John Wyman, Lieutenant

Male Bef 1622 - 1684  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name John Wyman 
    Suffix Lieutenant 
    Born Bef 3 Feb 1622  Westmill, , Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Feb 1622  Westmill, , Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 3 Feb 1622  Westmill, , Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1636  Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 10 Mar 1684  Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 9 May 1684  Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried First Burial Ground, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2245  Wyman
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2021 

    Father Francis Wyman Click to preview: Francis Wyman,   b. Between 1592 and 1594, Barkway, , Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1658, Westmill, , Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Jane Richardson Click to preview: Elizabeth Jane Richardson,   b. Bef 13 Jan 1594, Westmill, , Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1630, Westmill, , Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 1 May 1617  St. Mary's the Virgin-Westmill, Saint Albans, , Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • One site has marriage on May 1st and the other May 2nd. The ancestral file also has May 1st.
    Family ID F18162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ruth Nutt Click to preview: Sarah Ruth Nutt,   b. 19 Sep 1624, Barking, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1688, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1644  Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Samuel Wyman Click to preview: Samuel Wyman,   b. 20 Sep 1646, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1646, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. John Wyman Click to preview: John Wyman,   b. 28 Mar 1648, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1675, Narragansett, Washington, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. Sarah Wyman Click to preview: Sarah Wyman,   b. 15 Apr 1650, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1729, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Solomon Wyman Click to preview: Solomon Wyman,   b. 26 Feb 1652, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1725, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. David Wyman Click to preview: David Wyman,   b. 7 Apr 1654, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1678, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     6. Elizabeth Wyman Click to preview: Elizabeth Wyman,   b. 18 Jan 1656, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1658, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. William Wyman Click to preview: William Wyman,   b. 1657, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Bathsheba Wyman Click to preview: Bathsheba Wyman,   b. 6 Oct 1658, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1730, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Jonathan Wyman Click to preview: Jonathan Wyman,   b. 13 Jul 1661, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1736, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Seth Wyman, Lieutenant Click to preview: Seth Wyman, Lieutenant,   b. 3 Aug 1663, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1715, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     11. Jacob Wyman Click to preview: Jacob Wyman,   b. 4 Jun 1665, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1742, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 3 Feb 1622 - Westmill, , Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 Feb 1622 - Westmill, , Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 3 Feb 1622 - Westmill, , Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1636 - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1644 - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 10 Mar 1684 - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1684 - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Burial Ground, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Scottish Slaves "The Highlander" Nov/Dec 2004

      [Daniel Mackdonnel was convicted of fornication with Sarah Dawes in 1656. Both were servants of Woburn, Massachusetts, tanner John Wyman, who paid Daniels fine "in Wheate and Rie". In poignant court testimony, Daniel revealed that "hee was a maried man in Scotland" where "hee left His wife and two small children." Sarah confessed "that shee is now quicke with child". When their son was born, they gave him the biblical name Benoni, meaning "son of my sorrows."
      Daniel and Sarah apparently continued living together at Wyman's tannery without the benefit of marriage; they had a second child Mary (and a second fornication conviction) in 1659. Two years later, Sarah married another former Scottish war prisoner, John Craggen. Daniel disappeared from the records, but his children Benoni and Mary remained in New England, bearing the last name "Mecrest" (probably a variant of the old Gaelic patronymic "MacGilchist" for "son of a servant of Christ").]
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      In Dec 1672 a negro servant belonging to John Wyman Senior, being convicted 'of abuse offered to two of Wamesit Indians wounding them on the head and elsewhere' is sentenced to pay the Indians ten shillings - Middlesex County Court Records Vol III. page 47
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      The two Wyman brothers Francis and John were seventeen and fourteen in 1636 and so probably came over with their older uncles, Samuel and Thomas Richardson. The first definite record that we find of the Wyman brothers in New England is when the town order of Charlestown Village (Woburn) were signed in 1640; which the Richardsons and Wymans all signed. By that date the Wymans were 21 and 18. John Wyman the brother of Francis was made a freeman 26 May 1647 at age 25, and Francis a freeman 1657. Later in 1658 Francis Wyman Sr. in his will said '.. do give and bequeth unto my two sons Francis Wyman and John Wyman which are beyound sea ten pounds a piece of Lawful English money to be paid unto them by mine executor if they be in want and come over to demand the same.' The Wymans built on what became Wyman St. in Woburn, and by 1666 they had also built country farms in what is now Burlington, a few miles north, on what became the Billerica boundary. Overlooked by many is the fact that a grant of land was made in Woburn on 25 Feb 1679 to a John Wyman, a wheelwright. This was not Lt. John Wyman the brother of Francis, but rather the son of Thomas and Ann (Godfrey) Wyman and hence the nephew of the Wyman brothers. This John was know and Sergant John Wyman.
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      There is also found in Boston a tailor named Thomas Wyman or Wayman who was in the 1675 war against the Narragansett Indians. He is believed by some to be the son of the brother Richard Wyman, hence another nephew of Francis and John Wyman. He was the second officer in the only cavalry troops the English had at the Narraganset Fort fight, Dec 19, 1675. In this fight his son John was killed, but he escaped with a wound in his cheek from an Indian arrow. He was a tanner He 'brought' a servant Robert Simpson to manage his tan yard. With his brother Francis, the largest tandorium in Woburn. These two brothers had brought the Cottemore grant of 500 acres for 50 pounds. They opposed the rite of infant baptism and were sent to the ecclesiastical court in Cambridge on charges of staying away from church and turning their backs on the rite of infant baptism. However several other prominent citizens of Woburn were with them and nothing happened.'
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      In 1671 Francis, John and eleven other Woburn citizens were prosecuted before the Middlesex County Court for publicly manifesting contempt for the ordinance of infant baptism and for attending the then illegal assemblies of the Anabaptists. No serious action was taken against them and both were later reconciled with the parish church. John seems to have been wholly mollified, for in his will he left 409 each to the two town ministers (one, Rev Thomas Carter, was his son's father-inlaw). Francis was less penitent; in his will he left 209 each to two elders of the Baptist Church at Boston.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1227] Westmill Parish Register, (County Library, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, Second Date,1590 - 1690).

    2. [S158] Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts History of, Samuel Sewall, (Wiggin and Lunt, 221 Washington Street, Boston, Suffolk, Massachucetts, 1868), p. 652 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S89] Woburn Vital Records, (Andrews, Cutler & Co., Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 1890-91), p. 213 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S579] Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England, John Brooks Threlfall, (Name: Madison, Wisconsin, 1990;) (Reliability: 3).
      On 2 May 1617 Elizabeth married Francis Wyman, son of Thomas Wymant (ca 1565-1570-) & Joan Cressal, at Westmill, Hertfordshire.

    5. [S578] First Burial Ground of Woburn, Massachusetts, Toni Lasseter, (Name: September 1999;), http://www.yeoldewoburn.net/Wyman.htm (Reliability: 3).
      He married (1) Elizabeth Richardson* May 01, 1617 in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England, daughter of Thomas Richardson* and Katherine Duxford*.

    6. [S580] Parish Records St. Mary the Virgin in Westmill, Herfordshire, England (Reliability: 3).
      1617-Francis Wimant and Elizabeth Ricahrdson were married 1 o May.
      Parish Records St. Mary the Virgin in Westmill, Herfordshire, England, 1617-Francis Wimant and Elizabeth Ricahrdson were married 1 o May. (1 of May or May lst, 1617)

    7. [S581] Parish Records St. Mary the Virgin in Westmill, Herfordshire, England WYMAN RECORDS, Book (Reliability: 3).
      : David Clapp & Son. http://www.archive.org/stream/richardsonsofwes00watk/richardsonsofwes0 0watk_djvu.txt CS 71 .R52 1903 Copy 1

    8. [S158] Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts History of, Samuel Sewall, (Wiggin and Lunt, 221 Washington Street, Boston, Suffolk, Massachucetts, 1868), p. 651 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1156] New England Marriages 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, Maryland, SixthPrinting 1997, 1985; Reprinted 1997), p. 845 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S120] Early Massachucetts Marriages Prior to 1800, Volumes: I-II-III, Frederic W. Baily, (Genealogical Publishing Copany, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1996), Vol III p.113 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S89] Woburn Vital Records, (Andrews, Cutler & Co., Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 1890-91), p. 314 (Reliability: 3).