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Timothy Williamson

Male Abt 1621 - 1676  (~ 55 years)


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  1. 1.  Timothy Williamson was born Abt 1621, England; died Between Jul 1676 and Aug 1676, Massachusetts; was buried 6 Aug 1676, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    His birth year of 1621 is derived from a deposition in 1668, where he described himself as "aged 47 years or thereabout." In the same deposition he says that he came "to Marshfield about 26 years ago in the suite of the Reverend Edward Bulkeley of Woodhill Bedfordshire England." This would indicate that he first appeared in Marshfield in 1642, and indeed on 24 Jun 1643 his name is listed among the freemen of that town.

    He was killed in King Philip's War. Many sources give his death date as 6 Aug 1676. This is in fact the day on which he was buried, in what is now called Cedar Grove Cemetery in Marshfield. The location of his grave has been lost.

    From Marshfield: A Town of Villages 1640-1990 by Cynthia Hagar Krusell and Betty Magoun Bates (Historical Research Associates, 1990):

    "The settler in the center of present-day downtown Marshfield was Timothy Williamson. He assured himself of a certain immortality when, on 20 May 1663 (or 1665), he conveyed to the town a Common or Training Green for the militia, the ground for the meetinghouse, and land for an animal pound. These pieces of land remain much the same today, though the Training Green is smaller, the pound has disappeared, and the cattle are no more. Williamson's ordinary for 'lodging and victualling,' for which he was licensed as an innkeeper by the Plymouth Colony Court in 1673, may still exist as a part of the Marshfield Office Supply Company and Marshfield Travel Advisors building, located just west of the church at Ocean and Moraine Streets."

    Timothy married Mary Howland 6 Aug 1653. Mary (daughter of Arthur Howland and Margaret) died 26 Aug 1690, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Williamson was born 7 Jul 1654, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Between 1720 and 1726, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

Generation: 2