He married Elizabeth Palmer, 4 December 1678, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(60) A manuscript Wallingford genealogy states that his wife's name was Elizabeth Jewett rather than Palmer, and that she was born 8 August 1652 and died 21 January 1740.(61) A Jewett genealogy also has some confusing information by recording the marriage of an unclassified Elizabeth Jewett with Nicholas Wallingford, Jr. of Bradford on 12 March 1680.(62) This is clearly in error, as John Palmer, in his will dated 23 August 1693, mentions his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Anthony Bennet, as well as a grandchild Nicholas Wallingford, a minor.(63) The published Bradford VRs also record a marriage between Nicholas Jr. and Elizabeth ------- on 12 March 1680, the day their son Nicholas was born. Both this date and the date in 1678 are from records of the Essex Co. Quarterly Court.(64) There is no other known Nicholas that this can be so it is probably just confused with the birth date of Nicholas III. The original court records should be checked to determine the truth here.
Elizabeth was born 1 October 1652, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.(65) ("1: 8 mo. 1652") Elizabeth was the daughter of John Palmer and Margaret Northend.
Elizabeth died 21 January 1740/1.(66) On 4 April 1682 Nicholas Wallingford, Caleb Hopkinson and others were called to testify as witnesses in a case against Nathan Webster for "killing a tame deer, for lies and for breach of the peace". Caleb, aged about 32, and Nicholas, aged about 26, "deposed that the night following the day that Webster shot the deer near where Thomas Stickney dwells, they asked Webster why he would shoot a deer with a red list around its neck. They said it was probably David Wheeler's."(67)
At a court held at Salem, Mass. on 27 June 1682 the inventory of his estate was settled. Nicholas Wallingford died intestate and administration of his estate was granted to Elizabeth, the widow, who presented the inventory. Elizabeth, "having one child: viz: Nicholas, the child of the deceased: the court do order that the whole estate shalbe & remaine in the widdows hands for her use and bringing up of the child: & when he comes of age the estate as in the Inventory (after debts are paid) to be divided equally between the mother & child: ... & the house & land in the Inventory, is to stand bound for security for the paying the childs portion."
The inventory was taken on 2 June 1682 by Shuball Walker and Ezekiell Northen. [The inventory published in the Essex Quarterly Court Records(68) says Ezekiel Clenton but is incorrect, and it makes other mistakes as well. Nicholas' wife Elizabeth's mother was Margaret Northend, brother to this Ezekiel.] In addition to various items of wearing apparel, furniture, wooden ware, "utincils for husbandry", "Provisions in the house", looms and livestock was the "house land & medow" worth £130. Total value of the estate was set at £195. A listing of debts due to and from the estate is included.(69)
Nicholas Wallingford and Elizabeth Palmer had the following child:
+ 15 i. Nicholas3 Wallingford was born 12 March 1680/1.