John Dwight birthplace

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Dwight-150 and Dwight-61 are surely the same person.

but where was he born and when did he die?
WikiTree profile: John Dwight
in Genealogy Help by Sir William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster G2G6 Pilot (166k points)
Another thing to know is that the name of the mother is not known. Only Hannah. Anderson offers no maiden name, and those who have suggested Close or Cloyes offer no documentation/proof.

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William, is it possible that they were brothers and that -150 was born after the death of -61?
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (757k points)
A review of the (overly long, in need of editing) profile of the father suggests that the John Dwight who died in the 1700s was NOT the same man as the son of John Dwight. The father's will makes no mention of a son John but does name other children. So if there was a John Dwight who died in the 1700s he was not son of the father here.
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An Ancestor tree seems to think he was born in Essex.


John Richard Dwight
Birth:  dd mm 1632 - Essex, England
Death:  date - city, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

F:  John Dwight
M:  Hannah Close


by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (337k points)
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Here is a record that looks like him:

Name: John Dwight
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 1632
Birth Place: Dedham, Essex, England
Death Date: 24 mrt 1638 (24 Mar 1638)
Death Place: Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, America
Death Age: 6
Father: John Dwight
Mother: Hannah Close

Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Here is another record:

Name: John Dwight
Event Type: Death
Death Date: 24 Mar 1638
Death Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Father Name: John Dwight
Mother Name: Hannah Dwight

Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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The following is extracted from Anderson's Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, starting on page 371:

John Dwight

Origin: Woolverstone, Suffolk; born about 1601 based on est. date of marriage; brother of Timothy Dwight who appeared in Dedham records by 28 Aug 1638.

Migration: 1635

First residence: Watertown

Removes: Dedham 1638

Occupation: Yeoman

Served in many ways in Dedham, including selectman, on various committees, etc. 

Granted a 30-acre Great Dividen Lot #21 in the first Watertown division 25 Jul 1636. Other lands also granted here and in Dedham.

Married first by 1626 Hannah [no maiden name!]; she died at Dedham 5 ep 1656 [see Dedham VR 128]

Married second in Dedham 20 Jan 1657/8 Elizabeth (_____) (Thaxter) Ripley (see Dedham VR 127), widow fo Thomas Thatcher and William Ripley. She died at Dedham 17 Jul 1660, supposedly drowned herself. 

He died in Dedham, MA 24 Jan 1660/1 (citing Dedham Vital Records, page 8]

Will, dated 16 Jun 1658; proved 5 Mar 1660/1; inventoried 8 Feb 1660/1:

  • to my wife Elizabeth "that now is"
  • to my son Nathaniel Whiteing
  • to my son Henrie Phillips
  • to my son Nathaniel Reynolds
  • to my son Timothy Dwight (later reference to his first marriage with Sarah Sibley, implying a subsequent marriage)
  • to the children of my son Nathaniel Whiteing and of Hannah his wife
  • to my grandchild Eliazar Phillips, son of my son Henry Philips and of Mary his wife, my daughter (other children of this couple, not named)
  • to my daughter Sarah Reynolds

[Notice no son John.]

Children with first wife:

  1. Hannah, bp Woolverstone, Suffolk, 3 Sep 1626; m in Dedham MA 4 Nov 1643 Nathaniel Whiting
  2. John, bp Woolverstone 16 Jul 1629; d Dedham 24 Mar 1638/9 [DeVR 127; NEHGR 4:274]
  3. Timothy, b abt 1631; (d Dedham 31 Jan 1717/8 aged 87; m1 Nov 11, 1651 Sarah Pennan; m2 in Dedham 3 May 1653 Sarah Powell, dau of Michael m3 in Dedham 9 Jan 1664/5 nna Flint; m4 Dedham 7 Jan 1686/7 Mary (Poole) Edwards, dau of John Poole; widow of Matthew Edwards; m5 Dedham 31 Jul 1690 Esther (Hunting) Fisher, dau of John Hunting and widow of Nathanial Fisher.
  4. Mary, b 25 Aug 1635 (recorded at Dedham, but almost certainly occurred at Watertwon); m shortly after 24 Jun 1653 Henry Phillips
  5. Sarah b Dedham 17 Jun 1638; m Boston 30 Dec 1657 Nathaniel Renolds



by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (757k points)

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