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 Thomas Wilder

Thomas Wilder

Berkshire, England
Death 23 Oct 1667 (aged 48–49)
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 11020230 · View Source
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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.

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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

  • Maintained by: Kevin Avery
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Wilder (1618–23 Oct 1667), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11020230, citing Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642) .