William COLLIER

Male - 1671


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  • Name William COLLIER  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • 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. [1]
    Born St. Olave, South, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 Jul 1671  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Person ID I12604  Main Tree
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2018 

    Father Abraham COLLIER,   b. Abt 1560, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1586  (Age ~ 27 years) 
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    Mother Mrs. COLLIER,   b. Abt 1563, Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F05357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane (Widow) CLARKE,   b. 1590, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1661, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 16 May 1611  St Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Mary COLLIER,   b. 1604, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1672, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Natural]
     2. Mary COLLIER,   b. 1612,   d. Bef 08 Dec 1662, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 50 years)  [Birth]
     3. Rebecca COLLIER,   b. 1614, Of, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1698, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     4. Sarah COLLIER,   b. 30 Apr 1616, Duxbury, Plymouth, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1691, Plymouth, Plymouth, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Natural]
    +5. Elizabeth COLLIER,   b. 1616, Southwark, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1670, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
     6. Edward COLLIER,   b. 1619, Of, Pinefield, Hartford, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1670  (Age 51 years)  [Natural]
     7. Arthur COLLIER,   b. 1621, Of Pinefield, Hartford, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1670  (Age 49 years)  [Natural]
     8. Ralph COLLIER,   b. 1623, Pinefield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1670  (Age 47 years)  [Natural]
     9. Joseph COLLIER,   b. Abt 1625, Pinefield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1691, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  [Natural]
     10. John COLLIER,   b. 1630, Watertown, Litchfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1670  (Age 40 years)  [Natural]
     11. ? COLLIER  [Natural]
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F05360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10225] The Southworths in America.

    2. [S03585] Mayflower Families in Progress: William Brewster of the Mayflower & His Descendants for 4 Generations , Barbara Lambert Merrick/ E. Virginia Hunt, (General Society of Mayflower Descentants - Revised 3rd Edition 2000).

    3. [S01979] COLE.ged.
      Date of Import: Oct 8, 2000

    4. [S01980] COLLIER.ged.
      Date of Import: Oct 8, 2000

    5. [S02006] Crapo.ftw.
      Date of Import: Oct 15, 2000

    6. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.

    7. [S02644] Massachusetts, 1620-1930 Local and Family Histories: History of the Town of Duxbury, Genealogical Registers.