Person:Simon Willard (4)

Major Simon Willard
m. 23 Sep 1601
  1. Margery Willard1602 - Bet 1658 & 1667/68
  2. Major Simon Willard1605 - 1676
  3. Catherine Willard1607 - Aft 1616/17
  • HMajor Simon Willard1605 - 1676
  • WMary Sharpe1614 - 1634
m. 13 Oct 1628
  1. Mary WillardEst 1629 -
  2. Josiah WillardEst 1631 - Bef 1674
  3. Elizabeth WillardEst 1633 - 1690
  4. Rev. Samuel Willard1639/40 - 1707
  5. Sarah Willard1642 - 1677/78
  6. Abovehope Willard1646 - 1663
  7. Simon Willard1649 - 1731
  • HMajor Simon Willard1605 - 1676
  • WMary UnknownBef 1633 - 1715
m. Bef 1653
  1. Mary Willard1653 -
  2. Henry Willard1655 - Bef 1701
  3. John Willard1657 - 1726
  4. Daniel Willard1658 - 1708
  5. Joseph Willard1660/61 -
  6. Benjamin WillardAbt 1665 - 1732
  7. Hannah Willard1666 - Aft 1733
  8. Jonathan Willard1669 - Abt 1706
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Major Simon Willard
Gender Male
Christening[1][3] 7 Apr 1605 Horsmonden, Kent, England
Marriage 13 Oct 1628 Marden, Kent, Englandto Mary Sharpe
Emigration[1] 1634
Residence[1] 1634 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1636 Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1653 to Mary Unknown
Residence[1] 1659 Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] Bef 1671 Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1676 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Magistrate. Soldier. Innkeeper. Surveyor. Fur trader.
Death[1][4] 24 Apr 1676 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Alt Death[1] 25 Apr 1676 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[1][4] 27 Apr 1676 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 6 Mar 1676/77 Undated inventory presented at court, totalled £82 7s., consisting of livestock and household goods.
Reference Number? Q7520047?
References
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011)
    VII:413-427.

    ORIGIN: Marden, Kent.
    OCCUPATION: Magistrate. Soldier. Innkeeper [MBCR 1:221]. Surveyor [MBCR 3:278, 4:1:98]. Fur trader [MBCR 4:1:354].
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Concord church by 1636 implied by presumed admission to freemanship by that date.
    FREEMAN: No record of admission to Massachusetts Bay freemanship has been found for Simon Willard. However, given the level of his appointment to colony-wide leadership positions, he must have been made a freeman soon after arrival in New England, probably while residing at Concord.
    BIRTH: Baptized Horsmonden, Kent, 7 April 1605, son of Richard Willard [Willard Memoir 40, 129].
    DEATH: Charlestown 24 or 25 April 1676 ("Major Simon Willard, sometime of Groaten, April 24 & buried 27, 1676" [ChVR 1:97]; "April 25, Major Symon Williard, one of our magistrates died" [Hull 241]).

  2. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)
    4:554-555.

    Simon Willard, Cambridge, s. of 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.

  3. Willard, D. H. Willard memoir : sketch of the life of Maj. Simon Willard, with notice of some of his descendants to the ninth generation. (Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States: Press of R. Clarke & Co., 1879)
    40, 129.

    Record of his baptism in parish of Horsmonden, Kent, England:
    Ano. Dni. 1605. Ano. 3 R. Jacobi. The vijth [7th] day of Aprill Simon Willarde sonne of Richard Willarde was christenede. Edward Alchine, Rector.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Joslyn, Roger D. Vital records of Charlestown, Massachusetts to the year 1850. (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984-1995)
    1:97.

    Major Simon Willard, sometime of Groaten [Groton, MA], d. in Charlstown, Apr. 24 & bur. 27, 1676.