William Pabodie was born about 1620, probably at St Albans, Hertford, England. His father was John Pabodie, as proved by his will of 1649. William's mother was possibly either Isabel Harper or Isabel Brittaine. These two profiles might represent the same person.
About 1635 the Pabodie family came to New England on the "Planter".
The Planter, under Master Nicholas Trerice/Travice, the Planter sailed from London April 2 or 11, 1635, arriving at Boston June 7, 1635. Hotten has Trarice, Nico for the master.
Oaths were sworn: (see roll order)
March 22, 1634 or 1635 at Stepney, London
April 1, 1635 at St. Albans, Herefordshire
April 3, 1635 at Anckstrey, Herefordshire
April 6, 1635 unk location
April 10, 1635 at Sudbury, Suffolk
April 11, 1635 unk location
Peabody, Francis 21, husbandman (From St Albans to Hampton, Ref: NEGR 2/154 36 pg 69); with certificate from St. Albans Parish : Francis Peabody, originally spelled Peboddy (note: brother of William)
Children of William and Elizabeth (Alden) PABODIE, all recorded at Duxbury by William (VR, 114 and MD, 1:163, 9: 171-72):
JOHN,3 b. 4 Oct 1645; d. Duxbury, 17 Nov. 1669 (VR, 397); unm. On 18 November 1669 a Coroner's Jury found "that he rydeying on the road, his horse caryed him underneath a bow of a young tree and violently forcing his head into the body thereof brake his skull, which we doe judge was the cause of his death" (PCR, 5:19). John was named in his grandfather John Paybody's will of 16 July 1649 from which he received "my lott of Land at the new plantation" (MD, 17:23).
MARTHA, b. 24 Feb. 1650; m. (1) SAMUEL SEABURY, (2) WILLIAM FOBES.
PRISCILLA [Prisillah], b. 16 Nov. 1652; d. Duxbury, 2 March 1652/3 (vR, 397).
PRISCILLA [Prisillah], b. 15 Jan. 1653/4; m. ICHABOD WISWALL
SARAH, b. 7 Aug. 1656; m. JOHN COE.
RUTH, b. 27 June 1658; m. BENJAMIN4 BARTLETT.
REBECCA [Rebeckah], b. 16 Oct. 1659/60; m. WILLIAM SOUTHWORTH.
HANNAH, b. 15 Oct. 1662; m. (1) SAMUEL4 BARTLETT, (2) JOHN CHURCHILL.
WILLIAM, b. 24 Nov. 1664; d. 17 Sep 1744; m. (1) JUDITH4 TILDEN, (2) ELIZABETH (THROOPE) PECK, (3) MARY (MORGAN) STARR.
LYDIA [Lideah], b. 3 April 1667, or 21 Apr 1662; m. DANIEL GRINNELL.
William Pabodie was a proprietor of Freetown, Bridgewater (Massachusetts) and Little Compton, Rhode Island. He was involved in many land transactions. William grew up in Duxbury with his father then took for himself various occupations: Yeoman (1648), boatman (1672), and planter, land surveyor. Served in General Court at Plymouth, through 1654-1663, and 1668-1682. Also a school teacher, William taught at Little Compton, as well as serving as secretary and record keeper of the first proprietors of Little Compton.
William was a resident of Little Compton when he made his will on May 13, 1707. He died 13 Dec 1707 Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Will of William Pabodie
In his will of 13 May 1707, William Pabodie of Little Compton, "for the settleing & Continueing peace in my family and amongst my Children after my Decease do order my estate in the world as followeth," to his wife (not named) all the housing and lands the part of in Little Compton called the "three quarters of a mile square," the east end of the house for the term of her widowhood, all household stuff except one set of green curtains already given to daughter "Lidea Greenil," all of the livestock, money and the bills; if she remarried she was only to receive her dower thirds. His only surviving son, William, had received some property by deed of gift and was to receive the whole of the housing and lands in Little Compton after his mother's death, as well as all of the books not otherwise disposed of. Grandsons Stephen Southworth, son of daughter Rebecah deceased, and William and John Pabodie, Sons of William, receved the one third of the land at "weskanauge westward of the town of Providence in Rhod Island...not as yet bound out nor Divided Namely one whole share I purchased of Philip Taber [in a deed dated 12 November 1685]," and two thirds of the land in the same area bought by son-in-law William "Foabs" from Shuball Painter on 8 March 1682 and then signed over to son-in-law Ichabod Wiswall and himself. The other two shares of the Taber land had been sold to sons-in-law Edward Southworth and William Fobes, and the other third of the Painter land was sold to Edward Southworth. Pabodie gave one shilling each to his "naturall" daughters (i.e. legitimate biological daughters as opposed to daughters-in-law) Mary, Mercey, Martha, Priscilla, Ruth, Sarah, Hannah, Lidia, the heirs of daughter Elizabeth, and the heirs of daughter Rebecah. The widow and son were named executors and the will was witnessed by John Woodman, Peter Taylor, and Samuel Willbore. Witnesses were sworn on 27 February 1707(18] and on that day bond was given by "m" Elizabeth Pabodie and her son william Pabodie.”
The inventory of William's estate, taken on 30 December 1707, was valued at £407.14.00, most of which was the 70 acres of undescribed land valued at £315. The share of land at "washquanoug" was not valued. The will was recorded 1 March 1707[/8] and William Pabodie filed an executor's account on 7 September 1709 in which be lists legacies paid to "sisters" Mary, Mercey, Martha, Prissilla, Sarah, Ruth, Hannah, and Lidiah; to "the heirs of sister Elizabeth"; and to "husband of sister Rebecca".
↑ 15.015.1 Bristol Co PR, 2:193-94, 268-69, 295; MD, 6:129-35 reproduces entire text of will and inventory; Bristol PR Abstracts, 1:39.
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.
Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.)
Genealogy of Mary Jane Bradway, Married Asa Rufus Snow, Compiled by Kearney W. Greenwald and wife Frieda Greenwald, From Research by Bette Bradway, a professional genealogist worker.
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 some percentage of DNA with William: