Person:James Wiggin (1)

James Wiggin
b.abt 1636
m. by Jun 1656
  1. James WigginAbt 1658 - Bef 1693
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Wiggin
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1636
Marriage by Jun 1656 to Magdalene Hilton
Death[2] Bef 1698 Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United StatesProbably
  1. 1.0 1.1 Noyes, Sybil; Charles Thornton Libby; and Walter Goodwin Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. (Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939)

    JAMES Wiggin of Kittery and Blue Point. He was about 34 in 1669 (b. c. 1635); about 37 in 1674 (b. c. 1637); about 39 in 1675/6 (b. c. 1636/7). He married Magdalene Hilton by June 1656. He received a York grant in 1659 east of Edward Godfrey's. He was Marshal's deputy 1659; late marshal under the Comrs. 7 July 1663, and took unkindly to his removal by Mass. (see Me. P. & Ct. Rec. ii:140-1); marshal again 1666-1667 when he was accused by Rishworth of abusing both him and authority. He and the Whites were bound to the peace towards Mrs. Gunnison in 1660. He was bondsman for several persons and was sued on several occaisions. In Feb. 1678-9 he mortgaged livestock to Robert Elliot. Richard Tarr reported that James was at Scarborough on Mr. Elliot's Blue Point farm about 1681, five years before Tarr's lease. He had a grant in Scarborough Mar. 1682-3. His widow, Magdalene of Newbury, married second in 1698 Henry Kenning of Salem.

    child: James, about 21 in Sept. 1679 so born c. 1658.

  2. Spencer, Wilbur D. (Wilbur Daniel). Pioneers on Maine rivers : with lists to 1651. (Portland, Maine: Lakeside Print Co, 1930)

    link on the York River "Division of Land on the West Bank ... The concession to James Wiggin by the town adjoined the farm of Burdett at Godfrey's Pond and the land of Arthur Beals situated at the mouth of the harbor was styled "Beals' Neck."

  3.   Bourne, Edward E. (Edward Emerson). The History of Wells and Kennebunk : From the Earliest Settlement to the Year 1820, at Which Time Kennebunk Was Set Off, and Incorporated: with Biographical Sketches. . (Portland, Maine: B. Thurston & Company, 1875)

    link About 1663, during a period of disagreement with the government by Massachusetts Bay Colony "James Wiggin for saying that "he would give his trencher of fish, if poison, to the bay magistrates," for which he was sentenced to receive fifteen lashes on his naked back, and again, "for his contempt of Massachusetts authority."

    From the Pioneers on Maine Rivers p. 135 on the York River

  4.   The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
  5.   Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)