Apr. 3, 1648 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA
The son of JOHN & MARY IVES, William married HANNAH DICKERMAN on June 14, 1639 in Wallingford, Conn.
He probably came on the good ship, "Truelove" from London to Boston in 1635 at 28 years of age. He signed the New Haven Fundamental Agreement on June 4, 1639 and was administered the Oath of Fidelity on July 1, 1644 by Theophilus Eaton, Governor of the Colony of New Haven.
In 1643, there were three persons in the household of Wm Ives and his estate consisted of 6 1/4 acres from the first division, 1 1/4 acres of land in the neck, 1 1/2 acres of land in the meadow, nine acres of land from the 2nd division. He was taxed 4 shillings & 6 pence per year.
In 1648, the will of William Ives which was written April 3, 1648 & signed with his mark, now deceased, was approved. RICHARD MILES & ROGER ALLING (both my ancestors) were appointed to appraise it. He had a large estate for that time (981 pounds & 4 shillings). The will stipulated that all of his good, house & land were to go to his wife for the raising of their small children. Then when the oldest son, JOHN IVES (my ancestor) was 21, he was to recieve the house & land and the remaining three children were to be given one cow each. If John were to die, Joseph was to receive his portion.