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John LEIGHTON

Male 1661 - 1724  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name John LEIGHTON 
    Born May 1661 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Nov 1724  Eliot, York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) "The Frost Family," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 5 (April 1851), p. 166:

      John [LEIGHTON] (born 1661) married Oner Langdon, June 13, 1636. About 1650, he built a house near his father in Eliot, (then Kittery,) which has been taken down within a few months past. He was frequently employed in the town and parish affairs. He owned a large property and was one of the prominent, men in the place. He waa several years, from 1717, Sheriff of the County of Yorkshire, which included the State of Maine, as the following Commission will show:

      ["]GEORGE, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all unto whom these presents shall come, Greeting. Know yee That Wee have committed to our well-beloved John Leighton, Gent. our County of Yorke, within our Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England, to keep during Our Pleasure, so that yearly he Render unto us Our Dues and of our Debts and all other things to the office of our Sheriff, in our County, aforesaid appertaining, he answer to us at our Treasury. Wee likewise command the Freeman and all other our Subjects, within Our Said County, that to the said John Leighton, as Sheriff of our County aforesaid in all things which to the said Office belongeth, they be helping, aiding and assisting.

      ["]In Testimony Whereof Wee have caused the Seal of our province of the Massachusetts Bay to be hereunto affixed. Witness Samuel Shute, Esq., Our Captain General and Governor in Chief, in and Over our said Province, at Boston, the 20th day of June, in the Third Year of Our Reign. Annoque Domini, 1717.
      ["]SAMUEL SHUTE.

      ["]By his Excellency's Command, by and with the advice and Consent of the Council.

      ["]JOS. MARION, D. Secr'y.["]

      He died in Eliot, Nov. 10, 1724, aged 63, and his widow died in Eliot, Nov. 21, 1737, in her 76th year. Children,

      1. Elizabeth Leighton, born May 30,1691; married Benjamin (son of Ezekiel and grandson of Eld. William) Wentworth, of Somersworth, Sept. 22, 1717; and had John, March 30, 1719; Elizabeth, Feb. 15, 1721, married Mark Wentworth of Somersworth, son of Benjamin, and grandson of Elder William ; Abigail, Feb. 12, 1723, married Ichabod (son of Jeremiah) Rollins, of Somersworth; and Mary July 29, 1725, married Ebenezer (son of Col. Thomas) Wallingford, of Somersworth.

      2. Mary, born May 7, 1693, married October 12, 1712, PauI Gerrish, of Dover, N. H., Representative from 1728 to 1740, and died June 6, 1743, among whose children was Mary, married Dr. Moses Carr, of Somersworth.

      3. William, born Sept. 9,1696, married Nov, 1720, Sarah, daUghter of John Hill, of Berwick.

      4. John, born May 27,1699, married Mary Hill, another daughter of John Hill, of Berwick, Dec. 19, 1726. She died April 26, 1763, in her 69th year. [The following upon the Kittery records remains unexplained: "Oct. 2, 1725, John Leighton, of Kittery, and Elizabeth Wentworth of Exeter, intend marriage." This Elizabeth Wentworth, is supposed to be the only child of Thomas, son of Ezekiel and grandson of Eld. William, who died in 1718 and whose widow, Love, married about 1719. John Thing, of Exeter.]

      5. Tobias, born Nov. 17, 1701, married, first, Grace Staples, of Kittery, Nov. 15, 1727, and she died, having had four children by him, Nov. 7, 1736, aged 27 years; and he married, second, Jan. 20, 1738, Sarah, daughter of James and Sarah Chadbourne, and had by her two children.

      6. Samuel, born, Nov. 22, 1707, was killed by the fall of a tree, Dec. 24, 1735.
    Person ID I40230  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 

    Father William LEIGHTON 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherine FROST,   b. 25 Dec 1637, Kittery, York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1715  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Jun 1656 
    Family ID F16948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Oner LANGDON,   d. 21 Nov 1737, Eliot, York County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Jun 1686 
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 10:22:37 
    Family ID F17266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart