NameRev. William WALTON
Christen13 Sep 1605, Seaton, Devon, England [1001], [1002]
Immigrationbef 1635, Hingham, MA [602]
Freeman3 Mar 1636, Hingham, Plymouth, MA [602], [604]
Move1637, Marblehead, Essex, MA [602], [604]
Death9 Nov 1668, Marblehead, Essex, MA [604]
Death Memoof apoplexy
Willdied intestate
EducationCambridge in 1621 and 1625 [602]
Marriage10 Apr 1627, Holy Trinity Church, Dorchester, England [605]
SpouseElizabeth Cooke
Birthabt 1602, Prob. Crediton, Devon, England
Death1682, Marblehead, Essex Co, MA [604]
FatherVicar William Cooke (~1562-<1615)
MotherMartha White (~1577->1649)
1 MJohn Walton
Birth6 Apr 1627, Seaton, Devon, England [230]
Birth MemoShould probably be 1628
Christen16 Apr 1628, Seaton and Beer, Devon, England [378]
Deathbef 1699
Birth27 Oct 1629, Seaton, Devon, England [230]
Christenabt 27 Oct 1629, Seaton and Beer, Devon, England [378]
Death29 Sep 16?4, Lynn, Essex Co, MA [550]
Death MemoSays 1674, but that’s before marriage
Marriageabt 1648
Marriage10 Jan 1681/2, Lynn, Essex, MA [187]
3 FMartha Walton
Birth26 Apr 1632, Seaton, Devon, England [230]
Christen6 May 1632, Seaton and Beer, Devon, England [378]
4 FJane Walton
Christen8 Feb 1634, Seaton and Beer, Devon, England [378]
Deathbef 1646
5 MNathaniel Walton
Birth3 Mar 1636, Hingham, Plymouth, MA [230]
6 MSamuel Walton
Birth5 Jun 1639, Marblehead, Essex Co, MA [230]
Death1717, Reading, Middlesex Co, MA [604]
7 MJosiah Walton
Birth20 Dec 1641, Marblehead, Essex, MA [191]
Birth14 May 1644, Marblehead, Essex, MA [191]
Notes for Rev. William WALTON
Alumni report of Emanuel College, Cambridge states that he entered 18 Feb 1617 and got his BA in 1621 and his masters in 1625. It also indicates he was “of Somerset” and that he was a “sizer”, one who financed his education by working part time. He “subscribed to the oath of Supremacy and XXXIX Articles in the Diocese of Bristol September, 1621” and was licensed to hold a Curacy on March 31, 1828” according to the “Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries (vol 6, p. 136).

In Hingham by 1635 - was among the 29 men who drew house lots and receive grants of land for pasture on 18 Sep 1635. There is an inlet near Hingham harbor known as Walton’s Cove for at least 300 years that may have been the site of his land. Took the oath as a freeman there 3 Mar 1635/6. Moved to Marblehead before 1637 (when he’s listed on a tax list) as the first pastor. He was granted land at Marblehead on 14 Nov 1638. When Marblehead became an independent town in 1649 (until then it was part of Salem), William was granted 40 pounds for his services as minister. [604]

Savage’s: WILLIAM, Marblehead 1639, had been bred at Emanuel Coll. Cambridge, where he took his degr. 1621 and 1625, and was, no doubt, ord. and serv. at Seaton, Co. Devon, where it is kn. that sev. of his ch. were b. came in some sh. earlier than his common. been thot. at least drew for houselot at Hingham, 18 Sept. 1635, and was freem. 3 Mar. foll. was but few yrs. at H. prob. longer at M. certain. in 1648, perhaps at Lynn a short time a. 1642, and may have taught for most of his latter yrs. part of ea. season, perhaps at Manchester, to wh,. he was activ. as a propr. of Jeffery's cove, in bring. the governm. to gr. incorp. 1645, and d. in autum 1668; inv. of his est. was tak. 23 Nov. of this yr. and he had allowance for his min. serv. up to that time at Marblehead.
His w. was Elizabeth ch. b. in Eng. were, as is said, John, 6 Apr. 1627; Elizabeth 27 Oct. 1629; Martha, 26 Apr. 1632; and at H. was Nathaniel, 3 Mar. 1636; and at M. were Samuel, 5, bapt. 20 June 1639; Josiah 20 Dec. 1640, bapt. 2 Jan. foll.; and Mary, 14, bapt. 26 May 1644. Elizabeth m. a Conant; Martha m. a Munjoy, perhaps Walter; and Mary m. Robert Bartlett. Mather spelt this, in his list of min. of the first classis, Magn. III. 3, Waltham, and his authority (suppos. he must sometimes be right) I prefereed to Johnsons's in my note to Winthrop I. 169, for wh. Dr. Farmer admin, gentle rebuke. Increase Mather relat. in Remark. Providence. the d. of Josiah by lightning, spells the name correctly, as I now have.

9g grandfather of astronaut Alan Shepard through son Samuel.
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