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John PELTON

Male 1616 - 1681  (65 years)


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  • Name John PELTON 
    Alt. Birth 23 Jan 1614  [1
    Alt. Birth 
    Alt. Birth 23 Jan 1614  [1, 2
    Alt. Birth 
    • Sommerset, Essex, England
    Born 23 Jan 1616  Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Oct 1621  St. Mary's Church, Allington, Bridport, Dorset, Englan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Abt 1630  [1, 2
    • To America, Boston Harbor, Boston, Suffolk County, MA
    Alt. Death 23 Jan 1679  [1, 2
    Alt. Death 
    • Dorchester, Suffolk (or Essex) County, MA
    Naturalization
    • English, Colonist
    Occupation
    • Fishery
    Reference Number 253 
    _UID BE67BB37B1DE4F058FAB89DEA3B489900B02 
    Buried Abt 30 Jan 1679  Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 23 Jan 1681  Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I253  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2020 

    Father Charles PELTON,   b. Abt 1590, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1650, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1615  [1, 2
    • Reference Number:5434
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Charles PELTON,   b. Abt 1620,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    • Reference Number:112330
    Family ID F3287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 KATHERINE,   b. Abt 1620,   d. 17 Jul 1710, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married Bef 1643  [1, 2
    • Reference Number:2419
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F6680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susanna WAY,   b. Abt 1620, Bridport, Allington, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1706, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married Abt 1643  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:3710
    Alt. Marriage 1643  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Marriage 
    • Boston, Suffolk County, MA
    Children 
     1. John PELTON,   b. Abt Feb 1644,   d. Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Senator Samuel PELTON,   b. Bef 25 Jan 1646, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1714, Rehoboth, Seekonk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. Robert PELTON,   b. 1652, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 19 Jan 1679  (Age 27 years)
     4. Mary PELTON,   b. Abt Jan 1653, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1680  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F66  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1616 - Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Oct 1621 - St. Mary's Church, Allington, Bridport, Dorset, Englan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1643 - Boston, Suffolk, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt 30 Jan 1679 - Dorchester, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jan 1681 - Dorchester, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • came to Boston about 1630 to 1633, as his name and a description of his property appears in the "Book of Possessions," the oldest land record of Boston, made
      by order of The General Court in 1634. The record
      therein on page 91 runs thus : "Mr. Owen Roe his possession in the limits of Boston. One house and
      garden bounded with the streete "north ; the lane west;
      the Cove south ; and John Pelton east. John Pelton's possession in Boston. One house and household lot bounded with Owen Roe west ; the streete north; the Cove south ; and the marsh on the east." These lands were Lots 104 to 108, on the south side of Essex St., from Washington St., easterly. See Map F. or No. 6, page 74 where Owen Rowe, (as here spelled,) has lot 107 and John Pelton 108. Soon after, in 1635, probably, he removed to Dorchester, then a few miles out of Boston peninsula, now a part of that city, and which had been settled in the same year but a few months earlier. In 1635 or 1636, he became by grant or purchase a joint owner of the Dorchester Patent, and received his share, as also did his heirs in its many divisions. He was also one of the forty-seven owners of the " Great Lots." (See Clapp's History of Dorchester.) That he was admitted among the very select company at Dorchester, is sufficient proof that his character and religious opinions were considered correct. In Dorchester he lived by the side of the Glovers and others of the best families, as this extract from the *' Glover Memorial " shows. " On Dec. 25, 1700, Nathaniel Glover, Sen. and his wife Hannah, conveyed to their son, Nathaniel Glover, Jr., in Dorchester, several parcels of land, among them his house-lot of fifteen acres, being butted and bounded
      on the Easterly end upon the Sea or Saltwater, on the Northerly side by land of widow Pelton and Joseph
      Hall, on the Westerly end upon the Highway leading
      to Tileston's Mills, standing upon Neponsett River,
      and on the Southerly side by land of Mrs. Brick
      (Breek)."
      The time and place of his marriage and the maiden name of his wife, are unknown ; we learning only
      from his will that her Christian name was Susanna. They were probably married about 1643, a date that strengthens the opinion (See Introduction, p. 19) that he came to Boston when young, and received his allotment of land there as an "able youth." His occupation and history are unknown, excepting that from his will we learn that he was engaged in the fisheries, then, as now, a valuable business. He died in Dorchester, January 23, 1681. His will dated January 3, 1681, twenty days before his death, proved March 16, following, mentions his wife Susanna, his sons John, Samuel, and Robert the youngest, and his daughter Mary. His widow probably lived until May
      7, 1706, and was doubtless the " Old Mother Pelton "
      Boston and Dorchester, Mass. buried May 10, 1706, as given in Clapp's History of Dorchester, page 282, taken from the records of the oldest church there, and supposed as such a record was very unusual, to have been that of a very well-known person.

  • Sources 
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      Date of Import: 28 Jul 2005

    2. [S154] garygarbe60.ged.
      Date of Import: 19 Feb 2005

    3. [S63] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.