Thursday, July 31, 2014

52 Ancestors #31 - Theophilus Wilson

Theophilus Wilson was my 9th great-grandfather. He was born in England about 1601 and died in Ipswich, Massachusetts on January 10, 1691. he was made a freeman in March 13, 1639. His parents were Rev. Thomas & Christian (Ower) Wilson. He was baptized, probably by his father, at St. George the Martyr, in Canterbury, Kent, England on December 20, 1601. Theophilus married Elizabeth ________ about 1634. 

Linking the family tree - The relationship between Theophilus Wilson, child of Rev. Thomas, and Theophilus Wilson, immigrant to Ipswich was demonstrated in an article published in 2009 in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (see citation below). It includes a search of records in England which show no records for Theophilus after 1636, the will of Rev. Thomas Wilson, and various statements and documents in New England from Theophilus Wilson's twin sisters, Martha (Wilson) Bachelor and Mary (Wilson) Treadwell, who emigrated with their husbands. His nephew, Samuel Taylor, son of Robert & Jane (Wilson) Tailer is another New England emigrant who helps establish the identity of Theophilus Wilson, immigrant. 

The children of Theophilus & Elizabeth (___) Wilson were:

  1. Thomas born about 1634 in England, married Jane Swan, and died about 1703. 
  2. Seaborn born about 1636 in presumably at sea on the voyage to New England, married Lt. David Fiske, Jr. on September 5, 1655 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and died on January 12, 1721 in Woburn, Massachusetts. 
  3. Elizabeth born about 1639, married John Pinder before August 16, 1658, and died March 29, 1671 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. 
Rev. Thomas Wilson & Christian Ower
Theophilus Wilson & Elizabeth
Seaborn Wilson & David Fiske, Jr. 
Anna Fiske & Timothy Carter
Benjamin Carter & Sarah Stone
Timothy Carter & Sarah Walker
Timothy Carter & Frances Freeland
Elias M. Carter & Rebecca Williamson
Augustus M. Carter & Mary Frances Stanley
Edward M. Carter & Fannie May Capen
T. Richard Carter - my grandfather

Prior posts about Rev. Thomas Wilson include:
Battle of Britain
Let Thanksgiving Bee Made For All Men

Wilcox, Doris Schreiber, “Massachusetts Descendants of The Rev. Thomas Wilson, Author of the Pilgrims’ Christian Dictionarie: Theophilus Wilson, Martha (Wilson) Bachelor, Mary (Wilson) Treadwell, and Their Nephew Samuel Taylor,” New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. 163, 2009.

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