William COLLIER

Male Abt 1583 - 1671  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name William COLLIER  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • 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 Abt 1583  St. Olave, South, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 29 May 1670 and 5 Jul 1671  Prob. Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I12604  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2021 

    Family Jane YATES,   c. 5 Feb 1586/7, St. Olave's Parish, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 28 Jun 1666, Prrb. in Duxbury Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 16 May 1611  St Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Mary COLLIER,   c. 18 Feb 1611/2, St. Olave's Parish, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 08 Dec 1662, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
     2. Hannah COLLIER,   c. 14 Sep 1613, St. Olave's Parish, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 31 Aug 1625, St. Olave's Parish, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)  [Birth]
     3. Rebecca COLLIER,   c. 10 Jan 1615, St Olave, Southwark, Surrey, 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 ~ 83 years)  [Birth]
     4. Sarah COLLIER,   c. 30 Apr 1616, St. Olave's Parish, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1691, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [Birth]
     5. John COLLIER,   c. 18 Mar 1616/7, St. Olave\'s Parish, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 24 Aug 1618, St. Olave\'s Parish, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Elizabeth COLLIER,   c. 09 Mar 1619, Saint Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 Feb 1678/9, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Birth]
     7. John COLLIER,   c. 21 Mar 1619/20, St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surrey Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 7 Aug 1625, St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surrey Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)  [Birth]
     8. Catheren COLLIER,   bur. Jan 1621/22, St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surrey Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. James COLLIER,   c. 16 Mar 1622/3,   bur. 24 Aug 1624, St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surrey Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [Birth]
     10. William COLLIER,   bur. 12 Aug 1625, St. Olave\'s Parish, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     11. Lidia COLLIER,   c. 8 Mar 1625/3,   bur. 12 Mar 1625/6  [Birth]
     12. ? COLLIER  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F05360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

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

    5. [S12598] Mayflower Descendant A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History Vol. 69, No. 1 Winter 2021.