Abraham Tilton

Abraham Tilton

Male Abt 1638 - 1728  (~ 90 years)    Has 12 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Abraham Tilton  [1
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1638  Ipswich, Essex Co., Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1728  Ipswich, Essex Co., Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I166669  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2009 

    Father William Tilton,   b. 15 Feb 1587, Wolston, Warrwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1653, Lynn, Essex Co., Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Susannah,   d. 28 Jan 1655, Hampton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Dec 1638  Wolston, Warrwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F67252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deliverance Littlefield,   b. 5 Jul 1655, Wells, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1732, Ipswich, Essex Co., Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1676  Wells, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Abigail Tilton,   b. 1 Apr 1679, Ipswich, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1727, Norwich, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F67251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dec. 5, 1653: apprenticed to John Hood of Lynn, weaver. Witnessed by Edward Burchum, Jinkin Davis, and Gerrard Spencer.
      Gerrard Spencer testified to the receipt of a letter from John Hood in England to his wife Elizabeth in Lynn to deliver his apprentice to his mother and get money from her for expenses of journey. Sworn before James Axey.
      11/10/1655: Elizabeth Hood testified that she was not aware Abraham had been ordered by the court with the approval of his stepfather Roger Shaw to serve his apprenticeship with his brother Peter in Connecticut instead of her husband who was in England. Witnessed by Edward Burcham and Francis Doufe,
      Nathaniel ? testified that he went with goodman Shaw to goodwife Hood and spoke with Abraham Tilton before he went to Connecticut, and that Abraham was unwilling to go, preferring to stay with stepfather goodman Shaw. Sworn to before James Axey, commissioner of Lynn.
      5/1/1665: Abraham Tilton witnessed sale of 3 acres of upland by Jonathan Cass to Thomas Chase in Hampton.
      5/13/1669: Abraham Tilton witnessed forgiving of debt due to Joseph Shaw from his brother Benjamin by will of their father Roger Shaw, deceased.
      5/13/1669: Abraham Shaw signed agreemant with Joseph Shaw discharging him from debt due from his deceased father Roger Shaw listing residence as Sturgeon Creek near Kittery, Maine.
      3/30/1676: Abraham Tilton chosen along with Thomas Borman, Walter Roper, and Elihu Wardal to appraise the work of Freegrace Norton done for Dr. Deane
      3/27/1680; Abraham Tilton and Richard Walker take the inventory of the estate of John Harris in Ipswich.

      Arrived as infant with father William and mother Susanna or was born shortly after their arrival to Lynn, MA by 1643. Apprenticed to John Hood in 1653 in Lynn. John Hood returned to England and Abraham's older half brother Peter was given charge of him. Peter sent him to Hampton, NH under the charge of his stepfather Roger Shaw who had married his mother in 1654. Abraham moved to Kittery, Maine where he bought land from Nathan Lord in 1668. He then moved to Wells, Maine in 1671 where he bought 150 acres from Frances Backhouse. He leased a farm from Samuel Wheelright in 1674 in Wells. He moved to Ipswich after his marriage to Deliverence Littlefield about 1676, whose father, uncles and grandfather his name is associated with, in several land deeds. He lived in Ipswich until his death at an advanced age.

      4/4/1672 John Loverell apprenticed to Abraham Tilton, house carpenter and millwright, for 12 years with stipulation he not marry, frequent no taverns, never be lazy, report his whereabouts at all times, and honor his master and his master's wife in exchange for teaching the art of building houses and mills, teaching to read and write, food and drink, lodging, clothes, and at the end of his apprenticeship, two suits of clothes, to be delivered with 3 suits and 5 Pounds by his parents Ezekial Knight and Esther Loverell and an additional 5 Pounds to be due upon the completion of the apprenticeship. Witnessed by Francis Littlefield.

      Sold house and 150 acres to James Littlefield who sold it to his father Francis Littlefield Sr. for 60 Pounds 5/3/16 3 who then gave it to Daniel Littlefield

      Bought 150 acres on Northeast side of the Ogunquett river from Francis Backhouse 10/20/1672.
      Sold 40 acres of land to Myles Tomson Sr and Israel Hodgsden for 22 Pounds 3//1673 with consent of his wife Mary.

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Ancestors of American Presidents, Gary Boyd Roberts, (1993).

    2. [S437] Jackson, Ronald V. and Altha Polson. "American Patriots." Library of Congress, 1981.

    3. [S439] Ipswich Vital Records, Ipswich, MA.


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