||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
||1605 - 1834
||WILLARD or WILLERD - WILLET
|Volume 4, Page 555
Richard of Horsemonden, Co. Kent, where he was bapt. 7 Apr. 1605,
came 1634, arr. in May, with w. Mary, d. of Henry Sharpe of Horsemonden,
bapt. 16 Oct. 1614; and d. Mary; rem. next yr. to the new
settlem. of Concord, where prob. this d. soon d. aft. m. with Joshua
Edmunds, and b. of her first ch. 16 Feb. 1650. At Cambridge or Concord,
he had Elizabeth whose date of b. is not found, wh. m. 8 Apr. 1653,
Robert Blood; Josiah, whose date is also unkn.; Samuel, in recorder's
rec. at Boston, call. Simon, b. 31 Jan. 1640; Sarah, 27 June or 24 July
1642, wh. m. 2 July 1666, Nathaniel Howard of Charlestown, and d. 22
Jan. 1678; Abovehope, 30 Oct. 1646, d. at 17 yrs. unm.; Simon, 23
Nov. 1649; Mary, again, 7 or 27 Sept. 1653, wh. m. 22 Jan. 1672,
Cyprian Stevens; Henry, 4 June 1655; John, 12 Jan. or Feb. 1657;
Daniel, 29 Dec. 1658; but of these the last four were b. of a sec. w.
Elizabeth Dunster, sis. of the presid. of the coll. or third w. Mary Dunster,
a niece of the presid. for the dates of m. are not giv. But bef. the b. of
his next ch. he rem. to Lancaster, there had Joseph, 4 Jan. 1661; Benjamin,
1665; Hannah, 6 Oct. 1666, wh. m. 23 May 1693, capt. Thomas
Brintnall of Sudbury, and was the last surv. ch. of her f.; and Jonathan,
14 Dec. 1669; beside two others, Elizabeth and Dorothy, wh. both d. young.
I suppose he must have had some acquaint. in Eng. with milit. duty,
for he was made lieut. here so early as 1637, capt. 1646, and maj. the
highest rank at that time, in 1655; and was rep. 1636-49, chos. Assist.
1657 to his d. 24 Apr. 1676. Bef. the Ind. destr. Groton in 1676, to
wh. he had rem. a few yrs. earlier, he had estab. his retreat at Salem,
but d. at Charlestown, during the sess. of the Ct. of Assist. For his
serv. the governm. had many yrs. bef. made him a gr. of 1,000 acres,
wh. he had never taken up, but had giv. to his d. Elizabeth on her m. but his
wid. Mary was compel. to petition for it in the yr. of his d. SIMON,
Salem, third s. of the preced. m. a. 1679, Martha, d. of Richard Jacob
of Ipswich, where he liv. some time, had at I. Jacob, b. perhaps 17
Sept. 1680; but at S. Josiah, 24 May 1682; Martha, 27 Jan. 1684;
Simon, 4 Nov. 1685, d. under 2 yrs.; and Richard 26 or 29 Jan. 1687;
was freem. 1680, capt. in the E. war with the Ind. 1689, and deac. (had
sec. w. 30 Apr. 1702, Elizabeth wid. of John Walley, perhaps, but the
Geneal, 371, ignores this sec. w.) and late in July 1722 took ano. w.
Priscilla Buttolph, and d. 21 June 1731. THOMAS, Northampton 1668,
br. of Nathaniel of the same, and subject to the same maledict. See
Weller. Farmer notes in 1834, that gr. of this name at Harv. were
23; at Yale, 2; at other N. E. coll. 11. In ea. of the seven generat.
from maj. Simon are one or more s. of the coll. to our times.
WILLET, ANDREW, Boston, merch. twelfth ch. seventh s. of Thomas,
m. 3 Mar. 1694, Susanna, d. of the sec. Thomas Holbrook of Braintree,
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