4. John2 Wallingford (Nicholas1) was born in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts 7 April 1659.(70) John died at some point after 12 September 1709. (When he made an accounting of the estate of his brother Joseph.)
He married Mary Tuttle, 6 December 1687, in Dover, New Hampshire.(71) They were married by the Rev. John Pike of Dover. Mary was the daughter of John Tuttle and Mary.
Mary died after 28 December 1717. She was mentioned in her father's will of that date. In her father's will her brother Ebenezer Tuttle was directed to pay "to his Sister Mary Wallingford the Sum of five Pounds." Her father also stated: "Item I will Demise and Bequeth all my Personal Estate that is my House hold Goods & Chattels Bills Bonds Debts Dues which are to be Demaned after the Deceace of my well Beloved wife and not Before to My Three Daughters Equally to be Divided Between Them."(72)
In a warrant dated 9 April 1680 John Wallingford and Thomas Thurla were ordered to appear in court "to answer their presentments".(73)
John is included on a 9 July 1690 military roll during King William's War. He signed as one of many in the North Regiment in Essex County who were ready to "voluntarily offer our selvis to serve God, our King & Countrye in ye designed Expedition for Canada". John March of Newbury was Captain of the Company.(74) Whether John Wallingford and the regiment actually went on this expedition isn't stated, but if they did, they were commanded by Sir William Phips and sailed off from Boston in an armada on 21 August 1690 to attack Quebec City. The invasion was completely unsuccessful due to a combination of poor military command, lack of supplies and the onset of smallpox among the attackers. If John did serve on this campaign he would have been the first Wallingford to serve in the military in America. It seems likely that he did serve on the expedition given the following fact. In 1739 the township of Bakerstown, now Salisbury, N.H., was laid out and granted to the "Soldiers in the expedition to Canada Anno 1690 under the Command of Capt John March". Included among the proprietors from Newbury was John's son Capt. Thomas Wallingford, although he was living in Dover, N.H. at the time(75).
Following John's marriage to the daughter of Judge John Tuttle of Dover, N.H. they lived at Bradford, Mass. In 1702 Colonel Paul Wentworth and Judge John Tuttle became partners in a lumber business on the Salmon Falls River in Dover. Judge Tuttle invited his son-in-law John Wallingford to come to Salmon Falls to help with the operation of the saw mill and lumber business. The family moved to that area later on.(76)
On 27 September 1701 John "of Bradford" gave bond with Robert Mullican of Bradford for the administration of the estate of his brother Joseph Wallingford, late of Bradford deceased intestate, said bond being witnessed by John and Hannah Higginson. An inventory was taken that showed an estate worth only £12, 18s, 4p. Richard Kimball and Jonas Platts signed the inventory. John made an accounting of the estate of Joseph on 12 September 1709, nearly eight years later, and at the bottom is a list of first names who all received one pound two shillings from the estate, this list obviously being his surviving siblings Nicholas, John, James, Benjamin, Sarah, Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, Esther and Abigail.(77)
On 27 September 1701, the same day he gave bond for the estate of his brother Joseph, he did the same on the estate of his brother Benjamin, apparently on a false report of his death. He was "of Bradford" when he gave bond again with Robert Mullican, said bond also being witnessed by John and Hannah Higginson. An inventory was taken on 22 October 1701 by the same Richard Kimball and Jonas Platts which included "about sixten acres of land and Medow".(78) But Benjamin was alive and well and living in Maryland, and he was back in Massachusetts in 1709, evidently to rectify the situation. On 4 April 1709 John, still said to be "of Bradford" and Benjamin signed an agreement -- John "did In ye Absence of Benja Wallingford take out Admn on said Benja Lands as may appear by Record. It is agreed by both parties yt if said administration shall have ye Improvement of said Estate for ye Time past. In consideration of his trouble Charge & care In Managing said Estate & do hereby acquitt & release ye said Admr for any reckoning considering his Adminstration & ye said Benja to Enjoy & possess all his [illeg.] of right Divided to him."(79)
John Wallingford "of Bradford" was administrator of the estate of his mother "Sarah Wallingford alias Mash" [sic], giving bond on 22 August 1709 with Joseph Peasley of Haverhill, Mass. and John Wicom of Newbury, Mass. He signed by mark, not a signature. On the back of this bond notice he is called "eldest surviving son of Sarah Wallingford alias Mash", and she is described as "Relict of Nicholas Wallingford of Bradford".(80)
Master Tate's diary reports that "Mrs. Susannah Wallingford, Widow of Jn. Wallingford, deceased, died on Sunday, February 9, 1772"(81). Shackford(82) speculates that this John may have taken this Susannah as a second wife, but the differences in their apparent ages makes this unlikely, unless, of course, he married a young girl while he was an old man.
All of John and Mary's children seem to be accounted for with no apparent gaps in years after their marriage. But if they moved part or full time to Dover, N.H. after the birth of Abigail in 1702 is it possible that they had other children born in that area who weren't recorded? It might explain several unconnected Wallingfords around that time period.
John Wallingford and Mary Tuttle had the following children:
+ 16 i. John3 Wallingford was born 14 December 1688.
+ 17 ii. Nicholas Wallingford was born 28 October or November 1691.
+ 18 iii. Sarah Wallingford was born 29 December 1693.
19 iv. Ebenezer Wallingford was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 30 September 1695.(83) Ebenezer died in 1721, in Dover, New Hampshire, at 25 years of age. He died between 19 August and 6 September 1721. These were the dates of his will.(84) On 16 July 1717 Ebenezer Wallingford received "this foregoing deed of sale" from his grandfather John Tuttle of Dover, land in Dover.(85)
On 12 August 1717 Ebenezer of Dover, yeoman, sued William Blackston (also Brackston) of Dover, yeoman, for £29 to collect an overdue note of £14 10s dated 14 February 1716/17. Blackston's estate was attached by the court on 16 August.(86)
On 2 February 1720 he called on the lot layers of Dover "to Renew the bounds of a Grant of 60 Acres Lott of Land which was Laid out to Israill Hodgdun". This land bordered some other land already in Ebenezer's possession.(87) On 18 November 1720 he this land from Israel Hodgdon Jr.(88) He was engaged to be married to Susannah Cotton at the time he died. In his will he described himself as "very Sick and weak in Body". He left all of his 60 acres of land in Dover and most of his other property to his fiancee, whom he describes as "my Dearly beloved Spouse and ffriend". She was also made executrix of the will. Susanna was the daughter of John and Sarah (Hearle) Cotton of Portsmouth, and married William Young in Portsmouth the following May 27, 1722.(89) [Their first child Elizabeth Young wasn't born until 1723 so couldn't have been Ebenezer's child.] Also in his will he left "all my wearing apperrill to be Equeally Divided between them" to his "beloved Brothers: that is to say, my Brother John Wallingford Thomas Wallingford and James Clements".(90)
+ 20 v. Col. Thomas Wallingford was born 28 July 1697.
+ 21 vi. Judith Wallingford was born in March 1699/1700.
22 vii. Abigail Wallingford was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 27 September 1702.(91)
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