Person:Simon Huntington (4)

Simon Huntington
d.11 May 1633
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4] Simon Huntington
Gender Male
Birth[1] 7 Aug 1583 London, London, England
Marriage 11 May 1623 Norwich, Norfolk, Englandto Margaret Barrett
Death[1] 11 May 1633 Of smallpox aboard ship

Simon Huntington was b. in Norwich, England, and m. there Margaret Baret, dau. of Christopher Baret, Mayor of Norwich 1634 and 1648. He d. while on the voyage to this country in 1633 of smallpox and was buried at sea. His removal to this country is ascribed to the persecutions by which Non-conformists were subjected during the high-handed administration of Laud and the 1st Charles. (All of our Ancestors came over during that period.) The family of Simon consisted of his wife, four sons and one daughter, William, Thomas, Christopher, Simon and Ann. The first record of this family is found in the church records of Roxbury, Mass., and in the handwriting of John Eliot himself, the pastor of that ancient church. It is a " Record of such as adjoined themselves unto the fellowship of the church of Christ at Roxbury, as also such children as were born to them under the covenant of this church who are most properly the seed of the church." Of Margaret Baret, it is recorded: " Margaret Huntington, widow, came in 1633. Her husband died of smallpox by the way. She brought ______ children with her." It is a pity the number is not given, but subsequent events establish them beyond dispute as above. She subsequently married Thomas Stoughton, of Dorchester, Mass., and moved to Windsor. (Transcribed by Elaine Merrell from Several Ancesteral Lines of Moses Hyde and his Wife Sarah Dana, Married at Ashford, CT., June 5, 1757, by Harriette Hyde Wells, published Albany, N.Y.: by Joel Munsell's Sons Publishers, 1904)

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  2. Simon Huntington, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    ORIGIN: Norwich, Norfolk MIGRATION: 1633 FIRST RESIDENCE: Roxbury
    BIRTH: By about 1598 based on date of marriage.
    DEATH: 1633 at sea.
    MARRIAGE: St. Andrew's, Norwich, Norfolk, 11 May 1623 Margaret Barrett. She was admitted to Roxbury church as member #83: "Margret Huntington widdow; she came in the year 1633. Her husband died by the way of small pox; she brought children with her" [ RChR 79]. She married (2) shortly after December 1634 THOMAS STOUGHTON of Dorchester (and later Windsor) [ NEHGR 14:104].

  3. Western Massachusetts, a history, 1636-1925. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub., 1926, c1926).
  4. Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (1963).
  5.   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), 2:503.

    HUNTINGTON, CHRISTOPHER, Norwich, s. of that Simon, wh. d. of smallpox, on his passage from Eng. to Boston 1633, brot. with his brs. says the contem. ch. rec. of Roxbury, by their mo. Margaret, wh. liv. at R. until 1635 or 6, ...