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William Nickerson
Birth: Oct. 16, 1604
City of Norwich
Norfolk, England
Death: Aug. 8, 1690
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

~MY Ancestor~

According to the Nickerson Family Association, he was christened at St. Peter's Permontergare, England.

William Nickerson came to America with his wife, ANN (BUSBY) NICKERSON, & four of their children were on June 20, 1637 on the good ship, "JOHN & DOROTHY" out of Yarmouth, England. He was about 33 years of age and was a "worsted weaver", a trade he learned from his father, WILLIAM NICKERSON".

By 1641, the family had removed to Yarmouth in Cape Cod where he purchased a large tract of land from the Indian sagaman, Mataquason in 1656. The Plymouth Colony did not approve of this purchase, and it was challanged in court until 1678, during which time the family lived on this land.

William's later life was full of conflict. He was constantly in court suing or being sued. He made fun of religion and caused disorder at Yarmouth town meetings. On June 3, 1668, he and three of his sons (Samuel, Joseph & William, Jr.) were made to sit in the stocks for attacking the constable of Yarmouth in his office.

Savage states that their children, Nicholas, Robert, Elizabeth, and Anne immigrated to America, and adds Joseph (born in Yarmouth in December of 1647) as a child. 
Family links: 
  Ann Busby Nickerson (1607 - 1686)*
  Hattie Nickerson Lord (1621 - 1664)*
  Nicholas Nickerson (1628 - 1682)*
  Anne Nickerson Hedges (1635 - 1681)*
  John Nickerson (1640 - 1714)*
  William Nickerson (1646 - 1716)*
  Joseph Nickerson (1647 - 1729)*
*Calculated relationship
Nickerson Cemetery
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Jan 04, 2009
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