James Moulton, of Wenham

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James Moulton, of Wenham

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England
Death: March 30, 1680 (73-81)
Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Moulton and Mary Eastow
Husband of Mary Moulton; Mary Moulton and Alice Moulton
Father of James Moulton, 2; Samuel Moulton; Sarah Haynes; Mary Friend and James Moulton, Jr.
Brother of Robert Moulton; Vicar Samuel Moulton, Sr.; John Moulton, of Hampton; Bridget Moulton, Twin; Henry Moulton and 12 others
Half brother of Sarah Hobbs and Mary Marston

Occupation: Royal Navy
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About James Moulton, of Wenham

James Moulton

  • Birth: 1603 - Ormsby, Co Norfork, England
  • Death: Mar 30 1680 - Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Parents: Robert Moulton, Mary Moulton (born Smith)
  • Siblings: John C Moulton, Miriam Moulton, Bridget Moulton, Mary Moulton, Thomas Moulton, Elizabeth Moulton, Abigail Moulton, Daniel Moulton, William Moulton, Ruth Moulton


(f/g) James Moulton Birth: 1603 Norfolk, England Death: 1678 Wenham Essex County Massachusetts, USA

James was born in Ormsby, Norfolk, England.

He married Mary, whose maiden name is unknown, in 1636 in Massachusetts. They had three children: James (Jr.) in 1638, Samuel about 1641 and Mary, whose birth year is unknown.

James (Sr.) was a member of the church in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts in 1637, but later moved to Wenham, Essex Co. He played an active part in the community life of that town. In 1646 he was appointed constable, and in 1654, graineryman. He was made a deacon of the Wenham church in 1674.

Family links:

 Mary Moulton
 James Moulton (1638 - 1696)

Burial: Unknown Created by: Mary Jo C. Martin Record added: Mar 02, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 48989203 -tcd


  • A history of the Moulton family; a record of the descendents of James Moulton of Salem and Wenham, Massachusetts, from 1629-1905 by [Moulton, Eben Hobson]
  • https://archive.org/details/historyofmoulton00moul
  • JAMES MOULTON, brother of Robert and probably of the Charlestown Thomas. He was born in the eastern part of England in 1602. He married Mary ___ and had three children :
    • 1. James, christened in Salem, Nov. 7, 1637.
    • 2. Samuel, " " Oct. 25, 1642.
    • 3. Mary or Marah, married James Friend, December 12, 1662.
  • James was admitted an inhabitant of Salem, June 7 1637; made a freeman March, 1637. He joined the church in December of the same year. He was granted by the town of Salem, eighty acres of land,
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofmoulton00moul#page/8/mode/1up
  • of which eight were to be meadow land, October 9th., 1639. In the same year he witnessed a deed of Sarah Scarlet. (Pro. Rec, 2:12.)
  • In a list of persons among whom the marsh and meadow lands were divided in 1640, his share was three-fourths of an acre, he having at that time a family of five persons. In 1646 he was in Wenham and was sworn as a constable. At the first town meeting held in Wenham, 1654, he was chosen Graineryman. In 1657 he paid the largest tax in Wenham. He was chosen deacon of the Wenham Church in 1674. His will was dated February 26th., 1678. Amount of estate, four hundred and fifty-six pounds; with one exception the largest in Wenham. He gave five pounds to Harvard College, five pounds to the Wenham Church and five pounds to Rev. Gerish, the pastor. (Rec. Ips. series 4 : 319.)
  • His home stood on the southern side of the road leading from Wenham to Topsfield, just west of the straits and near the hill that still bears his name. The house was torn down by Colonel Paul Porter in 1821.
  • James Moulton the Second, son of James First was christened in Salem, November 7, 1637; made a freeman September 11, 1665; went to Wenham with his father and died October 24, 1696. His will was probated December 14, 1696, in which he gave his wife Elizabeth the improvement of the house lands and mentioned sons and Elizabeth Adams. Joined the church the 10th, of February, 1662. His wife died July 14th , 1703.
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofmoulton00moul#page/9/mode/1up
  • He had four children:
    • .... etc.


Emigrated to New England 1637 after the death of his mother Mary in1636

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James Moulton, of Wenham's Timeline

Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England
January 7, 1638
Age 35
Salem, Massachusetts
January 7, 1638
Age 35
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
October 25, 1642
Age 39
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 43
Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts
March 30, 1680
Age 77
Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts