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Katherine Hoskins Hosmer
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Birth: unknown, England
Death: unknown
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA


Katherine must have been born, at the latest, around 1615, in order to have a daughter by 1633 or so. Most sources agree that Katherine was the daughter of Ann Filer, wife of John Hoskins. Ann mentions both Thomas and Katherine in her will and calls Thomas "my son" and Katherine "my daughter Wilton". There is some question whether John Hoskins was the father of Katherine, because she is not mentioned in his will, but by the time that John wrote his will, she had been married for eighteen years. It was not unusual for older married daughters not to be mentioned in a man's will. Also, Katherine's brother Thomas was probably born about 1613, definitely older than Katherine. If Thomas is the son of Ann and John, and Katherine, born about two years later is the daughter of Ann, then she must also be the daughter of John. The weight of evidence is that Katherine was the daughter of John Hoskins.

About 1632, she married David Wilton, but no record of their marriage has been found. They moved to Windsor with the first wave of settlers in 1635 or 1636. David and Katherine had only one child, a daughter, Mary.
She married second Thomas Hosmer, early founder of Hartford (his second wife)on May 6, 1679.
The date & place of her death is unknown, but she died after the death of Thomas Hosmer, who died April 12, 1687. 
Family links: 
  John Hoskins (1598 - 1648)
  Anne Fyler Hoskins (1600 - 1662)
  Thomas Hosmer (1604 - 1687)
  David Wilton (1608 - 1678)*
  Thomas Hosmer (1603 - 1687)*
  Mary Wilton Marshall (1632 - 1683)*
  Katherine Hoskins Hosmer
  John Hoskins (1613 - ____)*
  Thomas Hoskins (1631 - 1666)*
  Anthony Hoskins (1632 - 1706)*
*Calculated relationship
Dyed 83d yr.
Non-Cemetery Burial
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jul 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28481150

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