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Lydia Wing

Female 1647 - 1714  (57 years)


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  • Name Lydia Wing  [1
    Born 28 May 1647  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 11 Jun 1704 and 1714  [3
    Person ID I3694  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2021 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Hannah Swift,   b. Abt 1620, Bermondsey, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1665, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1642  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Family ID F2292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Abbott,   b. Abt 1645,   d. Bef 1714, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Between Sep 1683 and 1685  [3
    Children 
    +1. Lydia Abbott,   b. Abt 1687, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2 May 1754, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F1691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Daniel Wing, Senior, of Sandwich, had a daughter Lydia who was a most remarkable rebel against the conventional lifestyle in her family and town. [Following the death of her first husband, Thomas Hambleton,] she returned to Sandwich about 1677 at age 30 with two small sons born in Rhode Island, and lived with these boys in a primitive hovel previously used by Indian women tending to summer crops on open planting fields. This was unheard-of, and furthermore, the land had not been granted to her or to anyone. (This field where she settled is now the park around the Military Museum at Heritage Plantation of Sandwich.) Her living here was a matter of deep embarrassment to her father and to the Quaker community, who gave her gifts of shoes, com, wool and cash, and would have found her a proper house, but she refused to move. Her story continues to her death at about 57, a rebel to the end." [From Sandwich: A Cape Cod Town by R. A. Lovell, Jr. Sandwich, Massachusetts: Town of Sandwich, 2015. The reader will be excused for rolling their eyes at the racist language about "Indian women" and their "primitive hovel." As we now know, native Americans in New England were far more sophisticated agriculturalists than the immigrant Europeans realized.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5881] Ancestral Lines, Fourth Edition: 232 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2015.

    2. [S677] Jane Fletcher Fiske, "William1 Swift, Citizen and Leatherseller of London, and Planter of Sandwich, Massachusetts." The American Genealogist 77:161, July 2002., says 28 May 1747, obviously a typo for 1647.

    3. [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.

    4. [S158] Rootsweb tree of The Wing Family of America.

    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.

    6. [S677] Jane Fletcher Fiske, "William1 Swift, Citizen and Leatherseller of London, and Planter of Sandwich, Massachusetts." The American Genealogist 77:161, July 2002.