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William Wilcoxson

Death 1651 (aged 49–50)
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 28453933 · View Source
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WILLIAM WILCOXSON came to Boston on the good ship, "Planter" at age 34 with wife, Margaret aged 24 and son, John age 2. They sailed from London on April 15, 1635 and arrived at New England on May 6, 1635. He brought a certificate from the minister at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England confirming his character.

Because William was a linen weaver by trade, he probably came from Derbyshire where they grew flax for weaving and many with the name of Wilcoxson lived. He may be the son of William Wilcoxson of Wirkswork. The will of William Wilcoxson, Sr. mentions a younger son, William, aged 25 years in 1626.

He was made a freeman in Massachusetts Colony on Dec. 7, 1636, first living in Concord, Mass., removing to and settling in Stratford, Conn. by 1639 where he was one of the early settlers & had a homelot in the center of the village. He represented Stratford as deputy to the General Court in Hartford in 1647.

Some sources say that he left Stratford to live in Hartford & Windsor, but it is evident that he died in Stratford in 1651 and an inventory of his estate was taken in Stratford on June 16, 1652. In his will made in May of 1651. William left 30 pounds to the church in Concord, Mass. where they attended so many years before. His son, JOHN WILCOXSON, and daughter, PHEBE (WILCOXSON) BIRDSEYE, were my ancestors.

He married MARGARET BIRDSEYE around 1632 in England. After William's death, she married William Hayden of Windsor, Conn., and the Haydens removed to Killingworth, Conn. before her death in 1675.

Other children of William & Margaret Wilcoxson: John Wilcoxson, Joseph Wilcoxson, Deacon Timothy Wilcoxson, Obediah Wilcoxson, Elizabeth Wilcoxson, Hannah (Wilcoxson) Hayden, Sarah Wilcoxson, Johannah Wilcoxson.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 28453933
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