Birth: William Palmer was born in England about 1581 (based
on the estimated date of his first marriage).
Death: He died in Duxbury in November 1637.
Ship: Fortune, 1621
Life in England: Little is known of his life in England.
He apparently married and had children there, two of whom remained.
Life in New England: William and his son,William, Jr.,
came to Plymouth on the Fortune. His wife came over in the summer of
1623 on the Anne or Little James. He was a freeman of
Plymouth in 1633 and later moved to Duxbury. He was a nailer, and his
inventory listed tools including a bellows and anvil.
Family: William married (1) Frances _____ by about 1606
in England, and had four children. He married (2) Mary _____ by 1637 and
had one son. She married (2) Robert Paddock by October 20, 1646, and
(3) Thomas Roberts on March 24, 1650/1, in Plymouth.
Children of William and Frances Palmer (order uncertain):