Nathaniel Mather1

#18810, (20 March 1630 - )
Relationship1st cousin 8 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Rev. Richard Mather1 (c 1596 - )
Mother*Katherine Holt1 (c 1604 - b 1656)
Birth*20 March 1630He was born on 20 March 1630 at Lancashire, EnglandG.1,2 
1635He accompanied Rev. Richard Mather and Katherine Holt in 1635 on board the James to Massachusetts BayG.3 


  1. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), V:84-90 (entry for Richard Mather).
  2. [S1701] John Langdon Sibley Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 18 volumes (Cambridge, Mass.: Charle William Sever, 1873–), I:157. "born 20-30 March, 1630, in Lancashire, England."
  3. [S1702] Alexander Young, Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay From 1623 to 1636 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1846), pp. 447–481, "Richard Mather's Journal." Describing the journey to the New World: dep. Warrington 16 Apr 1635, arr. Bristol 23 Apr 1635, boarded the James, Capt. Taylor, master, 23 May 1635, dep. and came to King Road (five miles from Bristol; set sail 4 Jun 1635, altogether "five ships, three bound for Newfoundland, viz. the Diligence, a ship of 150 tons, the Mary, a small ship of 80 tons, and the Besse [or Elizabeth]; and two bound for New-England, viz. the Angel Gabriel, of 240 tons, [and] the James, of 220 tons." Sailing along the English coast waiting for favorable winds, the fleet finally set out from Milford Haven, 22 Jun 1635. The James made landing at Boston 17 Aug 1635. The Angel Gabriel was wrecked off the coast of Pemmaquid, Maine, about 15 Aug 1635.
    There were at least two ships with the name James. Another James sailed from England in July 1635, John May, Master, arriving in Massachusetts Bay in September of that year. See the Farnam family as well as Edmund Bridges in this genealogy. Hereinafter cited as First Planters of Massachusetts.