History of the Huntington Family

There have been Huntingtons in America beginning in 1633. In that year, Simon Huntington of Norwich, Norfolk, England left for America with his wife Margaret (Baret), whom he married May 11, 1623, and the following children:

  • William
  • Christopher, born July 25, 1624
  • Ann, baptized Sept. 9, 1627
  • Simon, baptized July 6, 1629
  • Thomas

Overseas passage was on the sailing vessel Elizabeth Bonaventure, which left Yarmouth the first week in May and arrived off Boston on June 15. Simon died enroute, and his body was committed to the sea, but Margaret and the children landed and settled at Roxbury, MA. In 1635 or 1636 she married widower Thomas Stoughton of nearby Dorchester. Both of these places were settlements of the Massachusetts Bay Company and are now parts of Boston. In about 1636 the family (apparently except son William) was among residents of Dorchester who moved to the then remote settlement of Windsor on the Connecticut River just upstream from Hartford. Margaret and Thomas Stoughton died at Windsor.

William, perhaps the son of Simon by a surmised previous marriage, was in Salisbury, MA by 1640, and moved to nearby Amesbury in 1642.

When grown, sons Christopher and Simon moved from Windsor to Saybrook, CT. at the mouth of the Connecticut River. In 1660, they were members of a party settling Norwich, CT. on land purchased the year before by Major John Mason from Uncas, Chief of the Mohegan Tribe.

Son Thomas moved from Windsor to Branford, a little east of New Haven, CT. between 1660 and 1663, and in 1667 took part in the founding of the settlement which became Newark, NJ.

What became of Ann we do not know.

The progeny of William, Christopher, Simon and Thomas have long since dispersed throughout North America.