William ARMS

Male 1678 - 1690  (12 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William ARMS was born 14 Feb 1678 (son of William ARMS and Joanna HAWKS); died 18 Sep 1690, Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William ARMS was born 1654, In Island of either Jersey or Guernsey in the English Channel (son of Joanna ARMS); died 25 Aug 1731, Deerfield, Massachusetts; was buried , Burying ground at Deerfield, Mass..

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 06 Apr 1676; Soldier under Capt. Wim. Turner at Hadley
    • Military Service: 19 May 1676; Served in the Indian fight at Great Falls
    • Residence: 1684, Removed from Hatfield to Sunderland (Deerfield) Mass.
    • Occupation: 1698; Farm-viewer
    • Occupation: 1699; Constable
    • Occupation: 1700; Tythingman
    • Occupation: 1701; Fence-viewer and school Commissioner
    • Residence: 1713, Removed to Sunderland

    Notes:

    Name:
    William Arms, the ancestor of the Arms family in the United States, came from the island of either Jersey or Guernsey, in the English Channel. It is presumed that he assumed the name of Arms, as none of this name are found on the island from which he came. He was a knitter of stockings by trade. The first heard of him was his marriage with Joanna, daughter of John Hawks, one of the settlers of Hadley, Mass., in 1677. His name appears in the town records of Hatfield, Mass., in 1677. He removed from Hatfield to Sunderland thence to Deerfield, Mass., about 1684. In 1698 he was chosen farm-viewer, and one of a committee to build a school house and hire a schoolmaster; in 1699, a constable; in 1700, a tythingman; in 1701, a fence-viewer and school commissioner. After that his name appears almost yearly in the town records. Also, in the records of Sunderland, Mass., from 1714 to 1722, where he is spoken of as "Good Mr. Arms." He served in the Indian fight at Great Falls, and was one of those entitled to the township granted by the General Court, 1736. His body lies in the old burying ground at Deerfield, a little east of the center of the grounds, adjacent to his son William and grandson William.

    William Arms served as a soldier under Capt William Turner, at Hadley, April 6, 1676; was in the Falls fight Ma 19, 1676; at hatfield 1677, where he speculated largely in real estate; he also owned real estate in hartford; he came to Deerfield about 1698, and settled at the south end of the Street on "Arms Corner," now in the possession of his descendants, Geo. A. and Richard C. Arms, for which he exchanged with Thos. Hunt a house and land in hartford; he removed to Sunderland, 1713; came back three or fou ears later and died Aug. 25, 1731, aged 77. He married November 21, 1677, Joanna, daughter of John Hawks of Hadley; she die November 22, 1729, age 76.


    William married Joanna HAWKS 21 Nov 1677. Joanna (daughter of John HAWKS and Elizabeth BROWNE) was born 08 Feb 1654, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Nov 1729, Deerfield, Mass.. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Joanna HAWKS was born 08 Feb 1654, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts (daughter of John HAWKS and Elizabeth BROWNE); died 22 Nov 1729, Deerfield, Mass..
    Children:
    1. Daniel ARMS was born 11 Sep 1687.
    2. Hannah ARMS was born 1685.
    3. Margaret ARMS was born 06 Oct 1683, Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts; died 1780.
    4. 1. William ARMS was born 14 Feb 1678; died 18 Sep 1690, Hatfield, Massachusetts.
    5. John ARMS was born 25 Dec 1679.
    6. Sarah ARMS was born 21 Nov 1681.
    7. Ebenezer ARMS was born 28 Aug 1689; died 25 Sep 1690.
    8. William ARMS was born 26 Oct 1692.
    9. Elizabeth ARMS was born Apr 1695, Deerfield, Massachusetts; died 01 Oct 1772.


Generation: 3

  1. 5.  Joanna ARMS was born 1587, Yarmouth, England.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: 11 May 1637

    Children:
    1. John ARMS
    2. 2. William ARMS was born 1654, In Island of either Jersey or Guernsey in the English Channel; died 25 Aug 1731, Deerfield, Massachusetts; was buried , Burying ground at Deerfield, Mass..
    3. Ruth ARMS

  2. 6.  John HAWKS was born 1617, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts; died 30 Jun 1662, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    One of the first settlers of Hadley, Mass., in 1677.

    John married Elizabeth BROWNE Abt 1640, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Elizabeth was born 1621, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 20 Sep 1689, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  3. 7.  Elizabeth BROWNE was born 1621, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 20 Sep 1689, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. 3. Joanna HAWKS was born 08 Feb 1654, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Nov 1729, Deerfield, Mass..