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William Palmer

Male Abt 1581 - 1637  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name William Palmer 
    Born Abt 1581  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 7 Nov 1637 and 13 Nov 1637  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I9941  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 27 May 2019 

    Family Frances,   d. Bef 1637 
    Married Bef 1606  [1
    Children 
    +1. (Unknown first wife of Henry Rowley),   b. Abt 1610
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F5571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated to Plymouth, 1621, on the Fortune. Later removed to Duxbury.

      He was a nailer, and quite certainly not a son of Sir John Palmer and Elizabeth Verney, descendants of Edward III, as ridiculously asserted on the website of the Joseph Smith, Sr. Foundation.

      He may have been the William Palmer baptized 13 Aug 1581 at Upper Clatford, Hampshire, son of William Palmer (Sr.) and Alice Knight, the latter of whom married one another 2 Oct 1580 at Upper Clatford. That William Palmer's baptismal entry is just three lines following the entry for Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins, and our William Palmer seems to have had an association with Hopkins in Plymouth. In the 1627 division of cattle at Plymouth, William Palmer, his wife Frances, and son William are all included within Hopkins's household.

      But the identity of the Plymouth immigrant with the individual baptized at Upper Clatford has yet to be proven.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1647] The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New York Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.