Saturday, April 14, 2018

Surname Saturday ~ WESTON of Duxbury, Massachusetts


My 8th great grandfather is Edmund Weston (about 1605 – 1686), who is of unknown origins.  He arrived in New England on 8 May 1635 aboard the Elizabeth & Ann.  He was a servant to John Winslow and to Nathaniel Thomas before setting in Duxbury, Massachusetts where he took the oath as a freeman in 1639.  The name of his wife is unknown.  His will names his four children.

In the second generation, my 7th great grandfather is Edmund Weston (about 1660 – 1727) who removed to Plympton and owned a grist mill.  He married Rebecca Soule, the granddaughter of Mayflower passenger George Soule.  They had six children.

Their son, Nathan Weston (1689 – 1754) is my 6th great grandfather.  He was listed as a laborer.  He married Desire Standish, the granddaughter of two more Mayflower passengers, Captain Myles Standish and Edward Doty.  Nathan and Desire had four children born in Plympton.

Nathan Weston, Jr. (1723 – 1780), my 5th great grandfather, was granted 500 acres of land in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1766.  He arrived in Melbourne (10 miles from Yarmouth) in 1767 and is on a list of grantees dated 7 April 1767.  His wife was Hannah Everson, and they had nine children born in Plympton and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Zadoc Weston (about 1761 – 1849) , my 4th great grandfather, was probably born in Plympton, and he owned a grist mill there.  In Chester, Nova Scotia he was listed as a laborer, and he married his wife, Mary Pratt there in 1785.  His second wife was Sarah MacDuffie.  His third wife was Mary Clements, mother of my 3rd great grandmother, Matilda Weston (1825 – 1909).

Matilda was born in Yarmouth, where she probably married my 3rd great grandfather, Joseph Edwin Healy, who was also born there.  They had four children born in Beverly, Massachusetts.  My Weston line daughters out here, but my family stayed in Beverly until I was born there, too.  Matilda was left a widow when her husband died in 1862 at the Battle of Saint Charles, Arkansas during the Civil War. She remained a widow until her death in 1909. 

Some WESTON resources:

Mayflower Descendant, Volume 15, pages 186 – 189 (corrects an earlier sketch of Edmund Weston’s descendants in the NEHGS Register Volume 41, pages 285 – 286)

National Genealogical Society Quarterly Volume 71, pages 41 – 63

Yarmouth Genealogies, page 410

My WESTON genealogy:

Generation 1:  Edmund Weston, born about 1605 in England, died between 18 April and 3 June 1686 in Duxbury, Massachusetts; married about 1658 to Unknown.  Four children.

Generation 2:  Edmund Weston, born about 1660, died 23 September 1727 in Plympton, Massachusetts; married in 1688 to Rebecca Soule, daughter of John Soule and Rebecca Simonson.  She was born in 1656 in Duxbury, and died 18 November 1732 in Plympton.  Six children.

Generation 3:  Nathan Weston, born 8 February 1689 in Plympton, died 11 October 1754 in Plympton; married on 21 February 1716 in Plympton to Desire Standish, daughter of Alexander Standish and Desire Doty.  Four children.

Generation 4:  Nathan Weston, born 11 July 1723 in Plympton, died after 29 February 1780 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; married on 29 August 1751 in Kingston, Massachusetts to Hannah Everson, daughter of John Everson and Silence Staples.  She was born 6 July 1732 in Kingston, and died 26 April 1814 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  Nine children.

Generation 5:  Zadoc Weston, born about 1761 probably in Plympton, died 1849 in Nova Scotia; married first to Sarah MacDuffie, second to Mary Pratt, and third to my 4th great grandmother, Mary Clements.

Generation 6:  Matilda Weston, born in October 1825 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, died 19 August 1909 in Beverly, Massachusetts; married on 3 February 1848 in Canada to Joseph Edwin Healy, son of Comfort Healy and Rebecca Crosby.  He was born 12 August 1823 in Yarmouth and died 17 June 1862 at the Battle of Saint Charles, Arkansas during the Civil War.  Four children.

Generation 7:  Mary Etta Healey m. Peter Hoogerzeil
Generation 8:  Florence Etta Hoogerzeil m. Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Generation 9:  Gertrude Matilda Hitchings m. Stanley Elmer Allen (my grandparents)


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, “Surname Saturday ~ WESTON of Duxbury, Massachusetts”,  Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 14, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 

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