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Catharine Hilton (Shapleigh)

Also Known As: "Treworgy", "Katherine James", "Catherine Hilton"
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Kingsweare, Brixham, Devon, England
Death: May 29, 1676 (73-81)
Newmarket (Exeter) Rockingham, New Hampshire
Place of Burial: Newmarket (Exeter) Rockingham, New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alexander Shapleigh, of Totnes & Old Kittery and Marguerite Bloedel
Wife of James Treworgye and Edward Hilton
Mother of John Treworgy; Nicholas Trevorgye; Samuel Trevorgye; Joanna Treworgye; Lucia 'Lucy' Chadbourne and 1 other
Sister of Elizabeth Shapleigh; James Shapleigh and Alexander Shapleigh, Jr.
Half sister of Judith Shapleigh; Margaret Shapleigh; Grace Shapleigh; Elizabeth Catherine Shapleigh; George Shapleigh and 3 others

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About Catharine Hilton

Katharine Shapleigh

  • Birth: Circa 1601 - England
  • Death: May 29 1676 - Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
  • Parents: Alexander Shapleigh, Sr, Margaret Bloedel
  • Husband: James Treworgy, Edward Hilton

After the death of James Treworgy, Katherine married Edward Hilton. There is an extensive sketch of him in "Great Migration", which includes Katherine's will:

'In her undated will, proved 30 May 1676, "Mrs. Katharaine Hilton" bequeathed to "James Tryworthy the son of Sam Tryworthy" a silver beaker to be kept in the hands of "her daughter Elizabeth Gilman" until James was of age; to "James Triworth the son of John Triworthy" a silver cup with fork; to "Edward Hilton junior" a silver cup with two ears; to "Sam Gilman her grandchild" a silver spoon; to "Mr. Sam: Dudly toward his ministry" 40s.; to "her daughter Mrs. Meridith named by Joanna" one iron great kettle and clothing; to "Mrs. Lucy Wells" one stone ring, one more hair petticoat; to "her daughter Elizabeth Gilman" her wedding ring and clothing; to "Johanna Meridith, her grandchild" sheets; to "Mary Gilman her grandchild" cloth items and a great pewter platter; to "Betty Gilman" sheets and stockings; to "Abigail Gilman the wife of Edward Gilman" a feather pillow, rug, pillion, pillion cloth, hood, and safeguard; to "Katharaine Paul" clothing; to "Sarah Gilman" a black hood; to "Lydye Gilman" a black hood; to "Abigail Gilman" her white mantle; to "Goodwife Robinson" clothing; the remainder of her linen to be divided among all her granddaugthers; to "Jane Hilton" clothing; residue "when all her debts are discharged, in reference to her son-in-law Capt. John Gilman, & Mrs. Wells, & what shall be laid out and expended about her funeral, the remainder to be divided among her grandchildren"; "my son John Gilman, Capt.," executor [NHPP 31:172-73].

'The inventory of Mrs. Catherine Hilton of Exeter was taken 6 October 1676 and totalled £78 10s. 6d. [NHPP 31:174].


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Catharine Hilton's Timeline

April 2, 1599
Kingsweare, Brixham, Devon, England
April 2, 1599
St. Omer, Normandy, France
April 2, 1599
Saint-Omer, Pas de Calais, Artois, France
April 2, 1599
St. Omer, Normandy, France
April 2, 1599
St. Omar, Normandy, France
September 30, 1618
Age 19
Kingsweare, Brixham, Devon, England
Age 28
Kingswear, Devonshire, England
October 11, 1629
Age 30
Brixham, Devonshire, England
Age 29
Kingsweare, Brixham, Devonshire, England