Leonard Hoar

ID#  1605, (c 1620-1675)
9th great-granduncle of Faye Louise Doyle
     Leonard Hoar was born about 1620 in Gloucester, England. He was the son of Charles Hoar and Joanna Hincksman. He married Bridget Lisle. He died on 28 November 1675.

Dr. Leonard Hoar was born about 1630 in Gloucestershire, England.1,2 He was the son of Charles Hoar and Joanna Hincksman.1 He emmigrated with his mother from London, to New England. He graduated from Harvard College in 1650, and upon the execution of Charles I. went to England, where he married a daughter of John Lisle, the regicide. He took a course in medicine at Cambridge University, and received from that institution the degree M.D. in 1671. He took orders in the established church and had a parish at Wanstead in Essex, until he was ejected for nonconformity in 1662. He returned to New England in 1672, bearing letters from several dissenting clergymen in England, recommending him to the vacant presidency at Harvard. He preached in the South Church, Boston, as an assistant to Thomas Thatcher. He was made president of Harvard College, Sept. 10, 1672, and introduced a system of technical education previously unknown in America. After an unsatisfactory administration, owing to the insubordination of the students, and the enmity of several of the influential patrons of the college, he resigned his office, March 15, 1674.3
Dr. Leonard Hoar married Bridget Lisle, daughter of Lord John Lisle and Alicia Beckenshaw.
Dr. Leonard Hoar died on 28 November 1675 in Barnstable, Massachusetts.1,4
He was buried on 6 December 1675 in Braintree where the inscription on his tomb gives Boston as the place of his death.5

Children of Dr. Leonard Hoar and Bridget Lisle
Tryphena Hoar
Bridget Hoar b. 13 Mar 16736

1. Charles G. Steffen, The Sewall children in Colonial New England, p.168.
2. Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 107.
3. William Richard Cutter, New England Families.
4. Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 5 p. 275.
5. NEHGR, Vol. 9, p. 154.
6. Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 144n.
Last Edited=23 Mar 2011