||John Williams migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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His wife Anna died February 16 1657
John Williams was made guardian for John Barker (presumably his grandson by his daughter Anna). John Barker later sued John Williams over the way he had executed his duties. Succeeding in this suit, he sued again for more money, this time ending in non-suit. John Williams then countersued for defamation, and this again ended in nonsuit.
Executrix was his daughter Mary Dodson, with "overseers" of his last will and testament Thomas Kinge senr., Isack Chettenden of Scittuate, and Ensign Marke Eames of Marshfield. Witnesses were Mr. Thomas Kinge and Mr. Nicholas Baker.
Birth date is speculative 
John was born about 1600. He passed away after 1677.
John was one of the Conihassett Partners of Scituate. He was a freeman in Scituate in 1639. He was a deputy from Scituate in 1643, 1644, 1647 and 1648.
In his will, John Williams, Sr. of Scituate mentions his daughter Mary Dodson, his son John, [granddaughter] Ann, the wife of John Pratt, [granddaughter] Deborah, the wife of William Bordon, [granddaughter] Mary Barker, grandchildren John and Abraham Barker and Nicholas Baker of Scituate.
John Williams BIRTH unknown England DEATH 1668 Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA BURIAL Men of Kent Cemetery Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA MEMORIAL ID 205531501 · View Source MEMORIAL PHOTOS 1 FLOWERS 2 PLANT TREES The following is written by Samuel Deane in his HISTORY OF SCITUATE, MASSACHUSETTS: FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO 1831, Boston (1831): James Loring [Publisher], page 385:
"John Williams came, we believe, with Mr. Hatherly from London 1632, and took up a farm on the north side of Scituate Harbour, very early. In 1646 he was one of the Conihasset partners, when his farm was included in Mr. Hatherly's 400 acres, which he accepted as his quarter of the purchase. The house which was erected by John Williams as early as 1634, has been built upon since, and if tradition be true, there is one part of the original building preserved. The massive beams, the wooden walls, interlined with brick, and the port holes, witness that it was a garrison house, as we know from records that it was. It is the oldest house in Scituate, if this be the original house. The Stockbridge house was built 20 years later. We think there are few if any older houses in New England than these.
One of the most noteworthy seventeen century homes in America, the Williams-Barker house is said to be the second oldest standing house in the United States. In this historic building, the heavy beams and wooden walls, once pierced for portholes, bear witness to its use as a garrison in the year 1676. John Williams, the builder of the house, moved to Scituate with Mr. Hatherly from London. That he was of the same family of Oliver Cromwell is a tradition in the town.
Upon the death of John Williams, his son Captain John Williams inherited the house and farm of some two hundred acres. He was the captain of the military company that pursued King Philip to Mount Hope and commanded the right wing of the ambuscade when the chief was killed. The courageous captain died in 1694 and his gravestone, the oldest one in the Scituate burial ground, can still be seen.
John Williams, of Scituate Birthdate: 1592 Birthplace: Probably England, (Present UK) Death: 1667 (74-75) Scituate, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA) Immediate Family: Husband of Ann Williams Father of Anna Blish; Lucy Barker; Edward Williams; Capt John Williams Jr; Ann Agnes Williams and 5 others Emigration Year: 1638 Managed by: Ed Ekins Last Updated: September 2, 2018 View Complete Profile view all Immediate Family
Ann Williams wife
Anna Blish daughter
Lucy Barker daughter
Edward Williams son
Capt John Williams Jr son
Ann Agnes Williams daughter
John Williams son
Mary Williams daughter
Lydia Williams daughter
Sarah Williams daughter
Joseph Williams son About John Williams, of Scituate His mother is unknown. The name of his father is not proven.
His will was dated 19 December, 1677. His father may have been a Nathaniel. His mother is unknown.
John Williams. Born ca 1600.
Otis and Deane claim that John came to Scituate in 1632, but the earliest record of him in New England is on 5 Mar 1638/9 when he was propounded for a freeman of Plymouth Colony. The likely time of arrival for John is late in the 1630s.
It is sometimes said that John Williams was a son of a Nathaniel Williams.
John married Ann ______.
Their children include:
Ann Williams (-16 Mar 1657/8) Capt. John Williams (ca 1624-22 Jun 1694) Edward Williams (-1671) Mary Williams One source listed as Sir John Williams.
Since the Pilgrims arrived in the 1620's I beleive that this generation was born in England. The wife of John Williams was Ann. His children were John, Ann, Edward and Mary. Mary married Anthony Dodson of Scituate 1651 (see Dodson). Ann, the oldest of the family, married John Barker of Duxbury 1632. Edward was a householder in 1647. His house was on Kent street, at the corner where the cart way turns toward the 3d. Cliff. He deceased 1671, leaving no family; John his brother administered. Capt. John was a householder in 1647, and bore arms 1643. He succeeded his father in his residence. He was a man of energy and activity, both in civil affairs and in war. He was commander of a company in Philip's war, and constantly on duty from March to the Autumn in 1676. He commanded the right wing of the ambuscade at the time when Philip fell. He lived to a good old age, and deceased in Scituate 1694, leaving no family, and making his sister's son, Williams Barker, his principal legatee."
[The book referenced above is now in the public domain.]
An Abstract of the Will of John Williams
[the Will Of John Williams, Sr.]
[fol. 50] "John Williams senir of Scittuate " made his will 19 December, 1667*, and it was probated at Plymouth "the fift Day of March 1667 " * on the oaths of the two witnesses, "Mr Thomas Kinge" and "Mr Nicholas Baker". Bequests were as follows: To "my Daughter Mary Dodson all my land both upland and meddow lying within Cohassett bounds" also "all my house all goods beding Chest and Apparrell Linnin and woolen Cloth with all my bonds bills and Debts" also "ten oxen and steers and thirteen Cowes and my horse;" To "my son Edward Williams ten pounds;" To "my son John Williams five pounds ;" To "my three Grandchildren the Daughters of John Barker fifteen pounds That is to say To Anna the wife of John Pratt the sume of six pounds and to Deborah the wife of William Burden the sume of five pounds and to Mary Barker the sume of four pounds;" To "my two grandchildren John Barker and Abraham Barker five shillings apeece;" To "Nicholas Baker of Scittuate forty shillinges" "all the aforsaid Legacyes shalbe payed within one yeare after my Decease in Currant New England pay; all the rest of my goods and Chattles not given and bequeathed my Debts and legacyes being payed I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Dodson aforsaid" The daughter, Mary Dodson, is to be sole executrix; and "my trusty and welbeloved frinds Thomas Kinge senir: and Isacke Chettenden of Scittuate and Ensigne Marke Eames of Marshfeild to be overseers of this my last Will" The will was signed by a mark.
Family Members Children Photo John Williams unknown–1694
Photo Anna Williams Barker 1618–1657
Gravesite Details No grave marker remains for John Williams. His grave is said to be near that of his son, Captain John Williams, whose grave marker is the earliest remaining marker in the cemetery.
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Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/205531501/john-williams : accessed 14 June 2021), memorial page for John Williams (unknown–1668), Find a Grave Memorial ID 205531501, citing Men of Kent Cemetery, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Requiesce In Pace (contributor 50075301) .
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