Jonathan Remington

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Jonathan Remington
Associate Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
In office
Preceded byJohn Cushing
Succeeded byRichard Saltonstall
Personal details
Born(1677-07-27)July 27, 1677
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay, America
DiedSeptember 20, 1745(1745-09-20) (aged 68)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Spouse(s)Lucy Bradstreet Remington

Jonathan Remington (1677–1745), was an Associate Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court appointed by Gov. Jonathan Belcher. Judge Remington married Lucy Remington Bradstreet (1680–1743), a granddaughter of Gov. Simon Bradstreet. Their daughter Ann Remington (her first name is also spelled "Anne") was the first wife of William Ellery, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.[1]


Born July 27, 1677 to Capt. Jonathan Remington (d. 1700) and Martha Belcher Remington (d. 1711);

A Harvard graduate (A.B. 1696);

Resident tutor and fellow in Harvard, 1703–11;

Deputy to the General Court, Cambridge;

Governor's councilor, 1730–40;

Judge of Court of Common Pleas, 1715–33;

Judge of Probate for Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1725–45;

Justice of Superior Court, 1733–45;

Died September 20, 1745. Eulogy was given by Chief Justice Paul Dudley in court at Charlestown, Boston.

Death and Descendants[edit]

Judge Remington died in Office in 1745. Judge Remington and his cousin Gov. Jonathan Belcher were playmates and best friends all their lives. They were buried in one grave at Old Burying Ground, Cambridge, Ma.[2] The site of their grave is contiguous to that of Judge Edmund Trowbridge and Edmund Trowbridge Dana. In that of Judge Trowbridge rest the remains of Washington Allston; of Chief Justice Francis Dana; of the poet Richard Henry Dana and others of the family.

The children of Jonathan Remington and Lucy Bradstreet were:[3]



  1. ^ "The society of the descendants of the signers of the declaration of independence".
  2. ^ Shipton, Clifford (1963). New England Life in the Eighteenth Century: Representative Biographies from Sibley's Harvard Graduates. Harvard University Press. p. 59.
  3. ^ The New England (Volume VIII. ed.). Boston: Samuel G. Drake. 1854. p. 317.
  4. ^ Gozzaldi, Mary. "THE VASSALL HOUSE". The Cambridge Historical Society. The Cambridge Historical Society.
  5. ^ Browning, Charles (1891). Americans of Royal Descent: A Collection of Genealogies of American Families Whose Lineage is Traced to the Legitimate Issue of Kings. Porter & Costes. p. 101.
  6. ^ "Ancestry of Kyra Sedgwick".
Legal offices
Preceded by
John Cushing
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature
Succeeded by
Richard Saltonstall (jurist)