William HintonAge: 5916691728

William Hinton
Given names
Birth 1669 39 29
Christening November 11, 1669
Death of a fatherJohn Hinton
December 1680 (Age 11)
Birth of a son
Robert Hinton
1700 (Age 31)
Christening of a sonRobert Hinton
December 10, 1700 (Age 31)
Death of a half-brotherJames Hinton
December 10, 1728 (Age 59)
Death about 1728 (Age 59)

Family with parents - View family
elder sister
6 years
Father’s family with Sarah - View family
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The crucial period is missing from the Wilton parish registers, so it is quite possible that James and Sarah were baptised there but their baptisms are lost. HOWEVER, although I do not know what sources Susan Mole used, there is a will that suggests she may be right in placing James Hinton in a Great Wishford family. The will is that of William Hinton of Wishford Magna, proved in the court of the Archdeacon of Sarum on 8 May 1731: William leaves his second best suit to his brother James, and small bequests to James's children John, James, William, Mary, Ellen and Jane. (Also mentioned are his wife Mary and a brother-in-law and a cousin). The will was made on 4 September 1728. James Hinton of Wilton was buried in on 8 December that year, so he would still have been alive when the will was made. The names of the children are exactly as we know them for the Wilton James (allowing for the fact that Ellen=Elinor), taking into account the burials of two of them at Wilton before the date of the will, namely:

13 February 1711/12, George son of James Hinton, weaver 24 March 1713/14, Sarah Hintin

The latter is not the wife, whose burial can be identified as follows:

25 April 1716, Sarah wife of James Hinton, weaver

So the Wishford connection looks quite likely, since it would be quite a coincidence to get all these matching names otherwise.