Thomas Wilder

Male - 1667


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  • Name Thomas Wilder 
    • For many years Thomas has been thought of as the son of Martha Wilder who came to New England on board the Confidence. DNA testing has proved this false. [1]
    Residence 1639  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Religion 30 Mar 1640  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Thomas was admitted to the Charlestown Church. 
    Freeman 2 Jun 1641  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Moved To 1654  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Wyman (1877) gives the year as 1659.
    Legal 1 Jul 1659  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    He signed the Town Orders. 
    Will 22 Jan 1666/67  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Offices Held 3 Feb 1667  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    He was elected a Selectman. 
    Died 23 Oct 1667  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried say 25 Oct 1667  Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • to the Memory of
      THOMAS WILDER,
      from Lancaster in England,
      who first settled at Hingham
      in 1641, and came to this Town
      July 1, 1659, and died Oct 23,
      1667, leaving three sons - viz
      THOMAS, JOHN and NATHANIEL,
      from whom are derived all
      of the name WILDER in
      this Town and vicinity
    Inventory 29 Nov 1667  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Probate/Proved 04 Mar 1667/68  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I659  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 17 May 2019 

    Family Anna,   d. 10 Jun 1692, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Wilder,   b. 30 Jun 1642, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Wilder,   b. 4 Sep 1644, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1716, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +3. John Wilder,   b. 1646, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Elizabeth Wilder,   b. 1648, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ebenezer Wilder,   b. Abt 1652, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Nathaniel Wilder,   b. 3 Nov 1655, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1704, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 17 May 2019 
    Family ID F635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1639 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Thomas was admitted to the Charlestown Church. - 30 Mar 1640 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 2 Jun 1641 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1654 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - He signed the Town Orders. - 1 Jul 1659 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 22 Jan 1666/67 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was elected a Selectman. - 3 Feb 1667 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1667 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - say 25 Oct 1667 - Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory - 29 Nov 1667 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - 04 Mar 1667/68 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S627] Hansen, Donald F and Michael F Hansen. "DNA Solves a Wilder Ancestral Enigma", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 163, 2009).

    2. [S804] MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).

    3. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879).

    4. [S479] Roper, Kenneth L. The Ropers A Biographical Record from Circa 1300 to 1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    5. [S1049] Whitcomb, Esther K. Inscriptions from Burial Grounds of the Nashaway Towns: Lancaster, Harvard, Bolton, Leominster, Sterling, Berlin, West Boylston, and Hudson, Massachusetts , (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).

    6. [S464] Nourse, Henry S. The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850, (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Henry S. Nourse, 1890).



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