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William Collier

Male Abt 1585 - 1671  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name William Collier  [1
    Born Abt 1585  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 29 May 1670 and 5 Jul 1671  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I16322  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Family Jane Clark,   d. Aft 28 Jun 1666 
    Married 16 May 1611  St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Mary Collier,   b. Bef 18 Feb 1612,   d. Bef 1644  (Age < 31 years)
    +2. Sarah Collier,   b. Bef 30 Apr 1616,   d. 26 Apr 1691, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Collier,   b. Bef 9 Mar 1619, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 10 Feb 1679  (Age > 60 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F10213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His English place of origin is unknown, although he is known to have become a member of the Grocer's Company of London on 3 Mar 1628. Emigrated in 1633 on the Mary and John.

      "William Collier [...] came to Plymouth in 1633 as one of the few London-based Merchant Adventurers, a colony investment group, to settle in New England. He was often elected as an Assistant Governor in the thirty-some years between 1634/5 and 1665. He was on the side of the government leaders in the historic 1645 dispute with liberal religious leader William Vassall. During his long life involved in public service, he served on the Council of War and served at times as a commissioner of the United Colonies, a New England colonies military alliance primarily for defense against Indian attack." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S633] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 24, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, Part 1, Generations 1 through 4, by Barbara Lambert Merrick. Edited by Scott Andrew Bartley. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2014.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    3. [S1528] Moore and Allied Families: The Ancestry of William Henry Moore, by L. Effingham de Forest and Anne Lawrence de Forest. The de Forest Publishing Company: New York, 1938.