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William Aspinwall
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Birth: 1602, England
Death: Jun. 20, 1663
Cheshire, England

Born by about 1602 based on date of marriage. Possibly a steward for Sir William Brereton, who came from Manchester, Lancashire to Massachusetts Bay in 1630 & first settled in Charlestown MA. Moved to Boston by 1635, Portsmouth RI in 1638, & back to Boston MA in 1642. Returned to England permanently in 1652. Buried at St. Oswald, Chester, Cheshire, 20 June 1663. (Living at Chester, England, as late as 13 April 1662, when he wrote a letter to an unknown acquaintance in New England.)
Married at Manchester 5 Feb 1627/8 Elizabeth Goodyear, daughter of Thomas Goodyear. "Elizabeth Aspinall the wife of Willyam Aspinall" admitted to Boston church as member #16, which would be in August 1630; last seen of record in Boston on 10 September 1650 when mentioned in the will of Susanna Phillips.
William Aspinwall stands out among his peers for being more contentious than most, but still being found useful to the leaders of many colonies. After being forced to leave Massachusetts Bay during the Antinomian Controversy, he lasted only two years in Rhode Island before leaving that place as well. But within a few years he had been accepted back in Boston, and was given positions of considerable trust and responsibility, only to be driven out again a decade later. His differences with authority wherever he lived led to frequent changes of residence, and it is worth examining carefully the evidence for these moves.
Source: Anderson's Winthrop Fleet.
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  Elizabeth Goodyear Aspinwall
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Apr 18, 2009
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