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Col. Jonathan Tyng

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: January 19, 1723 (80)
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Edward Tyng and Mary Tyng
Husband of Sarah Tyng; Sarah Tyng and Judith Tyng
Father of Jonathan Tyng; William Tyng; Bersheba Tyng; Edward Tyng; Eleazer Tyng and 6 others
Brother of Hannah Gookin; Mary Tyng; Deliverance Searle; Rebecca Tyng; Colonel Edward Tyng, ll and 4 others

Occupation: Merchant
Managed by: Carol Ann Selis
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About Col. Jonathan Tyng

Here lyes buried the body of Jonathan Tyng, Esqr., who deceased January 19th, 1723-1724, in ye 81st year of his age.

Jonathan Tyng, Esquire - Colonel - was born December 15, 1642, son of Colonel Edward Tyng, of Boston (died in Dunstable, 1681). He married Sarah, daughter of Hezekiah Usher; died 1713. Judith, his widow, died 1736. His father's family was one of the most prominent families in Massachusetts. He was Colonel of the Second Regiment of foot and a justice of the court, was one of Sir Edmund Andros's Council, 1687, a magistrate, and a man of influence.

2. HON. JONATHAN TYNG, son of Hon. Edward, born December 15, 1642. He was one of the earliest settlers of the original township, and occupied a commanding position in civil and m.ilitary affairs. He was colonel of the north or upper Middlesex regiment and was vested with unusual authority by the government of the province. In the successive wars with the Indians he was in command over a considerable territory and at all times secured the confidence of the government.

In 1676 he was appointed superintendent over the friendly Indians colonized at Dunstable. In this mission, Robert Parris was his deputy or assistant.

In the commission of King James II. to Governor Joseph Dudley, 1686, he is named one of the councillors. The same council was continued through the administration of Governor Andros. Crowning the honors of of a serviceable career he was a judge of the court of Middlesex county from 1702 to 1719.

In the superior qualities of his mind and character in the activities of his useful life and in the achievements of his descendants is found the inviting and substantial material for a volume of local history.

[p.84] Hon. Jonathan Tyng married Sarah Usher, daughter of Hezekiah and Frances Usher of Boston. A record of her death has not been discovered. She was the mother of his children. He married, second, in Boston, May 30, 1706, Sarah (Gibbons-Richards) Davie. She was a daughter of William Gibbons, born in Hartford, August 17, 1645. She married James Richards of Hartford, who died July 29, 1680; she married, second, Humphrey Davie of Boston, his second wife. She died at Woburn, February 28, 1712-3 "in the 69year of her age . Gravestone at Woburn. In Massachusetts Historical collections, sixth series, Vol II., page 298, is found an item by Samuel Sewall; "March 4, 1713-14 went to Woburn to attend the funeral of Aunt Tyng being his second wife."

He married, third, Judith (Reyner) Fox, a daughter of Rev. John Reyner of Plymouth, Mass., and Dover, N.H., and widow of Rev. Jabez Fox of Woburn.

He removed from Dunstable to Woburn 1712 or 1713, and there died January 19, 1723-4. His widow died June 5, 1736, aged 98 years. Gravestones at Woburn.

Five children were born in Boston and seven in Dunstable.


  • Early Generations of the Founders of Old Dunstable: Thirty Families By Ezra S. Stearns. Page 84. GoogleBooks
  • The New England Merchants In The Seventeenth Century By Bernard Bailyn. Page GoogleBooks
  • ref: public Ancestry record
Married 1st Sarah Usher; 11 children:
  • Francis Tyng
  • Elizabeth Tyng
  • Jonathan Tyng
  • John Tyng
  • Mary Tyng
  • William Tyng
  • Hezekiah Tyng
  • Edward Tyng
  • Joseph Tyng
  • Eleazer Tyng
  • Bersheba Tyng

Married 2nd Judith Reyner.

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Col. Jonathan Tyng's Timeline

December 15, 1642
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
December 11, 1669
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
December 28, 1670
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
January 29, 1672
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
September 11, 1673
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
January 16, 1677
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
April 22, 1679
Dunstable, MA
May 29, 1680
Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
March 2, 1682
Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA