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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: William Palmer

    Robert Charles Anderson

    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):

    • Henry was born about 1606. He was mentioned in his father’s 1637 will, but there is no further information.
    • Bridget was born about 1608. She was mentioned in her father’s 1637 will, but there is no further information.
    • A daughter, name unknown, was born about 1610. She married Henry Rowley by about 1630 and had two children. She died by 1633.
    • William was born about 1612. He married Elizabeth Hodgkins on March 27, 1634, in Plymouth and had one daughter. He died before August 25, 1636.
    • Child of William and Mary Palmer:
    • William was born on June 27, 1638, in Duxbury. He married Susanna _____ about 1662 and had at least three children. He died in Dartmouth in 1675.
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