5721. Thomas14 Wilder (Thomas14) was born in England about 1620. Thomas died 23 October 1667 in Lancaster, Worcester, MA, at 47 years of age.
He married Anna Eames April 1640 in Charlestown, Suffolk, MA. Anna was born about 1620 in England. Anna was the daughter of Anthony Eames [Captain] and Mercy Sampson.[From Marriage Records Before 1699 by Clemens; 1926] Anna died 10 June 1692 in Lancaster, Worcester, MA, at 71 years of age.
We find no record of how and when he came over. Some good authorities believe that Thomas, with his brother, Edward and sister, Elizabeth, preceded their mother and sister, Mary. Probably the matter will be settled only by a closer examination of the family data in England. However, in 1640, in Charleston, Mass. he was made a freeman, recieved into the Church and married. In 1654 or 59, the old Book gives both obviously 4 and 9 confused by the author's well known bad writing, he removed to the town of Lancaster, Mass., first called Nashaway for the river on which it is located. His farm of 500 acres was near and easterly from the present town of Lancaster, as marked by the burial ground on his old farm in which he was the first one buried. His gravestone, modern, says that he settled first in 1651 in Hingham, Mass. This first Thomas was a selectman in Lancaster from 1660 till his death. [From The Book of the Wilders, A Contribution to the History of the Wilders by Rev. Moses Hale Wilder; Compiled by Edwin M. Wilder, M.D., Sacramento, California, pg 1]
Thomas Wilder and Anna Eames had the following children:
+ 4215 i. Mary13 Wilder was born 30 Jun 1642.
5722 ii. Thomas Wilder was born 14 Sep 1644. Thomas died 7 Aug 1716 at 71 years of age. He married Mary Wheeler 25 June 1668. Mary was born 20 October 1615 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. Mary was the daughter of Richard Wheeler and Elizabeth Turner.
5723 iii. John Wilder was born 1646. John died 1718 at 72 years of age.
5724 iv. Elizabeth Wilder was born 1648.
+ 4265 v. Nathaniel Wilder was born 1650/1655.
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