Probably, John Laughton of Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts is the grandson of Hanna Silsby and husband Thomas Laughton Jr. of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. John was born to Thomas Laughton Jr. and Hanna Silsby in 1682 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. Hanna is known by record to have died in the mid l680s and she was the sister of Henry Silsby Jr. of Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, some miles distance. There is no record of son John dying. That is where the Laughton-Silsby family connection is. John Laughton, born l682, of Lynn, would have known his uncle Henry, of Ipswich, possibly have lived with him, learned a trade with him, and married Priscilla, grandaughter of Henry Silsby Jr. John Laughton was born of this marriage of John and Priscilla. John, son of Hanna and husband of Priscilla, then died and Priscilla married a second time another cousin, a Silsby. Who then died or was frequently out at sea which is the reason she is in the Ipswich town records living with her grandfather Henry Silsby Jr. as Hanna Silsby along with her son, John Laughton. The town records of Ipswich should be explored in more depth...........also it needs be said that while birth, baptismal, marriage and death records are good - really good geneology can not be done without the Town Records. Which are wealthy in geneological information.........With Squire Laughton of Hope Falls, Hamilton County, N.Y., the l860 Federal Census shows his wife as Isabelle (when it is Zeruiah - all other census show Zeruiah, including l870 and l880 Federal Census. Local people called her Isabelle) and that he was born in N.Y.S. (all other census show Vt. including l870 Federal Census). With a son of Squire, a child Francis is shown in the sex column as M/F without the M or F crossed out. The census taker forgot to cross one or the other out, M or F. That is he had used a list given to him by someone who assumed the census taker would know that Francis was a male and not a female. The son of Squire and family may not even have been in Hope Falls in l860 and Squire and family neither. Having someone run the lumber mill and tannery and farm for them. You frequently need a lot more records. And in these cases they are there in abundance.