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  1. Alice Collier: Birth: 1607 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England. Death: 1655 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England

  2. Hannah Collier: Birth: Sep 1613 in Southwark, Greater London, England. Death: Aug 1625 in Southwark, Greater London, England

  3. Mary Collier: Birth: +/- 1614 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Of America. Death: +/- 1662 in Eastham, Barnstable, Ma

  4. Rebecca Collier: Birth: Jan 1614 in England, United Kingdom. Death: 29 Dec 1698 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States of America

  5. Sarah Collier: Birth: 30 Apr 1616 in Greater London, England. Death: 26 Apr 1691 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Of America

  6. Elizabeth Collier: Birth: 9 Mar 1618 in London, London, England. Death: 5 Apr 1670 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Of America

  7. Edward Collier: Birth: +/- 1619 in Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

  8. Arthur Collier: Birth: +/- 1621 in Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

  9. James Collier: Birth: Mar 1622 in Surrey, England. Death: Aug 1624 in Southwark, Greater London, England

  10. Ralph Collier: Birth: +/- 1623 in Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

  11. Lydia Collier: Birth: Mar 1625 in Southwark, Greater London, England. Death: Mar 1625 in Southwark, Greater London, England

  12. John Collier: Birth: +/- 1630 in Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Death: 16 Nov 1691 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

  13. Joseph Collyer: Birth: +/- 1644 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States Of America. Death: 16 Nov 1691 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States Of America

  14. Catheren Collier: Death: Jan 1621 in Southwark, Greater London, England

  15. William Collier: Death: Aug 1625 in Southwark, Greater London, England


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Hon. William Collier, of London & DuxburyAlso Known As: "Collyar /Colliar/", "Collyer", "Collyare" Birthdate: circa 1585 Birthplace: of St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surrey, England Death: Died May 29, 1670 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Immediate Family:
Son of Abraham Collier and Sarah Collier Husband of Jane Collier (unknown) Father of Elizabeth Christian; Mary Prence; Rebecca Cole; Sarah Park; Elizabeth Southworth and 2 others Occupation: Grocer of London, brewhouse operator, Acting Gov of the Plymouth Colony
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/d/Harry-C-Hadaway/WEBSI TE-0001/UHP-0318.html William Collier (b. Abt. 1585, d. Bef. July 05, 1671) William Collier was born Abt. 1585 in London, London,England718, and died Bef. July 05, 1671 in Duxbury, Plymouth co., MA719. He married Jane Clark on May 16, 1611 in St. Olave, Southwark, England719, daughter of John Clarke and Mary Morton.
Includes NotesNotes for William Collier: William Collier
Birth: BEF 1590 ,England Death: 1670 probably,Duxbury,Massachusetts
Notes: He came to New England in 1633. He lived in Duxbury. The signature of William Collier appears in the Composition with the Plymouth Colony on 15/25 November 1626. (See Arber 1897, p.321). Apparently this one of the only 42 people in England with some stake in Plymouth Plantation at the time. He served as Assistant Governor of the Plymouth Colony. He was reported to be the "Richest Man in the Colony". He was an advocate of Religious Toleration. From Leon Clark Hills, "Cape Cod Series, Vol. II, WILLIAM COLLIER: History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters and first Comers to Ye Olde Colonie." Hills Pub. Co., Washington D.C., 1941: He was a Merchant Adventurer & Brewer of London, and very active in support of the New England Settlers. In fact, he was one of those to subscribe for special aid to the Plymouth colonists on Nov 15, 1626. He finally decided, like so many other merchants, to remove himself and family to America. It is not surprising to find him, his four daughters and apprentices (not servants), among whom were the brothers John, Job, and Daniel Cole, disembarking from the good ship "Mary and James," together with 190 other passengers when it arrived at Plymouth in 1633. His wife probably had died, leaving him with the children. He was an able man and soon took a high position in the Colony, especially in the matter of final settlement of acounts with the London Adventurers. He was a comissioner at the first meeting of the United Colonies in 1643, and served as Governor's Assistant from 1634 to 1665, a period of 31 years. The Court ordered a special aide for him in 1659, on account of "age and much business." Note: he was also in on the first purchase of Dartmouth in 1652. A posting on soc.roots by Jerry.Hodges{windmill,agape}.com, 3009 47th Lubbock TX 79413, claimed that one of his wives was Jane Clark, and a dau. of their was Ruth (Collier) COLE, wife of Daniel Cole. : Jane at ,England
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COLLIER, WILLIAM-One of the few Adventurers to come to live in New England, he was praised by Nathaniel Morton (New Englands Memoriall, p. 91): "This year [1633] likewise Mr. William Collier arrived with his Family in New-England, who as he had been a good Benefactor to the Colony of New-Plimouth before he came over, having been an Adventurer unto it at its first beginning; so also he approved himself a very useful Instrument in that Jurisdiction after he arrived, being frequently Chosen, and for divers years serving God and the Country in the place of Magistracy, and lived a godly and holy life untill old Age." He was often elected an Assistant between 1634/35 and 1665, and he appeared to side with the more conservative leaders, such as in the 1645 fight with Vassal]. James Cudworth wrote that "Mr. Collier last June would not sit on the Bench, if I sate there" (Bishop, p- 176). He was on the Council for War, and he served at times as a commissioner of the United Colonies. He resided in Duxbury, and in 1649/50 he deeded ten acres of land in Duxbury to "my kinsman William Clark" (PCR 12:182). Collier married Jane Clark at St. Olave, Southwark, 16 May 1611, and he and his wife had four daughters with them in Plymouth Colony: Sarah, who married (1) Love Brewster and (2) Richard Parke of Cambridge; Rebecca, who married Job Cole; Mary, who married Thomas Prence; and Elizabeth, who married Constant Southworth- Robert S. Wakefield, "More on the Children of William Collier," TAG 49:215 and 51:58, identified eight other children in England (all of whom had died young there), and he showed that Collier had lived in St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Bermondsey, Surrey, and St. Olave Parish, Southwark. In the St. Olave register he was called a grocer. Bradford referred to a "brew-house of Mr. Colliers in London" (Ford 2:125). On 7 June 1653 Mrs. Jane Collier made a claim on behalf of her grandchild, the wife of Nathaniel 2 Warren (MD 3:141). The grandchild was Sarah (Walker) Warren, who was baptized at St. Olave, Southwark, 10 November 1622, the daughter of William Walker (TAG 51:92). On 2 December 1661 William Collier of Duxbury, gentleman, with the consent of Mrs. Jane Collier, sold all his house and land that he was living on in Duxbury to Benjamin Bartlett, who was not to enter into possession until the death of both William and Jane Collier. Collier died before 5 July 1671, when men were appointed to administer his estate (PCR 5:68). An excellent documented narrative of various aspects of his life is given in Moore Families, P. 196-205. (See also John Cole, above, and the Hunt article shown under job Cole, above.)
Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton
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ORIGIN: Southwark, Surrey
MIGRATION: 1633
FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth
REMOVES: Duxbury after 1639
OCCUPATION: Grocer (in England).
FREEMAN: Admitted 1 January 1633/4 [PCR 1:4, 21]. In list of freemen, 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (where his name is crossed out and reentered in the Duxbury section) [PCR 8:173-74]. In Duxbury section of lists of 1658 and 29 May 1670 (where his name is crossed out and marked "deceased" [PCR 5:274, 8:198].
EDUCATION: His appointment to the committee to review the laws speaks of considerable education.
OFFICES: Plymouth Colony Assistant, 1635-37, 1639-51, 1654-65 [MA Civil List 37-39]. Plymouth Commissioner to United Colonies, 1643 [MA Civil List 28]. Committee to assess colony taxes [PCR 1:26]. Committee to lay out highways, for "Duxbery side," 1 October 1634 [PCR 1:31]. Committee to view farm land, 2 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:39]. Committee to set bounds for Scituate, 6 March 1637/8 [PCR 1:80]. Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 4 February 1638/9 [PCR 1:112]. Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, 7 March 1642/3, 10 June 1650 [PCR 2:53, 159]. Council of War, 27 September 1642, 10 October 1643, 1 June 1658 [PCR 2:47, 64, 3:139]. Coroner, 2 June 1646 [PCR 2:101]. Committee to draw up the excise, 7 July 1646 [PCR 2:105]. Committee for the letting of trade, June 1649 [PCR 2:144]. Auditor, 3 July 1656 [PCR 3:104]. Committee to review the laws, 3 June 1657 [PCR 3:117].
ESTATE: "Mr. Collier's men" assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 [PCR 1:11]; "Mr. Will[iam] Collier" assessed 'a32 5s. in list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:27]. In allocation of mowing ground on 1 July 1633, reference is made to ground "that Mr. Collier hath" [PCR 1:14]. On 5 July 1635, Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some "tussicke march ground" [PCR 1:35]. On 3 October 1662, "Mr. Collyare" complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded [PCR 4:27, 39]. On 6 March 1649[/50] William "Colliar" made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in "Duxborrow" to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. On 2 July 1667 the court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare's grandchild, "that grand child who is now servicable unto him" [PCR 4:159]. On 2 March 1668/9 the court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett [PCR 5:14]. On 5 July 1671 the court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and "Benjamine Barlett," or any three of them to administer the estate of "Mr. William Collyare," deceased [PCR 5:68]. On 29 October 1671 the court ordered that "Daniell Cole" was to have all such particulars out of the estate of "William Collyare" that are extant [PCR 5:80].
BIRTH: By about 1585 based on date of marriage. At court 7 June 1659, "In regard that Mr. Collyare, by reason of age and much business on him, cannot attend the country's business at courts but with great difficulties, the Court have appointed the Treasurer to procure him a servant, and do allow him for that purpose the sum of 'a310" [PCR 3:166].
DEATH: After 29 May 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 July 1671 (administration granted on estate).
COMMENTS: John Hunt demonstrated that William "Collyer" was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Grocers' Company of London 16 August 1609. John Arnold, dyer, and William Hurdman, pewterer, were sureties for William Collyer for two years beginning 15 August 1612. He became a partner in Southwark with "Mr. Monger" and was sworn a free brother of the Grocers' Company 3 March 1627/8 [TAG 42:120-21].
William Collier appears on the 1626 list of adventurers in Bradford's Letter Book [Bradford LB 26]. Bradford records that Mr. Allerton "in the first two or three years of his employment, he had cleared up 'a3400 and put it into a brew-house of Mr. Collier's in London, at first under Mr. Sherley's name..." [Bradford 239].
Edward Winslow called "Mr. Collier" "my partner" in a 1643 letter to John Winthrop [WP 4:452]. Winslow also reported that "Mr. Collier [was]... absent to our grief" at the vote over liberty of conscience in Plymouth Colony in 1645 [WP 5:56].
William Morris, of Royston, in the county of Hertford, butcher, having been indentured 4 April 1637 to William Collier, gentleman, for five years, agreed to switch his service to Love Brewster of "Ducksborrow" at court 6 August 1637 [PCR 1:64].
William Collier subscribed to the 7 November 1639 agreement between the inhabitants of "Duxborrow" and George Pollard "late inhabitant of the town of Stokeclere, yeoman" and William Hiller of New Plymouth, carpenter" [PCR 12:72-73].
On 20 December 1648, John Balden bound himself to "Mr. William Colliar of Duxburrow" for a term of five years, in return for which Collier was to give him "meat, drink and clothing, lodging and washing, and at the end of four years' service ... a heifer of two years old" [PCR 12:164].
The court of 5 June 1651 agreed that payment should be raised for Mr. "Collyar" for his service as magistrate [PCR 2:169]. They were still going about raising this money 29 June 1652 [PCR 3:14].
He was one of the fifty-eight Purchasers [PCR 2:177].
At court 6 December 1659, "Josepth Prior" was summoned to answer the charge of Mr. William "Collyares" that Prior was guilty of "pilfering and purloining practices, and other unworthy carriages relating thereunto, viz. in alluring a young maid, a kinswoman to Mr. William Collyares, to help him ... to sundry things pertaining to the said Mr. Collyare, without knowledge of or leave from Mr. Collyare or Mis[tress] Jane Collyare, his wife" [PCR 3:177]. Mr. Collier was called to the next court to prosecute the case.
SOURCE: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33
More About William Collier: Baptism (LDS): October 31, 1931 Endowment (LDS): March 11, 1932, Arizonia Temple.
More About William Collier and Jane Clark: Marriage: May 16, 1611, St. Olave, Southwark, England.719 Sealed to spouse (LDS): October 30, 1952, Arizonia Temple.
Children of William Collier and Jane Clark are:
+Mary Collier, b. February 18, 1611/12, St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surry, England720, d. Abt. 1644, Plymouth , Plymouth, MA721. +Sarah Collier, b. April 30, 1616, Southwark, Surrey, England722, d. April 26, 1691, Plymouth , Plymouth, MA723.
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bobwolfe/gen/person/p2392.htm William Collier
Birth: About 1585, Southwark, Surrey, England Death: Between 29 May 1670 and 5 July 1671, Duxbury, Massachusetts
Partner: Jane Marriage: 16 May 1611, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Mary Collier Born: 18 February 1611/12, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Hannah Collier Born: 14 September 1613, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Rebecca Collier Born: 10 January 1614/15, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Sara Collier Born: 10 April 1616, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: John Collier Born: 18 March 1616/17, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Elizibeth Collier Born: 9 March 1618/19, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: John Collier Born: 23 March 1619/20, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Catheren Collier Child: James Collier Born: 16 March 1622/23, St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Child: Martha Collier Born: 28 March 1624, St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Child: William Collier Child: Lidia Collier Born: 8 March 1625/26, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Notes for William Collier William Collier Origin: Southwark, Surrey Migration: 1633 First Residence: Plymouth Removes: Duxbury after 1639 Occupation: Grocer (in England). Freeman: Admitted 1 January 1633/4 [PCR 1:4, 21]. In list of freemen, 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (where his name is crossed out and reentered in the Duxbury section) [PCR 8:173-74]. In Duxbury section of lists of 1658 and 29 May 1670 (where his name is crossed out and marked "deceased" [PCR 5:274, 8:198]. Education: His appointment to the committee to review the laws speaks of considerable education. Offices: Plymouth Colony Assistant, 1635-37, 1639-51, 1654-65 [MA Civil List 37-39]. Plymouth Commissioner to United Colonies, 1643 [MA Civil List 28]. Committee to assess colony taxes [PCR 1:26]. Committee to lay out highways, for "Duxbery side," 1 October 1634 [PCR 1:31]. Committee to view farm land, 2 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:39]. Committee to set bounds for Scituate, 6 March 1637/8 [PCR 1:80]. Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 4 February 1638/9 [PCR 1:112]. Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, 7 March 1642/3, 10 June 1650 [PCR 2:53, 159]. Council of War, 27 September 1642, 10 October 1643, 1 June 1658 [PCR 2:47, 64, 3:139]. Coroner, 2 June 1646 [PCR 2:101]. Committee to draw up the excise, 7 July 1646 [PCR 2:105]. Committee for the letting of trade, June 1649 [PCR 2:144]. Auditor, 3 July 1656 [PCR 3:104]. Committee to review the laws, 3 June 1657 [PCR 3:117]. Estate: "Mr. Collier's men" assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 [PCR 1:11]; "Mr. Will[iam] Collier" assessed 'a32 5s. in list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:27]. In allocation of mowing ground on 1 July 1633, reference is made to ground "that Mr. Collier hath" [PCR 1:14]. On 5 July 1635, Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some "tussicke march ground" [PCR 1:35]. On 3 October 1662, "Mr. Collyare" complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded [PCR 4:27, 39]. On 6 March 1649[/50] William "Colliar" made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in "Duxborrow" to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. On 2 July 1667 the court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare's grandchild, "that grand child who is now servicable unto him" [PCR 4:159]. On 2 March 1668/9 the court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett [PCR 5:14]. On 5 July 1671 the court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and "Benjamine Barlett," or any three of them to administer the estate of "Mr. William Collyare," deceased [PCR 5:68]. On 29 October 1671 the court ordered that "Daniell Cole" was to have all such particulars out of the estate of "William Collyare" that are extant [PCR 5:80]. Birth: By about 1585 based on date of marriage. At court 7 June 1659, "In regard that Mr. Collyare, by reason of age and much business on him, cannot attend the country's business at courts but with great difficulties, the Court have appointed the Treasurer to procure him a servant, and do allow him for that purpose the sum of 'a310" [PCR 3:166]. Death: After 29 May 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 July 1671 (administration granted on estate). Marriage: St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, 16 May 1611 Jane Clark [TAG 49:215]; she died after 28 June 1666 when she consented to a deed made by her husband [PCLR 3:152]. Children (unless otherwise stated, from TAG 49:215): i Mary, bp. St.Olave, Southwark, 18 February 1611[/2]; m. Plymouth 1 April 1635 Thomas Prence (as his second of four wives) [PCR 1:34]. ii Hannah, bp. St. Olave 14 September 1613; bur. there 31 August 162 iii Rebecca, bp. St. Olave 10 January 1614[/5]; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Job Cole [PCR 1:30]. iv Sarah, bp. St. Olave 30 April 1616; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Love Brewster [PCR 1:30]. v John, bp. St. Olave 18 March 1616[/7]; bur. there 24 August 161 vi Elizabeth, bp. St. Olave 9 March 1618[/9]; m. Plymouth 2 November 1637 Constant Southworth [PCR 1:68]. vii John, bp. St. Olave 23 March 1619[/20]; bur. there 6 August 162 viii Catheren, bur. St. Olave 13 January 1621[/2]. ix James, bp. St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, 16 March 1622[/3] [TAG 51:58]; bur. St. Olave 24 August 1624. x Martha, bp. St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, 28 March 1624 [TAG 51:58]; bur. St. Olave 30 May 1625. xi William, bur. St. Olave 12 August 1625. xii Lydia, bp. St. Olave 8 March 1625[/6]; bur. there 12 March 1625[/6 Associations: The will of Zaccheus Cole of St Olave, Southwark, citizen and grocer of London, named mother Frances, brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel Cole, and appointed brother Job Cole executor [PCC Scroope 106, as cited in TAG 42:119-20]. The New England will of John Cole about 1637 named his brothers Job Cole and Daniel Cole, his sister Rebecca (surname not stated) and "Elizabeth Collyer" (no rekationship stated), and left legacies to "each of Master Collyer's men," Edward, Joseph, Arthur, Ralph and John [MD 2:209-10]. Job Cole, apprentice in New England of William Collier and then his son-in-law, was likely the brother of Zaccheus Cole. This connection and others are discussed in TAG 42:119-21. On 19 November 1645 Nathaniel Warren, son of Richard Warren, married at Plymouth Sarah Walker [PCR 2:94]. On 7 June 1653 "Mrs. Jane Collyare in behalf of her grandchild the wife of the said Nathaniel Warren" petitioned Plymouth Court in a land dispute [MD 3:141]. John Insley Coddington has suggested that when William Collier married her, Jane Clark was a widow, and that by her Clark husband she had a daughter who married a Walker [TAG 51:92-93]. Coddington further suggests that the Sara, daughter of William Walker, who was baptized at St. Olave's, Southwark, on 10 November 1622 was the grandchild of Jane Collier who married Nathaniel Warren. If this solution proves to be correct, it would also explain the 1650 land transaction in which William Collier granted to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. Comments: John Hunt demonstrated that William "Collyer" was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Grocers' Company of London 16 August 1609. John Arnold, dyer, and William Hurdman, pewterer, were sureties for William Collyer for two years beginning 15 August 1612. He became a partner in Southwark with "Mr. Monger" and was sworn a free brother of the Grocers' Company 3 March 1627/8 [TAG 42:120-21]. William Collier appears on the 1626 list of adventurers in Bradford's Letter Book [Bradford LB 26]. Bradford records that Mr. Allerton "in the first two or three years of his employment, he had cleared up 'a3400 and put it into a brew-house of Mr. Collier's in London, at first under Mr. Sherley's name..." [Bradford 239]. Edward Winslow called "Mr. Collier" "my partner" in a 1643 letter to John Winthrop [WP 4:452]. Winslow also reported that "Mr. Collier [was]... absent to our grief" at the vote over liberty of conscience in Plymouth Colony in 1645 [WP 5:56]. William Morris, of Royston, in the county of Hertford, butcher, having been indentured 4 April 1637 to William Collier, gentleman, for five years, agreed to switch his service to Love Brewster of "Ducksborrow" at court 6 August 1637 [PCR 1:64]. William Collier subscribed to the 7 November 1639 agreement between the inhabitants of "Duxborrow" and George Pollard "late inhabitant of the town of Stokeclere, yeoman" and William Hiller of New Plymouth, carpenter" [PCR 12:72-73]. On 20 December 1648, John Balden bound himself to "Mr. William Colliar of Duxburrow" for a term of five years, in return for which Collier was to give him "meat, drink and clothing, lodging and washing, and at the end of four years' service ... a heifer of two years old" [PCR 12:164]. The court of 5 June 1651 agreed that payment should be raised for Mr. "Collyar" for his service as magistrate [PCR 2:169]. They were still going about raising this money 29 June 1652 [PCR 3:14]. He was one of the fifty-eight Purchasers [PCR 2:177]. At court 6 December 1659, "Josepth Prior" was summoned to answer the charge of Mr. William "Collyares" that Prior was guilty of "pilfering and purloining practices, and other unworthy carriages relating thereunto, viz. in alluring a young maid, a kinswoman to Mr. William Collyares, to help him ... to sundry things pertaining to the said Mr. Collyare, without knowledge of or leave from Mr. Collyare or Mis[tress] Jane Collyare, his wife" [PCR 3:177]. Mr. Collier was called to the next court to prosecute the case.
Ancestry Member Trees This hint compiles information from 10 other Public Ancestry Member Trees. Name William Collier Birth 1585 - St Olave,Surrey,,England Death 05-July-1671 - Duxbury,Plymouth,Massachusetts,United States of America Review Ignore New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 Stories, Memories & Histories Name William Collier Birth 1585 Death 1670 Origin Southwark, Surry Departure 1633 Residence Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States of America Review Ignore U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Birth, Marriage & Death Name William Collier[User-submitted-comment] Spouse Jane Walker Death 1670 Marriage 1635 - United States Review Ignore Web: Massachusetts, Find A Grave Index, 1620-2013 No Category Name William Collier Birth 1585 Death 1670 - Age: 85 Review Ignore U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Immigration & Emigration Name William Collier Arrival 1633 - Massachusetts Review Ignore London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Wille Colliar Spouse Jane Clarke Marriage 16 May 1611 - St Olave, Bermondsey, Surrey, England Review Ignore Millennium File Family Trees Name William Collier Spouse Jane Birth 1586 - London, England Death 1671 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States of America Review Ignore U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Birth, Marriage & Death Name William Collier Spouse Jane Clark Birth 1585 - EN Marriage 1611 - Su Review Ignore Global, Find A Grave Index for Non-Burials, Burials at Sea, and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current Birth, Marriage & Death Name William Collier Birth 1585 - England Death Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of America Review Ignore U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Birth, Marriage & Death Name William Collier Birth 1585 - London, Greater London, England Death 1670 - Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of America Review Ignore
William Collier Born: ABT 1585/1586 Southwark, Surreyshire, England Note: "One of the last public services rendered by Mr. William Collier was a testimony given by him, 16 April 1668. . . It will be seen to be of great value from the fact that it is the only document so far as known in New England which gives any idea as to the time of his birth. It reads as follows: - 'Mr William Collier aged 85 or thereabouts Testifieth . . .' " - Anna C. Kingsbury, A Historical Sketch of William Collier, (Self-published, 1925). Occupation: Was a London merchant. Records refer to his as a grocer and owner of a brew house in London. In his youth, he was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Gorcers' Company of London on 16 August 1609. Marriage: 16 MAY 1611 to Jane Clark in St. Olave, Southwark, England Source: Robert S. Wakefield, "The Children of William Collier," The American Genealogist, Vol. 49 (4), (October, 1973). Living: St. Olave, Southwark, England Birth of Daughter: 18 FEB 1611/12 (baptized) Name: Mary Collier Birth of Daughter: 14 SEP 1613 (baptized) Name: Hannah Collier Birth of Daughter: 10 JAN 1614/15 (baptized) Name: Rebecca Collier Birth of Daughter: 30 APR 1616 (baptized) Name: Sarah Collier Birth of Son: 18 MAR 1617/18 (baptized) Name: John Collier Birth of Daughter: 09 MAR 1618/19 (baptized) Name: Elizabeth Collier Birth of Son: 23 MAR 1619/20 (baptized) Name: John Collier Living: Bermondsey, Surrey, England Birth of Daughter: 13 JAN 1621 (buried Name: Catheren Collier Birth of Son: 16 MAR 1622/23 (baptized) Name: James Collier Place: St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey Birth of Daughter: 28 MAR 1624 (baptized) Name: Martha Collier Place: St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey Birth of Son: 12 AUG 1625 (buried) Name: William Collier Birth of Daughter: 12 MAR 1626/27 (baptized) Name: Liddia Collier Death Records: 1625 Note: Death records in the St. Olave parish indicate there were other children, namely Catherine and William, and that the Plague of 1625 probably took the life of Martha, John, William, Hannah and Liddia who all died in 1625. Note: 15 NOV 1627 Details: He was one of the adventurers to New England from London. Tax List: 02 JAN 1932/33 Immigration: 1633 Place: Came from England to Massachusetts on the ship "Mary and Jane". Note: "William Collier - One of the few Adventurers to come to live in New England, he was praised by Nathaniel Morton (New England Memorials, p. 91): "This year (1633) like-wise Mr. William Collier arrived with his family in New England, who as he had been a good Benefactor to the Colony of New Plimouth before he came over, having been an Adventurer unto it at its first beginning; so also he approved himself a very useful Instrumen in that Jurisdiction after he arrived, being frequently Chosen, and for divers years serving God and the County in the place of Magistracy, and lived a godly and holy life until old Age." - Pedigree Chart from Nancy D. Adams, 1526 Pelican Point Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231-6792. Note: "He immediately took a prominant position in the Plymouth Colony and was Magistrate and assistant Governor of Plymouth Colony for 28 years. He was a businessman and assisted in the settlement of accounts with the Merchant Adventures and handled the business of the colony. He was commissioner at the first meeting of United Colonies in 1643 and served on the Council of War. He was among the first purchasers of land in Duxbury, Mass. and was the first settler in Duxbury. He was the wealthiest man in the colony, as he paid the highest taxes." - Charles A. Collier, The Story of our Branch of the Collier Family, (Santa Barbara, CA: Privately printed, 1975). Freeman: 01 JAN 1633/34 Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts Note: "The next group of men admitted as freemen are recorded at the court [of Plymouth Colony] of 1 January 1633/4: Mr. William Collier, Thomas Willet, John Cooke and Thomas Cushman. These are the last four names in the list prior to 'The rest admitted afterward.' " - Robert Charles Anderson, "Plymouth Court Records," Great Migration Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, April - June, 1992. Taxes: 25 MAR 1633 Details: "Mr. Collier's men" assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 Taxes: 27 MAR 1634 Details: "Mr. Will[iam] Collier" assessed 'a32 5s. in list of 27 March 1634 Office: 01 OCT 1634 Details: On the committee to lay out highways, for "Duxbery side." Note: 1634/35 - 1665 Details: "He was often elected Plymouth Colony Assistant between 1635-37, 1639-51, and 1654-65. He appeared to side with the more conservative leaders, such as in the 1645 fight with Vassall. James Cudworth wrote that "Mr. Collier last June would not sit on the Bench, if I sate there" (Bishop, p. 176). Land Rec: 05 JUL 1635 Note: Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some "tussicke march ground" Office: 02 MAR 1635/36 Details: Committee to view farm land, 2 March 1635/6 Office: 06 MAR 1637/38 Details: Committee to set bounds for Scituate, 6 March 1637/8 Office: 04 FEB 1638/39 Details: Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 4 February 1638/9 Moved to: AFT 1639 Place: Duxbury, MA Note: While William was a resident of Duxbury, he was also known as an excellent benefactor of Plymouth Colony. Office: 07 MAR 1642/43 Details: Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, 7 March 1642/3, 10 June 1650 Office: 10 OCT 1643 Details: Council of War, 27 September 1642, 10 October 1643, 1 June 1658 Note: 1643 Details: He was Plymouth Commissioner and send to the first meeting of the Congress of United Colonies. Note: 1644 Details: Mr. Collier and 'whom he pleaseth wth him,' of Duxbury, with the Governor and Mr. Prence of Plymouth, and Mr. Winslow and Mr. Thomas of Marshfield, were chosen to revise the laws." - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Office: 02 JUN 1646 Details: Coroner Office: 07 JUL 1646 Details: Committee to draw up the excise Freeman: 1646 Note: This is a list of the freemen of Duxbury for this year; . . . "The elections and other business of the Colony were confined to the freemen, who were, on special application, admitted to those rights, church-membership, however, being a necessary qualification. This was a requisite until about 1664, when it began to be discontinued; but was not, however, entirely given up until 1686. A certificate from the pastor of a good moral character, was nevertheless required. Mr. Wm. Collier . . ." - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Note: A copy of the certificate of election of William bradford and John Browne as Commissioners from Plymouth Colony on 1 June 1647 is on file. It was signed by William Collier, along with Myles Standish and William Thomas. - George Ernest Bowman, "Governor William Bradford's credentials as Commissioner of the United Colonies with an Autograph of Myles Standish," Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 25, No. 1, January, 1923. Land Rec: 06 MAR 1649/50 Details: William "Colliar" made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in "Duxborrow" to "my kinsman William Clark" Office: JUN 1649 Details: Committee for the letting of trade Office: 03 JUL 1656 Details: Auditor Office: 03 JUN 1657 Details: Committee to review the laws Note: He was an enterprising man, and engaged much in business, and during most of his life employed in the government of the colony, as Assistant and otherwise. In 1658, 'The court ordered a servant to him, because he can not easily come to public business, being aged and having much private business.'" - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Note: "That men of the highest respectability were selected to retail the 'strong water' was certainly the case; for we find that in 1660, Mr. Collier, who was eminently distinguished in the public affairs of the colony, was licensed to sell the beverage to his neighbors in Duxbury; and it can be justly considered that one, who is well known to have been one of the wealthiest among them, would not have selected this as a means of gain, but rather at the instance of the magistrates, who well knew him to be a sober and discreet man, and one who would not be likely to sufffer any transgression of their laws." - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Land Rec: 03 OCT 1662 Details: "Mr. Collyare" complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded Land Rec: 02 JUL 1667 Details: The court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare's grandchild, "that grand child who is now servicable unto him" Land Rec: 02 MAR 1668/9 Details: The court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett Death: After 29 MAY 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 JUL 1671 (administration granted on estate). Freeman: 29 MAY 1670 Note: Freemen of Duxbury - . . . * Mr. Wlliam Collyare, dec'd. . . * Those marked * are crossed out on the record. " - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Burial: Probably at Harden Hill, Duxbury, Massachusetts Note: "Mr. Partridge was probably interred in the first burial place of the town, which was a knoll in the south eastern part at Harden Hill, as it is called. If any stones were ever placed here they have since been destroyed by the ravages of time or otherwise, as none at the present day exist. Probably, however, none were erected, in hopes of concealing from the Indians their loss by death, and consequent weakness; or in the earliest periods the difficulty of procuring stones from England was so great, that few, in any, could have been placed here. This was probably used as a place of sepulture for about sixty years, and here were, doubtless, buried most of the founders of the town and church. Here, probably, rest the remains of Standish, Alden, Collier, Partridge and others, whose memory we delight to cherish, but whose graves must forever remain unknown. We have the most positive evidence that there was a burying ground here. Some years ago, while a sloop was building in this vicinity, there were found by the workmen, the bones of a female and an infant buried together. About the close of the last century a small sloop grounded on the marsh near by in a severe gale, and a party of workmen proceeded to get her off. While here, they discovered in the bank lately washed by the sea, the appearance of a coffin, and on closer examination they perceived the nails, though all were in a very decayed state. On the shore beneath there were found three skulls and several bones, apparently of the thigh. The teeth in one were perfect, and in one there were two. On one there was some light sandy hair. The bank here has washed away some twenty feet within fifty years. Some, however, incline to the belief that this was an Indian yard, but the fact that it was near the first church, and other considerations influence me to believe that it was an English burial place. There were fifty or seventy years ago, traditional reports, that there was a burying ground a short distance to the West of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Esq. Sprague, when plowing, used always on that account to leave undisturbed this portion. Maj. Alden was accustomed to observe that he believed John Alden, the Pilgrim, was buried here, and that this was the first burying ground, and the one at Harden Hill cliff was an Indian one. However, there is no positive evidence on this point either way." - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Estate: 05 JUL 1671 Details: The court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and "Benjamine Barlett," or any three of them to administer the estate of "Mr. William Collyare," deceased [PCR 5:68]. On 29 October 1671 the court ordered that "Daniell Cole" was to have all such particulars out of the estate of "William Collyare" that are extant Parents are Abraham Collier and ? "In his "Moore and Allied Families" (1938), L. Effingham DeForest showed (pp. 196f.) that on 6 March 1649-50 Collier called William Clarke his kinsman when he granted him ten acres in Duxbury, New England. From Boyd's Index of Marriage Records in the library of the Society of Genealogists in London, it was recently learned that William Colliar married Jane Clarke on 16 May 1611 at St. Olave's, Southwarke, in Surrey. If this man was the same as his namesake at Plymouth, the use of the term 'kinsman' would be sufficiently explained, but as yet there was really no proof that the two men named Collier or Colliar were identical. That they are, indeed, the same begins to be proved by the will of Zaccheus Cole of St. Olave, Southwark, citizen and grocer of London, dated 16 Nov. 1630, which appoints as overseer William Colliar, grocer, and was witnessed by Jean Collier. In this will the testator name his brother Frances, his brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel Cole, and appointed his brother Job Cole executor (PCC 106 Scrope, no. 1246). In New England the will of John Cole, dated about 1637, refers to his brothers Job Cole and Daniel Cole, to sister Rebecca and to Eliza Collyer; and left legacies to 'each of Master Collier's man, Edward, Josiah, Arthur, Ralph and John.' Job Cole lived ca. 1643 at Yarmouth, as did Daniel Cole (N.E. Hist. and Gen. Soc 4:35, 258). There can be thus no doubt that Job Cole, the apprentice in New England of William Collier, was either kinsman to or identical with Job Cole of Southwark, named in the 1630 will of his brother, Zaccheus Cole. We are now on firm ground in believing that William Collier, the well-known merchant adventurer, was, indeed, the same as the aforesaid grocer of Southwark also named in the will of the same Zaccheus Cole in 1630. But there remains a slight puzzle: Why was Collier styled 'brewer of London' if he was actually a grocer of Southwark?" - John G. Hunt, "Origin of Three Early Plymouth Families: Cole, Collier, and Clarke," The American Genealogist, 42, No. 2, (April, 1966). "What of the Clarke ancestry? A clue may lie in the will of John Arnold, dyer, of St. Olave's, Southwark, dated 16 March 1617/18 (PCC) Soame no. 1228). In it the testator referred to Richard, Hugh and William Clarke, sons of testator's late sister Joyce Clark, decd, and the children of his brother Thomas Arnold. Of this will a witness was William Collyer, doubtless the man who in 1633 came to New England, for note that the latter was in 1612 obligated to John Arnold, dyer, for setting as his surety, and 1612 is the year after Collier married Jane Clark, perhaps kinswoman to JohnArnold's sister Joyce. It is worth also stating that a John Clarke married Elizabeth Hobson on 17 Aug. 1589 at St. Olave's, Southwark, the parish in which the Colliers are found. While this is very inconclusive as to the Clarke line, it is hoped that these data will permit researchers into that family to gain further insight into its possible origin." - John G. Hunt, "Origin of Three Early Plymouth Families: Cole, Collier, and Clarke," The American Genealogist, 42, No. 2, (April, 1966). Jane Clarke Born: ABT 1590 England Death: after 28 June 1666 when she consented to a deed made by her husband Parents are John Clarke and Elizabeth Hobson Served as Assistant Governor of the Plymouth Colony, and the richest man in the colony. Well-known advocate of rleigious tolerance, William Collier was a wealthy merchant, brewer and adventurer in London, and active in the support of the early New England colonists. He finally decided to move to the colonies, and arrived with 190 other passengers in Plymouth "on the good ship Mary and James" which arrived in Plymouth in 1633. He came with his four daughters and his wife. He was a commissioner at the first meeting of the United Colonies in 1643. Was part of the first purchase of Dartmouth in 1652. William Collier was born about 1585/1586 in Southwark, Surrey, England. His parents were Abraham COLLIER and [__?__].
One of the last public services rendered by Mr. William Collier was a testimony given by him, 16 April 1668. . . It will be seen to be of great value from the fact that it is the only document so far as known in New England which gives any idea as to the time of his birth. It reads as follows: - Mr William Collier aged 85 or thereabouts Testifieth . . .� �� - Anna C. Kingsbury, A Historical Sketch of William Collier, (Self-published, 1925). William was a London merchant. Records refer to his as a grocer and owner of a brew house in London. In his youth, he was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Gorcers� Company of London on 16 August 1609. He married Jane CLARKE 16 May 1611 at St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England. He was a member of Worshipful Company of Grocers and the Company of Merchant Adventurers and helped finance the Leiden Separatists in founding Plymouth Colony. After the partnership between the Pilgrims and the Adventurers was terminated, he came to Plymouth himself, sailing with four daughters (Sarah, Rebecca, Mary and Elizabeth) on the ship Mary & Jane in 1633. Once he arrived in the colony himself, he took a prominent role. He served as magistrate and as Assistant Governor for 28 years. He was a businessman, and assisted in settling the accounts of the Merchant Adventurers and other colony business. He was the richest many in the colony. He was admitted freeman in Plymouth 1 Jan 1633/4 and removed to Duxbury in 1639.William died after 29 May 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 July 1671 (administration granted on estate). Jane Clarke was born 20 Oct 1591 in London, Middlesex, England. Her parents were NOT John CLARK and Elizabeth HOBSON. I think some hobbiest filled in John and Elizabeth for lack of anything else. Jane died after 28 Jun 1666 when she consented to a deed made by her husband in Plymouth Colony. On 19 Nov 1645 Nathaniel Warren, son of Richard Warren married at Plymouth Sarah Walker. On 7 Jun 1653
Mrs. Jane Collyare in behalf of her grandchild the wife of the said Nathaniel Warren�� petitioned Plymouth Court in a land dispute. The petition suggests this grandchild was kin to her and not to her husband William Collier. John Insley Coddington has suggested that when William Collier married her, Jane Clark was a widow, and that by her Clark husband she had a daughter who married a Walker. Coddington further suggests that the Sara, daughter of William Walker, who was baptized at St. Olave�s, Southwark, on 10 Nov 1622 was the grandchild of Jane Collier who married Nathaniel Warren. If this solution proves to be correct, it would also explain the 1650 land transaction in which William Collier granted to
my kinsman William Clark�� Children of William and Jane Name Born Married Departed 1. Mary COLLIER bapt. 18 FEB 1611/12 St Olave, an area of south-east London in the London Borough of Southwark. Gov. Thomas PRENCE 1 Apr 1635 Plymouth, Plymouth County. 5 Nov 1688 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. 2. Hannah Collier bapt. 14 SEP 1613 St Olave 31 Aug 1625 of Plague St Olave 3. Rebecca Collier bapt. 10 JAN 1614/15 St Olave Job Cole 15 Mar 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass. 29 Dec 1698 Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass 4. Sarah Collier bapt. 30 APR 1616 St Olave Love Brewster (wiki) (son of Elder William BREWSTER) 15 May 1634 in Plymouth, Mass . Richard Parke 1 Sep 1656 Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass 26 Apr 1691 Plymouth, Mass 5. John Collier bapt. 18 MAR 1617/18 St Olave 24 Aug 1618 St Olave 6. Elizabeth Collier bapt. 09 MAR 1618/19 St Olave Constant Southworth 2 Nov 1637 Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass 1671 Mass 7. John Collier bapt. 23 MAR 1619/20 St Olave 6 Aug 1625 of Plague St Olave 8. Catheren Collier buried 13 Jan 1621/22 St Olave 9. James Collier bapt. 16 Mar 1622/23 St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey 24 Aug 1624 St Olave 10. Martha Collier bapt. 28 Mar 1624 St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey 30 May 1625 of Plague St Olave 11. William Collier 1625 12 Aug 1625 of Plague St Olave 12. Liddia Collier bapt. 8 Mar 1626/27 St Olave 12 Mar 1625/26 of Plague St Olave Death records in the St. Olave parish indicate there were other children, namely Catherine and William, and that the Plague of 1625 probably took the life of Martha, John, William, Hannah and Liddia who all died in 1625. St. Olave�s became redundant and was demolished in 1926. It located at the foot of the steps leading down from London Bridge Station to Tooley Street where a millennium ago St. Olaf saved the city of London from its and his enemy, the Danes. Olav Haraldsson, an early King of Norway, attempted to convert his people to Christianity and was martyred for his trouble in 1030. Before this, in 1014, he was a prince and an ally� (ie mercenary) of King 'c6thelr'e6d II the Unready� fighting the Danes. They were occupying London Bridge. He is said to have tied his long-boats to the bridge supports and rowing away pulled it down. The Nursery Rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down records the story. St. Olaf was converted to Christianity in England and took the faith home to his native Norway, where, after his death in battle against his old enemy, the Danes, he was adopted as the country�s Patron Saint. His bones rest in Trondheim Cathedral. John Hunt demonstrated that William
Collyer�� was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Grocers� Company of London 16 Aug 1609. John Arnold, dyer, and William Hurdman, pewterer, were sureties for William Collyer for two years beginning 15 Aug 1612. William was a Grocer and the owner of a brew house in London. Since his parish church was on Tooley Street near London Bridge, maybe his brew house was too. Here�s a listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Southwark St Olave, Surrey, London. William became a partner in Southwark with
Mr. Monger�� and was sworn a free brother of the Grocers� Company 3 Mar 1627/28. The Worshipful Company of Grocers is one of the 108 Livery Companies of the City of London. It is ranked second in the order of precedence of the Companies and, having been established in 1345, is one of the original Great Twelve City Livery Companies. The Company was founded in the fourteenth century as the Guild of Pepperers, which dates from 1180. The Company was responsible for maintaining standards for the purity of spices and for the setting of certain weights and measures. In 1428, two years after founding its first hall in Old Jewry, the Company was granted a Royal Charter by King Henry VI. It is said that the Grocers� Company used to be first in the order, until Queen Elizabeth I, as Honorary Master of the Mercer�s Company, found herself in procession, after her coronation, behind the Grocers� camel which was emitting unfortunate smells. As a result, the Mercers� Company were promoted. Today, the Grocers� Company exists as a charitable, constitutional and ceremonial institution which plays a significant role in the election of the Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs of the City of London. The Company also maintains banquet and conference facilities at Grocers� Hall in Prince�s Street, next to the Bank of England. The Merchant Adventurers William was also a member of the Merchant Adventurers. The Company of Merchant Adventurers of London brought together London�s leading overseas merchants in a regulated company, in the nature of a guild. Its members� main business was the export of cloth, especially white (undyed) broadcloth. This enabled them to import a large range of foreign goods. In June 1619, after declining the opportunity to settle south of Cape Cod in New Netherland, because of their desire to avoid the Dutch influence, the Leiden Congregation obtained a land patent from the London Virginia Company, allowing them to settle at the mouth of the Hudson River. They then sought financing through the Merchant Adventurers, a group of businessmen who principally viewed the colony as a means of making a profit. Upon arriving in America, the Pilgrims began working to repay their debts. We know that the merchant adventurers invested between 'a31200 and 'a31600 before the Mayflower sailed. We also know that the Pilgrims were dangerously short of supplies. Shares were issued, each worth 'a310. The merchant adventurers bought their shares. The adult colonists - who were, after all, putting life and livelihood on the line - were each given one share and given the option to purchase more shares. Using the financing secured from the Merchant Adventurers, the Colonists bought provisions and obtained passage on two ships, the Mayflower and the Speedwell. Though they had intended to leave early in 1620, difficulties in dealing with the Merchant Adventurers, including several changes in plans for the voyage and in financing, resulted in a delay of several months. In 1621, the second ship, the Fortune, arrived in time for the first Thanksgiving. It carried a letter from the Merchant Adventurers chastising the colony for failure to return goods with the Mayflower that had been promised in return for their support. The Fortune began its return to England laden with 'a3500 worth of goods ('a383,000 as of 2010), more than enough to keep the colonists on schedule for repayment of their debt, however the Fortune was captured by the French before she could deliver her cargo to England, creating an even larger deficit for the colony. The first letter known to have borne the name of William Collier was one written from London, Apr. 7, 1624. by James Shirley, Thomas Brewer, William Collier, Joseph Pocock, Thomas Fletcher, John Ling, William Thomas, Robert Reayne, and reads as follows: -
To our beloved and right well esteemed friend Mr William Bradford Governour these, but inscribed thus: To our beloved friends Mr. William Bradford, Mr. Isaac Allerton, Mr. Edward Winslow, and the rest whom they think fit to acquaint therewith. Two things (beloved friends) we have endeavoured to effect, touching Plymouth plantation, first, that the planters there might live comfortably and contentedly. 2d that some returns might be made hither for the satisfying and encouragement of the adventurers, but to neither of these two can we yet attain At a word, though we be detected of folly, ignorance, want of judgment, yet let no man charge us with dishonesty, looseness or unconscionableness; but though we lose our labours or adventures, or charges, yea our lives; yet let us not lose one jot of our innocence, integrity, holiness, fear and comfort with God. And, thus ceasing for this time to trouble you further; praying God to bless and prosper you, and sanctify all your crosses and losses, that they may turn to your great profit and comfort in the end, with hearty salutations to you all, we lovingly take leave of you, from London, Apr. 7, 1624. Your assured lovers and friends In 1625 a letter was written by some of the Adventurers, William Collier among them, stating that
joint-account�� had been closed, that 'a31400 remained due on it, and that goods to meet this should be shipped to them as trade permitted. They had consigned to Edward Winslow and Isaac Allerton a stock of cloth, hose, shoes, leather, etc., and four black heifers which were to be sold on the account of these Adventurers at seventy per cent profit. The line of dry goods was poor in quality and did not sell well. The names of three of the black heifers, which sold very readily, were Raghorn, the Smooth-horned Heifer and the Blind Heifer. One of the Adventurers, James Shirley, sent as a gift a red heifer to be kept for the benefit of the poor of the colony. Arber, in his Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, states that these Adventurers who were about seventy in number were from different walks in life,
not a Corporation; but knit together by a voluntary combination, in a Society, without constraint or penalty; aiming to do good, and to plant Religion. William Collier appears on the 1626 list of adventurers in Bradford�s Letter Book . Bradford records that Mr. Allerton [Isaac ALLERTON]
in the first two or three years of his employment, he had cleared up 'a3400 and put it into a brew-house of Mr. Collier�s in London, at first under Mr. Sherley�s name'85��. The number of investors was initially about fifty, but began to drop substantially as various internal disputes arose. From a letter written in 1626, we learn the names of the remaining Merchant Adventurers: John White Samuel Sharp Thomas Hudson John Pocock Robert Holland Thomas Andrews Robert Kean James Shirley Thomas Ward Edward Bass Thomas Mott Fria. Newbald William Hobson [William COLLIER�s mother-in-law was Elizabeth HOBSON.] Thomas Fletcher Thomas Heath William Penington Timothy Hatherley Joseph Tilden William Quarles Thomas Brewer William Penrin Daniel Poynton John Thorned Eliza Knight Richard Andrews Myles Knowles Thomas Coventry Newman Rookes William COLLIER Robert Allden Henry Browning John Revell Laurence Anthony Richard Wright Peter Gudburn John Knight John Ling Emmanuel Altham Matthew Thornhill Thomas Goffe John Beauchamp [son-in-law of Edmund FREEMAN Sr.] Thomas Millsop For the first 7 years, everything remained in the
common stock,�� owned by all the shareholders. The common stock would furnish the Pilgrims with food, clothing and tools. At the end of the 7 years, the shareholders (Pilgrims and merchant adventurers alike) would divide equally the capital and profits (lands, houses and goods). In the meantime, the Pilgrims planned to engage in businesses such as lumbering and fishing, sending wood and fish to England to be sold. In actuality, however, instead of sending back goods, the Pilgrims had to ask the merchant adventurers for even more money, again and again and again. The Pilgrims� debt became very large very quickly. The merchant adventurers were NOT happy and the Pilgrims agreed to buy them out. The year 1626 marked a change in the manner of negotiations between the Adventurers and the Planters. In November of that year a
Composition�� was signed by forty-two Adventurers, William Collier among them, agreeing to recover from the Planters 'a3200 a year for nine years. These names are preserved in Gov. Bradford�s letter-book heretofore mentioned. Shirley, writing from Bristol, Eng., 19 March 1629/30, says of William Collier,
For Mr. Collier verily I could have wished it would have sorted his other affairs, to have been one of us, but he could not spare money, and we thought it not reasonable to take in any partner, unless he were willing and able to spare money, and to lay down his portion of the stock; however, account of him as a sure friend, both ready and willing to do you all the offices of a firm friend.�� In 1631, James Shirley, in a letter, mentions putting a certain sum into the brew-house of William Collier in London. So beginning in 1628, the Pilgrims were to pay the merchants 'a3200 a year until they had paid 'a31800. By that time, with the extra money invested in the struggling little colony, the debt may have been as high as 'a37000. The merchants decided, however, that they would rather be sure of having some of their investment returned, instead of running the risk of losing it all. After much financial problems, the flailing company reorganized in 1628, with James Shirley, Richard Andrews, John Beauchamp, and Timothy Hatherley, and a large group of Plymouth colonists buying out the remaining shareholders. Although the money to be repaid was not nearly as much as they had borrowed, it was still a large amount of money for the Pilgrims. One of the ways they found to make the money they needed to repay their debt was through the fur trade, particularly the trade in beaver fur. And where were the best furs to be found? In Maine, where Native Americans had been hunting beaver for generations. By 1625, the Pilgrims had established a fur-trading business in Maine with a permanent trading base on the Kennebec. They then extended operations farther north, moving into the Penobscot area, territory already claimed by the French. When the Pilgrims received their official boundaries as determined by the Warwick/Bradford Patent of 1629, a significant grant of land in Maine was included. This was as much
Plymouth Colony�� as the town of Plymouth itself! William in America Evidence as to the time that William Collier arrived in the Plymouth Colony is furnished by three letters from England in 1633, - one from Emmanuel Downing [son of our ancestor George DOWNING] and another from Francis Kirby, dated 18 June, and the third from James Shirley, 24 June of that year. The letter written by Emmanuel Downing is
To his very loving cozen Mr. John Winthrop at the Mattachusetts in New England,�� and subscribed
Your very lovinge Uncle Em: Downinge.�� He sent love to Mr. Collier among others. Francis Kirby, in his letter to his friend John Winthrop, Jr., writes,
I hope you have received the goods I shipped in the Mary & John per Mr. Collier, wherin I sent all the things you wrote for but sope ashes & old musket barreles, which were not to be had;�� Shirley, too, stated, 24 June 1633, that his last letter was
sente in ye Mary & John by Mr William Collier,�� etc. After the partnership between the Pilgrims and the Adventurers was terminated, he came to Plymouth. He immediately took a prominant position in the Plymouth Colony and was Magistrate and assistant Governor of Plymouth Colony for 28 years. He was a businessman and assisted in the settlement of accounts with the Merchant Adventurers and handled the business of the colony. He was commissioner at the first meeting of United Colonies in 1643 and served on the Council of War. He was among the first purchasers of land in Duxbury, Mass. and was the first settler in Duxbury. He was the wealthiest man in the colony, as he paid the highest taxes.�� He settled in the southeastern part, near Standish and Brewster. He also had land west of North hill (granted 1635), and a tract called Billingsgate. William Collier Timeline 1 Jan 1633/34 - Admitted freeman Plymouth 25 Mar 1633 -
Mr. Collier�s men�� assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list 27 Mar 1634 -
Mr. Will[iam] Collier�� assessed 'a32 5s. The list numbered eighty persons. Of these William Collier and Edward Winslow had the same rate, the highest. The rates of the other seventy-eight were all under 'a32. 1 Jul 1633 - In allocation of mowing ground on reference is made to ground
that Mr. Collier hath�� 1 Oct 1634 Committee to assess colony taxes, Wiilliam Collier was appointed with others on a committee to treat with the partners about trade, and, with Capt. Miles Standish, Jonathan Brewster, Wiilliam Palmer and Stephen Tracey for Duxbury side to lay out highways. 1635-37, 1639-51, 1654-65 - Plymouth Colony Assistant, In less than a year after Collier arrived in Plymouth Colony he was chosen Assistant to Gov. Bradford, From that time until 1665 He was appointed to that position of trust, with the exception of three years, 1638, 1652 and 1653, serving twenty - eight years in all. 5 Jul 1635 - Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some
tussicke march ground�� The bounds to this land were set by John Alden, Christopher Wadsworth and William BASSETT as late as Feb. 1638/9. 2 Mar 1635/36 - Committee to lay out highways, for
Duxbery side,��. Committee to view farm land, 7 Mar 1636/37 - In list of freemen 6 Aug 1637 - William Morris, of Royston, in the county of Hertford, butcher, having been indentured 4 Apr 1637 to William Collier, gentleman, for five years, was, by the consent of Mr. Collier, assigned to
dwell and abide as a servant with Love Brewster, of Ducksborrow, yeom,�� for the residue of the five years of service due to Mr. Collier. Love Brewster had become the son-in-law of Collier by marriage to his daughter Sarah, 15 May 1634. 6 Mar 1637/38 - Committee to set bounds for Scituate, The Governor, Mr. Prence, Mr. Collier, Mr. Alden, Mr. Browne and Mr. John Rowland were appointed,
to view that porcon of ground on the north side the Sowth River, and if they finde it more beneficiall for farmes to Scituate then to these pts, then to allot them; if not, to reserue it.�� 1639 - In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (where his name is crossed out and reentered in the Duxbury section) In Duxbury section of lists of 1658 and 29 May 1670 (where his name is crossed out and marked
deceased�� 4 Feb 1638/39 - Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 5 Mar 1638/9 - The Court ordered Mr. Edward Winslow and Mr. William Collyer
to take a view of the heigh wayes towards Greenes Harbor and Scituate from Plymouth, and to cause them to be amended that are in decay, or to alter them to more conveniency and either of them to call one or two w� them to do yt.�� 7 Nov 1639 - William Collier subscribed to the agreement between the inhabitants of
Duxborrow�� and George Pollard
late inhabitant of the town of Stokeclere, yeoman�� and William Hiller of New Plymouth, carpenter�� 1640 - Collier was called upon with others to view and lay out lots at Green Harbor or north of the South River. Among those to receive lands were William BASSETT, William Wetherell, the Southworth brothers, Thomas PRENCE and Daniel Cole. The name of Rexhame was given to the Green�s Harbor lands by 1641, but in 1642 that locality became known as Marshfield. The southeastern part of Marshfield retains the name of Green Harbor, the portion of the town, probably, to be first developed. 1641 - The relations between James Shirley and others in England with the partners in Plymouth had become trying. To the end of coming to an agreement, Shirley wrote a letter to Mr. John Atwood and Mr. William Collier, two of his special acquaintances, in 1641, -
Sir, My love remembered, &c. I have writte so much concerning ye ending of accounts betweexte us, as I profess I know not what more to write, &c. If you desire an end, as you seemeth to doe, there is (as I conceive) but 2. waise, that is to parfecte all accounts, from ye first to ye last, &c. Now if we find this difficulte, and tedious, haveing not been so stricte & carefull as we should and oughte to have done, as for my owne parte I doe confess I have been somewhat to remisse, and doe verily thinke so are you, &c. I fear you can never make a perfecte accounte of all your pety viages, out, & home too & againe, &c. So then ye second way must be, by biding or compounding; and this way, first or last, we must fall upon, &c. If we must warr at law for it, doe not you expecte from me, nether will I from you, but to cleave ye heare, and then I dare say ye lawyers will be most gainers, &c. Thus let us set to ye worke, one way or other, and end, that I may not allways suffer in my name & estate. And you are not free; nay, ye gospell suffers by your delaying, and causeth ye professors of it to be hardly spoken of, that you, being many, & now able, should combine &: joyne togeather to oppress & burden me, &:c. Fear not to make a faire & reasonable offer; beleeve me, I will never take any advantage to plead it against you, or to wrong you; or else let Mr. Winslow come over, and let him have such full power & authority as we mav ende by compounding; or else, ye accounts so well and fully made up, as we may end by reconing. Now, blesed be God, ye times be much changed here, I hope to see many of you returne to your native countrie againe, and have such freedom & libertie as ye word of God prescribs. Our bishops were never so near a downfall as now; God hath miraculously confounded them, and turned all their popish & Machavillian plots &c projects on their owne heads, &c. Thus you see what is fitt to be done concerning our perticulere greevances. I pray you take it seriously into consideration; let each give way a little that we may meete, &c. Be you and all yours kindly saluted, &c. So I ever rest, Your loving friend, (Signed) James Shirley Clapham, May 18, 1641 On the 15th of the following October articles of agreement were made between the partners, James Shirley, John Beacham and Richard Andrews, of London, merchants, and William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Prence, Myles Standish, William Brewster, John Alden & John Rowland, with Isaac Allerton in a trade of beaver skins and other furs of New England. Differences had arisen about the charge of two ships,
The White Angele, of Bristow,�� and
The Frindship, of Barnstable.�� John Atwood, with the advice and consent of William Collier, for and in behalf of James Shirley, and with William Bradford, agreed that Shirley should give release and William Bradford and others be bound for the payment of 'a31200 in satisfaction of all demands. The following year this
long and tedious bussiness came to some issue though not to a finall ende with all ye parties.�� 1643 - Plymouth Commissioner to United Colonies, 1643 - Edward Winslow called
Mr. Collier��
my partner�� in a letter to John Winthrop. Winslow also reported that
Mr. Collier [was]'85 absent to our grief�� at the vote over liberty of conscience in Plymouth Colony in 1645. 7 Mar 1642/43, 10 Jun 1650 - Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, The Court afterwards considered it proper to make further preparations for defence; and a committee, consisting of Mr. Collier, Mr. Winslow, Mr. Hatherly, and Capt. Standish, were sent to Massachusetts Bay to conclude on a junction with them in their present state of affairs ; and of this number Winslow and Collier were afterwards authorized to subscribe the articles of Confederation. This union was fully consummated and concluded, and the articles signed at Boston, May 19, 1643, Connecticut and New Hampshire being also included in the compact; and this era of the Confederate union of the Colonies, may be properly looked upon as the grand epoch, when the germ of the present American Republic first appeared in embryo. Aug 1643 - Commissioners, Mr. Edward Winslow and Mr. William Collyer were ordered to procure a standard bushel and half-bushel measure, according to the Massachusetts Bay standard, that the measures be uniform. At the same August Court two each from Plymouth, Duxbury and Marshfield were appointed to revise the laws of the Plymouth Colony,
that such as are necessary may be established, such as are vnnecessary may be repealed, and such as are defective may be altered, and such as are wanting may be pared, and penalties to be fixed to eich law as far as may be; that upon the approbacon of them by the Court they may be confirmed at the Genall Court.�� 27 Sep 1642, 10 Oct 1643, 1 June 1658 - Council of War - In 1643 constituted a council of war: the Governor, Mr. Winslow, Mr. Prence, Mr. Collier, Mr. Hatherly, Mr. John Brown, Mr. Wiihani Thomas, Mr. Edmund Freeman, Mr. William Vassel, Capt. Staudish, Mr. Thomas Dimmack, Mr. Anthony Thacher. A sale of moose skins was then ordered to furnish means for procuring powder and lead ; and then they passed the following order : �� The first Tewsday in July the ma^f^�s meete and eich Towne are to send such men as they shall think fit to joyne with them in consult about a course to saveguard ourselves from surprisall by an enemie.�� 2 Jun 1646 - Coroner, 7 July 1646 - Committee to draw up the excise 1 June 1647 - The certificate of election of William Bradford and John Browne as Commissioners from Plymouth Colony was signed by William Collier, along with Myles Standish and William Thomas. 20 Dec 1648 - John Balden bound himself to
Mr. William Colliar of Duxburrow�� for a term of five years, in return for which Collier was to give him
meat, drink and clothing, lodging and washing, and at the end of four years� service '85 a heifer of two years old�� June 1649 - Committee for the letting of trade 6 Mar 1649/50 - William
Colliar�� made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in
Duxborrow�� to
my kinsman William Clark�� 5 June 1651 - The court of agreed that payment should be raised for Mr.
Collyar�� for his service as magistrate. They were still going about raising this money 29 June 1652. 3 July 1656 - Auditor 3 June 1657 - Committee to review the laws 7 June 1659 - At court,
In regard that Mr. Collyare, by reason of age and much business on him, cannot attend the country�s business at courts but with great difficulties, the Court have appointed the Treasurer to procure him a servant, and do allow him for that purpose the sum of 'a310 6 Dec 1659 - At court
Josepth Prior�� was summoned to answer the charge of Mr. William
Collyares�� that Prior was guilty of
pilfering and purloining practices, and other unworthy carriages relating thereunto, viz. in alluring a young maid, a kinswoman to Mr. William Collyares, to help him '85 to sundry things pertaining to the said Mr. Collyare, without knowledge of or leave from Mr. Collyare or Mis[tress] Jane Collyare, his wife�� . Mr. Collier was called to the next court to prosecute the case. 6 Dec 1659 - Upon the Court records appears the following:; -
Mr�� Willam Collyare oweth the state of England the sume of 'a320 Goodwin designated him as
the richest man in the Colony.�� 1660 - Mr. Collier was licensed to sell
strong water�� to his neighbors in Duxbury; and it can be justly considered that one, who is well known to have been one of the wealthiest among them, would not have selected this as a means of gain, but rather at the instance of the magistrates, who well knew him to be a sober and discreet man, and one who would not be likely to sufffer any transgression of their laws.�� 3 Oct 1662 -
Mr. Collyare�� complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded 2 July 1667 - The court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare�s grandchild,
that grand child who is now servicable unto him�� 2 Mar 1668/69 - The court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett 5 Jul 1671 - The court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and
Benjamine Barlett,�� or any three of them to administer the estate of
Mr. William Collyare,�� deceased 29 Oct 1671 - The court ordered that
Daniell Cole�� was to have all such particulars out of the estate of
William Collyare�� that are extant He was one of the fifty-eight Purchasers [PCR 2:177]. Children 1. Mary COLLIER (See Gov. Thomas PRENCE s page) 3. Rebecca Collier Rebecca�s husband Job Cole was born 1605 in St Olave Southwark, Surrey, England. His parents were James Cole (1584 - 1630) and Mary Deleble (1584 - 1605). Job died 5 Jun 1672 in Eastham, Barnstable, Mass The will of Zaccheus Cole of St Olave, Southwark, citizen and grocer of London, named mother Frances, brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel Cole, and appointed brother Job Cole executor. The location of Zaccheus Cole in the same parish as William Collier, Job Cole�s future father-in-law, makes it likely that this is the correct family. Will of John Cole, proved at Plymouth 7 Jan 1637/38, names brother Job Cole, sister Rebecca [possibly Job�s wife, Rebecca Collier], Elizabeth Collier, and
my brother Daniel�� and and left legacies to
each of Master Collyer�s men,�� Edward, Joseph, Arthur, Ralph and John. Partly on the basis of this document Stratton suggests that Job Cole may have been one of
Mr. Collier�s men�� who appear in the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633. If this is the case, then Job Cole was probably included in the household of William Collier in the tax list of 27 March 1634, less than two months before Cole married Collier�s daughter.) Job Cole, apprentice in New England of William Collier and then his son-in-law, was likely the brother of Zaccheus Cole. This connection and others are discussed in TAG 42:119-21. Job Cole Timeline 28 Oct 1633 - The estate of Richard Lanckford owed Job Cole 3s. 9d. 18 Feb 1634/35 - Job Cole owed the estate of Thomas Evans an unspecified amount 4 Jun 1638 - Granted
a parcel of land on Duxborrow side, when they are viewed,�� 2 Jul 1638 - Granted forty acres upland, with some meadow, at Green�s Harbor 6 May 1639 - The service of Thomas Gray was transferred from John Atwood to Job Cole 3 Mar 1639/40 - Admitted Freeman in Plymouth 1639 list of Plymouth freemen - Job Cole is entered first in the Duxbury section, then is crossed off and added to the Yarmouth section of the same list He is then found in the Eastham section of the lists of Plymouth freemen of 1658, 29 May 1670 and 1683/84 2 Mar 1640/41 - Duxbury constable (replaced during the year) 6 Jun 1643 - Plymouth grand jury 1643 - In Yarmouth section of Plymouth list of men able to bear arms 5 Jun 1644 - Deputy for Yarmouth to Plymouth General Court (apparently replaced during the year), 7 Jun 1648 -
Naussit�� [Eastham] constable 2 Oct 1650 -
Jobe Cole of '85 Nawsett�� sold to Thomas Chillingsworth of Marshfield, shoemaker, land at Marshfield, being about forty acres of upland and six acres of meadow. 13 Aug 1651 -
Job Cole of Eastham�� sold to Christopher Wadsworth of Duxborough
a house and land lying against a place called Morton�s hole with meadow and fencing.�� Rebecca acknowledged this deed 6 Jun 1654 - Eastham surveyor of highways 8 Jan 1680[/1?] Samuel Cole of Eastham sold to Samuel Smith of Eastham
all that my parcel of meadow or marsh ground lying and being in the township of Eastham '85 which was granted unto my father Job Cole by the town�� 5 Apr 1710 - The Barnstable judge of probate ordered that
whereas it appears to me that there is some land & meadow laid out lying at Little Billinsgate in Eastham to the name or heirs of Job Cole late of said Eastham now deceased & not yet settled or legally disposed of and it appearing to me that Rebecca Nickerson widow daughter of said deceased hath not had anything material of her deceased father�s estate and was at some charge in supporting of her mother after the decease of her father the said land and meadow is therefore settled upon and ordered unto the said Rebecca Nickerson�� 4. Sarah Collier Sarah�s first husband Love Brewster was born 1611 in Leyden, Holland. His parents were Elder William BREWSTER and Mary WENTWORTH. Love died 31 Jan 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass. Sarah�s second husband Richard Parker was born 8 Aug 1609 in London, Middlesex, England. His parents were William Parke and Mary Manning. He first married 1628 in St Butolphs, Middlesex, England to Margery Crane (b. 1595 in London - d. 31 Mar 1656 in Cambridge, Mass.) Richard died 12 Jul 1664 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass. At about 9 yrs. old Love Brewster came to Plymouth, MA from England aboard
The Mayflower
. He became a freeman and was a volunteer to fight in the Pequot War of 1637, but at that time, volunteers from his county were not needed. He raised his family in Duxbury, Mass, volunteered for the milita under Captain Myles Standish and lived out his life in that town. His wife Sara survived him for about 30 more years. Together they had 4 children. Love�s servant Thomas Granger, (1625? - September 8, 1642) was the first person hanged in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (the first hanged in any of the colonies of New England being John Billington) [Our family relationship to Billington isn�t especially close, he was Richard MARTIN�s daughter-in-law�s grandfather, but the first Englishman to be convicted of murder in what would become the United States is a noteworthy black sheep.] Granger the first known juvenile to be sentenced to death and executed in the territory of today�s United States. Graunger, at the age of 16 or 17, was convicted of
buggery with a mare, a cowe, two goats, divers sheepe, two calves, and a turkey��, according to court records of 7 September 1642 Graunger confessed to his crimes in court privately to local magistrates, and upon indictment, publicly to ministers and the jury, being sentenced to
death by hanging until he was dead��. He was hanged on September 8, 1642. Before Graunger�s execution, following the laws set down in Leviticus 20:15 (
And if a man shall lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast��), the animals involved were slaughtered before his face and thrown into a large pit dug for their disposal, no use being made of any part of them .An account of Graunger�s acts is recorded in Gov. William Bradford s diary Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647. Will of Love Brewster, Oct. 6, 1650:
The last will and Testament of Love Brewster Deseassed exhibited at the general Court holden at New Plym: the 4th of March 1650 upon th e oath of Captaine Miles Standish Witnesseth these psents that I Love Brewster of Duxburrow in New England and in the goverment of New Plym: being in pfect memory doe ordeaine & appoint this to bee my last will and Testamente And first my will is that if the lord shall please to take mee out of this life that my body bee buried in a decent mannor and that my funerall expences bee taken out of my whole estate; Next my will is; That all my Just and lawfull debts bee paied out of the Remainder of my said estate allso I give unto my Children that is to say Nathaniell, William, Wrasteling and Sara each of them a kettle and further my will is that my three sonns shall have each of them a peece that is to say a gun; allso I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sara Brewster all the Residue of my whole estate both goods and Chattles and land at Duxburrow for her bringing up of her and my Children the time of her life and after her decease I doe give the aforsaid lands to my eldest sonn and heire apparent Nathaniell Brewster and in Case god should take him away out of this life without Issew I give and bequeath the said lands to Duxburrow to my second sonn William Brewster and in like case to my youngest sonn Wresteling Brewster; And for those books I have that my wife would destribute them to herselfe and Children at her discresion allso my will is and I doe by the same give unto my three sonns equally to be devided amongst them all such land as of Right due to mee by Purchase and first coming into the land Which was in the yeare 1620 allso I doe make Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Sara Brewster sole executrix of this my last will and Testament in Witnes Whereof I have put to my hand and Seale this sixt of october 1650 Winess heerunto Love Brewster Myles Standish��. 6. Elizabeth Collier Elizabeth�s husband Constant Southworth was born 1615 in Leyden, Sholland, Netherlands. His parents were Edward Southworth and Alice Carpenter . His paternal grandparents were Sir Thomas Southworth and Rosamond Lister. His maternal grandparents were our ancestors Alexander CARPENTER and Priscilla DILLEN. Constant died 10 Mar 1679 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass. Constant Southworth Pedigree Constant, born in Leyden and was about fourteen years old when he came over in 1628 with his brother Thomas. Settled at Duxbury, was a volunteer in Pequot war, 1637. Had five daughters and three son. He was for seventeen years deputy from Duxbury and for sixteen years was the Colony�s treasurer. Was commissary in King Philip�s war although then sixty-one year old. Constant�s Public Service 2 Jan 1637/8 - Freeman. In Duxbury section of Plymouth Colony lists of freemen of 1639, 1658 and 29 May 1670 7 Jun 1659 thru 3 Jun 1668 - Colony treasure. 7 Jun 1670 thru 5 Jun 1678 - Assistant Plymouth 3 Jun 1652, 6 Apr 1653, 7 Jun 1653, 6 Jun 1654, 8 Jun 1655, 3 Jun 1656, 1 Jun 1658, 7 Jun 1659, 6 Jun 1660, 2 Oct 1660, 4 Jun 1661, 3 Jun 1662, 1 Jun 1663, 8 Jun 1664, 7 Jun 1665, 5 Jun 1666, 5 Jun 1667, 3 Jun 1668 - Deputy (from Duxbury) 7 Mar 1653/54, 3 Oct 1659 Deputy (from Plymouth) 2 Mar 1640/41, 1 Jun 1641, 5 Jun 1644 - Duxbury constable, 1643 - In Duxbury section of Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms 5 Jun 1644 - Grand jury, 4 Jun 1645, 3 Jun 1656, 6 Oct 1659, 1 May 1660, 13 Jun 1660, 2 Oct 1660, 5 Feb 1660/1, 1 Jun 1663 - Committee to divide lands and settle ways 7 Jul 1646 - Ensign 1 Jun 1647, 8 Jun 1649, 4 Jun 1650, 5 Jun 1651 - Committee member Jun 1649 - Committee to treat the letting of the trade 6 Jun 1654 - Committee to supply towns and soldiers 7 Aug 1655 - Committee to organize the mending of: Joanses River bridge 5 Mar 1655/56 - Committee to consider the trade at Kennebeck 1 Jun 1658 - Committee to oversee the building of a house of correction 1 Jun 1658, 2 Apr 1667, 2 Jul 1667 - Council of war 1 Mar 1658/59 - Committee to negotiate the ownership of Hogg Island with Rhode Island 6 Oct 1659 - Committee to settle the bounds of Taunton 10 Jun 1662 - Duxbury invoicer of liquors, powder, shot and lead 1 Jun 1663 - Committee to settle the bounds of Sandwich and Plymouth 27 Jul 1664 - Committee to organize the mending of Barstowes Bridge 3 Oct 1665 - Committee to oversee the purchase of lands from Indians 1 May 1666 - Committee to organize the mending of Penquine Hole. 5 Jun 1678 - Committee to revise laws Constant�s Estate 6 Oct 1636 - Land was granted to Mr. William Bradford
for Constant & Thomas Southward, the land now in occupation of George Sowle�� 6 Apr 1640 -
Constant Southwood and Thomas Southwood, his brother '85 [were] granted fifty acres apiece of upland '85 at the North River, with proportionable meadow ground�� 10 Nov 1646 - William Hillier of Duxbury, carpenter, sold to Constant Southworth of Duxbury, planter, his right in
the mill at Duxbury standing upon Stonie River being in partnership between him and Georg[e] Pollerd late of Duxbury,�� being a half share 2 Feb 1646/47 - Constant Southworth sold to William Bradford of Plymouth
all his lands & meadows lying at the Island Creek�� 26 Feb 1648 -
Constant Sowthworth of Duxbery and Thomas Sowthworth of Plymouth his brother�� sold to Francis Godfrey of Duxbury, carpenter, one hundred acres of land at the North River 7 Jun 1665 -
A competency�� of land was granted to four men, including
Mr. Constant Southworth�� at Namasskett In his will, dated 20 Feb 1678/79 and proved 7 June 1679, Constant Southworth Esq. of Duxbury bequeathed to
my dear and loving wife Elizabeth Southworth for and during the term of her natural life my dwelling house with the outhousing and mill belonging unto it and all my uplands and meadows�� in Duxbury or Marshfield, along with 'a350 and some furniture; to my son Edward Southworth after the decease of my aforesaid wife Elizabeth my aforesaid dwelling house with the outhousing and mill belonging to it and all my upland and meadows�� in Duxbury and Marshfield, along with 'a312; to
my son Nathaniell Southworth the one half of my share of lands that lyeth near Taunton called by the name of the freemen�s lands��; to
my three daughters Marcye Freeman, Allice Church and Mary Alden my other one-half of the freemen�s land��; to
my daughter Elizabeth Southworth�� moveables
provided that she do not marry Willam Vobbes,�� otherwise to have 5s.; to
my daughter Presilla Soutworth�� moveables; to
my son Willam Southworth�� moveables; to
my grandson Constant Freeman all those my lands and meadows that I have at a place commonly called Pawomett�� in Eastham; to
my sons Edward and Nathaniell and daughters Elizabeth and Presilla equally all my part of the profits that shall or may arise by the fishing at the Cape��; wife Elizabeth to be sole executrix and residuary legatee, to be assisted by sons Edward and Nathaniel. The inventory of Constant Southworth, taken 15 Mar 1678/79, was totalled, but the arithmetic is incomprehensible and impossible. A list of real estate, without valuation, was appended:
about twenty-five acres of land in the town of Duxburrow whereon standeth his dwelling house and barn and one grist mill��;
a parcel of land at the North Field the quantity we know not��;
several parcels of meadow lying in the towns of Duxburrow and Marshfield about 12 acres';
one share of land in a place commonly called the freemen�s land near Taunton��; and a
parcel of land and meadow at a place commonly called Paomett in the town of Eastham�� . Sources: A historical sketch of William Collier (1925) http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=6278301 http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Genealogy/merchantadventurers.php History of the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts : with genealogical registers�� http://www.caskey-family.com/genealogy/WilliamCollier.htm William Collier Origin: Southwark, Surrey Migration: 1633 First Residence: Plymouth Removes: Duxbury after 1639 Occupation: Grocer (in England). Freeman: Admitted 1 January 1633/4 [PCR 1:4, 21]. In list of freemen, 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (where his name is crossed out and reentered in the Duxbury section) [PCR 8:173-74]. In Duxbury section of lists of 1658 and 29 May 1670 (where his name is crossed out and marked "deceased" [PCR 5:274, 8:198]. Education: His appointment to the committee to review the laws speaks of considerable education. Offices: Plymouth Colony Assistant, 1635-37, 1639-51, 1654-65 [MA Civil List 37-39]. Plymouth Commissioner to United Colonies, 1643 [MA Civil List 28]. Committee to assess colony taxes [PCR 1:26]. Committee to lay out highways, for "Duxbery side," 1 October 1634 [PCR 1:31]. Committee to view farm land, 2 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:39]. Committee to set bounds for Scituate, 6 March 1637/8 [PCR 1:80]. Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 4 February 1638/9 [PCR 1:112]. Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, 7 March 1642/3, 10 June 1650 [PCR 2:53, 159]. Council of War, 27 September 1642, 10 October 1643, 1 June 1658 [PCR 2:47, 64, 3:139]. Coroner, 2 June 1646 [PCR 2:101]. Committee to draw up the excise, 7 July 1646 [PCR 2:105]. Committee for the letting of trade, June 1649 [PCR 2:144]. Auditor, 3 July 1656 [PCR 3:104]. Committee to review the laws, 3 June 1657 [PCR 3:117]. Estate: "Mr. Collier's men" assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 [PCR 1:11]; "Mr. Will[iam] Collier" assessed 'a32 5s. in list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:27]. In allocation of mowing ground on 1 July 1633, reference is made to ground "that Mr. Collier hath" [PCR 1:14]. On 5 July 1635, Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some "tussicke march ground" [PCR 1:35]. On 3 October 1662, "Mr. Collyare" complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded [PCR 4:27, 39]. On 6 March 1649[/50] William "Colliar" made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in "Duxborrow" to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. On 2 July 1667 the court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare's grandchild, "that grand child who is now servicable unto him" [PCR 4:159]. On 2 March 1668/9 the court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett [PCR 5:14]. On 5 July 1671 the court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and "Benjamine Barlett," or any three of them to administer the estate of "Mr. William Collyare," deceased [PCR 5:68]. On 29 October 1671 the court ordered that "Daniell Cole" was to have all such particulars out of the estate of "William Collyare" that are extant [PCR 5:80]. Birth: By about 1585 based on date of marriage. At court 7 June 1659, "In regard that Mr. Collyare, by reason of age and much business on him, cannot attend the country's business at courts but with great difficulties, the Court have appointed the Treasurer to procure him a servant, and do allow him for that purpose the sum of 'a310" [PCR 3:166]. Death: After 29 May 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 July 1671 (administration granted on estate). Marriage: St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, 16 May 1611 Jane Clark [TAG 49:215]; she died after 28 June 1666 when she consented to a deed made by her husband [PCLR 3:152]. Children (unless otherwise stated, from TAG 49:215): i Mary, bp. St.Olave, Southwark, 18 February 1611[/2]; m. Plymouth 1 April 1635 Thomas Prence (as his second of four wives) [PCR 1:34]. ii Hannah, bp. St. Olave 14 September 1613; bur. there 31 August 162 iii Rebecca, bp. St. Olave 10 January 1614[/5]; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Job Cole [PCR 1:30]. iv Sarah, bp. St. Olave 30 April 1616; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Love Brewster [PCR 1:30]. v John, bp. St. Olave 18 March 1616[/7]; bur. there 24 August 161 vi Elizabeth, bp. St. Olave 9 March 1618[/9]; m. Plymouth 2 November 1637 Constant Southworth [PCR 1:68]. vii John, bp. St. Olave 23 March 1619[/20]; bur. there 6 August 162 viii Catheren, bur. St. Olave 13 January 1621[/2]. ix James, bp. St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, 16 March 1622[/3] [TAG 51:58]; bur. St. Olave 24 August 1624. x Martha, bp. St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, 28 March 1624 [TAG 51:58]; bur. St. Olave 30 May 1625. xi William, bur. St. Olave 12 August 1625. xii Lydia, bp. St. Olave 8 March 1625[/6]; bur. there 12 March 1625[/6 Associations: The will of Zaccheus Cole of St Olave, Southwark, citizen and grocer of London, named mother Frances, brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel Cole, and appointed brother Job Cole executor [PCC Scroope 106, as cited in TAG 42:119-20]. The New England will of John Cole about 1637 named his brothers Job Cole and Daniel Cole, his sister Rebecca (surname not stated) and "Elizabeth Collyer" (no rekationship stated), and left legacies to "each of Master Collyer's men," Edward, Joseph, Arthur, Ralph and John [MD 2:209-10]. Job Cole, apprentice in New England of William Collier and then his son-in-law, was likely the brother of Zaccheus Cole. This connection and others are discussed in TAG 42:119-21. On 19 November 1645 Nathaniel Warren, son of Richard Warren, married at Plymouth Sarah Walker [PCR 2:94]. On 7 June 1653 "Mrs. Jane Collyare in behalf of her grandchild the wife of the said Nathaniel Warren" petitioned Plymouth Court in a land dispute [MD 3:141]. John Insley Coddington has suggested that when William Collier married her, Jane Clark was a widow, and that by her Clark husband she had a daughter who married a Walker [TAG 51:92-93]. Coddington further suggests that the Sara, daughter of William Walker, who was baptized at St. Olave's, Southwark, on 10 November 1622 was the grandchild of Jane Collier who married Nathaniel Warren. If this solution proves to be correct, it would also explain the 1650 land transaction in which William Collier granted to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. Comments: John Hunt demonstrated that William "Collyer" was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Grocers' Company of London 16 August 1609. John Arnold, dyer, and William Hurdman, pewterer, were sureties for William Collyer for two years beginning 15 August 1612. He became a partner in Southwark with "Mr. Monger" and was sworn a free brother of the Grocers' Company 3 March 1627/8 [TAG 42:120-21]. William Collier appears on the 1626 list of adventurers in Bradford's Letter Book [Bradford LB 26]. Bradford records that Mr. Allerton "in the first two or three years of his employment, he had cleared up 'a3400 and put it into a brew-house of Mr. Collier's in London, at first under Mr. Sherley's name..." [Bradford 239]. Edward Winslow called "Mr. Collier" "my partner" in a 1643 letter to John Winthrop [WP 4:452]. Winslow also reported that "Mr. Collier [was]... absent to our grief" at the vote over liberty of conscience in Plymouth Colony in 1645 [WP 5:56]. William Morris, of Royston, in the county of Hertford, butcher, having been indentured 4 April 1637 to William Collier, gentleman, for five years, agreed to switch his service to Love Brewster of "Ducksborrow" at court 6 August 1637 [PCR 1:64]. William Collier subscribed to the 7 November 1639 agreement between the inhabitants of "Duxborrow" and George Pollard "late inhabitant of the town of Stokeclere, yeoman" and William Hiller of New Plymouth, carpenter" [PCR 12:72-73]. On 20 December 1648, John Balden bound himself to "Mr. William Colliar of Duxburrow" for a term of five years, in return for which Collier was to give him "meat, drink and clothing, lodging and washing, and at the end of four years' service ... a heifer of two years old" [PCR 12:164]. The court of 5 June 1651 agreed that payment should be raised for Mr. "Collyar" for his service as magistrate [PCR 2:169]. They were still going about raising this money 29 June 1652 [PCR 3:14]. He was one of the fifty-eight Purchasers [PCR 2:177]. At court 6 December 1659, "Josepth Prior" was summoned to answer the charge of Mr. William "Collyares" that Prior was guilty of "pilfering and purloining practices, and other unworthy carriages relating thereunto, viz. in alluring a young maid, a kinswoman to Mr. William Collyares, to help him ... to sundry things pertaining to the said Mr. Collyare, without knowledge of or leave from Mr. Collyare or Mis[tress] Jane Collyare, his wife" [PCR 3:177]. Mr. Collier was called to the next court to prosecute the case. TITL U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 AUTH Yates Publishing PUBL Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, United States of America: The Generations Network,Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records wasextracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets andelectronic databases. 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Hon. William Collier, of London & DuxburyAlso Known As: "Collyar /Colliar/", "Collyer", "Collyare" Birthdate: circa 1585 Birthplace: of St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surrey, England Death: Died May 29, 1670 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Immediate Family:
Son of Abraham Collier and Sarah Collier Husband of Jane Collier (unknown) Father of Elizabeth Christian; Mary Prence; Rebecca Cole; Sarah Park; Elizabeth Southworth and 2 others Occupation: Grocer of London, brewhouse operator, Acting Gov of the Plymouth Colony
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/d/Harry-C-Hadaway/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0318.html William Collier (b. Abt. 1585, d. Bef. July 05, 1671) William Collier was born Abt. 1585 in London, London,England718, and died Bef. July 05, 1671 in Duxbury, Plymouth co., MA719. He married Jane Clark on May 16, 1611 in St. Olave, Southwark, England719, daughter of John Clarke and Mary Morton.
Includes NotesNotes for William Collier: William Collier
Birth: BEF 1590 ,England Death: 1670 probably,Duxbury,Massachusetts
Notes: He came to New England in 1633. He lived in Duxbury. The signature of William Collier appears in the Composition with the Plymouth Colony on 15/25 November 1626. (See Arber 1897, p.321). Apparently this one of the only 42 people in England with some stake in Plymouth Plantation at the time. He served as Assistant Governor of the Plymouth Colony. He was reported to be the "Richest Man in the Colony". He was an advocate of Religious Toleration. From Leon Clark Hills, "Cape Cod Series, Vol. II, WILLIAM COLLIER: History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters and first Comers to Ye Olde Colonie." Hills Pub. Co., Washington D.C., 1941: He was a Merchant Adventurer & Brewer of London, and very active in support of the New England Settlers. In fact, he was one of those to subscribe for special aid to the Plymouth colonists on Nov 15, 1626. He finally decided, like so many other merchants, to remove himself and family to America. It is not surprising to find him, his four daughters and apprentices (not servants), among whom were the brothers John, Job, and Daniel Cole, disembarking from the good ship "Mary and James," together with 190 other passengers when it arrived at Plymouth in 1633. His wife probably had died, leaving him with the children. He was an able man and soon took a high position in the Colony, especially in the matter of final settlement of acounts with the London Adventurers. He was a comissioner at the first meeting of the United Colonies in 1643, and served as Governor's Assistant from 1634 to 1665, a period of 31 years. The Court ordered a special aide for him in 1659, on account of "age and much business." Note: he was also in on the first purchase of Dartmouth in 1652. A posting on soc.roots by Jerry.Hodges{windmill,agape}.com, 3009 47th Lubbock TX 79413, claimed that one of his wives was Jane Clark, and a dau. of their was Ruth (Collier) COLE, wife of Daniel Cole. : Jane at ,England
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COLLIER, WILLIAM-One of the few Adventurers to come to live in New England, he was praised by Nathaniel Morton (New Englands Memoriall, p. 91): "This year [1633] likewise Mr. William Collier arrived with his Family in New-England, who as he had been a good Benefactor to the Colony of New-Plimouth before he came over, having been an Adventurer unto it at its first beginning; so also he approved himself a very useful Instrument in that Jurisdiction after he arrived, being frequently Chosen, and for divers years serving God and the Country in the place of Magistracy, and lived a godly and holy life untill old Age." He was often elected an Assistant between 1634/35 and 1665, and he appeared to side with the more conservative leaders, such as in the 1645 fight with Vassal]. James Cudworth wrote that "Mr. Collier last June would not sit on the Bench, if I sate there" (Bishop, p- 176). He was on the Council for War, and he served at times as a commissioner of the United Colonies. He resided in Duxbury, and in 1649/50 he deeded ten acres of land in Duxbury to "my kinsman William Clark" (PCR 12:182). Collier married Jane Clark at St. Olave, Southwark, 16 May 1611, and he and his wife had four daughters with them in Plymouth Colony: Sarah, who married (1) Love Brewster and (2) Richard Parke of Cambridge; Rebecca, who married Job Cole; Mary, who married Thomas Prence; and Elizabeth, who married Constant Southworth- Robert S. Wakefield, "More on the Children of William Collier," TAG 49:215 and 51:58, identified eight other children in England (all of whom had died young there), and he showed that Collier had lived in St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Bermondsey, Surrey, and St. Olave Parish, Southwark. In the St. Olave register he was called a grocer. Bradford referred to a "brew-house of Mr. Colliers in London" (Ford 2:125). On 7 June 1653 Mrs. Jane Collier made a claim on behalf of her grandchild, the wife of Nathaniel 2 Warren (MD 3:141). The grandchild was Sarah (Walker) Warren, who was baptized at St. Olave, Southwark, 10 November 1622, the daughter of William Walker (TAG 51:92). On 2 December 1661 William Collier of Duxbury, gentleman, with the consent of Mrs. Jane Collier, sold all his house and land that he was living on in Duxbury to Benjamin Bartlett, who was not to enter into possession until the death of both William and Jane Collier. Collier died before 5 July 1671, when men were appointed to administer his estate (PCR 5:68). An excellent documented narrative of various aspects of his life is given in Moore Families, P. 196-205. (See also John Cole, above, and the Hunt article shown under job Cole, above.)
Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton
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ORIGIN: Southwark, Surrey
MIGRATION: 1633
FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth
REMOVES: Duxbury after 1639
OCCUPATION: Grocer (in England).
FREEMAN: Admitted 1 January 1633/4 [PCR 1:4, 21]. In list of freemen, 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (where his name is crossed out and reentered in the Duxbury section) [PCR 8:173-74]. In Duxbury section of lists of 1658 and 29 May 1670 (where his name is crossed out and marked "deceased" [PCR 5:274, 8:198].
EDUCATION: His appointment to the committee to review the laws speaks of considerable education.
OFFICES: Plymouth Colony Assistant, 1635-37, 1639-51, 1654-65 [MA Civil List 37-39]. Plymouth Commissioner to United Colonies, 1643 [MA Civil List 28]. Committee to assess colony taxes [PCR 1:26]. Committee to lay out highways, for "Duxbery side," 1 October 1634 [PCR 1:31]. Committee to view farm land, 2 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:39]. Committee to set bounds for Scituate, 6 March 1637/8 [PCR 1:80]. Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 4 February 1638/9 [PCR 1:112]. Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, 7 March 1642/3, 10 June 1650 [PCR 2:53, 159]. Council of War, 27 September 1642, 10 October 1643, 1 June 1658 [PCR 2:47, 64, 3:139]. Coroner, 2 June 1646 [PCR 2:101]. Committee to draw up the excise, 7 July 1646 [PCR 2:105]. Committee for the letting of trade, June 1649 [PCR 2:144]. Auditor, 3 July 1656 [PCR 3:104]. Committee to review the laws, 3 June 1657 [PCR 3:117].
ESTATE: "Mr. Collier's men" assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 [PCR 1:11]; "Mr. Will[iam] Collier" assessed 'a32 5s. in list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:27]. In allocation of mowing ground on 1 July 1633, reference is made to ground "that Mr. Collier hath" [PCR 1:14]. On 5 July 1635, Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some "tussicke march ground" [PCR 1:35]. On 3 October 1662, "Mr. Collyare" complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded [PCR 4:27, 39]. On 6 March 1649[/50] William "Colliar" made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in "Duxborrow" to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. On 2 July 1667 the court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare's grandchild, "that grand child who is now servicable unto him" [PCR 4:159]. On 2 March 1668/9 the court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett [PCR 5:14]. On 5 July 1671 the court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and "Benjamine Barlett," or any three of them to administer the estate of "Mr. William Collyare," deceased [PCR 5:68]. On 29 October 1671 the court ordered that "Daniell Cole" was to have all such particulars out of the estate of "William Collyare" that are extant [PCR 5:80].
BIRTH: By about 1585 based on date of marriage. At court 7 June 1659, "In regard that Mr. Collyare, by reason of age and much business on him, cannot attend the country's business at courts but with great difficulties, the Court have appointed the Treasurer to procure him a servant, and do allow him for that purpose the sum of 'a310" [PCR 3:166].
DEATH: After 29 May 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 July 1671 (administration granted on estate).
COMMENTS: John Hunt demonstrated that William "Collyer" was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Grocers' Company of London 16 August 1609. John Arnold, dyer, and William Hurdman, pewterer, were sureties for William Collyer for two years beginning 15 August 1612. He became a partner in Southwark with "Mr. Monger" and was sworn a free brother of the Grocers' Company 3 March 1627/8 [TAG 42:120-21].
William Collier appears on the 1626 list of adventurers in Bradford's Letter Book [Bradford LB 26]. Bradford records that Mr. Allerton "in the first two or three years of his employment, he had cleared up 'a3400 and put it into a brew-house of Mr. Collier's in London, at first under Mr. Sherley's name..." [Bradford 239].
Edward Winslow called "Mr. Collier" "my partner" in a 1643 letter to John Winthrop [WP 4:452]. Winslow also reported that "Mr. Collier [was]... absent to our grief" at the vote over liberty of conscience in Plymouth Colony in 1645 [WP 5:56].
William Morris, of Royston, in the county of Hertford, butcher, having been indentured 4 April 1637 to William Collier, gentleman, for five years, agreed to switch his service to Love Brewster of "Ducksborrow" at court 6 August 1637 [PCR 1:64].
William Collier subscribed to the 7 November 1639 agreement between the inhabitants of "Duxborrow" and George Pollard "late inhabitant of the town of Stokeclere, yeoman" and William Hiller of New Plymouth, carpenter" [PCR 12:72-73].
On 20 December 1648, John Balden bound himself to "Mr. William Colliar of Duxburrow" for a term of five years, in return for which Collier was to give him "meat, drink and clothing, lodging and washing, and at the end of four years' service ... a heifer of two years old" [PCR 12:164].
The court of 5 June 1651 agreed that payment should be raised for Mr. "Collyar" for his service as magistrate [PCR 2:169]. They were still going about raising this money 29 June 1652 [PCR 3:14].
He was one of the fifty-eight Purchasers [PCR 2:177].
At court 6 December 1659, "Josepth Prior" was summoned to answer the charge of Mr. William "Collyares" that Prior was guilty of "pilfering and purloining practices, and other unworthy carriages relating thereunto, viz. in alluring a young maid, a kinswoman to Mr. William Collyares, to help him ... to sundry things pertaining to the said Mr. Collyare, without knowledge of or leave from Mr. Collyare or Mis[tress] Jane Collyare, his wife" [PCR 3:177]. Mr. Collier was called to the next court to prosecute the case.
SOURCE: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33
More About William Collier: Baptism (LDS): October 31, 1931 Endowment (LDS): March 11, 1932, Arizonia Temple.
More About William Collier and Jane Clark: Marriage: May 16, 1611, St. Olave, Southwark, England.719 Sealed to spouse (LDS): October 30, 1952, Arizonia Temple.
Children of William Collier and Jane Clark are:
+Mary Collier, b. February 18, 1611/12, St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surry, England720, d. Abt. 1644, Plymouth , Plymouth, MA721. +Sarah Collier, b. April 30, 1616, Southwark, Surrey, England722, d. April 26, 1691, Plymouth , Plymouth, MA723.
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bobwolfe/gen/person/p2392.htm William Collier
Birth: About 1585, Southwark, Surrey, England Death: Between 29 May 1670 and 5 July 1671, Duxbury, Massachusetts
Partner: Jane Marriage: 16 May 1611, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Mary Collier Born: 18 February 1611/12, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Hannah Collier Born: 14 September 1613, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Rebecca Collier Born: 10 January 1614/15, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Sara Collier Born: 10 April 1616, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: John Collier Born: 18 March 1616/17, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Elizibeth Collier Born: 9 March 1618/19, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: John Collier Born: 23 March 1619/20, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Child: Catheren Collier Child: James Collier Born: 16 March 1622/23, St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Child: Martha Collier Born: 28 March 1624, St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Child: William Collier Child: Lidia Collier Born: 8 March 1625/26, St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England Notes for William Collier William Collier Origin: Southwark, Surrey Migration: 1633 First Residence: Plymouth Removes: Duxbury after 1639 Occupation: Grocer (in England). Freeman: Admitted 1 January 1633/4 [PCR 1:4, 21]. In list of freemen, 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (where his name is crossed out and reentered in the Duxbury section) [PCR 8:173-74]. In Duxbury section of lists of 1658 and 29 May 1670 (where his name is crossed out and marked "deceased" [PCR 5:274, 8:198]. Education: His appointment to the committee to review the laws speaks of considerable education. Offices: Plymouth Colony Assistant, 1635-37, 1639-51, 1654-65 [MA Civil List 37-39]. Plymouth Commissioner to United Colonies, 1643 [MA Civil List 28]. Committee to assess colony taxes [PCR 1:26]. Committee to lay out highways, for "Duxbery side," 1 October 1634 [PCR 1:31]. Committee to view farm land, 2 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:39]. Committee to set bounds for Scituate, 6 March 1637/8 [PCR 1:80]. Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 4 February 1638/9 [PCR 1:112]. Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, 7 March 1642/3, 10 June 1650 [PCR 2:53, 159]. Council of War, 27 September 1642, 10 October 1643, 1 June 1658 [PCR 2:47, 64, 3:139]. Coroner, 2 June 1646 [PCR 2:101]. Committee to draw up the excise, 7 July 1646 [PCR 2:105]. Committee for the letting of trade, June 1649 [PCR 2:144]. Auditor, 3 July 1656 [PCR 3:104]. Committee to review the laws, 3 June 1657 [PCR 3:117]. Estate: "Mr. Collier's men" assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 [PCR 1:11]; "Mr. Will[iam] Collier" assessed 'a32 5s. in list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:27]. In allocation of mowing ground on 1 July 1633, reference is made to ground "that Mr. Collier hath" [PCR 1:14]. On 5 July 1635, Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some "tussicke march ground" [PCR 1:35]. On 3 October 1662, "Mr. Collyare" complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded [PCR 4:27, 39]. On 6 March 1649[/50] William "Colliar" made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in "Duxborrow" to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. On 2 July 1667 the court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare's grandchild, "that grand child who is now servicable unto him" [PCR 4:159]. On 2 March 1668/9 the court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett [PCR 5:14]. On 5 July 1671 the court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and "Benjamine Barlett," or any three of them to administer the estate of "Mr. William Collyare," deceased [PCR 5:68]. On 29 October 1671 the court ordered that "Daniell Cole" was to have all such particulars out of the estate of "William Collyare" that are extant [PCR 5:80]. Birth: By about 1585 based on date of marriage. At court 7 June 1659, "In regard that Mr. Collyare, by reason of age and much business on him, cannot attend the country's business at courts but with great difficulties, the Court have appointed the Treasurer to procure him a servant, and do allow him for that purpose the sum of 'a310" [PCR 3:166]. Death: After 29 May 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 July 1671 (administration granted on estate). Marriage: St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, 16 May 1611 Jane Clark [TAG 49:215]; she died after 28 June 1666 when she consented to a deed made by her husband [PCLR 3:152]. Children (unless otherwise stated, from TAG 49:215): i Mary, bp. St.Olave, Southwark, 18 February 1611[/2]; m. Plymouth 1 April 1635 Thomas Prence (as his second of four wives) [PCR 1:34]. ii Hannah, bp. St. Olave 14 September 1613; bur. there 31 August 162 iii Rebecca, bp. St. Olave 10 January 1614[/5]; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Job Cole [PCR 1:30]. iv Sarah, bp. St. Olave 30 April 1616; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Love Brewster [PCR 1:30]. v John, bp. St. Olave 18 March 1616[/7]; bur. there 24 August 161 vi Elizabeth, bp. St. Olave 9 March 1618[/9]; m. Plymouth 2 November 1637 Constant Southworth [PCR 1:68]. vii John, bp. St. Olave 23 March 1619[/20]; bur. there 6 August 162 viii Catheren, bur. St. Olave 13 January 1621[/2]. ix James, bp. St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, 16 March 1622[/3] [TAG 51:58]; bur. St. Olave 24 August 1624. x Martha, bp. St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, 28 March 1624 [TAG 51:58]; bur. St. Olave 30 May 1625. xi William, bur. St. Olave 12 August 1625. xii Lydia, bp. St. Olave 8 March 1625[/6]; bur. there 12 March 1625[/6 Associations: The will of Zaccheus Cole of St Olave, Southwark, citizen and grocer of London, named mother Frances, brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel Cole, and appointed brother Job Cole executor [PCC Scroope 106, as cited in TAG 42:119-20]. The New England will of John Cole about 1637 named his brothers Job Cole and Daniel Cole, his sister Rebecca (surname not stated) and "Elizabeth Collyer" (no rekationship stated), and left legacies to "each of Master Collyer's men," Edward, Joseph, Arthur, Ralph and John [MD 2:209-10]. Job Cole, apprentice in New England of William Collier and then his son-in-law, was likely the brother of Zaccheus Cole. This connection and others are discussed in TAG 42:119-21. On 19 November 1645 Nathaniel Warren, son of Richard Warren, married at Plymouth Sarah Walker [PCR 2:94]. On 7 June 1653 "Mrs. Jane Collyare in behalf of her grandchild the wife of the said Nathaniel Warren" petitioned Plymouth Court in a land dispute [MD 3:141]. John Insley Coddington has suggested that when William Collier married her, Jane Clark was a widow, and that by her Clark husband she had a daughter who married a Walker [TAG 51:92-93]. Coddington further suggests that the Sara, daughter of William Walker, who was baptized at St. Olave's, Southwark, on 10 November 1622 was the grandchild of Jane Collier who married Nathaniel Warren. If this solution proves to be correct, it would also explain the 1650 land transaction in which William Collier granted to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. Comments: John Hunt demonstrated that William "Collyer" was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Grocers' Company of London 16 August 1609. John Arnold, dyer, and William Hurdman, pewterer, were sureties for William Collyer for two years beginning 15 August 1612. He became a partner in Southwark with "Mr. Monger" and was sworn a free brother of the Grocers' Company 3 March 1627/8 [TAG 42:120-21]. William Collier appears on the 1626 list of adventurers in Bradford's Letter Book [Bradford LB 26]. Bradford records that Mr. Allerton "in the first two or three years of his employment, he had cleared up 'a3400 and put it into a brew-house of Mr. Collier's in London, at first under Mr. Sherley's name..." [Bradford 239]. Edward Winslow called "Mr. Collier" "my partner" in a 1643 letter to John Winthrop [WP 4:452]. Winslow also reported that "Mr. Collier [was]... absent to our grief" at the vote over liberty of conscience in Plymouth Colony in 1645 [WP 5:56]. William Morris, of Royston, in the county of Hertford, butcher, having been indentured 4 April 1637 to William Collier, gentleman, for five years, agreed to switch his service to Love Brewster of "Ducksborrow" at court 6 August 1637 [PCR 1:64]. William Collier subscribed to the 7 November 1639 agreement between the inhabitants of "Duxborrow" and George Pollard "late inhabitant of the town of Stokeclere, yeoman" and William Hiller of New Plymouth, carpenter" [PCR 12:72-73]. On 20 December 1648, John Balden bound himself to "Mr. William Colliar of Duxburrow" for a term of five years, in return for which Collier was to give him "meat, drink and clothing, lodging and washing, and at the end of four years' service ... a heifer of two years old" [PCR 12:164]. The court of 5 June 1651 agreed that payment should be raised for Mr. "Collyar" for his service as magistrate [PCR 2:169]. They were still going about raising this money 29 June 1652 [PCR 3:14]. He was one of the fifty-eight Purchasers [PCR 2:177]. At court 6 December 1659, "Josepth Prior" was summoned to answer the charge of Mr. William "Collyares" that Prior was guilty of "pilfering and purloining practices, and other unworthy carriages relating thereunto, viz. in alluring a young maid, a kinswoman to Mr. William Collyares, to help him ... to sundry things pertaining to the said Mr. Collyare, without knowledge of or leave from Mr. Collyare or Mis[tress] Jane Collyare, his wife" [PCR 3:177]. Mr. Collier was called to the next court to prosecute the case.
Ancestry Member Trees This hint compiles information from 10 other Public Ancestry Member Trees. Name William Collier Birth 1585 - St Olave,Surrey,,England Death 05-July-1671 - Duxbury,Plymouth,Massachusetts,United States of America Review Ignore New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 Stories, Memories & Histories Name William Collier Birth 1585 Death 1670 Origin Southwark, Surry Departure 1633 Residence Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States of America Review Ignore U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Birth, Marriage & Death Name William Collier[User-submitted-comment] Spouse Jane Walker Death 1670 Marriage 1635 - United States Review Ignore Web: Massachusetts, Find A Grave Index, 1620-2013 No Category Name William Collier Birth 1585 Death 1670 - Age: 85 Review Ignore U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Immigration & Emigration Name William Collier Arrival 1633 - Massachusetts Review Ignore London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Wille Colliar Spouse Jane Clarke Marriage 16 May 1611 - St Olave, Bermondsey, Surrey, England Review Ignore Millennium File Family Trees Name William Collier Spouse Jane Birth 1586 - London, England Death 1671 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States of America Review Ignore U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Birth, Marriage & Death Name William Collier Spouse Jane Clark Birth 1585 - EN Marriage 1611 - Su Review Ignore Global, Find A Grave Index for Non-Burials, Burials at Sea, and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current Birth, Marriage & Death Name William Collier Birth 1585 - England Death Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of America Review Ignore U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Birth, Marriage & Death Name William Collier Birth 1585 - London, Greater London, England Death 1670 - Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of America Review Ignore
William Collier Born: ABT 1585/1586 Southwark, Surreyshire, England Note: "One of the last public services rendered by Mr. William Collier was a testimony given by him, 16 April 1668. . . It will be seen to be of great value from the fact that it is the only document so far as known in New England which gives any idea as to the time of his birth. It reads as follows: - 'Mr William Collier aged 85 or thereabouts Testifieth . . .' " - Anna C. Kingsbury, A Historical Sketch of William Collier, (Self-published, 1925). Occupation: Was a London merchant. Records refer to his as a grocer and owner of a brew house in London. In his youth, he was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Gorcers' Company of London on 16 August 1609. Marriage: 16 MAY 1611 to Jane Clark in St. Olave, Southwark, England Source: Robert S. Wakefield, "The Children of William Collier," The American Genealogist, Vol. 49 (4), (October, 1973). Living: St. Olave, Southwark, England Birth of Daughter: 18 FEB 1611/12 (baptized) Name: Mary Collier Birth of Daughter: 14 SEP 1613 (baptized) Name: Hannah Collier Birth of Daughter: 10 JAN 1614/15 (baptized) Name: Rebecca Collier Birth of Daughter: 30 APR 1616 (baptized) Name: Sarah Collier Birth of Son: 18 MAR 1617/18 (baptized) Name: John Collier Birth of Daughter: 09 MAR 1618/19 (baptized) Name: Elizabeth Collier Birth of Son: 23 MAR 1619/20 (baptized) Name: John Collier Living: Bermondsey, Surrey, England Birth of Daughter: 13 JAN 1621 (buried Name: Catheren Collier Birth of Son: 16 MAR 1622/23 (baptized) Name: James Collier Place: St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey Birth of Daughter: 28 MAR 1624 (baptized) Name: Martha Collier Place: St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey Birth of Son: 12 AUG 1625 (buried) Name: William Collier Birth of Daughter: 12 MAR 1626/27 (baptized) Name: Liddia Collier Death Records: 1625 Note: Death records in the St. Olave parish indicate there were other children, namely Catherine and William, and that the Plague of 1625 probably took the life of Martha, John, William, Hannah and Liddia who all died in 1625. Note: 15 NOV 1627 Details: He was one of the adventurers to New England from London. Tax List: 02 JAN 1932/33 Immigration: 1633 Place: Came from England to Massachusetts on the ship "Mary and Jane". Note: "William Collier - One of the few Adventurers to come to live in New England, he was praised by Nathaniel Morton (New England Memorials, p. 91): "This year (1633) like-wise Mr. William Collier arrived with his family in New England, who as he had been a good Benefactor to the Colony of New Plimouth before he came over, having been an Adventurer unto it at its first beginning; so also he approved himself a very useful Instrumen in that Jurisdiction after he arrived, being frequently Chosen, and for divers years serving God and the County in the place of Magistracy, and lived a godly and holy life until old Age." - Pedigree Chart from Nancy D. Adams, 1526 Pelican Point Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231-6792. Note: "He immediately took a prominant position in the Plymouth Colony and was Magistrate and assistant Governor of Plymouth Colony for 28 years. He was a businessman and assisted in the settlement of accounts with the Merchant Adventures and handled the business of the colony. He was commissioner at the first meeting of United Colonies in 1643 and served on the Council of War. He was among the first purchasers of land in Duxbury, Mass. and was the first settler in Duxbury. He was the wealthiest man in the colony, as he paid the highest taxes." - Charles A. Collier, The Story of our Branch of the Collier Family, (Santa Barbara, CA: Privately printed, 1975). Freeman: 01 JAN 1633/34 Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts Note: "The next group of men admitted as freemen are recorded at the court [of Plymouth Colony] of 1 January 1633/4: Mr. William Collier, Thomas Willet, John Cooke and Thomas Cushman. These are the last four names in the list prior to 'The rest admitted afterward.' " - Robert Charles Anderson, "Plymouth Court Records," Great Migration Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, April - June, 1992. Taxes: 25 MAR 1633 Details: "Mr. Collier's men" assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 Taxes: 27 MAR 1634 Details: "Mr. Will[iam] Collier" assessed 'a32 5s. in list of 27 March 1634 Office: 01 OCT 1634 Details: On the committee to lay out highways, for "Duxbery side." Note: 1634/35 - 1665 Details: "He was often elected Plymouth Colony Assistant between 1635-37, 1639-51, and 1654-65. He appeared to side with the more conservative leaders, such as in the 1645 fight with Vassall. James Cudworth wrote that "Mr. Collier last June would not sit on the Bench, if I sate there" (Bishop, p. 176). Land Rec: 05 JUL 1635 Note: Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some "tussicke march ground" Office: 02 MAR 1635/36 Details: Committee to view farm land, 2 March 1635/6 Office: 06 MAR 1637/38 Details: Committee to set bounds for Scituate, 6 March 1637/8 Office: 04 FEB 1638/39 Details: Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 4 February 1638/9 Moved to: AFT 1639 Place: Duxbury, MA Note: While William was a resident of Duxbury, he was also known as an excellent benefactor of Plymouth Colony. Office: 07 MAR 1642/43 Details: Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, 7 March 1642/3, 10 June 1650 Office: 10 OCT 1643 Details: Council of War, 27 September 1642, 10 October 1643, 1 June 1658 Note: 1643 Details: He was Plymouth Commissioner and send to the first meeting of the Congress of United Colonies. Note: 1644 Details: Mr. Collier and 'whom he pleaseth wth him,' of Duxbury, with the Governor and Mr. Prence of Plymouth, and Mr. Winslow and Mr. Thomas of Marshfield, were chosen to revise the laws." - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Office: 02 JUN 1646 Details: Coroner Office: 07 JUL 1646 Details: Committee to draw up the excise Freeman: 1646 Note: This is a list of the freemen of Duxbury for this year; . . . "The elections and other business of the Colony were confined to the freemen, who were, on special application, admitted to those rights, church-membership, however, being a necessary qualification. This was a requisite until about 1664, when it began to be discontinued; but was not, however, entirely given up until 1686. A certificate from the pastor of a good moral character, was nevertheless required. Mr. Wm. Collier . . ." - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Note: A copy of the certificate of election of William bradford and John Browne as Commissioners from Plymouth Colony on 1 June 1647 is on file. It was signed by William Collier, along with Myles Standish and William Thomas. - George Ernest Bowman, "Governor William Bradford's credentials as Commissioner of the United Colonies with an Autograph of Myles Standish," Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 25, No. 1, January, 1923. Land Rec: 06 MAR 1649/50 Details: William "Colliar" made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in "Duxborrow" to "my kinsman William Clark" Office: JUN 1649 Details: Committee for the letting of trade Office: 03 JUL 1656 Details: Auditor Office: 03 JUN 1657 Details: Committee to review the laws Note: He was an enterprising man, and engaged much in business, and during most of his life employed in the government of the colony, as Assistant and otherwise. In 1658, 'The court ordered a servant to him, because he can not easily come to public business, being aged and having much private business.'" - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Note: "That men of the highest respectability were selected to retail the 'strong water' was certainly the case; for we find that in 1660, Mr. Collier, who was eminently distinguished in the public affairs of the colony, was licensed to sell the beverage to his neighbors in Duxbury; and it can be justly considered that one, who is well known to have been one of the wealthiest among them, would not have selected this as a means of gain, but rather at the instance of the magistrates, who well knew him to be a sober and discreet man, and one who would not be likely to sufffer any transgression of their laws." - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Land Rec: 03 OCT 1662 Details: "Mr. Collyare" complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded Land Rec: 02 JUL 1667 Details: The court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare's grandchild, "that grand child who is now servicable unto him" Land Rec: 02 MAR 1668/9 Details: The court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett Death: After 29 MAY 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 JUL 1671 (administration granted on estate). Freeman: 29 MAY 1670 Note: Freemen of Duxbury - . . . * Mr. Wlliam Collyare, dec'd. . . * Those marked * are crossed out on the record. " - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Burial: Probably at Harden Hill, Duxbury, Massachusetts Note: "Mr. Partridge was probably interred in the first burial place of the town, which was a knoll in the south eastern part at Harden Hill, as it is called. If any stones were ever placed here they have since been destroyed by the ravages of time or otherwise, as none at the present day exist. Probably, however, none were erected, in hopes of concealing from the Indians their loss by death, and consequent weakness; or in the earliest periods the difficulty of procuring stones from England was so great, that few, in any, could have been placed here. This was probably used as a place of sepulture for about sixty years, and here were, doubtless, buried most of the founders of the town and church. Here, probably, rest the remains of Standish, Alden, Collier, Partridge and others, whose memory we delight to cherish, but whose graves must forever remain unknown. We have the most positive evidence that there was a burying ground here. Some years ago, while a sloop was building in this vicinity, there were found by the workmen, the bones of a female and an infant buried together. About the close of the last century a small sloop grounded on the marsh near by in a severe gale, and a party of workmen proceeded to get her off. While here, they discovered in the bank lately washed by the sea, the appearance of a coffin, and on closer examination they perceived the nails, though all were in a very decayed state. On the shore beneath there were found three skulls and several bones, apparently of the thigh. The teeth in one were perfect, and in one there were two. On one there was some light sandy hair. The bank here has washed away some twenty feet within fifty years. Some, however, incline to the belief that this was an Indian yard, but the fact that it was near the first church, and other considerations influence me to believe that it was an English burial place. There were fifty or seventy years ago, traditional reports, that there was a burying ground a short distance to the West of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Esq. Sprague, when plowing, used always on that account to leave undisturbed this portion. Maj. Alden was accustomed to observe that he believed John Alden, the Pilgrim, was buried here, and that this was the first burying ground, and the one at Harden Hill cliff was an Indian one. However, there is no positive evidence on this point either way." - Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Estate: 05 JUL 1671 Details: The court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and "Benjamine Barlett," or any three of them to administer the estate of "Mr. William Collyare," deceased [PCR 5:68]. On 29 October 1671 the court ordered that "Daniell Cole" was to have all such particulars out of the estate of "William Collyare" that are extant Parents are Abraham Collier and ? "In his "Moore and Allied Families" (1938), L. Effingham DeForest showed (pp. 196f.) that on 6 March 1649-50 Collier called William Clarke his kinsman when he granted him ten acres in Duxbury, New England. From Boyd's Index of Marriage Records in the library of the Society of Genealogists in London, it was recently learned that William Colliar married Jane Clarke on 16 May 1611 at St. Olave's, Southwarke, in Surrey. If this man was the same as his namesake at Plymouth, the use of the term 'kinsman' would be sufficiently explained, but as yet there was really no proof that the two men named Collier or Colliar were identical. That they are, indeed, the same begins to be proved by the will of Zaccheus Cole of St. Olave, Southwark, citizen and grocer of London, dated 16 Nov. 1630, which appoints as overseer William Colliar, grocer, and was witnessed by Jean Collier. In this will the testator name his brother Frances, his brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel Cole, and appointed his brother Job Cole executor (PCC 106 Scrope, no. 1246). In New England the will of John Cole, dated about 1637, refers to his brothers Job Cole and Daniel Cole, to sister Rebecca and to Eliza Collyer; and left legacies to 'each of Master Collier's man, Edward, Josiah, Arthur, Ralph and John.' Job Cole lived ca. 1643 at Yarmouth, as did Daniel Cole (N.E. Hist. and Gen. Soc 4:35, 258). There can be thus no doubt that Job Cole, the apprentice in New England of William Collier, was either kinsman to or identical with Job Cole of Southwark, named in the 1630 will of his brother, Zaccheus Cole. We are now on firm ground in believing that William Collier, the well-known merchant adventurer, was, indeed, the same as the aforesaid grocer of Southwark also named in the will of the same Zaccheus Cole in 1630. But there remains a slight puzzle: Why was Collier styled 'brewer of London' if he was actually a grocer of Southwark?" - John G. Hunt, "Origin of Three Early Plymouth Families: Cole, Collier, and Clarke," The American Genealogist, 42, No. 2, (April, 1966). "What of the Clarke ancestry? A clue may lie in the will of John Arnold, dyer, of St. Olave's, Southwark, dated 16 March 1617/18 (PCC) Soame no. 1228). In it the testator referred to Richard, Hugh and William Clarke, sons of testator's late sister Joyce Clark, decd, and the children of his brother Thomas Arnold. Of this will a witness was William Collyer, doubtless the man who in 1633 came to New England, for note that the latter was in 1612 obligated to John Arnold, dyer, for setting as his surety, and 1612 is the year after Collier married Jane Clark, perhaps kinswoman to JohnArnold's sister Joyce. It is worth also stating that a John Clarke married Elizabeth Hobson on 17 Aug. 1589 at St. Olave's, Southwark, the parish in which the Colliers are found. While this is very inconclusive as to the Clarke line, it is hoped that these data will permit researchers into that family to gain further insight into its possible origin." - John G. Hunt, "Origin of Three Early Plymouth Families: Cole, Collier, and Clarke," The American Genealogist, 42, No. 2, (April, 1966). Jane Clarke Born: ABT 1590 England Death: after 28 June 1666 when she consented to a deed made by her husband Parents are John Clarke and Elizabeth Hobson Served as Assistant Governor of the Plymouth Colony, and the richest man in the colony. Well-known advocate of rleigious tolerance, William Collier was a wealthy merchant, brewer and adventurer in London, and active in the support of the early New England colonists. He finally decided to move to the colonies, and arrived with 190 other passengers in Plymouth "on the good ship Mary and James" which arrived in Plymouth in 1633. He came with his four daughters and his wife. He was a commissioner at the first meeting of the United Colonies in 1643. Was part of the first purchase of Dartmouth in 1652. William Collier was born about 1585/1586 in Southwark, Surrey, England. His parents were Abraham COLLIER and [__?__].
One of the last public services rendered by Mr. William Collier was a testimony given by him, 16 April 1668. . . It will be seen to be of great value from the fact that it is the only document so far as known in New England which gives any idea as to the time of his birth. It reads as follows: - Mr William Collier aged 85 or thereabouts Testifieth . . .'b4 'b4'b4 - Anna C. Kingsbury, A Historical Sketch of William Collier, (Self-published, 1925). William was a London merchant. Records refer to his as a grocer and owner of a brew house in London. In his youth, he was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Gorcers'b4 Company of London on 16 August 1609. He married Jane CLARKE 16 May 1611 at St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England. He was a member of Worshipful Company of Grocers and the Company of Merchant Adventurers and helped finance the Leiden Separatists in founding Plymouth Colony. After the partnership between the Pilgrims and the Adventurers was terminated, he came to Plymouth himself, sailing with four daughters (Sarah, Rebecca, Mary and Elizabeth) on the ship Mary & Jane in 1633. Once he arrived in the colony himself, he took a prominent role. He served as magistrate and as Assistant Governor for 28 years. He was a businessman, and assisted in settling the accounts of the Merchant Adventurers and other colony business. He was the richest many in the colony. He was admitted freeman in Plymouth 1 Jan 1633/4 and removed to Duxbury in 1639.William died after 29 May 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 July 1671 (administration granted on estate). Jane Clarke was born 20 Oct 1591 in London, Middlesex, England. Her parents were NOT John CLARK and Elizabeth HOBSON. I think some hobbiest filled in John and Elizabeth for lack of anything else. Jane died after 28 Jun 1666 when she consented to a deed made by her husband in Plymouth Colony. On 19 Nov 1645 Nathaniel Warren, son of Richard Warren married at Plymouth Sarah Walker. On 7 Jun 1653
Mrs. Jane Collyare in behalf of her grandchild the wife of the said Nathaniel Warren'b4'b4 petitioned Plymouth Court in a land dispute. The petition suggests this grandchild was kin to her and not to her husband William Collier. John Insley Coddington has suggested that when William Collier married her, Jane Clark was a widow, and that by her Clark husband she had a daughter who married a Walker. Coddington further suggests that the Sara, daughter of William Walker, who was baptized at St. Olave'b4s, Southwark, on 10 Nov 1622 was the grandchild of Jane Collier who married Nathaniel Warren. If this solution proves to be correct, it would also explain the 1650 land transaction in which William Collier granted to
my kinsman William Clark'b4'b4 Children of William and Jane Name Born Married Departed 1. Mary COLLIER bapt. 18 FEB 1611/12 St Olave, an area of south-east London in the London Borough of Southwark. Gov. Thomas PRENCE 1 Apr 1635 Plymouth, Plymouth County. 5 Nov 1688 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. 2. Hannah Collier bapt. 14 SEP 1613 St Olave 31 Aug 1625 of Plague St Olave 3. Rebecca Collier bapt. 10 JAN 1614/15 St Olave Job Cole 15 Mar 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass. 29 Dec 1698 Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass 4. Sarah Collier bapt. 30 APR 1616 St Olave Love Brewster (wiki) (son of Elder William BREWSTER) 15 May 1634 in Plymouth, Mass . Richard Parke 1 Sep 1656 Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass 26 Apr 1691 Plymouth, Mass 5. John Collier bapt. 18 MAR 1617/18 St Olave 24 Aug 1618 St Olave 6. Elizabeth Collier bapt. 09 MAR 1618/19 St Olave Constant Southworth 2 Nov 1637 Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass 1671 Mass 7. John Collier bapt. 23 MAR 1619/20 St Olave 6 Aug 1625 of Plague St Olave 8. Catheren Collier buried 13 Jan 1621/22 St Olave 9. James Collier bapt. 16 Mar 1622/23 St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey 24 Aug 1624 St Olave 10. Martha Collier bapt. 28 Mar 1624 St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey 30 May 1625 of Plague St Olave 11. William Collier 1625 12 Aug 1625 of Plague St Olave 12. Liddia Collier bapt. 8 Mar 1626/27 St Olave 12 Mar 1625/26 of Plague St Olave Death records in the St. Olave parish indicate there were other children, namely Catherine and William, and that the Plague of 1625 probably took the life of Martha, John, William, Hannah and Liddia who all died in 1625. St. Olave'b4s became redundant and was demolished in 1926. It located at the foot of the steps leading down from London Bridge Station to Tooley Street where a millennium ago St. Olaf saved the city of London from its and his enemy, the Danes. Olav Haraldsson, an early King of Norway, attempted to convert his people to Christianity and was martyred for his trouble in 1030. Before this, in 1014, he was a prince and an ally'b4 (ie mercenary) of King 'c6thelr'e6d II the Unready'b4 fighting the Danes. They were occupying London Bridge. He is said to have tied his long-boats to the bridge supports and rowing away pulled it down. The Nursery Rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down records the story. St. Olaf was converted to Christianity in England and took the faith home to his native Norway, where, after his death in battle against his old enemy, the Danes, he was adopted as the country'b4s Patron Saint. His bones rest in Trondheim Cathedral. John Hunt demonstrated that William
Collyer'b4'b4 was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Grocers'b4 Company of London 16 Aug 1609. John Arnold, dyer, and William Hurdman, pewterer, were sureties for William Collyer for two years beginning 15 Aug 1612. William was a Grocer and the owner of a brew house in London. Since his parish church was on Tooley Street near London Bridge, maybe his brew house was too. Here'b4s a listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Southwark St Olave, Surrey, London. William became a partner in Southwark with
Mr. Monger'b4'b4 and was sworn a free brother of the Grocers'b4 Company 3 Mar 1627/28. The Worshipful Company of Grocers is one of the 108 Livery Companies of the City of London. It is ranked second in the order of precedence of the Companies and, having been established in 1345, is one of the original Great Twelve City Livery Companies. The Company was founded in the fourteenth century as the Guild of Pepperers, which dates from 1180. The Company was responsible for maintaining standards for the purity of spices and for the setting of certain weights and measures. In 1428, two years after founding its first hall in Old Jewry, the Company was granted a Royal Charter by King Henry VI. It is said that the Grocers'b4 Company used to be first in the order, until Queen Elizabeth I, as Honorary Master of the Mercer'b4s Company, found herself in procession, after her coronation, behind the Grocers'b4 camel which was emitting unfortunate smells. As a result, the Mercers'b4 Company were promoted. Today, the Grocers'b4 Company exists as a charitable, constitutional and ceremonial institution which plays a significant role in the election of the Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs of the City of London. The Company also maintains banquet and conference facilities at Grocers'b4 Hall in Prince'b4s Street, next to the Bank of England. The Merchant Adventurers William was also a member of the Merchant Adventurers. The Company of Merchant Adventurers of London brought together London'b4s leading overseas merchants in a regulated company, in the nature of a guild. Its members'b4 main business was the export of cloth, especially white (undyed) broadcloth. This enabled them to import a large range of foreign goods. In June 1619, after declining the opportunity to settle south of Cape Cod in New Netherland, because of their desire to avoid the Dutch influence, the Leiden Congregation obtained a land patent from the London Virginia Company, allowing them to settle at the mouth of the Hudson River. They then sought financing through the Merchant Adventurers, a group of businessmen who principally viewed the colony as a means of making a profit. Upon arriving in America, the Pilgrims began working to repay their debts. We know that the merchant adventurers invested between 'a31200 and 'a31600 before the Mayflower sailed. We also know that the Pilgrims were dangerously short of supplies. Shares were issued, each worth 'a310. The merchant adventurers bought their shares. The adult colonists - who were, after all, putting life and livelihood on the line - were each given one share and given the option to purchase more shares. Using the financing secured from the Merchant Adventurers, the Colonists bought provisions and obtained passage on two ships, the Mayflower and the Speedwell. Though they had intended to leave early in 1620, difficulties in dealing with the Merchant Adventurers, including several changes in plans for the voyage and in financing, resulted in a delay of several months. In 1621, the second ship, the Fortune, arrived in time for the first Thanksgiving. It carried a letter from the Merchant Adventurers chastising the colony for failure to return goods with the Mayflower that had been promised in return for their support. The Fortune began its return to England laden with 'a3500 worth of goods ('a383,000 as of 2010), more than enough to keep the colonists on schedule for repayment of their debt, however the Fortune was captured by the French before she could deliver her cargo to England, creating an even larger deficit for the colony. The first letter known to have borne the name of William Collier was one written from London, Apr. 7, 1624. by James Shirley, Thomas Brewer, William Collier, Joseph Pocock, Thomas Fletcher, John Ling, William Thomas, Robert Reayne, and reads as follows: -
To our beloved and right well esteemed friend Mr William Bradford Governour these, but inscribed thus: To our beloved friends Mr. William Bradford, Mr. Isaac Allerton, Mr. Edward Winslow, and the rest whom they think fit to acquaint therewith. Two things (beloved friends) we have endeavoured to effect, touching Plymouth plantation, first, that the planters there might live comfortably and contentedly. 2d that some returns might be made hither for the satisfying and encouragement of the adventurers, but to neither of these two can we yet attain At a word, though we be detected of folly, ignorance, want of judgment, yet let no man charge us with dishonesty, looseness or unconscionableness; but though we lose our labours or adventures, or charges, yea our lives; yet let us not lose one jot of our innocence, integrity, holiness, fear and comfort with God. And, thus ceasing for this time to trouble you further; praying God to bless and prosper you, and sanctify all your crosses and losses, that they may turn to your great profit and comfort in the end, with hearty salutations to you all, we lovingly take leave of you, from London, Apr. 7, 1624. Your assured lovers and friends In 1625 a letter was written by some of the Adventurers, William Collier among them, stating that
joint-account'b4'b4 had been closed, that 'a31400 remained due on it, and that goods to meet this should be shipped to them as trade permitted. They had consigned to Edward Winslow and Isaac Allerton a stock of cloth, hose, shoes, leather, etc., and four black heifers which were to be sold on the account of these Adventurers at seventy per cent profit. The line of dry goods was poor in quality and did not sell well. The names of three of the black heifers, which sold very readily, were Raghorn, the Smooth-horned Heifer and the Blind Heifer. One of the Adventurers, James Shirley, sent as a gift a red heifer to be kept for the benefit of the poor of the colony. Arber, in his Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, states that these Adventurers who were about seventy in number were from different walks in life,
not a Corporation; but knit together by a voluntary combination, in a Society, without constraint or penalty; aiming to do good, and to plant Religion. William Collier appears on the 1626 list of adventurers in Bradford'b4s Letter Book . Bradford records that Mr. Allerton [Isaac ALLERTON]
in the first two or three years of his employment, he had cleared up 'a3400 and put it into a brew-house of Mr. Collier'b4s in London, at first under Mr. Sherley'b4s name'85'b4'b4. The number of investors was initially about fifty, but began to drop substantially as various internal disputes arose. From a letter written in 1626, we learn the names of the remaining Merchant Adventurers: John White Samuel Sharp Thomas Hudson John Pocock Robert Holland Thomas Andrews Robert Kean James Shirley Thomas Ward Edward Bass Thomas Mott Fria. Newbald William Hobson [William COLLIER'b4s mother-in-law was Elizabeth HOBSON.] Thomas Fletcher Thomas Heath William Penington Timothy Hatherley Joseph Tilden William Quarles Thomas Brewer William Penrin Daniel Poynton John Thorned Eliza Knight Richard Andrews Myles Knowles Thomas Coventry Newman Rookes William COLLIER Robert Allden Henry Browning John Revell Laurence Anthony Richard Wright Peter Gudburn John Knight John Ling Emmanuel Altham Matthew Thornhill Thomas Goffe John Beauchamp [son-in-law of Edmund FREEMAN Sr.] Thomas Millsop For the first 7 years, everything remained in the
common stock,'b4'b4 owned by all the shareholders. The common stock would furnish the Pilgrims with food, clothing and tools. At the end of the 7 years, the shareholders (Pilgrims and merchant adventurers alike) would divide equally the capital and profits (lands, houses and goods). In the meantime, the Pilgrims planned to engage in businesses such as lumbering and fishing, sending wood and fish to England to be sold. In actuality, however, instead of sending back goods, the Pilgrims had to ask the merchant adventurers for even more money, again and again and again. The Pilgrims'b4 debt became very large very quickly. The merchant adventurers were NOT happy and the Pilgrims agreed to buy them out. The year 1626 marked a change in the manner of negotiations between the Adventurers and the Planters. In November of that year a
Composition'b4'b4 was signed by forty-two Adventurers, William Collier among them, agreeing to recover from the Planters 'a3200 a year for nine years. These names are preserved in Gov. Bradford'b4s letter-book heretofore mentioned. Shirley, writing from Bristol, Eng., 19 March 1629/30, says of William Collier,
For Mr. Collier verily I could have wished it would have sorted his other affairs, to have been one of us, but he could not spare money, and we thought it not reasonable to take in any partner, unless he were willing and able to spare money, and to lay down his portion of the stock; however, account of him as a sure friend, both ready and willing to do you all the offices of a firm friend.'b4'b4 In 1631, James Shirley, in a letter, mentions putting a certain sum into the brew-house of William Collier in London. So beginning in 1628, the Pilgrims were to pay the merchants 'a3200 a year until they had paid 'a31800. By that time, with the extra money invested in the struggling little colony, the debt may have been as high as 'a37000. The merchants decided, however, that they would rather be sure of having some of their investment returned, instead of running the risk of losing it all. After much financial problems, the flailing company reorganized in 1628, with James Shirley, Richard Andrews, John Beauchamp, and Timothy Hatherley, and a large group of Plymouth colonists buying out the remaining shareholders. Although the money to be repaid was not nearly as much as they had borrowed, it was still a large amount of money for the Pilgrims. One of the ways they found to make the money they needed to repay their debt was through the fur trade, particularly the trade in beaver fur. And where were the best furs to be found? In Maine, where Native Americans had been hunting beaver for generations. By 1625, the Pilgrims had established a fur-trading business in Maine with a permanent trading base on the Kennebec. They then extended operations farther north, moving into the Penobscot area, territory already claimed by the French. When the Pilgrims received their official boundaries as determined by the Warwick/Bradford Patent of 1629, a significant grant of land in Maine was included. This was as much
Plymouth Colony'b4'b4 as the town of Plymouth itself! William in America Evidence as to the time that William Collier arrived in the Plymouth Colony is furnished by three letters from England in 1633, - one from Emmanuel Downing [son of our ancestor George DOWNING] and another from Francis Kirby, dated 18 June, and the third from James Shirley, 24 June of that year. The letter written by Emmanuel Downing is
To his very loving cozen Mr. John Winthrop at the Mattachusetts in New England,'b4'b4 and subscribed
Your very lovinge Uncle Em: Downinge.'b4'b4 He sent love to Mr. Collier among others. Francis Kirby, in his letter to his friend John Winthrop, Jr., writes,
I hope you have received the goods I shipped in the Mary & John per Mr. Collier, wherin I sent all the things you wrote for but sope ashes & old musket barreles, which were not to be had;'b4'b4 Shirley, too, stated, 24 June 1633, that his last letter was
sente in ye Mary & John by Mr William Collier,'b4'b4 etc. After the partnership between the Pilgrims and the Adventurers was terminated, he came to Plymouth. He immediately took a prominant position in the Plymouth Colony and was Magistrate and assistant Governor of Plymouth Colony for 28 years. He was a businessman and assisted in the settlement of accounts with the Merchant Adventurers and handled the business of the colony. He was commissioner at the first meeting of United Colonies in 1643 and served on the Council of War. He was among the first purchasers of land in Duxbury, Mass. and was the first settler in Duxbury. He was the wealthiest man in the colony, as he paid the highest taxes.'b4'b4 He settled in the southeastern part, near Standish and Brewster. He also had land west of North hill (granted 1635), and a tract called Billingsgate. William Collier Timeline 1 Jan 1633/34 - Admitted freeman Plymouth 25 Mar 1633 -
Mr. Collier'b4s men'b4'b4 assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list 27 Mar 1634 -
Mr. Will[iam] Collier'b4'b4 assessed 'a32 5s. The list numbered eighty persons. Of these William Collier and Edward Winslow had the same rate, the highest. The rates of the other seventy-eight were all under 'a32. 1 Jul 1633 - In allocation of mowing ground on reference is made to ground
that Mr. Collier hath'b4'b4 1 Oct 1634 Committee to assess colony taxes, Wiilliam Collier was appointed with others on a committee to treat with the partners about trade, and, with Capt. Miles Standish, Jonathan Brewster, Wiilliam Palmer and Stephen Tracey for Duxbury side to lay out highways. 1635-37, 1639-51, 1654-65 - Plymouth Colony Assistant, In less than a year after Collier arrived in Plymouth Colony he was chosen Assistant to Gov. Bradford, From that time until 1665 He was appointed to that position of trust, with the exception of three years, 1638, 1652 and 1653, serving twenty - eight years in all. 5 Jul 1635 - Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some
tussicke march ground'b4'b4 The bounds to this land were set by John Alden, Christopher Wadsworth and William BASSETT as late as Feb. 1638/9. 2 Mar 1635/36 - Committee to lay out highways, for
Duxbery side,'b4'b4. Committee to view farm land, 7 Mar 1636/37 - In list of freemen 6 Aug 1637 - William Morris, of Royston, in the county of Hertford, butcher, having been indentured 4 Apr 1637 to William Collier, gentleman, for five years, was, by the consent of Mr. Collier, assigned to
dwell and abide as a servant with Love Brewster, of Ducksborrow, yeom,'b4'b4 for the residue of the five years of service due to Mr. Collier. Love Brewster had become the son-in-law of Collier by marriage to his daughter Sarah, 15 May 1634. 6 Mar 1637/38 - Committee to set bounds for Scituate, The Governor, Mr. Prence, Mr. Collier, Mr. Alden, Mr. Browne and Mr. John Rowland were appointed,
to view that porcon of ground on the north side the Sowth River, and if they finde it more beneficiall for farmes to Scituate then to these pts, then to allot them; if not, to reserue it.'b4'b4 1639 - In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (where his name is crossed out and reentered in the Duxbury section) In Duxbury section of lists of 1658 and 29 May 1670 (where his name is crossed out and marked
deceased'b4'b4 4 Feb 1638/39 - Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 5 Mar 1638/9 - The Court ordered Mr. Edward Winslow and Mr. William Collyer
to take a view of the heigh wayes towards Greenes Harbor and Scituate from Plymouth, and to cause them to be amended that are in decay, or to alter them to more conveniency and either of them to call one or two w'b4 them to do yt.'b4'b4 7 Nov 1639 - William Collier subscribed to the agreement between the inhabitants of
Duxborrow'b4'b4 and George Pollard
late inhabitant of the town of Stokeclere, yeoman'b4'b4 and William Hiller of New Plymouth, carpenter'b4'b4 1640 - Collier was called upon with others to view and lay out lots at Green Harbor or north of the South River. Among those to receive lands were William BASSETT, William Wetherell, the Southworth brothers, Thomas PRENCE and Daniel Cole. The name of Rexhame was given to the Green'b4s Harbor lands by 1641, but in 1642 that locality became known as Marshfield. The southeastern part of Marshfield retains the name of Green Harbor, the portion of the town, probably, to be first developed. 1641 - The relations between James Shirley and others in England with the partners in Plymouth had become trying. To the end of coming to an agreement, Shirley wrote a letter to Mr. John Atwood and Mr. William Collier, two of his special acquaintances, in 1641, -
Sir, My love remembered, &c. I have writte so much concerning ye ending of accounts betweexte us, as I profess I know not what more to write, &c. If you desire an end, as you seemeth to doe, there is (as I conceive) but 2. waise, that is to parfecte all accounts, from ye first to ye last, &c. Now if we find this difficulte, and tedious, haveing not been so stricte & carefull as we should and oughte to have done, as for my owne parte I doe confess I have been somewhat to remisse, and doe verily thinke so are you, &c. I fear you can never make a perfecte accounte of all your pety viages, out, & home too & againe, &c. So then ye second way must be, by biding or compounding; and this way, first or last, we must fall upon, &c. If we must warr at law for it, doe not you expecte from me, nether will I from you, but to cleave ye heare, and then I dare say ye lawyers will be most gainers, &c. Thus let us set to ye worke, one way or other, and end, that I may not allways suffer in my name & estate. And you are not free; nay, ye gospell suffers by your delaying, and causeth ye professors of it to be hardly spoken of, that you, being many, & now able, should combine &: joyne togeather to oppress & burden me, &:c. Fear not to make a faire & reasonable offer; beleeve me, I will never take any advantage to plead it against you, or to wrong you; or else let Mr. Winslow come over, and let him have such full power & authority as we mav ende by compounding; or else, ye accounts so well and fully made up, as we may end by reconing. Now, blesed be God, ye times be much changed here, I hope to see many of you returne to your native countrie againe, and have such freedom & libertie as ye word of God prescribs. Our bishops were never so near a downfall as now; God hath miraculously confounded them, and turned all their popish & Machavillian plots &c projects on their owne heads, &c. Thus you see what is fitt to be done concerning our perticulere greevances. I pray you take it seriously into consideration; let each give way a little that we may meete, &c. Be you and all yours kindly saluted, &c. So I ever rest, Your loving friend, (Signed) James Shirley Clapham, May 18, 1641 On the 15th of the following October articles of agreement were made between the partners, James Shirley, John Beacham and Richard Andrews, of London, merchants, and William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Prence, Myles Standish, William Brewster, John Alden & John Rowland, with Isaac Allerton in a trade of beaver skins and other furs of New England. Differences had arisen about the charge of two ships,
The White Angele, of Bristow,'b4'b4 and
The Frindship, of Barnstable.'b4'b4 John Atwood, with the advice and consent of William Collier, for and in behalf of James Shirley, and with William Bradford, agreed that Shirley should give release and William Bradford and others be bound for the payment of 'a31200 in satisfaction of all demands. The following year this
long and tedious bussiness came to some issue though not to a finall ende with all ye parties.'b4'b4 1643 - Plymouth Commissioner to United Colonies, 1643 - Edward Winslow called
Mr. Collier'b4'b4
my partner'b4'b4 in a letter to John Winthrop. Winslow also reported that
Mr. Collier [was]'85 absent to our grief'b4'b4 at the vote over liberty of conscience in Plymouth Colony in 1645. 7 Mar 1642/43, 10 Jun 1650 - Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, The Court afterwards considered it proper to make further preparations for defence; and a committee, consisting of Mr. Collier, Mr. Winslow, Mr. Hatherly, and Capt. Standish, were sent to Massachusetts Bay to conclude on a junction with them in their present state of affairs ; and of this number Winslow and Collier were afterwards authorized to subscribe the articles of Confederation. This union was fully consummated and concluded, and the articles signed at Boston, May 19, 1643, Connecticut and New Hampshire being also included in the compact; and this era of the Confederate union of the Colonies, may be properly looked upon as the grand epoch, when the germ of the present American Republic first appeared in embryo. Aug 1643 - Commissioners, Mr. Edward Winslow and Mr. William Collyer were ordered to procure a standard bushel and half-bushel measure, according to the Massachusetts Bay standard, that the measures be uniform. At the same August Court two each from Plymouth, Duxbury and Marshfield were appointed to revise the laws of the Plymouth Colony,
that such as are necessary may be established, such as are vnnecessary may be repealed, and such as are defective may be altered, and such as are wanting may be pared, and penalties to be fixed to eich law as far as may be; that upon the approbacon of them by the Court they may be confirmed at the Genall Court.'b4'b4 27 Sep 1642, 10 Oct 1643, 1 June 1658 - Council of War - In 1643 constituted a council of war: the Governor, Mr. Winslow, Mr. Prence, Mr. Collier, Mr. Hatherly, Mr. John Brown, Mr. Wiihani Thomas, Mr. Edmund Freeman, Mr. William Vassel, Capt. Staudish, Mr. Thomas Dimmack, Mr. Anthony Thacher. A sale of moose skins was then ordered to furnish means for procuring powder and lead ; and then they passed the following order : 'b4'b4 The first Tewsday in July the ma^f^'b4s meete and eich Towne are to send such men as they shall think fit to joyne with them in consult about a course to saveguard ourselves from surprisall by an enemie.'b4'b4 2 Jun 1646 - Coroner, 7 July 1646 - Committee to draw up the excise 1 June 1647 - The certificate of election of William Bradford and John Browne as Commissioners from Plymouth Colony was signed by William Collier, along with Myles Standish and William Thomas. 20 Dec 1648 - John Balden bound himself to
Mr. William Colliar of Duxburrow'b4'b4 for a term of five years, in return for which Collier was to give him
meat, drink and clothing, lodging and washing, and at the end of four years'b4 service '85 a heifer of two years old'b4'b4 June 1649 - Committee for the letting of trade 6 Mar 1649/50 - William
Colliar'b4'b4 made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in
Duxborrow'b4'b4 to
my kinsman William Clark'b4'b4 5 June 1651 - The court of agreed that payment should be raised for Mr.
Collyar'b4'b4 for his service as magistrate. They were still going about raising this money 29 June 1652. 3 July 1656 - Auditor 3 June 1657 - Committee to review the laws 7 June 1659 - At court,
In regard that Mr. Collyare, by reason of age and much business on him, cannot attend the country'b4s business at courts but with great difficulties, the Court have appointed the Treasurer to procure him a servant, and do allow him for that purpose the sum of 'a310 6 Dec 1659 - At court
Josepth Prior'b4'b4 was summoned to answer the charge of Mr. William
Collyares'b4'b4 that Prior was guilty of
pilfering and purloining practices, and other unworthy carriages relating thereunto, viz. in alluring a young maid, a kinswoman to Mr. William Collyares, to help him '85 to sundry things pertaining to the said Mr. Collyare, without knowledge of or leave from Mr. Collyare or Mis[tress] Jane Collyare, his wife'b4'b4 . Mr. Collier was called to the next court to prosecute the case. 6 Dec 1659 - Upon the Court records appears the following:; -
Mr'b4'b4 Willam Collyare oweth the state of England the sume of 'a320 Goodwin designated him as
the richest man in the Colony.'b4'b4 1660 - Mr. Collier was licensed to sell
strong water'b4'b4 to his neighbors in Duxbury; and it can be justly considered that one, who is well known to have been one of the wealthiest among them, would not have selected this as a means of gain, but rather at the instance of the magistrates, who well knew him to be a sober and discreet man, and one who would not be likely to sufffer any transgression of their laws.'b4'b4 3 Oct 1662 -
Mr. Collyare'b4'b4 complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded 2 July 1667 - The court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare'b4s grandchild,
that grand child who is now servicable unto him'b4'b4 2 Mar 1668/69 - The court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett 5 Jul 1671 - The court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and
Benjamine Barlett,'b4'b4 or any three of them to administer the estate of
Mr. William Collyare,'b4'b4 deceased 29 Oct 1671 - The court ordered that
Daniell Cole'b4'b4 was to have all such particulars out of the estate of
William Collyare'b4'b4 that are extant He was one of the fifty-eight Purchasers [PCR 2:177]. Children 1. Mary COLLIER (See Gov. Thomas PRENCE s page) 3. Rebecca Collier Rebecca'b4s husband Job Cole was born 1605 in St Olave Southwark, Surrey, England. His parents were James Cole (1584 - 1630) and Mary Deleble (1584 - 1605). Job died 5 Jun 1672 in Eastham, Barnstable, Mass The will of Zaccheus Cole of St Olave, Southwark, citizen and grocer of London, named mother Frances, brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel Cole, and appointed brother Job Cole executor. The location of Zaccheus Cole in the same parish as William Collier, Job Cole'b4s future father-in-law, makes it likely that this is the correct family. Will of John Cole, proved at Plymouth 7 Jan 1637/38, names brother Job Cole, sister Rebecca [possibly Job'b4s wife, Rebecca Collier], Elizabeth Collier, and
my brother Daniel'b4'b4 and and left legacies to
each of Master Collyer'b4s men,'b4'b4 Edward, Joseph, Arthur, Ralph and John. Partly on the basis of this document Stratton suggests that Job Cole may have been one of
Mr. Collier'b4s men'b4'b4 who appear in the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633. If this is the case, then Job Cole was probably included in the household of William Collier in the tax list of 27 March 1634, less than two months before Cole married Collier'b4s daughter.) Job Cole, apprentice in New England of William Collier and then his son-in-law, was likely the brother of Zaccheus Cole. This connection and others are discussed in TAG 42:119-21. Job Cole Timeline 28 Oct 1633 - The estate of Richard Lanckford owed Job Cole 3s. 9d. 18 Feb 1634/35 - Job Cole owed the estate of Thomas Evans an unspecified amount 4 Jun 1638 - Granted
a parcel of land on Duxborrow side, when they are viewed,'b4'b4 2 Jul 1638 - Granted forty acres upland, with some meadow, at Green'b4s Harbor 6 May 1639 - The service of Thomas Gray was transferred from John Atwood to Job Cole 3 Mar 1639/40 - Admitted Freeman in Plymouth 1639 list of Plymouth freemen - Job Cole is entered first in the Duxbury section, then is crossed off and added to the Yarmouth section of the same list He is then found in the Eastham section of the lists of Plymouth freemen of 1658, 29 May 1670 and 1683/84 2 Mar 1640/41 - Duxbury constable (replaced during the year) 6 Jun 1643 - Plymouth grand jury 1643 - In Yarmouth section of Plymouth list of men able to bear arms 5 Jun 1644 - Deputy for Yarmouth to Plymouth General Court (apparently replaced during the year), 7 Jun 1648 -
Naussit'b4'b4 [Eastham] constable 2 Oct 1650 -
Jobe Cole of '85 Nawsett'b4'b4 sold to Thomas Chillingsworth of Marshfield, shoemaker, land at Marshfield, being about forty acres of upland and six acres of meadow. 13 Aug 1651 -
Job Cole of Eastham'b4'b4 sold to Christopher Wadsworth of Duxborough
a house and land lying against a place called Morton'b4s hole with meadow and fencing.'b4'b4 Rebecca acknowledged this deed 6 Jun 1654 - Eastham surveyor of highways 8 Jan 1680[/1?] Samuel Cole of Eastham sold to Samuel Smith of Eastham
all that my parcel of meadow or marsh ground lying and being in the township of Eastham '85 which was granted unto my father Job Cole by the town'b4'b4 5 Apr 1710 - The Barnstable judge of probate ordered that
whereas it appears to me that there is some land & meadow laid out lying at Little Billinsgate in Eastham to the name or heirs of Job Cole late of said Eastham now deceased & not yet settled or legally disposed of and it appearing to me that Rebecca Nickerson widow daughter of said deceased hath not had anything material of her deceased father'b4s estate and was at some charge in supporting of her mother after the decease of her father the said land and meadow is therefore settled upon and ordered unto the said Rebecca Nickerson'b4'b4 4. Sarah Collier Sarah'b4s first husband Love Brewster was born 1611 in Leyden, Holland. His parents were Elder William BREWSTER and Mary WENTWORTH. Love died 31 Jan 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass. Sarah'b4s second husband Richard Parker was born 8 Aug 1609 in London, Middlesex, England. His parents were William Parke and Mary Manning. He first married 1628 in St Butolphs, Middlesex, England to Margery Crane (b. 1595 in London - d. 31 Mar 1656 in Cambridge, Mass.) Richard died 12 Jul 1664 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass. At about 9 yrs. old Love Brewster came to Plymouth, MA from England aboard
The Mayflower
. He became a freeman and was a volunteer to fight in the Pequot War of 1637, but at that time, volunteers from his county were not needed. He raised his family in Duxbury, Mass, volunteered for the milita under Captain Myles Standish and lived out his life in that town. His wife Sara survived him for about 30 more years. Together they had 4 children. Love'b4s servant Thomas Granger, (1625? - September 8, 1642) was the first person hanged in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (the first hanged in any of the colonies of New England being John Billington) [Our family relationship to Billington isn'b4t especially close, he was Richard MARTIN'b4s daughter-in-law'b4s grandfather, but the first Englishman to be convicted of murder in what would become the United States is a noteworthy black sheep.] Granger the first known juvenile to be sentenced to death and executed in the territory of today'b4s United States. Graunger, at the age of 16 or 17, was convicted of
buggery with a mare, a cowe, two goats, divers sheepe, two calves, and a turkey'b4'b4, according to court records of 7 September 1642 Graunger confessed to his crimes in court privately to local magistrates, and upon indictment, publicly to ministers and the jury, being sentenced to
death by hanging until he was dead'b4'b4. He was hanged on September 8, 1642. Before Graunger'b4s execution, following the laws set down in Leviticus 20:15 (
And if a man shall lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast'b4'b4), the animals involved were slaughtered before his face and thrown into a large pit dug for their disposal, no use being made of any part of them .An account of Graunger'b4s acts is recorded in Gov. William Bradford s diary Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647. Will of Love Brewster, Oct. 6, 1650:
The last will and Testament of Love Brewster Deseassed exhibited at the general Court holden at New Plym: the 4th of March 1650 upon th e oath of Captaine Miles Standish Witnesseth these psents that I Love Brewster of Duxburrow in New England and in the goverment of New Plym: being in pfect memory doe ordeaine & appoint this to bee my last will and Testamente And first my will is that if the lord shall please to take mee out of this life that my body bee buried in a decent mannor and that my funerall expences bee taken out of my whole estate; Next my will is; That all my Just and lawfull debts bee paied out of the Remainder of my said estate allso I give unto my Children that is to say Nathaniell, William, Wrasteling and Sara each of them a kettle and further my will is that my three sonns shall have each of them a peece that is to say a gun; allso I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sara Brewster all the Residue of my whole estate both goods and Chattles and land at Duxburrow for her bringing up of her and my Children the time of her life and after her decease I doe give the aforsaid lands to my eldest sonn and heire apparent Nathaniell Brewster and in Case god should take him away out of this life without Issew I give and bequeath the said lands to Duxburrow to my second sonn William Brewster and in like case to my youngest sonn Wresteling Brewster; And for those books I have that my wife would destribute them to herselfe and Children at her discresion allso my will is and I doe by the same give unto my three sonns equally to be devided amongst them all such land as of Right due to mee by Purchase and first coming into the land Which was in the yeare 1620 allso I doe make Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Sara Brewster sole executrix of this my last will and Testament in Witnes Whereof I have put to my hand and Seale this sixt of october 1650 Winess heerunto Love Brewster Myles Standish'b4'b4. 6. Elizabeth Collier Elizabeth'b4s husband Constant Southworth was born 1615 in Leyden, Sholland, Netherlands. His parents were Edward Southworth and Alice Carpenter . His paternal grandparents were Sir Thomas Southworth and Rosamond Lister. His maternal grandparents were our ancestors Alexander CARPENTER and Priscilla DILLEN. Constant died 10 Mar 1679 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass. Constant Southworth Pedigree Constant, born in Leyden and was about fourteen years old when he came over in 1628 with his brother Thomas. Settled at Duxbury, was a volunteer in Pequot war, 1637. Had five daughters and three son. He was for seventeen years deputy from Duxbury and for sixteen years was the Colony'b4s treasurer. Was commissary in King Philip'b4s war although then sixty-one year old. Constant'b4s Public Service 2 Jan 1637/8 - Freeman. In Duxbury section of Plymouth Colony lists of freemen of 1639, 1658 and 29 May 1670 7 Jun 1659 thru 3 Jun 1668 - Colony treasure. 7 Jun 1670 thru 5 Jun 1678 - Assistant Plymouth 3 Jun 1652, 6 Apr 1653, 7 Jun 1653, 6 Jun 1654, 8 Jun 1655, 3 Jun 1656, 1 Jun 1658, 7 Jun 1659, 6 Jun 1660, 2 Oct 1660, 4 Jun 1661, 3 Jun 1662, 1 Jun 1663, 8 Jun 1664, 7 Jun 1665, 5 Jun 1666, 5 Jun 1667, 3 Jun 1668 - Deputy (from Duxbury) 7 Mar 1653/54, 3 Oct 1659 Deputy (from Plymouth) 2 Mar 1640/41, 1 Jun 1641, 5 Jun 1644 - Duxbury constable, 1643 - In Duxbury section of Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms 5 Jun 1644 - Grand jury, 4 Jun 1645, 3 Jun 1656, 6 Oct 1659, 1 May 1660, 13 Jun 1660, 2 Oct 1660, 5 Feb 1660/1, 1 Jun 1663 - Committee to divide lands and settle ways 7 Jul 1646 - Ensign 1 Jun 1647, 8 Jun 1649, 4 Jun 1650, 5 Jun 1651 - Committee member Jun 1649 - Committee to treat the letting of the trade 6 Jun 1654 - Committee to supply towns and soldiers 7 Aug 1655 - Committee to organize the mending of: Joanses River bridge 5 Mar 1655/56 - Committee to consider the trade at Kennebeck 1 Jun 1658 - Committee to oversee the building of a house of correction 1 Jun 1658, 2 Apr 1667, 2 Jul 1667 - Council of war 1 Mar 1658/59 - Committee to negotiate the ownership of Hogg Island with Rhode Island 6 Oct 1659 - Committee to settle the bounds of Taunton 10 Jun 1662 - Duxbury invoicer of liquors, powder, shot and lead 1 Jun 1663 - Committee to settle the bounds of Sandwich and Plymouth 27 Jul 1664 - Committee to organize the mending of Barstowes Bridge 3 Oct 1665 - Committee to oversee the purchase of lands from Indians 1 May 1666 - Committee to organize the mending of Penquine Hole. 5 Jun 1678 - Committee to revise laws Constant'b4s Estate 6 Oct 1636 - Land was granted to Mr. William Bradford
for Constant & Thomas Southward, the land now in occupation of George Sowle'b4'b4 6 Apr 1640 -
Constant Southwood and Thomas Southwood, his brother '85 [were] granted fifty acres apiece of upland '85 at the North River, with proportionable meadow ground'b4'b4 10 Nov 1646 - William Hillier of Duxbury, carpenter, sold to Constant Southworth of Duxbury, planter, his right in
the mill at Duxbury standing upon Stonie River being in partnership between him and Georg[e] Pollerd late of Duxbury,'b4'b4 being a half share 2 Feb 1646/47 - Constant Southworth sold to William Bradford of Plymouth
all his lands & meadows lying at the Island Creek'b4'b4 26 Feb 1648 -
Constant Sowthworth of Duxbery and Thomas Sowthworth of Plymouth his brother'b4'b4 sold to Francis Godfrey of Duxbury, carpenter, one hundred acres of land at the North River 7 Jun 1665 -
A competency'b4'b4 of land was granted to four men, including
Mr. Constant Southworth'b4'b4 at Namasskett In his will, dated 20 Feb 1678/79 and proved 7 June 1679, Constant Southworth Esq. of Duxbury bequeathed to
my dear and loving wife Elizabeth Southworth for and during the term of her natural life my dwelling house with the outhousing and mill belonging unto it and all my uplands and meadows'b4'b4 in Duxbury or Marshfield, along with 'a350 and some furniture; to
my son Edward Southworth after the decease of my aforesaid wife Elizabeth my aforesaid dwelling house with the outhousing and mill belonging to it and all my upland and meadows'b4'b4 in Duxbury and Marshfield, along with 'a312; to
my son Nathaniell Southworth the one half of my share of lands that lyeth near Taunton called by the name of the freemen'b4s lands'b4'b4; to
my three daughters Marcye Freeman, Allice Church and Mary Alden my other one-half of the freemen'b4s land'b4'b4; to
my daughter Elizabeth Southworth'b4'b4 moveables
provided that she do not marry Willam Vobbes,'b4'b4 otherwise to have 5s.; to
my daughter Presilla Soutworth'b4'b4 moveables; to
my son Willam Southworth'b4'b4 moveables; to
my grandson Constant Freeman all those my lands and meadows that I have at a place commonly called Pawomett'b4'b4 in Eastham; to
my sons Edward and Nathaniell and daughters Elizabeth and Presilla equally all my part of the profits that shall or may arise by the fishing at the Cape'b4'b4; wife Elizabeth to be sole executrix and residuary legatee, to be assisted by sons Edward and Nathaniel. The inventory of Constant Southworth, taken 15 Mar 1678/79, was totalled, but the arithmetic is incomprehensible and impossible. A list of real estate, without valuation, was appended:
about twenty-five acres of land in the town of Duxburrow whereon standeth his dwelling house and barn and one grist mill'b4'b4;
a parcel of land at the North Field the quantity we know not'b4'b4;
several parcels of meadow lying in the towns of Duxburrow and Marshfield about 12 acres';
one share of land in a place commonly called the freemen'b4s land near Taunton'b4'b4; and a
parcel of land and meadow at a place commonly called Paomett in the town of Eastham'b4'b4 . Sources: A historical sketch of William Collier (1925) http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=6278301 http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Genealogy/merchantadventurers.php History of the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts : with genealogical registers'b4'b4 http://www.caskey-family.com/genealogy/WilliamCollier.htm William Collier Origin: Southwark, Surrey Migration: 1633 First Residence: Plymouth Removes: Duxbury after 1639 Occupation: Grocer (in England). Freeman: Admitted 1 January 1633/4 [PCR 1:4, 21]. In list of freemen, 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (where his name is crossed out and reentered in the Duxbury section) [PCR 8:173-74]. In Duxbury section of lists of 1658 and 29 May 1670 (where his name is crossed out and marked "deceased" [PCR 5:274, 8:198]. Education: His appointment to the committee to review the laws speaks of considerable education. Offices: Plymouth Colony Assistant, 1635-37, 1639-51, 1654-65 [MA Civil List 37-39]. Plymouth Commissioner to United Colonies, 1643 [MA Civil List 28]. Committee to assess colony taxes [PCR 1:26]. Committee to lay out highways, for "Duxbery side," 1 October 1634 [PCR 1:31]. Committee to view farm land, 2 March 1635/6 [PCR 1:39]. Committee to set bounds for Scituate, 6 March 1637/8 [PCR 1:80]. Committee to view North Hill and set bounds, 4 February 1638/9 [PCR 1:112]. Committee to treat with Massachusetts Bay, 7 March 1642/3, 10 June 1650 [PCR 2:53, 159]. Council of War, 27 September 1642, 10 October 1643, 1 June 1658 [PCR 2:47, 64, 3:139]. Coroner, 2 June 1646 [PCR 2:101]. Committee to draw up the excise, 7 July 1646 [PCR 2:105]. Committee for the letting of trade, June 1649 [PCR 2:144]. Auditor, 3 July 1656 [PCR 3:104]. Committee to review the laws, 3 June 1657 [PCR 3:117]. Estate: "Mr. Collier's men" assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 [PCR 1:11]; "Mr. Will[iam] Collier" assessed 'a32 5s. in list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:27]. In allocation of mowing ground on 1 July 1633, reference is made to ground "that Mr. Collier hath" [PCR 1:14]. On 5 July 1635, Mr. William Collier was granted a parcel of land in the woods called North Hill, with some "tussicke march ground" [PCR 1:35]. On 3 October 1662, "Mr. Collyare" complained that the records of his grant at the North Hill were lost and could not be found, and the court ordered that the land be viewed and the report of it be recorded [PCR 4:27, 39]. On 6 March 1649[/50] William "Colliar" made over his right to a ten acre parcel of upland in "Duxborrow" to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. On 2 July 1667 the court agreed to a grant of thirty or forty acres of land for Mr. William Collyare's grandchild, "that grand child who is now servicable unto him" [PCR 4:159]. On 2 March 1668/9 the court granted him fifty acres in the tract of land at Namassakett [PCR 5:14]. On 5 July 1671 the court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and "Benjamine Barlett," or any three of them to administer the estate of "Mr. William Collyare," deceased [PCR 5:68]. On 29 October 1671 the court ordered that "Daniell Cole" was to have all such particulars out of the estate of "William Collyare" that are extant [PCR 5:80]. Birth: By about 1585 based on date of marriage. At court 7 June 1659, "In regard that Mr. Collyare, by reason of age and much business on him, cannot attend the country's business at courts but with great difficulties, the Court have appointed the Treasurer to procure him a servant, and do allow him for that purpose the sum of 'a310" [PCR 3:166]. Death: After 29 May 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 July 1671 (administration granted on estate). Marriage: St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, 16 May 1611 Jane Clark [TAG 49:215]; she died after 28 June 1666 when she consented to a deed made by her husband [PCLR 3:152]. Children (unless otherwise stated, from TAG 49:215): i Mary, bp. St.Olave, Southwark, 18 February 1611[/2]; m. Plymouth 1 April 1635 Thomas Prence (as his second of four wives) [PCR 1:34]. ii Hannah, bp. St. Olave 14 September 1613; bur. there 31 August 162 iii Rebecca, bp. St. Olave 10 January 1614[/5]; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Job Cole [PCR 1:30]. iv Sarah, bp. St. Olave 30 April 1616; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Love Brewster [PCR 1:30]. v John, bp. St. Olave 18 March 1616[/7]; bur. there 24 August 161 vi Elizabeth, bp. St. Olave 9 March 1618[/9]; m. Plymouth 2 November 1637 Constant Southworth [PCR 1:68]. vii John, bp. St. Olave 23 March 1619[/20]; bur. there 6 August 162 viii Catheren, bur. St. Olave 13 January 1621[/2]. ix James, bp. St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, 16 March 1622[/3] [TAG 51:58]; bur. St. Olave 24 August 1624. x Martha, bp. St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, 28 March 1624 [TAG 51:58]; bur. St. Olave 30 May 1625. xi William, bur. St. Olave 12 August 1625. xii Lydia, bp. St. Olave 8 March 1625[/6]; bur. there 12 March 1625[/6 Associations: The will of Zaccheus Cole of St Olave, Southwark, citizen and grocer of London, named mother Frances, brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel Cole, and appointed brother Job Cole executor [PCC Scroope 106, as cited in TAG 42:119-20]. The New England will of John Cole about 1637 named his brothers Job Cole and Daniel Cole, his sister Rebecca (surname not stated) and "Elizabeth Collyer" (no rekationship stated), and left legacies to "each of Master Collyer's men," Edward, Joseph, Arthur, Ralph and John [MD 2:209-10]. Job Cole, apprentice in New England of William Collier and then his son-in-law, was likely the brother of Zaccheus Cole. This connection and others are discussed in TAG 42:119-21. On 19 November 1645 Nathaniel Warren, son of Richard Warren, married at Plymouth Sarah Walker [PCR 2:94]. On 7 June 1653 "Mrs. Jane Collyare in behalf of her grandchild the wife of the said Nathaniel Warren" petitioned Plymouth Court in a land dispute [MD 3:141]. John Insley Coddington has suggested that when William Collier married her, Jane Clark was a widow, and that by her Clark husband she had a daughter who married a Walker [TAG 51:92-93]. Coddington further suggests that the Sara, daughter of William Walker, who was baptized at St. Olave's, Southwark, on 10 November 1622 was the grandchild of Jane Collier who married Nathaniel Warren. If this solution proves to be correct, it would also explain the 1650 land transaction in which William Collier granted to "my kinsman William Clark" [PCR 12:182]. Comments: John Hunt demonstrated that William "Collyer" was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Grocers' Company of London 16 August 1609. John Arnold, dyer, and William Hurdman, pewterer, were sureties for William Collyer for two years beginning 15 August 1612. He became a partner in Southwark with "Mr. Monger" and was sworn a free brother of the Grocers' Company 3 March 1627/8 [TAG 42:120-21]. William Collier appears on the 1626 list of adventurers in Bradford's Letter Book [Bradford LB 26]. Bradford records that Mr. Allerton "in the first two or three years of his employment, he had cleared up 'a3400 and put it into a brew-house of Mr. Collier's in London, at first under Mr. Sherley's name..." [Bradford 239]. Edward Winslow called "Mr. Collier" "my partner" in a 1643 letter to John Winthrop [WP 4:452]. Winslow also reported that "Mr. Collier [was]... absent to our grief" at the vote over liberty of conscience in Plymouth Colony in 1645 [WP 5:56]. William Morris, of Royston, in the county of Hertford, butcher, having been indentured 4 April 1637 to William Collier, gentleman, for five years, agreed to switch his service to Love Brewster of "Ducksborrow" at court 6 August 1637 [PCR 1:64]. William Collier subscribed to the 7 November 1639 agreement between the inhabitants of "Duxborrow" and George Pollard "late inhabitant of the town of Stokeclere, yeoman" and William Hiller of New Plymouth, carpenter" [PCR 12:72-73]. On 20 December 1648, John Balden bound himself to "Mr. William Colliar of Duxburrow" for a term of five years, in return for which Collier was to give him "meat, drink and clothing, lodging and washing, and at the end of four years' service ... a heifer of two years old" [PCR 12:164]. The court of 5 June 1651 agreed that payment should be raised for Mr. "Collyar" for his service as magistrate [PCR 2:169]. They were still going about raising this money 29 June 1652 [PCR 3:14]. He was one of the fifty-eight Purchasers [PCR 2:177]. At court 6 December 1659, "Josepth Prior" was summoned to answer the charge of Mr. William "Collyares" that Prior was guilty of "pilfering and purloining practices, and other unworthy carriages relating thereunto, viz. in alluring a young maid, a kinswoman to Mr. William Collyares, to help him ... to sundry things pertaining to the said Mr. Collyare, without knowledge of or leave from Mr. Collyare or Mis[tress] Jane Collyare, his wife" [PCR 3:177]. Mr. Collier was called to the next court to prosecute the case. TITL U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 AUTH Yates Publishing PUBL Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, United States of America: The Generations Network,Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records wasextracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets andelectronic databases. Originally, the information PAGE Source number: 1387.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number ofPages: 1; Submitter Code: CLJ. http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=259503&ti=0&indiv =try&gss=pt DATA TEXT Birth date: 1585Birth place: TITL U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 AUTH Yates Publishing PUBL Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, United States of America: The Generations Network,Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records wasextracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets andelectronic databases. 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