William Hubbard (1621 – September 24, 1704) was an Americanclergyman and historian, born in Ipswich, England. As a child, he was taken by his parents to New England, where he later graduated from Harvard (1642), was ordained and became assistant minister and afterward pastor of the Congregational church at Ipswich, Massachusetts, a post which he resigned just a year before his death. He wrote, at the order of the Colonial government which paid him 50 pounds for it,[a] a History of New England, mainly compilation, which barely escaped destruction by fire when Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's house was mobbed in 1765. The Massachusetts Historical Society printed it in 1815. He wrote also A Narrative of Troubles with the Indians (Boston, 1677), which for years was popular in New England and was even reprinted at the beginning of the nineteenth century at Worcester, Massachusetts (1801) and Roxbury, Massachusetts (1805). It is full of errors, but illustrates what was regarded by the writer's contemporaries as an elegant prose style. Minor works are a volume of sermons (1684) and a short pamphlet, Testimony of the Order of the Gospel in Churches (1701).
^John Higginson & William Hubbard (1701). A Testimony, to the Order of the Gospel, in the Churches of New-England: Left in the Hands of the Churches, by the Two Most Aged Ministers of the Gospel Yet Surviving in the Countrey. Timothy Green.|accessdate= requires |url= (help)