genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name Thomas* WIGHT
Birth 6 Dec 1607, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Death 17 Mar 1673/74, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts13,20,53,76
Other Spouses Lydia ELIOT
Marriage abt 1626
Spouse Alice* ROUNDY
Birth 1605, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Death 15 Jul 1665, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts13,20,53,76
1 M John* WIGHT
Birth 1627, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Death 28 Sep 1653, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts13,20,39,53,76
Spouse Ann* BURNAP
Marriage abt 165339
2 M Sgt. Henry WIGHT
Birth 1629, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Death 27 Feb 1680/81, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts20
Spouse Jane GOODENOW
Marriage 1651/52, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
3 M Thomas WIGHT
Birth abt 1632, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Death bef 25 Sep 1690, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts53
Spouse Mehitable CHENEY
Marriage 1660, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts
4 M Samuel WIGHT
Birth 5 Feb 1640, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts20
Death 21 Dec 1716, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts13,20,53,76
Spouse Hannah ALBEE
Marriage 25 Mar 1663, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts20,23,53
5 F Mary WIGHT
Birth abt 1642, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death 7 Mar 1692/93, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts53,76
Spouse Thomas ELLIS
Marriage 21 May 1657, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts15,20,23,53
6 M Ephraim WIGHT
Birth 27 Jan 1645/46, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts20
Death 26 Feb 1722/23, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts20,53,76
Spouse Lydia MORSE
Marriage 2 Mar 1668, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts20,53
Notes for Thomas* WIGHT
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son of Robert WIGHT and Elizabeth FULSHAW
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Thomas Wight came to America at an early date; was probably at Watertown in 1635-6; settled at Dedham 1637; freeman 1640, and selectman six years from 1641; was often selected for performance of public services, and was interested in schools; removed to Medfield about 1650, where he was 19 years selectman and, in 1667, deacon. Records show that he was one of the wealthiest citizens of the town. He d. there 1673-4, Mch. 17; his wife, Alice, d. 1665, July 15. Ch.: Henry, John, Thomas, Mary, Samuel, Ephraim. [ref 13:128]
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THOMAS, Dedham, 1637, came from Isle of Wight, by reasonab. tradit. with w. Alice, s. Henry, John,and Thomas, here had Samuel, Mary, and Ephraim. His w. d. 15 July 1665; and he m. 7 Dec. next, Lydia, wid. of James Penniman, sis. of the apostle Eliot. He was of the Mefield incorpo. 1652, and selectman almost every yr. to his d. 17 Mar. 1674. His inv. of seven days aft. shows good propty. and the will of his wid. was pro. 27 July 1676, Mary m. 21 May 1659, Thomas Ellis. Thomas, Exeter, in the first sett. means the same person call. Wright. [ref 20]
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WIGHT, Thomas, bro. of Henry, Dedham, propr. 18 (5) 1637, adm. chh. with wife Alice 6 (7) 1640; frm. Oct. 8, 1640; selectman. Rem to Medfield. Ch. Samuel, Ephraim. Will prob. 24 (2) 1674; mentions agreement made with his present wife before their marriage which is in the hands of Mr. John Eliot, her brother; beq. to sons Henry, Thomas, Samuel and Ephraim, dau. Mary. [ref 37:496]
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8 Oct 1640 freeman
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The records of the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, commence in 1635, and from this year is dated the settlement of this place. In these records, under the date of July 18th, 1637, or as it is there quaintly expressed, "The 18th of ye 5th month, comonly called July 1637," are the names of twelve persons who were admitted inhabitants of the town--in the words of the Records, "producing certificates from the magistrates subscribed unto our covenant accordingly." One of these persons, THOMAS WIGHT, was a native of the Isle of Wight, England, and was driven from his country by the religious persecutions of the time. [ref 53:7] The Records of the First Church in Dedham commence with a history of the gathering of the church, written by the Rev. John Allin, the first pastor, who was one of the eleven persons admitted to the town with Thomas Wight at the date referred to, in which he remarks of his associates in the township, "being come together by divine providence from severall parts of England; few of them knowne to one another before." [ref 53:8] "Thomas Wight twelve Acres more or lesse made up good by an inlargemt rune in amongst ye Rockes & for woode and timbr as it lyeth ye one side by the highwaye leading into the Rockes for ye most pte & John Luson from that waye upon a lyne Southwest unto ye brooke that compasseth said Wight and soe by that Brooke as that side lyeth next John Luson towards the North. And the other side lyeth by Anthony ffisher throughout wth a c'rteyne p cell of grounde for a Situacon of a house a yeard Roome & easemt of water by the Brooke wthin the said Antho. ffishers lyne as by the marks & dooles app eth. The one head abutteth upon the waest towards the East and the other upon John Lusons Rockes towards ye west, the high waye leading towards the Ragged playne rung through the same." This is the ground on which he built a house. [ref 53:9] In addition to the twelve acres granted him for a homestead, are a number of subsequent grants of "planting ground," woodland and meadow. All grants of land were made by the town in town meeting and are recorded. The Town Records that Thomas Wight came here with a family. Under the date of 1652, only fifteen years after his arrival, is recorded a sale of land from Thomas Wight "unto Henery Wight his sonne," and also "unto John Wight his sonne." These names all refer to the same family, as there is not on the Records any person of the name of Wight, except Thomas Wight and his descendants. [ref 53:10] Thomas Wight was elected selectman six years. His name frequently occurs in the early Records. He took an active part in the concerns of the town, and was repeatedly selected for the performance of various public services. The last recorded instance of his labors for the common weal is in 1650, when he, with others, was deputed by the town to attend to the erection of a village for the Indians at Natick. After this his name does not again appear in connection with town affairs, and only on the lists made out from time to time of the division of lands among the original proprietors, and on the lists of persons assessed for the payment of the public charges. The Records of the Town of Medfield commence with a town meeting held in Dedham, November 14, 1649, "for the resolveing and concludeing upon consideration of such things as concerne the village to be erected" at the former place. At this meeting seven men were appointed, of whom Thomas Wight was one, to take charge of the "erecting, disposeing and government of the said village." A covenant was drawn up by their direction and signed [ref 53:11] by forty-three persons who were about to remove to this "plantation," of which number were Thomas Wight and his son John. The town of Dedham having thus made provision for the favourable commencement of the new settlement, which was begun almost entirely by persons who had resided for a longer or shorter period within its present limits, voluntarily relinquished all control over them, and Medfield was incorporated in 1650. Thomas Wight removed from Dedham to Medfield at the close of the year 1652. His name is found in the Medfield Records "att a general assembly" of the inhabitants held December 31st of that year. All his family accompanied him, except Henry, who remained on the paternal estate in Dedham. In the succeeding year, 1653, he was chosen selectman, and was re-elected almost every year till his decease, a period of twenty years. He died March 17, 1674. [ref 53:12] He was twice married.--His first wife came with him from England, and was the mother of his children. She undoubtedly favoured his views and opinions, as, without her aid, he could not have sought a new home in a far distant and desert land. We know what were the characters of the early mothers of New England, and we may well conjecture she was like them. Her Christian name was Alice. She and her husband were members of the church in Dedham. In the language of the Records, "Thomas Wight and Alice his wife were received into ye church ye 6th of ye 7 mo: 1640." There is this notice of her death in the Medfield Records: "Alice Wight the wife of Thomas Wight departed this life ye 15th. of July 1665."--His second wife was Lydia Penneman, whom he married December 7th, 1665. She was the widow of James Penneman of Boston, and sister of John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. Thomas and Alice came to Dedham with three sons born in England; two more sons and a daughter were born in Dedham: Henry, John, Thomas, Samuel, Mary, Ephraim. [ref 53:14]
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Thomas Wight sr. death 17 Mar 1673-4 Medfield Norfolk [ref 76]
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WILL OF THOMAS WIGHT, 7 Feb 1672 - 2 Apr 1674:

IN the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred seventy-two, the seventh day of the twelfth month, I, Thomas Wight, senior, of Medfield, in the County of Suffolk, in New England, being by the good hand of God in some comfortable measure of health at the present, and sound in my memory and understanding, yet being grown in age and accompanied with the infirmities incident thereunto, and thereby frequently put in mind of my mortality, do therefore, in the name and fear of God, (in preparation to my expected change,) make and ordain this my last will and testament for the disposing and settling the things of this life wherewith it hath pleased God to intrust me, in manner and form as followeth:--Wherein, I first give and commit my soul into the hands of Jesus Christ, my dear Redeemer, and my body to the earth whence it was taken, to be after my decease christianly buried at the discretion of my executors.

Imprimis,--Whereas Lydia, my present dear and well beloved wife, did before my marriage with her make an agreement with me in all respects concerning her supply from me in case of my departure out of this natural life before herself, which agreement, under my hand and seal, is yet remaining in the keeping of Mr. John Eliot, Pastor of the Church of Christ in Roxbury, her brother.

Item--I do hereby fully settle and confirm unto and upon my son, Henry Wight of Dedham, my eldest son, all those my houses and lands lying and being in Dedham, formerly contracted for, with all the rights and priviledges thereunto belonging; and further I give unto the said Henry, my son, my two bigest books.

Item--I give and bequeath unto my son, Thomas Wight, the one half of that parcell of wood land which I formerly bought of Major Lusher, lying in Dedham bounds, and four acres of my swamp lying by William Cheney's, on the side next the said William Cheney and of the swamp at the end of Month Street lotts, three acres adjoining to his own swamp, and the one half of all my wearing clothes, both linen and wollen, boots, shoes and hats.

Item--I will and bequeath unto my son, Samuel Wight, and to his heirs forever, all that parcell of meadow which I formerly bought of John Warfield of Medfield, and all that parcell of land granted me by the town of Medfield, lying and adjoining to the parcell last above mentioned, and also one other parcell of coarse meadow lying in the swamp called Maple swamp, as also one half of all my wearing clothes, both linen and wollen, boots, shoes and hats.

Item--I will and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Ellis, the wife of Thomas Ellis, and her heirs forever, that my bed, bedstead, and all the furniture thereunto belonging, fitted in all respects for use, as it now standeth in the parlor chamber in my dwelling house, as also one half of all such brass, pewter and iron pots as I shall leave at the time of my decease.

Item--I will and bequeath unto my son, Ephraim Wight, and his heirs forever, all that my dwelling house, barn and out houses belonging to the same, with all that my house lot whereupon they stand and are situated, and all other the appurtenances and accommodations to that my house and lot, as well already laid out as to be laid out whatsoever, both meadow, upland and swamp not formerly given and bequeathed, with all town rights and priviledges any way belonging or any way appertaining to the same or any part thereof; as also the one half of all that tract of wood land which I formerly bought of Major Lusher of Dedham, lying in Dedham bounds; as also twelve acres of land which I formerly bought of John Ellis; as also four acres of meadow land lying on the mill brook; as also all that my parcell of land lying in Dedham bounds, comonly known by the name of the round plain, the ten acres formerly given to my son, Thomas Wight, excepted.

Item--I will and bequeath unto my grandchild, Juda Ellis, the daughter of my daughter, Mary Ellis, five pounds, to be paid to my executors in good and current country pay, within six months after my decease; and as for the residue of my estate, bills, bonds, debts, cattle, household stuff and moveables of what kind or sort soever not formerly given and bequeathed, (my just debts being payed and my funeral expenses discharged,) are hereby willed and bequeathed unto my son, Ephraim Wight.

Item--I do hereby nominate, appoint, ordain and constitute my well beloved son, Henry Wight of Dedham, and my son Ephraim Wight of Medfield, to be my executors to this my last will and testament, to whom I give and commit full power and trust for the full execution and performance of this my last will and testament, in all respects as is above mentioned; and in witness that this is my last will and testament contained in this sheet of paper, I do hereby renounce all other wills and bequeathments by me at any time formerly made, and have hereunto put my hand and seal, the date and year above written.
Thomas (his mark) Wight (seal)

Signed, sealed and published,
in the presence of
George Barber
Henry (his mark) Laland

George Barber and Henry Laland, the two witnesses to this instrument, personally appeared before John Leverett, Esq. Govr and Edwd Tyng, Assist., April 2d. 1674, and deposed that they were present on the day of the date of this instrument, and then and there did heare and see Thomas Wight, the subscriber, seal and publish the same as his last will and testament; and that when he so did, he was of a sound disposing mind, to their best understanding.

A true inventory of the estate, both of Lands, Housings and Cattle and moveable goods of Thomas Wight, senr. late of Medfield, in the County of Suffolk, in New England, who deceased March the seventeenth, 1673, with all other dues to him belonging, as it was apprized the 24th. 1 mo. 1673-4, by those underwritten.

In the Parlor.
Imprimis--To his books, 1 10 00
To his wearing apparel, 11
feather bed, bedstead and covering, 7
money, 4 2 3
a cup board, table and chairs, 1 6

In the Parlor Chamber.
a bedstead and furniture, 4 6
a chest of linen, 4 13
several pieces of linen and woolen cloth, 6 15
31 lb. of yerne, 2 15

In the Little Bedroom.
a chest, bedstead and bedding, 3 10

In the Hall.
tables, forms and a chair, 0 16
andirons, firepan, tonges, hakes, 1
bellows, combs, hourglass, shears 0 12 6

In the Buttery.
14 peices of pewter, 2 18
iron pots and brass vessels, 3 16
frying pan, gridiron, mortar, spitt and several vessells and lumber, 1 10

In the Leanto Chamber.
Flax, old iron, 3 corn sacks and lumber, 3 11

In the Hall Chamber.
a bedstead and bedding and spinning wheel, 1 13
wheat and rye and Indian corn, 4
fann and lumber, 0 8

In the Cellar.
a tub of pork, suet, lumber, 2 14

In the back Leanto.
several iron tools and instruments, 2 16
spinning wheel, saddle and horse furniture, stock cards and grindstone, 1 7

To a musket and pike, 0 10
cart, plough, chains and hooks, 2
cart rope and plough irons, 0 8
two cows, two oxen, one yearling and one calf, 18
hay in the barn, ladder and pitch forks, 1 14
5 sheep and two swine, 3 13
the dwelling house and barn and other outhouses, with twelve acres of land on which the buildings g stands, 150
pasture land and orchard adjoining to the house lot, 20
16 acres and one rod of swamp land, 8
4 " of meadow on the mill brook, 20
11 " of meadow land by Charles River, 40
11 " of upland on pine hill, 10
14 " of land on round plain, 17
7 " and one rod of land, 6
16 " of land by Joseph Morse, 8
8 " of land by London farm, 4
10 " and half of wood land west Charles River, 5
7 " of land and 25 poles, 4
16 " and half of land on long plain, 10
166 " of land on the new grant, 10
3 " of swamp land, 3
4 " of meadow land, 12
110 " of land in Dedham bounds, 15
Debts due to the estate, 22 1 04

463 15 01

Remembered since in land, 1
3 acres of land more, 1 10
Debts to be paid out of the estate, 2 18

Timothy (his mark) Dwight
Henry Adams
John Medcalfe

Henry Wight and Ephraim Wight personally appeared April 2d. 1674, before John Leverett, Esq. Govr. and Edwd Tyng, Assist. and made oath that this paper contains a just and true inventory of the estate of their late father, Thomas Wight, of Medfield, to the best of their knowledge; and that when they know more they will discover the same (7:447).

In the Probate Records, the date of the death of Thomas Wight, prefixed to the Inventory of his estate, is March 17th, 1673. His estate was apprized seven days after his decease, "the 24th. 1 mo. 1673-4."
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Notes for Alice* ROUNDY
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aka Alice PEPPER
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Alice Wight death 15 Jul 1665 Medfield Norfolk w Thomas [ref 76]
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