DANIEL WING 1664
DANIEL and DEBORAH (DILLINGHAM) WING
In 1686, DANIEL married DEBORAH DILLINGHAM, who was a daughter of HENRY and HANNAH (PERRY) DILLINGHAM, devout Quakers, and a granddaughter of EDWARD DILLINGHAM. DEBORAH was five years older than Daniel, having been born on December 21, 1659. Her father "lived in the field east of Sandwich Academy". After his marriage, DANIEL settled "up near the woods, somewhat by himself", and he was the first to live on the Wing homestead upon Lake Shawme. DANIEL was admitted a townsman in Sandwich in 1691. He owned considerable property.
The children of DANIEL and DEBORAH were:
- EDWARD, July 10, 1687
- Samuel, August 12, 1690
- Jemima, August 14, 1692
- Dorcas, October 6, 1695
- Rebecca, July 1, 1700
- Zaccheus, April 3, 1702
- Hannah, October 29, 1705
On May 13, 1717, DANIEL deeded an undivided interest in 100 acres of land he possessed in Dartmouth, Bristol County, to his son EDWARD. This land now lies within the limits of the city of New Bedford. In 1730, in a "list of heads of families in Sandwich", mention is made of DANIEL, Nathaniel, Ebenezer, and "Widdow" Wing.
DANIEL must have had some trouble with one Thomas Debuke, because an old undated paper says:
Mr. Daniel Wing,
I have received forty shiling of Mr. Isaac Robertson and you are to pay the officer his fee upon Mr. Robertson's request, he being a particular friend of mine. I shall let the action Drop and so for the future I would have you take care what you say about men you know nothing off.
While DANIEL and his son Zaccheus were coopers, they wanted land, and a good deal of it. They were an ambitious people, and must have been very industrious; they were "thrifty", and would not have been content with this small parcel of land". As early as 1719, DANIEL obtained a portion of the Joseph Foster twenty acre lot, and in the deed, which is still preserved, Foster speaks of it as having been "laid out to me for a part of my Lott in the first Division". Subsequently, the whole of this wood lot became a part of the Wing property; and in the division by the two brothers, the portion which fell to Paul has always been known as the "Foster Lot".
When DANIEL was 67 years old in 1731, his son Zaccheus married Content Swift, and DANIEL conveyed to him the same year, "all upland, salt and fresh meadow land, swampy ground and wood lots which I am the owner or proprietor of in the town of Sandwich with the orchards, fruit trees, underwood and fences Belonging to all or any of said lands with the south-westerly end of my dwelling house and the Chamber over it (after my decease and my wife's, the other part of the house also) together with my barn and all other buildings on said lands". The consideration stated was 400 pounds.
From the fact that there is scant mention of the vital records of the family of DANIEL and DEBORAH in the Friends' records at Spring Hill, and because he was given credit for work in building the "minister's house", it is believed that DANIEL was not in good and regular standing among the Quakers.
It is probable that DANIEL WING died in the early months of 1740. His will was probated in Barnstable County on May 3, 1740. It bore a date of March 22, 1737. He appointed his son Zaccheus his executor; mentions children "of my two oldest sons deceased, and son Zaccheus, daughters Rebecca Hatch and Hanna; children of his daughter Dorcas, and gives to his granddaughter Susannah a cow which his son-in-law John Sheperd has in keeping".