Chilton

 

My Chilton Ancestors

The surname Chilton may mean "child's town", a place where young nobles prepared for knighthood.  According to the "Dictionary of English Surnames" published in 1958, the first Chilton recorded is William de Chilton in the year 1195.

GENERATION 1

01. Richard Chilton was born abt. 1505 in Canterbury, Kent, England.  He died in 1549 in Canterbury.  He was a member of Parliament and resided in St. Paul Parish.  His will mentions his deceased wife Isabell, and bequeaths bulk of his estate to his son Lyonell (per Mayflower Quarterly, 8/1977, p. 81).

GENERATION 2

02. Lyonell Chilton, son of Richard and Isabell was born abt. 1530 in Canterbury, Kent, England.  He owned a considerable amount of property.  His will, dated 9/7/1582 was proved 2/13/1583 and names children including James and Lyonell's wife Isabell.  James received 2 tenements in Canterbury.  It has been determined that Isabell was a 2nd wife of Lyonell and not the mother of James.  His mother is unknown.

GENERATION 3

03. James Chilton, son of Lyonell was the oldest passenger on board the Mayflower.  He was born bef. 1563 in Canterbury, Kent, England.  Around 1600, he moved to Sandwich, England.  By 1615 he was in Leyden, Holland with some of his children.  On April 28, 1619, James and his daughter Isabella were caught in an anti-Armenian riot and James was hit in the head with a large stone and required the services of the town surgeon, Jacob Hey.   On September 6, 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England.  On board was James, his wife Susanna, and daughter Mary.  Both James and Susanna died before the Mayflower arrived.  Mary was orphaned and was assumed to have joined the Myles Standish household.  She earned the distinction of being the first female to step ashore at Plymouth.  She later married John Winslow who arrived on the ship "Fortune".  The claim by John Hunt in The American Genealogist 38:244-245 that his wife was possibly Susanna Furner has been recently disproven on the basis of the discovery of Susanna Furner's baptism record, which indicates she was far too young (only 12) to be married and having children in 1586.  

The 10 children of James and an unknown wife according to the book "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 15, page 3" are:

1 Isabella Chilton (See Below)
2 Jane Chilton (Born on June 8, 1589)
3 Mary Chilton (Born on Nov 23, 1593. Died young.)
4 Joel Chilton (Born on Nov 2, 1593. Died young.)
5 Elizabeth Chilton (Born on Jul 14, 1594)
6 James Chilton (Born on Aug 22, 1596 - Died young)
7 Ingle Chilton (Born on Apr 29, 1599)
8 Christian Chilton (Born on Jul 26, 1601)
9 James Chilton (Born Sep 11, 1603)
10 Mary Chilton (Born May 31, 1607 in St. Peter, Sandwich, Eng - Died Bef. May 1, 1679 in Boston, MA)
Mary was a passenger on the 1st Mayflower at the age of 13.  She may have been the first Pilgrim to touch Plymouth Rock.  Her mother died during the first winter leaving her an orphan.  It is not clear what family raised her but prior to 1627 she married John Winslow (1597-1674) and they had 10 children.


The children below are listed on the AmericanAncestors website under a NEHGS sketch on John Winslow
 
                1. John Winslow (abt. 1628 - Oct 1683 in Boston, MA)
                        Married (1) Elizabeth bef. Apr 18, 1664 - 4 children
                        Married (2) Judith (-1714) aft Aug 7, 1670
                2. Susanna Winslow (abt. 1630 - aft Nov. 14, 1685 in E. Bridgewater, MA)
                        Married Robert Latham by 1650 - 8 children
                3. Mary Winslow (abt. 1632 - bef. 1665)
                        Married Edward Gray (-1681) on Jan 16, 1650/1. 6 children
                4. Edward Winslow (abt. 1636 - Nov. 19, 1682 in Boston)
                        Married (1) Sarah Hilton (-1667) by 1661.  3 children
                        Married (2) Elizabeth Hutchinson (-1728) on Feb 8, 1668. 5 children

                5. Sarah Winslow (abt 1639 - Apr 9, 1726 in Boston)
                        Married (1) Myles Standish, Jr. (-aft 1661) on Jul 19, 1660.  No children
                        Married (2) Tobias Payne (-1669) by 1668. 1 son
                        Married (3) Richard Middlecott (-1704) by 1674. 4 children

                6. Samuel Winslow (abt 1641 - Oct 14, 1680 in Boston)
                        Married Hannah Briggs (-1714) by 1675.  2 children
                7. Isaac Winslow (abt 1643 - Aug 1670 in Port Royal, Jamaica)
                        Married Mary Nowell (-1729) on Aug 14, 1666. 2 children
                8. Joseph Winslow (abt 1645 - bef Aug 7, 1679 in Long Island, NY)
                        Married Sarah Lawrence (-bef. 1693) by 1668. 4 children
                9. Unknown Winslow (by 1651 but no further record)
              10. Benjamin Winslow (Aug 12, 1653 in Plymouth, MA - bef Jul 31, 1676) unmarried
 

GENERATION 4

04. Isabella Chilton, daughter of James was born on January 15, 1586 in Canturbury, Kent, England.  She did not come with James on the Mayflower, but arrived at Plymouth at a later date.  She married Roger Chandler on July 21, 1615 in Leyden, Holland. Her death date is unkown.  I descend from Roger and Isabella's daughter Sarah Chandler who married Solomon Leonard.   

For the most complete information on the Mayflower click on Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web page link below.

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Surnames that married into my Chilton family
CHANDLER

 

My Descent From The Chilton Line

Generation Father Mother
17 Richard Chilton (1505-1549)  
16 Lyonnell Chilton (1530-1582)  
15 James Chilton (1556-1620)  
14 Roger Chandler (1580-1665) Isabella Chilton (1586-)
13 Solomon Leonard (1610-1671) Sarah Chandler (1622-1658)
12 Samuel Leonard (1643-1720) Abigail Wood (1565-1698)
11 Thomas Clark (1674-) Elizabeth Leonard (1683-1746)
10 Thomas Clark (1708-) Sarah Woodward (1717-1750)
9 Samuel Adams (1737-1809) Sarah Clark (1739-1818)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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