Berry, William

Birth Name Berry, William
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


From Rob Roy, p. 3: "He was sent circa 1631 to New Hampshire, by Capt. John Mason. He was living on 25 May 1640 in Strawberry Bank, now Hampton, New Hampshire. He became a freeman on 18 May 1642 in Newbury, Massachusetts [n.b. William Berry is on the list of first settlers of Newbury]. He was a proprietor on 7 December 1642 in Newbury, Massachusetts. He was granted land on 31 January 1648 in Sandy Beach, now Rye, New Hampshire. He served on a grand jury on 8 October 1650. He was granted land on 13 January 1652 in Sandy Beach, now Rye, New Hampshire, of another 40 acres." Roy's text documents this with many standard references.

Noyes et al (p. 90) state that William was at Strawberry Bank before 1636 and that his widow Jane deposed in 1686 that they were in the area prior to the arrival of Francis Williams. William was also a constable for the lower Strawberry Bank in 1650.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth   England    
Death before 1654-06-28 Rye, Rockingham Co, NH    


Family of Berry, William and (Drake), Jane

Married Wife (Drake), Jane ( * about 1619 + after 1686 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage between 1634 and 1635 Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH Marriage of BERRY, William and ?, JANE  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Berry, Elizabethbetween 1633 and 1635after 1708-05-00
Berry, Johnabout 1637before 1717
Berry, Josephabout 1639FEB 1716/17
Berry, Maryabout 1641between 1706 and 1710
Berry, Rachelabout 1643before 1706-02-12
Berry, Jamesabout 1645after 1718
Berry, Williamabout 1647between 1704 and 1708