||William Davis migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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William Davis was born in England about 1597 (est). He passed away in Boston before 7 Mar 1643-4 when his estate was settled by the General Court of Massachusetts. William married Mary about 1635, based on the date of birth of their first child.
From Boston records:
"Thomas sonne of Wm. Davies Dyed in the 5 mo: 1638."
"John sonne of Wm. Davies Dyed 20 (1) 1640."
Other children were:
Following William's death the General Court of Massachusetts ruled that...
"William Davies, dying intestate, ... the eldest son to have twenty marks, the other son, [and] a younger daughter by his former wife, six pounds apiece, the eldest daughter two pounds, and the widow to have the rest for herself, & bringing up of the two younger children, and at twenty years of age, or at their marriage, to give them five pounds apiece, and if any loss come, to make the estate less than one hundred pounds, to abate each proportionably."
Soon after William's death, Mary married John Cowdall in 1644:
On 7 Jul 1645, "John Condell [sic] of Boston and Mary his wife" sold the house they lived in to William Davis, and on 9 Oct 1645 (quote): William Davis petitioned the court for assurance that his mother, who had the estate of William Davis, including the house and lands, in her hands and in the hands of "John Cowdell by marriage with her," would pay the portions due to him and his "brother and sisters," this portion to be acknowledged as separate from the property William Davis had just purchased from his step-mother and her husband.
Mary passed away before 24 Oct 1666 by which time John Cowdall was married to a woman named Joan.
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