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Lydia (Wing) Abbott (1647 - abt. 1707)

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Lydia Abbott formerly Wing aka Hambleton, Hamilton
Born in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1670 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
Wife of — married after 1687 in Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Sandwich, Barnstable, Province of Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 10 Sep 2019 | Created 27 Jan 2011
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Lydia Wing was born at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, on May 23, 1647, the daughter of Daniel Wing. The Spring Hill Friends (Quaker) records give her birth as 28 3rd mo [May] 1647. It is believed the Town records are correct.

Lydia moved back to Sandwich from Rhode Island after the death of her first husband Thomas Hamilton/Hambleton.[1]

Lydia (Wing) Hamilton married John Abbott about 1687.[2] This marriage is corroborated by a grant of land to John Abbit at a town meeting in 1709. The land was granted for his lifetime, and, in 1714, it was reallocated. The property was in the middle of other properties owned by members of the Wing family.

The Will of a Thomas Hamilton, Capt. the "Kingfisher," was entered into probate in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in 1687. [3] Could this be Thomas Hamilton, the husband of Lydia Wing? She remarried to Abbott in about 1687, so the time is about right, although some say that Hamilton died in 1677.Watt-266 15:27, 27 March 2014 (EDT) DNA evidence has proven this connection.

Lydia is last seen in records as: "Lidy Abit" when she witnessed a Quaker marriage on 11 6 mo [Aug] 1704.[4] She was believed to be deceased in 1709 when Sandwich granted land to her husband without referring to his wife (as the property was originally Wing family property).

In 1997, Kathryn Graham posted the following at RootsWeb on the Wing Surname page:

"Subject: WING (Lydia, D2) "Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 22:31:32 -0800

"Another family - another question. What happened to Thomas Hamilton, Jr.?

"10 LYDIA WING (16) (Daniel1)

Born 5th month, 23rd day, 1647, Sandwich, Massachusetts, born 23 May 1647, Sandwich, Massachusetts (VR, Vol 1, pg 18), born 3rd month, 28th day, 1647, Sandwich, Massachusetts (VR, Vol 2, pg 1243), mentioned in her father's will as Lydia Abbott. Married (1) about 1669, THOMAS HAMILTON (also seen and Hamblin and Hamblen) of Rhode Island, died Rhode Island. Married (2) about 1687, Sandwich, Massachusetts (VR, Vol 1, pg 29) or after 1683, JOHN ABBOTT, died about 1714, Sandwich, Massachusetts (VR which omitted the year. He is described as an unknown person, Vol 1, pg 29). After Thomas Hamilton died, Lydia and her two sons returned to Sandwich and lived alone in apparent poverty. Their condition was of great concern to her father, Daniel, and to the entire Quaker community to which they belonged. From 1678 to 1680 there are several references in the minutes of the Men's Monthly Meeting to providing "a more convenient place for Lydia Hambolton and her children." She consistently rejected this offer of removal, but from 1677 through 1683, she did accept shoes, wool, money and food from the women's Monthly Meeting, as recorded in their minutes. John Abbott had 13 acres of land on upper Shawme Pond in Sandwich, 3 acres were granted in 1688 and 10 acres in 1709. This property was called "Abbott's Orchard" and was granted to John only for his lifetime. The Sandwich Awards Committee took back 10 acres after his death and reallocated it in 1714. (ref: History of Chatham, MA - Smith, pg 223-224 and footnotes; Torrey, pg 338; Sandwich VR, Vol 1, pg 200; New Englanders in Nova Scotia, #114; Ray Olson, pg 18-19; Allied Families, pg 272 which states that Lydia married _____ Mott). Lydia had:

"By her first marriage:

"40 i DANIEL HAMILTON, born about 1670

"ii Thomas Hamilton, born 17 Feb 1671, Rhode Island per Sandwich, Massachusetts (VR, Vol 1, pg 21)

"By her second marriage:

"41 iii LYDIA ABBOTT, born about 1687/8, Sandwich, Massachusetts"


  1. #S22
  2. #S19 Vol. 1, Page 29
  3. #S21 Holman, Winifred Lovering and Mary Lovering Holman, Suffolk County Probate, 1686-1692 TAG (Apr 1936) 12:225; referencing Vol. 2, Page 225
  4. #S22
  • Source: S19 Title: Kardell, Caroline Lewis, and Lovell, Russell A. Jr. Vital Records of Sandwich Massachusetts to 1885. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) (Subscription required.)
  • Source: S21 Title: The American Genealogist. (TAB) New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009- .)
  • Source: S22 Title: An American Family History The Orchard House Website: Wing Information
  • Source: S1 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Repository: #R1

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Wing-193 and Wing-377 appear to represent the same person because: Hi Sue, Same women. Lydia married twice: first to Thomas Hamilton/Hamblton, then to John Abbott. Please merge. Thanks.
posted by Vic Watt

Lydia is 13 degrees from Peter Roberts, 10 degrees from Emma Smith and 9 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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