Rebecca Stoughton1

#2532, (29 August 1641 - )
Relationship1st cousin 9 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Israel Stoughton1 (c 1603 - 1645)
Mother*Elizabeth Knight1 (s 1606 - 1644)


William Tailer
Child 1.Willliam Tailer Jr.8 (1675/76 - 1732)
Birth1641She was born in 1641 at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.2 
Baptism*29 August 1641She was baptized on 29 August 1641 at Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.3 
17 July 1644In Israel Stoughton's will dated 17 July 1644 at London, England, Rebecca Stoughton was named as an heir as one of three unnamed daus.4,5 
25 August 1664 As of 25 August 1664,her married name was Tailer.6 
Marriage*25 August 1664She married William Tailer on 25 August 1664 at Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG; "Mrs. Rebecca Stoughton."7,6 


  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, bp. 29 Aug 1641, citing Dorchester Church Records, p. 153.
  3. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1775, citing Dorchester Church Records, p. 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 Dorchester Vital Records p. 21.
  7. [S813] A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing Dorchester Births, Marriages, and Deaths to the End of 1825 (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1890), p. 221, Marriages 1664; Mr. William Tailor m. Mrs. Rebecca Stoughton 25 (6) 1664.
  8. [S504] Wikipedia, online