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Robert Williams
Birth: Jul. 24, 1608
Great Yarmouth Borough
Norfolk, England
Death: Sep. 1, 1693
Roxbury
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

The eldest son of Stephen and Margaret (Cooke) Williams, of St. Nicholas Parish, Great Yarmouth, England. He was baptized 11 Dec 1608. In 1623, he left his father's house and went to Norwich where he was apprenticed to be a cordwainer. He embarked for Boston on 20 Jun 1637 on the ship "Rose" and after arrival in Roxbury became a freeman on 2 May 1638. From 1647-1653 he was one of the 5 selectmen there. In 1644 he became a member of the Ancient and Honorble Artillery Company. The homestead of Robert Williams (1644), in which five generations of the family lived and died, remained standing until 1794, upon the site now occupied by the large brick dwelling-house on Dearborn Street, near the school-house. He came from Norwich, England, "and is the common ancestor of the divines, civilians, and warriors of this name, who have honored the country of their birth." Among his distinguished descendants are Col. Ephraim Williams, founder of Williams College ; Rev. Elisha, president of Yale College ; William, Governor of Connecticut, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence; Col. Joseph, of Roxbury, and Rev. Eleazer, he " lost Bourbon." Robert was married to Elizabeth Stalham (1597-1674). They had 4 childen, their daughter Elizabeth (1620-62) married Richard
Cutter (1621-93).


 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Hawkes Fearing Williams (1617 - 1690)
  Elizabeth Stalham Williams (1597 - 1674)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Williams Cutter (1620 - 1662)*
  Edward Williams (1627 - 1688)*
  Deborah Williams Turner (1628 - 1676)*
  Mary Williams Wood (1630 - 1670)*
  Samuel Williams (1632 - 1698)*
  John Williams (1635 - 1658)*
  Isaac Williams (1638 - 1708)*
  Stephen Williams (1640 - 1720)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eliot Burying Ground
Roxbury
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Douglas Robinson
Record added: Sep 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41990874
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