Major Simon Willard

Male 1605 - 1676  (~ 71 years)


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  • Christened 7 Apr 1605  Horsemonden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Emigration 1634  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    He came to New England with his wife, Mary, and his two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. 
    Moved to 1635  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Residence 1660  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Offices Held 3 Feb 1667  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was elected a Selectman. 
    Residence 1672  Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Deed 16 Jul 1674  Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    He deeded land to his son, Henry Willard and Henry's wife, Mary. 
    Residence 1676  Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 24 Apr 1676  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7
    Buried 27 Apr 1676  Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. Margery Willard,   b. 6 Nov 1602, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Simon Willard,   c. 7 Apr 1605, Horsemonden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1676, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     
    Person ID I665  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 15 May 2019 

    Father Richard Willard,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1616, Horsemonden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margery Humphrie,   c. 25 May 1572, Horsemonden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 12 Dec 1608, Horsemonden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1601  Horsemonden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Sharpe,   b. 16 Oct 1614, Horsemonden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Oct 1628  Marden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 9
    Children 
     1. Mary Willard,   b. Abt 1631, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1656 to 1661, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     2. Elizabeth Willard,   b. Abt 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young
     3. Josiah Willard,   b. Abt 1635, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1674, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     4. Elizabeth Willard,   b. Abt 1636, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1690, Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     5. Dorothy Willard,   b. Abt 1638, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young
     6. Samuel Willard,   b. 31 Jan 1639/40, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1707, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Sarah Willard,   b. 24 Jul 1642, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1677/78, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 15 May 2019 
    Family ID F641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Dunster,   c. 26 Apr 1619, Bolholt, Bury Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1651/52, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1643  [1, 2, 9
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F2074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Dunster,   c. 5 Dec 1630, Bury Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1715, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 1652  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 9
    • Lawson (1998) gives their marriage date as 19 July, clearly a transcription error [1]
    Children 
     1. Abovehope Willard,   b. 30 Oct 1646, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1663, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     2. Simon Willard,   b. 23 Nov 1649, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1731, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Mary Willard,   b. 7 Sep 1653, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1685  (Age 31 years)
     4. Henry Willard,   b. 4 Jun 1655, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1701, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. John Willard,   b. 12 Feb 1656/57, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1726, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Daniel Willard,   b. 26 Dec 1658, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1708, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. Joseph Willard,   b. 4 Jan 1660/61, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1721, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. Hope Willard,   b. 1663, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1663, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Benjamin Willard,   b. 1665, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1732, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     10. Hannah Willard,   b. 6 Oct 1666, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Jonathan Willard,   b. 14 Dec 1669, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1706, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     12. Elizabeth Willard,   b. Abt 1671, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young
     13. Dorothy Willard,   b. Abt 1673, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 7 Apr 1605 - Horsemonden, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Oct 1628 - Marden, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - He came to New England with his wife, Mary, and his two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. - 1634 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - 1635 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1652 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1660 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was elected a Selectman. - 3 Feb 1667 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1672 - Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - He deeded land to his son, Henry Willard and Henry's wife, Mary. - 16 Jul 1674 - Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1676 - Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Apr 1676 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Apr 1676 - Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1047] Lawson, Stephen M. Ancestry of Stephen Lawson - Willard-Hosmer , (Online http://sml.simplenet.com/ancestries/willard.html. Printout dated 22 March 1998).

    2. [S1048] Potter, Charles Edward. Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Mass. and Their Descendants in Part to the Present Generation, (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1887).

    3. [S88] Paige, Lucius R. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register , (Boston: H. O. Houghton and Company, 1877).

    4. [S616] Mahler, Leslie. "New Information on Massachusetts Bay Colonists from Kent, England" , (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, volume 80, January 2005).

    5. [S479] Roper, Kenneth L. The Ropers A Biographical Record from Circa 1300 to 1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    6. [S617] Green, Samuel A. "Material for the History of Groton, a Copy of an Ancient Deed" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume VII, 1853).

    7. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879).

    8. [S67] Ancestral File, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

    9. [S622] Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Genealogical Research in England - Dunster" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume LXXX, 1926).



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