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John II of France (French: Jean II de France; April 16, 1319?April 8, 1364), was Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, and Duke of Normandy from 1332, Count of Poitiers from 1344, and Duke of Guyenne from 1345, and King of France from 1350 until his death, as well as Duke of Burgundy from 1361 on. John was a member of the Valois Dynasty and was the son of Philippe VI and Jeanne of Burgundy. John was nicknamed John the Good (Jean le Bon).

John's coronation as king took place in 1350 in the Notre-Dame de Reims. As king, John surrounded himself with poor administrators, preferring to enjoy the good life his wealth as king brought. The men he relied on to administer his kingdom were brutal thieves but eventually King Jean changed.

In the 1356 Battle of Poitiers against Edward, the Black Prince (son of King Edward III of England), Jean suffered a humiliating defeat and was taken as captive back to England. While negotiating a peace accord, he was at first held in the Savoy Palace, then at a variety of locations, including Windsor, Hertford, Somerton Castle in Lincolnshire, and Berkhamsted Castle in Hertfordshire. A local tradition in St Albans is that he was held in a house in that town, at the site of the 15th-century Fleur de Lys inn, before he was moved to Hertford. There is a sign on the inn to that effect, but apparently no evidence to confirm the tradition [1]. Eventually, John was taken to the Tower of London.

As a prisoner of the English, John was granted royal privileges, permitted to travel about, and to enjoy a regal lifestyle. At a time when law and order was breaking down in France and the government was having a hard time raising money for the defense of the realm, his account books during his captivity show that he was purchasing horses, pets and clothes while maintaining an astrologer and a court band.[citation needed]

The 1360 Treaty of BrÈtigny set his ransom at 3,000,000 crowns. In keeping with the honor between himself and King Edward III, and leaving his son Louis of Anjou in English-held Calais as a replacement hostage, John was allowed to return to France to raise his ransom funds.

While King John tried to raise the money, his son Louis, accorded the same royal dignity, easily escaped from the English. An angry King John surrendered himself again to the English, claiming an inability to pay the ransom as the reason. The true motive of John's decision remains murky today, with many pointing to the devastation in France caused by war with England and the Jacquerie peasant uprising as likely candidates. His councillors and nearly the whole nation was critical of the decision, since they had raised the ransom through painstaking sacrifice. However Jean arrived in England in early 1364, looked upon by ordinary citizens and English royalty alike with great admiration. Accordingly, he was held as an honored prisoner in the Savoy Palace but died in London a few months later.

His body was returned to France, where he was interred in the royal chambers at Saint Denis Basilica 
FRANCE, John II King Of (I23132)
 
9452 Wikipedia Encyclopedia:
John II the Great (June 29, 1397 ? January 20, 1479) was the King of Aragon (1458?1479) and a King of Navarre (1425?1479). He was the son of Ferdinand I and his wife Eleanor of Alburquerque. John is regarded as one of the most memorable and most unscrupulous kings of the 15th century.

In his youth he was one of the infantes (princes) of Aragon who took part in the dissensions of Castile during the minority and reign of John II. Till middle life he was also lieutenant-general in Aragon for his brother and predecessor Alfonso V, whose reign was mainly spent in Italy. In his old age he was engaged in incessant conflicts with his Aragonese and Catalan subjects, with Louis XI of France, and in preparing the way for the marriage of his son Ferdinand with Isabella of Castile which brought about the union of the crowns. His trouble with his subjects were closely connected with the tragic dissension in his own family.

John was first married to Blanche of Navarre of the house of …vreux. By right of Blanche he became king of Navarre, and on her death in 1441 he was left in possession of the kingdom for his lifetime. But a son, Charles, given the title "Prince of Viana" as heir of Navarre, had been born of the marriage. John quickly came to regard his son with jealousy. After his second marriage, to Juana EnrÌquez, this grew into absolute hatred and was encouraged by Juana. John tried to deprive his son of his constitutional right to act as lieutenant-general of Aragon during his father's absence. Charles's cause was taken up by the Aragonese, and the king's attempt to make his second wife lieutenant-general was set aside.

There followed a long conflict, with alternations of success and defeat, ending only with the death of the prince of Viana, perhaps by poison given him by his stepmother, in 1461. The Catalans, who had adopted the cause of Charles and who had grievances of their own, called in a succession of foreign pretenders. King John spent his last years contending with these. He was forced to pawn Roussillon, his possession on the north-east of the Pyrenees, to King Louis XI of France, who refused to part with it.

In his old age John was blinded by cataracts, but recovered his eyesight by the operation of couching conducted by his physician Abiathar Crescas, a Jew. The Catalan revolt was pacified in 1472, but John carried on a war, in which he was generally unfortunate, with his neighbour the French king till his death in 1479. He was succeeded by Ferdinand, his son by his second marriage, who was already associated with his wife Isabella as joint sovereign of Castile. 
ARAGON, Juan II King Of Navarre And (I02472)
 
9453 Wikipedia Encyclopedia:
Jo„o I, King of Portugal KG (pron. IPA /?u'?~u/), in English, John I (the Good or sometimes, the Great or even the One of Good Memory) (Lisbon, April 11, 1357 ? August 14, 1433 in Lisbon) was the 10th king of Portugal and Algarve and the first to use the title Lord of Ceuta. He was the natural son of Pedro I by a noble Galician lady called Teresa LourenÁo. In 1364 he was created grand-master of the Order of Aviz. He became king of Portugal and Algarve in 1385, after the 1383?1385 Crisis.

On the death of his lawful brother Fernando in October 1383, without a male heir, strenuous efforts were made to secure the succession for princess Beatrice, his only daughter. As heiress-apparent Beatrice had been married to king John I of Castile, but the popular voice declared against an arrangement by which Portugal would virtually have become united with Castile. The 1383?1385 Crisis followed as a period of political anarchy, when no king ruled the country.

On April 6, 1385, the council of the kingdom (cortes in Portuguese) met in Coimbra and declared Jo„o, then Master of Aviz, king of Portugal. This was in effect a declaration of war against Castile and its claims to the Portuguese throne. Soon after, the king of Castile invaded Portugal, with the purpose of conquering Lisbon and removing Jo„o I from the throne. Juan I was accompanied by French allied cavalry as English troops and generals took the side of Jo„o (see Hundred years war). Jo„o I then named Nuno Alvares Pereira, his loyal and talented supporter, general and protector of the Kingdom. The invasion was repelled during the Summer after the Battle of Atoleiros, but especially after the decisive battle of Aljubarrota (August 14, 1385), where the Castilian army was virtually annihilated. Juan I of Castile then retreated and the stability of Jo„o I's throne was permanently secured.

A statue of John in the PraÁa da Figueira, LisbonIn 1387, Jo„o I married Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt who had proved to be a worthy ally, consolidating the union of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance that endures to the present day.

After the death of Juan of Castile in 1390, without leaving issue by Beatrice, Jo„o I ruled in peace and pursued the economic development of the country. The only significant military action was the siege and conquest of the city of Ceuta in 1415. By this step he aimed to control navigation of the African coast. But in longer perspective, this was the first step opening the arabian world to medieval Europe, which in fact led to the age of sailing across whole world.

Contemporaneous writers describe him as a man of wit, very keen on concentrating the power on himself, but at the same time with a benevolent and kind personality. His youth education as master of a religious order made him an unusually learned king in the Middle Ages. His love for knowledge and culture was passed to his sons: Duarte, the future king, was a poet and a writer, Pedro, the duke of Coimbra, was one of the most learned princes of his time and Prince Henry the Navigator, the duke of Viseu, started a school of navigation and invested heavily in science and development of nautical topics. In 1430, his only surviving daughter, Isabella, married Philip III, Duke of Burgundy and enjoyed an extremely refined court in his lands; she was the mother of Charles the Bold. 
PORTUGAL, John I King Of (I45002)
 
9454 Wikipedia Encyclopedia:
Pedro I, King of Portugal (pron. IPA ['ped?u]; April 8, 1320 ? January 18, 1367) was the eighth king of Portugal and Algarve (in English, Peter I), (not to be confused with Pedro of Castile, also known as Pedro the Cruel) known as the Just (Port. o Justiceiro). He was the third but only surviving son of Afonso IV of Portugal and his wife, princess Beatrice of Castile. Pedro I succeeded his father in 1357.

Afonso IV married his daughter Maria to Alfonso XI of Castile, but quickly learned that she was being mistreated by her husband. Alfonso's cousin, Juan Manuel, had also been rebuffed by the king when his daughter Constanza was rejected in favor of the Portuguese princess. Feeling as though his daughter was being dishonored, Afonso was glad to enter into an alliance with Juan Manuel and married Pedro to Constanza. When Constanza arrived in Portugal, InÍs de Castro, the daughter of a Castilian landed aristocrat accompanied her as her lady-in-waiting. Pedro fell in love with InÍs very quickly and the two conducted an affair until Constanza's death in 1345. The scandal of this affair caused Afonso to banish InÍs from court, but this did not end the relationship since the two began living together in secret. According to the chronicle of Fern„o Lopes, this period was when Pedro began giving InÍs' brothers important positions at court. This behavior alarmed Afonso and made him believe that upon his death the Portuguese throne would fall to Castilians. This is the official motive behind Afonso's next actions: he sent three men to find InÍs and murder her in 1355. Pedro's rage at the murder of his love is what supposedly sparked his desire to revolt against his father. This revolt lasted from 1355 until 1356 when Afonso defeated his son. One year later, in 1357, Afonso died and Pedro succeeded the throne.

Fern„o Lopes labels Pedro as "the Just" and said that Pedro loved justice, especially the dispensing of it, something which he enjoyed doing himself. InÍs' assassins were the recipients of his harshest punishment. The three had escaped to Castile, but Pedro arranged for them to be exchanged with Castilian fugitives residing in Portugal with his nephew, the Castilian Pedro I. One man escaped, but the other two were brought to justice, and Lopes said that Pedro ripped their hearts out with his own bare hands. There is a possibility that Pedro of Portugal has been confused with Pedro I of Castile: they are both Pedro I, they both lived at the same time, the two were closely related, and are both credited with committing violent acts towards their subjects. Despite his gruesome legacy, Pedro of Portugal did lead a peacful reign and managed to install a system of justice which was relatively fair for the times. He attempted this with his Benepl·cito RÈgio in 1361, which forbade any Papal Bulls to be published without his prior consent. This was a result of the number of fake papal documents that had been entering the country. He also began the "nationalization" of the military orders by placing his youngest son Jo„o (the illegitinate son born after the death of InÍs) as the Master of the Order of Avis. He did attempt to claim that he and InÍs had been married and therefore their four children were legitimate, but nothing ever came of this, and InÍs' children went to live in Castile.

Legend holds that Pedro later had InÍs' body exhumed and placed on a throne, dressed in rich robes and jewels, and required all of his vassals to kiss the hand of the deceased "queen". This has never been proven, but what is known is that Pedro did have InÍs' body exhumed from her resting place in Coimbra and taken to AlcobaÁa where her body was laid to rest in the monastery. Pedro had two tombs commissioned for the monastery, one for each of them. The tombs still exist today; they are images of Pedro and InÍs facing each other, and inscribed on the marble is "AtÈ o fim do mundo..." or "Until the end of the world..."

Pedro was also the father of Fernando I and Jo„o I. Jo„o was the Master of the military order of Avis, and he would become the founder of the Avis dynasty in 1385 after defeating an attempt by Juan I to usurp the Portuguese throne. 
PORTUGAL, Peter I King Of (I45025)
 
9455 Wikipedia Encyclopedia:
Peter IV of Aragon (September 1319 - 5 January 1387), king of Aragon (1336-1387), the Ceremonious or el del punyalet (the one of the little dagger ). He deposed James III of Majorca and rejoined the Balearic Islands and Roussillon under the crown of Aragon. He wrote the Chronicle of his name.

He found himself facing a rebellion among the nobles which would fail after he defeated the nobles in the Battle of Epila in 1348.

In 1356, he engaged with Peter I of Castile in what was called the "War of the Two Peters". It ended in 1375 with the Treaty of Almaz·n, without a winner due to the Black Death and several natural disasters.

Throughout his reign, Peter IV had frequent conflicts with the inquisitor general of Aragon, Nicolau Aymerich.

During his reign, the Generalitat was instituted in the Courts of 1358-1359.

He conquered Sicily in 1377 but the posession was given to his son Martin. 
ARAGON, Peter IV King Of (I02491)
 
9456 Wikipedia Encyclopedia:
Philip the Handsome (July 22, 1478 ? September 25, 1506), (Felipe el Hermoso - Philipp der Schˆne - Philippe le Beau) was the son of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. Through his mother Mary of Burgundy he inherited the greater part of the Burgundian state and through his wife Joanna the Mad he briefly succeeded to the kingdom of Castile. He was the first Habsburg ruler in Spain and his successors reckoned him as Philip I of Spain.
Philip was born in Bruges, then in the County of Flanders (today in Belgium). And was named after his grandfather, Philip the Good. In 1482, upon the death of his mother Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold, he succeeded to her Burgundian possessions under the guardianship of his father. A period of turmoil ensued which witnessed sporadic hostilities between, principally, the large towns of Flanders (especially Ghent and Bruges) and the supporters of Maximilian. During this interregnum, the young Philip became caught up in events and was even briefly sequestered in Bruges as part of the larger Flemish campaign to support their claims of greater autonomy, which they had wrested from Mary of Burgundy in an agreement known as the Blijde Inkomst or Joyous Entry of 1477. By the early 1490s, the turmoil of the interregnum gave way to an uneasy stand-off, with neither French support for the cities of the Franc (Flanders), nor Imperial support from Maximilian's father Frederick III proving decisive. Both sides came to terms in the Peace of Senlis in 1493, which smoothed over the internal power struggle by agreeing to make the 15-year old Philip prince in the following year.

[edit] The Burgundian Inheritance and the Spanish Alliance
In 1494 Maximilian relinquished his regency under the terms of the Treaty of Senlis and Philip, at the age of 16, took over the rule of the Burgundian lands himself, although in practice authority was derived from a council of Burgundian notables. On October 20, 1496, he married Joanna, daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, in Lier, Belgium.

The marriage was one of a set of family alliances between Habsburgs and Trast·mara, designed to strengthen both the against growing French power, which had increased significantly thanks to the policies of Louis XI and the successful assertion of regal power after war with the League of the Public Weal. The matter became more urgent after Charles VIII's invasion of Italy (known as the First Peninsular War).

Philip's sister Margaret married Juan, Prince of Asturias, the only son of Ferdinand and Isabella and successor to the unified crowns of Castile and Aragon. [1] The double alliance was never intended to let the Spanish kingdoms fall under Habsburg control. At the time of her marriage to Philip, Juana was third in line to the throne, with both Juan and his elder sister Isabella married and hopeful of progeny.

[edit] The Castilian Inheritance
In 1500, shortly after the birth of Juana and Philip's second child (the future Charles V), the succession to the Castilian and Aragonese crowns was thrown into turmoil. The heir presumptive, Juan, had died in 1497 very shortly after his marriage to Margaret of Austria. The succession thereby passed to Isabella, who had married Manuel I of Portugal. She died in 1498, while giving birth to a son, Miguel, to whom succession to the united crowns of Castile, Aragon and Portugal now fell; however, the infant was sickly, and he died during the summer of 1500. The succession to the Castilian and Aragonese crowns now fell to Juana. Because Ferdinand could conceivably produce another heir, the Cortes of Aragon refused to recognise Juana and Philip as the heirs presumptive to the Kingdom of Aragon. In Castile, however, the succession was clear. Moreover, there was no salic tradition which the Castilian Cortes could use to thwart the succession passing to Juana. At this point, the issue of Juana's mental incompetence moved from courtly annoyance to the centre of the political stage, since it was clear that Philip and his Burgundian entourage would be the real power-holders in Castile.

In 1502, Philip, Juana and a large part of the Burgundian court travelled to Spain to receive fealty from the Cortes of Castile as king-consort of Juana, a journey chronicled in intense detail by Antoon van Lalaing (Antoine de Lalaing in French), the future Stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland. Philip and the majority of the court returned to the Low Countries in the following year, leaving a pregnant Juana behind in Spain, where she gave birth to Ferdinand, later Holy Roman Emperor. Philip's life with Joanna was rendered extremely unhappy by his infidelity and by her jealousy, which, working on a neurotic temperament, furthered her insanity. The princess gave way to paroxysms of rage, in which she was guilty of acts of atrocious violence. Before her mother's death, in 1504, she was unquestionably quite insane, and husband and wife lived apart.

[edit] Struggle for Power in Spain
When Isabella died, Ferdinand endeavoured to lay hands on the regency of Castile, but the nobles, who disliked and feared him, forced him to withdraw. Philip was summoned to Spain, where he was recognized as king. He landed, with his wife, at La CoruÒa on April 28, 1506, accompanied by a body of German mercenaries. Father and son-in-law mediated under Cardinal Cisneros at Remesal, near Puebla de Sanabria, and at Renedo, the only result of which was an indecent family quarrel, in which Ferdinand professed to defend the interests of his daughter, who he said was imprisoned by her husband.

A civil war would probably have broken out between them; but Philip, who had only been in Spain long enough to prove his incapacity, died suddenly at Burgos, apparently of typhoid fever, on September 25, 1506. His wife refused for long to allow his body to be buried or to part from it. 
CASTILE, Philip I The Handsome King Of (I10411)
 
9457 Wikipedia: Henry was born in the Royal Ch‚teau at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, the son of Francis I and Claude de France and the grandson of Louis XII of France and Anne de Bretagne. With his brother, he spent three years in Spain as a hostage to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, as surety for his father, who had been captured at the Battle of Pavia. Henry married Catherine de Medici (13 April 1519?January 5, 1589) on 28 October 1533, when both were fourteen years old.

The following year he became involved with the thirty-five-year-old, recently widowed, Diane de Poitiers, who became his most trusted confidante and for the next twenty-five years wielded considerable influence behind the scenes, even signing royal documents. Extremely confident, mature and intelligent, she left Catherine powerless to intervene.

When his older brother Francis died in 1536 after a game of tennis, Henry became heir to the throne; he succeeded his father on March 31, 1547 and was crowned King of France on July 25, 1547 at Reims.

Henry's reign was marked by wars with Austria, and the persecution of the Protestant Huguenots. Henry II severely punished them, burning them alive or cutting out their tongues for speaking their Protestant beliefs. Even those suspected of being Huguenots could be imprisoned for life.

The Italian War of 1551?1559, sometimes known as the Habsburg-Valois War, began when Henry declared war against Charles V with the intent of recapturing Italy and ensuring French, rather than Habsburg, domination of European affairs. An early offensive into Lorraine was successful, with Henry capturing the three episcopal cities of Metz, Toul, and Verdun, but the attempted French invasion of Tuscany in 1553 was defeated at the Battle of Marciano.

After Charles's abdication in 1556 split the Habsburg empire between Phillip II of Spain and Ferdinand I, the focus of the war shifted to Flanders, where Phillip, in conjunction with Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, defeated the French at St. Quentin. England's entry into the war later that year led to the French capture of Calais, and French armies plundered Spanish possessions in the Low Countries; but Henry was nonetheless forced to accept the Peace of Cateau-CambrÈsis, in which he renounced any further claims to Italy.

The Peace of Cateau-CambrÈsis was signed between Elizabeth I of England and Henry on April 2 and between Henry and Philip II of Spain on April 3, 1559, at Le Cateau-CambrÈsis, around twenty kilometers south-east of Cambrai. Under its terms, France restored Piedmont and Savoy to the Duke of Savoy, but retained Saluzzo, Calais and the bishoprics of Metz, Toul, and Verdun. Spain retained Franche-ComtÈ. Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, married Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, the sister of Henry II, and Philip II of Spain married Henry's daughter Elisabeth.

Henry raised the young Queen Mary I of Scotland at his court, hoping to use her as a tool of Valois imperialism. On April 24, 1558, Henry's fourteen-year-old son Francis was married to Mary in a union intended to give the future king of France not only the throne of Scotland but a claim to the throne of England. Henry had Mary sign secret documents, illegal in Scottish law, that would ensure Valois rule in Scotland even if she died without heir (Guy 2004:91). Mary's claim to the English throne quickly became current when Mary I of England died later in 1558, Henry and his Catholic advisors regarding Elizabeth Tudor as illegitimate.
Henry II was an avid hunter and participant in jousts and tournaments. On June 30, 1559, at the Place des Vosges in Paris, during a match to celebrate the Peace Treaty of Cateau-CambrÈsis with his longtime enemies, the Habsburgs of Austria and to celebrate the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth of Valois to King Philip II of Spain, King Henry was mortally wounded by a sliver from the shattered lance of Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. It penetrated the closed visor, pierced his left eye, penetrated the brain and came out via his ear. He suffered terribly, and, despite the efforts of royal surgeon Ambroise ParÈ, died on July 10, 1559 and was buried in a cadaver tomb in Saint Denis Basilica. Prior to his death, Queen Catherine limited access to his bedside and denied his mistress (Diane de Poitiers) access to him, even though he repeatedly asked for her. Following his death, Catherine sent de Poitiers into exile, where she was to live in comfort on her own properties until her death.

Nostradamus supposedly predicted Henry's death.

Henry was succeeded by his son, Francis II, who died the following year and was succeeded by his two brothers. Their mother acted as Regent. For the forty years following Henry II's death, France was filled with turbulence as Protestants and Catholics fought the bitter Wars of Religion 
FRANCE, Henry II King Of (I23105)
 
9458 Wikipedia: JONATHAN SAYRE SLAUSON (1829 - 1905) was a land developer who founded the town of Azusa, California in 1887. He was elected to the Los Angeles Board of Education on December 5, 1904 for a two year term. However, Slauson resigned on September 23, 1905. His resignation was acdepted a week later when Wilson Campbell Patterson was appointed as his successor. Slauson died shortly thereafter.

Slauson Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, is named after him. 
SLAUSON, Jonathan Sayer (I50622)
 
9459 Wilcox, Shirley Langdon, C.G., Prince George's County Land Records, Vol. A, 1696-1702 (Name: Princ George's County Genealogical Society, Bowie, MD;), Source Medium: Book
Prince George's County Land Records
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9460 Wilford was an active member of Saints Peter and Luke Episcopal Church. At church, he was "a bearer" for over thirty years. He retired from his fulltime job as a barber in 1995 due to declining health. Wilford learned "building trades" skills from his father,Arthur. Wilford developed into a highly skilled builder. Among the buildings and projects he created, was his own home. He was employed as a barber. "Ted" enjoyed "the art of lively conversation" as he worked.

One of "Ted's" hobbies was the collection of the antique time pieces that filled his home. At the "top of the hour", chimes and a multitude of noises went off to mark the hour. Being a patient and detail oriented person, Wilford acquired clock making skills and patiently put them into practice in making and rebuilding clocks. Additionally, he is remembered for teaching clock making to male relatives. He lived on "Coon's Lake", enjoying the peace and the timely ringing of the bells, chimes, and the sounds of his beloved clocks.

Affectionately referred to as "Ted", he was known for his "speaking the truth in love". He was not afraid to express his beliefs, being honest and outspoken in communications. Wilford is remembered for being a man of speaking his mind. He was also a kind, friendly, and generous man.

He has three children.

Information posted on Find A Grave by: Karen Bare Denison 
BARE, Wilford Lorenzo (I78110)
 
9461 Will dated July 26, 1733, proved Block Island June 7, 1735, names wife Dorcas and following children. DODGE, Tristram (I79823)
 
9462 Will dated Sep 14 1672, Inventory Nov. 13 1672, he died between those dates.

He came from the Parish of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England, arriving probably in 1630 (Savage surmises in the "Mary and John"); was a proprietor at Dorchester, Mass., 1638; removed to Milford, Conn., was one of the original settlers there in 1639, but soon went to New Haven, thence returning to Milford. He became one of the most important men of the colony. He was Deputy from Milford to the General Assembly of the New Haven colony, 1653 and 1654; Magistrate for Milford, 9 years from 1654 to 2663; Assistant, 1665-1672; Commissioner of United Colonies of New England for the New Haven Colony with Gov. Leete, in 1661/2 and 3.

he left a large property both in this country and England, valued at 600 pounds rents. (Savage) The English estate was left to his son Samuel. This consisted of lands within the parishes of Cheddington, Marsworth, Irvinghoe and Wing in Buckinghamshire, which fell to him by the will of Agnes Sears of that Parish and Shire. He also left Samuel his lands and residence in Milford. To James, he left his house and lands in New Haven, and the land which had been given to him by the Legislature. Hinman is probably wrong in saying that he was dismissed from the church at Milford to Boston Church, February, 1669, for in the records of New Haven Colony, he is uniformly spiken of as from Milford, and in his will, he is also called of Milford. 
FENN, Benjamin (I82899)
 
9463 Will dated Sept 9, 1689; inventory of estate taken Nov 6, 1689; died between these dates.

He was representative to the General Assembly from May, 1672, to October, 1678, inclusive, excepting the May session of 1677 and was Assistant from May, 179 to May, 1689, inclusive. In October, 1678, was chosen with Wm. Pitkin as Commissioner of the United Colonies, He was distinguished in the militia and was with the Governor; was one of the standing council for military affairs during King Philip's War. He was one of the most prosperous and influential citizens of Farmington. In 1669, of the eighty-four taxable estates, his was third with a valuation of 183 pounds. He was present at the session when the Charter was abstracted. In May, 1678, he was appointed Commissioner for Farmington by the General Court. In 1683, he acted with John, son of Mathew Allyn, in presenting the claims of Connecticut to the jurisdiction of the Narragansett Lands, to "His Majesty's commissioners in Narragansett." Col. rec. of Conn, 3, pp. 324-5. 
WADSWORTH, John (I83062)
 
9464 Will made 26 Oct. 1658. On 19 July 1657, Mrs. Rebecca Burrows adm. 1st Church of Roxbury, Mass.  STILES, Rebecca (I81749)
 
9465 Will of Constantin Faller, Source Medium: Official Document
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9466 Will of John Edwards, Sr, Source Medium: (null)
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Source (S03583)
 
9467 Will of Thomas Welles, dates 9 February 1637:

In the name of god amen be it knowe to all men that I Thomas WElles of Evesham weaver doe make my last will and testament the ninth day of February 1637 the aner and forme as foloweth
first I beequeth my soule unto the hands of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ whoo had Redemed it next I bequeth my body to the earth and all my worldly goods In maner and forme following
first I forgive my father the 5 pownd which he oweth to me and I give to my father 6 pownd more to be paid in three yere by equell somes fourty shillings a yeare but if he dy the mony that is unpaid to remain to the Exseckiter.
Next I give to my eldest son Thomas 20 pownd to be paid at the age of 21 yeares and my house after the death of his mother Item I give to my daughter Mary 30 pownd likwise to my son John 30 more but if my wife be with child and it live then it is my will that 10 pownd a pece shall be taken from John and Mary and given to it and it is my will that my son John shall be paid at the age of 21 yeare and my daughter Mary at hur day of mariage or at the age of 21 yeares: but if they prove stouborne and dissobedent then it shall be left to the will of thir mother and the overseers when they shall have it: and further it is my will that if my son Thomas dy without a aire then it is my will that it shall come to my son John and if John dy without a a ire then to com to the other son if it be a son or elce to remaine to the Daughter if ther are two or elce to remaine to my daughter Mary.
Item I give to my man CHARLES WHITELL a shipe & Hoge worth eight shillings or two hachibs which he nowe doth work with upon his good behaviour to his dame.
Item I give to my godsons JOSEPH BLISSORD and JOHN WELLES 2 shillings a pece
Item I give to JOHN PATHIT 2 shillings. Item I give to ANN ALBRIGHT and JONE the daughters of JOHN ALLBRIGHT 2 shillings a peece.
Item I give to JOHN ALLBIRGHT and CATHERIN the sonne and daughter of RICHARD ALLBRIGHT 2 shillings a peece.
Item I give to JOHN LOE and SARA LOE the son and daughter of GRIFFEN LOE 2 shillings apeece.
Item I give to SARA ORDWAY 2 shillings.
Item I give to my brother JOHN ALLBRIGHT my cloake.
Item I give to my brother RICHARD ALLBRIGHT my best coate.
Item I give to the pore 5 shillings to be geven to whome my wif and EDWARD ORDWAY and WILLIAM LAMPIT think good and I make my wife my whole exseckiter and my brother JOHN ALBRIGHT and my brother RICHARD ALBRIGHT ovorseres.

The will was not signed. However it was witness by THOMAS HANDY (mark TH), WILLIAM LAMPIT, and EDWARD ORDWAY. 
WELLS, Thomas (I60323)
 
9468 Will of Zachariah Padelford. Source (S03584)
 
9469 Will:
Richard Williams "aged about Eighty being in Competent health", made his will May 5, 1686. To my eldest son Samuell my two lots which I purchased of Timothy Holloway, now in possession of said son Samuell, also the rights to future divisions of lands belonging to that lot formerly in the occupation of Anthony Slokam. To my son Nathaniell the land, house and barn which now he possesseth being part of the lot which I boutht of Henry Uxley containing half an acre, with rights to future divisions thereto belonging, also seven acres lying between the great lots of Nicholas White and Hezekiah Hoare, also sixteen acres which I had for my great lot bounded on the west by Walter Deans land, also three acres of swamp at pale Brook, one half my meadow at little worth and three acres of land alowed me by the town in satisfaction for a highway through said seven acres. To my son Joseph the land, house and barn now in his possession, and rights to future divisions belonging to the lot heretofore of John Gingell now in the possession of my son Samuell, also eight acres on the south side of the great river by the land of mr John Pooll, also two acres of salt marsh at Assonaat between the land of Leiften George Macey and the next Creek westerly. To my son Thomas the westerly part of my dwelling house with six acres of land being the westerly part of the lot on which said part of my dwelling house stands, also one half my division of land at "Weefquobonoonfuk" with one half my meadow adjoining thereto and one quarter of meadow at Littleworth, also one half my fifty acres "about Stonie ware on the great River", also my twenty two acre division on the Three mile river, he to keep one cow for his mother during her pleasure. To my son Benjamin my share of land in the North purchase, the other half of my division of lands at "Weefquobonoonfuk", the other half of my said meadow thereto adjoining the other half my fifty acres at "Stonnie ware", one quareter my meadow at Littleworth, also my Tan yard with the stock thereof, and after my wifes decease the easterly part of my dwelling house and the remainder of the house lot not disposed of to said Thomas, also one bed with its furniture, he to pay my wife annually four pounds in money and keep one cow for her during pleasure. To my daughter Elizabeth sixty acres at "goofbery" meadow with two acres of meadow I bought of James Philips. To my daughter Hannah my whole share of land in the South purchase. To my two sons Thomas and Benjamin my pasture with my barn thereon to be equally divided between them. To "my beloved wife frauncis" during her life, the easterly part of my dwelling house with the garden, lands at Assonat & meadow not disposed of, with fifteen pounds annually and the keeping of two cows during pleasure, also I give her two cows and all household goods forever.
If my wife's necessity require it, the land at Assonate and share in the Iron works shall be sold for her supply, if not, I give it after her decease to sons, Samuell, Nathanell, Joseph, Thomas and Benjamin. The above sons to be joint executors and to pay annually to my wife during her life eleven pounds besides the four pounds before assigned to be paid by son Benjamin. "I alfo will them to tack Care of her their laid mother in all things Neceffary for her Comfort to their abillitie". I make null and void all former wills made by me. Witnessed by James Walker, Thomas Leonard and James X Leonard Junr. October 10, 1693, Capt. Thomas Leonard and James Leonard both of Taunton made oath before Jn Saffin Prob. John Cary Regis. athat they saw Richard Williams late of Taunton dec'd sign said will and saw James Walker late of Taunton sign as a witness. Entered by John Cary Regt October 11, 1694. 
WILLIAMS, Richard (I61853)
 
9470 Willard Douglas Callender (1902-1987), "Samuel Callender Revolutionary War Soldier from Virginia", Source Medium: (null)
Source Medium: Internet
Source (S00072)
 
9471 WILLIAM A. SLAUSON

Services for William A. Slauson, 50, of Fish rock road, Southbury, formerly of Bridgeport, who died Friday in Waterbury hospital, will take place Monday at 11 a.m. in the Munson funeral home, Maine street, Woodbury. The Rev. George A. Smith, minister of the South Britain Congregational church will officiate, and burial will be in Bridgeport, at the convenience of the family.

Mr. Slauson was born in Bridgeport and had lived in Southbury the past 14 years. He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joyce Coldwell Slauson; five sons, Thomas R.L. Slauson, William J.H. Slauson, Arthur P.D. Slauson, all of Southbury, Jan R. Slauson, of Bridgeport, and Mark C. Slauson, on duty with the U.S. Navy; two brothers, Benjamin Slauson Jr., of Long Hill and Bruce Slauson of Alabama; a sister, Mrs. Natalie Kamerzel of Woodbury, N.J., and several nieces and nephews.

Posted 29 Oct 1966 Sat
The Bridgeport Post(Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut) 
SLAUSON, William Alfred (I93809)
 
9472 William Alvord, an importer of foreign woods, a manufacturer of furniture, and a dealer therein at wholesale, son of William and Lucy (Clayborn) Alvord, of Rutland, Vt., where he was born 25 Feb 1801. He dwelt in Albany from 1825 till his death, which took place 17 Dec 1837, at Savannah, Ga., where he was buried. She died in 1870, at the house of her son William, in San Francisco, California.  ALVORD, William (I02106)
 
9473 William and his two servants died soon after their landing at Plymouth.

Excerpts from "Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol 13 - William White":
William and Susanna White left England with son Resolved. At Cape Cod, on November 11, 1620 according to the old calendar, William was on of the 41 signers of the Mayflower compact. Two to three weeks later son Peregrine was born, the first English birth in Plymouth Colony. Susanna was widowed in February. She became the first colony bride in May, marring Edward Winslow, a "Mayflower" passenger who had lost his wife a few weeks before.

Excerpts from Mayflower Increasings:" William was possibly connected with the Whites of Sturton-le-Steeple, Nottinghamshire. He died during the General Sickness of the first winter. His wife was Susanna( ), origins and maiden name Unknown. Despite the oft repeated claim that she was the Anna, sister of Dr. Samuel & Edward Fuller, the known facts do not support this assumption. Sister Anna was born in 1577; Susann's first child was born c1615, her last child was born and she would have been 18 years older than her 2nd husband!!"

Excerpts from "Certain Comeoverers": In Governor William Bradford's list of "the names of those which came over first in ye year 1620, and were, by the blessing of God, the first beginners and (in a sort) the foundation of all the Plantations and Colonies in New England" is the following: "Mr. William White and Sussanna his wife and one sone called Resolved, and one borne on ship board caled Peregrine, and 2 servants William Holbeck and Edward Thomson."
William White is said to have been the son of a Bishop of the Church of England. If this be so, which I regard as extremely doubtful, it may have been Francis White born at St. Noets, Huntingdonshire, educated at Caius College, Cambridge, and after many perferments made Bishop of Carlisle, and Lord Almoner to the King (Charles I), then translated to Norwich, and in 1631 to Ely. In February, 1637-1638, he died in his palace at Holborn and was buried in Saint Paul's London. If your ancestor, William White was indeed the son of so distinguished a Church of England divine, he must have felt the difficulties of domestic revolt before he came into conflict with the established order of society and was forced into exile in Holland. He may well have deserved the description which some pious descendant gives us, to the effect that he "was one of that little handful of God's own wheat flailed by adversity, tossed and winnowed until earthly selfishness had been beaten from them and left them pure seed fit for the planting of a new world."
William White was one of the original band who left England in 1608 and settled in Leyden, Holland, in 1609. Of these pilgrims Bradford writes: "Being thus constrained to leave their native soil and countrie, their lands and livings and all their friends and familiar acquaintance, it was much, and thought marvelous by many. But to go into a countrie they knew not (but by hearsay) where they must learn a new language and get their livings they knew not how, it being a dear place, and subject to the miseries of war, it was by many thought an adventure almost desperate, a case intolerable, and a misery worse than death. Especially seeing they were not acquainted with trades nor traffic (by which that countrie doth subsist) but had only been used to a plain countrie life and the innocent trade of husbandry. But these things did not dismay them (though they did sometimes trouble them) for their desires were set on the ways of God and to enjoy his ordinances."
William White solved his problem by learning the trade of a "wool comber" as appears by the following entry on the town records of Leyden, translated from the Dutch: "William White, wool comber, unmarried man, from England accompanied by William Jepson and Samuel Fuller, his acquaintances, with Ann Fuller, single woman, also from England, accompanied by Rosamond Jepson and Sarah Priest her acquaintances. They were married before Jasper van Bauchern and William Cornelison Tybault, sheriffs, this eleventh day of February 1612." The religious ceremony was performed by their beloved minister John Robinson. Although the bride's name is given in this records as "Ann," and she is named in her father's will as "Anna," she was always called Susanna in later years in Plymouth.
Susanna Fuller was the daughter of Robert Fuller of Redenhall in the County of Norfolk. He was a butcher and as appears by his will which was probated May 31, 1614, he was very well off as to landed estates and worldly goods. It is evident from the provisions of the will that his son Samuel and his daughter "Anna," as he calls her, were in Holland, and that his wife Frances and several children, including a son Edward, were living with him in Redenhall. Three of his children crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower: "Mr. Samuel Fuller and a servant----(his wife was behind and a child which came afterwards); Edward Fuller and his wife and Samuel their son;" (Bradford) and Susanna the wife of William White.
William White had a "Breeches Bible" (printed in 1586-1588) given to him in Amsterdam where the Pilgrims tarried awhile, in 1608, and by memoranda on the fly leaves, still well preserved, it appears that he went to Leyden in 1609, and sailed from Delft Haven for Southampton in 1619, and "from Plymouth in ye ship Mayflower ye 6th day of September, Anno Domini 1620," "Nov. ye 9th came to the harbour called Cape Cod Harbour in ye dauntless ship." Under date of November 19, 1620, is this entry: "Sonne born to Susanna White yt six o-clock in the morning." The date of Peregrine White's birth as given by Bradford was December 10, "new style." And again "Landed yt Plymouth Dec. ye 11th 1620.: The date, "new style," was December 21, since known as "Forefathers' Day." This was the first landing at Plymouth by the explorers who left the Mayflower at Provincetown Harbor and came up along the shore in the shallop. The fly leaves of this old Bible are covered with memoranda, and it is evident that the children of the family took a hand in illustrating it. Perhaps it was your ancestor Resolved who drew a crude likeness of an Indian and put under it the name of his brother Peregrine. The Bible crossed the ocean again to England on the ship Lyon, as appears by notations, and then came back to Plymouth into the possession of Elder Brewster.
During that first tragic winter when more than half of the Mayflower's company perished, William White and his two servants died "soon after landing." The exact date of his death was March 12, 1621. His widow, Susanna, on May 12, 1621, married Mr. Edward Winslow, Jr. of Droitwich, England, whose wife also had died after landing. So it was that your ancestor Resolved and his baby brother, Peregrine, went to live with their stepfather, Edward Winslow. 
WHITE, William (I61030)
 
9474 William and James W. went west to enter the mining business, during a slide in the mines William Emmett was killed in 1873 at Virginia City, Nevada. SLOSSON, William Emmett (I53119)
 
9475 William and Jessie had no children of their own, they did raise (from about age two) Mary Grace (called "Grace" Weatherby, one of the children of Jessie's sister Jane (Mrs. William Levi DaielWeatherby) who died about 1875. The Peakes took Grace into their home in Rockford, Illinois, and she lived with them thereafter. Grace Weatherby (sometimes called Peake though she never oficially asumed that name) was born Jun 26, 1873 in Battle Creek, Michigan, and died 28, September 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Chattanooga and taught school in Chattanooga. She married 18 April 1900 in Chattanooga to Fredrick Lorenzo Russell (born 4 May 1871, died 17 Februay 1934). The Russells lived in Chattanooga until about 1915 when they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where (widowed) Jessie Peake lived with them in later years. The children of Fredrick and Grace Russell - Fredrick Lorenzo Russell and William Peake Russell - thought of William and Jessie as their grandparents.

After she was grown, Grace's sister Janie Weatherby (born 23 August 1870 in Ridgeway, Michigan) also lived for a time with the Peakes in Chattanooga. The worked for the Chattanooga times and later for the American Lava Company. She maried Joseph Lee Morrison.

The Peak/Peake Family 
WEATHERBY, Mary Grace (I59633)
 
9476 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.


 
ARMS, William (I02582)
 
9477 William Avery was town clerk and treasurer of Groton from Jan. 27, 1768, until his death in 1787. During the Revolution he served on many war committees.....

September 21, 1779, William Avery was chosen to represent the town at a general convention to be held at hartford. he was also on a committee that year to obtain soldiers for the town's quota. In 1780, he was one of the committee to raise a bounty for the soldiers. He was also on a committee to see if Groton possessed any public lands that could be sold for that purpose. In 1781, he and four others were appointed to assess the estates of the town and to raise 198 pounds, "solid money," for bounties for the soldiers.

On a stone in the Starr cemetery is the following:

"This monument, sacred to the memory of William Avery, Esq., who departed this life, May 4, A Dom., 1787, in the 63rd year of his age.

The wise, the just, the pious and the brave,
Live in their death and flourish in their grave,
Grain laid in earth repays the pleasant care,
And evening suns but set to rise more fair." 
AVERY, Capt William (I73709)
 
9478 WILLIAM BILLINGS, the progenitor of the Billings family of Stonington, Conn., came from Taunton, England and first appears in this country at Dorchester and Braintree, Mass., as we learn from Mr. Somersby, a distinguished genealogist of Massachusetts. He. m. Mary (family name and birth date not given), at Dorchester, Mass., Feb. 5, 1658. The time of his coming to Stonington is not certainly known, but his name appears here among the planters of Stonington. He built him a dwelling-house on Cosatuc Hill, where the site may still be seen. He became by grants and purchases a large land owner. Our records do not contain a list of his children, with their births., what is known of them is by his will. He d. in 1713. BILLINGS, William (I06226)
 
9479 William Brandon, Knt., of Soham, Suffolk, son , perhaps, of Robert Brandon,Collector of Customs at King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was born about 1425, and rose in the service of John de Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk. They had four sons and five daughters. he was Escheator for Norfolk and Suffolk in 1454/5, Marshall of the Marchelsea, Marshall of the king's Bench, M.P. for Shoreham, Sussex, in 1467/8 and for Suffolk 1478. When Richard III usurped the throne he joined the uprising in the west losing his eldest son (father of Charles, the future Duke of Suffolk) at Bosworth. William sought sanctuary at Westminster and was pardoned. The second will of 'sir Willyam Brandon, Knt', was dated 9 Apr 1491, and proved 17 Nov 1491. BRANDON, William Knt. (I90288)
 
9480 William Brewster of the Mayflower & His Descendants for 4 Generations by Gen. Society of Mayflower Descendants. Source (S03585)
 
9481 William C. Reichenbach

East Lansing

Born January 7, 1923 in Otsego, Michigan son of the late Carlton and Bonniebell Reichenbach passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015 at age 92.

William served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was the founder of William Reichenbach Co. in 1952, and was an avid sailor.

Survivors include his two children, Susan Reichenbach and Jim Reichenbach; two grandchildren, Hunter and Sterling Reichenbach along with his nephew, Bruce Hinzman.

William was preceded in death by his son, Roger and his sister, June.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 
REICHENBACH, William E. (I85481)
 
9482 William Clopton, Esq., of manor of Castelyns in Groton, Suffolk, son of Richard Clopton, of Fore Hall in Melford, Sussex, by his second wife Margaret, daughter of William Playters, of Setterley, Suffolk. They had four sons and six daughters. CLOPTON, William Esq. (I89904)
 
9483 William Collier was one of the merchants of London who aided the Pilgrims in coming to Plymouth, furnishing the money for their outfit. After the partnership between the Pilgrims and the Adventurers was terminated, he came over in 1633 in the "Mary and Jane" with one hundred and ninety-six passengers; with him came his four daughters; Sarah, who married Love Brewster; Rebecca, married Job Cole; Mary, married Thomas Prence; Elizabeth, married Constant Southworth. There is no mention of his wife, so she probably died before he came over. It has been said that he was not content to share the profit of the enterprise of the Pilgrims without also sharing their hardships. he at once took a prominent position in the young colony. He was made freeman in 1633; in 1634 he was one of the tax assessors, was himself rated at L2.05.00. he was on many committees, for assigning and laying out land, for building a meeting house, on highways, to revise the laws, and with his son-in-law, Constant Southworth, he had the task of looking after Goodwife Thomas, the Welsh woman. he served on the council of war more than once. he was assistant twenty-eight years and was one of the most regular in his attendance, being rarely absent. he was one of the commissioners at the first meeting of the United Colonies in 1643. In 1659 "on account of his age and much business on him,' the court ordered the treasurer to procure him a servant and allowed L10 for that purpose. He died in 1670. COLLIER, William (I12604)
 
9484 William Comstock arrived in the Massachusetts Colony about 1635, with his wife (2) Elizabeth Daniel, and four or five of his children. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Wethersfield CT.

He was one of 26 men from Wethersfield in the expedition commanded by Capt. John Mason that captured the Pequot fort at Mystic CT.

About 1650, he moved his family to New London, where he had received a grant of land in 1647. He worked with John Winthrop to establish a corn mill, and in 1651 he "wrought on the mill dam". This mill is still in existence.

In 1662, "Olde Goodman Comstock" was elected Sextant, "to order youth in the meeting house, sweep the meeting house and beat out dogs," at 40 shillings per year, to dig all graves, and have 4s for an adult grave, and 2s for children.

The date of his death is unknown, but the history of New London states that he lived to an old age, on Post Hill near the north corner of Williams and Vauxhall streets.

The Comstocks had six children; John b.1624, Samuel b.1628, Daniel b. 1630, Elizabeth b.1633, Christopher b. 1635.

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Created by: Robert Fickies 
COMSTOCK, William (I12775)
 
9485 William Copp came over to this country from England in the good ship Blessing in 1635. He located himself at Boston, Mass. He was 26 years of age at the time of his migration. He was by trade a shoemaker, was from London, England, and was admitted freeman of the Massachusetts Colony June 2, 1641. He m. Judith (?) COPP, William (I13071)
 
9486 William Cornwallis, Esq., of Brome and Oakley, Suffolk, London, co. Bedford and Norfolk, fourth son and eventual heir, Justice of the Peace for Suffolk and was heir of his brother Edward. CORNWALLIS, William Esq. (I90154)
 
9487 William Daniel "Dannie" St. John, 90, of rural Blackstone passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Evenglow Health Center in Pontiac, Illinois.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the Cornell United Methodist Church, Cornell, with Chaplain Sharon Garretson, officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Friday (today) at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator and from 9:00-10:00 AM Saturday at the Cornell United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Cornell Cemetery, Cornell, Illinois. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Tyler Maubach, Ryan, Troy, Kyle and Cory Hart and nephew, Eric Jensen. Honorary pallbearer will be Michael Jensen.
Born, May 7, 1926 at his home in rural Cornell, the son of William Roy and Elsie (Gillman) St. John. He married Xenia Marie Holland on April 2, 1950 in Cornell. She preceded him in death on June 7, 2002.
He is survived by daughters, Cynthia ?Cindy? Hart of Cornell and Roberta (Joe) Maubach of rural Blackstone; 5 grandsons, Tyler Maubach and Ryan (Susan) Hart, Troy (Shannon) Hart, Kyle (Erin) Hart and Cory Hart; and one step-granddaughter, Elisabeth Maubach two great granddaughters, Josie and Charlee Grace Hart, three great grandsons, Brady, Owen and Bruer Hart, one sister also survives, Elsie Lou (James) Jensen, Elkhorn WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Randall Dale ?Randy? St. John; one sister, Gladys St. John and one brother, Seth St. John
Dannie in the early years had been a mechanic at Virl Z. Hill Chevrolet, Streator and farmed his entire lifetime in the rural Cornell- Blackstone area. He was a member of the Cornell United Methodist Church where he had served on the church board, he was a twenty nine year member of the Cornell High School Board, a thirty year Cargill Seed Co. sales representative, had been the Newtown Township Road Commissioner and was a former member of the Vermillion Boat Club. He attended the one room Excelsior School, rural Cornell and was a graduate of Cornell High School, class of 1944.
As long as we live, you will live. As long we live, you will be remembered. As long as we live, you will be loved.

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ST. JOHN, William Daniel (I86080)
 
9488 William De Botreaux, 3rd Lord Botreaux, of Boscastle, Cornwall, son and heir of William de Botreaux, 2nd Lord Botreaux, by Elizabeth daughter and co-heiress of John Saint Lo, Knt., of Newton Saint Lo, co. Wilts.

They had three children. He was summoned to Parliament from 1 Dec 1412 
DE BOTREAUX, William (I80970)
 
9489 William De Marney, Knt., of Layer Marney, Essex, and Kingsey, co. Buckingham, M.P. for Essex., Sheriff of Cornwall, and of Essex and Hertfordshire, son and heir of Robert de Marney, Knt., of Layer Marney, by his second wife Alice, daughter of Richard Lacer, of Bromley, Kent.  DE MARNEY, William Knt. (I37828)
 
9490 William de Tracie, son of Grace de Tracie, lived in the reign of Henry II, and held the manor of Toddingto. He was one of the knights who i 1170, at the instigation of Henry II, assassinated Thomas a Becket, archbishop of Canterbury. He is described as "a man of high birth, state and stomach, a favorite of the kings and is daily attendant". In 1171 he was created justiciary of Normandy, serving about five years. He returned to England and during the reign of King John took up arms against him, and his lands were confiscated. They were restored later however. Late in life he hounded and endowed a chapel to Tomas a Becket in the conventual church at Tewksbury, indicating his repentance. He died at Morthoe, county Devon, close to Woolacomb bay, in 1224. DE TRACY, William (I17626)
 
9491 William de Tracy inherited the Toddington estates, and was sheriff of Gloucestershire. TODDINGTON, William De Tracy Of (I57206)
 
9492 William de Warren, who accompanied the Conqueror to England, was the recipient of bounteous favors at his hands. DE WARENNE, Seigneur de Varennes William I (I17796)
 
9493 William De Wolf joined Battery B, 1st IL Light Artillery, as a Private on 16 Jul 1861. He was discharged on 13 Mar 1862 to accept a commission in the Regular Army.

De Wolf was assigned to the 3rd U.S. Artillery Regiment. He died on 03 Jan 1862 from wounds he'd received at the Battle of Williamsburg (aka Battle of Fort Magruder) on 05 May 1862.

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DEWOLF, William (I18941)
 
9494 William died suddenly, while ascending the steps to the House of Lords.

The last Earl of Suffolk of his house. 
DE UFFORD, William (I17655)
 
9495 William Dodge emigrated to Salem, Mass., in 1629 in the "Lion's Whelp", and was a frequent holder of public offices there. He is called, in some records, "a skillful husbandman, from Dorsetshire." By his wife, whose name is not known, he had issue of John, William, Hannah, and possibly Josiah, the last of whom was killed in the Narragansett War in 1675 and died without issue. DODGE, William (I19277)
 
9496 William drowned in the wreck of the "White Ship". Also known as Duke of Normandy. AUDELIN, William (I02818)
 
9497 William Drury, Knt., of Hawstead, Suffolk, Sheriff of Suffolk and Norfolk, Privy Councillor to Queen Mary, is the son of Robert Drury, Knt., of Hawstead, by Anne, daughter of William Calthorpe, Knt., of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk.

He was married previously to Joan St. Mawr, daughter and heiress of William St. Mawr, Knt. She died in 1517. 
DRURY, William Knt (I89562)
 
9498 William E. Conroy

William "Bill" E. Conroy, age 81, passed away peacefully with family by his side Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice.

Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 43 1/2 years, Dolores (nee Batalon); he leaves to cherish his memory one son, Raymond (Annie) of More Head City, NC; and one daughter, Lynette (Gregg) Wilson of Rockford. Bill will be remembered as a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. His five grandchildren, Steven (Denise), David (Andrea), Raymond Jr. "Eddy" (Tabitha), Timothy (Regina) Conroy and Leslie (Jason) Mann; and eleven great-grandchildren, all brought him much joy. Bill's entire family meant the world to him. He is also survived by two sisters, Patricia (late Donald) Conroy and Sharon (Leonard) Ciarlette; two brothers, Gene (Eileen) Conroy of Spring Valley, IL and James (Marilyn) Conroy of Avon Park, FL; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Preceded in death by his first wife, Grace (nee White) Conroy; his parents, Helen and James Conroy; and one sister, Georgia (late Richard) Scheidt.

Bill attended Joliet Catholic High School. He was a member of the Joliet Moose Lodge and longtime member of Union Local #75. He was employed by Local #75 from 1954 until his retirement in 1995. One of his favorite pastimes was washing and waxing his cars. He also enjoyed spending his time outdoors and took pride caring for his yard. Bill also found great pleasure when he was able to help someone in need. He looked forward to his daily routine of coffee at McDonald's with his buddies, including his best friend, John Knorr.

The Conroys will always remember the staff and physicians at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center as well as Deacon Marco and everyone at Joliet Area Community Hospice for the wonderful care and comfort provided Bill and his family.

Funeral Services for William E. Conroy will be Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to St. Jude Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials in his name to Joliet Area Community Hospice or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated.

Visitation Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

For more information: (815) 741-5500 or visit his Book of Memories at www.fredcdames.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jolietheraldnews/obituary.aspx?n=william-e-conroy&pid=174231454&fhid=14629#sthash.pk7zMdsq.dpuf 
CONROY, William E. (I74239)
 
9499 William Fancher, believed to have been a brother of John Fancher, first settler of Poundridge, NY, is found in Branford, Conn., as early as 1723 where his marriage took place on 20 Nov. 1723 with THANKFUL THOMSON, daughter of John and Hannah (Wheadon) Thomson, who was born in Branford 7 Jul 1705. The marriage was performed by Samuel Russell. It is significant that Thankful Thomson and Samuel Elwell, who married Catherine Fancher, were both grandchildren of Thomas Wheadon, one of the first settlers of Branford, which is one of the facts which have led to the assumption that William and Catherine were brother and sister. William and his wife died a day apart, Thankful Fancher passing away on 19 August 1759 and William 20 August 1759.

William Fancher's name appears in various early reports. Branford Town Records of 1694-1788 state: '"Entered the earmark of William Fancher which is two nicks or slits crossways of ye right ear on the under side, May ye 18; 1724" referring to his cattle marks. Branford Land Records state that on 1 Feb. 1728/9 (vol. 5, p. 99) "John Whedon of Banford sells to Ebenezer Elwell and William Fancher of Branford yeoman 9 acres in the Gusset. (First land transaction)." The same records, vol. 6, pp. 63, 64, show that William Fancher bought 214 acres of land in Waterbury, Conn., 19 Jan. 1745/6, and his name appears on the list of taxpayers in that town in 1746. His will, recorded in Woodbury Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 112, as drawn 16 Aug. 1759 and probated 4 Dec. 1759, show that William was a farmer and owned a large farm.

William Fancher removed from Branford to Waterbury about 1745 or 1746, being on the list of taxpayers in Waterbury from 1746. When his will was drawn in 1759 he was called of "Northbury" (now Thomaston or Plymouth). that he lived in Branford as late as 1739 is evidenced by the fact he was received as a member of the Branford Congregational church in July of that year.

As several of the children were under age at the death of their parents, guardians had to be appointed. John, who was of age, became the guardian of his brothers Jehiel, Thomas and Ithiel; William became the guardian of his brother Ichabod and one Zachariah Sanford became the guardian of Lemuel. The guardianship appointments are found in Woodbury Probate Records, vol. 4, pp. 112 to 125, and vol. 5, p. 118.  
FANCHER, William (I72620)
 
9500 William Floyd Minor, 89, of Winnfield, died Saturday morning, August 28, 1971, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church here with Dr. W. L. Holcomb officiating. Burial was in Winnfield Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Mr. Minor was a lineman for Kansas City Southern Railroad Company, retiring in 1955 after a 33 year career with the company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church here for over 50 years and was chairman of the Deacons for many years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel Gladys Minor of Winnfield; one son, Alton F. Minor of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Pearl Rankin of Topeka, Kan.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were C. E. Sherwood, W. E. Price, Bud Roberts, S. L. Garrett, Harper Terrill, and Lamar Tarver.

Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise News-American, September 2, 1971


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MINOR, William Floyd (I87287)
 

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