French, William

Birth Name French, William
Gender male
Age at Death 78 years, 8 months, 5 days


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REFN: ems-jw
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Ancestral File Number:<AFN> 8GXW-RS
1635 of Cambridge,MA
1636 - becameFreeman of Cambridge, MA
1652 - among 1st settlers of Billerica, MA
1660 - 1st Selectman of Billerica, also 1663



A study ofthe Emigrants and Emigration in Colonial Times to which areadded Lists of Passengers to Boston and to the Bay Colony; the shipswhich brought them; their English Homes, and the Places of theirSettlement in Massachusetts. 1620-1640

By Charles Edward BanksBaltimore GenealogicalPublishing Co., 1961. Pages167-170.

The Ship DEFENCE of London, Edward Bostock, Master. She sailed fromLondon about the last of July (1635) and arrived atBoston October 8,with about one hundred passengers.

Roger Harlakenden, 23, of Earl's Colne county Essex, Cambridge
Mrs. Elizabeth Harlakenden, 18
Mabel Harlakenden, 22

*(following indiv's listed as servants in Harlakenden party)* [RogerHarlakenden]

Anne Wood, 23
Samuel Shepard, 22
Joseph Cooke, 27
George Cooke, 25
William French, 30
Mrs. Elizabeth French, 32
Sarah Simes, 30

*(end of servants list in Harlakenden party)*
Mrs. Elizabeth French, 30, Cambridge
Francis French, 10
Elizabeth French, 6
Mary French,2 1/2
John French, 1/2


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1603-03-15 Halstead,Essex,England    
Death 1681-11-20 Billerica,Middlesex,Ma    
Christening 1603-03-15 Halstead,Co Essex,England    
Burial   Old South Cem    
Unknown 1635-10-08 Immigrant On The &quot;Defence&quot; Bullet  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father French, Thomas Edward15621613-01-27
Mother Olmstead, Anne (Agnes)15661624-02-11
    Brother     French, Thomas 1590 1620-03-02
         French, William 1603-03-15 1681-11-20
    Sister     French, Ann 1592 Deceased
    Sister     French, Mary 1592 1671-08-00
    Brother     French, Samuel about 1593 Deceased
    Brother     French, John 1594/1595 1638-03-11
    Sister     French, Ellanor 1597 Deceased
    Brother     French, Edward Son Of Thomas 1598-08-13 Deceased
    Sister     French, Elizabeth 1600 Deceased
    Sister     French, Margaret 1601 Deceased
    Brother     French, Robert 1605 1660
    Brother     French, Francis 1606-06-29 Deceased
    Sister     French, Jemima 1607-11-21 Deceased
    Brother     French, Jerrymya 1607-11-21 Deceased
    Sister     French, Dorothy 1609 Deceased
    Sister     French, Judith 1611 Deceased


Family of French, William and Godfrey, Elizabeth

Married Wife Godfrey, Elizabeth ( * 1603-10-26 + 1668-03-31 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1623-03-31 England Marriage of unknown  


Name Birth Date Death Date
French, Francisabout 1624Deceased
French, Elizabeth16251672-05-27
French, Mary16331672-05-27
French, John16351712-10-07
French, Sarah1638-03-001694-10-14
French, Hannah Dau Of William1640-02-021642-06-20
French, Jacob1640-03-161713-05-20
French, Hannah1644-02-161674-05-09
French, Samuel1645-12-031646-07-15

Family of French, William and Lathrop, Mary

Married Wife Lathrop, Mary ( * 1640-10-04 + after 1735 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1669-05-06 Billerica,Middlesex,Ma Marriage of unknown