Born William Ennis; perhaps born in Rhode Island. Died before 1717. On 23 September 1703 purchased 200 acres of land at Marbletown, Ulster County, New York (near the Rost place, at the northeast end of Gysbert Cronis’s property). Married, as her 1st husband, Cornelia Vier Vant (b. Kingstown, New York) of Marbletown, Ulster County, New York .
Following the death of William Ennis, Sr., his wife, Cornelia (Vier-Vant) Ennis, registered to marry (2nd) Lammert Brink (b. Horley, NY) on 21 April 1717.
While William generally used the surname "Ennis", certain of his children used the surname Ennes. LNAB needs further investigation. His removal to Mormel (Marbeltown) Ulster County, New York Province, which was populated by Dutch speaking people...this new culture seemed to have morphed the original name from Annis to Ennis and Ennes.
William Annis b. ABT 1675, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, 
William may have been previously married...source >ENNIS ANNEX reports a son "George" that remained in Scotland.
William Ennis married: Cornelia Viervant, ca. 1693/1694, at Marbletown, Ulster County, New York Province, (She, b. ca. Nov 4, 1676, was daughter of Cornelis Arentsen Viervant and Jeanne Le Seuer). 
Cornelia's name also appears as "Vierbrand", "Viervand", "Veevand", and "Post". Some records show her as being born in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.
William Ennis died between 1712 and 1717. He was a farmer.
On the 10th of May 1717 Cornelia married a second time (after William's death): to Lammert Brink, born in Hurley. 
Known children of William Ennis and Cornelia Viervant were:
Alexander Annis (1) b. ABT 1694, bpt. 18 NOV 1694 at Ulster County, New York. Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York; no sponsors were named: . Alexander died young, sometime before Sep 18, 1709.
Cornelis Ennis (1) b. ABT 1696, and bp. on 6 SEP 1696 at Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York; sponsor was: Jannetje Ennis. His name also appears spelled "Cornelius". He died young.
Cornelis Ennis (2) was bp. 8 MAY 1698, at Marbletown (Mormel), Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York; sponsor was: Geertruy Pieters. Resided in Keyser-Ryk (in the present town of Rochester in Ulster Co., NY); m. Marytjen Van Etten on Oct 09, 1719; d. bef Apr 21, 1728.
Catharina Ennis was bp. on 20 APR 1701, at Ulster County, New York, Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York; sponsors were: Jan Janssen Post, Antje Post. Registered to marry Marytjen Van Etten (b. Horly (Hurley), resided at Keyser-Ryk) on 13 September (?).
Jannetje Ennis was bp. on 17 JUL 1703 at Marbletown, Ulster County, New York Province. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York; sponsors were: Abraam Post, Antje .; m. Hendrik Kortregt ca. Nov 06, 1724
Alexander Ennis (2) was bp. on 18 Sep 1709 at Marbletown, Ulster County, New York. Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York; sponsors were: Thomas Herris, Catharyn Honnist; m. Zara Middag ca. Sep. 15, 1734
Wilhelm Ennes b. 10 JAN 1711.Baptism was recorded at the central Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York; sponsors were: Wiljam West, Mary West
John Ennes b. 1716. No bapt. record found a KRDC. No information found to support his life. Several secondary sources suggest that John was born ca. 1716, nothing more.
George Ennis: Resided at Stowe (abt 20 miles from Edinburg), Scotland, where he became a wealthy banker. Raised the following adopted son:
(1. Mitchel Ennis: (adopted) Still alive in 1870.
William Ennis died sometime before May 10, 1717, when his wife, Cornelia, married Lammert Brink.
↑ Source: #S-1342756024 Data: Text: Birth date: 1660 Birth place: Marriage date: Marriage place: of NY Page: Source number: 3203.002; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Note: N01100
↑ Source: #S-1342756024 Data: Text: Birth date: 1675 CONT Birth place: CONT Marriage date: CONT Marriage place: of NY Page: Source number: 23905.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; Submitter Code: .
↑ KRDC Marriage Record, p. 502: 1668 ?? ???; Cornelis Arentsen Viervant, jm, of Lexmont, Utrecht; Jannetie Lechier, of New Harlem, jd in the Reformed Dutch Church, Kingston, New York on 1706
↑ Source: #S-1342756024 Data: Text: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Name: Cornelia VierVant, Gender: Female , Spouse Name: Willaim Ennis, Spouse Birth Year: 1675, Marriage State: of NY Number Pages: 3 , Source Citation: Source number: 23905.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; . Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line] Page: Source number: 23905.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; Submitter Code: .
↑ KRDC Marriage Record, Hoes 533: 1717 10 May; Lammert Brink, jm, born Hurley; Cornelia Vierbrand, wid Willem Ennes, born Kingstown.
↑ KRDC Bapt. Record: 1694 Nov 18; William Annis, Cornelia Viervant; Alexander;
Website: The Reformed Dutch Church, now known as the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, NY; Source of: Marriage Records (1660-1809); Baptism Records (1660-1809; Burial Records (1696-1881. The Kingston Reformed Dutch Church was the central repository for all records of marriages and baptism conducted by circuit-rider Domines throughout Ulster and Orange counties of NY; Sussex County, NJ, and parts of Pike County, PA, until local churches were built and staffed. This occurred between 1735 and 1745 depending on the area.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (TM) June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998; Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Abbreviation: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing
Title: Fifty Years on the Frontier With The Dutch Congregation at Maghaghkamik Abbreviation: Fifty years on the frontier with the Dutch Author: Angell, Pauline Publication: Reformed Dutch Church of Deerpark: 1937 Note: Fifty years on the frontier with the Dutch congregation at Maghaghkamik, Angell, Pauline Knickerbocker. Port Jervis, N.Y.: Printed by Port Law Press, 1990.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William:
After further consideration and research, I think it would be better to leave William's birthplace as Rhode Island, and change the birthplace of his brother (Thomas) from Taunton, Mass., to Rhode Island. Catherine could have been born either place, depending on whether she was born 1658-1659 or later. It was probably the two older sisters who were actually born in Taunton.
I got his four siblings connected to him, and noticed that sister Catherine and brother Thomas are thought to have been born at Taunton, Massachusetts (rather than in Rhode Island). Would it perhaps be better to change his birth place to Taunton as well (but leave it marked as uncertain).