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Timothy Williamson

Male Abt 1621 - 1676  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Timothy Williamson  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1621  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Died Between Jul 1676 and Aug 1676  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 6 Aug 1676  Cedar Grove Cemetery, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I4094  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2017 

    Family Mary Howland,   b. Bef 4 Dec 1635,   d. 26 Sep 1690, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1653  [2, 6
    Children 
    +1. Mary Williamson,   b. 7 Jul 1654, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1720 and 1726, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F5706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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."

  • Sources 
    1. [S479] Little Compton Families, from records compiled by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour. Little Compton, Rhode Island: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967. Fifth edition, Baltimore: Clearfield, 1997.

    2. [S940] The Ancestry of Annis Spear, 1775-1858, of Litchfield, Maine by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1945.

    3. [S399] The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Ongoing multivolume series begun in 1990.

    4. [S1139] Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: 206 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California: 1998.

    5. [S1515] Grace Williamson Edes, "Timothy Williamson of Marshfield, Mass., and His Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 81:72, January 1927.

    6. [S1139] Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: 206 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California: 1998., says "6 June 1653".