NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The Wing family is believed to have originated in Belgium. Godfriedus Wynge was born at Liege, Belgium, and was probably among the early Protestants who sought refuge in England, or he may have come there with John Abasco in 1550, as he was tutor to his children, after the latter left England for Denmark in 1553. He was a learned man and a prominent preacher. They went to Endie, where Wing preached for some time and translated the whole Bible. At the accession of Elizabeth he probably returned to England, for in 1551 the Bishop of London recommended him to the senate of Frankport, who elected him as minister to the Dutch refugees residing there. In March, 1562, he was minister to the church of Sandwich, England. By the end of 1563 he was minister of the Dutch church in London, where he resided until he died, Sept. 30, 1699.
In one of his letters mentions his wife, Levina.
He returned to Sandwich on account of the persecution of the Protestants in Flanders. He is believed to be the father of Matthew, mentioned below.
(II) Matthew, son of Godfriedus Wing, or Wynge, lived in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, from about 1560, and was a tailor by trade. His will was dated Aug. 19, 1614, and proved Nov. 15 following, showing that he died between those dates.
He had a son John, mentioned below.
(III) Rev. John, son of Matthew Wing, was a non-conformist preacher in the island of Walcheron, in Flushing, province of Zealand, Holland, and in London. He matriculated at Oxford University, England, was well educated and the author of several printed books, which are still extant, a bound book of Sermons delivered by John Wing in Hamburg, printed at Flushing, Holland, in 1621, is owned by George Wing Sisson.
He was born in England and died in London in 1630.
He married Deborah, daughter of Rev. Stephen Batchelder. He had sons John, Matthew, Stephen, Daniel, mentioned below.
(IV) Daniel, eldest son of Rev. John Wing, was born in England, died in Sandwich, Mass. 1664. He came to New England in the ship "William and Francis," arriving in Boston June 5, 1632, with his mother and brothers, and his grandfather, Rev. Stephen Batchelder.
He married Hannah, daughter of John Swift.
The date of his will was May 3, 1659, and the inventory of his small estate was presented May 3, 1659, by his brothers John and Stephen, and the estate confirmed to his children. Public records show his purchase of real estate, that he held important positions in public affairs both religious and secular, that he was fined and paid fines for entertaining Quakers, and for refusing to take the oath of fideltiy, but opposed the intolerance of the Plymouth government. He was active in the organization and support of the first society of Friends or Quakers in America, that at Sandwich, Mass., the succession of which continues at this time. (Reg. V, 387, XXXVIII, 376, XXXIX, 192, and XL, 325).
He was on the list of those able to bear arms in 1643.
Hannah, July 28, 1642.
Lydia, May 23, 1647.
Samuel, Aug. 28, 1652.
Hepsibah, Nov. 7, 1654.
John, Nov. 14, 1656.
Beulah, Nov. 16, 1658.
Daniel, mentioned below.
(V) Daniel (2), son of Daniel (1) Wing, was born at Sandwich, eleventh month 28, 1664, died third month, 1740. He lived in Sandwich near the upper Shawme pond as it enters the lower pond, a short distance from his father's residence. The records show him to have acquired considerable property.
He married in Friends' way, in 1686, Deborah, daughter of Henry Dillingham, and granddaughter of Edward Dillingham, who came to New England in 1632 in the ship "William and Francis," and was one of the ten first settlers of Sandwich.
(VI) Edward, son of Daniel (2) Wing, was born seventh month, 1687, at Sandwich, died at Dartmouth in 1734. He is called a husbandman, and also an innholder and weaver, in the records. He married (first) ____; (second) June 1, 1714, Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Hannah (Mott) Tucker.
(VII) Edward (2), son of Edward (1) Wing, was born in Sandwich, July 27, 1727, died at Glens Falls, N.Y. (called Wing's Falls). He was a saddle and harness-maker by trade. He was a Quaker, and removed to Nine Partners, Dutchess county, N.Y. before 1754, a Quaker settlement.
About 1793 he went to Queensbury, N.Y., and was a member of the Friends' meeting in each place.
He married (first) in Darmouth, Content Wood, who died in Nine Partners; (second) Aug. 23, 1758, Hannah, born Nov. 22, 1755, daughter of David and Keziah Hoag, of Nine Partners.
(VIII) Joseph, son of Edward (2) Wing, was born in Nine Partners, N.Y. May 12, 1770, died Nov. 24, 1838, at Duanesburg, N.Y. He went, with his father, to Queensbury, and thence to Duanesburg, N.Y.
He married, Aug. 31, 1787, Irene, born ___ 27, 1779, died Aug. 29, 1851, daughter of Daniel and Finch Phelps.
Daniel, David, Elkins, Hannah, Gulielma Shaw (born Dec. 11, 1802, died May 19, 1858; married James Sisson (see Sisson VI), Electa Ann, Rachel and Christina.
(IX) Gulielma Shaw, daughter of Joseph Wing, mother of George Wing Sisson, was a direct descendant in the sixth generation from Rev. John Wing, of England and Holland, and his wife Deborah Batchelder, daughter of Rev. Stephen Batchelder, from whose daughter Theodate, Daniel Webster, the American orator and statesman, and John G. Whittier, the Quaker poet, are descended.
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