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John Wildes
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Birth: 1618, England
Death: May 14, 1705
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

John's year of birth is based on his having stated his age as seventeen when he registered with the authorities of the port of London for the voyage to New England on 11 Apr 1635.

John and his brother William emigrated from England on a ship named Elizabeth and settled in Rowley, MA before moving to Ipswich.

John married three times.

1. Priscilla Gould in 1645. She died in 1663.

2. Sarah Averill on 23 Nov 1663. She was born 1635 and executed 19 July 1692 at age 65 for witchcraft at Salem, Mass.

3. Mary (?) on 26 Jun 1693, who was the widow of George Jacobs who had been hanged for witchcraft 19 Aug 1692.

About 1645 John moved to Topsfield probably due to the influence of his wealthy father-in-law Zaccheus Gould. His house stood on Perkins Row at the fork in the road coming from Mile Brook Bridge at a pear orchard. The house was demolished in 1835.

In 1660 he bought a 100 acre lot adjoining his land from Richard and Jane Swaine of Hampton.

On 9 Apr. 1690 John Wild, carpenter, transferred to his son Ephraim his possessions as follows:

"In consideration of seven years service that I had of him when he could have been for himself, I hereby transfer to my son Ephraim Wild all my housing, lands and meadows together with all my stock of cattle, sheep, swine, carts, ploughs, household stuff of all sorts and kinds whatforever." 
Family links: 
  William Wildes (1596 - 1662)
  Alice Elizabeth Wildes (1598 - 1662)
  Sarah Averell Wildes (1627 - 1692)
  Priscilla Gould Wildes (1628 - 1663)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: M. Duffy
Record added: Dec 18, 2012
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