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Thomas Wilder
Birth: 1618
Berkshire, England
Death: Oct. 23, 1667
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

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.

Family links: 
  Anna Rose? Wilder (____ - 1692)*
  Mary Wilder Allen (1642 - ____)*
  Thomas Wilder (1644 - 1716)*
  John Wilder (1646 - 1722)*
  Ebenezer Wilder (1651 - ____)*
  Nathaniel Wilder (1655 - 1704)*
*Calculated relationship
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
from whom are derived all
of the name WILDER in
this Town and vicinity

Old Common Burial Ground
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.44319, -71.66476
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: May 24, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11020230
Thomas Wilder
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Thomas Wilder
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Added by: Shanna Nicole
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- Spider Blythe
 Added: Nov. 14, 2015
Thomas Wilder
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Oct. 22, 2015
In honor of my 11th great-grandfather, through your daughter, Mary.
- Steven Dunn
 Added: Jun. 24, 2015
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