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William Collier

Male Abt 1585 - 1671  (~ 85 years)

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  1. 1.  William Collier was born about 1585; died between 29 May 1670 and 5 Jul 1671 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


    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]

    William married Jane Clark on 16 May 1611 in St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England. Jane died after 28 Jun 1666. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Mary Collier was born before 18 Feb 1612; died before 1644.
    2. Sarah Collier was born before 30 Apr 1616; died on 26 Apr 1691 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    3. Elizabeth Collier was born before 9 Mar 1619 in Southwark, Surrey, England; died after 10 Feb 1679.

Generation: 2