Person:Nathaniel Tilden (1)

Elder Nathaniel Tilden
chr.28 Jul 1583 Tenterden, Kent, England 25 May 1641 and 31 Jul 1641 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
m. 10 Mar 1576/77
  1. Sara Tilden1579 - bef 1616/17
  2. Abigail Tilden1581/82 - 1582
  3. Elder Nathaniel Tilden1583 - bet 1641
  4. Joseph Tilden1585 - 1642
  5. Hopestill Tilden1588 - Abt 1661
  6. Theophilus Tilden1590 -
  7. Thomas Tilden1593 -
  • HElder Nathaniel Tilden1583 - bet 1641
  • WLydia Huckstep1587/88 - aft 1670
m. Abt. 1607
  1. Thomas Tilden1608 - 1618/19
  2. Mary Tilden1610 - aft 1690
  3. Joseph Tilden1611/12 - 1611/12
  4. Sarah Tilden1613 - 1677
  5. Joseph Tilden1615 - 1670
  6. Stephen Tilden1617 - 1619
  7. Thomas Tilden1618/19 - bet 1704/05
  8. Judith Tilden1620 - aft 1664
  9. Winifred Tilden1622 - 1627
  10. Lydia Tilden1624 - 1624
  11. Lydia Tilden1625 - Aft 1670
  12. Stephen Tilden1629 - 1711
Facts and Events
Name[1] Elder Nathaniel Tilden
Gender Male
Christening[1] 28 Jul 1583 Tenterden, Kent, EnglandSt. Mildred's
Marriage Abt. 1607 Tenterden, Kent, England(presumably)
to Lydia Huckstep
Death[2] bet 25 May 1641 and 31 Jul 1641 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesBetween date of will and date of inventory.
Will[2] 25 May 1641
Estate Inventory[2] 31 Jul 1641
Probate[2] 6 Sep 1641 Will proved.
Burial[3] First Parish Cemetery, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

Came to America from Sandwich, England on the ship Hercules.

Tilden (Eng): One who came from Tillingdown (Tilmund's Hill), in Surrey; or from Tilden (Tila's Valley), in Kent. (New Dictionary of American Family Names, by Elsdon C. Smith, published by Harper & Row, 1973)

Nathaniel Tilden was baptized in Tenterden, County Kent, 28 July 1583, the son of Thomas and Alice (Biggs) Tilden. Background on his family is given in NEHGR 65:322, 75:226, and 114:153. Tilden came to New England in the Hercules 1634-35 accompanied by his wife Lydia (Huckstep), seven children, and seven servants. He settled in Scituate and he probably died there between may and July 1641. All the children of Nathaniel and Lydia Tilden were born in England, five dying there prior to the family's departure. The children were Thomas, who died young; Mary, who married Thomas Lapham; Joseph, who died young; Sarah who married George Sutton; Joseph, who married Alice or Elizabeth Twisden; Stephen, who died young; Thomas, who married Elizabeth (Bourne) Waterman; Judith, who married Abraham Preble; Winifred, who died young; Lydia, who died young; Lydia who married Richard Garrett; and Stephen, who married Hannah Little. Mary and Sarah were married on the same day, 13 March 1636-37 (NEHGR 9:286), and their husbands were Tilden's servants. After his death, his widow Lydia married Timothy Hatherly. Elizabeth French shows in NEHGR 70:256 that Lydia (Huckstep) (Tilden) Hatherly was a cousin of Thomas Hatch, q.v., who also came to New England in the Hercules and settled at Scituate. Tilden was of the gentry and addressed as "Mr.", and he was one of the wealthier Scituate residents.

He dated his will 25 May 1641, inventory 31 July 1641, and he names his wife Lydia and his children Stephen; Lydia; Joseph; Thomas; Judith; Mary, the wife of Thomas Lapham; and Sarah, the wife of George Sutton; and he also mentioned two indentured servants, Edward Jenkins and Edward Tarte. (MD 3:220) (Plymouth Colony Biographical Sketches)

  1. 1.0 1.1 French, Elizabeth. Genealogical Research in England - Tilden. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Oct 1911), 65:326.

    Register of St. Mildred's Church, Tenterden, Kent, England, 1583.
    Nathaniell Tylden sonne of Thomas Tylden bapt ye 28th of July.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 3:220.

    Will of "Nathaniell Tilden of Scittuate of New England w'thin America gen", dated 25 May 1641, inventory taken 31 Jul 1641, proved 6 Sep 1641.

  3. Nathaniel Tilden, in Find A Grave.

Hercules (1635)
From Hotten:s Original Persons: "Of all such persons as embarked themselves in the good ship called the Hercules, of Sandwicxh, of the burthen of 200 tons, John Witherley, master, and therein transported from Sandwich to the plantation called New England in America; with the cerificates from the ministers where they last dwelt of their conversation, and conformity to the orders and discipline of the church, and that they had taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy. (The certificates, all dated February and March, 1634, are here omitted.)
Sailed: early 1635 from Sandwich, Kent, England under Master John Witherley
Arrived: summer 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

~50 (Full List)
Jonas Austen family - Thomas Besbeech family (and Egelden children, servant Agnes Love, Thomas Neuley, Joseph Pacheing) - James Bennet - Jno. Best - Thomas Bonney - Thomas Bridgen family - Robert Brook family (and Gallant children) - Thomas Champion - Isaac Cole family (servant Rose Tritton) - Hen. Ewell - Parnel Harris - William Hatch family (servants Joseph Ketchrell - Simon Ketcrell - William Holmes, Symon Sutton, Lydia Wells)- Samuel Hinkley family - Thomas Heyward family - Margaret Johnnes - Jno. Lewis family - Em. Mason - Jos. Rootes - James Sayers - Comfort Starre family (servant John Turkey) - Nathaniel Tilden family (servant Sara Couchman, Edward Ford, Thomas Lapham, Marie Perien) - Fannet not Wise - William Witherell family (servant Anne Richards) -

Resources: Primary Sources:
Other information: Sandwich history - Hotten's list - Bisbee (longer list and includes history of lists)