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John Pelton

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John Pelton
Born in England
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in United States
Died in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
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John Pelton, born in England, place and time unknown, though probably about 1616, and a descendant of Essex Peltons or Poltons, came to Boston about 1630 to 1633, as his name and a description of his property appears in the “Book of Possessions,” the oldest land record of Boston, made by order of The General Court in 1634. The record therein on page 91 runs thus: “Mr. Owen Roe his possession in the limits of Boston. One house and garden bounded with the streete north; the lane west; the Cove south; and John Pelton east.

John Pelton’s possession in Boston. One house and household lot bounded with Owen Roe west; the streete north; the Cove south; and the marsh on the east.”

These lands were Lots 104 to 108, on the south side of Essex St., from Washington St., easterly. See Map F. or No. 6, page 74 where Owen Rowe, (as here spelled,) has lot 107 and John Pelton 108.

Soon after, in 1635, probably, he removed to Dorchester, then a few miles out of Boston peninsula, now a part of that city, and which had been settled in the same year but a few months earlier. In 1635 or 1636, he became by grant or purchase a joint owner of the Dorchester Patent, and received his share, as also did his heirs in its many divisions.

He married Susanna Way, daughter of Henry and Susanna, about 1643. He died in Dorchester 23 January 1681. His will mentions his wife, Susanna, his sons John, Samuel, Robert and his daughter Mary. Susanna probably lived until May 7, 1706.[1][2]


Name: John /Pelton/[3]




23 JAN 1680/81
Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA[5]

Children of John and Susanna

all born in Dorchester

John, b., probably early in 1645; baptized March 2, 1645; m. about 1673, wife’s name probaby Susanna; d. before 1699.[6]

Samuel, b. about 1647; m. May 16, 1673, Mary Smith; d. probably,1713—14.[7]

Robert, born, probably, about 1649—51, at Dorchester, Mass. He was a mariner, and on July 7, 168o, he “affirmed the loss at sea of the sloop ‘Anne and Elizabeth’ of New York, commanded by Alexander Watts.” (Glover Memorial.) He was lost at sea, July, 1683; probably unmarried, as his brother Samuel took out letters of administration, and no mention is made of wife or children.[8]

Mary, born about 1653 or '54, baptized Feb. 18, 1654. (Ch. Rec.) Was living at the death of her father; may have been older than Robert, as the exact order of births is unknown. Nothing is known as to her marriage or her death.[9]


  • Source: JMPelton Author: J. M. Pelton. Title: Genealogy of the Pelton family in America being a record of the descendants of John Pelton who settled in Boston, Mass., about 1630-1632, and died in Dorchester, Mass., January 23rd, 1681. Published 1892 by Joel Munsell's Sons in Albany, N.Y . An Open Library Org Book: JMPelton
  • Source: S1899 Title: chicoine,himes Family Tree, posted on by Neal B. Chicoine, Titusville, FL: 2010


  1. Source: #JMPelton Page:27-29
  2. Biography is selected portions of Pelton. Entered 17 July 2013 by Phil Smith.
  3. Source: #S1899
  4. Source: #S1899
  5. Source: #S1899
  6. Source: #JMPelton Page:27-29
  7. Source: #JMPelton Page:27-29
  8. Source: #JMPelton Page:27-29
  9. Source: #JMPelton Page:27-29


  • WikiTree profile Pelton-56 created through the import of Iak Family Tree.ged on Jun 14, 2011 by William Iak.
  • WikiTree profile Pelton-74 created through the import of Ferguson-Private.GED on Jan 27, 2012 by Diane Ferguson.

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