John Williams
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John Williams (abt. 1624 - 1694)

Capt. John Williams
Born about in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1666 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
[children unknown]
Died at about age 70 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Capt John Williams, the son of John and Anna Williams was born circa 1624 in England. He emigrated to Massachusetts with his parents as a child, and was in Scituate by 1632[1] [2]

In 1666, John married Elizabeth Lathrop[3], and had no children. According to the sources noted here, the couple lived apart for many years.

On June 5, 1666, “Elizabeth the wife of John Williams exhibited a complaint against her said husband… for many abusive carriages towards her both in word and deed by defaming her in rendering her to be a whore and psisting in his refusing to pforme marriage duty unto her… withheld nessesary comforts and coveniencyes… carryed bitterly towards her… endeavored to reproach, insnare, and betray her,” and John Williams “was at this Court put upon tryall by a jury of his equalls and a verdict brought against him and that they found her complaint to bee true or just.” Further, “The Court haveing seriously considered of the matter doe judge that it is not safe or convenient for her to live with her husband… alow her ten pounds yearly to maintaine her while shee thuse absent from him… and for that hee hath greatly defamed and otherwise abused his said wife… wee adjudge him to stand in the street or market place by the post with an inscription over him that may declare to the world his unworthy carriages… Att the earnest request of his wife this pte of the centence was remitted and not executed.”[4]

John Williams was accused of mistreatment and misuse on seperate occassions by John Barker, and Deborah Barker, being once discribed as “the most evil man in the world.”

Capt. John Williams died on June 22, 1694, in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, either approximately 70 or 73 years old.[5] He left a will[6] written October 15, 1691 and proved July 10, 1694.

Capt John Williams BIRTH unknown DEATH 22 Jun 1694 Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA BURIAL Men of Kent Cemetery Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA MEMORIAL ID 8650740 · View Source MEMORIAL PHOTOS 3 FLOWERS 15 Family Members Parents Photo John Williams unknown–1668

Spouse Elizabeth Lothrop Williams 1643 – unknown

Siblings Photo Anna Williams Barker 1618–1657

Inscription Here Lyeth Buried/ Ye Body of/ Cap't John Williams/ Aged about 73 Years/ Departed this life ye/ 22 of June 1694 Flowers • 15


  1. 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)
  2. Ancestors of Henry Rogers Winthrop and His Wife Alice Woodward Babcock, pages 38 (Barker), 562 (Williams) ([New York?], 1927)
  3. Torrey's New England Marriages, Volume 3, page 1679] New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015
  4. Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Vol.4;Pg.125-126
  6. 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

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