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||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)
||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)
||William Boreman of Claydon, grandfather of Thomas Boreman of Ipswich, Mass., baptism not recorded, married Annis ?, who died about five years before her husband, and was buried May 12, 1608. Their children had then all been some time married, and William, as appears from his will, afterwards made his home with his oldest son, Thomas, another son, John, perhaps living in part of the same house. The thee remaining sons, Nicholas, William, and Christopher, do not appear in the Claydon Register, and probably settled in some other place. The will of William was made Dec. 12, 1610, he being then sick, but he lived about two years longer, and it was not proved until April 13, 1613. He was buried Jan. 10, 1612/, aged probably not far from sixty years. His inventory taken on the day of his burial, indicates that he was in comfortable circumstances in life, with an estate somewhat larger than his father's. His occupation seems to have been exclusively husbandry. ||BOREMAN, William (I98518)
||William Boreman, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, in 1525, was in all probability the father of Thomas Boreman of Claydon, from whom the American family can be clearly traced. His name is found in a Lay Subsidy list for Banbury Hundred in the 16th year of Henry VIII(1525); Will, Boreman, Banbury, in Bonis 40 s. 7 . (his tax on goods). He is the only Boreman in all the towns included in Banbury Hundred in this Subsidy list of 1525. Twenty-one years later, in 1546, another Subsidy was called for, when five other Boremans appear in the lists of various towns near Banbury, some of whom, at least, may be concluded to be William's sons, especially as one of the five, Thomas of Claydon, is known to have called his eldest son William, the succession thus begun being kept up in his family through five generations - William, Thomas, William, Thomas, William - the last William dying in childhood, and thus ending the series.|
The names of these five Boremans found in 1546 are variously spelt, as person of the same family felt free to do in those days, and the same Christian name is repeated in two instances. This was a common custom at that time, the first Thomas of Claydon having two sons named Thomas, and there is good reason to think he himself was one of two brothers of that name, since his death is recorded as that of "Thomas Boreman the elder", to whom Thomas Boreman of Cropredy, below, would correspond as Thomas the younger.
|BOREMAN, William (I98522)
||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)
||William Brewster of the Mayflower & His Descendants for 4 Generations by Gen. Society of Mayflower Descendants. ||Source (S03585)
||William C. Reichenbach|
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)
||William Clarke, Boston, Mass., in Oct. 1731, wrote the following about her: "My grandmother by the mother's side was Martha Hubbard, of Ipswich Hubbards. The family was very considerable, she being in England brought up at a boarding school, and had always her attendants to wait upon her, and in those days wearing her gold watch, which was worn only by persons of distinction;----and I have often heard my grandmother speak of her living in England and the meanness of her living here, though at the very best rate, but would flatter herself that here she had pure worship which they were deprived of in the land of their nativity." ||HUBBARD, Martha (I97928)
||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)
||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)
||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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|COMSTOCK, William (I12775)
||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)
||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)
||William D. B. Pyncheon was born in Shoreham, VT on June 14, 1812. He removed in boyhood to Ticonderoga, NY where he resided till he was grown up, when he removed to Marengo, in the same state. He was married to Mary Slauson on March 17, 1830. Of the 6 children born to them (two boys and four girls) four survive; Mrs. R. H. Marks of Nebraska, Mrs. F. A. Gibbons of Mankato, MN, Mrs. J. Wolf of the township and Mrs. Amos DeLine of Sun Prairie. In the summer of 1856 he removed to Sun Prairie township, where he resided 2 or 3 years, and thence to Sun Prairie, where he has since resided, with the exception of a few years spent on a farm near Jefferson, in this state, and one at Arlington near Lodi. In early manhood, he was severely injured by a heavy timber, from which he never fully recovered. His trade was that of a blacksmith. More than 20 years since, he made a public profession of religion, and united with the Congregational Church. Three years ago, his mind, already growing feeble by reason of age and debility, he became seriously impaired by an attack of LaGrippe, since which he has been subject to melancholy and has often expressed a wish for death. Not long before his death, he was overhead, by a member of the family, earnestly pleading with his Heavenly Father that he might be allowed to lay down a life so sad, and to "go home."|
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|PINCHIN, William D. B. (I96819)
||William D. Wolf, 79, of Rt. 1, Sun Prairie, died Wednesday in a Madison hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Tuschen Funeral Home, Sun Prairie, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Walter Ellner of Sun Prairie; two sons, Clement of Waterloo and Robert O. of Stoughton; a sister, Mrs. George Uphoff of Cottage Grove; and seven grandchildren. Capital Times 12/3/1964|
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|WOLF, William D. (I96870)
||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)
||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)
||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)
||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)
||William de Tracy inherited the Toddington estates, and was sheriff of Gloucestershire. ||TODDINGTON, William De Tracy Of (I57206)
||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)
||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)
||William Deming appears frequently upon the land records of Wethersfield, and his children were baptized in the church of that town, but the town and probate records give no information of the births and deaths of any of his family. In 1768 he and all of is sons except Benjamin were paying a poll tax in Wethersfield. In 1774 he appears among the members of Wethersfield Church. The is no record that he had a daughter, but is supposed that such was Prudence Deming, who is buried in Stockbridge, Mass., near the grave of Josiah. ||DEMING, William (I97981)
||William died suddenly, while ascending the steps to the House of Lords.|
The last Earl of Suffolk of his house.
|DE UFFORD, William (I17655)
||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)
||William drowned in the wreck of the "White Ship". Also known as Duke of Normandy. ||AUDELIN, William (I02818)
||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)
||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)
||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)
||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)
||William Glynn Vick, 94, of McGregor, died late Saturday night, June 11, 2011. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor, with Dr. Paul Stripling officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Live Oak Cemetery in Youngsport, Texas. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cole Funeral Home, with viewing to commence at 8 a.m. Wednesday. |
William Glynn was born at the family home near Youngsport, Texas, to the late William Edgar and Hattie (Slawson) Vick, He graduated from high school in Youngsport and then served his country in the United States Army Signal Corps for 16 months, receiving a medical discharge Dec. 1, 1943. Glynn was a member of the Bryant Oliver Post of the American Legion in McGregor. On Jan. 26, 1946, he married Kathryn Frady. In 1946, he entered the trucking business with his brother, R.L. Vick, and in 1959, they opened Vick's Café in McGregor. In 1984, he retired after 25 years of service.
Glynn was always interested in rodeos, and was a contestant in the bull riding event for several years. During this time, he won many belt buckles. At the age of 60, he began entering Old Timers Rodeos, and at age 64, won another buckle in the bull riding event. In 1998, Mr. Vick was honored by being inducted in the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame. At this time, he received another beautiful belt buckle. In 2009, he was inducted into the Bell County Cowboys and Cowgirls Hall of Fame Ring of Honor, receiving another belt buckle. Glynn enjoyed the outdoors and was happiest when hunting on the family place near Youngsport. He was a good hunter and had many deer trophies in his home. For many years, Glynn was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of McGregor where he served on the building and grounds and usher committees.
Preceding him in death were brothers, Duncan Vick, Cecil Vick, and R.L. Vick; and sisters, Ruby Grace Vick, Mary Elizabeth Wales.
Survivors include a son, Billy Ed Vick; grandchildren, Kevin Vick and Autumn Anderson; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Nicole Vick; many other family members; and a host of friends.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 6/14/2011...TQ4
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|VICK, William Glynn (I86222)
||William graduated at Harvard in 1707, and ordained a Congregational minister in New Castle, N.H., and later installed over the church in Portsmouth, NH. ||SHURTLEFF, William (I96470)
||William H. Allen died in New Bedford May 29, 1883, aged ninety-seven years, thee months, twenty-one days - the oldest of the descendants of Gideon Howland. He learned the trade of a tailor with his father, and the two were associated in business together. Subsequently William was in business with his brother Gideon, and on their dissolution of partnership William built the three-story brick block on North Water street, New Bedford, just south of the old National Bank of Commerce building and carried on business there as a draper and clothier dealer. Water street at that time was the leading business street of the city. Mr. Allen later was engaged in whaling and also dealt in dry goods. He was a member of the Legislature and collector of the port of New Bedford. ||ALLEN, William H. (I92710)
||William has been found given as son of William and Elizabeth (Hodgkins) Palmer and this latter William identified as a Lieutenant and Representative of Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Member of this Palmer family were said to have livd at one time at Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and to have removed to Newton, Long Island, New York 1656. ||PALMER, William Jr. (I74287)
||William Hastings, Knt., K.G., of Kirby, co. Leicester, and Burton Hastings, co. Warwick, Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, is the son of Leonard Hastings, Knt., of Kirby and Burton Hastings, by Alice, daughter of Thomas de Camonys, Lord Camoys. They had three sons and one daughter. On account of his great services against King Henry VI, the Earls of Pembroke and Wiltshire, and other rebels and traitors, in 1 Edw. IV, he was raised to the rank of a Baron, thereby becoming Lord Hastings, and on 17 Feb 1461/2 the King granted him the lordship, barony, and honour of Hastings. He was summoned to Parliament from 26 July 1461 by writs directed 'Willelmo Hastynges militi domino Hastynges'. "William Hastings Knyght, Lord hastyngs" was arrested, by the order of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, at a council in the Tower of London, charged with high treason, and beheaded testate on 13 June 1483. he was buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. The will of "Kateryn lady hastinges" was dated 22 Nov 1503, and was proved 25 Mar 1504/5 requesting burial at Ashby de la Zouch. ||HASTINGS, William (I27809)
||William Hayden, of Devon, came to Dorchester, Mass., with the first settlers; (prob. in the MARY AND JOHN, May 30) 1630; was made freeman in 1634; served under Capt. Mason in the famous Pequot fight of 1637, and saved the Commanders life in the storming of the Fort, an exploit thus commemorated by Wolcott in his poem of 1721:|
"But fate, that doth the rule of action know,
Did this unequal combat disallow;
For quite too much to force one man alone,
To beat an army, take a garrison,
Sent HAYDEN in, who with his sun-steeled blade
Joining the General, such a slaughter made,
That soon the Pequots ceased to oppose
the matchless force of such resistless foes."
The "sun-steeled blade" which turned the tide of battle is now in the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society at Hartford and the deed is represented by one of the crests on the book-plate of his great-great-grandson, Dr Moses Hayden, ...
William Hayden became a proprietor at Hartford in 1637, and at Windsor in 1639, building in the latter place a house on the site since occupied by the residence of the late Ezra H. Hayden, South-east of Hayden Station. Beyond on the West, he opened in 1654 a stone quarry (now called "Rocky Hill") which furnished most of the early gravestones and foundation walls of Windsor. In 1657-8 he is one of 17 making the first troop of horse raised i Connecticut. In 1660 he is charged 7s. for a "short seat" in the Old Windsor Meeting House. But in 1664 he removed to Fairfield, and the next year to Killingworth (in each place becoming a proprietor) and represented the latter place as Deputy to the General Court in 1667; and there (at Killingworth) he died, Sept. 26, 1669/
|HAYDEN, William (I28039)
||William Henry Godfrey had retired to Santa Cruz, California after spending the most of his life as a farmer in Parma, Mich. ||GODFREY, William Henry (I78681)
||William Hickocks, was one of the original settlers of Farmington, Conn.; purchased home lot, and died soon after 1645; he married Elizabeth, who died 3 August 1655; she married (2) William Adams, died 18 July 1655....|
|HICKOCKS, William (I28589)
||William Hills, who was born in England, came in the ship Lyon, arriving in Boston, September, 1632, and died July, 1683, probably in Hartford, as his will was probated there December 6, 1683. He married (1) Phillis Lyman, (2) after 1648, Mrs. Richard Risley, the date of whose death is not known, (3) Mary Warner. ||HILLS, William (I28816)
||William Huse and his brother Thomas were granted land near Contoocook, NY., in 1739 for services as soldiers in the expedition against Canada in 1690 (Currier). ||HUSE, William (I72633)
||William Kempe, Knt., of Ollantigh in Wye,Kent, Sheriff of Kent, second son of Thomas Kempe, Knt., of Wye, by Ebelyn, daughter and co-heiress of Valentine Chichele. He was born in 1487. They had six sons and five daughters. "William Kemp, knyght' died testate on 28 Jan 1535. ||KEMPE, William Knt. (I90420)
||William Kendich is listed with the Short family in the 1870 Census. In the 1880 Census, he is listed as William Short. However, in the 1900 Census, Rachel is listed as having 3 children with 3 living. William is a child that they took in. I'm not sure if he is a relative or not. ||SHORT, William Kendich (I49717)
||William Kidder spent most of his life on a farm in Darien, Genessee Co., New York, which upon his death passed into the hands of his son, William H., who retained continuous possession of it until 1893, when it was sold to strangers. He served in the Vermont Militia in the War of 1812. ||KIDDER, William (I82675)
||William Lygon, Esq., of Redgrove and Madresfield, co. Worcester, Sheriff of Worcestershire, son and heir of Richard Lygon, Knt., Madresfield, by Margaret, daughter and heiress of William Greville, Knt., of Arele Court and Cheltenham, Judge of the Common Pleas. They had seven sons and four daughters. ||LYGON, William (I81825)
||William McCready, age 77 (sic) was living town of Little Falls, Herkimer Co., N in 1860 with wife Elizabeth, age 59. He was a farmer with real property valued at $6,500 and personal worth $1,000. William H. McCready, age 68, was living town of Schuylerville, Saratoga Co., NY in 1860 with wife Eve, age 63. He was a blacksmith with real property worth $500. ||MCCREEDY, William Hoffman (I73310)
||William Neville, Knt., K.G., of Alnwick, Northumberland, sixth son, summoned to Parliament from 3 Aug 1429 by wirts directed 'Willelmo de Nevill' chivaler, later directed the battles of Northampton and Towton, created Earl of Kent 1 Nov. 1461. ||NEVILLE, William (I41184)
||William Newcomb graduated at Harvard university in 1722, the first Newcomb in America graduating from college. He inherited from his father a large estate and kept the same inn which his father had occupied before him. The inscription upon his tome reads. "Here lies ye body of Mr. William Newcomb, who died April ye 8th A.D. 1736 in ye 34th year of his age. Who left 7 desierable children & the only daughter of ye honorable Melatiah Bourn Esq his widow." Mrs. Newcomb m. second, 18 Sept. 1736, Gen. timothy Ruggles, b. 20 Oct. 1718, d. 4 Aug 1795, at Wilmot, N.S., he the son of Rev. Timothy and Mary (White). Gen. Ruggles was president of the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, and a graduate of Harvard College in 1732. Mrs. (Newcomb) Rugles had seven children by. Gen. Ruggles.|
On 15 May 1736, Samuel Jennings, Ebenezer Wing and nathan Nye took an inventory of the estate of "Mr. William nucomb late of Sandwich now Deceas'd" the total amount of which was L2759, 1s. Mr. Newcomb owned two stores and had over L1,000 due him on bonds and accounts at the time of his death.
On 20 May 1736, "Bathshua Nucomb administratrx" and the three appraisers made oath to the inventory, at Sandwich, before Melatiah Bourn, Judge of Probate. The same day, "Bathsua Nucomb of Sandwich" was appointed administratrix on the estate of "William Nucomb Late of Sandwich Gen't deceased." On 1 July 1748, "Timothy Ruggles and Bethshua his wife Exhibitted the foregoing and Made Oath that it Contain'd a True Acc' of their Admin'n on the Estate of mr William Newcomb Late of Sandwich.... deceased, which Acc'o is Accordingly Accepted and Allowed."
|NEWCOMB, William (I41209)
||William of Noank, the eldest son of William, of Fisher's Iland, was a farmer and a large land owner. That part of the property which fell to the share of William, lay mostly in Noank and Noank Neck. It included also parcels of farm and woodland on Fort Hill, especially on the south and east sides, and reaching northerly until it touched the grounds of his father's great farm on the heights.|
William also had large possessions in Bozrah and Lebanon and, in the course of thirteen years, from 1720 to 1733, no less than thirty deeds recorded in the Town Clerk's office show William as a party in the sale of land. He had money in abundance which he spent freely in purchasing more land. william is reported to have moved to Bozrah, Connecticut, about 1744, where he afterward lived and died.
|WALWORTH, William (I59126)
||William Palmer (first of this family in America), born about 1585, died in 1638. residence: Plymouth and Duxbury.|
He married first Frances (?), who came to America in the ship Ann in 1623. He married second Mary Trine, who came in the ship Fortune in 1623.
There are two versions of his will, made 4 Dec. 1637 and proved in Plymouth 5 March 1638. First: "...To my young wife one third of my estate...To possible heir one third of estate and if said heir does not appear, deal leniently with my granddaughter Rebecca and also Moses Rowley, whom I love, and legacies to Stephen Tracy...To the meeting house at Plymough and to John Willis 40 shillings also, to Henry and Bridgett 40 shillings, they being my children, if they are living and demand it..." Moses Rawley was his apprentice.
Another version of the same will: "...Whereas I married a young woman who is dear unto me, I desire that she hav not less than a third of my estate. To Rebecca my grandchild and Moses Rawley, whom I love, but not so to put it into their father's or mother's hands...I desire my executors to give something to Stephen Tracy, something to the Plymouth church, and also wish that young Rawley may be put with Mr. Partridge, that he may be brought up in the fear of God, and to that end, if his father suffer it. I give to Mr. Partridge 5 pounds. to my son Henry and daughter Bridgett 40 shillings..." Mr. Partridge was the minister of Duxbury.
The expected heir appeared, for the old records show that: "Know all men by these presents, that I william Palmer of Plymouth, cooper, son of William Palmer of Duxburrow, Naylor, deceased, release William Bradford, Edward Winslow and Thomas Prence for 51 pounds, mare, cattle, goods under my father's will, received by me William Palmer, 19 April 1659..." At this date William Palmer would have been just 21 years old.
|PALMER, William (I71683)
||William Palmer, born in Duxbury in 1638, married Susanna Cook, daughter of John Cook. residence: Dartmouth.|
He was killed by the Indians when on his way home on Fort Street in Fairhaven, after visiting his father-in-law John Cook in the garrison there. He was buried under a pear tree in Fairhaven at the corner of Washington and Walnut Streets in the rear of the annex to the school. He left a will.
Thee is also record of a legal action taken by John Willis and his wife Elizabeth, in a complaint against Mr. William bradford, Mr. Edward Winslow and Mr. Thomas Prence, executors of the will f William Palmer Sr., deceased. They sought damages for 20 pounds for a lot of land which complainant pretended he had right to by the marriage of his wife, who had formerly been he wife of William Palmer the younger, son of said William the elder. The jury found for the defendants and gave them 12 pounds in damages and the charges of the court, according to Plymouth Colony records, Judicial Acts, page 7, 2 Jan. 1637/8.
|PALMER, William (I43197)