Nathaniel Tilden

Male 1583 - 1641  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Tilden 
    Born Jul 1583  Tenterden, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 28 Jul 1583  Tenterden, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Politics 1622  Tenterden, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1634  New England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 1634  Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 May 1641  Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Was the town Mayor in 1622 and Justice in 1624, 1625, 1627, and 1629.
      Was chosen Ruling Elder of the first Church in Scituate
      Arrived on board the ship iHercules/i, with his wife and children.
      b8048. Elder Nathaniel Tilden./b Born in 1583 at Tenterdon, Kent. Baptized on 28 Jul 1583 at St. Mildred's, Tenterden. Nathaniel died at Scituate, MA, on 25 May 1641.

      "Elder Nathaniel Tilden came from Tenterden in Kent, with his family, before 1628. He was chosen Ruling Elder of the first Church in Scituate 1634. His house lot was on Kent-street, the 3d. south of Greenfield lane. He had also lands at Long marsh: and lands also in 1640, on the east side of the North River, below Gravelly beach."sup6/sup

      Nathaniel arrived in New England in 1634 in the ship iHercules/i, of Dover, with his wife and children (Joseph, Mary, Sarah, Judith, Lydia, Stephen, and Thomas), and the following, who came under the designation of 'servants:' Thomas Lapham, George Sutton, Edward Ford, Edward Jenkins, James Bennett, Sarah Couchman, and Mary Perien. The Rev. William Witherell came on this same boat.sup7/sup

      "Nathaniel Tilden was among the earliest of the 'Men of Kent' who established plantations at Satuit before 1628, others being Anthony Annable, Thomas Bird, Edward Foster, William Gillson, Henry Merritt, Henry Rowley, Nathaniel Tilden, and Deane says, 'perhaps others.'"sup7/sup

      Nathaniel was a Magistrate in Tenterden, and elected to the office of Mayor.sup7/sup

      "Elder Nath'l Tilden was the ancestor of nearly all the Tildens in Marshfield. He was one of three borothers, and they were called 'Men of Kent,' from ENgland. He came to Scitaute at that portion called 'Tow Mile' tract, now known as North Marshfield, in 1628. His farm extended both sides of North River, part of it being on 'Gravelly beach.'"sup26/sup

      Nathaniel came in the iHercules/i in 1635 from Sandwich, in Co. Kent, being one of an old family at Tenterden, near Cranbrook, in that shire, bringing wife Lydia, seven children and seven servan ts. He may have visited our country before and went home to bring his household; but it does not appear by any facts. He settled in Scituate. In May 1637, with his friend Hatherly, he was appointed by Plymouth Colony to settle the bounds between it and the Massachusetts Colony. He was ruling elder in the church and died 1641, the inventory being of 31 July, and his will of 25 May preceding in that year. It names his wife Lydia, perhaps daughter of Thomas Bourne of Marshfield, yet married in England to which he gives his home at Tenterden, all the seven children Joseph; Thomas, b. a. 1621; Mary, the w. of Thomas Lapham, m. 13 Mar. 1637; Sarah, the w. of George Sutton; Judith; Lydia; and Stephen; also two servants who should serve his eldest son..sup2/sup

      Ca 1606 Nathaniel married Lydia Huckstepp (5277) , daughter of Stephen Huckstepp (ca 1554/5-Jun 1633) & Winifred Hatch (1410) (ca 1553-Oct 1592).sup7/sup Born ca 1587/8 at Tenterdon, Kent. Baptized on 11 Feb 1587/8 at Tenterden, Kent.sup68/sup Lydia died at Scituate, MA, on 31 Jul 1672.

      Children:
      b14751/bi. Thomas (Died young) (ca1608-1618) b14752/bii. Mary (ca1610->1690) b14753/biii. Joseph (Died soon) (ca1611-1612) b14754/biv. Sarah (ca1612-1676) b14755/bv. Joseph (ca1615-1670) b14756/bvi. Stephen (Died soon) (ca1617-1619) b14757/bvii. Thomas (ca1618-1704) b14758/bviii. Judith (ca1620-1663) b14759/bix. Winifred (Died young) (ca1622-1627) b14760/bx. Lydia (Died soon) (ca1624-1624) b14761/bxi. Lydia (ca1625-ca1673) b14762/bxii. Stephen (ca1629-1711)
      b8049. Joseph Tilden./b Born on 18 Nov 1585 at Tenterdon, Kent. Baptized on 28 Nov 1585 at Tenterdon, Kent. Joseph died at London, England, on 1 Feb 1641/2.
    Person ID I26098  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2012 

    Father Thomas Tilden,   b. 1546, Benenden, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1617, Tenterden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alyce Biggs,   b. Abt 1541, Tenterden, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1593, Benenden, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Mar 1576  Tenterden, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F09352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Huckstepp,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F11039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lydia Huckstepp,   b. Feb 1587, Tenterden, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1608  Tenterden, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Tilden,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     2. Judith Tilden,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     3. Lydia Tilden,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     4. Stephen Tilden,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     5. Thomas Tilden,   b. 1608,   d. 1618  (Age 10 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary Tilden,   b. 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     7. Sarah Tilden,   b. 1612, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F11040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S012013] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, (U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.).


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