John Wyman Lieutenant
- Christened: 3 Feb 1621/22, Westmill, Hertfordshire, England 955
- Marriage (1): Sarah Ruth Nutt 5 Nov 1644 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA 952,953,954
- Died: 9 May 1684, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA at age 62 956
From the notes of the Wyman Genealogy, John Wyman, Dublin, Ohio:
WILL: Date: 10 MAR 1684 Place: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA,
In Dec 1672 a negro servant belonging to John Wyman Senior, being convicted "of abuse offered to two of Wamesit Indians wounding them on the head and elsewhere" is sentenced to pay the Indians ten shillings - Middlesex County Court Records Vol III. page 47
The two Wyman brothers Francis and John were seventeen and fourteen in 1636 and so probably came over with their older uncles, Samuel and Thomas Richardson. The first definite record that we find of the Wyman brothers in New England is when the town order of Charlestown Village (Woburn) were signed in 1640; which the Richardsons and Wymans all signed. By that date the Wymans were 21 and 18. John Wyman the brother of Francis was made a freeman 26 May 1647 at age 25, and Francis a freeman 1657. Later in 1658 Francis Wyman Sr. in his will said '.. do give and bequeth unto my two sons Francis Wyman and John Wyman which are beyound sea ten pounds a piece of Lawful English money to be paid unto them by mine executor if they be in want and come over to demand the same.'
The Wymans built on what became Wyman St. in Woburn, and by 1666 they had also built country farms in what is now Burlington, a few miles north, on what became the Billerica boundry.
Overlooked by many is the fact that a grant of land was made in Woburn on 25 Feb 1679 to a John Wyman, a wheelwright. This was not Lt. John Wyman the brother of Francis, but rather the son of Thomas and Ann (Godfrey) Wyman and hence the nephew of the Wyman brothers. This John was know and Sergant John Wyman.
The is also found in Boston a tailor named Thomas Wyman or Wayman who was in the 1675 war against the Narragansett Indians. He is believed by some to be the son of the brother Richard Wyman, hence another nephew of Francis and John Wyman.
'He was the second officer in the only calvary troops the English had at the Narraganset Fort fight, Dec 19, 1675. In this fight his son John was killed, but he escaped with a wound in his cheek from an Indian arrow. He was a tanner
He 'brought' a servant Robert Simpson to manage his tan yard. With his brother Francis, the largest tandorium in Woburn. These two brothers had brought the Cottemore grant of 500 acres for 50 pounds.
They opposed the rite of infant baptism and were sent to the ecclesiastical court in Cambridge on charges of staying away from church and turning their backs on the rite of infant baptism. However several other prominent citizens of Woburn were with them and nothing happened.' 952
• Occupation. 954 Tanner
John married Sarah Ruth Nutt, daughter of Myles Nutt and Sarah Branson, 5 Nov 1644 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA 952,953.,954 (Sarah Ruth Nutt was born in 1624 in England, christened 19 Sep 1624 in Barking, Suffolk, England and died 24 May 1688 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA.)