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“Calendars of wills and administrations relating to the county of Leicester, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Leicester, 1495-1649, and in the Peculiars of St. Margaret Leicester, Rothley, Groby, Evington, and the unproved wills etc., previous to 1801. All now preserved in the Probate registry at Leicester” (full text ebook)
Series II Transcripts of Wills 1500 – 1558 (pdf ebook, non-searchable)
- 1551 – Pelton, John ; Wigstone
- 1587 - Pelton, Wm. ; Leicester 46
- 1636 - Pelton, Wm. ; Peathnge parva 121
- 1642 - Pelton, Wm. ; Leicester 3
There are some mentioned of the Pelton surname originating in Essex, England – but there is no proof as to whether our first ancestor in America – John Pelton – actually came from Essex. So, in order to figure out his origin we need to look at the facts that we already know. If you are researching this person please feel free to leave a comment and share what you know! Remember – facts only! We want cited sources.
Birth: circa 1616 in England
Immigration/Emigration: Between 1620-1650 from Leicestershire, England (source 3)
*** work-in-progress: Pelton’s in Leicestershire, England circa 1600′s
Marriage: Susannah Way(e) in 1645 (source 2)
Death: 23 JAN 1681 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts (source 1)
- Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for John Pelton (document)
- U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 for John Pelton (document)
- Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650 (document) (ebook)
“A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer’s Register (1860)” by James Savage (ebook)
PELTON, JOHN, Boston, very early, had est. describ. in the book of
possns. rem. to Dorchester, his eld. s. John was bapt. 2 Mar. 1645.
In his will of 3 Jan. 1681, pro. 10 Mar. foil, he names w. Susanna, s.
“Genealogy of the Pelton family in America : being a record of the descendants of John Pelton who settled in Boston, Mass., about 1630-1632, and died in Dorchester, Mass., January 23rd, 1681″ by J.M. Pelton (ebook)
“Records relating to the early history of Boston .. (1876)” (ebook)
“Records of the First Church at Dorchester, in New England, 1636-1734″ (ebook)
Edna Frances FLEISCHHAUER and Charles Lester Isaac PELTON were married on July 2, 1938. I have quite a few photos from their wedding and I wanted to share them! When my grandmother passed away back in 1995 my Mom and I took home a beautiful cedar chest filled with some of her things. Included in this chest was her wedding dress – all of it – in beautiful yet faded condition. I always thought she looked like maybe a size 10 or 11 in her photos (if not a little bigger) but her dress was at least a size 8 – so I was a little off. It’s beautiful! All that is missing is her veil.
Panoramic Photo of Wedding (click for larger version)
Candid photo from wedding – my favorite! (click for bigger version)
As I’ve mentioned before in an older post; my PELTON family tree goes pretty far back. It’s for the most part all documented also between two releases of a Pelton Family Genealogy book and various census records that I’ve personally found. It’s exciting to have more than just “hearsay” when it comes to family history.
That said I figured since a show I’ve been hooked on “Who Do You Think You Are” mentioned researching the Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts (and surrounding areas) I would post my own findings (both founded and un-sourced) here on the blog! I am currently working on two friends’ genealogies also and both friends have ancestors in the same areas of Massachusetts. It will be neat to find out if our ancestors were neighbors (and more – if they were involved in the trials).
Born: 22 Nov 1740 in Saybrook, Essex, Connecticut
Died: 16 Mar 1826 in Middlefield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Married: Asenath PRATT in 1764 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
Born: Sep 1741 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
Died: 22 Mar 1825 in Middlefield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
//—- Asenath PRATT was the daughter of Hezekiah PRATT and Ann UNKNOWN:
Born: 09 Jan 1701 in Saybrook, Connecticut
Married: Ann UNKNOWN in 1734
//—- Hezekiah PRATT was the son of Nathaniel PRATT and Sarah BEAUMONT:
Born: Abt. 1662 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
Died: Abt. Sep 1744 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
Married: Sarah BEAUMONT in 02 May 1688
Born: 1661 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
Died: 11 Oct 1716 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
//—- Sarah BEAUMONT was the daughter of William BEAUMONT and Lydia DANFORTH:
Born: 1607 in Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Died: 04 Feb 1698 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
Married: Lydia DANFORTH in 09 Dec 1643 in Saybrook, Massachusetts
Born: 24 May 1625 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England
Died: 16 Aug 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
Lydia DANFORTH was the daughter of Nicholas DANFORTH and Elizabeth Barber SYMMES. Nicholas and Elizabeth were the parents of Lydia and her siblings – Elizabeth, Thomas, Samuel, Jonathan and Anna.
Thomas DANFORTH (brother of Lydia DANFORTH) was one of the judges for the Salem Witch Trials in 1692.
From Wikipedia’s “Salem Witch Trial’s” Page:
When Sarah Cloyce (Nurse’s sister) and Elizabeth (Bassett) Proctor were arrested, they were brought before John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, not only in their capacity as local magistrates, but as members of the Governor’s Council, at a meeting in Salem Town. Present for the examination were Deputy Governor Thomas Danforth, and Assistants Samuel Sewall, Samuel Appleton, James Russell, and Isaac Addington. Objections by John Proctor during the proceedings resulted in his arrest that day as well.
I have to admit – it makes me sad to see that one of my ancestors sent people to their death. But – they were Puritans in early Salem, Massachusetts. I wouldn’t (unfortunately) expect anything else. According to theThomas Danforth Wikipedia page the Danforth family immigrated to New England in 1634 on the ship theGriffin. The family along with the 200 or so other passengers aboard left to escape persecution for their Puritan beliefs. (Archbishop William Laud had begun his persecution of Puritans in England in 1633).
More Reading: “History of Framingham, Massachusetts”
Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
The surname Pelton belongs to perhaps the largest class of English family names – those derived from names of localities. Pelton was a common place-name before the Norman conquest. William the Conqueror granted Pelton Manor to William the Deacon and some two centuries later his descendants took their surname from the Manor. Important branches of the Pelton family have lived in Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, Somersetshire and Buckshire. The coat-of-arms of the Essex family is described: an inescutcheon charged with a ben within a orle of escallops. [source]
John Pelton, the American immigrant was born in England about 1616 and was descended, it is believed, from the Essex branch of the family. [source]
There are a lot of PELTON’s in America – a lot of them are descended from John PELTON & Susanna WAY(E) who came over from England on the Mary & John.
John PELTON & Susanna WAY(E)
then Samuel PELTON & Mary SMITH
then John B. PELTON & Jemima JOHNSON
then John PELTON & Elizabeth CHAMPION
then Ithamar PELTON & Asenath PRATT
then Asahel PELTON & Anna DENIO
then Horace Birt PELTON & Mary CORLEY
then Horace O. PELTON & Ella/Ellen S. HIGGINS
then George Lester PELTON & Francis M. WEEKS
then Charles Lester Isaac PELTON who is my grandfather.
I’m trying now to get away from the “name collecting” and find actual stories and photos. I’ve got a few of my grandfather but none of anyone further back. I’m also trying to get my hands on an original copy of the 1892 “Pelton Family in America” but it’s pricey and I only see it once in a blue moon.
There is a digital copy available for free:
This photo from 1906 features my Great-Grandparents on my Mother’s side – Rose and Richard.
Born: September 06, 1884 in New York
Died: March 06, 1955 in New York
Married: June 17, 1906 in New York, USA
Ellis Island Passenger Record:
Date of Arrival: Sept 22, 1892
Age at Arrival: 8y
Ship of Travel: Suevia
Port of Departure: Hamburg
Manifest Ship Line: 0028
Travelling with –
Mary FLEISCHHAUER 43y
Richard ” 8y
Anna ” 6y
Franzisa? 0y 11m F
Rose Margaret HAMM
Born: February 12, 1887 in Manhattan, New York, USA
Died: September 24, 1948 in New York, USA
1900 Us. Fed. Census Information:
Rose HAMM (48 yrs) (This would be Rose’s mother – Rose CHICHER/AICHER )
Rose HAMM (13 yrs) [Feb. 1886]
Father’s BPlace — Germany
Mother’s BPlace — Germany