Henry Dillingham

Henry DILLINGHAM (1624 – 1705) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Dillingham - Coat of Arms

Dillingham – Coat of Arms

Henry Dillingham was born 13 Oct 1624 in Cottesbach, Leicestershire, England. His parents were  Edward DILLINGHAM and Ursula CARTER. Henry died 26 July 1705 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.

Hannah Perry was born in 1623 in Devonshire, England.  Her parents were Edmund PERRY and Sarah BETTS.  Hannah died 9 Jan 1672/73 Sandwich, Barnstable Co. Mass

Children of Henry and Hannah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Mary DILLINGHAM 23 Dec 1653   Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass. John WING III
c. 1677
Yarmouth, Mass.
Aug 1702 Sandwich
2. John Dillingham 21 Feb 1656  Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass Lydia Hatch
11 Sep 1746   Sandwich
3. Deborah Hannah Dillingham 21 Mar 1660   Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass Daniel Wing
1731  Sandwich
4. Dorcas Dillingham 31 Mar 1662 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass Ralph Earle
1692 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.
23 Jan 1742  Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass
5. Edward Dillingham 21 Feb 1665 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass Abigail Nye
26 Sep 1695 Sandwich, Mass
28 Mar 1739 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass

Henry was baptized at Cottesbach, Leicestershire, England on Oct 13, 1624. He was mentioned in his grandfather’s will of that year. He came to America in 1632 on the William Francis  to Boston with his father.  He removed with him from Lynn to Sandwich in 1637, where he passed the remainder of his life. His name first appears on the records in the list of men able to bear arms in 1643.

Both Henry and his sister Elizabeth , wife of John WING II early adopted the Quaker faith and suffered persecution in common with others of that sect. The trouble seems to have begun about 1656. In 1657 neither he nor his father appears on a list of those subscribing to support the minister.

Sandwich was the site of an early Quaker settlement. However, the settlement was not well-received, as their beliefs clashed with those of the Puritans who founded the town. Many Quakers left the town, either for further settlements along the Cape, or elsewhere.

7 June 1659 – Henry  was fines 50 shillings “for refusing to serve in the office of constable, being chosen by the town of Sandwich”In the same year he was again fined 2 pounds,10 shillings.

In 1659 he was fined 15 Shillings ” for refusing to aid the Marshall in the execution of his office” (relating to Quakers) and in the same year his wife was fined 10 shillings for being at a Quaker’s meeting.

Protesting the fines for being at a Quaker meeting.

Protesting the fines for being at a Quaker meeting.

He seems later to have modified his views, or possibly the authorities had grown more tolerant, as in 1666 he served a constable.

In 1654 he contributed to build the mill: in 1655 signed a petition to the minster of the church at Sandwich;in 1658 appears as a landowner;in 1662 took the oath of fidelity;in 1667,with his brother John, settled his father estate; in 1670 was on the Grand Jury;in 1675 appears on the list of “townsmen of Sandwich,and was “voted to become one of the council of War from that time”

15 Jul 1678 – He was on a list of those who had taken the oath of fidelity, and in 1681 is again on the list of “townsmen. In June 1689, he was admitted freeman. As it was necessary for this that he should have complied with all the civil and religions requirements,it indicates that he had made his peace with the authorities and also that the persecution of the Quakers had been modified or abandoned. Although he was certainly a Quaker, his name does not appear in the first volume of records of the Sandwich Monthly Meeting, covering the period from 1672-1755.
His name is found in the list of freeman of the town in 1701 and 1702.

It is believed that Henry is Buried in the Backyard of the home still standing in Sandwich Mass.  How ever he also could be buried close to his father, Edward, but the stone is no longer there.

Edward’s home is still in use in Sandwich, Mass as a B&B and it is said to be haunted!!! Lights go off and on and doors have been known to open and close when no one is around them….. According to the Sandwich Historical Society, the Dillinghams are still is watching over their beloved home.


1. Mary DILLINGHAM (See John WING III‘s page)

2. John Dillingham

John’s wife Lydia Hatch was born 5 Dec 1669 in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass. Her parents were  eremiah Hatch (1626 – 1712) and  Mary Hewes (1633 – 1716). Lydia died 1710 in Scituate, Mass.

Alternatively, John’s wife was Sarah Bourne. Sarah was born 6 Jul 1681 in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass. Her parents were Shearjashub Bourne (1643 – 1718) and Bathsheba Skiff (1648 – 1714) Sarah died 7 Sep 1733 in Scituate.

Very little has been found in the public records about this John, reason unknown unless it is due to the fact that he was a Quaker. The public records do not give a date for his marriage or record his children, nor the orthodox church: the Quakers were not recorded.

John Dillingham was on the list of those who took the oath of fidelity in Sandwich, Jul 4, 1678. He was admitted townsman Jan 27, 1681.

Here Lyes buried the body of Mr John Dillingham who departed this life SEPth 11th Anno Domni 1746 in ye 83d year of his age

Here Lyes buried the body of Mr John Dillingham who departed this life SEPth 11th Anno Domni 1746 in ye 83d year of his age

Children of John and Lydia:

i. John Dillingham b. 1695 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.; d. 30 Jan 1763  Brewer, Barnstable, Mass; m. 7 Aug 1715  Scituate, Mass to  Jael Turner .   Jael’s parents were  Elisha Turner and Elizabeth Jacob.

ii. Jeremiah Dillingham b. 1696 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.

iii. Melatiah Dillingham b. 1700 Hanover, Plymouth, Mass.

iv. Patience Dillingham b. 1701 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.

v. Mary Dillingham b. 1702 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.

vi. Edward Dillingham b. 1704 in Harwich, Mass,

3. Deborah Hannah Dillingham

Deborah’s husband Daniel Wing was born 28 Jan 1664 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Daniel Wing and Hannah Swift. His grandparents  Rev. John WINGE and Deborah BACHILER.  Daniel died Mar 1740 in Sandwich

Children of Deborah and Daniel:

i. Edward Wing b. 10 Jul 1687 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass; d. 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass; m. 1 Jun 1717 Dartmouth to Sarah Tucker (b. 23 Apr 1693 Dartmouth – d. 2 May 1727 Dartmouth)

ii. Samuel Wing b. 12 Aug 1690 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass; d. 12 Feb 1732 in Sandwich

iii. Jemima Wing b. 14 Oct 1692 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass

iv. Jeremiah Wing b. 6 Jan 1693/94 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass

v. Daniel Wing b. 6 Oct 1695 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass; d. 1759

vi. Dorcas Wing b. 6 Oct 1695 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.; d. 22 Mar 1737 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass

vii. Rebecca Wing b. 1 Jul 1700 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.; d. 1721 in Sandwich

viii. Zaccheus Wing b. 3 Apr 1703 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.; d. 15 Mar 1784 in Sandwich

ix. Hannah Wing b. 29 Oct 1706 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.; d. 3 Mar 1778 in Dartmouth, Plymouth, Mass

4. Dorcas Dillingham

Dorcas’ husband Ralph Earle was born 1664 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. His parents were Ralph Earle Sr.  (1632 – 1716) and Dorcas Sprague (1632 – 1702) Ralph died 14 Apr 1718 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.

Children of Dorcas and Ralph:

i. Deborah Earle b. 2 Sep 1693

ii. Barnabas Earle b. 3 Feb 1698 Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.;

iii. Hannah Earle b. 21 Dec 1701 Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.;

iv. Meribah Earl b. 29 Jan 1703 Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.;

5. Edward Dillingham

Edward’s wife Abigail Nye was born 18 Apr 1678 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were John Nye (1644 – ) and Esther Shedd ( – 1724) Abigail died Jul 1720 in Sandwich.

Children of Edward and Abigail:

i. Hannah Dillingham b. 12 Jul 1696 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.;

ii. Abigail Dillingham b. 26 Feb 1697 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.;

iii. Simeon Dillingham b. 24 Sep 1700 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.;

iv. Edward Dillingham b. 12 Mar 1704 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.;

v. Mary Dillingham b. 22 Oct 1705 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.;

vi. Experience Dillingham b. 9 Mar 1707 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.;

vii. John Dillingham b. 14 Nov 1710 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.;

viii. Deborah Dillingham b. 7 Jun 1716  Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.;





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