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Capt. William Torrey

Male Bef 1608 - 1690  (> 81 years)


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  • Name William Torrey 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born Bef 21 Dec 1608  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 21 Dec 1608  Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Alternate birth of Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 10 Jun 1690  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I27142  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2021 

    Father Philip Torrey,   d. Between 21 Apr 1621 and 27 Jun 1621, Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Alice Richards,   b. Abt Jan 1581,   d. Between 24 Apr 1634 and 16 Oct 1634, Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1604  Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F9297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Haviland,   b. Bef 2 Aug 1612,   d. Bef 27 Apr 1639  (Age < 26 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1629  [2
    Children 
     1. Rev. Samuel Torrey,   b. 1632, Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1707, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. William Torrey,   b. 1638, Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1718, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F20052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 (Unknown third wife of William Torrey),   d. Aft 15 May 1686 
    Married Aft 27 Apr 1639  [1
    Children 
     1. Naomi Torrey,   b. 3 Dec 1641, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Micajah Torrey,   b. 12 Oct 1643, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1711, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F16206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "William came to New England in 1640 with his son Samuel and his brother Philip. He was elected a member of the Royal Artillery of Boston in 1641 and was soon appointed lieutenant of the company. He was a deputy to the General Court from 1642 to 1650. William also held the positions of Clerk of the House of Deputies and Recorder of Deeds. He was appointed captain of milita about 1655." [Clifford L. Stott, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S975] Clifford L. Stott, "Humphrey Blake (1494?-1558) and His Descendants in New England and South Carolina: Blake, Richards, Selleck, Torrey, and Wolcott." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 163:85, April 2009; 163:199, July 2009; 163:278, October 2009; 164:63, January 2010.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    3. [S1427] The Ancestry of Phoebe Tilton, 1775-1847, Wife of Capt. Abel Lunt of Newburyport, Massachuetts by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1947.