Our Family
 Genealogy Pages

John TILTON

Male 1612 - 1687  (75 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name John TILTON  [1, 2
    Born 04 Mar 1612  Wolston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1687  Gravesend, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 29 Mar 1688  Gravesend, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 761 
    Person ID I761  Hamilton, Crawford, Shoemaker, Kirk
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2014 

    Father William TILTON,   b. 25 Feb 1586, Wolston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1653, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ursula PYCROFT,   b. 1586, Claybrook, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1638, Wolston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 30 Jan 1611  Wolston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F931  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Goodie PEARSALL,   b. 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1683, Gravesend, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Abigail TILTON,   b. Abt 1650, Utrecht, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1695, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     2. Mary TILTON,   b. 1654
     3. Sarah TILTON,   b. 1644
    +4. Ester TILTON,   b. 1647, Gravesend, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1703, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +5. John TILTON,   b. 04 Apr 1640, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1700, Middletown, Monmouth., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Thomas TILTON
     7. Peter TILTON
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1687 - Gravesend, Long Island, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 29 Mar 1688 - Gravesend, Kings, New York Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • Ancestors of Branson Satterthwaite

      John was educated at Rugby School in Rugby, England. He came to Lynn, Massachusetts sometime around 1639. In 1643, John and his young family moved to Gravesend, Long Island, in what was then New Amsterdam. On September 7, 1646, John was elected Town Clerk, a position he held until 1662. John, and his wife, Mary were among the first Americans to become Quakers.

      John was a signatory to a letter to the Governor of New York which explained why the Friends (Quakers) could not help build the fort in New York harbour. The letter was dated October 30, 1672.

      Over the years John helped create several new settlements of Quakers. He negotiated the purchase of more Long Island land from the Carnaise Indians, and purchased the Barren Islands off the coast of Long Island from another Indian tribe. He gained a reputation as an Indian interpreter, as well as an effective negotiator. John assisted as an interpreter in the first purchase of Indian land in an area of New Jersey which was later to become Monmouth County. The purchase was finalized on January 25, 1664.

      ------------------

      John Tilton Sr. Lived an active, usefull and honorable life and as one of the pioneer developers of the State of New Jersey. A man of strong conviction and personality, he had fought for the principle of religious freedom, a principle that has become firmly woven into American social fabric. John and his brother Peter immigrated from England and settled in Lynn Massachusetts between the years 1630 and 1640, during the great puritian emigration to this country and during the troublous times of King Charles 1 [1625 - 49]. In England the Tilton Church was founded by our family [1190] . The Digbies who fell at Towton 1461 were called De Tilton and Sir Everard Digby of Tilton and Drystoke, who died in 1509 the last who bears the name Tilton. The early Norman tower of the Tilton Church was built in 1190, the sprie in 1380, the south aisle in 1390 and the elderstory in 1490. John and his wife Mary were fined many times for Quakerism. The Dutch attemted many times to have them ordered out of the province but the Tilton's never left the Colony of Gravesend. While at Gravesend John explored the central part of the State of New Jersey, coming by way of boat, across the Bay and acted as interpreter in purchase of three counties, Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex, from the Indians in 1664 and 65. John Died in 1688 in Gravesend, Long Island N.Y. and Mary died on May 23, 1683 also in gravesend.

      In 1636 three brothers, John, William, Peter Tilton came from Leicester County England, to America. The town ship from whence they came was Tilton (On The Hill). The Town was first mentioned In 1050 In the Confessor's Reign. A Coat of Arms found In Portsmouth, N.H. made In 1225 Is Identical to the Noble House of Digby, and Proves Decent.

      Residence: Warwickshier England. Town Clerk.

  • Sources 
    1. [S81] Tilton branches web site, http://www.tiltonbranches.com/1154.htm.

    2. [S84] Ancestors of Branson Satterthwaite, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/n/Janet-N-Conley/GENE22-0036.html.