Person:William Pomfret (1)

Lieutenant William Pomfret
b.bef 1604
  • HLieutenant William Pomfretbef 1604 - 1680
  • WHosanna Unknownbef 1609 -
m. bef 1629
  1. Elizabeth Pomfretbef 1629 - aft 1682
  • HLieutenant William Pomfretbef 1604 - 1680
  • WRose Unknown - aft 1675
m. bef 1675
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Lieutenant William Pomfret
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] bef 1604 Based on estimated date of marriage.
Marriage bef 1629 Based on estimated date of birth of only known child.
to Hosanna Unknown
Marriage bef 1675 to Rose Unknown
Death[1] 7 Aug 1680 Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
Probate[1] 7 Sep 1680 Will not extant.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1 Lt. William Pomfret, in Noyes, Sybil; Charles Thornton Libby; and Walter Goodwin Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. (Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939), 562.

    Pomfret, a corruption of Pontefract. 1 Lt. William Pomfret, planter, Dover. A distiller in 1675, he was within reason the distiller who with Geo. Dugdale, tailor, offered himself to go to N. E. in 1622, and was at Monhegan 1624; … At Dover Neck, he bot from Thos. Johnson in 1639; in Oct. 1640 sent security to Geo. Druell, mariner, London, for passage of w. -Hosanna- and dau.; w. Rose liv. 1675. Dover continually honored him, tho James Nute told ab. his deceitful heart. Com.t.e.s.c. 1643 and often; Lt. by 1646; gr.j. 1646, 1655-6; selectm. 1647-8, 1662; town clerk 1647 to 1665 or perhaps 1670; he, Thos. Leighton and John Dam had mill priv. at Bellamy's Bank 1649; Clerk of the Writs 1657; Comr. for the town. Lic. at times, and prosec. for selling without in 1670. … In Mar. 1679 he deeded to (great) gr.s. Pomfret Whitehouse. He d. 7 Aug. 1680, leaving will proved 7 Sept. fol., not extant. Only kn. ch. Elizabeth, came with mo.; m. Dea. John Dam(2).

  2. Scales, John. History of Dover, New Hampshire: containing historical, genealogical and industrial data of its early settlers, their struggles and triumphs. (Dover, NH: Printed by authority of the City Councils, 1923), 117.
  3. There is no Great Migration sketch for this man, so he was likely not at Monhegan in 1624.