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Deborah

Female - Bef 1680


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  • Name Deborah   [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1680  [4
    Person ID I3264  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2021 

    Family Rev. John Wing,   b. Bef 12 Jan 1584, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 2 Nov 1629 and 4 Aug 1630, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Married Bef 1611  [5
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Wing,   b. Abt 1616, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1698, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +2. Stephen Wing,   b. 1621, Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1710, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She came to New England with her children after the death of her husband John Wing, sometime in the late 1630s.

      She was long held to have been a daughter of the Rev. Stephen Bachiler, but in her sketch of Daniel Wing (~1616-1698), son of Deborah and the Rev. John Wing (paywall), in in the NEHGS's Early New England Families 1641-1700 study project (also published in Early New England Families 1641-1700, Volume 2, Boston, New England Historical Genealogical Society, 2019), Alicia Crane Williams took a deep dive into the history of this claim and concluded that it is unproven; indeed, the first published account that links the names Wing and Bachiler is in John Farmer's 1829 Genealogical Register, and notably, earlier chroniclers of New England ministers and their family relationships, notable the Rev. Thomas Prince, who certainly knew of and referred to the Rev. Wing and the Rev. Bachiler in several contexts, never said anything about any family relationship between them.

      It is true, as Williams acknowledges, that John and Deborah Wing's son Daniel gave his fourth son, eleventh child, and first son by his second wife, Anna/Hannah (_____) (Ewer) Wing, the unusual name Bacheler, also spelled Bachelor, Batchelor, etc., but as Williams also points out, (1) if this was in honor of his maternal grandfather, Daniel Wing would likely have bestowed the name on an earlier child; (2) Daniel Wing was a Quaker and Stephen Bachiler was a Puritan, and this was a time when relations between the two groups were at peak hostility, and (3) until we know anything about the origins of Daniel Wing's second wife (which we do not) we cannot leap to the conclusion that this means that Daniel's mother, the Rev. John Wing's wife Deborah, was a daughter of the Rev. Stephen Bachiler, particularly when nothing suggests this prior to an unsourced assertion by John Farmer in 1829.

      We are unsure exactly when Alicia Crane Williams posted her Daniel Wing monograph to the online Early New England Families 1641-1700 database, but it must have been fairly recently, since as recently as 2018, in Puritan Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England, Robert Charles Anderson was still saying, on page 325, that Stephen Bachiler had a daughter Deborah who married John Wing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1411] John Briggs of Sandwich, Massachusetts and His Descendants by Edna Anne Hannibal. Palo Alto, 1962.

    2. [S1944] William Henry Whitmore, "Gleanings.--No. 9." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 18:264, July 1864.

    3. [S2132] Genealogical Gleanings in England, Vol. I, With the Addition of Genealogical Gleanings in England (New Series) A-Anyon (1907) by Henry F. Waters. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969.

    4. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

    5. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.