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John Vinton

Birthplace: Taunton, Somerset, England
Death: Died in New Haven, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Vinton and Jane Vinton
Husband of Ann Vinton
Father of John Vinton, Jr.; William Vinton; Eleanor Ramsdell; Blaise Vinton; Ann Hale and 2 others
Brother of Agnes Vinton; Margaret Vinton and Jane Vinton

Occupation: prob. French Huguenot; thr immigrant
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About John Vinton

John VINTON1 was born 1620 in Taunton, Hampshire, England1, and died August 03, 1664 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut

Said in the Vinton Memorial (1858) by John Adams Vinton to be probably of French Huguenot extraction was at Lynn as early as 1648 where he was connected with the Iron Works County He and his wife Anne both died at New Haven Aug.3,1664. [Sprague #5243]

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Sixteen years after the Puritans settled Boston, they built this impressive, large manufacturing complex [Lynn (Saugus) Ironworks]. At the time there were only a dozen such high-tech plants in all of Europe. Skilled metallurgists John Turner and John Vinton were brought in to manage the fineries. Unskilled laborers cut wood for making charcoal, and quarrying the bog ore and flux.

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Birth: 1620, England Death: 1663 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA

Place of birth possibly England or France (rumored Huguenot heritage), year estimated 1620. Emigrated to New England possibly by 1643. Of Lynn, Massachusetts, by 1648 (birth of daughter).

Children (births recorded at Lynn):

Ann d. Jo[h]n, 4 : 2 m : 1656. CT. R. Blaze, s. Jo[h]n, 22 : 2 m : 1654 CT. R. El[ea]nor, d. Jo[h]n, __ : 3 m : 1648 CT. R. Elizabeth, d. Jo[h]n, __ : 11 m : 1657 John, s. Jo[h]n, 2 : 1 m : 1650 CT. R. Sara, d. John and Ann, 16 : 7 m : 1662 CT. R. Will, s. Jo[h]n, "last" : 2 m : 1652 CT. R. (MAVR)


Thanks to Find A Grave member Anne for providing information about John Vinton's dates and places of birth and death. Anne cites the Wereley-Savey family tree.

Massachusetts Vital Records (MAVR). Lynn - v 1, p 410. Via American

The Vinton memorial: comprising a genealogy of the descendants of John Vinton of Lynn, 1648. John Adams Vinton (1858). Note: Use this work only for clues. Much information has been disproved or expanded by later researchers.

Family links:

 Ann Moore Vinton (1619 - 1664)

 John Vinton (1650 - 1727)*
 Blaze Vinton (1654 - 1716)*
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John Vinton's Timeline

Taunton, Somerset, England
May 1648
Age 28
Lynn, Essex, MA, United States
March 2, 1650
Age 30
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
April 30, 1652
Age 32
Lynn, Essex, MA
April 22, 1654
Age 34
Lynn, Essex, MA
April 4, 1656
Age 36
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 15, 1658
Age 38
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
September 16, 1662
Age 42
Lynn, Essex, MA
August 3, 1664
Age 44
New Haven, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America