Person:Peter Tilton (3)

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Peter Tilton
b.abt 1615
m. 10 May 1641
  1. Mary Tilton1643 -
  • HPeter Tiltonabt 1615 - 1696
  • WSarah Healdest 1620 - 1711
m. 3 Nov 1690
Facts and Events
Name[1] Peter Tilton
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1615
Marriage 10 May 1641 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Elizabeth Unknown (2191)
Marriage 3 Nov 1690 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Heald
Death[2] 11 Jul 1696 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
References
  1. Best, Frank E. John Keep of Longmeadow, MA. (Chicago, IL 1899), p.10.
  2. 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).

    PETER, Windsor, perhaps s. of William of Lynn, may never have been of Dorchester, yet early at W. and possib. came with Rev. Ephraim, Huit, there m. 10 May 1641, Elizabeth whose surname is lost, had Elizabeth bapt. 19 June 1642, wh. d. at 13 yrs.; Mary, 18 Feb. 1644; and Peter, 5 Dec. 1647, rem. a. 1659 up the riv. and was one of the first sett. at Hadley, took the freeman's o. 26 Mar. 1661, and o. of alleg. 8 Feb. 1679; was deac. rep. for H. 1665, and most yrs. foll. exc. 1667, when he was ret. mem. for Chelmsford, chos. Assist. in 1680, and so contin. exc. dur. the usurp. of Andros, and on the last elect, under the old chart. ten days bef. coming of the new, among the whole eighteen only Phips, Sewall, Russell, and Cooke had more votes than him. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 120. He d. 11 July 1696. His sec. w. Mary, d. 16 Apr. 1689; and he m. 3 Nov. 1690, Sarah, wid. of deac. Benjamin Parsons, wh. had been wid. of John Leonard, both of Springfield; and she outliv. him and d. at S. 23 Nov. 1711.

    Of the two surv. ch. Peter was infirm in body and mind, kept under guardians, and did not perpet. the name. Mary m. Joseph Eastman of Suffield, and next James Guernsey, 17 Feb. 1693. Aft. the d. of Peter jr. in 1707, all the Tilton est. vested in Joseph Eastman gr.s. of the first peter.

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