Gregory Wolterton
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Gregory Wolterton (abt. 1593 - 1674)

Gregory Wolterton aka Wilterton, Wylterton, Willterton, Winterton
Born about in Norfolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1630 (to 1662) in Englandmap
Husband of — married about 1663 (to about 1665) in Hartford, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married about 1665 in Hartford, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married Oct 1670 in Hartford, Connecticutmap
Father of
Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Gregory Wolterton migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Biography

The Connecticut Colony records spell his name a variety of ways, none of which is actually Wolterton, although that's the spelling on the founders monument.

Gregory Wolterton was born c1593 likely at Norfolk, England, son of Richard Wolterton and Mary Bensley. [1]

He was a tanner by trade. [2]

  • 1636: Gregory Wolterton was one of the original founders of Hartford, Connecticut. [3] [2]
  • 1639: 46: 51: 56: Chosen Townsman. [2]
  • 1643: 54: Chosen constable. [2]
  • 1650: Served as fence viewer. [2]
  • 1659: He signed an agreement to move to Hadley, Massachusetts, but remained in Hartford. [2]

Marriages

He married first, about 1630, in England Susannah Unkown, who died at Hartford in 1662 at the age of 75. They had no known children. [1] [2]

He married second, c 1663/4, widow Benett Tritton Stanley. She was baptized at Ashford, Kent on July 30, 1609, daughter of Daniel and Alice (Goldhatch) Tritton, and widow of Thomas Stanley who died at Hadley, Massachusetts on January 30, 1663. Benet died at Hartford in January, 1664/5, aged 55 years. [1] [4] Her will was written on November 1, 1664 and proved on March 28, 1665. [5] [2]

He married his third wife Hannah Thurston Lord, widow of Thomas Lord, about 1665. Hannah died at Hartford about 1669.[1]

He married fourth, in October, 1670, Jane Unknown (Hopkins) Ward, widow likely first of John Hopkins, and second of Nathaniel Ward. She had no children by Gregory. [1] [6] [7] [2]

Gregory died at Hartford, Connecticut in August, 1674. [1]

His widow Jane survived him. [1]

"Gregory gave 30 acres in Hartford to Elizabeth Shepard Disboro for life and then to go to her sons, John, Joseph, Jonathan and Ephraim Strickland on 30 June 1674 (17 days before he made his will)" [8]

Will

Gregory wrote his will on July 7, 1674, and it was proved on August 26, 1674. In it he names: [9]

  • wife Jane
  • James Wolterton, son of Matthew of Ipswich, Suffolk, England if still living, or to his children (nephew to Gregory, son of his brother Matthew)
  • Matthew Waller of New London, Rebecca and Sarah Waller (Gregory's sister Sarah Waller's descendants)
  • John Shepard Sr., who is to pay his father Edward, sisters Deborah Fairbanks and Sarah Tomson, and the children of his sister Abigail Pond
  • Hannah and Mary Lord, daughters of Thomas Lord, deceased (children of wife Hannah)
  • William, John, Samuel and Matthew Waller, his great-nephews, sons of William Waller deceased
  • Wolstone Brockwood Sr., his son William Brockwood (Gregory's sister Sarah's descendants)
  • Bethia Stoken, daughter of Samuel Stoken (grand daughter of wife Jane)
  • Samuel Stoken Sr.(son-in-law of wife Jane)
  • Steven Hopkins Sr. (son of wife Jane)
  • Nathaniel Stanley (child of wife Benet)
  • Mary (nee Stanley) Porter, wife of John Porter (child of wife Benet)
  • Hannah (nee Stanley) Porter, wife of Samuel Porter (child of wife Benet)
  • Ruth (nee Stanley), wife of Isaac Moore of Farmington (niece of wife Benet)
  • John Whiting, Pastor of the Congregation
  • Joseph Haynes, teacher at the old meeting house
  • Elizabeth Stickland Andrews, wife of John Andrews Jr.
  • Dorothy Lord, daughter of Thomas Lord, deceased (child of wife Hannah)
  • John Merrill, executor
  • James Richards and john White Sr., overseers [1] [9]

The inventory of his estate was valued at L585 16s. [2]

Child

by Hannah

  1. Samuel born on August 21, 1667; died aged 7 months. [1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Sanborn, Melinda Lutz, Robert C. Anderson & Dean Crawford Smith. The English Woltertons: Ancestors of the Walker and Brockway Families of Connecticut in: The American Genealogist, Volume 68, New Haven, Connecticut, 1993, p. 170-5 (membership required) (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Trumbull, James Hammond, editor. The Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1, E. L. Osgood, Boston, Massachusetts, 1886 p. 270
  3. Original Proprietors of Hartford in: The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 22, Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Glastonbury, Connecticut, 1970 p. 226-7 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
  4. Mahler, Leslie. Re-examining The English Origins of the Stanley Brothers of Hartford in: The American Genealogist, Volume 80, New Haven, Connecticut, 2005 p. 221 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  5. Anderson, Robert C. Thomas Stanley in: The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009 p. 450-61 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.)
  6. Mahler, Leslie, "The English Origin of Nathanial1 Ward of Hartford, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts...," in The American Genealogist, Volume 82, New Haven, Connecticut, 2008, p. 17 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  7. Anderson, Robert C. John Hopkins in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 2003 p. 413 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
  8. "The Shepard families of New England" compiled by Gerald Faulkner Shepard, edited by Donald Lines Jacobus, vol 2 p 6 familysearch https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE96508
  9. 9.0 9.1 Manwaring, Charles William. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (R. S. Peck & Co., 1906) Vol. 3, Page n24-n28: Will of Gregory Wolterton, Hartford, 1674.

See also:

  • Jacobus, Donald Lines, "Gregory Wolterton's Connections," in The American Genealogist, Volume 32, New Haven, Connecticut, 1955 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  • Harris, Gale Ion, "Wolston(1) Brockway of Lyme, Connecticut, With Further Analysis of His Associations," in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 162, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008
  • Lucius Barnes Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, Maryland and Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc., Glastonbury, Connecticut, 1982, pp.688


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Wolterton-33 and Wolterton-2 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge INTO Wolterton-2. Trying to clear many duplicates of the same ancestor. Thank you.
posted by Chris Hoyt
Walterton-2 and Wolterton-2 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge Walterton-2 INTO Wolterton-2 - see his profile and sources. Obvious duplicates of the same man by dob/dod etc. Thank you.
posted by Chris Hoyt
Wolterton-18 and Wolterton-2 appear to represent the same person because: Clearing duplicate PGMs
posted by Chris Hoyt
Wifes Susannah and Jane should probably be both changed to LNAB Unknown, unless someone has valid sources for their maiden names.
posted by Chris Hoyt
Per all the data I can find, including the momument on this page, the name of this person should be Gregory, not Stephen. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?pagegr&GRid40602093
posted by Robin Lee
Wolterton-2 and Wolterton-15 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thanks.
posted by Vic Watt
Wolterton-11 and Wolterton-2 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thanks.
posted by Vic Watt
Wolterton-28 and Wolterton-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth, same death. Wife has different maiden name. Please merge. Thanks,
posted by Vic Watt
Wolterton-19 and Wolterton-2 appear to represent the same person because: same spouse.
posted by Amanda Pitts
Wolterton-25 and Wolterton-2 appear to represent the same person because: same spouse.
posted by Amanda Pitts

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