Birth: William Collier was born about 1585, based on his date of marriage.
Death: He died after May 29, 1670, and before July 5, 1671.
Ship: Unknown, 1633
Life in England: William Collier was a grocer in England. He had apprenticed to William Russell and became a member of the Grocers’ Company of London on March 3, 1627/8. He was one of the financial backers of Plymouth Colony. He lived in the parish of St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey and operated a brewhouse in London.
Life in New England: William Collier was admitted as a freeman of Plymouth in January 1633/4. He removed to Duxbury after 1639. William Collier was a very influential man in Plymouth Colony, serving as Assistant Governor for many years, as well as on numerous committees.
Family: William Collier married Jane Clark in Southwark on May 16, 1611, and had thirteen children. She died after June 28, 1666.
Children of William and Jane Collier: