b. 1631 - d. 1701
My Maternal 1st Cousin 11X Removed
Shared Ancestor ~ Reverend Thomas Stoughton
September 30, 1631: Born in England (or perhaps in Massachusetts), son of Israel and Elizabeth (Knight) Stoughton.
1650: Graduated Harvard University with a degree in theology.
June, 1653: Graduated New College in Oxford, England graduating with a M.A. in Theology.
1660: Served as a curate in Sussex, England.
1662: Returned to Massachusetts after the restoration of King Charles II of England to the throne after losing is position as a curate.
1662: Served as a clergyman in Dorchester, Massachusetts
April 29, 1668: Gave the election sermon (New-Englands True Interest; Not to Lie..., 1670)
1670: New-Englands True Interest; Not to Lie ... is published
1671-1674: Selectmen in Dorchester
1676: Sent to England with Peter Bulkeley.
1684-1686: Served as Deputy President of the Colonies temporary
1686: Appointed Deputy to Gov. Joseph Dudley
March 3, 1687: Appointed Judge Assistant by Gov. Joseph Dudley.
1690's : A chief Magistrate and the first Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court.
May 14, 1692: Appointed Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.
May 27, 1692: Gov. William Phipps issued a commission for a Court of Oyer and Terminer which appoints as judges Lt. Gov. William Stoughton, John Hawthorne, Nathaniel Saltonstall, Bartholomew Gedney, Peter Sergeant, and Samuel Sewall.
December 22, 1692: Appointed as the first Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court.
1694-1699, 1700-1791: Served as acting Governor.
1698-1699: Stoughton Hall built on the grounds of Harvard University.
July 7, 1701: Died at his home at the northeast corner of Pleasant Street and Savin Hill.
1726: The South Precinct of Dorchester in named in his honored after Stoughton.
1781: Original Stoughton Hall torn down.
1805: The present Stoughton Hall at Harvard University is built on a different site.
1828: His tomb is repaired by efforts from Harvard University.
1855: Stoughton School erected in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
My Relationship to William Stoughton
My Maternal 11th Great Grandfather
William Stoughton's Paternal Grandfather
Elizabeth Stoughton (1591 - ? )
My Maternal 10th Great Grandmother
Daughter of Reverend Thomas Stoughton
Elizabeth Scudder (1622 - ? )
My Maternal 9th Great Grandmother
Daughter of Elizabeth Stoughton
Martha Lathrop (1657 - 1719)
My Maternal 8th Great Grandmother
Daughter of Elizabeth Scudder
John Moss (1682 - ?)
My Maternal 7th Great Grandfather
Son of Martha Lathrop
Thankful Moss (1728 - 1764)
My Maternal 6th Great Grandmother
Daughter of John Moss
John Doolittle (1750 - ?)
My Maternal 5th Great Grandfather
Son of Thankful Moss
Sally Doolittle (? - ?)
My Maternal 4th Great Grandmother
Daughter of John Doolittle
Hannah Doolittle Ruggles (1826 - 1908)
My Maternal 3rd Great Grandmother
Daughter of Sally Doolittle
Martha Jane Perkins (1850 - 1947)
My Maternal 2nd Great Grandmother
Daughter of Hannah Doolittle Ruggles
Fannie Elena Tillotson (b. 1867 - d. 1951)
My Maternal Great Grandmother
Daughter of Martha Jane Perkins
Lee Orville Collins (1904 - 1959)
My Maternal Grandfather
Son of Fannie Elena Tillotson
Elaine Rose Collins
Daughter of Lee Orville Collins
Daughter of Elaine Rose Collins
Israel Stoughton (1603 - 1644)
Son of Reverend Thomas Stoughton
William Stoughton (1631 - 1701)
Son of Israel Stoughton