John Wilson, Jr. (1621 - 1691) MP

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Birthplace: London, England, London, England
Death: Died in Norfolk, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Reverand, Minister, Medfield, Reverend
Managed by: Eric Michael ANDERSON
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About John Wilson, Jr.

John "had the benefit of joining the church of his father 3 Mar. 1644, but was not freeman until 1647, ordained as colleague with Rev. Richard Mather at Dorchester in 1649, but contined only two years and was then setted at Medfield."12

ca 1647 John married Sarah Hooker, daughter of Rev. Thomas Hooker (ca 1586-7 Jul 1647) & Susanna Garbrand (1593-17 May 1676). Born ca 1630 in Essex, England.19 Sarah died on 20 Aug 1725 in Braintree, MA.49

JOHN WILSON, Jr., was born in Windsor, Essex, England, in September 1621. He came with his father to New England in 1630. He graduated from Harvard College in 1642, was ordained and settled in Dorcester, Norfolk, MA, where he was a colleague of Rev. Richard Mather.

SARAH HOOKER was born in the Little Baddow section of Chelmsford, Essex, England, in 1629. She came to America with her father. She was planning her wedding when her father, the Rev. THOMAS HOOKER, died suddenly. She and JOHN married shortly thereafter.

In 1651, they removed to Medfield, Norfolk, MA, where Rev. JOHN WILSON, Jr., was the first minister of that town, and he remained there until his death, Aug. 23, 1691.

SARAH moved to Braintree, Middlesex, MA, and died there, Aug. 8, 1725

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Rev. John Wilson's Timeline

September, 1621
London, England
Age 25
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 28
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
November 12, 1652
Age 31
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
September 5, 1656
Age 35
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
June 18, 1660
Age 38
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, American Colonies
December 1, 1664
Age 43
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusets
August 23, 1691
Age 69
Norfolk, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
April 28, 1928
Age 69
January 24, 1930
Age 69