Person:William Carpenter (1)

William Carpenter
m. 28 Apr 1625
  1. John Carpenter1626 - bet 1694
  2. Abigail Carpenter1629 - 1709/10
  3. William Carpenter1631 - 1702/03
  4. Joseph Carpenter1634 - bet 1675
  5. Samuel Carpenter1636/37 - 1637
  6. Samuel Carpenterabt 1638 - 1682/83
  7. Hannah Carpenter1640 - bef 1673
  8. Abiah Carpenter1643 - bet 1687
m. 5 Oct 1651
  1. John Carpenter1652 - 1713
  2. William Carpenter1659 - 1718/19
  3. Priscilla Carpenter1661 - 1745
  4. Benjamin Carpenter1663 - 1738
  • HWilliam Carpenter1631 - 1702/03
  • WMiriam Saleabt 1645 - 1722
m. 10 Feb 1663/64
  1. Josiah Carpenter1664 - abt 1727/28
  2. Nathanial Carpenter1667 -
  3. Daniel Carpenter1669 - 1721
  4. Noah Carpenter1672 - abt 1753
  5. Miriam Carpenter1674 - 1706
  6. Obadiah Carpenter1677/78 - 1749
  7. Lieut. Ephraim Carpenter1681 - 1743
  8. Hannah Carpenter1684 - aft 1767
  9. Abigail Carpenter1687 - 1781
Facts and Events
Name William Carpenter
Gender Male
Christening[2] 22 Nov 1631 Shalbourne, Wiltshire, England
Marriage 5 Oct 1651 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesto Priscilla Bennett
Marriage 10 Feb 1663/64 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesto Miriam Sale
Will[1] 10 Nov 1702 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Death[3] 26 Jan 1702/03 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[3] planter; town clerk
Probate[3] 5 Feb 1702/03 Inventory
Burial[3] Rumford, Providence, Rhode Island, United StatesOld Rehoboth (Newman) Cemetery

Offices

He was town clerk from 1668 until his death, except for 1693. He served in many other capacities as well - see the Zubrinsky article for details. Note, though, that some secondary sources attribute offices to him that he never held (deputy and deacon).[3]

Estate

Inventory of his estate
Presented the 5th of February, in the year 1702/03
By,
John Butterwork
Moses Read
John Willmarth lb sh P
Item (1) - His wearing apparel Woolen and Linnen 10
(2) - In Money 2 13 4
(3) - Four Beds and furniture to them 21
(4) - Tablecloth Napkin, and sheets 7
(5) - Linen Yarn and Woolen yarn and wool 2 6
(6) - Pewter Farthen and Glass Bottles 2 10
(7) - Brass Kettles and Pans and Skillet 3
(8) - Iron pots, Andirons Frying pan and longs and Spitt 2 4
(9) - Books 3 10
(10) Cross cut saw and other tools and Bells 1 11
(11) Compass to lay out land 2
(12) 2 Guns and Swords and Amunition 2 10
(13) A Saddle and Bridle, and old iron 1 5
(14) A Box Iron and Grindstone, and Hour glass 12
(15) In (pet hakes) Spinning Wheels and ods 1 2
(16) " Chests, Boxes, Tables and Chairs 2 10
(17) " Corn, Indian and English 10
(18) " Pork and Beef, Butter and 1 allow, 4 10
(19) " Wooden ware and Lumber 3 5
(20) " Tobacco, Flax, and Flax seed and salt 19
(21) " Neat Cattle, Sheep, and in Hay 28 10
(22) " Horse King, Swine, two cow hides 5 16
(23) " Housing and lands 96 12
Sum Total 215 4 4
John Butterwork
Moses Read
John Willmarth

Further Reading

Carpenter Sketches includes an article on William Carpenter by Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, which the reader is referred to for more extensive information, as well as source citations. Zubrinsky periodically updates the article, and the reader is encouraged to check it for his latest research.

Amos B. Carpenter's book A Genealogical History of the Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family in America, brought down from their English ancestor, John Carpenter, 1303, with many biographical notes of descendants and allied families also referred to as Carpenter Memorial presents an English ancestry that has since been debunked, as well as much other misinformation, and should be used only in consultation with the work of Zubrinsky.

References
  1. Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745.

    WILL ABSTRACT:
    Dated Nov. 10, 1702; pvd April 20, 1703; of Rehoboth.
    Wife Meriam; sons: John eldest, William, Benjamin, Josiah, Nathaniel, Daniel, Noah, Obadiah & Ephraim; daughters: Priscilla, Miriam, Hannah & Abigail. Witnesses: Enoch Hunt, John Butterworth & Samuel Walker. [Bristol Co. Probate 2:74]
    - Acct. of Estate of Wm Carpenter of Rehoboth dtd Sept .18, 1704 by Meriam Carpenter, widow: sons: John eldest, Josiah, Nathaniel, Daniel, William, Obadiah, Noah & Ephraim; Jonathan Bliss & wife Miriam; Richard Sweet & wife Priscilla; Hannah Carpenter. [Bristol Co. Probate 2/103]

  2. The American Genealogist. (Demorest, Habersham, Georgia, United States: D.L. Jacobus), 69:193-204.

    Bishop's Transcripts Shalbourne Parish, Wiltshire.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 William3 Carpenter (William2-1) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in Zubrinsky, Eugene Cole. Carpenter Sketches: Links to Sketches And Articles Representing the Most Current and Reliable Scholarship Concerning Early Generations of the Carpenter Families of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island and Their Ancestors. (Carpenters' Encyclopedia of Carpenters, 2008).
  4.   Arnold, James N. Vital record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896. (Providence, RI), page 809, Deaths.

    'CARPENTER William, Sr., Jan. 26, 1702'

  5.   Brooks, Gilbert and Sarah. Receipt for inheritance from Estate of Samuel Carpenter.