Saturday, February 2, 2013

Surname Saturday - WIGHT (England > Medfield, Mass.)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 7th great-grandmothers, up to number 559: Deborah WIGHT (1685-1730). [Note: the 7th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through three American generations of this WIGHT family is:

1.  Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34.  Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35.  Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)

68.  Aaron Smith (1765-1841)
69.  Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850)


138.  Amos Plimpton (1735-1808)
139.  Mary Guild (1735-1800)


278.  Nathaniel Guild (1712-1796)

279.  Mary Boyden (1708-1776)


558.  Thomas Boyden, born 16 March 1681/82 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 27 September 1771 in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 1116. Jonathan Boyden and 1117. Mary Clark.  He married  29 April 1707 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

559.  Deborah Wight, born 01 December 1685 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died before 1730 in Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas Boyden and Deborah Wight are:  Mary Boyden (1708-1776); James Boyden (1709-1779); Deborah Boyden (1711-1770); Beriah Boyden (1714-????).

1118.  Ephraim Wight, born before 27 January 1645/46 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 26 February 1722/23 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.   He married 02 March 1667/68 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
1119.  Lydia Morse, born before 13 April 1645 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 14 July 1722 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 2238. Daniel Morse and 2239. Lydia Fisher.

Children of Ephraim Wight and Lydia Morse are:  Lydia Wight (1669-1741); Esther Wight (1671-????); Ephraim Wight (1673-1744); Miriam Wight (1675-1746); Nathaniel Wight (1678-1748); Daniel Wight (1680-1744); Bethia Wight (1683-1756);  Deborah Wight (1685-1730); Ruth Wight (1688-1747).

2236.  Thomas Wight, born about 1607 in England; died 17 March 1673/74 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about 1627 in England.
2237.  Alice, born bout 1608 in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England; died 15 July 1665 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas Wight and Alice are:  John Wight (1627-1653); Thomas Wight (1629-1690); Anne Wight (1634-????); Mary Wight (1638-1693); Samuel Wight (1640-1716); Ephraim Wight (1646-1723); Henry Wight (1646-1680).

Resources used for this Wight family included:

*  Dedham and Medfield town Vital Record books

*  William S. Tilden (editor), History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886 (Boston, Mass. : Geo. H. Ellis, 1887)

*   William Ward Wight, A Record Of Thomas Wight Of Dedham And Medfield And Of His Descendants 1635-1890 (Milwaukee, Wis. : Swain & Tate Printers, 1890)

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