John Stoughton1

#2531, (10 March 1638/39 - before 16 May 1665)
Relationship1st cousin 9 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Israel Stoughton1 (c 1603 - 1645)
Mother*Elizabeth Knight1 (s 1606 - 1644)
Birthcirca 1639He was born circa 1639 at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.2 
Baptism*10 March 1638/39He was baptized on 10 March 1638/39 at Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.3 
17 July 1644In Israel Stoughton's will dated 17 July 1644, John Stoughton was named as an heir.4,5 
Death*before 16 May 1665He died before 16 May 1665 at BarbadosG.6 


  1. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), online, p. 1775.
  2. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1775, citing DChR 153 for baptism.
  3. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1775, citing DChR 153.
  4. [S806] Wm. B. Trask, "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 4 (1850): IV:1, pp. 51-52. Will of Israel Stoughton (17 Jul 1644), written in London, England, while he was visiting and involved in "the hazard of warre." Bequeaths to "Deere & worthily honored wife"; "Eldest sonne Israel"; [son] William; "sonne John". "In case my number be seven", referring to his wife's pregnancy [his fourth son Thomas was b. in Dorchester, MA 30 Jul 1644, thirteen days after the date of this will]. Three daughters, not named. Gives two hundred acres to Harvard College. Executors wife and son Israel; overseers John Winthrop, Sr., Thomas Dudley, Richard Bellingham, Increase Nowell, "my deere brother(s) "Wm. Knight, Thomas Stoughton, Thomas Clarke and David Yale." Codicil (added the same day) mentions friends Thomas Jones of Dorchester and Edward Johnson of Roxbury.
  5. [S759] Ralph W. Stoughton, "The Stoughton Families of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn.", The American Genealogist 29:4 (Oct. 1953): pp. 200-1. Discussion of the will of Israel Stoughton which names overseers " 'my deere brothers, Mr. Wm. Knight, Mr. Thomas Stoughton, Mr. Thomas Clarke, Mr. David Yale' "; provisions for his " 'deere mother' ", the [possibly] Widow Knight, "who with her three youngest children had come to Dorchester in 1635, and was then a member of his household." [In this account, the widow is his step-mother; in other later accounts, she is his mother-in-law.]
  6. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1775, citing DChR 153 and SLR 4: 484.