Is it possible that Mary Allerton, daughter of Isaac Allerton, Jr. was the wife of Thomas Wilkes?Thomas and wife Mary show up in Salem, Essex, MA.
Isaac Allerton, Jr., Thomas Wilkes, William Rogers and John Smith are transported to the Virginia colonies in 1653.I have had this record forever and only recently understood the importance!
Later, descendants of my paternal Wilkes family show up in records of a Christopher Lambert, who may be a descendant of the Lambertson's.
It is well known that many of the early immigrants of New England were of the Puritan religion.There are records stating that some of these Puritans changed their last names by a few letters and/or dropped a few letters off of their surname.I have found instances where if the people had changed their name (even by one letter), their inheritances in England were not honored.
I do not know for sure that John, Samuel & William Wilkes of early Massachusetts were relatives or a father of Thomas Wilkes mentioned above, but we do know that William Wilkes returned to England in the early 1640's and later requested that his wife leave Massachusetts and join him back in England.Unfortunately, Mrs. Wilkes departed Massachusetts on Lambertson's ship which got lost at sea.Not long after that, Massachusetts leaders received word that William Wilkes had died in England and their land was sold.I need to research who bought the land.Recently, I have found records which lead me to believe that I have found the same William Wilkes in England although the records give me no town or city as his residence.He is there with a relative of a daughter of Edward Wilkes & Katherine Rogers.Supposedly Thomas Wilkes who is later found in Huntington, Suffolk, Long Island who m: Isabel Harcut is son of Edward Wilkes and Katherine Rogers.I do not have proof of that relationship, but I have read that someone proved it.
This story thickens with every bit of my research.If anyone has information that may help, I would certainly appreciate sharing notes!