Categories: Puritan Great Migration.
[NOTE: This person originally listed parents Henry Adams 1583-1646 and Elizabeth Squire, however no other external records support that relationship. Most likely parents are Thomas Adams 1557-1607 and Margaret Erpe 1560-1580 married 1581.]
[NOTE: If Jane/Joan, wife of Thomas Walford was actually born abt 1598, it is uncertain that dau. Mary Walford was the wife of this William Adams.]
[ Note N262 ? was our William Adams really from Shropshire? migrated to Cambridge, Massachusetts, circa 1628, then moved to Ipswich 1642; see Some of the Descendants of William Adams of Ipswich MA By W.S. Appleton 1881; see Adams database from Norman Wheeler for much more information. Manuscript, [ Hugh D. Miller, comp. ], Genealogy: Ethel P. Miller/Hugh D. Miller, 1985, copy in possession of Barbara M ]
[NOTE: Ludlow Parish Church Records
1619: Feb. the last: William Adams and Margaret Gittoes. Marriage License. (p. 31) 1620: March 1st, Elizabeth daughter of William Adams. Christening (p. 162) mother not listed 1623: Aug. 12: William, son of William Adams and Margaret. Christening (p. 167) did not find death. 1637: Feb. 18: William, son of William Adams and Margaret. Christening (p. 199) 1638: Jan. 13: Margaret, w. of William Adams. Burial. (p. 363)
If Margaret, wife of William died in 1638, then he would have emigrated after this date, with infant son William b. 1637? 
||William Adams migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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William Adams , at Cambridge 1635, or earlier, Freeman 22 May 1639: rem. prob. bef. 1642, to Ipswich, but at Cambridge had William, Nathaniel, and Samuel; prob. b. in Eng. and he d. 1661.
The first certain knowledge we have of William Adams is as a commoner of Ipswich, where he is found 31 January, 1642; but he was very probably made Freeman of Mass. 22 May, 1639. He was a Selectman 1646, and died in 1661; his widow was living in 1681. He probably lived in or near what is now Hamilton. 
The will of William Addams proved Mar. 25, 1662, and inventory received. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, page 104.
An agreement made Apr. 24, 1668, between Nathaniell Addams of Ipswich and Samuell Addams his brother; that all the lands and goods which William Addams their father had bequeathed to them should be equally divided between them according to the true meaning of the will, allowing convenient maintenance unto his wife during her life, and paying such portions as their father had bequeathed unto his daughters. The house and barn and all the land about the house wherein the said Nathaniell now dwelleth containing about 16 acres, also another division of land lying between the land of Samuell Addams, brother to Nathaniell and the land of Thomas Stace, bounded by a long hill running down from the thick woods to a piece of meadow appertaining to John Addams, our brother, that he bought of Anthony Potter, also another piece of meadow being upon the Black brooke, bounded northwest by a point of upland running down to the brook & southeast by the land of Symon Stacy, shall belong unto Nathaniell and his heirs forever. All the land that is now in the occupation of Samuell Adams, being an entire parcell of land joining to Mr. SaltonstalFs farm shall belong to him and his heirs forever.
And all the goods and chattells that are at present in the possession of either of them shall so continue to them and their heirs. Signed and sealed Apr. 24, 1668 by Samuell Addams. Witness: William White, Thomas Waite.
Acknowledged June 30, 1668 by Samuell Addams. Ipswich Deeds, vol. 3, page 79. (p. 366-367) 
Estate of William Adams, Jr. of Ipswich.
Administration on the estate of William Addams, jr. of Ipswich, granted Mar. 29, 1659, to William Addams, his father, and John Addams, his brother. (p. 278-280)
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On 25 Jun 2015 at 03:43 GMT Al Adams wrote:
William died in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. on 18 Jan 1658
On 28 Feb 1619 when William was 24, he first married Margaret Gittoes, in Ludlow,Shropshire,England.3 Born ca 1600 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England.
They had the following children: William (1620-1658) John (1631-1703) Nathaniel (1641-1715) Elizabeth (1642-) Mary (1643-) Hannah (1645-) Samuel (ca1647-)
1645 when William was 50, he second married Elizabeth Stacy, in Salisbury,Essex Co.,Mass. Born ca 1633 in Bocking, Essex, England. Essex Antiquarian, v. 11, pp. 91 & 112.
On 25 Feb 2015 at 17:42 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
On 25 Feb 2015 at 15:16 GMT Al Adams wrote:
On 23 Feb 2015 at 17:35 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
On 23 Aug 2014 at 13:09 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
On 23 Aug 2014 at 13:01 GMT Al Adams wrote:
On 17 Aug 2014 at 12:29 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
Can any of the PM's on this profile provide sources? Thanks, Chris
On 13 Aug 2014 at 22:18 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
On 13 Aug 2014 at 19:27 GMT Sandy Culver wrote:
This Adams line and arena needs careful review....and I for one ... have always tried to be careful in assertions see my note in http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Adams-3478 as an example.
On 13 Aug 2014 at 14:34 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
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