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William Davis

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William Davis
Born about in Radnorshire, Wales [uncertain]
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of and
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Husband of — married in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Died in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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Biography

Born in Wales in 1617 to William Davis. Mother Unknown

NOTE : In process of sorting out the 16 children with his three wives but it appears that, at WikiTree, a faulty gedcom was uploaded that included his Goddard grandchildren as his children

1st wife Elizabeth____ 2nd wife Alice Thorpe 3rd wife Jane_______[1].[2][3]but what is certain is that William Davis ( Daves) was most likely from Caermarthen in South Wales.[4]




William married (1) Elizabeth and had 3 children.

William married (2) Alice Thorpe and had 4 children.

William married (3) Jane and had 3 children.

He passed away on 1683 in Roxbury.


The last Will and Testament of William Daves

The last Will and Testament of William Daves of Roxbury in the County of Suffolk in New England the 6th of December in the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred Eighty three, now having my perfect memory & understanding by the blessing of my mercifull Father, into whose hands I commit my Soule:

Unto my daughter Elizabeth (daughter of Alice) I consigne over a bill of twelve pounds and a trunck that was her mothers together with all the things in it. And unto my son Mathew and Jonathon (sons of Alice) when they come to age they shall have the two Orchards lying neer my son Joseph's and if they are not worth Forty pounds then the Overseers of the Estate shall sell some Land for to make it up, their portion twenty pounds apiece.

And then for my beloved wife I do make her sole Executrix of all y rest of my Estate of Lands and movables and give her full power for to dispose of it for her wants as shee see cause, with that full power and Authority over it as I my selfe might have if I had continued For my three eldest son's John and Samuel and Joseph (sons of Elizabeth), they have received their portions already, notwith standing I give unto my son John, the eldest of my Children five shilling, and to Samuel and Joseph five and sixpence to buy them some good bookes to remember me with: And Further my desire is that there should bee two Over Seers chose who my wife see good:

This is my last will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have set to my hand the day and yeare above written

William Davis a mark

In presence of us, Jabez Tolman, John Searle

At an adjournment of y County Court in Boston 17th December 1685 pursuant to y direction of y Will, Jane Davis Exec made choice of Edward Morris and Jabez Tolman to be overseers for y end proposed in y will, wch, persons y Court approved of Attest Is Addington CT


More on William Davis & Family

William Davis, (I) ancestor of Dyer Davis, of Dudley, was in Roxbury, MA, in 1642. A tradition held extensively in the family is that he came from Wales about 1635. He was born in 1617 and married (first) Elizabeth___. She was buried May 4, 1658. He married (second), Oct. 21, 1658, Alice Thorpe. She was buried Feb. 24, 1667. He married (third) Jane ___. He was admitted to full communion Apr. 20, 1673. He died Dec. 9, 1683. Widow Jane died May 12, 1714, at Watertown, at the residence of Josiah Goddard, who married her daughter Rachel. He had three children by his first wife, four by the second and three by the third. Six other children are believed to have bee the children of Jane. The children were born at Roxbury and baptized in the church there. They were: John, b. Oct 1, 1643; Samuel, b. Feb. 21, 1645; Joseph, b. Oct. 12, 1647; William and Elizabeth (twins), bapt. Jun. 14, 1663, buried Dec. 18, 1678; Mathew, bapt. Jan. 24, 1664, settled at Woodstock, CT; Jonathan, b. Feb. 2, 1665, settled at Woodstock; Mary, b. Mar. 28, 1669; Jane, b. Dec. 24, 1670; Rachel, b. Aug. 26, 1672, married Jan. 28, 1696, Josiah Goddard, of Watertown, and had nine children; Benjamin, bapt. Jan. 7, 1674; Ichabod, bapt. Apr. 1, 1676; Ebenezer, bapt. Apr. 9, 1678; William, bapt. Jan. 3, 1680; Sarah, bapt. Jul. 20, 1681; Isaac, bapt. Apr. 18, 1683.[5]

Children

All the children were born at Roxbury and baptized in the church there.

By first wife, Elizabeth___, who was buried May 4, 1658. They had: John, b. Oct 1, 1643; Samuel, b. Feb. 21, 1645; Joseph, b. Oct. 12, 1647;

By second wife (married Oct. 21, 1658), Alice Thorpe who was buried Feb. 24, 1667. They had: William and Elizabeth (twins), bapt. Jun. 14, 1663, buried Dec. 18, 1678; Mathew, bapt. Jan. 24, 1664, and settled at Woodstock, CT; Jonathan, b. Feb. 2, 1665, who also settled at Woodstock;

By third wife, Jane (Adams) who died May 12, 1714, at Watertown, at the residence of Josiah Goddard, who married her daughter Rachel. They had: Mary, b. Mar. 28, 1669; Jane, b. Dec. 24, 1670; Rachel, b. Aug. 26, 1672, married Jan. 28, 1696, Josiah Goddard, of Watertown, and had nine children;

Children by wife, Jane, not mentioned in his Will

William had three children by his first wife, four by the second and three by the third.

Six other children are believed to have been the children of Jane are not their children

( they are his grandchildren) Those remaining six are as follows: Benjamin, bapt. Jan. 7, 1674; Ichabod, bapt. Apr. 1, 1676; Ebenezer, bapt. Apr. 9, 1678; William, bapt. Jan. 3, 1680; Sarah, bapt. Jul. 20, 1681; Isaac, bapt. Apr. 18, 1683.

Marriage

Husband: William Davis
First Wife: Elizabeth
Child: John Davis
Child: Samuel Davis
Child: Joseph Davis

By Second wife :

2nd Wife: Alice Thorpe
Child: Elizabeth Davis
Child: William Davis
Child: Matthew Davis
Child: Jonathan Davis

By third wife, :Jane Unknown or Adams

Child: Jane Davis
Child: Mary Davis
Child: Rachel Davis

Supposedly children of Jane and William David not mentioned in his Will

Child: Benjamin Davis
Child: Ichabod Davis
Child: Ebenezer Davis
Child: William Davis
Child: Sarah Davis
Child: Isaac Davis
Child: Alice Davis
Marriage:
1658-10-21 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[6]U.S. and International Marriage Records<ref</ref>

Sources

  • Ancestry Family Trees: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=11025451&pid=-541401971
Birth year: 1617; Birth city: Eng.; Birth state: OR.
Birth date: 1617 Birth place: Eng, OR
Death date: 9 December 1683 Marriage date: 1668
Birth date: 1617 Birth place: Marriage date: Marriage place: of MA

Footnotes

  1. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 for William Davis
  2. 'The Davis Family of Oxford, MA & Woodstock, CT
  3. Extracted from Historic Homes & Institutions and Personal Memoirs of Worcester, County, Massachusetts. Prepared under the Editorial Supervision of Ellery Bicknell Crane, and Published by the Lewis Publishing Company, 1907. Vol # 3, pages 69-70
  4. William Davis Source for information on William is also 'Ancestors and descendants of Solomon Davis.' William came, most likely, from Carmarthen in South Wales.
  5. Or, an easier to read version: William Davis was in Roxbury, MA, in 1642. A tradition held extensively in the family is that he came from Wales about 1635. He was born in 1617. He was admitted to full communion Apr. 20, 1673. He died Dec. 9, 1683.
  6. Edmund West


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On March 24, 2013 H Horsinao wrote:

Wife - Alice Thorpe?



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Collaboration

On January 21, 2015 at 03:34GMT Maggie N. wrote:

I will be sorting out the children with the right mothers and also proposing merges of Goddards and Davis children. The sources I listed tonight in this profile.

On January 21, 2015 at 02:03GMT Maggie N. wrote:

To finish merging these Davis duplicates is that we need sources for which children belonged to what marriage as William Davis ( b.1617 ) was married three times. There seems to be a duplicates - some as children of Alice Thorpe, 2nd wife; some of first wife Elizabeth Unknown.

Also some of his Goddard grandchildren are mixed up in this family group ( and with the last name of Davis !).

On April 28, 2014 at 20:16GMT Susan Martin wrote:

Davis-22517 and Davis-4883 appear to represent the same person because: I think these might be the same person.

On September 14, 2013 at 00:57GMT M. H. wrote:

This profile has been identified as a duplicate by an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge - bottom of the profile on the left. If they are duplicates please approve the merge. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask an Arborist. Thank you.



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