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William traveled to Virginia Colony with Francis and Elizabeth Weeks in or after 1684.
On 28 September 1684 "apprenticed in London: William Sismore, son of Michael Sismore of London, dec'd, to Francis & Elizabeth Weeks for 9 years in Virginia. William Sismore chr. 10 Mar 1670 London, London Co., England, son of: Michael & Martha Sismore."
He may also have been named William Ephraim Sizemore, a typical Jewish double name. How related he was to William "the Emigrant" Sizemore ca. 1685 or William and Martha Sizemore in the 1623 Virginia list or Sizemore listed among Barbados settlers is unknown. He may have been the first Native American in the line, accounting for Q lineage of many Sizemores (probably not -- see under Henry Sizemore).
A Margery Sisemore appears as a witness to the will of Richard Homes of Bristol Parish in Henrico Co, VA on 2 Apr 1712.
In the land records of Brunswick Co, VA appears this record: 17 Oct 1741 ::Joseph Cloud enters 200 acres on north side of Banister River beginning below mouth of Wynne's Creek thence up the Creek and River. Transferred to Edward Owen and sold to William Sizemore.
According to the research of Alan Lerwick, William also appears in a Court record of Henrico Co, VA in Nov 1741, as does his son, Ephraim.
In the land records of Halifax Co, VA appears these records
It appears that William Sizemore died about 1755 in Halifax Co, VA. He was probably about 86 years old since he and Margery were married about 1692 in Henrico County, VA (and he was likely about 23 when they married). He appears to be still alive for part of 1755 as he is cited with his wife Margery in the Land Records of Halifax Co, VA, (See above 1.) but then on 4 November 1755 only Margery is cited in the Land Records (See above 2.)
Sizemore is a name first noted 1432 in Essex, England, usually spelled Sismore. Sismore means - Six Marks, probably referring to soldier's pay. According to UK sources, it dates from 1066.
William Sizemore has been said to be the forefather of the North American Sizemores - the first Sizemore immigrant to North America on record. However, in 1626 a William Sizemore was granted a patent by the "Corporation for Charles Cittie" for 100 acres upon the "Apmatucke River" in Virginia. This is a much EARLIER Sizemore!
Fatherhood is a much debated topic in Sizemore genealogy as many, but not all, male Sizemores carry the genetic haplotype common to Native Americans. The question unanswered with surety is which European Sizemore ancestor was cuckolded by a handsome native, but perhaps a native son took the name of Sizemore or was adopted into a Sizemore family.
DNA testing by FamilyTreeDNA reveals more than six different haplogroups of Sizemores. Clearly, though they bear his name, all of these men are not direct genetic descendants of our London born pioneer, William Sizemore .
Researcher Ron Blevins makes a very good point on his webpage. He writes, "the fact that the given name Michael was non existent in the early Virginia Sizemore families has to raise a "red flag" that seriously questions the theory of William, son of Michael, as the progenitor of the Virginia Sizemore families."
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