William Curtis

Male - 1672


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  • Name  William Curtis 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  12 Nov 1592  Nazing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Will  11 Feb 1669  Suffolk Co, Massacusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The Will of William Curtis.
      I willyam Curtis ... Co. Suff., in New England, for and in consideration of mine own and my wife's eage and weaknesse, and our unability by resen thereoff to manage that small estate in our hand, ... and all my children ... being disposed into families of their one excepting my youngest sson, Isaack, ... to be help fful unto me; for ... fatherly affection ... give ... unto my beloved sone, Issaac Curtis ... now living with me, my hole esteate, ... that is to say, my dwelling hous, barn, and outhousings and all my lands, ... as it now lyeth in Roxbury, tene acars of it lyeth in Roxbury by Stoony River, ... abutting upon stoony river East, and upon the land of Isaac Curtis, lately of John Curtis North, and upon the land of John Crafts and Robert Seaver, West, and upon the land of Isaac Curtis, lately the land of Willyam Hopkins, and the hyway leding from Gamblins end south; and two acors of salt marsh ... in the eyeland in Roxbury ... abutting upon the river south, upon the land of Robert Seaver West, upon the heirs of John Ruggles. And five acors of woodland, ... nere to the town grate lots in Roxbury, and there abutting upon the town grate lots, and the land of John Mayo and Willyam hopkins west, and upon the land of willyam hopkins south, and upon Abraham how, east. And mor, eayght acors of land in the woods in the middle divishion and the last, South and together with this my present deed, doe give to my sayd sson Isaack, ...; that the sayd Isaac Curtis, his hayers ..., shall pay or cass to be payed unto my beloved sonne John Curtis and to my beloved sonn in law Isaac Newall, ... forty shillings ... to each of them. Dated 11 Feb. 1669.
      In presence of us Peleg Heath, Samuel Crafts.
      Will. Curtis acknowledged this Instrument as his Will, May 5th. 1672.
      Enos Tyng.
    Died  08 Dec 1672  Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 
    • William Curtis sailed on the Lyon the 22 June 1632 and arrived at Boston the 16 Sept. following; he owned a farm in Roxbury lying on Stony Brook, not far from the present Boylston Street Station. William Curtis was freeman of Roxbury 4 Mar 1633.

      "William Curtis he came to this Land in the yeare 1632 & soon after joyned to the church, he brought 4 children wth him. Thomas, Mary, John, Phillip & his eldest son Willia, came the yeare before. he was a hope full scholler, but God tooke him in the end of the yeare 1634. Sarah Curtis, the wife of Willia Curtis."

      "1644. Soon after taht one william Curtis of Roxbury was cast off from a cart of logs unto the ground wth such violence, yt his head & one side of his face were bruised, blood gushed out of his eare, his braine was shaken, he senseless divers days, yet by degres thro' Gods mercy he recovered his senses, yet his cheeke drawne awry & p'alitik, but in a quarter of a yeare, he was pretty well recovered, to the wonder of all men." [3]
    Person ID  I30354  Bryant
    Last Modified  25 Nov 2006 

    Father  Thomas Curtis,   b. 25 Aug 1560, Ash Juxte, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1631, Nazing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Camp,   b. 01 Dec 1560, Nazing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1594, Nazing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Aug 1585  Nazing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID  F2566  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sarah Eliot,   d. 26 Mar 1673, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Aug 1618  Nazing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Family ID  F2564  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Rawlyns,   d. 1618, Nazing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  03 Dec 1615  St. Margaret Moses, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F2565  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 12 Nov 1592 - Nazing, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Dec 1615 - St. Margaret Moses, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Aug 1618 - Nazing, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 11 Feb 1669 - Suffolk Co, Massacusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Dec 1672 - Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S203] Lawless, Parker, Lawless, Thomas, (Author, 1981 & 1983 (Revised edition:1990)), Eliot family p.1.

    2. [S260] GMB, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995), p. 500.

    3. [S396] Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass, Linzee, John William, (Samuel Usher, Boston, Mass, 1913), p. 463.

    4. [S397] Memorials of the Pilgrim Fathers, Winters, William, (Waltham Abbey, Essex, 1882), p. 46-47.

    5. [S397] Memorials of the Pilgrim Fathers, Winters, William, (Waltham Abbey, Essex, 1882), p. 46.

    6. [S396] Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass, Linzee, John William, (Samuel Usher, Boston, Mass, 1913), p. 451-452.


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