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William Tyng

Birthplace: of Wapping, London, Middlesex, England
Death: January 18, 1653 (47-48)
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Tyng, I and Unknown Mrs Tyng 1577
Husband of Ann Tyng; Elizabeth Tyng and Jane Tyng
Father of Elizabeth Brattle; Anna Shepard; Bethiah Wharton and Mercy Bradstreet
Brother of Col. Edward Tyng

Occupation: Merchant, captain, treasurer of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
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About Capt. William Tyng

Capt. William Tyng was born circa 1605 at England, perhaps of Wapping, alternately of Dunstable; and died on 18 January 1653 at Braintree, Norfolk, MA.1,2,3. At his death he was the wealthiest man of his day.

His brother was Edward Tyng. "The name Dunstable derived from a town in England where both [Edward] Tyng and his wife were born. You may also see the rectangle of land referenced as 'The Ancient Town of Dunstable'."

brief biography

From Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of ..., Volume 1 edited by Cuyler Reynolds

Captain William Tyng, a merchant of distinction in Boston, who came to America in the "Nicholas," chartered by himself at London. He arrived in Boston, July 3, 1638. He was representative, 1639, 44, and 1647; treasurer of the colony, 1640-44; captain of the militia company of Braintree, Massachusetts, where he removed in his latter days, and which he represented in the federal court, 1649-51. His widow (Jane, his third wife) survived him. [sic: died 1652]. His first wife was Ann Brown; his second, Elizabeth, daughter of Rowland Coytmore.



  1. Ann Dersley (but Savage says Ann Brown), m Jun 1634 in England
  2. Elizabeth Coytemore, daughter of Rowland Coytemore and Katharine Myles, m 1638 in England or Braintree
  3. Jane, perhaps the widow of Richard Hunt, m 10 Jan 1649 in Boston. Died 3 Oct. 1652 according to Savage

William Tyng and Elizabeth Coytemore had 4 daughters

  1. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Brattle;
  2. Anna, wife of Rev. Thomas Shepard, Gent;
  3. Bethia, wife of Richard Wharton, Esq; &
  4. Mercy, wife of Samuel Bradstreet 4,2,3

supporting data

From Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, - Vol. I-IV (4). Boston, 1860-1862. Volume 4: 358

WILLIAM, Boston, elder br. of Edward the first, a merch. of distinct. came prob. in the Nicholas, of 300 tons, charter. by hims. at London, arr. at Boston, 3 July 1638, as Josselyn, wh. was a passeng.---tells in his curious vol. of Voyages. He join. our ch. 3 Mar. foll. and was adm. freem. 10 days aft. was of ar. co. 1638, rep. 1639, 40, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7, treasr. of the Col. 1640-4; capt. of the Braintree milit. comp. and in latter days liv. in that town, was its rep. 1649, 50, and 1; his w. Jane, being his third, wh. may have been wid. of the first Enoch Hunt, d. 3 Oct. 1652, and he d. 18 Jan. foll. leav. larger est. than any in the country of that day. It is by his descend. Rev. William Brattle, said, that " his first w. was Ann Brown, by wh. he had two ch. wh. d. bef. he m. our gr. mo. Eliz. d. of Rowland Coytemore, whose maiden name was Myles, and had a former h. named Gray, by wh. she had my aunts Nowell and Graves." By Eliz. he had Eliz. b. I doubt not in Eng. 6 Feb. 1638, bapt. here, 10 Mar. 1639; Ann, 6, bapt. 12 Jan. 1640; Bethia, 17, bapt. 23 May 1641; and Mercy, 13 Jan. bapt 5 Feb. 1643.

family notes



  • Ann Dersley (but Savage says Ann Brown), m Jun 1634 in England.
  • Ellizabeth Coytemore, m 1638 in England or Braintree
    • Her mother's 1st husband was Gray, at least 2 daughters, who m Nowell and Graves
  • Jane Hunt, m 10 Jan 1649 in Boston (widow of Enoch Hunt)

Member, Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Boston.

  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the ...By Charles Henry Pope page 467
  • Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of Achievements of the People of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys in New York State, Included Within the Present Counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene, Volume 1 by Cuyler Reynolds Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911 - Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) - 1847 pages.  page 336
  • Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall page 183
  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Genealogical Publishing Com, 1985 - Marriage records - 1009 pages page 763
  • "Decease of the Fathers of New England" in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1 page 286
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Capt. William Tyng's Timeline

London, Middlesex, England
February 6, 1638
London, Middlesex, England
January 6, 1639
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
- 1644
Age 35
Treasurer Of The MA Bay Colony
May 17, 1641
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Bethia Ting
in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988

Name: Bethia Ting
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 17 May 1641
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Father Name: William Ting
Mother Name: Elisabeth Ting

January 13, 1643
Boston, Suffolk County , Massachusetts
January 18, 1653
Age 48
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts