Deacon William Holton

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William Holton

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Holton and Constance Holton
Husband of Mary Holton and Jane Holton
Father of Sarah King; Mary Root; John Holton; Ruth Lyman; Samuel Holton and 3 others

Occupation: a 1st settler of Hartford 1636/ and of Northampton 1653. Deputy to the general court, Deacon
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Immediate Family

About Deacon William Holton

ID: I03571 Name: William HOLTON 1 2 3 Sex: M Reference Number: 3571

Marriage 1 Mary WINCHELL Children

Mary HOLTON b: 1636 in Hartford, Connecticut
William HOLTON
Rachel HOLTON b: 1640
Ruth HOLTON b: ABT 1643
John HOLTON
Sarah HOLTON

Sources: Title: Rootsweb Note: ABBR Rootsweb Repository: Media: Internet Page: Descendants of Richard Lyman & Sarah Osborne Note: Database: wildbill (farnorth-ak@gci.net) Title: A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England Before1692 Author: James Savage Title: Rootsweb.com databases Note: ABBR Rootsweb.com databases Page: Descendants of John Guilford and related families; database=:3228263


-------------------- He was a deacon. -------------------- This should be considered extremely questionable due to lack of support for the parentage of Alexander Holton b. c. 1700. -------------------- William Holton sailed from England in 1634, arrived at Charlestown, and took up farming in Hartford, Connecticut near the Connecticut River. His wife is thought to have been Mary Winche. In 1653, he became one of the original founders of Northampton, Massachusetts, and went on to serve there as magistrate.

William Holton is the ninth great-grandfather of the late Diana Spencer (1961-1997), Princess of Wales.

References:

Henry Cornelius Klassen. Luther H. Holton: A Founding Canadian Entrepreneur. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2001. [See pp. 1-2.]

Gary Boyd Roberts. "The New England Ancestry of H. R. H. the Princess of Wales." Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Judith McGhan, ed. Reprinted for Clearfield Company. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 2006. [See pp. 627-28] --------------------

Biographical Summary:

William Holton (Houghton, Holten) came in the "Francis," from Ipswich, 1634, aged 23. An original proprietor at Hartford; his home-lot in 1639 was on "the road from George Steel's to the Great Swamp," now Washington St. Removed to Northampton in 1654; was the first deacon there; member of first Board of Magistrates; deputy several years; died in Northampton, August 12, 1691; his widow, Mary, died November 16, 1691.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 245. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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Deacon William Holton's Timeline

1610
October 20, 1610
Holton St. Mary's, Suffolk, England
October 20, 1610
Holton St. Mary,Suffolk,England
October 20, 1610
Nayland, Suffolk, England
1610
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1637
October 8, 1637
Age 27
Hartford, Connecticut
1638
1638
Age 28
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
1640
1640
Age 30
Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1641
1641
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1642
1642
Age 32
Massachusetts Bay Colony
1646
November 1, 1646
Age 36
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA