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Lt. William French

Male 1603 - 1681  (78 years)


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  • Name William French 
    Prefix Lt. 
    Baptism 15 Mar 1603  [1
    Born 16 Mar 1603  Fenchurch, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Nov 1681  Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3916  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2016 

    Father Thomas French,   b. Oct 1584, Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Nov 1639, Ipswich, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Anne Maplesden,   b. Abt 1580, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1607  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1602  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F5370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Godfrey Symmes,   b. Abt 1604, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1668, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 1625  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis French,   b. 10 Apr 1625, Halstead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1691, Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Elizabeth French,   b. Abt 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1697, Dedham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. Mary French,   b. Abt 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1672, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     4. Cpl. John French,   b. 1 Feb 1635, Halstead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1712, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Sarah French,   b. Mar 1638, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1694, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     6. Jacob French,   b. 16 Jan 1639, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1713, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Hannah French,   b. 2 Feb 1641, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1642, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. Hannah French,   b. 16 Feb 1643, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1674, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     9. Samuel French,   b. 3 Dec 1645, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1646  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F5119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Lothrop,   b. 4 Oct 1640, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1735, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 96 years) 
    Married 6 May 1669  Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah French,   b. 29 Oct 1671, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1727, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Abigail French,   b. 14 Apr 1673, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1674, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Hannah French,   b. 25 Jan 1676, Billerica, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1766, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F5120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 May 1669 - Billerica, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Nov 1681 - Billerica, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William migrated to New England in 1635 aboard the Defence, Thom as Bostock, master. On 3 July 1635 William French, 30 and Elisa, his w ife, 32 were mentioned as servant to Roger Harlakenden, who took the Oa th of Allegiance & Supremacy from the Minister & Justice of Peace. Wil liam, being a servant, would not have been eligible to take this oath. T hey embarked on 4 July 1635 with his family: "Elizabeth French, 30; Eli zabeth French, 6; Marie French, 2-1/2; Francis French, 10; Jo: French, 5 m o." were all listed as beng from Fenchurch, London, Middlesex, England. T hey sailed from London[6,16,17].


      -- MERGED NOTE ------------

      An immigrant ancestor who arrived aboard the "Defence" with his wife and four children; Edward Bostock, Master, which had left England after 18 July 1635 and arrived in Boston 8 October 1635

  • Sources 
    1. [S1306] Assorted Genealogical Notes, Subject: Various (1997, 1998), p. 155. from "The Frenchline," Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer 1984.