72. Jonathan4 Wallingford (Nicholas3, Nicholas2, Nicholas1) was born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts 8 May 1715.(769) Jonathan died 10 December 1748, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(770) He is buried in the old cemetery in Groveland (formerly East Bradford), Mass.(771)
He married Martha Marsh, 14 January 1741/2, in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.(772) Martha died before 6 January 1789, probably in Haverhill, Mass.. The estate of Martha Wallingford of Haverhill, widow, was probated on this date.(773) Shackford, p.28, states that she died 10 February 1799 aged 82. This is probably an error for Martha, wife of James, who died in Bradford 6 February 1799 aged 82. The administration of the estate of Jonathan Wallingford, late of Bradford, deceased intestate, was granted to his widow Martha on 23 January 1748/9. The inventory was taken three days earlier and included clothing, furniture, housewares, tools, livestock and buildings, as well as "about 3 acres of land". Total land value was £34 10s and the estate was worth £111, 16s, 8p. Signatories to the inventory were Jonathan Tenney, John Hopkinson, David Hopkinson and Martha Wallingford. Martha wrote her mark and didn't sign her name. An additional inventory was taken on 13 March 1752 "by reason of Mortgage Deed being taken up" on more than four acres of land "lying to the East End of land which we formerly. Signatories were the same as before. The widow exhibited her accounting of the administration of the estate on 13 April 1752 and listed 24 people as having been paid, including, near the end, Jacob March, Joshua and Sarah Roberts, and John and Elizabeth Symonds. Sarah Roberts and Elizabeth Symonds were her husband's sisters and Jacob March could be one of her own relations, her maiden name being Marsh. One of the expenses on her account was "to bringing up young children 7 yrs. in all". Six receipts are included in the docket, all of them from Jonathan's siblings acknowledging receipt of monies due them from the estate of their father Nicholas. Some proofs of marriage for female siblings exist here, and will be discussed further under the siblings concerned.(774)
The widow Martha's estate was probated on 6 January 1789, and said she was of Haverhill when she died intestate. David Wallingford yeoman of Hollis, N.H. was appointed administrator and gave bond with John Savory, gentleman, of Bradford and John Edwards, yeoman, of Haverhill. All three signed their names.(775)
Jonathan Wallingford and Martha Marsh had the following children:
+ 170 i. Jemima5 Wallingford was born 25 December 1742.
+ 171 ii. David Wallingford was born 25 September 1744.
172 iii. Sarah Wallingford was born say 1746.(776)