Any info on William Adams family in Kent England 1635

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Only trace my ancestor to sailing out of Kent Englanf as a fifteen year old on the Elizabeth and Ann 1635. Have no luck in finding England Adams family related to William Adams
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Thank you for the fine response, i feel fortunate to have been able to track my ancestry back to William of Ipswich here in the colony at least. Much conjecture about William being descended from Thomas and william and Lord Thomas Adams Lord Mayor of London being influentual in getting the Kings grants for land in the colony, now New Hampshire for relatives and his own family of Adams's.

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Per Anderson in his Great Migration study, nothing known of William Adams who sailed on the Elizabeth and Ann at age 15.  Origins are unknown, ancestors are unknown, and he is not known to have had any children.

Thanks to consideration of a document previously missed, Anderson has changed the narrative on this William Anderson.  He is the same as William Adams of Ipswich, and now thought to be the son of William Adams who held land in Cambridge in 1635.

Still there is no evidence whatsoever as to his origins.  His certificate to travel on the Elizabeth and Ann was signed in London.  

William Adams of Ipswich is given in WikiTree here: His father is given a wife, and an ancestry from Shropshire - I don't think any of this is proven (if you follow Anderson).  This profile needs sources which prove his origins and ancestry.


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