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William Salisbury

Male - 1675


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  • Name William Salisbury 
    Born of Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1675  [1, 2
    Person ID I22628  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2019 

    Family Susanna,   d. 1684 
    Married Bef 1659  [2
    Children 
    +1. William Salisbury,   b. 14 Aug 1659, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 9 Mar 1726 and 16 May 1726, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • With his brother John and nine others, he was killed by natives in a massacre at Swansea, one of the opening fights of King Philip's War.

      It hardly needs explaining that he was not, contrary to some of the most overheated, barely-coherent online sources we have ever read, a son of "John Salisbury of Llanrhaidr" or "proven descendant of the royal Salisbury family of Lleweni Hall, Denbigshire, Wales whose Salisbury lineage extends back to Henry Guelph, Duke of Bavaria." He was a cattle herder.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2869] Ancestry of Calvin Guild, Margaret Taft, James Humphreys and Rebecca Covell Martin by Howard Redwood Guild. The Salem Press, 1891.

    2. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.