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Martha Williams (abt. 1624 - abt. 1737)

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Martha Williams
Born about in Englandmap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about in Colony of Virginiamap [uncertain]
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A Martha Williams was transported to Virginia prior to 29 November 1665, the year that George Dillard patented 250 acres in New Kent County (later King and Queen County when created in 1691), Virginia for transporting five persons including Martha to the county. [1]

The patent was for a headright grant for transporting

  1. Jno. Richardson,
  2. Peter Stone,
  3. Margtt. Williams,
  4. Martha Wms. (Williams),
  5. Wm. Worts.

Research Notes

Unproved Marriage to George Dillard

Popular genealogies often show Martha Williams married to George Dillard. While there is a record showing that George Dillard had a wife, there is no documentation as to whom she was. The only possible source currently known for the impression that Martha Williams was married to George Dillard is the 1665 patent. However, the patent also names a Margaret Williams, who might be Martha's sister, so George could as easily be the husband of Margaret or anyone else.

Original Unsourced Gedcom Material

All of the material below should be considered unsourced, being derived only from an database.


  • Martha /Williams/[2]
  • Name: Martha /Williams Or Breckinridge/[3]


Martha Williams was born in 1624 in Wiltshire, England[2][3]


She arrived in Virginia in 1665 [2]


In 1665 in King and Queen, Virginia, she married George Dillard. [2]


Martha Williams died in 1737 in Virginia. [2][3]


Martha and George had the following children:

  1. James Stephen Dillard
  2. John Dillard
  3. George Dillard
  4. Mary Dillard
  5. Sally Dillard
  6. Edward Dillard
  7. Henry Dillard
  8. Nicholas Dillard
  9. Thomas Dillard
  10. Edgar Dillard


  1. Nugent, Nell Marion. 1963. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1660 Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1963, originally Richmond, Virginia, 1934. Volume 1, p 541, Patent Book 5, p.456.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Database online. Data: Record for James Stephen Dillard. Record for Nicholas Dillard
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Database online. Record for George Dillard


  • WikiTree profile Williams-10863 created through the import of Bowden-Riley Family.ged on Apr 16, 2012 by Sam Bowden. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Sam and others.

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Hey Sam,

Working on cleaning up the Dillard's. Do you have access to the Ancestry files that reference Martha Williams as the wife of George Dillard, mother of these children? If so, could you please post the source information for this supposition? Thanks, Mags

posted by Mags Gaulden

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