ORIGIN: Sudbury, Suffolk.
RETURN TRIPS: Made two brief trips to England, leaving in 1631, returning the last of May 1632 on the Whale [W] 1:62, 93, and leaving again in 1634 [WP 3:61, 175; WJ 1:205].
FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1631 and admitted 2 July 1692 [MBCR 1:80, 367].
EDUCATION: John Wilson was educated at Eton and Cambridge. He was admitted at King's College, Cambridge, on 23 August 1605, aged 14, B.A. 1609-10, M.A. 1613 [Venn 4:429; Morison 408]
BIRTH: About 1591 [Venn 4:429], son of Rev. William Wilson [Venn 4:433; Magnalia 1:303].
DEATH: Boston 7 August 1667, aged 68. "About two of the clock in the morning, my honored Father, Mr. John Wilson, Pastor to the church of Boston, aged about 78 years and an half, a man eminent in faith, love, humility, self-denial, prayer, soundess of mind, zeal for God, liberality to all men, esp[ecial]ly to the s[ain]ts & ministers of Christ, rested from his labors & sorrows, beloved & lamented of all, and very honorably interred the day following" (the record of Samuel Danforth [RChR 206]).