Noah WILLIAMS was Father of Bethiah in 1741. (3265)
Children were: Bethiah WILLIAMS .
Phebe WILLIAMS was born on 21 Feb 1715 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. (3266) She died Unknown.(3267) No death date by Williams. Williams: She m. John Dean 4, s. of John 3 and Hannah (Bird) Dean. Hannah Bird was the dau. of Elizabeth Williams 2 (Richard 1) who m. John Bird of Dorchester. They had 7 children. Parents: Daniel WILLIAMS and Mercy DEANE.
Rebecca WILLIAMS was born on 25 Dec 1715 in BRIDGEWATER, BRISTOL, MA. She died in 1771 in CHESTERFIELD, HAMPS, MA. UA Record #:91-764
Richard WILLIAMS was born in Jan 1606 in England. (3277)(3278) (3279)(3280) According to Washburn Family Foundations: Richard had a sister Elizabeth, both then in New England, both of whom were legatees in Gloustershire by another sister Jane. Savage references William of Salem, 1637, and finds that he came from Great Yarmouth, England, aged 40 with w. Alice, 38 and two ch. whose names are not seen, and Eliz aged 31 wh. may have been his sister. He further says he may have been of Watertown later.
Frederick Virkus Abridged Compendium says: “(b 1599), b. in Wales; came to Salem, Mass., 1633; a founder of Taunton, Mass., 1637; rep Gen Ct., 1646-48, 50.” He was baptized on 28 Jan 1607 in Wooten Under Edge, Glos, England. (3281) He emigrated about 1636 from poss. Dorchester, MA.(3282) He died in 1692/93 in Taunton, Bristol, MA.(3283) (3284)(3285) He had an estate probated on 10 Oct 1693 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. (3286) The Charles Williams Genealogy, an extensive 800 page volume, gives considerable insight and substantiating references for the English Ancestry of Richard Williams of Taunton. This volume claims and gives various references for direct family ties to Welch royalty predating the use of surnames and that of William The Conqueror. and includes ties to the famous Cromwells of England, including Sir Thomas, beheaded by Henry VIII. The veracity of these statements is beyond the scope of this genealogy, but it makes for interesting reading.
Other studies substantiate royal descent either through Richard Williams or his wife Frances Deighton, who is traced to Charlemagne (747) by the medieval historian von Redlich, (NEHG 97:342-343) In his “Descent of Gen Douglas McArthur.” von Redlich produced an ancestry chart leading from Richard and Frances to
“Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Emperor of the West, b. 2, Apr 747, d. 28 Jan. 814; m. in 771 the Swabian Princess Hildegard, d. 30 Apr. 783.”
The line continues with
Pepin, King of Italy,
Bernard, King of Italy,
Pepin, Count of Senlis,
Herbert I, Count of Vermandois,
dau. Adelaide (Adelheid), who m. Hugh, the Great, Duke of France and Burgundy, son of Henry I, King of France, by Anne, dau. of Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev;
Isabel de Vermandois who m. 2nd William de Warenne, second Earl of Surrey,
Gundred de Warenne w. m. Roger de Newburgh, second Earl of Warwick;
Waleran de Newburgh,
Alice de Newburgh, w. m. William, Baron Mauduit,
Isabel de Mauduit, who m. William, fifth Baron Beauchamp of Elmley Castle;
Walter de Beauchamp, Steward of the Household of Edward I, King of England;
Giles de Beauchamp,
John de Beauchamp,
Sir William de Beauchamp,
Sir John de Beauchamp, Lord Treasurer of England;
Sir Richard de Beauchamp,
and Anne de Beauchamp.
(See family tree for the more recent lines that lead to Richard and Frances Williams).
McArthur is a descendant of Richard, Benjamin, while our line goes Richard, Samuel.
According to Washburn Family Foundations, and the Charles Williams volume, Richard had a sister Elizabeth, also living in New England. His sister, Jane, who remained in England, mentions in her will her brother Richard Williams and sister Elizabeth Williams “that are in New England.”
Richard Williams of Taunton
From the Charles Williams, M.D. Genealogy
The Ancestry and Postery of
Richard Williams of Taunton.
It is not know exactly when Richard Williams came to New England, nor upon which vessel. Williams believes him to have come about 1636/7, rather than in 1633, as Pope suggests. He came, however, with his wife, Francis and two children, probably her two eldest sisters and their spouses. Richard and Francis settled soon in Taunton. He was among the original purchasers of the Teticut Purchase, The North Purchase and the South Purchase, now comprising collectively the towns of Taunton, Raynham Berkeley, Norton, Mansfield, Easton and Dighton, so named for his wife Francis. He was one of the original shareholders in the Iron Works of Taunton and received income from this venture until 1691. In 1693, his son Thomas directed that these moneys go to his Mother, Francis, these sums continuing until 1700. He, himself, was a tanner, as his son Joseph succeeds to this business after his death about 1692/3. He was called by Emery, the “Father of Taunton.”
In Crozier’s General Armory, New York, 1904, the description of arms for William Williams and Richard Williams, Taunton, 1637 (Wooten-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire), England is given as noted in an attached drawing. The description by Williams is interesting:
“Sable, a chevron argent, between three spears heads of the last, points embrued gules.” In English it means the shield is black; the chevron (imitation of the rafters of a house) is of silver; while the spear heads of the last means they are the same color as the chevron; the points saturated or dripping blood red.
The three spear heads embrued gules indicate descent from Caradog. (see p. 1595 Burk’s Landed Gentry, 1846) called Caractacus by the Romans, Duke of Gloucester. The branch of the Williams family represented by William Williams of Wooten-Under-Edge was descended from Caradog. (see pages 7 and 15).”
Williams indicates another armorial to which descendants are entitled: ” is that of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn as follows: Gold shield, a Lion Rampant in Red with pays in position for striking, mouth open with tongue raised, tip ( here a description of tip as either of Gold or darker red is crossed out and in handwritten letters is the word blue) The crest is a crown. Also in a handwritten note is the approximate as follows: “or a lion ramp gu. armed and _________, azure (see Burks General Armory).
He was married to Francis DEIGHTON on 11 Feb 1632/33 in Witcomb Magnor, Gloucester, Eng. (3287)(3288) (3289)(3290) SAVAGE VOL IV “Richard, Taunton 1637, went from Salem, whither Baylies I. 284, suppose, he came, bec. his w. Frances Dighton was sis. of the first w. of Capt. Endicott, wh;. is a sad error, as it was Gov. Thomas Dudley’s w. that was meant. Perhaps the historian of Plymouth was misled in his assumpt. of the first resid. at S. by ano suppos. that he was br. of Roger; but either of these seem to me very improb. tho. not so wild as the tradit. that he was a reat. of Oliver Cromwell. He was one of the first purch. of the terit. from the Ind. and m. it is said, by Emery I. 44, in Gloucestershire. had ch. John, prob. died young; Samuel, Joseph, Nathaniel, bapt. 7 1641, Thomas, Benjamin, Eliz. and Hannah; and not has date of b. nor is there approxim. for any ofthe eight, exc. Eliz a. 1647, prob. therefore on of the oldest half, wh. m. John Bird of Dorchester; Hannah m. John Parmenter of Boston, as his sec. w. As it is very clear, that all these ch. were b. long after he sett at T. I. greatlly distr. the tradit. of his very earling coming to our country, and more the Gloucestersh. w (wife). He was rep 1646 . . . and sev. later yrs, but the time of his d. is not found. Descend. have been num and highly respect.” Children were: John WILLIAMS , Samuel WILLIAMS, Nathaniel WILLIAMS, Joseph WILLIAMS, Thomas WILLIAMS, Hannah WILLIAMS, Elizabeth WILLIAMS, Benjamin WILLIAMS.
RICHARD WILLIAMS was born on 26 Nov 1671 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. He died in 1727. UA Record #:907-560
RICHARD WILLIAMS was born on 25 Sep 1687 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. He died on 13 Jul 1690. UA Record #:907-565
RICHARD WILLIAMS was born about 1705 in Of Taunton, Bristol Co, MA. UA Record #:906-585
Samuel WILLIAMS was born about 1637/38 in Taunton, Freetown, Mass.. (3291)(3292) He died in Aug 1697 in Taunton, Freetown, Mass..(3293) (3294) This is the date of his will. See transcript NEHGR Oct. 1909:331. Samuel married first Mary Gilbert by whom he had six children. (Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Rogers). He later married Anna Rogers, Mayflower descendant through Thomas 1, John 2. They had no recorded children. He is called “tailor.” His will, “drawn 6, Aug. 1697, inventory presented 31 Aug. 1697, names sons Seth, Daniel and Samuel; daus. Sara Dean, Mary Andros and Hannah Bun. He gave liberty to his wife (unnamed) to live with his son Seth.” This would probably have been Anna Rogers, as they m. bet. Oct. 1691 and Aug. 1697. Samuel and Anna had no known children. Parents: Richard WILLIAMS and Francis DEIGHTON.
He was married to Mary GILBERT before 1660 in Taunton, Freetown, Mass..(3295) (3296) (3297) Savage attributes Samuel’s marriage to “Jane” Gilbert, d. of Thomas Gilbert, while Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Rogers Family, call her “Mary Gilbert.”
Williams’ Genealogy agrees, saying that Jane married Samuel Gullifer of Milton, Mass (Boston Transcript Gleanings, July 13, 1922.) Children were: Mary WILLIAMS, Sarah WILLIAMS, Hannah WILLIAMS, Seth WILLIAMS, Samuel WILLIAMS, Daniel WILLIAMS.
He was married to (H)Anna 3 ROGERS between Oct 1691 and Aug 1697 in Taunton, Freetown, Mass..(3298) (3299) Anna was a 3rd generation descendant of Thomas Rogers, of the Mayflower. See Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Chilton, More, Rogers. She was married prior, and married again after his death. There were no children attributed to this marriage.
Samuel WILLIAMS was born in 1678/79 in Taunton, Freetown, Mass.. (3300)(3301) He is named in father’s will, along with Seth and Daniel. He died on 17 Apr 1765 in Taunton, Bristol, MA.(3302) Parents: Samuel WILLIAMS and Mary GILBERT.
SAMUEL WILLIAMS was born on 29 Jul 1699 in LEBANON, N-LNDN, CT. UA Record #:311-502
Source: Automated Archives, Inc. CD #100
She was married to Seth KELLEY (KILLEY) on 23 Nov 1779 in Mendon, Ma?.(3309) This represents intentions. He was said by Williams to have been the son of Seth and Molly (Daniels) Kelley. Children born in Mendon are as follows (possibly others according to W.) Moses Kelley, Samuel, Seth, Eli, Molly.
Seth WILLIAMS was born about 1675 in Taunton, Freetown, Mass.. (3310) He died on 13 May 1761 in ?. (3311) Seth Williams: NEHG %: 414.4: Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family:
“Seth, born about 1676, mar. Mary Deane, 1708 an died in May 1761, in 86th year.” Parents: Samuel WILLIAMS and Mary GILBERT.
Seth6 WILLIAMS was born on 23 Nov 1746 in Raynham, MA?. (3315) He died on 18 Nov 1818 in Pompret, CT ?. (3316)(3317) Rosser lists him as buried with wife in “Bruce cem.” Parents: Nathaniel5 WILLIAMS and Mary ATHERTON.
Silas WILLIAMS was born in 1707 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. (3319) Parents: John 4 WILLIAMS (Son of Nath.,no Dans this line yet and Hannah ROBINSON.
Simeon WILLIAMS was born in 1717 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. (3320) Parents: John 4 WILLIAMS (Son of Nath.,no Dans this line yet and Hannah ROBINSON.
Thomas WILLIAMS was born about 1645 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. (3321)(3322) He died in 1706 in Taunton, Bristol, MA.(3323) According to Savage Vol IV: Thomas, Taunton, s. of Richard of the same, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 1680, Jonathan, 1683; Sarah, 1685; Mercy, perhaps is the intend. name print, Macy, 1687; Hannah, 1689; Bethia, 1692; Mehitable, 1695; and Damaris, 1698. His widow m. 1707 Rev. James Keith of Bridgewater.” Parents: Richard WILLIAMS and Francis DEIGHTON.
Timothy WILLIAMS was born on 28 Sep 1714 in Taunton, Bristol, MA?. (3325) He died on 24 Feb 1749 in Woolwich, ME?. (3326) Parents: John 4 WILLIAMS (Son of Nath.,no Dans this line yet and Hannah ROBINSON.
William WILLIAMS signed a will on 26 Sep 1618 in Synwell, Glous, Eng. (3327) He died on 29 Sep 1618 in Synwell, Glous, Eng. (3328)(3329) According to the Charles Williams genealogy, this is his burial date. He was born c. 1555 and 1560 in Huntingdon, Glous, Eng.(3330) (3331) Charles Williams Genealogy: Gives descent as Howel1, Morgan2, Thomas3, John4, Richard5, John6, William7–Richard of Taunton8.
He was married to Jane (2nd Wife) WOODWARD on 4 Dec 1603 in Synwell, Glous, Eng.(3332) (3333) (3334) Reference Williams: “Another authority gives the Welsh descent of the family and states that William Williams of Huntington married as his second wife, Jane Woodward, and that their son, Richard Williams, was born in England, came to New England, settling first at Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1633, and removing to Taunton, Massachusetts; that he and his sister, Elizabeth (then both in New England), were legatees under the will of their sister, Jane of Whetenhurste, Gloucestershire, dated May 30, 1650, and proved June 3, 1655. Richard Williams was a freeman of Plymouth, June 5, 1644, but returned to Dorchester, where he was a town officer in 1658.
WILLIAM WILLIAMS was born on 18 Mar 1776 in LEBANON, NEW LONDON, CT. He died in Jul 1845. UA Record #:99-329
Benjamin (4) WILLIS was born about 1658.(3340) He is called by Savage : son of the first John. He died on 12 May 1696 in Bridgewater, MA.(3341) Savage cites him as dying the same year of his son Benjamin’s birth, 1696, 12 May. He was.(3342) (*son of Ben. & Susanna)” MB&D, Rosser P. 347 Named as father of Thomas Parents: Deacon John WILLIS and Elizabeth (Palmer) HODGKINS Widow.
He was married to Susanna WHITMAN in Bridgewater, MA.(3343) (3344) Savage: Benjamin, Bridgewater, s. of the first John of the same, m. Susanna, d. of Thomas Whitman of the same, had, beside two ds, perhaps one na. Susanna, the other Eliz; Thomas, b. 1694; and Benjamin, 1696, in wh. yr. the f. d. 12 May. Children were: Thomas 5 WILLIS , Benjamin Jr. WILLIS.
He was married to Elizabeth BOLTON in Dorchester MA. Children were: Mary WILLIS, John (3) WILLIS, Michael WILLIS, Experience WILLIS, Elizabeth WILLIS, Samuel WILLIS, Joseph WILLIS, John WILLIS, Obidiah WILLIS, Ebenezer WILLIS, Temperance 2 WILLIS.
Children were: Patience HAYWARD.