Nehemiah Jewett

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Nehemiah Jewett (6 April 1643 – 1 January 1720) was an American colonial politician and the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for three years.

Biography[edit]

Nehemiah Jewett was born in Rowley, Massachusetts to Joseph Jewett, who immigrated to Massachusetts from England and represented Rowley as a representative on five occasions. Nehemiah Jewett became a noticeable figure in Essex County, Massachusetts by 1675 when much of the local legal transactions were written by him.[1]

In 1689, he was elected to represent Rowley at the Massachusetts General Court for the first time. He was reelected to serve Rowley as a delegate for fourteen more years between 1689 and his death. From 1693 to 1694 and in 1701, he served as the Speaker of the House.[2] During his tenure he compensated those damaged by the Salem witch trials. In 1711 and 1712, he was Justice of the Session Court.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jewett, Amos Everett. (1933). Early Settlers of Rowley Massachusetts. Salem, MA: Newcomb & Gauss Co.
  2. ^ Jewett, Amos Everett. (1933). Early Settlers of Rowley Massachusetts. Salem, MA: Newcomb & Gauss Co.
  3. ^ Hamilton, Duane. (1923). History of Essex Country, Massachusetts. Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Lewis & CO.

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