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William Eaton (son of Peter Eaton and Elizabeth Patterson) was born 1604 in Staple, County Kent, England, and died September 26, 1672 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He married Martha Jenkins on January 28, 1626/27 in Staple, County Kent, England, daughter of Edward Jenkins and Martha/Mary Phillips.

 Includes NotesNotes for William Eaton:

i William Eaton 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 in Of Staple, Kent, England. He was christened 6, 7 on 26 Sep 1608 in Dover, Kent, England.


Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant, Benjamin Dunning for scanning this book and to Warren Wetmore for perfecting the text and providing technical help in presenting this work for researchers to enjoy.

WILLIAM, Watertown, came in 1635 or 6, from Staple in Kent, emb. at Sandwich, with w. Martha, three ch. and one serv. had Daniel, b. 20 Jan. 1639; and Mary, 8 Apr. 1643; rem. to Reading; was freem. 1653, had John, wh. surv. f. and mo. d. 13 May 1673. His d. Martha married. Richard Oldham, first, and next, Thomas Brown, prob. d. before her f. whose will of 26 Sept. preced. names w. Martha, eldest s. John and his ch., Daniel and his ch., d. Mary, and two s.-in-law, Thomas Brown, and Francis Moore. The wid. d. 1681. WILLIAM, Reading, prob. s. of the preced. made freem. 1691. An Abigail E. aged 35, with Mary, 4, and Thomas, 1, came 1635, in the Elizabeth and Ann, foll. no doubt the h. and f. to us unkn.

Entries: 21064 Updated: Mon Feb 24 20:12:36 2003 Contact: Teddie Anne Driggs Home Page: Hindorff & Driggs Families of America
ID: I10201
Name: William EATON
Given Name: William
Surname: EATON
Sex: M
Birth: 1604/1605 in Of,Staple,Kent Co.,ENG.
Death: 26 SEP 1672 in Reading,Middlesex Co.,MA.
Change Date: 27 OCT 1998 at 00:00:00

Father: Peter EATON b: 1575 in Dover,Kent Co.,ENG.
Mother: Elizabeth PATTERSON b: ABT 1582 in Dover,Kent Co.,ENG.

Marriage 1 Martha JENKINS b: 23 JAN 1605 in St. John,T.,ENG.
Married: 28 JAN 1628 in Staple,Kent Co.,ENG.
Daniel EATON b: 20 JAN 1636 in Staple,Kent Co.,ENG.


EATON, William, was brother of Jonas; came here from Watertown;
was a freeman in 1653; by wife Martha had chil.: Daniel, b.
1638, in Watertown; Martha, who m. Thomas Brown, of Cambridge;
another dau., who m. Francis Moore; and Mary, who
was single in 1673. He d. 1673, and his wid. d. 1680.

Re: Parents of Sarah Eaton, b: ca. 1650, MA
Posted by: Joe Cochoit Date: January 20, 2001 at 11:41:56
In Reply to: Parents of Sarah Eaton, b: ca. 1650, MA by Ashley Emerson of 5962

According to History of the Eaton Family by Molyneux p. 278 – Sarah Eaton m. Joseph Dodge 1671; she was the daughter of Jonas Eaton & Grace Unknown; Jonas was the son of the immigrants William Eaton (of Reading) & Martha Jenkins; William descends from the Eyton’s of Shropshire whose lineage back to the 12th century has been much discussed in this forum recently.

Joe Cochoit

Author: Willis Arnold Boughton Call Number: R929.2 A761 S
A record of the descendants of Edward Arnold, Comfort Redway, William Earle, and other genealogical tables.
Bibliographic Information: Boughton, Willis Arnold. Arnold, Redway and Earle Families. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Brothers, Inc. 1948.

EATON, WILLIAM. B. about 1604. Lived in Staple, County Kent, England. M.
Martha Jenkins. Sailed for America before June 9, 1637 with his wife
and three children on the Hercules and Sandwich. Lived at Watertown
and Reading, Mass. D. May 13 (?), 1658, at Reading, aged 54 y. Jonas
Eaton was their son.

Author: William Richard Cutter
This is the Third Series, Volume IV of a four series set. It has records of achievements of people from England, who have set up commonwealths in New England. About 6000 names included in this record.
Bibliographic Information: Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV. 1915. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing County,Inc., 1996.

EATON The English ancestry of the Eaton family has been traced as follows: (I) Banquo, Thane of Lochabar, A. D. 100. (II) Fleance, married Guenta Poineras, of North Wales. (III) Alan Fitz Flaald, married Amierice. (IV) William Fitz Alan, married Isabel de Say. (V) Robert de Eaton, son of William Fitz Alan. (VI) Peter de Eaton. (VII) Sir Peter de Eaton, married Alice (???). (VIII) William de Eaton, married Matilda (???). (IX) Sir Peter de Eaton, married Margery (???). (X) Peter de Eaton, son of Sir Peter. (XI) John de Easton, son of Peter. (XII) Peter de Eaton, son of John. (XIII) Humphrey Eaton, son of Peter. (XIV) Georgine Eaton, son of Humphrey. (XV) Sir Nicholas Eaton, married Katerina Talbott. (XVI) Louis Eaton, married Anna Savage. (XVII) Henry Eaton, married Jane Cressett. (XVIII) William Eaton, son of Henry. (XIX) William Eaton, son of William Eaton, married Jane Hussey and died before 1584. His widow Jane died that year, leaving a will dated August 27, 1584, proved December 29 following. She left instructions to be buried in the church yard of St. James, at Dover, England, where the family lived. She named her son-in-law, James Huggenson, and gave directions for the education of her sons. John, Peter and Nicholas, and her eldest son William. One of the daughters married (???) Allen and Barbara Allen administered her father's estate a few months after her mother's death. (XX) Peter Eaton, son of William Eaton, married Elizabeth Patterson. Children: William, came to Reading, Massachusetts, from Staple, England, sailing from Sandwich before June 9, 1637; Jonas, mentioned below; also other children.

More About William Eaton:
Date born 2: 1604

More About William Eaton and Martha Jenkins:
Marriage: January 28, 1626/27, Staple, County Kent, England.

Children of William Eaton and Martha Jenkins are:
  1. +Daniel Eaton, b. January 20, 1638/39, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusettes, d. 1713, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusettes.
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