About "Rebecca" (unknown) Roberts
Rebecca's parents are not known. She married Thomas Rogers of Dover, New Hampshire before 1630, and probably died before 1673, as she is not mentioned in his will.
Children of Thomas and Rebecca named in his will:
- John b. about 1630 m. Abigail Nutter
- Thomas b. about 1636 m. Mary Leighton
- Hester married John Marytn of New Jersey
- Elizabeth married Benjamin Heard he m. (2) Ruth Eastman
- Ann married James Philbrick of Hampton, he drowned in the Hampton River in 1674, she married (2) William Marston in 1675.
- Sarah married Richard Rich Feb 24, 1670 he drowned at sea c. 1690
Source: Thomas Roberts of Dover, New Hampshire Jeanieology, Saturday, January 5, 2013
It has been Roberts family tradition to believe that Rebecca was the sister of Edward Hilton though there is no contemporary evidence to this effect. Since Thomas Roberts came to New England between 1623-1627 with Edward and Wiliam Hilton [SIC: "Ultimately no one can really say exactly when Thomas arrived"]; was permanently settled at Dover Point by 1628; and married Rebecca 1625-1629, it is plausible that Rebecca was a Hilton (see Jacobsen, p. 2, 21; Piscataqua Pioneers, p. 363). The Hilton surname, therefore, should be seen as possible and consistent with tradition, but not based on any better evidence.
"The Robertses of Northern New England"
Author: Thomas A. Jacobsen, Publication: Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie MD, 1995.
W. Prosaky GED, World Connect Project, Rootsweb.com
Edward Hilton and his brother, William, also did business with the Winslows of Worcestershire, who had immigrated to Plymouth in 1621, and so Rebecca could have met Thomas Roberts through mutual acquaintance with the Winslows.
"It is "traditionally given that the wife of Thomas Roberts was Rebecca Hilton, sister of Edward and William Hilton". What does that mean? I cannot find anywhere anything other than that statement when looking for detail on the wife of Thomas Roberts. The baptisms of the children of William Hilton of Witton cum Twamsbrook, Cheshire are recorded in the parish records. His children include Edward Hilton, William Hilton and Richard who all immigrated to New Hampshire. There is also a son John, and daughters Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth. There is no Rebecca. There is no known date of birth and there is no known date of death. There is no record of their marriage. They did not even name a daughter after her and interestingly only one of her five children named a girl Rebecca. Everything that is written about her is pure conjecture and not fact. I'm not even sure her name was really Rebecca."
"While we are on this Hilton topic, the father of the Hiltons was not Roger Hilton, it was William."
"... One of the features of the Libby-Noyes-Davis work is in its cross-referencing, but there is none here. It seems clear that they did not consider any relationship nor connection of (7) John (who removed to Piscataway, NJ.) with Francis or the Devon Martin/Martyn family. While Ms. Hamner and Mrs. Mohler at least attempt to tie John to a family in the same general geographical area, as contrasted with Charles William Francis' looking to Rehoboth and Plymouth, there seems to be no documentation or real justification for the conclusions in either case. Esther was the d/o Thomas Roberts, one of the early settlers on Dover Neck, NH. Her mother was Rebecca, maiden name unknown but often erroneously given as Rebecca Hilton, for which there is no documentation or logic. Whatever the maiden name of her mother, "Hilton" is probably the least likely."
Disconnected from Capt. Roger Hilton as father & Ellen Hilton (Mainwaring) as mother March 2016. "Unknown parent placeholders" made. Please raise a discussion with evidence if in disagreement. - eh, March 2016
Tradition says sister of William Hilton. No marriage or birth record found
there are errors in the parents given below
Rebecca Hilton Roberts Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about sponsoring this memorial... Birth: 1602 Monkwearmouth Tyne and Wear, England Death: Sep. 27, 1674 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA
Rebecca Hilton was born in 1602 in Wearmouth, Durham, England, originally Bishopwearmouth, Durham, Sunderland, England, Father: Mark Roger HILTON b: 1560 in Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England Mother: Ellen MAINWARRING b: 1558 in Wearmouth, Durham, England
Edward Hilton and William Hilton, her uncles, were wealthy London fishmongers who came and settled the Dover Colony at the same time the MARTINS and ROBERTS families came, around 1623.
Marriage: Thomas ROBERTS b: 1600 in Woolaston, Gloucester, England (Father: John ROBERTS of Woolaston. Mother: Margaret ROBERTS) Married: 1627 in Dover Colony, Strafford, NH In Sewell's History of the Quakers, Gov.Roberts rebuked his sons for their cruelty to that sect. In 1670 he gave land to sons John and Thomas ROBERTS and in 1671 gave half his remaining estate to daughter Sarah RICH, and homestead left to her and Richard RICH, his executor.
Children: Jane ROBERTS b: 1627 in Dover, Strafford, NH d. 1648 in Dover, Strafford, NH Marriage: James PHILBRICK b. 02 DEC 1617 in Bures St.Mary, Suffolk, England d. 16 NOV 1674 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH Married: 1644 in Dover, Strafford, NH (C.A.Torrey. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p.576)
Hester ROBERTS b. 1628 in Dover, Strafford, NH d. 12 DEC 1687 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey Marriage: John MARTYN (MARTIN) b. 1620 in Badcombe, Somersetshire, England [What source???] d. 05 JUL 1687 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey Married: 07 SEP 1647 in Dover, Strafford, NH John MARTIN, son of Isaac MARTIN, arrived at Weymouth, MA 06 MAY 1635 with his family. Isaac MARTIN witness in a lawsuit in Hingham, MA 1639. Family settled in Rehoboth, MA in 1643. John MARTIN settled in Dover in 1648 to 1666, served on the Grand Jury in 1654, a freeman in 1666 and removed to Piscataway, New Jersey, 1666-1676, and Woodbridge, New Jersey, 1676-1687. (C.A.Torrey. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p.492) Savage. Gen.Dict.of First Settlers of New England, p.162 Pope. Pioneers of Massachusetts, p.303.
Sgt John ROBERTS b: 25 MAR 1629 in Dover, Strafford, NH d: 21 JAN 1695 in Dover, Strafford, NH Marriage: Abigail NUTTER Father: Hatevil NUTTER. Mother: Anne AYERS. Married: 1655 in Durham, NH (C.A.Torrey. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p.628) active against the Quakers in 1662, Marshall 1680
Anne ROBERTS* b: 1631 in Dover, Strafford, NH d: 31 DEC 1717 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH Marriage: James PHILBRICK b: 02 DEC 1617 in Bures St.Mary, Suffolk, England d: 16 NOV 1674 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH Married: 1650 in Haverhill, Essex, MA and Hampton, NH Married2: William MARSTON Married: 05 Jul 1675 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH (C.A.Torrey. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p.576, p.492)
Thomas ROBERTS b: 1636 in Dover Neck, Strafford, NH d: 1703 in Dover, Strafford, NH Marriage: Mary LEIGHTON b: 1636 in Dover, Strafford, NH d: 1705 in Dover, Strafford, NH (daughter of Thomas LEIGHTON and Joanna NUTTER) Married: 1660 in Dover, Strafford, NH (C.A.Torrey. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p.628)
Sarah ROBERTS b: 1639 in Dover, Strafford, NH d: OCT 1692 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA Marriage: Richard RICH, a mariner, removed to Eastham, MA 1676 where he died at sea 03 OCT 1692. Married: 24 Feb 1665 in Dover, Strafford, NH (C.A.Torrey. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p.621)
Elizabeth ROBERTS b: 1641 in Dover Neck, Strafford, NH d: MAY 1690 in Dover, Strafford, NH Marriage: Benjamin HEARD b: 20 FEB 1643 in Dover, Strafford, NH d: 20 JAN 1709 in Salisbury, Essex, MA occupation: Cordwainer and shoemaker (Father: John HEARD. Mother: Elizabeth HULL) Married: 1673 in Dover, Strafford, NH (C.A.Torrey. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p.362)
"Thomas Roberts made his will, dated 27 Sept 1673. Since it was probated 30 June 1674; he probably died in 1674, as it was the custom to probate the wills soon after the death of the testator. He left a wife named Rebecca." John Scales, "Colonial Era History of Dover, New Hampshire" p.302 "He was buried in the oldest cemetery in Dover, which is adjacent to the Roberts homestead on the high bank of the Fore River at what was known as Dover Neck." Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Noyes, p.589.
"After her husband's (Thomas Roberts) death in 1674 she was in Boston, Mass. where she died."
Spouse: Thomas Roberts (1600 - 1674) Children: Ann Roberts Marston (1631 - 1718)* Thomas Roberts (1633 - 1703)*
- Calculated relationship
Burial: Kings Chapel Burying Ground Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA
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For My 11th Great Grandmother. Proud to be Your Descendant. - Dawn Allen Lawson
Added: Jun. 7, 2014
In memory of my 10th greatgrandmother, Rebecca Hilton Roberts, I share this pansy flower with you, one of my mother's favorite flowers. - Judi Brogioli
Added: May. 27, 2014
To my 10th Grt Grandmother. - Carol
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Thomas ROBERTS10 was born in 1600 in Woolaston,Gloucestshire,England. He was christened on 22 November 1612 in Cranbrook, England. He died on 27 September 1673 at the age of 73 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. Thomas has reference number 24061. Parents: Thomas ROBERTS and Frances JAMES. Parents: Sir Thomas ROBERTS and Frances JAMES. Parents: Thomas ROBERTS and Frances JAMES. Spouse: Mrs. Rebecca ROBERTS.
Spouse: Rebecca HILTON. Rebecca HILTON and Thomas ROBERTS were married in 1627 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. Children were: Hester ROBERTS, Jane ROBERTS, John ROBERTS, Anna ROBERTS, Sarah ROBERTS, Elizabeth ROBERTS, Thomas ROBERTS JR [SGT], Hester ROBERTS, Ann ROBERTS, Elizabeth ROBERTS, Sarah ROBERTS, Thomas ROBERTS, Hester ROBERTS, Anna ROBERTS, Elizabeth ROBERTS, Sarah ROBERTS, Thomas ROBERTS, Jane ROBERTS, Anna ROBERTS, Hester (Esther) ROBERTS, Elizabeth ROBERTS, Sarah ROBERTS, Hesther ROBERTS, William ROBERTS, Ann ROBERTS, John ROBERTS, Anna ROBERTS, Anna ROBERTS.
"Rebecca" (unknown) Roberts's Timeline
Woolaston, Devon, England, United Kingdom
March 25, 1621
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Dover, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
Dover Neck, Strafford, New Hampshire
September 27, 1673
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
May 6, 1933