William Eaton, of Reading

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William Eaton

Birthplace: Staple, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Death: September 26, 1672 (68)
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Eaton, of Staples & Dover and Elizabeth Eaton
Husband of Martha Eaton (Jenkins)
Father of Jonas Eaton; Mary Eaton; William Eaton, Jr.; Martha Brown; Abigail Moore and 4 others
Brother of Jane Shemal; Katherine Robinson; Jonas Eaton, of Reading; Joyce Ranger; Peter Eaton and 2 others

Occupation: lived in Tolland, CT 1639-1643
Managed by: Joanne HIBBS Beck (Jody)
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About William Eaton, of Reading

William Eaton. Born ca 1604 in Staple, Kent. William died on 13 May 1673 in Reading, MA.

“William Eaton was born in England, about 1604. He was a husbandman in Staples, county of Kent. He married Martha Jenkins, and accompanied by his wife and children—William, Martha and John—sailed from Sandwich, June 9, 1637, and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, of which he was a proprietor in 1642 and freeman in 1653. He subsequently removed to Reading.”

William moved from Watertown to Reading. He was a freeman in 1653.

On 26 Jan 1627/8 William married Martha Jenkins, daughter of Edward Jenkins & Martha Phillips, in St. Johns of Thanet, Staple, Kent. Born on 23 Jan 1604/5 in Staple, Kent. Martha died in Reading, MA, on 14 Nov 1680; she was 75.

Their children include:

  1. William Eaton (28 Dec 1628-)
  2. Martha Eaton (ca 1630-)
  3. John Eaton (20 Dec 1635-17 Dec 1695)
  4. Daniel Eaton (20 Jan 1638/9-ca 1713)
  5. Mary Eaton (8 Feb 1643-28 Nov 1716)

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William Eaton, of Reading's Timeline

April 10, 1566
Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
May 25, 1599
May 25, 1599
Ellastone, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
March 17, 1604
Staple, Kent, England, (Present UK)
September 26, 1608
Age 4
Dover, Kent, England, (Present UK)
September 26, 1608
Age 4
Dover, Kent, England
September 26, 1608
Age 4
Dover, Kent, England
September 26, 1608
Age 4
February 2, 1624
Staple, Kent, England
December 28, 1628
Staple, Kent, England, (Present UK)