Person:John Dillingham (4)

John Dillingham
m. 1591
  1. Edward Dillingham - Bet 1666 & 1667
  2. Henry Dillingham - 1609
  3. John Dillingham - Bef 1606
  4. Mary Dillingham - 1609
  5. Gilbert Dillingham1597 - 1609
  6. Martha Dillingham1602 - 1609
  7. Oseth Dillingham1602/03 - 1609
  8. John Dillingham1606 - Bet 1635 & 1636
  • HJohn Dillingham1606 - Bet 1635 & 1636
  • WSarah Caly1607 - 1636
m. 18 Feb 1633/34
  1. Sarah DillinghamEst 1634 - 1721/22
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] John Dillingham
Gender Male
Christening[1] 13 Jul 1606 Cottesbach, Leicestershire, England
Emigration[1] 1630
Residence[1] 1630 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Other[1] 18 May 1631 Admitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay.
Residence[1] 1632 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1634 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 18 Feb 1633/34 Assington, Suffolk, Englandto Sarah Caly
Death[1] Bet Dec 1635 and Jul 1636 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States (probably)

The Winthrop Fleet (1630)
The Winthrop Fleet brought over 700 colonists to establish a new colony at Massachusetts Bay. The fleet consisted of eleven ships: the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.
  Sailed: April and May 1630 from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
  Arrived: June and July 1630 at Salem, Massachusetts
  Previous Settlers: The Higginson Fleet (1629)

  Passengers: Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630.
  Selected leaders and prominent settlers: Gov. John Winthrop - Richard Saltonstall - Isaac Johnson - Gov. Thomas Dudley - Gov. William Coddington - William Pynchon - William Vassall - John Revell - Robert Seely - Edward Convers - Gov. Simon Bradstreet - John Underhill - William Phelps

  Resources: The Winthrop Society - The Winthrop Fleet (Wikipedia) - Anderson's Winthrop Fleet

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 John Dillingham, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

    ORIGIN: Cottesbach, Leicestershire.
    RETURN TRIPS: To England in late 1631, visiting Essex at least, and returning to New England by 1632.
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admitted to Boston church as member #71, which would be in the winter of 1630/1 [BChR 13].
    FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 (both times as "Mr. John Dillingham") [MBCR 1:80, 366].
    BIRTH: Baptized 13 July 1606 at Cottesbach, Leicestershire, son of Reverend Henry Dillingham [Winthrop Alexander, A Genealogy of the Dillingham Family of New England (typescript, n.d., n.p.) p. 11].
    DEATH: Between December 1634 (grant of land in Ipswich) and July 1636 (will of wife Sarah).

    Savage, and some others writing on John Dillingham in later years, have stated that John Dillingham had a son Edward, who had died by the time of Sarah (Caly) Dillingham's will in 1636. There is no record evidence for this, and it probably derives from a misreading of the complicated estate proceedings of John and Sarah Dillingham, which frequently mention John's elder brother Edward Dillingham.

  2. John Dillingham, in 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)

    John (Dillingham), Ipswich, wh. came in the fleet with Winthrop was, perhaps, br. of Edward, a man of respectab. condition, as is pro. by the prefix. at his request, 19 Oct. 1630, and also at adm. as freem. 18 May foll. came from Leicestersh. was first of Boston, being No. 71 of the list of mem. and dead is writ. against it, so that he d. soon, leav. w. Sarah, and ch. Edward and Sarah; but Sarah alone was liv. when her mo. made her will at Ipswich, 10 July 1636. She m. John Caldwell, and was prob. a relat. to Richard Saltonstall and Samuel Appleton, as may be judg. from that instrum. See the fine Appleton fam. Memo.

  3.   Alexander, Winthrop, and Phyllis Dillingham Archambault. A Genealogy of the Dillingham Family of New England. (Unknown [typescript]: Phyllis Dillingham Archambault, 1943)
    11, 14, 249-53 .