Facts and Events
Accepted as a Winthrop Society Ancestor, which requires 1630 immigration or before. However, one account says Judith sailed with her 3 children from Gravesend, England, 3 September 1635, with John Flower Captain in the ship "Dorset", first to Barbadoes, and then to New England. . This would mean she joined her already established brothers in Dorchester (her brothers Israel and Thomas arrived with Winthrop’s Fleet in 1630), which makes sense given she was traveling with three small children.
Great Migration does not identify her as an immigrant in the colonies in 1635 or before, which may mean that the earliest documentation of her presence is her signature on the Dorchester Church Covenant in 1636. She was a widow again at the time of her death in 1639. 
- ↑ Israel Stoughton sketch, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
Two sisters of Thomas and Israel also came to New England. Judith, who married first Henry Denman and second _____ Smead became a resident of Dorchester [TAG 29:198, 41:30-35]. Kiepura did not believe that Judith was a sister of Thomas and Israel, but Jacobus did. Neither of these researchers was aware of the baptism at Burstead Magna, Essex, on 3 July 1599 of "Judith Throughtone ... the daughter of Thomas preacher of the word of God"; in other diocesan records we find that the minister at Burstead Magna was assisted from 1594 until 1600 by "Thomas Stawghton," these being the "lost" years between his ministry at Naughton, Suffolk, and at Great Coggeshall, Essex. Thus, Israel and Thomas did have a sister Judith, and so the doubts expressed by Kiepura are relieved.
- ↑ Smead, Edwin Billings (compiler). Our Footprints and Footprints of our Parents: A Smead Genealogy. (Greenfield, Mass.: E.B. Smead, 1928).
- ↑ Abstracts from the earliest wills on record in the County of Suffolk, Mass., in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 9:344, Oct 1855.
Widdow Smead - Mr. Israell Stoughton, Administrator to Mrs Judith Smeed, widdow, deceased, as by Inventory taken ye 18: 3rd: 1639.
- ↑ http://www.crocker.com/~jcamp/jd.html
- ↑ Stoughton, Ralph M., “Stoughton Families of Dorchester, Mass, and Windsor, Conn.,” The American Genealogist, 116: 26 (4), Oct 1953.