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Rev. William Adams

Male - 1685


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rev. William Adams was born in in of Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of William Adams and Elizabeth Stacy); died on 17 Aug 1685 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 27 May 1650, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Graduated from Harvard in 1671 as a bachelor of arts. It was said "he came from thence with the esteem and respect of his teachers, and with a character for integrity, learning and piety that gave promise of future usefulness." Ordained 3 Dec 1673, becoming the second pastor at Dedham. He later received his M.A. from Harvard as well.

    William married Alice Bradford on 29 Mar 1680 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Alice (daughter of William Bradford and Alice Richards) was born about 1659 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 15 Mar 1746 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Adams was born on 21 Feb 1681 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 21 Dec 1766 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.
    2. Alice Adams was born on 3 Apr 1682 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 19 Feb 1735 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Adams was born about 1620 (son of William Adams and (Unknown wife of William Adams)); died in Jan 1659 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 18 Jan 1659, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He came to New England in 1635 on the William and Anne. In volume 1 of The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 (1999), page 13, Robert Charles Anderson notes that "Savage suggests that this passenger was son of William Adams of Ipswich, but this seems only a guess." But later, in his Great Migration Directory (2015), Anderson says that Robert Strong's 2009 article "Two Seventeenth-Century Conversion Narratives from Ipswich" "connects, corrects, and amplifies" the Great Migration sketches of the two William Adamses, and acknowledges that this William Adams was the son of William Adams of Ipswich.

    "Housed in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) are two unusual, perhaps unique, seventeenth-century religious narratives: one by William Adams, and the other by his wife, Elisabeth. As a poet, I was particularly drawn to the narratives' vivid relation of the Adamses' struggles to surmount the challenges, both spiritual and material, that they encountered in the New World, struggles so intense that at one point William fears that he might 'cut the throat of my own soul.' To date, the most thoroughgoing primary source for seventeenth-century lay religious narratives is the series of 'confessions' recorded by minister Thomas Shepard. Until now, the Adams narratives have been available only to those few scholars who possess the expertise to dissect the manuscripts' crabbed texts. So that readers with interests as diverse as religious history, social history, literary history, and poetics may explore the extraordinary and distinctive riches that lay within these early American autobiographies, I offer them to the public, with the gracious permission of the MHS, in their first printed edition." [--Robert Strong, beginning his introduction to "Two Seventeenth-Century Conversion Narratives from Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony," New England Quarterly 82:136, March 2009.]

    William married Elizabeth Stacy between 1647 and 1649 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Simon Stacy and Elizabeth Clarke) was born in 1624 in Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England; died on 2 Apr 1655 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Stacy was born in 1624 in Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England (daughter of Simon Stacy and Elizabeth Clarke); died on 2 Apr 1655 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. Rev. William Adams was born in in of Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 17 Aug 1685 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Adams died after 1637 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1661
    • Alternate death: Bef 1662, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    First seen in Cambridge in 1635, then removed to Ipswich.

    William married (Unknown wife of William Adams). (Unknown died in 1681 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  (Unknown wife of William Adams) died in 1681 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. William Adams was born about 1620; died in Jan 1659 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Simon Stacy was born in in of Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England (son of Thomas Stace); died about 1644 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 18 Feb 1593, Epping, Essex, England
    • Baptised: 18 Feb 1593, Epping, Essex, England

    Notes:

    "Simon was a 'relatively wealthy' clothier who, along with his wife Elizabeth Clark (or Clerke) Stacy, was a member of the thriving East Anglian Puritan community. With the ascendancy of Archbishop William Laud, however, Puritans experienced repression. At about the same time (1629-34), a severe economic depression struck the area's cloth industry. Many Puritans, not only the poorest and most religious, were inspired to emigrate. In the Stacys' Bocking, 'the depression was making the town "very hazardous for men of better rank to live" as the poor were becoming "very unruly."' And so, in and about 1636, the Stacys moved all or part of their family to Massachusetts in a migration that would come to encompass nineteen relatives." [Robert Strong, "Two Seventeenth-Century Conversion Narratives"]

    Simon married Elizabeth Clarke on 22 Nov 1620 in North Weald Basset, Essex, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Stephen Clarke and Elizabeth) was born about 1592; died on 9 Oct 1669 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth Clarke was born about 1592 (daughter of Stephen Clarke and Elizabeth); died on 9 Oct 1669 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Thomas Stacy died on 23 Jul 1690 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.
    2. 3. Elizabeth Stacy was born in 1624 in Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England; died on 2 Apr 1655 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Thomas Stace was born about 1552 in Epping, Essex, England (son of John Stace and Isabell); died in 1624.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1550

    Notes:

    From William Wyman Fiske, "Clarke and Stacy Origins of Three Immigrants to Ipswich, Massachusetts" (citation details below):

    Although no marriage for Simon's parents has been found, it is probable that Thomas Stacy married Sarah Wood, daughter of Henry and Joan (___) Wood, presumably the Sara Wood, parents unnamed, baptized at Epping 29 January 1562/3. As their first recorded child, Thomas, was baptized there 27 March 1586, Thomas Stacy and Sarah Wood were married by 1585.

    Thomas Wood, husbandman of Roydon, Essex, in his will dated 24 March 1599/1600, named "brethren [in law]" John Archer and Thomas Stace of Epping; Elizabeth Archer, "my brother John Archer's daughter"; and "Henry Wood and John son of my brother Henry deceased." William Stace was a witness. In his will dated 12 February 1594/5, Henry Wood of Tolleshunt Major, yeoman, mentioned "Thomas Wood and Thomas Stace my brothers" and named, among others, mother Joan Wood, late deceased, and brother Christopher Wood.

    The will of Sarah's father, "Henrie Woode of Eppinge, yeoman," made 27 September 1574, proved 20 February 1576/7, named wife Jone, sons Henry, John and Thomas, daughters Lucy (under 20 and unmarried), Sara (under 20 and unmarried), Margerie, and Margaret; wife Jone to be executor with sons Henry and John, and son-in-law John Archer to act as overseer. Joan Wood, widow of Epping, in her will dated 25 January 1591, proved May 1592, left a bequest for "the repair of the highway leadin[g] from Eppingbury to Epping Church" and mentioned daughter Margery, the children of daughter Margaret, the children of daughter Sara, the children of daughter Luce, Jane wife of son Thomas, members of the Wignall family, John Googe, Grace Luther, Susan Ingold, Agnes Roper, William Wignall and Agnes Wood his sister. She left to son Henry land in Hatfield Broadoak, and appointed son-in-law Christopher Wood [probably her stepson] executor. Mr. Hidron and John Archer were to be overseers.

    Children:
    1. 6. Simon Stacy was born in in of Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England; died about 1644 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

  2. 14.  Stephen Clarke was born before 27 Feb 1566 (son of Henry Clarke and Joan).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 27 Feb 1566, Theydon Garnon, Essex, England

    Stephen married Elizabeth about 1588. Elizabeth died before Dec 1607. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 15.  Elizabeth died before Dec 1607.
    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth Clarke was born about 1592; died on 9 Oct 1669 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
    2. Susanna Clarke was born before 11 Jan 1596; died after 13 Jul 1661.