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William Child


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  • Name William Child  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I22994  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2019 

    +1. John Child,   b. Aft 1636, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1676  (Age < 38 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13848  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He settled in Watertown, where he was a freeman in 1634. The dates of his birth, emigration, and death are unknown, as is the identity of his spouse. He is said to have died early, being unaccustomed to the severe New England climate, although this leaves one wondering which of the early settlers were accustomed to it.

      It has been suggested that he was a brother of the immigrant Ephraim Child, which would make him a son of Wolston Child and Ellen Empson, but this has yet to be proved.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1604] Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston, by Henry Bond. Boston: Little, Brown, 1855.

    2. [S648] New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, ed. William Richard Cutter. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913.