Anna (Williams) Blish
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Anna (Williams) Blish (1618 - 1657)

Anna "Hannah" [uncertain] Blish formerly Williams aka Barker
Born in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1632 [location unknown]
Wife of — married 26 May 1653 in Barnstable, Plymouth County, Plymouth Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Scituate, Plymouth Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2009 | Last significant change: 17 Jul 2021
18:47: Steven Losey added Anna (Williams) Blish (1618-1657) as mother of Abraham Blish (1654-). [Thank Steven for this]
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Contents

Biography

Hannah or Anna Williams was the daughter of John and Anna[1] (unknown) Williams of Scituate. Her father died between December and March 1667 (dates his will was written and probated). Specifically, he left an inheritance to his grandchildren, the children of John Barker: Anna (Barker) Pratt, Deborah (Barker) Burden, Mary Barker, John Barker and Abraham Barker. He also mentioned Abraham Blish, and his widow Elizabeth[2] [3] [1] [4] [5] [6]

Hannah or Anna Williams married twice, first to John Barker circa 1632, and second to Abraham Blish circa 1654[7] [1] [8] [5]

John Barker was a bricklayer who purchased the right to run a ferry, and drowned in 1652. There was an inquest on December 14, 1652[9] [10] [1] [11]

Abraham Blish buried his first wife Ann on May 16, 1651, and married Hannah Barker. Their son Abraham was born 16 October, 1654. He buried his wife Hannah on March 16, 1658. This record also shows the birth of Abraham's oldest children Sarah (December 2, 1641) and Joseph (April 4, 1648), and the marriage to his third wife Alice Derby January 4, 1658[12] [5]

Family Record

The following record is found in the Barnstable Town Vital Records, Vol. 1:395 [portions in brackets and italicized are additions made by Hinckley]:

"Abraham Blish [and Ann Pratt of Duxbury] his Daughter Sarah born 2nd Decmr. 1644 [Ply. Rec. 1641. Sarah was bap. by Mr Lothrop Dec. 5, 1641][This record is somewhat confused]
Joseph his Son born 1 of April 1648 [Ply. Rec Apr 5]
Anne his Wife of ye sd Abraham Died 16 of May 1651

Abraham Blish & Hannah Barker [wid.] Married [Ch. Rec. May 26, 1653]
his Son Abraham born About 16 of Octor 1654 [Died between Feb 4, 1724 & 8 Mar. in Boston, was a Hatter; Inventory £3312]
Hannah his Wife Died About ye 16 of Feb : or March 1657 [Ply. Rec. buried abt. 16 Mar. 1658.]

ye sd Abraham Blish Married With Alice Derbe [Ply. Rec. Derbey Wid.] ye 4 of January 1658
ye sd Abraham Blish Deceased ye 7th of Sept. 1683.[13]

Death

Hannah or Ann (Williams) (Barker), widow of John, by 1654, Barnstable. She died 16 February 1657[14] [1]

Burial Old Winslow Burying Ground, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA[15]

Birth date is speculative [16]


Daughter of John & Ann Williams. Died in Feb 1657/8. Memorialized as Anna Barker on cenotaph at Old Winslow Cemetery.


Spouse:

John Barker (____ - 1652)

Children:

Deborah Barker Barden (1639 - 1721)*

Anna Williams Barker BIRTH 1618 England DEATH 16 Feb 1657 (aged 38–39) Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA BURIAL Old Winslow Burying Ground Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA MEMORIAL ID 34277425 · View Source MEMORIAL PHOTOS 2 FLOWERS 9 PLANT TREES Daughter of John & Ann Williams. Died in Feb 1657/8. Memorialized as Anna Barker on cenotaph at Old Winslow Cemetery.

Family Members Parents Photo John Williams unknown–1668

Spouse Photo John Barker unknown–1652

Siblings Photo John Williams unknown–1694

Children Deborah Barker Barden 1639–1721

Photo Mary Barker Wood 1647–1711

Photo John Barker 1651–1729

Flowers • 9

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Barker Pedigree, Volume 53, page 427 of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)
  2. Mayflower Descendant Volume 17, page 109 shows the will of John Williams Sr, an extract from Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, found in Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899- . (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010)
  3. Abstract from will of John Williams found in Volume 4, page 25-7 of The genealogical advertiser; a quarterly magazine of family history by Greenlaw, Lucy Hall ed; Publication date 1901; Publisher Cambridge, Mass., Lucy H. Greenlaw
  4. Ancestors of Henry Rogers Winthrop and His Wife Alice Woodward Babcock, pages 38 (Barker), 562 (Williams) ([New York?], 1927)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Genealogy of the Blish Family in America, pages 9-14 by Blish, James Knox, (n.p.: [H. L. Throop], 1905)
  6. Some Ancestral Lines; Being a Record of Some of the Ancestors of Guilford: Solon Tingley and His Wife, Martha Pamelia Meyers, Collected by Their Son, Raymon Meyers Tingley, page 38-9, page 441, by Tingley, Raymon Meyers, (Tuttle, Rutland, Vt, 1935)
  7. Torrey's New England Marriages, Volume 1, page 86 New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015
  8. The Pioneers of Massachusetts page 32 by Pope, Charles Henry, (Boston: C. H. Pope, 1900)
  9. Mayflower Descendant Volume 11, page 156 found in Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899- . (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010)
  10. Volume 5 (1851), page 259 of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)
  11. History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, Volume 2, page 224 by Winsor, Justin, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849)
  12. Plymouth Colony Vital Records found in Volume 18, page 197 of Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899- . (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010)
  13. Records of Barnstable, MA, from the Gustavus A. Hinckley Collection, Software (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 2001), pp. 6-7, citing original Barnstable Vol. 1:395
  14. Barnstable, Massachusetts Vital Records Reference page 52
  15. Find A Grave: Memorial #34277425 Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  16. Entered by Tom Bredehoft 27/5/2013

See also:

  • Torrey provides the following sources (I did not check them all): Mayflower Descendant Volume 3, page 128 (3:128), 11:156, 17:109, 18:197; Gen Adv 4:25; Reg 5:259, 53:427, Pope's Pioneers 32; Duxbury 2: 224; Barker 231; Savage 1:115, 200; Winthrop-Babcock 38, 562; Blish 9; Tingley-Meyers 38-39
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/34277425/anna-barker : accessed 14 June 2021), memorial page for Anna Williams Barker (1618–16 Feb 1657), Find a Grave Memorial ID 34277425, citing Old Winslow Burying Ground, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) .

Acknowledgements

  • This person was created through the import of Reba Family Tree_2011-03-12.ged on 13 March 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Williams-11515 created through the import of Bartlett_Barden_Gray Family.ged on Jun 11, 2012 by David Bartlett.
  • WikiTree profile Williams-4845 created through the import of Lent_Vise_2011-05-11aa.ged on May 26, 2011 by Bryan Sypniewski.
  • This profile developed through the merging of Williams-11515 into Williams-3372..
  • Information developed from Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 February 2018), memorial page for Anna Williams Barker (1618–16 Feb 1657), Find A Grave: Memorial #34277425, citing Old Winslow Burying Ground, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) .


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Williams-17227 and Williams-89 appear to represent the same person because: same dates, parents, spouse (barker) and children.
posted by Laurie Giffin
This was the second wife of Abraham Blish, not the first. The death date aligns with the sources for her.
posted by S (Hill) Willson

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