Person:William Webster (18)

Watchers
m. 7 Nov 1609
  1. Matthew Webster1609/10 - 1675
  2. Margaret Webster1611/12 -
  3. William Webster1614 - 1688
  4. Thomas Webster1616 - 1686
  5. Lt. Robert Webster1619 - 1676
  6. Anne Webster1621 - 1662
  7. Mary Webster1623 - 1623
  8. Elizabeth Webster1624 -
  9. Faith Webster1627 - 1627
  • HWilliam Webster1614 - 1688
  • WMary Reeve - 1698
m. 17 Feb 1670
Facts and Events
Name William Webster
Gender Male
Christening[3] 26 Nov 1614 Cossington, Leicestershire, England
Marriage 17 Feb 1670 to Mary Reeve
Death[2][1] 27 Apr 1688 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
References
  1. William Holcomb Webster & Rev.Melville Reuben Webster, D. D. History & Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut.. (E.R. Andrews Printing Cp, Rochester, N.Y. 1915), p.22.

    William & his brother Thomas located early in Massachutes rather than Connecticut as evidenced by their fathers will (1661) which left the lands in Hadley to them. William has been shown in the records as early as 1661 taking the oath of freeman, which means he was over 21. Land records show sales of the land in 1671 & 1682.

    William Webster married Mary Reeve, daughter of Thomas Reeve of Springfield, MA in 1670 when he was 53yrs. Their names appeared in Court Records when she was put on trial for Witchcraft. She was accused of "a familiaritee with ye devil." She was acquitted of the charges and the woman who accused her had to pay them 20 shillings and was to "be whipt with 13 lashes on ye naked body well laid on or to pay" the county 4 pounds. Her father agreed to pay the fine.

  2. William Holcomb Webster & Rev.Melville Reuben Webster, D. D. History & Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut.. (E.R. Andrews Printing Cp, Rochester, N.Y. 1915), p.23.

    William died in 1688 and Mary in 1698. His will was inventoried in 1698 when Mary died and was worth 9 pounds 16 shillings & 5 pence. No children

  3. William Webster, in Skillington, S.H. The Ancestry of Governor John Webster. The American Genealogist. (American Genealogist, Oct 1948), 24:208.

    1614. William Webster, s. of John Webster chr. 26th November