|Birth: ||Jan., 1614, England|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1699|
WIFE: Elizabeth Dyer, married before 1646
Samuel Trescott (1646-1730)
Mary Trescott (1649- )
John Trescott (1651-1741)
Patience Trescott (1653-1707)
Elizabeth Trescott (1655-1705)
Abigail Trescott (1656- )
Martha Trescott (1660- )
Sarah Trescott (1662- )
Joseph Trescott (1668-1690)
Ye body of
Aged 85 years
Dec'd Sept ye 11
Tombstone transcription from: "Inscriptions from the Old Burial Ground in Dorchester, MA." NEHGR, vol.4, Apr 1850. p170. Given to me my Glen Swartz.
FREEMAN: May 10, 1643, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA.
William Trescott was an emigrant who came with his brother Thomas. He settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts where he became a freeman May 10, 1643. In 1657-1659 he was the constable there.
He died 11 September 1699, age 84 years 8 months. He made his will 9 Aug 1699, probated 25 Oct 1699. Bequeath to sons Samuel & John, to daughter Martha Adams and her children Mercy, Mary and Martha Huens, to daughter Abigail and her children Amiel and George Weeks, to daughter Sarah Modesly; to grandchild Joseph Trescott.
INFO PROVIDED BY GLEN SWARTZ:
The first mention of William Trescott is when he is listed on 27 Nov 1642 at the First Church of Dorchester, as "taking hold of the covenant." In 1643, he was made a Freeman, and on 10 May of the same year he married Elizabeth Dyer. 1654 William Trescott administered the estate of his brother Thomas. 1657-58 William served as constable at Dorchester, and also tax collector. He made his will 9 Aug 1699, probated 25 Oct 1699 and bequeath to sons Samuel & John, daughter Martha Adams and her children Mercy, Mary and Martha Huens, to daughter Abigail and her children Amiel and George Weeks, to daughter Sarah Modesly; to grandchild Joseph Trescott.
(Suffolk Co, MA, Probate Record, case 2539, vol.14, pp99-100; vol.18, p403)
(Trescott, Paul, "An Account of the Ventures, Adventures and Misadventures of William Trescott", Charleston, SC: Charleston Lithographing Co, 1970. pp11-16.)
Photo by Gordon Tilson, Ft. Worth, TX, Oct 2007, Provided to Star Rhodes and Glen Swartz.
Elizabeth Dyer Trescott (1625 - 1699)*
John Trescott (1651 - 1740)*
Dorchester North Burying Ground
Created by: Star Rhodes
Record added: Jul 21, 2007
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