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William Johnson

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William Johnson
Born about in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, Englandmap
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Died in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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Biography

William Johnson was born about 1605 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, the son of Abraham Johnson and Anne Meadows. He was the brother of Robert Johnson. William married Elizabeth Story in 1630.[1]He came to America with Governor Winthrop in 1630, returned to England, and brought over his family in 1634. They settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was admitted to the First Church of Charleston, a Congregational Church, with his wife Elizabeth, February 13, 1634-35. His children were baptized there. [2][3][4]

William and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. John Johnson,
  2. Ruhamah B. (Johnson) Knight, and
  3. Joseph Johnson
  4. Jonathan,
  5. Nathaniel,
  6. Zachariah,
  7. Isaac,
  8. Elizabeth[5] [6][7]

William was a proprietor of the town; admitted freeman March 4, 1634/35. He deposed December 29, 1657, that he was fifty-four years old. William followed the occupation of planter and brick-maker in Charlestown. He was at one time the grave-digger at Charlestown. He served as was constable in 1657.[8]Johnson, Edward F., Abstracts of Early Woburn Deeds, recorded at Middlesex county registry, 1649-1700, Woburn, The News Print, 1895.[9]


William died October 9, 1677 in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. His widow, Elizabeth, later married Thomas Carter.[10]

From the WIll of William Johnson:

Dated December 7, 1677, bequeathed to wife Elizabeth; children, John, Joseph, Jonathan, Nathaniel, Zachariah, Isaac, Elizabeth; deceased daughter Ruhamah's daughter Elizabeth Bacon. The inventory of the estate of William and Elizabeth Johnson, taken April 12, 1686, John Johnson, of Haverhill, and Zachariah Johnson, of Charlestown, being appointed administrators of the estate df their father William and mother Elizabeth, made division of real estate between themselves and their brothers Joseph, Isaac, Jonathan and Nathaniel, April 13, 1686. Children: i. John, mentioned below. 2. Ruhamah, baptized February 21, 1634-35, married, 1654, John Knight. 3. Joseph, baptized February 12, 1636-37. 4. Elizabeth, baptized March 17, 1639-40, married, 1658-59, Edward Wyer; (second) William Monro. 5. Jonathan, baptized August 14, 1641. 6. Nathaniel. 7. Zachariah, born 1646. 8. Isaac, born 1649.[11]

Sources

  1. Full text of "The genealogies and estates of Charlestown : in the county of Middlesex and commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818.
  2. "First Church in Charlestown", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 25, 1871, 279-284, 339-344; 26, 1872, 49.
  3. "Record Book of the First Church in Charlestown", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 25, 1871, 279-284, 339-344; 26, 1872, 49.
  4. First Church (Charlestown, Boston, Mass.) Records.
  5. Johnson, G. W., "William Johnson and his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 33, 1879, 81.
  6. Full text of "Genealogical guide to the early settlers of America".
  7. Kilpatrick, Marian Douglas Jones, The Kilpatrick Family: Ancestors and descendants of Marian Douglas Jones and Robert Jackson Kilpatrick: with related families, Beatrice, Neb.?, R.J. Kilpatrick, 1930.
  8. Full text of "The genealogies and estates of Charlestown : in the county of Middlesex and commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818".
  9. Johnson, G. W., "William Johnson and his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 33, 1879, 81.
  10. Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter pages 1818-1820.
  11. Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter, pages 1818-1820.

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