Person:David Wilton (1)

m. est 1607
  1. David Wilton1608 - 1677/8
  2. Joan Wilton1610/11 - 1679
  3. Robert Wilton1619 - 1640/1
  4. Stephen Wilton1623 - 1638/9
  5. Nicholas Wiltonest 1628 - 1683
m. est 1632
  1. Mary Wiltonest 1632 - 1683
Facts and Events
Name David Wilton
Gender Male
Christening[1][2][3] 1 May 1608 Beaminster, Dorset, England
Immigration[7] 1632 New England
Living[7] from 1632 to 1636 Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage est 1632 to Katherine Hoskins
Death[4][5][6][1] 5 Feb 1677/8 Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United Stateswhile visiting his daughter

Immigrated to Dorchester in 1632 (freeman on 11 June 1633), and went to Windsor early about 1636. Often named deputy to Connecticut legislature and Windsor war committee.[8]

'In his will, dated 25 December 1677 and proved 5 March 1677[/8], "Lt. David Wilton of Northampton" bequeathed to "my grandchild Samuel Marshall half my property at Northampton and the other half by reversion after the decease of his wife and daughters"; "if Mr. Joseph Hawley, who hath married Lydia my grandchild & is now living at Northampton, see cause to settle there and build an house, I give him land" there, or else the land to go to Samuel Marshall; to "my wife Katharine Wilton the other half of property at Northampton, also the house in Windsor which was formerly belonging to my son Samuel Marshall deceased, also £75 due to me in Boston in the hands of Mr. John Pynchon ... she [to] pay ... certain legacies"; "my wife" to have £50 to give to whom she pleases; to "the College at Cambridge £10"; to "my daughter Mary Marshall, widow, £10"; to "my brother Nicholas Wilton my best clothes"; to "my sister Joan Wilton £1"; to "John Taylor Sr. £3"; to "the Church in Northampton my silver bowl"; residue to "my wife," including a sawmill in Northampton; "whereas Mary Marshall is my real & native heir, if she shall outlive & survive my wife she shall have the estate which I left to my wife, to possess the same during her life, but it shall remain to her own children"; to "my grandson Thomas Marshall who now lives with me, if he continue with my wife until he come to twenty-one years ... to have £12 more added to his portion"; wife sole executrix; "Capt. John Allyn of Hartford, with Rev. Mr. Solomon Stoddard, Lt. William Clarke & Medad Pomeroy, overseers" [citing Hartford PD Case #6129; Manwaring 1:386-87].'[8]

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 4:590.

    WILTON, *DAVID, Dorchester 1632, freem. 11 June 1633, rem. with the gr. migrat. to Windsor 1635 or 6, was rep. 1646, 7, 50-4, 6, rem. 1660 to Northampton, and was one of the pillars at the foundat. of the ch. 18 June next yr. and rep. to Boston 1665, ens. 1662, in 1663 was lieut. and serv. in Philip's war, d. at Windsor, on a visit, 5 Feb. 1678. His only ch. Mary m. 6 May 1652, that brave capt. Samuel Marshall, wh. fell in the gr. Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675, and her f. in his will gave est. to her and her childr. with his wid. Catharine, wh. m. 6 May 1679, Thomas Hosmer.

  2. David Wilton, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 3:2021.

    'BIRTH: Baptized Beaminster, Dorsetshire, 1 May 1608, son of Robert Wilton [NEHGR 143:118].'

    'In 1989, as part of his detailed study of Parsons families in early New England, Gerald James Parsons published evidence on the English origin of David Wilton [NEHGR 143:101-19, especially 118-19].'

  3. Parsons, Gerald James. Were Joseph and Benjamin Parsons and David Wilton of Beaminster, Dorset, England, the New England Colonists?. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Apr 1989), 143:118.

    'Children [of Robert Wilton], baptized at St. Mary's Church, Beaminster, Dorset; surname Wilton:
    David, bp. 1 May 1608; undoubtedly the colonist who came to Dorchester, Mass., by 1632; ...'

  4. David Wilton, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 3:2021.

    'DEATH: Windsor 5 February 1677/8 [Grant 9].'

  5. Coddington, John Insley. Wilton and Marshall Families of Windsor, Conn., and Northampton, Mass. The American Genealogist. (1962), 38:6.

    '... David Wilton and his wife returned from Northampton to Windsor to visit their widowed daughter Mary, and it was during this visit that Wilton was taken with his final illess. He made his will on 25 Dec. 1677, and on 5 Feb. 1677/8 he dies at Windsor.'

  6. Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts: Corbin Collection Volume 1: Records of Hampshire County, Massachusetts. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), page 1535.

    'Wilton, David
    Died Feb. 5 1677 at Northampton'

    See other source for the fact that he was visiting his daughter at Windsor and died while there.

  7. 7.0 7.1 David Wilton, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 3:2019.

    'MIGRATION: 1632
    FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester
    REMOVES: Windsor 1636, Northampton by 1660'

  8. 8.0 8.1 David Wilton, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 3:2019-21.
  9.   Coddington, John Insley. Wilton and Marshall Families of Windsor, Conn., and Northampton, Mass. The American Genealogist. (1962), 38:1.

    'When David Wilton made his will at Windsor, 25 Dec. 1677, he mentioned (in addition to his wife, daughter and grandchildren), "my Brother Nicholas Wilton," "my sister Joan Wilton," ... Though no place of residence was mentioned for the sister Joan, the inference is that she did not come to America, ...'

  10.   Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, 1:386-87.

    His will, dated 25 Dec 1677, mentions his grandson Samuel Marshall, his granddaughter Lydia's husband Joseph Hawley, his wife Katharine, his "son" (son-in-law) Samuel Marshall (deceased), his daughter Mary Marshall (widow), his brother Nicholas Wilton, his sister Joan Wilton, and his grandson Thomas Marshall (under 21 years).

Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield