seven children are named in the Moriarty article in NEHGR ): John, Hannah who married John Mott of Lyme, Sarah who married William Thorn, Samuel (father of General Samuel Mott), a daughter who married John Lewis, ?Abigail (probably) who married Samuel Worden of Kingstown, ?Patience (probably) who married Nicholas Holway of Kingstown.
(G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr, "Nathaniel Mott of Scituate and His Sons" (The New England historical and genealogical register, Vol 67, January, 1913, pages 23-27.), Page 25-26.) 1883

bullet  Research Notes:

A number of inconsistencies in the birth dates of his children between the Family Search family and the Niles genealogy online at There are twelve children in FS, nine in the Niles genealogy.


bullet  Events

Freeman: Block Island, 1696, New Shoreham, King's Province, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. 1880

Land: Lyme: Joshua's Town, 1/2 of 1/3rd purchased from Nathaniel Niles, 1701, Lyme, CT. Nathaniel2 Niles never lived at Joshua's Town himself, but in 1701 he
sold his property to a partnership of men from Block Island: one-third to
John Banning, one-third to Consider Tiffany, and one-third divided
between Ephraim Tiffany and Edward Mott (note 6). The Niles, Bannings, and
Tiffanys were related in various ways. Consider and Ephraim Tiffany were
brothers, sons of Humphrey Tiffany and his wife Elizabeth; Humphrey had
been killed by lightning in 1685, and his widow Elizabeth married Simon
Ray of Block Island soon after, moving there with her younger children.
Abigail, wife of Consider Tiffany, was the daughter of John Banning's wife
Abigail with her first husband, John Niles (note 7). It is probable that Bethia
Tiffany, wife of Ephraim, was born Bethia Tosh, sister of William Tosh, Jr.,
first husband of Penelope Niles (another daughter of Abigail (Banning),
who married as her second husband Edward2 Mott (Nathaniel1).
Chart follows.

Land: Sold to Peter Ball, 1702, Lyme, CT. "Immediately after buying their third of the Joshua's Town property, Ephraim Tiffany and Edward Mott agreed that Mott should take two-thirds of it, and when Mott decided to move to the Rhode Island mainland instead of to Lyme, he sold his two thirds to Peter Ball." (Lyme Land Records, 3:138.)

Sued: by Capt. John Greenman of Kingstown for trespass, Mar 1713, Kingstown, RI. 1884

Court, May 1720, Kingstown, RI.

Bondsman: Estate of Benjamin Holway, 16 Oct 1727, South Kingstown, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island. 1885 Benjamin Holway was the deceased husband of Edward's step-daughter, Penelope (Tosh) Holway.

Freeman, 1 May 1730, Westerly, Kings Co., RI. 1886,1887

Probate: Granted the estate of her deceased husband Edward, 26 May 1735, Westerly, Kings Co., RI. 1886,1888,1889 Inventory taken on the 22nd of May, 1735. 49 = 12 = 6 by Roger L. Larkin and John Bentley.


Edward married Penelope Niles, daughter of John Niles III and Abigail Freeman, 9 Dec 1695 in New Shoreham, King's Province, Rhode Island, British Colonial America 1874,1875,1876.,1890 (Penelope Niles was born about 1669 in New Shoreham, King's Province, Rhode Island, British Colonial America 1878 and died after 29 Apr 1751 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States 1878,1891,1892.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Married by Simon Ray, Warden 1893

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