5795, 5859. Williams


  1. John Williams (d. 1668) m. Anna ____ (d. aft. 1667); Scituate, Mass.
  2. Mary Williams (d. bef. 1696) m. 1651 Anthony Dodson (d. bef. 1692); Scituate, Mass.


The basic source for the composition of this family is the will of John Williams, summarized by George Ernest Bowman, Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Mayflower Descendant 17 (1915): 109-17, at 109. It has been claimed that Lucy, the wife of Robert Barker of Plymouth and Duxbury, was another child of this family, but Eugene Aubrey Stratton regards it as doubtful: Plymouth Colony: Its History and People, 1620–1691 (n. p.: Ancestry Incorporated, 1986), 240. Neither John’s own will nor that of his son John implicates any member of that family. For the will of the younger John, see Abstracts of Plymouth Colony Probate Records, Genealogical Advertiser 4 (1901): 25-7; and see also James Atkins Noyes, Barker Pedigree, New England Historical and Genealogical Register 53 (1899): 426-31.

Related surnames

2897, 2929. Dodson

Created 21 September 2012.
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