My Tillotson ancestors probably derive from the de Tilstons of Cheshire, England (see map of the United Kingdom ), as do most other Tillotsons in the United States. If you are interested in Tillotson genealogy, you can find out more about it from the following links.
Here are my direct Tillotson ancestors back to Richard de Tilston according to the traditional genealogies. The line from John Tillotson the immigrant (b. 1618) down to me is secure. The identity of this John's parents is very likely to be those listed here. The parentage of Thomas (b. 1534) is not entirely clear. It is reasonably likely to be correct back to at least Nicholas (b. 1276) since he is the earliest ancestor who appears in the official pedigree of the John Tillotson who became Archbishop of Canterbury. The records for ancestors before Nicholas (b. 1276) indicate that they sired children at very advanced ages, or the records are confused because the men of sucessive generations bore the same name. The question marks after the names reflect these uncertainties and serve to point out that these may be incorrectly interpolated generations.
I have not listed multiple spouses or siblings. I have photos of a few of these folks. Click on the small images to see larger versions.
Beatrix de Gernons, supposed wife of Eynion de Tilston, was a sister of Hugh of Kevelioc, and a great-granddaughter of Henry I Beauclerc, son of William "The Conqueror" and Matilda of Flanders. Here is the ancestry of Beatrix de Gernons back to William and Matilda:
In addition to my ancestor John Tillotson who came to Massachusetts, two of his relatives, likewise named John Tillotson, also emigrated to the British colonies in the New World. A fourth John Tillotson, a relative of these three emigrants, remained in England and became the Archbishop of Canterbury. Here is how all these Johns are traditionally considered to be related:
Thomas Tilston / \ James Tillotson George Tillotson | | John Robert Tillotson | / | \ John, Joshua Israel John, to Massachusetts | | Archbishop of Canterbury (my ancestor) John, Joshua to Maryland | John, to Virginia
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Last modified by pib on August 1, 2010.