Robert Wight was born 1578 in Hareby, Lincolnshire, England to John Wight (1552-1643) and Anna Bray (1556-1682) and died 8 January 1618 Hareby, Lincolnshire, England of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Fulshaw (1603-1620) 21 July 1603 in Alford, Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire.

Marriage & Family

Although the family surname and tradition would have you think this family originated in the Isle of Wight, the historical record places them squarely in Hareby, Lincolnshire.

Only one son, Thomas Wight (1607-1674) has been definitively identified as immigrating in 1638 to Massachusetts Bay Colony in America, most likely to escape religious persecution as most of the early Puritan immigrants originated from this part of Lincolnshire.

His wife, Elizabeth Fulshaw was probably born circa 1580. 1603 is not her birth year, but wedding year!


Offspring of Robert Wight and Elizabeth Fulshaw (1603-1620)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Wight (1607-1674) 16 December 1607 Hareby, Lincolnshire, England 17 March 1674 Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Alice Roundy (1609-1665)
Lydia Eliot (1610-1676)



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