||William Marston Sr migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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William Marston, Sr. was born at Ormesby St. Margaret, in the county of Norfolk, England in about 1590. His father has been identified but not his mother. His nephew Robert also immigrated. Both men settled in Hampton. 
William married by 1615. It is likely that she immigrated with him. William and his first wife had at least five children. The last three were baptized in Hemeby, Norfolk. His son John was baptized there in 1630. He the last child born in England. 
William is said to have immigrated along with two brothers, probably in 1634. He is said to have been in Salem, Mass by 1636, moving a couple of times including to Newbury before settling by 1640 in Hampton, NH. Many of his neighbors from Ormesby, Eastow, Page, Moulton and Dow, also settled in Hampton. 
William served once as a Selectman for Hampton. His seat at the meeting house was in the first row, reflecting his high standing in his community. His wife, identifed as Goody Marston, was also sat in the first row for women. 
He was obviously not satisfied by the Puritan doctrine as he was fined for having Quaker books in his possession.
His first wife died, date unknown. By 1663 he was remarried to a much younger woman, known only as Sabina. They had one child, a daughter, named Tryphena.
William wrote his will in 1672 leaving some money to his older children. The bulk of his estate went to Tryphena.
Sabina remarried the following year, her husband's name was John Redman.
Wife number one is unknown. There is no document which gives a hint of her name. She is known only as Goody Marston in the Hampton records. There was a younger William Marston who lived in Salem who married a woman named Sarah by 1653. They had multiple children, all born in Salem. This maybe the source of the name Sarah. Her Find A Grave bio claims that her parents were Judah and Sarah Locke Goody. I cannot find any such people. In his entry in Torrey's Marriages, the Sarah is included as a possible name for his wife. This is not proof that her name is Sarah it is only a reflection of what is found in the literature about William Marston. 
Wife number two is known in the records as only Sabina. No surname is found in any record. Torrey offers two surnames found in the literature about William; Page and Locke. Libby, Noyes and Davis offers a convoluted theory for the Locke name, other genealogies claim she was the daughter of Robert and Lucy Page. The problem with the Page claim is that no serious Page researcher has included her as his child. Also very telling, is the fact that in Robert Page's will he names all his children and many grandchildren. There is no mention of a Sabina or Tryphena. 
Date: 25 JUN 1672 Place: Hampton, New Hampshire The Last Will and Testament of William Marston, Sr., of Hampton, N.H. - Being through the mercy of God of perfit & sound memory & understanding as followeth: I bequeath my soule to Him that gave it, & my boddie to the earth, - I give to my eldest son Thomas Marston, five shillings, and to my son William Marston, five shillings, and to my son John Marston, five shillings, & to my duaghter Prudence Coxes, five shillings, to be paid within a twelef-month after my decease. All the rest of my estate, goods, chattelles, debtes, moveables, & what else is in any manner appertaining, or belonging unto me, I give unto my daughter Trifana; & I doue make my beloved wife Sabina my sole excetketer unto this my Last Will & Testament, and for the confirmation hereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seall, the 25th of Juen one thousand six hundred seventy & two. The Mark of William Marston, Sr.
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On 9 Jun 2018 at 16:04 GMT Richard Marston wrote:
On 8 Jun 2018 at 02:55 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 8 Jun 2018 at 00:54 GMT Anne B wrote:
Thank you, a great find.
On 3 Jun 2018 at 20:05 GMT Richard Marston wrote:
Ormesby, Norfolk to Hampton, New Hampshire", pp.122, 137, June, 1999. This is a thesis submitted for her PhD at University of East Anglia and lists a lot of information on family connections, background and sources for anyone researching the Ormesby migrant families.
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