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John Wilson

Male 1682 - 1759  (77 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Wilson was born on 23 Feb 1682 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Joseph Wilson and Sarah Lord); died on 24 Dec 1759 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Andover vital records consistently spell his surname "Willson."

    Of their fourteen children, two (Mercy, eldest, and John, third) survived to adulthood. Two died in infancy; eight died in November 1738 of the "throat distemper" epidemic that swept Essex County from 1735 to 1740, and their two last children died in October 1747, ages six and eight.

    John married Mercy Wright on 21 Jun 1716 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. Mercy (daughter of John Wright and Mercy Wardwell) died on 14 Feb 1759 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mercy Wilson was born on 13 Aug 1717 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 31 Aug 1751 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Wilson was born about 8 Nov 1642 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of William Wilson and Patience Grindall); died on 2 Apr 1718 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 13 Nov 1642, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He was a cooper.

    Joseph married Sarah Lord on 24 Apr 1678 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Robert Lord and Mary Waite) was born about 1658 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1727 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah Lord was born about 1658 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Robert Lord and Mary Waite); died on 21 May 1727 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "Sarah Lord Wilson was arrested with several others after a 'touch test' in Andover on 7 Sep 1692 that was conducted under the auspices of the Rev. Thomas Barnard. Her 14-year-old daughter, Sarah, was likewise arrested. Both Sarah and her daughter, Sarah, spent several weeks imprisoned (hellishly). Sarah's son, John, married the granddaughter of Samuel Wardwell. The Sarahs were released on bond and escaped being hanged; however, she and her daughter endured the unpleasant nature of prison life. They appeared in the Superior Court of the Judicature at Ipswich and were cleared in May 1693." [John M. Switlik, citation details below]

    Children:
    1. 1. John Wilson was born on 23 Feb 1682 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 24 Dec 1759 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Wilson was born about 1609 in Donington, Lincolnshire, England (son of William Wilson and Alice); died between 1 Oct 1645 and 7 Oct 1646 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Emigrated in 1635 and settled at Boston. He was a joiner. On 20 Nov 1637, he was one of the Boston men disarmed because of their support for Anne Hutchinson and John Wheelwright. Ironically, later he was Suffolk county deputy marshal and keeper of Boston's prison.

    William married Patience Grindall on 6 Oct 1634 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. Patience died before 1659 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Patience Grindall died before 1659 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    William Wilson was her second husband; she previously married at Boston, Lincolnshire, 28 Aug 1627, James Trustrome or Trustrum, who was buried there 31 Mar 1631.

    Children:
    1. 2. Joseph Wilson was born about 8 Nov 1642 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 2 Apr 1718 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Robert Lord was born about 1603; died on 21 Aug 1683 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Emigrated in 1635. He was town clerk and clerk of the writs for Ipswich for many years. Deputy for Ipswich to the general court, 12 Mar 1638.

    Robert Lord = Mary Waite
    Robert Lord = Hannah Day
    John Lord = Elizabeth Clarke
    Thomas Lord = Elizabeth Clarke
    Miriam Lord = Richard Manning
    Elizabeth Clarke Manning = Nathaniel Hathorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

    Robert married Mary Waite on 11 Nov 1630 in Finchingfield, Essex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Waite (daughter of Samuel Waite and Mary Ward).
    Children:
    1. 3. Sarah Lord was born about 1658 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1727 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Wilson was born in in of Donington, Lincolnshire, England; died before 1 Jun 1638.

    William married Alice. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Alice

    Notes:

    Thomas Lechford's notebook of notarial records from early Boston, Massachusetts, first published in 1885 and reprinted by Picton Press in 1988, includes an 24 Oct 1638 indenture between, on the one hand, William and Patience Wilson of Boston, Massachusetts, and on the other John Tinker of the same, Tinker to sell certain property of theirs toward the paying thje debts of William Wilson's late father, also named William, and to bring Alice, mother of the younger William Wilson, to New England. There is no record that the latter actually happened, and the burial of an Alice Wilson is recorded on 9 Sep 1639 in Donington, Lincolnshire.

    Children:
    1. 4. William Wilson was born about 1609 in Donington, Lincolnshire, England; died between 1 Oct 1645 and 7 Oct 1646 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 14.  Samuel Waite was born in in of Wethersfield, Essex, England.

    Samuel married Mary Ward. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 15.  Mary Ward (daughter of Rev. John Ward and Susan).
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Waite
    2. John Waite was born about 1618; died on 26 Sep 1693 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.