|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1667|
Children: Mary Wilder [Allen?], Thomas Wilder Jr, John Wilder, Elizabeth Wilder [Bowers?]*, Nathaniel Wilder, and Ebenezer Wilder.
*Many internet resources indicate that Thomas and Anna's daughter Elizabeth married Jerathmeel Bowers, but as far as I can tell, that has not been proved.
New information, based on DNA testing, has indicated he was not related to Edward Wilder of Hingham, and is not of the Shiplake, Oxfordhire Wilder family. His origins are therefore unknown at present, including a supposed birth year of 1618. He may have been from the Lancaster area in England, but this has not been established with any degree of certainty. (See "American Ancestors" (NEHGS) Spring 2010 issue.) The reference to him living at Hingham on the latter day stone erected in the cemetery (see photo and inscription) is incorrect.
He was of Charlestown,MA, admitted as freeman in 1641, marrying there, and purchasing land in 1643.
He was living on 1 July 1659 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, when he signed the Town Orders. He left a will on 22 January 1666/67 at Lancaster, and he served on 3 February 1667 as Selectman of Lancaster. Thomas's estate was inventoried on 29 November 1667 at Lancaster, and his estate was probated there on 4 March 1667/68.
Anna Rose? Wilder (____ - 1692)*
Mary Wilder Allen (1642 - ____)*
Thomas Wilder (1644 - 1716)*
John Wilder (1646 - 1722)*
Ebenezer Wilder (1651 - ____)*
Nathaniel Wilder (1655 - 1704)*
to the Memory of
from Lancaster in England,
who first settled at Hingham
in 1641, and came to this Town
July 1, 1659, and died Oct 23,
1667, leaving three sons - viz
THOMAS, JOHN and NATHANIEL,
from whom are derived all
of the name WILDER in
this Town and vicinity
Old Common Burial Ground
GPS (lat/lon): 42.44319, -71.66476
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: May 24, 2005
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