||see FAMILY TREE
|Born: bap 30 Jul 1609 Ashford, Kent, England
|Married: 3 Aug 1630 Ashford, Kent, England
|Died: 5 Jan 1664/5 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1 Thomas bap. Sept. 18, 1631; bur. March 29, 1632.
2. Mary bap. Feb. 2, 1633/4 Ashford, Kent, Eng.; d. Sept. 13, 1688 Windsor, Conn.; m.
ca. 1650 John Porter Jr. of Windsor, Conn.
3. Sarah m. 1662 John Wadsworth of Farmington. d. 12 Sep 1717
4. Hannah b. 2
Jun 1635 d. Dec. 18, 1708; m. ca. 1659 Samuel Porter 1626-1689, son of John of
5. Nathaniel b. 1638; d. Nov. 14, 1712; m. June 2, 1659 Sarah Bossey, dau. James
of Wethersfield, Ct. An assistant of the Colony; Judge of County Court. A man of
wealth and influence.
After the death of Thomas Stanley, his widow married Gregory Wilterton
of Harford. They resided in Hadley until her death in January 1664-5, the
estate amounting to £315 10s. 6.
In Bennett Wilterton/Wolterton's will,
dated Nov. 1, 1664, she left bequests to son Samuel Porter and daughter Hannah
and their children, and John and Mary Porter and their children.
The will of Bennet Wilterton was dated 1 Nov 1664 and proved 28 March 1665.
Hampshire MA Probate Records LDS 879184
November 1st 1664 The last will of Bennet Wilterton
It is my will for to give
& bequeath to my son Nathaniel Stanley after the death of my husband Gregory
Wolterson my house & barn & homelot & all my ground at Hadley ------- I
give to my son Samuel Porter after the death of my hsuband. ---Tenn pounds to my
daughter Mary & children, tenn pound to my daughters children, tenn pounds
Hannah's children & for ye money I have lent to my son John Porter which is
twenty six pounds. -----I give to my daughter Mary & children equally for twenty
pouns that I lent to John Wadsworth. ----- for twenty six pounds I lent to
my son Samuel Porter I do give of that I shall leave of it in his hand I give to
my daughter Hanna's children & for my land at Farmington I give to my daughter
Wadsworth. Only my will is to my son Wadsworth shall give to my cozen Ruth Moore
the wife of Isaac Moore twenty shillings. I give to Russel Patton forty
shillings.--- My cousin John Downes forty shillings to Timothy Stanly ye
son of John Standly -----Debts yet were owing to my husband Standley and are
behind for the rest of my things are mine to dispose of I leave it to my loving
husband Gregory Woltertonf to dispose of. ----as he I make my executor of
this my last will also I give to James Bebo one gun and a sword and forty
shillings -----I give Isaac Stanley the son of my sister Bacon ten
shillings, to Lois Stanley then Bennet Wolterton.
Gregory Wolerton above named made oath before the court that this is the will of
Bennet his wife and that he was present.
She had land and a house in Hadley, and land in Farmington. The real estate she
left to her son and son-in-law, after the decease of her husband, who was named
executor. Bequests were made to son Nathaniel Standley, son [son-in-law] Samuel
Porter, daughter Mary's children, daughter ____ children, Hannah's children, son
John Porter, daughter _____ Wadsworth (out of this son Wadsworth is to pay 20s
to cousin Ruth Moore, wife of Isaac Moore) (A John Wadworth is refered to
earlier, owing her money). Also she left money to Mr. Russell Pastor, cousin
John Downes, Timothy Standly (son of John Standly), Isaac Standly (son of her
sister Bacon) and Lois Standly. The rest of her things are given to her husband
Gregory Wolterton to dispose. James Bebe was left a gun and sword and 40s.