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John Wiley

Also Known As: "John Wylley"
Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Mumby,,Lincolnshire,England
Death: circa August 3, 1662 (38-51)
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Willey and Salley or Sally (Sarah?) Willey
Husband of Elizabeth Wiley
Father of John Wiley, Jr.; Mary Sage; Elizabeth Wiley; Timothy Wiley; Susanna Wiley and 2 others

Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About John Wiley


John Wiley, immigrant, was born in England c. 1615. and was among a number of the Wiley family to immigrate to New England before 1650. He was among the first settlers of Reading, Ma. John lived in "Litttle World", now known as Woodville. Wife Elizabeth was a member or the Reading Church in 1648. She died Aug. 3,.1622. John died c. 1672.


  1. John, Jr.- Nov. 4, 1645; d. Sept. 5, 1672
  2. Benjamin
  3. Elizabeth-b. March 4, 1649
  4. Timothy-b. April 24, 1653
  5. Susanna-b.July 16-1655
  6. Sarah-b. February 4, 1658; d. April 24, 1761
  • Entry for Guerra Tharp Family:

Emigrated May, 1635 in the middle of the month on the "Elizabeth & Anne"; Roger Cooper was the master; arrived Boston , MA abt. July 1635, and settled in Watertown then Salisbury, MA in 1635.

Land inventory of 1652 shows John owned 11 acres of land and on Jan 27, 1655 he owned 15 acres

  • Sources

Genealogical and Personal Memoirs: Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts; By William Richard Cutter; New York,1908; Vol 1; pg. 180

Guerra Tharp FamilyEntries: 32227 Updated: 2012-01-02 17:25:13 UTC (Mon) Contact: Suzanne Guerra

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JOHN WILEY-died 1672. Was one of the earliest settlers of the town of Reading, Mass., and the town was settled in 1650.


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John Wiley's Timeline

November 4, 1645
Age 30
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
February 8, 1646
Age 31
Watertown, Litchfield County, Connecticut
March 4, 1649
Age 34
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts?
April 24, 1653
Age 38
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
July 16, 1655
Age 40
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
February 4, 1658
Age 43
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 3, 1662
Age 47
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States