Birth: Nothing is known of William Honywell’s date
of place of birth.
Death: He died after June 1, 1641.
Ship: Unknown, by June 24, 1633
Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in
Life in New England: William Honywell first appeared
in Plymouth records when he agreed on June 24, 1633, to serve Thomas
Prence for seven years in return for 25 acres of land and 12 bushels of
Indian corn. On February 28, 1639/40, the terms were altered and
Honywell was to plant and tend corn on Thomas Prence’s land "newly taken
in" on the south side of town until harvest. At that time he was to
have half of the corn grown and 25 acres of land. On June 1, 1641, he
was to have the land due him for his service at Jones River,"or some
other convenient place." This agreement was the last record which can be
definitely attributed to the 1633 colonist. His name did not appear in
the 1643 list of men able to bear arms or any other colonial record
thereafter. A William Honywell was charged with bestiality, but not
convicted, in 1665/6, but it is not clear that this was the same man.
Family: There is no evidence that William Honywell
married or had children.