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Margaret Gould Hilton (Stilson)

Birthplace: Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Manchester, Essex, MA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James John Stilson, Sr. and Margaret Stilson
Wife of Lt. William Hilton, III
Mother of William Hilton; Stilson Hilton and Samuel Hilton
Sister of James Stilson jr

Managed by: Amanda Renee Walsh
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About Margaret Gould Hilton

Margaret Stilson was born in 1679 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of James Stilson.1 Margaret married William Hilton, son of William Hilton and Anne Parsons, in 1700 in Bristol (now Breman), New Hampshire. Margaret married John Allen after 1723. Margaret Stilson died in November 1763 at age 84 years.

In about 1688/89, when Margaret Stilson was around 9 or 10 years old, she was canoeing with her family across the water at Muscongus, Maine. Indians attacked and fired upon them, killing her father and her younger baby sister who was "taken from her mother's breast and burnt on the fire."

Margaret and her mother (who it is believed was also called Margaret) were taken captive and sold to the French in Canada. Margaret's mother and 21 other captives were ransomed by Matthew Cary and released at Quebec in October 1695. The mother married Thomas Pittman of Massachusetts. Young Margaret was released after 12 years in captivity (around 1700), returned home where she married William Hilton, and they went to live in Manchester, Massachusetts, near Salem.2 Children of Margaret Stilson and William Hilton

   Stilson Hilton+ b. 1702, d. 1741
   William Hilton+ b. b 16 May 1709, d. May 1757


Captured by Indians as a child, remained in captivity in Canada for 12 years.
Second marriage to John Allen in 1727. He died about 1737.

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Margaret Gould Hilton's Timeline

Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
June 2, 1699
Age 20
York, York, ME
Age 23
Age 31
Marblehead, Essex, MA, USA
May 16, 1713
Age 34
Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 84
Manchester, Essex, MA
Marblehead, Essex, MA