was born circa 1610 at London, Middlesex, England. He was the son of Richard Hart
. Nicholas Hart resided at at Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, circa 1642. He resided at at Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1642. He married Joane Rossiter
, daughter of Edward Rossiter
and Jane Coombe
, in 1642 at Massachusetts. Nicholas Hart He was a Continental soldier in William Pool's company, 1643. In 1643. He resided at at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, between 1643 and 1648. He was merchant after 1648. He resided at at Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, after 1648. He resided at at Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, in 1651. He died in 1654 at Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. In 1643 he was in Taunton and later Boston, was a merchant. 5 july 1648 at Warwick he was an inhabitant. 21 may 1651 he bought 8 acres and messuage in Portsmouth from Ralph Earle. 18 jul 1683 Joan Hart sold 8 acres with orchard and fencing to Richard Hart for 25 pounds. Joan Rossiter Hart died arter 1685. 4 June 1685 Mrs. Joan Hart, youngest surviving child of the late Mr. Edward Rossiter, one of the adventurers was granted 500 acres by Massachusetts authorities in full of claims of any heirs of said Mr. Edward Rossiter. The widow's petition was mad through John Cotton. The Savage Genealogy says: Nicholas Hart was of Taunton, Mass., 1642, and was excommuned there and came to Boston, Mass., 1643; remained there to 1648, and at Warwick, RI; after 1648 a merchant. Nicholas Hart was a Continental soldier in William Pool's company, 1643; he married Joana Rossiter, youngest daughter of Edward Rossiter of RI, who came from London, England with, and was an assistant to, Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts, who was chosen at London, England in 1629 and came to America in the spring of 1630. Edward Rossiter died 30 oct 1630 at Warwick,RI, as supposed. The Plymouth, MA , deeds records, book 5, page 171, say Joana Hart, wife of Nicholas Hart, late inhabitant of Taunton, Plymouth county, Mass., sold a piece of land to Edward Row of Taunton, where the land was situated, Feb. 18, 1661. There are no records of Nicholas Hart's or his wife's death. In Henry Water's 'Gleanings of Wills in England,' book 2, pages 1397-1398, is a will of 'William Harte of the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, London, Eng., Merchant, Tailor, 17th of May, 1632, proved 23 May 1632. To wife Mary. To oldest son, John Harte, provided otherwise in Lands. To daughter, Margaret Hartt. My wife shall have the bringing up of my said children. To my Uncle, Edmund Wilson, Dr. of Physic. To my Cousin, Mr. Richard Warwick. To every one of the children of my brothers, Richard and Thomas Hartt. To the Parish of Bove Tracy in Devonshire, England where we were born, etc. To my cousin Francis Southcott, gent. To my Uncle, William Tayler, dwelling in Pater Noster Row, London, Eng To my brother Mr. Thomas Somers, and Francis Tayler, etc.' Nicholas Hart is supposed to be the son of the Richard Hartt named in above will, who probably lived in London. Nicholas settled in Warwick RI as shown by the Austin Genealogy of the first 3 generations which says Nicholas Hart of Warwick RI left one son only: Richard b. probably in London, Eng about 1635.. -------------------------------------------- From 'Our Hart Family' by Virginia Hewitt Watterson (a private printing, Carlsbad, CA, 1989): NICHOLAS HART was born about 1610 in England. He is supposed to have been the son of Richard HARTT whose brother, William Harte, a merchant tailor died in London in May 1632. These Hartes came form the parish of Bove Tracy in Devonshire, England. Nicholast first appeard in the New England records in 1642 on a list of men able to bear arms in Taunton, Mass. In 1643, he was a soldier in William Pool's Co. of Continentals for protection against Indian attacks. He was a merchant by trade and evidently had strong feelings about his religious freedom for he was excommunicated from the church in Taunton for not conforming to the strict Puritan belief. Nicholas went to live in Boston in 1643. He remained there until 1648 when he moved to the newly established colony at Warwick in Rhode Island. He was listed as an inhabitant of Warwick on a 5 June 1648 roster. Nicholas married Joana Rossiter, youngest daughter of Edward Rossiter, gentleman, of Combe, St. Nicholas parish, Co. of Somerset, England. Edward came to New England as an assistant to Governon John Winthrop in the spring of 1630. Joana was born about 1616 in England and probably married Nicholas there. It is supposed that their only child, Richard, was born in England. On 21 May 1651, Nicholas purchased 8 acres and a house in Portsmouth, RI from Ralph Earle. The Harts must have been living there when Nicholas died before 1661. Joana sold a piece of property that year in Taunton, Mass. She sold the 8 acres in Portsmouth to their son Richard on 18 July 1683. John Cotton presented a petition to the Mass. authorities for a grant of 500 acres to Mrs. Joana Hart, the youngest surviving child of the late Mr. Edward Rossiter. The grant was made 4 Jun 1685. Joana died 9 Jun 1691, age 75 years, at Plymouth, Mass.