Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p246

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prob. William, was tenant under liberal lease from archbp. Sandys, and
the s. was educ. some time at Cambridge Univ. and his f. bec. as subtenant
of Scrooby manor, the possessor of that very resid. of the
Cardinal, and the s. therein worship. God accord. to the simple forms of
the chief protestants of Protestantism. After very honora. serv. with
Davidson, secr. of Queen Elizabeth he partook in the fall of that statesman,
the conseq. of the Queen's heartless deception and treachery; and
abandon. 1587, political life. Devot. hims. for many yrs. to relig. he
was the first promin. layman wh. reject. conform. to the ceremon. of the
ch. of Eng. He was in the employm. of the crown, however, as postmaster
bef. Apr. 1594, at Scrooby, above a doz. yrs. after leav. London;
there he m. the w. Mary. With his young friend, Bradford, after a doz.
yrs. to be made Gov. of New Plymouth and others, he pass. a. 1607 or
8, into Holland for enjoym. of worship without the many idle forms, on
wh. King James had set his heart, and was rul. Elder of the ch. at
Leyden of wh. John Robinson was teach. as he had been prob. at
Scrooby. His ds. Patience and Fear, came in the Ann, 1623; and on
5 Aug. of next yr. Patience m. Thomas Prence, afterwards the gov. and
d. 1634; and Fear m. 1626, Isaac Allerton, as his sec. w. and d. 1633.
His w. d. bef. 1627; and Gov. Bradford says the s. Wrestling d. bef.
never m. He had early rem. to Duxbury, and there, under the
same roof with Love, d. 16 Apr. 1643, after one day's illness. His inv.
has proof in the titles of the books of honora. regard for letters. See
Geneal. Reg. IV. 174. Bradford's Memoir of him is in Young's Chron.
of the Pilgr. 461. See, also, Davis's Morton; Hunter's First Colonists
of N. E., of wh. the best impres. is in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 52; and
Shurtlef's Recollect. of the Pilgr. in Russell's Guide to Plymouth. It
may be useful to mark the error of so valua. an auth. as Baylies, in II.
6, where he gives to our most glorious of the Mayflower's passeng. three
ch. Lucretia, Mary, and William, and is even so rash as to say, two of
them were b. in America. Yet if b. on our side of the water, he ought
to have presum. they could not, from his age, be ch. of the Elder. The
first was w. others, ch. of Jonathan. WILLIAM, Duxbury, s. of Jonathan,
was prob. b. at Leyden, went in Aug. 1645, under serg. Nash, as
part of the forty men to be furnish. by this smallest Col. to repress the
peril from the Narragansets, and encourage the friendsh. of Uncas [see
Bradford's Hist. 431-6], and serv. in that exped. 17 days, was count.
among the freem. in 1643, and prob. went with his f. to New London.
WILLIAM, Duxbury, s. of Love, m. 2 Jan. 1673, Lydia, d. of George
, and d. 3 Nov. 1723. Whether he had ch. is not kn. but he
was in good esteem, and was rep. 1675. WRESTLING, Plymouth,
youngest s. of the gr. Elder, b. prob. at Leyden, in Holland, came with