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William Copeland (1656 - 1716)

William Copeland
Born in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 13 Apr 1694 (to Oct 1716) in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 59 in Braintree, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2009
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William Copeland was born on 15 Nov 1656, in Braintree, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was the son of Laurence Copeland & Lydia Townsend.[1]

On 13 Apr 1694 William Copeland married Mary (Bass) Webb. They had the following children:[1]

  1. William Copeland, b. 7 March 1694/5
  2. Ephraim Copeland, b. 1 Feb. 1697
  3. Ebenezer Copeland, b. 16 Feb. 1698[/9]
  4. Jonathan Copeland, b. 31 Aug. 1701
  5. David Copeland (15 Apr 1704-15 Apr 1750)
  6. Joseph Copeland (18 May 1706-26 Jan 1793)
  7. Benjamin Copeland (5 Oct 1708-20 Oct 1790)
  8. Moses Copeland, b. 28 May 1710
  9. Mary Copeland, b. 28 May 1713

William Copeland died on 30 Oct 1716, in Braintree, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.[2] [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Woodsworth-Barnes, Esther L. and Alicia C. Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations : Volume 16, Part I, Family of John Alden, (Plymouth:GSMD, 2002), Page 144:
    #51. MARY3 BASS (Ruth2 Alden, John1.) was born at Braintree, 11 12th month [February] 1669 (VR, 647); died 10 April 1725, buried Randolph (Braintree Old, 161)...
    Mary married second, at Braintree, 13 April 1694 "by Capt. Proutey” (VR, 721) WILLIAM COPELAND, son of Lawrence and Lydia (Townsend) Copeland (Copeland Gen, 14; Braintree Fams, #1140), born at Braintree, 15th 9th month [November] 1656 (VR, 636); died at Braintree, 30 October 1716 (VR, 724)....
  2. That he was buried in 1716: Braintree, MA: Vital and Church Records, 1638-1850. (Online database., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016.) Transcription. By Waldo C. Sprague from the original records held at the Randolph Town Hall, donated from the estate of Mr. Sprague to NEHGS in 1962.: (accessed 24 Apr 2017)

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Copeland-3908 and Copeland-3 appear to represent the same person because: Husband of Mary Webb. Dates on Copeland-3908 seem to be estimated. Dates on Copeland-3 are based on sources. Thanks for reviewing.
posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi James, I'm just following up M Cole's message below. Is this person supposed to be William Copeland (1656-1716)? Let me know if you have concerns about her message, otherwise I'll detach Mary (Webb) Adams (1669-1725) as his wife, and propose a merge with Copeland-3. If this is a different person than Copeland-3, please could you add some sources to clarify who it is. Thanks so much. Gillian
posted on Copeland-3908 (merged) by Gillian Thomas
Hi, I think you may have connected to the wrong, Mary Webb. See:

Mary (Bass) Webb who married William Copeland and then Ebenezer Spear.

posted on Copeland-3908 (merged) by M Cole
Copeland-1715 and Copeland-3 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same father, same dates
posted by Bob Tonsmeire

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