William Pabodie was born about 1620, probably at St Albans, Hertford, England. His father was John Pabodie, as proved by his will of 1649. About 1635 the Pabodie family came to New England on the "Planter". (See note below on possible mother.)
William married Elizabeth Alden, daughter of Pilgrim John Alden, at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony on December 26, 1644. Thirteen children were born into the family, who resided at Duxbury.
He was a proprietor of Freetown, Bridgewater (Massachusetts) and Little Compton, Rhode Island. He was involved in many land transactions. He served as town clerk, selectman, and a deputy to the General Court. He quite active in the community, serving on juries, grand juries committees.
He was a resident of Little Compton when he made his will on May 13, 1707.
Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Mass: 2002.
Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1862) Vol III p375 - John Pabodie's will of July 16, 1649, which was probated April 27, 1667 mentions wife Isabel, sons Thomas, Francis and William, daughter Annis Rouce, two grandsons named John.