Baptized at St. Mary's Church in Banbury, Oxford, England on 12 JAN 1584, the son of Matthew Wynge and wife, Mary __?. John graduated from Oxford University. He received a B.A. from Queen's College, Oxford on 12 FEB 1603/4.
John became the minister at St. Nicholas Church, Strood, Kent, England about 1608, but a may have been there as early as 1605. John preached at St. Nicholas until Nov 1614.
John married Deborah Bachiler, daughter of Rev. Stephen Bachiler.
John lived in Sandwich, Kent, England, perhaps during the interim between Strood and becoming pastor to the Merchant Adventurers at Hamburg. Rev. John's sermon "The Crown Conjugall", later published, was preached there. During his stay at Hamburg, John published at least two of his sermons: "Jacob's Staffe" and "Abel's Offering" both published in 1617. On 19 June 1620, he became pastor of the English Church at Flushing, and sometimes preached at Middleburg. He went to The Hague, and was installedat the English Church about 10 MAR 1627.
John's health was not good. In the dedication of his book "The Crown Conjugal" he spoke of suffering from "afflection upon mine external state, doe daily provoke and deeply challenge from me..." In a letter to Sir Dudley Carleton he wrote that he could not hold a quill pen to write.
John died between the date of his will written at St. Mary Aldermary, London, England, on 2 November, 1629, and the Aug 4, 1630, when the will was proven. His will directed that everything be sold, divided into equal parts to be given to his wife Deborah and his children, except his daughter Deborah who had received her share at her marriage. Wife Deborah was executrix.
While John stated he was a resident of St. Mary Aldermary, London, in his will, there are some indications that he may not have left The Hague. At this period of time, English non-conformists who were living abroad, but still owned property in England, were concerned about the potential for the Crown to seize their property upon their death (rather than allowing the property to be inherited by the heirs). Rev. John's will was crudely written, simply bequeathing his property to his wife and children without even naming them.
It was at one time believed that Rev. John Wing immigrated to Massachusetts, and the older sources say this. But the current consensus is that John mentioned in the above will and probate is the Rev. John.
Note: Exported from database of Raymond T. Wing
John Wing, son of Matthew and Mare Wing, was Christened 12th Jan.
His sermon, "Jacob's Staffe" was preached in November, 1617, as his
farewell "to the famous fellowship of Merchants Adventurers of
England, resident in Hamburg."[CI:191:?4:CI]
On 19 June, 1620, he was ordained "under the direction of Mr. John
Paget, of Amsterdam, assisted by two Dutch clergymen, and in the
presence of the burgomaster and other magistrates," paster of the
English churches of Flushing and Middleburg, which were sufficiently
near together to be served by one chaplain."[CI:193:?4:CI]
The following communication, written June 6, 1895, by Mr. Frater to
Mr. J. I. Helsdon Rix, from Middleburg, will be read with interest by
all students of the life history of the Rev. John Wing:...
In the records of the English Church at Flushing I have found the
following which I think may be of some interest and value in the case:
"1620 The 19th of June it pleased the magistrate of this town of
flissing to appoint the Burgomaster John De Moor and Cornelis Levnsoon
Zeilmaken to be present in the English Church at the election and
ordination of the church officers in whose sight and presence there,
there was chosen and ordained as the first officers of the renewed
English Church, Mr. John Wing pastor" x x x x
"1627 This year Mr. John Wing our pastor left us and went to The
Hague where he was taken on for their pastor, he departed from us in
March about the tenth, stylo novo"[CI:3885:?4:CI]
He was the first settled English pastor at the Hague, being admitted
11 May 1627. The States of Holland allowed him a subsidy of Ã‚Â£300
yearly, which by a decree of 17 August 1628, was augmented to Ã‚Â£500. A
subscription of Ã‚Â£100 was raised by the English, and expended in
repairing and beautifying the chapel. This church, or chapel, was
much frequented by the royal family, and, especially by Elizabeth,
daughter of King James, wife of the exiled King of Bohemia. It was
here that Mr. Wing preached 18 May 1624, his sermon, "The Saint's
Advantage, or the Wellfare of the Faithfull in the Worst Times,"
before Queen Elizabeth. This sermon was given at the Hague while Mr.
Wing was still in the pastorate at Middleburg. It was printed in
London in 1624," by John Dawson for John Bellamie, and was sold at his
shop at the Three Golden Lions, near the Royal
The year following the excitement attending the Armada, John Wing
entered Oxford University. The school was only twenty-three miles
from his home. The matriculation entry is as follows: "John Wynge of
Oxon, pleb, St. Alban's Hall, 15 October 1599, aged 14." And on 12
February 1603, Queen's College invested him with the degree of
Bachelor of Arts.[CI:186:?4:CI]
The English records contain this synopsis of his will: "John Winge,
late of the Hague in Holland, clerk, now living in St. Mary Aldermary,
London, 2 November, 1629, proved Aug. 4, 1630. Certain lands
(freehold) in Crickston and Stroud, Kent, shall be sold as soon as
conveniently may be and the money thereof arising shall be with all
other goods, etc., divided into equal parts, the one to be had,
received and enjoyed unto my loving wife, Debora, and the other part
or moiety to be equally and indifferently had, parted, divided and
enjoyed unto and amongst all my children, share and share alike,
except unto and by my daughter Debora whom I have already advanced in
marriage. Wife Debora to be executrix and Edward Foord of London,
merchant, and Andrew Blake of Stroud, in Kent, yeoman,
The Rev. John Wing and Deborah, his wife, were at one time in
Yarmouth, for their son John appears by the records to have been born
[For] a time he was the minister of the wealthy society of Englishmen
known as the "Merchants' Adventurers" at Hamburg, in
"..and it is known definitely that he was in charge of a congregation
at the old Roman cinque port of Sandwich in Kent at some period prior
to 1620. The proof of this is contained in the dedication of his
first book, "The Crown Conjugall," printed in November, 1620. He
inscribes it "To the Right Worshipfull Master Matthew Peke Esquire,
Mayor of the Towne and Port of Sandwich, and to the Worshipfull, the
Jurates hes brethren, the Common Counsell and whole Corporation of the
same John Wing, doth with Grace and Peace and all good from the living
God through the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the work of the Holy
Spirit. "Your former favours, and the abundant fruits of your love
Right Worshipfull and wlbeloved in the Lord) which I have from time to
time experienced, ever since it pleased the Lord to cast affliction
upon mine external state, doe daily provoke and deeply challenge from
me, the manifestation of a thankfull hart unto you all, to whose
kindnes I stand a Debtor much engaged to this day."[CI:192:?4:CI]
The Ancient and Honorable Family of Wing: A Family with a Thousand Years of History. Author: Albert E. Wing. Publication: Providence, R.I.: Howard Press., 1938
Henry F. Waters, GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND Vol 1 p 519
Raymond T Wing; Ruth Powell; Helen Piersons; Herbert G Wing; Wing Family of America, Wing Genealogy : the Rev. John Wing of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, and Wife Deborah Bachiler: their ancestry and descendants through five generations (Rockport, Me. : Penobscot Press, 2006)
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