John Weston (1631 - 1719) MP

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Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Reading (now Wakefield), Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Owned Sailing Vessels, 1644 emigration (Stow Away), Fought in King Phiilips' War
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About John Weston

JOHN WESSON or Weston was born in 1630/1631 in Buckinghamshire, England. John died in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA, in 1723; he was 93. Religion: Puritan - Joined Salem Church 1648. On 18 Feb 1653/1654 when John was 23, he married Sarah FITCH, daughter of Deacon Zachariah / Zachary FITCH & Mary ?, in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. Born bef 1638 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA. Sarah died on 25 Dec 1698; she was 60.

They had the following children:

i. John (Died Young). Born on 17 Aug 1655 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. John died in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA, on 19 Aug 1655; he was <1.

ii. Sarah. Born on 15 Jul 1656 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. At the age of <1, Sarah was baptized in Salem, Essex Co., MA, on 10 May 1657. Sarah died on 27 Jan 1685/1686; she was 28.

iii. Mary (Died Young). Born on 25 May 1659 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. Mary died in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA, in 1659; she was <1.

iv. John. Born on 8 Mar 1661 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. At the age of <1, John was baptized in Salem, Essex Co., MA, on 29 Aug 1661. John died in 1719; he was 57. In 1684 when John was 22, he married Mary BRYANT. Born in 1666.

v. Elizabeth. Born on 7 Feb 1662/1663 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. At the age of 1, Elizabeth was baptized in Salem, Essex Co., MA, in Oct 1663.

vi. Samuel. Born on 16 Apr 1665 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. In 1688 when Samuel was 22, he married Abigail EAMIS.

2 vii. STEPHEN (1667-1753)

3 viii. Thomas (1670-1745)

John Weston

   * Born: 1631, Buckinghamshire, England 135
   * Marriage: Sara Fitch on 18 Apr 1653 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts 559,558,134
   * Died: Abt 1723, Reading, Massachusetts about age 92 135

bullet Noted events in his life were:

• Emigration: at age 13 from England to Salem, Massachusetts, 1644. 135,136

Came to Salem 1644 and settled in Reading, now Wakefield, 1652. He was prosperous and the possessor of several tracts of valuable land.

• Dates & Events.

He was was prosperous and the possessor of several tracts of valuable land. He married April 18, 1653, Sarah Fitch, daughter of Deacon Zachary. This is the earliest marriage record in Reading. He died about 1723, aged over 90 years.

• Background Information.

About the year 1644, during the Civil War in England, John Weston came from Buckinghamshire, England to Salem, Massachusetts. He left his widowed mother, and secured passage to America by concealing himself in a emigrant ship until well out to see. He was then thirteen years of age.

He was a member of the Frist Church in Salem in 1648, and about the year 1652, removed to Reading. He lived in a part of the twon named Wakefield. He was a large landed proprietor, his property adjoining the meeting house square and bordering on the southeast part of the Reading pond, extending thence southerly.

He was a man of great industry and wealth, being the largest tax payer in the town, and became distinguished for important service participation in the formation and administration of the Colonial government.

Deeply interested in religious matters, he frequently penciled down sermons, in which he exhibited a good degree of skill. He died about the year 1723, at the advance age of more than ninety-two years. He was married 18 Apr 1653 to Sarah Fitch, daughter of Deacon Zachary and Mary Fitch of Reading. They were the parents of eight children, John (died young), Sarah, Mary, John, Elizabeth, Samuel, Stephen and Thomas.

~Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of the Achievements of ... By Ezra Scollay Stearns, William Frederick Whitcher, Edward Everett Parker, Lewis Publishing Company, Lewis publishing company, Chicago, pg. 1279

• Dates & Events.

John was a captain of a trading vessel and made several voyages to England. He was a Puritan, very earnest in his piety, and his gravestone in Reading graveyard shows that he was one of the founders of the church there. He served in King Philip's war.

~Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, pg. 1141

John married Sara Fitch, daughter of Zacharie Fitch and Mary Walice ?, on 18 Apr 1653 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts 141,558.,134 (Sara Fitch was born on 20 Jun 1633 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England and died on 25 Dec 1698 in Reading, Massachusetts.)

Sources:

1. Descendants of Dea. Zachary Fitch - The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994,

July 1901

Vol. 55

pages 288-290

http://www.nehgs.org/

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2. John Nathan Weston, Sketches of Alumni at the Different Colleges of New England - The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994,

July 1847 Vol. 1 page 278

http://www.nehgs.org/.

3. sambehling@aol.com

4. Ezra Scollay Stearns, William Frederick Whitcher, Edward Everett Parker, Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Published 1908 by Lewis publishing company, found on Google Books.

5. Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Published 1909 Lewis historical publishing company, found on Google Books.

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sam

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John Weston's Timeline

1631
1631
Buckinghamshire, England
1644
1644
Age 13
1644
Age 13
Came from Buckinghamshire, England as a stowaway
1652
1652
Age 21
Reading, Massachuttes
1653
April 18, 1653
Age 22
Reading, Middlesex, Massachuettes
1655
August 17, 1655
Age 24
Reading, Massachuttes
August 17, 1655
Age 24
Reading, Middlesex, Mass
1656
July 15, 1656
Age 25
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1659
May 25, 1659
Age 28
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1662
February 7, 1662
Age 31
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts