John WILLARD

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John WILLARD was born 14 Feb 1656 (son of Major Simon WILLARD and Elizabeth DUNSTER).

    John married Mary HAYWARD 21 Oct 1698, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. Mary died 23 Aug 1726, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Major Simon WILLARD was born 07 Apr 1605, Horsmonden, Kent, England (son of Richard WILLARD and Margery HUMPHRIE); died 24 Apr 1676, Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 07 Apr 1605, Horsmonden, Kent, England

    Notes:

    Excerpt from genealogy.com: Connecticut, 1600-1800s Local Families and Histories, History of Wethersfield - He and wife came, May 1634, to Boston Mass., in company with his sister Margery and her husband Capt. Doler Davis, and soon became known as a prosperous merchant in Cambridge. In the fall of 1635, he with Rev. Peter Bulkeley, DD, led the movement which resulted in the settlement of Concord. He was Concord's first dep. to the Gen. Ct., 1636, and was re-elected every subsequent yr. until 1654, with three exceptions. He was, for 22 yrs. a memb. of Curt of Assistants, 1654 to death; figured prominently with Rev. John Eliot in settlement with the Inds.; in 1653 was elected Sgrt. Maj. of the Middlesex Co. Troops and played an important part in King Philip's War; rem. to Lancaster, 1659; Groton, 1671-2 where he held many town offices. He d. 24 apr 1676, in Charlestown, Mass.

    Excerpt from "WILLARD-HOSMER": To America in 1634. Lived at Cambridge, Middlesec Co., Mass. 1634, Concord 1635, Lancaster 1660, Groton 1672, Salem 1676. Major WILLARD's military career is detailed in Soldiers in King Philip's War, by George M. Bodge (Leominster, MA: 1896), pages 120-126. Simon was Clerk of Writs at Concord, MA for 19 years, and also served as Surveyor of Arms. It was whle he lived at Concord that he was promoted to major in 1653. When past age 70 he led 47 men thirty miles to route the Indians from an attack on Brookfield, MA. Married first in England; second about 1643, Concord, MA to Elizabeth Dunster (d. about 1643) ,daughter of Henry Dunster (bur. Sep 16, 1646, Bury, Lancaster) and Isabel Kaye; and third about 1645 Mary Dunster (b. Dec 15, 1630, Bury, Lancaster; d. Dec 28, 1715, Sudbury,MA) cousin of Elizabeth and daughter of Robert Dunster and mary Gerrett. Simon had no children by Elizabeth and his ten youngest were by his third marriage. As the widow of Maj. Willard, Mary married second, on Jul 19, 1680, Dea. Joseph NOYES. Simon's first marriage was recorded at marden, Kent as: Simon Willard & Mary Sharpe were married the 13 day (Oct. 1638).

    Simon married Elizabeth DUNSTER Abt 1649. Elizabeth was born Bef 25 Oct 1629, Bury, Lancshire, England; died 28 Dec 1715, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth DUNSTER was born Bef 25 Oct 1629, Bury, Lancshire, England; died 28 Dec 1715, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: DAughter of Henry Dunster, Sr. and Isabel Kaye

    Children:
    1. Simon WILLARD was born 23 Nov 1649; died 23 Jan 1731.
    2. Mary WILLARD was born 07 Sep 1653.
    3. Henry WILLARD was born 04 Jun 1655, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; died 1701, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
    4. 1. John WILLARD was born 14 Feb 1656.
    5. Daniel WILLARD was born 29 Dec 1658; died 23 Aug 1708.
    6. Joseph WILLARD was born 04 Jun 1660; died Bef Jun 1721.
    7. Benjamin WILLARD was born 1665; died 16 Jun 1732, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
    8. Hannah WILLARD was born 06 Oct 1668.
    9. Jonathan WILLARD was born 14 Dec 1669; died 1706.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Richard WILLARD was born 06 Feb 1563, Goudhurst, Kent, England (son of Simon WILLARD and Elizabeth WATERMAN); died 20 Feb 1616, Horsmonden, Kent, England; was buried 20 Feb 1617, Horsmonden, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Between 10 Mar 1569 and 1581, Horsmonden, Kent, England
    • Birth: 10 Mar 1581, Horsmonden, Kent, England
    • Birth: Between 06 Feb 1582 and 1583, Goudhurst, Hosemonden, Kent, England
    • Death: Feb 1617, Horsmonden, Kent, England

    Notes:

    Excerpt from "Willard-Hosmer" by Stephen M. Lawson: Richard Willard, probably son of Symon WILLARD. His will, dated Feb. 12, 1616/7, was proved Mar. 8, 1616/7 before Edward POPE, Vicar General. the will names, in order, his wife Joan, her son Francis MOREBREAD, his son George, his daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Margery and Catherine, his son Richard, and his son Symon. Simon was to receive his bequest when he becomes of age. Based on the wording and order his children were names, it appears that George was the son of Joan, and that daughters Mary and Elizabeth were born before Margery. Due to the presence of more than one Richard WILLARD in Horsmonden, it cannot be stated with certainty that the father of Simon WILLARD was the subject of the following three marriages. Catherine, wife of Richard WILLARD, was buried Mar. 11, 1597/8 at Horsmonden. Richard was married on Sep 23, 1601 at Westgagte, Kent to margery HUMPHRIE. Margery, wife of Richard WILLARD, was buried Dec. 12, 1608 at Horsmonden. Richard was married on jan. 17, 1609 at Horsmonden, Kent to Joan MOREBREAD (bur. Feb. 25, 1617), a widow with son Francis MOREBREAD,

    Richard married Margery HUMPHRIE 23 Sep 1601, Westgate, Margate, Kent, England. Margery (daughter of Raynold HUMPHRIE) was born 25 May 1572, Horsmonden, Kent, England; died 12 Dec 1608, Horsmonden, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Margery HUMPHRIE was born 25 May 1572, Horsmonden, Kent, England (daughter of Raynold HUMPHRIE); died 12 Dec 1608, Horsmonden, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Margery Humphrey

    Children:
    1. 2. Major Simon WILLARD was born 07 Apr 1605, Horsmonden, Kent, England; died 24 Apr 1676, Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
    2. Richard WILLARD
    3. Margery WILLARD was born 06 Nov 1602, Horsmonden, Kent, England; died Aft Jul 1658, Massachusetts, USA.
    4. Mary WILLARD
    5. Elizabeth WILLARD
    6. Catherine WILLARD was born 30 Aug 1607, Horsmonden, Kent, England; died Abt 1650.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Simon WILLARD was born 1530, Horsemonden, Brenchley, Kent, England (son of Richard WILLARD and Elizabeth ?); died Between 26 Feb 1583 and 1584, Goudhurst, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Symon Willard

    Notes:

    "Willard-Hosmer" by Stephen M. Lawson: probably son of Richard Willard. Yeoman of Goudhurst. In his will, proved Feb. 26, 1584, his surname is spelled WILLARDE.

    Simon married Elizabeth WATERMAN 1560. Elizabeth was born 1532, Goudhurst, Kent, England; died 12 Apr 1587, Horsmonden, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth WATERMAN was born 1532, Goudhurst, Kent, England; died 12 Apr 1587, Horsmonden, Kent, England.
    Children:
    1. Thomas WILLARD was born 20 Apr 1561, Goudhurst, Kent, England; died 24 Jul 1601, Horsmonden, Kent, England.
    2. William WILLARD was born Abt 1560, Horsmonden, Kent, England.
    3. Mary WILLARD was born Abt 1562, Horsemonden, Brenchley, Kent, England.
    4. 4. Richard WILLARD was born 06 Feb 1563, Goudhurst, Kent, England; died 20 Feb 1616, Horsmonden, Kent, England; was buried 20 Feb 1617, Horsmonden, Kent, England.
    5. Thomasine WILLARD was born Abt 1570, Hosemonden, Kent, England; died Aft 1587.

  3. 10.  Raynold HUMPHRIE died Aft 1577, Horsmonden, Kent, England.
    Children:
    1. Robert HUMPHRY was born 08 Mar 1578.
    2. Abraham HUMPHREY was born 02 Oct 1575.
    3. 5. Margery HUMPHRIE was born 25 May 1572, Horsmonden, Kent, England; died 12 Dec 1608, Horsmonden, Kent, England.
    4. James HUMPHREY was born 1577.