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John B. Wing (1656 - 1717)

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John B. Wing
Born in Sandwich, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial Americamap
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Husband of — married 1683 in Sandwich, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial Americamap
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Died in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial Americamap
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John Wing, second son of DANIEL and HANNAH, received the name of his paternal grandfather, the Rev. John Wing. He was born on Nov. 14, 1656. John took the oath of fidelity at Sandwich and was admitted a townsman in 1681. He married Martha Spooner, daughter of the house of Spooner soon after, and then the next year, they settled on the west shore of Buzzard's Bay. His home was at Great Hill upon the extreme point of a neck of land extending far out into Buzzard's Bay from the west shore, known for many years as "Wing's Neck." The home site is now an extensive park enclosed in a high stone wall, handsomely laid out with buildings erected by a New York Merchant named Searles, who had planned a magnificent estate.
John Wing signed his name with a mark. He was the first of the sons of DANIEL to leave the home nest at Sandwich, and he was evidently a man with the instincts of a pioneer. He left a large landed estate and made liberal provisions for his children in his will.
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His will, dated Mar. 25, 1717, recites:
In the Name of God Amen The Twenty-fifth Day of March on one Thousand Seven hundred Seventeen, I, John Wing, Senior of Rochester in the County of Plymouth in the Province of The Massachusetts Bay in New England Cooper & Being of a disposing mind And Memory Thanks be given to God, And Calling to mind The mortality of my body & knowing it is appointed for all men once To Dye Do make and Ordain This my Last Will & Testament, That is to Say, I bequeath my Soul in to the hands of God who Gave it and my body to The Earth, to be buried after my decease at the Discretion of my Executors, And as Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with, I dispose of the Same in the following manner & forme: Imprimis I give & Bequeath To my Loving wife Martha Wing The Easterly End of my now Dwelling House, to be hers dureing her Natural life, as also one Cow out of my Stock at her Choice also two swine which is also to be of her Choice as also Twelve pounds money per year yearly paid her by my son Samuele Fails in Maintaining her In all respects as hereinafter I shall will & order him to Do.
Item I give & Bequeath to my Eldest son Stephen Wing & his Heirs and assigns besides what I have already given him by Deed, Twenty Shillings money to be paid to him or his Heirs out of my Estate by my son Samuel within one month after he come to the age of twenty-one uears, & That to be his full part and portion of my Estate.
And so on......


Date: 14 NOV 1656
Place: Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts[1][2][3][4][5]


Husband: John Wing
Wife: Martha Spooner
Child: Stephen Wing
Child: Joseph Wing
Child: Deborah Wing
Child: John Wing
Child: Hannah Wing
Child: Daniel Wing
Child: Desire Wing
Child: Samuel Wing
Date: 1683
Place: Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts[6][7][8][9]
Date: 1682
Place: Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts[10]
Place: Rochester, DART, MA


Date: 01 AUG 1717
Place: Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts,[11][12][13][14]


Date: AUG 1717
Place: Sippecan, Barnstable, MA

Research Notes

  • 1620 - Plymouth Colony (unchartered) was established. It eventually spread over today's Plymouth, Barnstable, and Bristol Counties. Request for a formal charter was denied in 1691
  • 1685 - Barnstable County was formed as part of the Plymouth Colony on 2 June 1685, including the towns of Falmouth, Sandwich and others lying to the east and north on Cape Cod.
  • 1691 - A new charter was granted to Massachusetts Bay Colony uniting it with Plymouth Colony, et al, to form Province of Massachusetts Bay (Plymouth Colony existed without a formal charter since its' founding).

[1] Wilbur-403 11:16, 25 April 2017 (EDT)


  1. Source: #S35
  2. Source: #S38
  3. Source: #S32
  4. Source: #S279 Page: Jun 1915, pp. 1450-1453
  5. Source: #S279 Page: Jun 1915, pp. 1450-1453
  6. Source: #S35 P
  7. Source: #S32
  8. Source: #S279 Page: Jun 1915, pp. 1450-1453
  9. Source: #S279 Page: Jun 1915, pp. 1450-1453
  10. Source: #S32
  11. Source: #S35
  12. Source: #S30
  13. Source: #S279 Page: Jun 1915, pp. 1450-1453
  14. Source: #S279 Page: Jun 1915, pp. 1450-1453
  • Birth: "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 November 2017), John Wing, 14 Nov 1656; citing Birth, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 775,836.
  • Source S2204 Title: New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial Author: By William Richard Cutter Published by Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1915 Item notes: v.4 Original from Harvard University Digitized Jan 31, 2008 Repository: #R0
  • Source: S32 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Repository: #R1
  • Source: S35 Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Repository: #R1
  • Source: S38 Title: Family Data Collection - Births Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Repository: #R1
  • Source: S30 Title: Family Data Collection - Deaths Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001 Repository: #R1
  • Source: S1 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Repository: #R1
  • Source S279 Title: Our Wing Lineage Abbreviation: The Owl: OWL Author: Wing Family Association
  • Repository R11 Name: Internet Archive URL:

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I did some quick research. The John Wing born on Nov 16 1656 was the son of Daniel Wing (this profile; Wing-37). The John Wing born on Feb 5 1661 was the son of Stephen Wing and Sarah Briggs. There was also a John Wing born to John Wing and Joshabeth in Boston on Aug 14 1660; he died on Aug 26. John Wing son of John Wing and Elizabeth Dillingham (Wing-107) doesn't seem to have a birth date recorded. Find a Grave estimates his birth as around 1655.
posted by Bertram Sluys
Re: 14 Nov 1656, Sandwich, Plymouth, MA.:

While researching thru the Wing family I noticed the highly improbable use of a single birth date and location by two separately distinct profiles: John Wing-107 and John Wing-37. One of you PM's needs to research the birth date and location for your profile.

I removed the Match of Wing-219 and consideration because the children John and Deborah for each man do not appear to be the same people.
posted by Elizabeth (Hart) Hyatt
Wing-219 and Wing-37 are not ready to be merged because: More research needed.
posted by Elizabeth (Hart) Hyatt

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

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