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Justice Nathaniel Dwight

Male 1666 - 1711  (44 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Justice Nathaniel Dwight was born on 20 Nov 1666 (son of Capt. Timothy Dwight and Anna Flint); died on 7 Nov 1711 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Justice married Mehitable Partridge on 9 Dec 1693. Mehitable (daughter of Col. Samuel Partridge and Mehitable Crow) was born on 26 Aug 1675; died on 19 Oct 1756 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mehitable Dwight was born on 2 Nov 1705 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 20 Nov 1767 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. Capt. Nathaniel Dwight was born on 20 Jun 1712; died on 30 Mar 1784 in Belchertown, Hamsphire, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Capt. Timothy Dwight was born about 1631 (son of John Dwight and Hannah); died on 31 Jan 1718 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1629, England

    Notes:

    He was married an impressive six times:

    11 Nov 1651 to Sarah Penman (called "Sarah Sibley" in his father's will)

    3 May 1653 to Sarah Powell, daughter of Michael Powell

    9 Jan 1665 to Anna Flint, as shown here

    7 Jan 1687 to Mary Poole, daughter of John Poole and widow of Matthew Edwards

    31 Jul 1690 to Esther Hunting, daughter of John Hunting and widow of Nathaniel Fisher

    1 Feb 1692 to Bethia Moss

    Timothy married Anna Flint on 9 Jan 1665 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Anna (daughter of Rev. Henry Flint and Margery Hoar) was born on 11 Sep 1643; died on 29 Jan 1686. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Anna Flint was born on 11 Sep 1643 (daughter of Rev. Henry Flint and Margery Hoar); died on 29 Jan 1686.
    Children:
    1. 1. Justice Nathaniel Dwight was born on 20 Nov 1666; died on 7 Nov 1711 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Dwight was born about 1601; died on 24 Jan 1661 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 24 Jan 1660, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 3 Feb 1660, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia (accessed 6 Nov 2020):

    John Dwight […] was one of the first settlers of Dedham, Massachusetts and progenitor of the Dwight family.

    Dwight […] came to Massachusetts in 1635. He originally settled in Watertown, Massachusetts before becoming one of the original incorporators of Dedham, Massachusetts the following year. He brought his wife, Hannah, and children, including Timothy Dwight. He was married twice, first to Hannah, with whom he had five children: Hannah, Timothy, John, Mary, and Sarah. Hannah was named for her mother, and Timothy was possibly named for a family member or for their minister, Timothy Dalton. Mary was born while at sea on their way to Massachusetts.

    After Hannah died on September 5, 1656, Dwight married Elizabeth Ripley on January 20, 1658. They did not have any children together, and she died on July 17, 1660 by drowning herself. Dwight died January 24, 1661.

    As a high ranking family man with strong religious convictions, Dwight was awarded 12 acres of land when he first settled in Dedham, the maximum allowed. As a selectman, he received large grants of land. As was typical of long serving selectmen, Dwight was comparatively well off. He was able to give his son a house and plot of land as a gift and yet still die with an estate valued at £500. He was able to acquire the wealth due his high standing in the community, marked by service to the town and church.

    It made him one of the richest men in Dedham. His estate grew to be quite sizable by the time he died, giving his heirs more than they possibly could have imagined had the family remained in England. He passed on both his wealth and prestige to his son Timothy, marking the start of one of a family that was known for both and wealth and prestige.

    His brother, Timothy, traveled from England to Dedham shortly after Dwight. He lived in Dedham until 1650 when he became one of the first settlers of Medfield, Massachusetts and built the Dwight-Derby House. When Timothy moved to Medfield, Dwight purchased Timothy's most valuable lands to be ale to finance the move.

    Dwight was on the very first Board of Selectmen in Dedham. He served for 16 years with his final term ending in January 1653/54. He was "one of the highest ranked men" in the town. Dwight was one of just ten men, or 5% of the population, who made up 60% of the leadership of the town. Though service on the board was not always continuous, with men taking the occasional year or two off, they were always asked to contribute to important projects or committees during those times. He also served as tax surveyor, suyveyor of highways, fence viewer for East Street, and in a number of other positions.

    Tradition holds that either Dwight or John Rodgers, both signers of the petition seeking the establishment of the town, asked the Great and General Court to name to name the town Dedham--not Contentment, as was originally asked--after their hometown of Dedham, Essex.

    Dwight was a part owner of a mill on Mother Brook, the first man-made canal in America. In 1642, John Elderkin, who built the mill, sold half of his rights to Nathaniel Whiting and the other half to John Allin, Nathan Aldis, and Dwight. They operated the mill "in a rather stormy partnership" until 1649 when Nathaniel Whiting became the sole owner. The Town was displeased with the "insufficient performance" of the mill under Whiting's management. In 1652, Whiting sold his mill and all his town rights to Dwight, Francis Chickering, Joshua Fisher, and John Morse for £250, but purchased it back the following year.

    John married Hannah before 1626. Hannah died on 5 Sep 1656 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Hannah died on 5 Sep 1656 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Hannah Dwight was born before 3 Sep 1626; died on 4 Nov 1714 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    2. 2. Capt. Timothy Dwight was born about 1631; died on 31 Jan 1718 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Rev. Henry Flint was born about 1615; died on 27 Apr 1668 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1607

    Henry married Margery Hoar before 1642. Margery (daughter of Charles Hoar and Joanna Hinksman) died on 10 Mar 1687 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Margery Hoar (daughter of Charles Hoar and Joanna Hinksman); died on 10 Mar 1687 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Anna Flint was born on 11 Sep 1643; died on 29 Jan 1686.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Charles Hoar was born in in of Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England (son of Charles Hoar); died between 25 Sep 1638 and 21 Dec 1638.

    Notes:

    Brewer and wool merchant of Gloucester. Alderman from 1632 to 1638, and sheriff in 1634.

    Charles married Joanna Hinksman between 1610 and 1612. Joanna died on 21 Dec 1661 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 15.  Joanna Hinksman died on 21 Dec 1661 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    She came to New England in or about 1642 with his children John, Daniel, Leonard, and Joanna.

    Children:
    1. 7. Margery Hoar died on 10 Mar 1687 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    2. John Hoar was born about 1619 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; died on 2 Apr 1704 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.