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Listed by Alice Pierce Listed by Darleen Lannon Listed by Sarkis Troyer Team Peck was known for what the eminent Norfolk historian Rev. Francis Blomefield called his "violent schismatical spirit". Peck lowered the chancel railing of the church, in accord with Puritan sentiment that the Anglican church of the day was too removed from its parishioners.
He also antagonized ecclesiastical authorities with other forbidden practices. Hobart, born in Hingham, Norfolk, in and, like Peck, a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge , sought shelter from the prevailing discipline of the high church among his fellow Puritans.
They "sold their possessions for half their value", noted a contemporary account, "and named the place of their settlement after their natal town". The cost to the place they left behind was also high: Hingham was forced to petition Parliament for aid, claiming that the departure of its most well-to-do citizens had left it hamstrung. Accounts from Hingham's earliest years indicate some friction between the disparate groups, culminating in a episode involving the town's " trainband ", when some Hingham settlers supported Eames, and others supported Bozoan Allen, a prominent early Hingham settler and Hobart ally who came from King's Lynn in Norfolk, East Anglia.
The bitter trainband controversy dragged on for several years, culminating in stiff fines. Although the town was incorporated in , the colonists didn't get around to negotiating purchase from the Wampanoag , the Native American tribe in the region, until three decades later. On July 4, , the tribe's chief sachem, Josiah Wompatuck, sold the township to Capt. Joshua Hobart brother of Rev.
Samuel Thaxter , representatives of Hingham's colonial residents. Having occupied the land for 30 years, the Englishmen presumably felt entitled to a steep discount.
The sum promised Josiah Wompatuck for the land encompassing Hingham was to be paid by two Hingham landowners: The grant to Smith and Leavitt—who together bought other large tracts from the Native Americans for themselves and their partners—was "on condition that they satisfy all the charge about the purchase of the town's land of Josiah—Indian sagamore, both the principal purchase and all the other charge that hath been about it".
The third town clerk of Hingham was Daniel Cushing,  who emigrated to Hingham from Hingham, Norfolk , with his father Matthew in According to the United States Census Bureau , the town has a total area of Hingham lies along the southwest corner of Boston Harbor.
The bay leads to a harbor, which cuts a U-shaped indentation into the northern shore of the town. The town is separated from Hull by the Weir River and its tributary, which leads to the Straits Pond. The northern third of the town's border with Weymouth consists of the Weymouth Back River , which empties out into Hingham Bay. There are several other small ponds and brooks throughout town. The town also has several forests and parks, the largest of which, Wompatuck State Park , spreads into the neighboring towns of Cohasset, Scituate and Norwell.
There is a marina along the mouth of the Weymouth Back River, and a public beach along the harbor. As of the census  of , there were 19, people, 7, households, and 5, families residing in the town. The population density was There were 7, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the town was Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. There were 7, households out of which The average household size was 2.
In the town, the population was spread out with The median age was 40 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were According to the Town's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,  the top employers in the city are:. On the national level, Hingham is a part of Massachusetts's 8th congressional district , and is currently represented by Stephen F. The state's junior Senator is Ed Markey , who was elected in a special election in to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry being appointed as United States Secretary of State.
Hingham is governed on the local level by the open town meeting form of government, and is led by a town administrator and a three-member board of selectmen.
The town hall is located in the former Central Junior High School building, which it moved into in The town has its own police and fire departments, with a central police station next to the town hall and fire houses located near the town common, in West Hingham, and in South Hingham.
The town's nearest hospital is South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, where all emergency calls are sent. There are two post offices in town, one in downtown Hingham on North Street and another in South Hingham right on Route A small portion of Route 3 passes through the southwest corner of town, with one exit in town and another at Route just south of the town line.
Routes 3A and 53 also cross through the town, the latter mirroring the path of Route 3. Route passes from north to south in town; the rest all pass from west to east. Commuter rail has been restored along the Greenbush Line through Hingham. Trains stop at two stations in town; West Hingham and Nantasket Junction. As part of the MBTA's agreement to restore train service, a tunnel has been built to carry the commuter trains under historic Hingham Square.
There were disputes in Hingham about whether to allow the train to pass through the town. Some people felt that Hingham is becoming less like a town and more like a small city. Others felt that the line would benefit the town. There is no air service in the town; the nearest airport is Logan International Airport in Boston as well as smaller public airports in Norwood and Marshfield. Hingham's most famous line of citizens came from two unrelated families named Lincoln who emigrated to Massachusetts from the English county of Norfolk in the seventeenth century, from Hingham  and Swanton Morley , respectively.
General Lincoln is best remembered for accepting Cornwallis's sword of surrender at the Siege of Yorktown. But the most famous Hingham Lincoln never lived in the town:
Early Voting in Hingham Early voting will begin on October 22nd and continue through November 2nd, Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Hingham is a town in northern Plymouth County on the South Shore of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The United States Census Bureau estimated population was . Hingham Tourism: TripAdvisor has 4, reviews of Hingham Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Hingham resource.