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Clergyman

Hugh Peter, British clergyman. member coms. to draft code of laws for Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1636, 38.

Background

Peter, Hugh was born in 1598 in England. Son of Thomas and Martha (Treffry) Dirkwood (father changed name to Peter).

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College, Cambridge, England, 1618, Master of Arts, 1622.

Career

Peter) Barker. Ordained deacon Church of England, 1621, priest, 1623, left England to preach to English Puritans on Continent, 1829. Came to American, 1635. Pastor at Salem, Massachusetts, 1636-1641.

Admitted as freeman of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1636. Member coms. to draft code of laws for Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1636, 38. A founder Harvard, 1637, overseer, 1640.

Returned to England to aid Puritan movement and to act as agent of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1641. Chaplain to Cromwell’s forces during Puritan Revolution.

Membership

Member coms. to draft code of laws for Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1636, 38.

Connections

Married Elizabeth (Cooke) Reade, 1624. Married second, Deliverance Sheffield, 1639.

father:
Thomas father

mother:
Martha (Treffry) Dirkwood (father

spouses:
Deliverance Sheffield

Elizabeth