From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Notes on Willard Ancestry
The English origins of Maj. Simon WILLARD
of MA continues to be difficult to document. While the following
ancestry is based on considerable circumstantial evidence, it
is often difficult to state positively that a particular event
is for the person in the relationship shown, since several idividuals
with the same name are sometimes found in the same place and
time. Some relationships here are tentative and subject to change
as additional documentation is revealed.
Richard WILLARD - d. about Sep. 1558, Benchley, Kent.
Yeoman of Benchley. Will dated Sep. 18, 1558 and proved in Oct.
1558. Benchley, Goudhurst and Horsmonden were adjacent towns in
Kent. The birth order of his children is not known, and the order
here is probably based on the oder in which they are named in
their father's will.
- Robert -
- Alexander -
- George -
- Richard -
- Andrew -
- Symon - d. about 1584, Goudhurst, Kent.
- Thomas -
- William -
- Alice -
- Agnes -
Symon WILLARD - d. about 1584, Goudhurst, Kent. Probably
son of Richard WILLARD. Yeoman of Goudhurst. In his will,
proved Feb. 26, 1584, his surname is spelled WILLARDE.
- A daughter - Married Mr. BOLDE. Children.
- Thomas -
- Thomasine -
- Richard - b. Mar. 10, 1581, Horsmonden, Kent; bur.
Feb. 20, 1617, Horsmonden, Kent.
Richard and Margery (Humphrie) Willard
Richard WILLARD - b. Mar. 10, 1581, Horsmonden, Kent;
bur. Feb. 20, 1617, Horsmonden, Kent. Probably son of Symon WILLARD.
His will, dated Feb. 12, 1616/7, was proved Mar. 8, 1616/7 before
Edward POPE, Vicar General. The will names, in order, his wife
Joan, her son Francis MOREBREAD, his son George, his daughters
Mary, Elizabeth, Margery and Catherine, his son Richard, and his
son Symon. Simon was to receive his bequest when he becomes of
age. Based on the wording and order his children were named, it
appears that Goerge was the son of Joan, and that daughters Mary
and Elizabeth were born before Margery. Due to the presence of
more than one Richard WILLARD in Horsmonden, it cannot be stated
with certainty that the father of Simon WILLARD was the subject
of the following three marriages. Catherine, wife of Richard WILLARD,
was buried Mar. 11, 1597/8 at Horsmonden. Richard was married
on Sep. 23, 1601 at Westgate, Kent to Margery HUMPHRIE. Margery,
wife of Richard WILLARD, was buried Dec. 12, 1608 at Horsmonden.
Richard was married on Jan. 17, 1609 at Horsmonden, Kent to Joan
MOREBREAD (bur. Feb. 25, 1617), a widow with son Francis MOREBREAD.
Margery HUMPHRIE - bur. Dec. 12, 1608, Horsmonden, Kent.
Daughter of Raynold HUMPHRIE. Probably the mother of Major
Simon WILLARD and his sisters Margery and Catherine.
- Mary - Named in her father's will as the first of four daughters.
- Elizabeth - Named in her father's will as the second of four
- Margery - bap. Nov. 6, 1602, Horsmonden, Kent; d. after Jul.
1658, MA. Margery signed a deed on Jul. 17, 1658 for the sale
of land at Barnstable, MA. Married Mar. 29, 1624 in East Farleigh,
Kent to Dolar DAVIS (b. 1593, England; d. Jun. 16, 1673, Barnstable
Co., MA). Dolar, a master builder, arrived in Cambridge, Middlesex
Co., MA in 1634, and lived subsequently at Duxbury in 1635, Barnstable
in 1643 and 1666, and Concord in 1655. He was secretary to the
first colonial governor of MA. Dolar was married second in 1671
to Mrs. Joanna BURSLEY. Children of Margery and Dolar: John married
Hannah LINNELL; Elizabeth; Mary married Thomas LEWIS; Simon married
Mary BLOOD; Samuel married first Mary MEADOW, and second Ruth
TAYLOR; and Ruth married Stephen HALL.
- Simon - bap. Apr. 7, 1605, Horsmonden,
Kent; d. Apr. 24, 1676, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA.
- Catherine - bap. Aug. 30, 1607, Horsmonden, Kent.
- George - bap. Dec. 4, 1614, Horsmonden, Kent. Probably son
of Richard and Joan, and half-brother of Francis MOREBREAD. Removed
to New England.
Selden - Hosmer Ancestry in England
Extracted from The Selden Family
following a chart by J. Gardner Bartlett
William SELKEDEN, b. about 1485, in Sele or Upper Beeding,
on subsidy 1523 and 1543; married about 1510, Alice. William
Selkeden died in 1549; buried April 10, 1549 and his widow died
in 1551, buried April 6. She made a will dated December 2, 1549
and proved October 6, 1551. She desired to be buried in the churchyard
of Sele (Upper Beeding) where her husband was also buried. This
ancestor of the American line had: William married Marian;
Elizabeth married John HOLDER; Alice married Symon PLUMBER; John;
and Richard married Margaret.
William SELKEDEN, of Upper Beeding who is mentioned
in the will of his mother, Alice Selkeden, dated December 2, 1549;
married about 1540, Marian. He was buried in the churchyard
of Upper Beeding, October 4, 1551, leaving two sons, Richard and
William. Marian Selkeden married (2) a widower, Goddard
Bacheler, whose will dated February 28, 1555-56 and proved April
16, 1556, mentions his wife, Marian, who was named as executrix,
and five daughters, also an unborn child. The will was endorsed
by Amyre (als) Selden. This William Selden was born 1512. Children
of William and Marian SELKEDEN: Richard died unmarried; two daughters;
and William married Mary APPES.
William SELDEN, of Ticehurst and Wadhurst, b. in Upper
Beeding. On court rolls of Hammerden Manor in Ticehurst 1583;
at Ticehurst between 1576 and 1580, removed to Wadhurst. On fines
there in 1611, was buried December 8, 1621. There is no record
of either will or administration. He inherited property from his
brother, Richard, at Ticehurst, which he sold as he was then living
in Wadhurst. He married (1) at Ticehurst June 25, 1576, Mary
APPES, whose parents have not been traced; she died at Wadhurst,
October 29, 1617. He married (2) Thomasine Amary or Amyre, widow,
October 22, 1621, at Wadhurst. She died in 1640. Her will was
dated August 24, 1612, and administration granted May 20, 1640.
William signed himself "Selden" in a deed with his brother,
who still used the name Selkeden. Children of William and Mary
SELDEN: Richard; Mary married William BEECHER; Dorothy
married Stephen HOSMER; John married Mary BALDOCK; and
Dorothy SELDEN, b. about 1582. Died February 5, 1640.
Married at Ticehurst January 25, 1601-02, Stephen HOSMER,
son of James and Agnes HOSMER, who was baptized at Ticehurst,
December 26, 1570. In 1602 they settled in Hawkhurst, Kent County,
where all their children were born. Stephen died May 24, 1632.
Children of Stephen and Dorothy HOSMER: Thomas
married Frances and emigrated to America; Stephen died in
infancy; James married Ann; William; Mary married Nehemiah HUCKSTEP;
Anne; John; and Stephen died in infancy.
Stephen and Dorothy (Selden) Hosmer
For further information on the family of James HOSMER, see
The Great Migration 1634-1635, by Robert Charles Anderson
(Boston 2003), Vol. III, pp. 421-23.
Stephen HOSMER - bap. Dec. 26, 1570, Ticehurst, Kent,
England; d. May 24, 1632. Son of James HOSMER and Agnes. Settled
at Hawkhurst, Kent in 1602. Married about 1602.
Dorothy SELDEN - b. about 1582; d. Feb. 5, 1640, Hawkhurst,
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Harriet Goodhue HOSMER
- Thomas - bap. Jan. 2, 1602/3, Hawkhurst, Kent; d. Apr. 12,
1687, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA.
- Stephen - Died as infant.
- James - bap. Dec. 8, 1605, Hawkhurst, Kent; d. Feb. 7, 1685,
Concord, Middlesex Co., MA. A clothier, he arrived in America
aboard the 'Elizabeth' (departed Apr. 9, 1635), and settled first
at Cambridge, and removed in 1637 to Concord, MA. Married first
about 1633 Ann, second about 1637 Mary (bur. May 11, 1641, Concord,
Middlesex Co., MA), and third by 1642 Alice (d. Mar. 3, 1664/5,
Concord, Middlesex Co., MA). James became freeman on May 17,
1637 at Concord. Children of James and Ann HOSMER: Mary; and
Ann. Children of James and Mary HOSMER: James married Sarah WHITE;
and Mary died as infant. Children of James and Alice HOSMER:
Stephen married Abigail WOOD; Hannah married Joseph HAYWARD;
and Mary married Thomas SMITH.
- William -
- Mary - Married Nehemiah HUCKSTEP.
- Ann -
- John -
- Stephen - died as infant.
The Willard family in America
Many published sources provide information on the families
of Maj. Simon WILLARD and of his son Josiah WILLARD. Perhaps
the most concise, yet thorough, genealogical data is that of
the New York Genealogical Society (1923 "Registration of
Pedigrees", page 191-92) in Pedigree No. 127 of Annie Burr
Jennings, citing numerous sources.
Maj. Simon and Mary (Sharpe) Willard
Simon WILLARD - bap. Apr. 7, 1605, Horsmonden, Kent,
England; d. Apr. 24, 1676, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA. Probably
son of Richard WILLARD and Margery HUMPHRIE.
Simon's baptism record does not name his mother: "Ano Dmi.
1605 The Vij day of April Simon Willarde, sonne of Ricarde Willarde
was christened. Edward Alchine, Rector." To America in 1634.
Lived at Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA 1634, Concord 1635, Lancaster
1660, Groton 1672, Salem 1676. Major WILLARD's military career
is detailed in Soldiers in King Philip's War, by George M. Bodge
(Leominster, MA: 1896), pages 120-126. Simon was Clerk of Writs
at Concord, MA for 19 years, and also served as Surveyor of Arms.
It was while he lived at Concrod that he was promoted to Major
in 1653. When past age 70 he led 47 men thirty miles to route
the Indians from an attack on Brookfield, MA. Married first in England;
second about 1643, Concord, MA Elizabeth DUNSTER
(d. about 1643), daughter of Henry DUNSTER (bur. Sep. 16, 1646,
Bury, Lancaster) and Isabel KAYE; and third about 1645 Mary DUNSTER
(b. Dec. 15, 1630, Bury, Lancaster; d. Dec. 28 1715, Sudbury,
MA) cousin of Elizabeth and daughter of Robert DUNSTER and Mary
GERRETT. Simon WILLARD had no children by Elizabeth, and his ten
youngest were by his third marriage. As the widow of Maj. WILLARD,
Mary married second, on Jul. 19, 1680, Dea. Joseph NOYES. Simon's first
marriage was recorded at Marden, Kent as: Simon Willard & Mary
Sharpe were married the 13 day [Oct. 1628]. (See The American Genealogist, Vol. 80 , page 25, in "New Information on Massachusetts Bay Colonists from Kent, England," by Leslie Mahler.)
Mary SHARPE - bap. Oct. 16, 1614, Horsmonden, Kent,
England; d. 1642-1643; Concord, MA. Daughter of Henry SHARPE
and Jayne FEYLDE. Mother of seven children.
Children of Simon and Mary (Sharpe) Willard
- Mary - b. about 1631, England; d. between 1656 and 1661.
Married 1648/9, Concord, MA Joshua EDMUNDS, son of Walter EDMUNDS.
Children of Mary and Joshua EDMUNDS: Samuel married; and Mary
married Nathaniel DAVIS.
- Elizabeth - b. about 1632, England, Died in infancy.
- Josiah - b. about 1635, Concord,
Middlesex Co., MA; d. Jul. 1674, Wethersfield, CT.
- Elizabeth - b. about 1636; d. Aug. 29, 1690. Married Apr.
8, 1653, Concord, MA Robert BLOOD, son of James BLOOD. Children
of Elizabeth and Robert BLOOD: Mary married John BUTTRICK; Elizabeth
married Samuel BUTTRICK; Sarah married Daniel COLBURN; Robert
married Dorcas WHEELER; Simon; Josiah (or Joshua); John did not
marry; Ellen; Samuel married Hannah DAVIS; James; Ebenezer; Jonathan;
and possibly Abigail.
- Dorothy - b. about 1638. Died in infancy.
- Samuel - b. Jan. 31, 1639/40, Concord, MA; d. Sep. 12, 1707,
Boston, Suffolk Co., MA; bur. Old Granary Burying Ground. Graduated
Harvard 1659, and ordained Jul. 13, 1662. Minister at Groton,
MA and the Old South Meeting House of Boston. Vice-president
and acting President of Harvard 1700-1707. Author of "Complete
Body of Divinity," a collection of his sermons published
in 1724. His maidservant (1670), Elizabeth KNAPP (b. 1655; daughter
of Elizabeth WARREN and James KNAPP), was the subject of his
8000 word treatise "A Brief Account of a Strange and Unusual
Providence of God Befallen to Elizabeth Knapp of Groton,"
relating the events of a three month period beginning in late
1671, during which she was a victim of 'a diabolical distempter'
attributed to Satan. (See Entertaining Satan, by John Putnam
Demos, 1982, pages 97-131.) Married first Aug. 8, 1664, Groton,
MA Abigail SHERMAN (b. Feb. 3, 1646/7), daughter of Rev. John
SHERMAN and Mary LAUNCE; and second about 1679 Eunice TYNG (d.
Jan. 14, 1719/0, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA), daughter of Edward
TYNG and Mary. Children of Samuel and Abigail WILLARD: Abigail
married first Rev. Benjamin ESTABROOK, married second Rev. Samuel
TREAT; Samuel died young; Mary married David MELVILLE; John married
Frances SHERBURNE (grandparents of Joseph WILLARD, astronomer,
Hellenist, and president of Harvard 1781-1804); Elizabeth; Simon
married Elizabeth ALDEN (daughter of John ALDEN, Jr., and granddaughter
of John ALDEN and Priscilla MULLINS). Children of Samuel and
Eunice WILLARD: Edward died young; Judge Josiah married first
Katherine ALLEN, and second Hannah CLARKE, widow; Eunice died
young; Richard died young; William; Margaret married Thomas CHILD;
Edward died young; Hannah married Willitam LITTLE; Sarah died
young; Eunice; Sarah died young; and Richard.
- Sarah - b. Apr. 27, 1642, Concord, MA; d. 1677/8. Married
Jul. 2, 1666 at Charlestown, MA to Nathaniel HOWARD, who married
second Sarah PARKER. Children Sarah and Nathaniel HOWARD: Sarah
married Benjamin PARKER; Nathaniel; and Mary.
Children of Simon and Mary (Dunster) Willard
- Abovehope - b. Oct. 30, 1646, Concord, MA; d. Dec. 23, 1663,
- Simon - b. Nov. 23, 1649, Concord, MA; d. Jun. 23, 1731,
Salem, MA. Deacon at Salem. Married first 1679 Martha JACOBS,
daughter of Richard JACOBS; second 1702 Elizabeth WALLY; and
third 1722 Priscilla BUTTOLPH. Children of Simon and Martha WILLARD:
Jacob married Sarah FLINT; Josiah married first Jane JACOB, and
second Susanna PARKMAN; Martha married John STEARNS; Simon died
as infant; and Richard married Hannah BUTMAN.
- Mary - b. Sep. 7, 1653, Concord, MA. Married Jan. 22, 1671
at Chelsea, MA, Cyprian STEVENS, son of Thomas STEVENS, Jr.,
and grandson of Thomas STEVENS and Mary WALLE. Children of Mary
and Cyprian STEVENS: Cyprian; Mary married Samuel WRIGHT; Dorothy
died young; Simon married Mary WILDER; Elizabeth married Ephraim
WILDER; and Joseph married Prudence RICE.
- Henry - b. Jun. 4, 1655, Concord, MA; d. 1701. Lived at Lancaster,
MA. Married first Jul. 18, 1674 at Groton, Middlesex Co., MA
Mary LAKIN (b. about 1660), daughter of John LAKIN and Mary BACON;
and second 1689 Dorcas CUTLER (d. Sep. 8, 1747, Lunenberg, Worcester
Co., MA), who married second Benjamin BELLOWS. Childen of Henry
and Mary WILLARD: Henry married first Abigail TEMPLE (ancestors
of suffragist and social activist Frances Elizabeth Caroline
WILLARD), and second Sarah NUTTING; Simon married Mary WITCOMB;
Mary married first Isaac HUNT, and second Mr. LEALAND; John married
Anne HILL; Hezekiah married Anna WILDER; Joseph married Elizabeth
TARBELL; and Sarah married Samuel ROGERS. Children of Henry and
Dorcas WILLARD: Samuel married Elizabeth PHELPS; James married
Hannah HOUGHTON; Josiah married Anna WILDER; Abigail died young;
Jonathan married Keziah WHITE; Susanna married John MOORE; and
Tabitha died as infant.
- John - b. Feb. 12, 1656/7, Concord, MA; d. Aug. 27, 1726.
Lived at Concord, MA. Married Oct. 31, 1698, Mary HAYWARD, daughter
of John HAYWARD. Children of John and Mary WILLARD: David; Jonathan
married first Sarah, and second Abigail; Mercy married William
WHEELER; and Simon married Zeruiah BREWER, widow.
- Daniel - b. Dec. 26 or 29, 1658, Concord, MA; d. Aug. 23,
1708. Lived at Boston. Married first Dec. 6, 1683 Hannah CULTER
(d. Feb. 22, 1690/1), daughter of John CULTER; and second Jan.
4, 1692/3 Mary MILLS, who married second David MELVILL. Children
of Daniel and Hannah WILLARD: Ann died as infant; Ann(a) married
first Timothy LeFEVRE, and second John BOSWORTH; and Elizabeth
married Phineas RICE. Children of Daniel and Mary WILLARD: Daniel
married first Abigail MATHER, and second Ann THOMAS; George;
Mary married Edward ELLIS; Edward married Mary TOOL, widow, and
second Elizabeth GIBSON, widow; Benjamin; Susanna married Matthias
COWDRY; William; Sarah died as infant; Sarah married Mr. HOPE;
and Mehitable married John BAXTER.
- Joseph - b. Jan. 4, 1660/1, Lancaster, MA; d. before Jun.
23, 1721, London, England. Married. Children of Joseph WILLIARD
include: John; and Joseph
- Benjamin - b. 1664/5, Lancaster, MA; d. Jun. 16, 1732. Lived
at Grafton. Served in King William's War. Married 1690 Sarah
LAKIN (b. Feb. 4, 1661; d. Mar. 15, 1740), daughter of John LAKIN
and Mary BACON . Children of Benjamin and Sarah WILLARD: Sarah;
Joseph married Martha CLARKE (grandparents of celebrated colonial
clock maker brothers Aaron, Simon, Ephraim, and Benjamin WILLARD,
Jr.); Margaret married Nehemiah HOWE, Esther; Simon married Phoebe
NEWTON; Hannah died as infant; Hannah; and Benjamin.
- Hannah - b. Oct. 6, 1666, Lancaster, MA. Lived at Sudbury.
Married May 23, 1693 Capt. Thomas BRINTNALL (b. Nov. 1, 1669;
d. Aug. 2, 1733), son of Thomas BRINTNALL and Esther. Children
of Hannah and Thomas BRINTNALL: Phinehas married Sybil RICE;
William; Thomas; Parnel married Joshua PARKER; William married
Zeruiah BUCKMINSTER; Paul married first Mary RICE, and second
Dorothy RICE; Nathaniel did not marry; Jerusha married Josiah
WILLIS; Dorothy married Ephraim MOORE; and Susanna married Dr.
- Jonathan - b. Dec. 14, 1669, Lancaster, MA; d. 1705, Sudbury,
MA. Married Jan. 8, 1690/1 Mary BROWN (b. Nov. 25, 1668; d. Jun.
21, 1720, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA), daughter of Maj. Thomas BROWN
of Sudbury, MA. Children of Jonathan and Mary WILLARD: Jonathan;
Mary; Hannah; and Hepzibah.
The Hosmers in America
Thomas and Frances Hosmer
Thomas HOSMER - bap. Jan. 2, 1602/3, Hawkhurst, Kent,
England; d. Apr. 12, 1687, Northampton, MA. Son of Stephen
HOSMER and Dorothy SELDEN. Emigrated to America and was in
Cambridge, MA 1632-3. Settled at Hartford, CT 1636; constable
1639, 1663; townsman 1643, 1671, and deputy. His name appears
on Hartford's Founders Monument.
Moved to Northampton, MA after 1675. Will dated 1685 refers to
Thomas SELDEN, son of John and Mary, nephew of Dorothy (Selden)
Hosmer, and husband of Esther (Wakeman) of Hartford, CT as "kinsman."
Thomas SELDEN, in turn, refers to Thomas HOSMER in his will as
"cousin." Sometime before 1877, memorial
stone [photo] was placed in the Center Church Cemetery (Ancient Burying
Ground), Hartford, CT next to his wife's gravesite. Married second
May 6, 1679 Katharine HOSKINS, daughter of John HOSKINS and Ann
FILER, and widow of David WILTON.
Frances - b. about 1602, England; d. Feb. 15, 1675,
Hartford, CT; bur. Center Church Cemetery (Ancient Burying Ground),
Hartford, CT (marker).
Mother of the known children of Thomas HOSMER.
Children of Thomas and Frances Hosmer
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Clinton 'Clint' EASTWOOD
- Hannah - b. about 1639, Hartford,
CT. Married first Josiah WILLARD, and
second Judge MALBY (or MALTBY).
- Married first Sep. 3, 1662, Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MA Jonathan HUNT
(b. 1637, Eng.; d. Sep. 29, 1691, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA), son
of Thomas HUNT, Jr. and Margaret WEBSTER; and second 1694 John SMITH.
Children of Clemence and Jonathan HUNT: Thomas maried Mary; Jonathan
died as infant; John married Martha WILLIAMS; Hannah married Ebenezer
WHITE; Clemence died young; Ebenezer died as infant; Ebenezer married
Hannah CLARK; Mary; Sarah; and Samuel married Elizabeth.
- Stephen - b. 1645, Hartford, CT; d. Nov. 4, 1693, Hartford,
CT. Owned covenant at 2nd church Apr. 9, 1671. Married Hannah
BUSHNELL, daughter of Dea. Francis BUSHNELL of Saybrook. Children
of Stephen and Hannah HOSMER: Hanna married Mr. POST; Mary died
young; Dorothy married Joseph SKINNER; Thomas married Ann PRENTISS;
Stephen died in infancy; Stephen married Sarah LONG; Esther married
Nathaniel PITKIN; Sarah died young; Deborah married Richard OLMSTED;
Clemence married Nehemiah OLMSTED; and Mary married first Nicholas
OLMSTED, and second Richard GOODWIN.
- Hester - b. about 1646; d. Jun. 3, 1702, Middlesex Co., CT.
Married on Sep. 20, 1666 in Middlesex Co., CT to Rev. Thomas
BUCKINGHAM (bap. Nov. 8, 1646, Milford, CT; d. Apr. 1, 1709,
Middlesex Co., CT), son of Thomas BUCKINGHAM and Hannah HAWKINS?.
Thomas was minister of the First Church of Christ at Saybrook
from 1665 until his death in 1709. In 1701, he was a founding
trustee of The Collegiate School (now Yale University), and in
1708 he was a signer of The Saybrook Platform for the Congregational
churches. Thomas was married second on Aug. 10, 1703 to Mary
(WILLET) HOOKER, daughter of Capt. Thomas WILLET and widow of
Rev. Samuel HOOKER, minister at Farmington, CT. Children of Hester
and Thomas BUCKINGHAM: Hester married Samuel BEAUMONT, Sr.; Thomas
III married Margaret GRISWOLD; Daniel married Sarah LEE; Rev.
Stephen married his step-sister Sarah HOOKER (daughter of Rev.
Samuel HOOKER and Mary WILLET); Samuel died as infant; Samuel
died young; Hezekiah married Sarah LAY; Temperance married John
KIRTLAND; and Anne married Samuel DOTY.
Josiah and Hannah (Hosmer) Willard
Josiah WILLARD - b. about 1635, Concord, Middlesex Co.,
MA; d. Jul. 1674, Wethersfield, CT. Son of Simon
WILLARD and Mary SHARPE. Married Mar. 20, 1656/7, Hartford,
Hannah HOSMER - b. about 1639, Hartford, CT. She married
second Judge MALBY (or MALTBY). Daughter of Thomas
HOSMER and Frances.
Children of Josiah and Hannah Willard
- Samuel - b. Sep. 19, 1658, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT; d.
Jan. 19, 1715/6, Saybrook, CT. Married Jun. 6, 1683 Sarah CLARK.
Children of Samuel and Sarah WILLARD: Sarah died as infant; Samuel;
Rev. Joseph; and Mehitable died as infant.
- Josiah - b. Mar. 13, 1659/60, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.
Did not marry.
- Dorothy - b. about 1663,
Wethersfield, CT; d. Feb. 28, 1754, Wethersfield, CT. Married
- Simon - b. about 1664, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT; d.
Jan. 8, 1726/7, Newington, CT. Married Feb. 12, 1690/1 Mary GILBERT
(b. Nov. 18, 1670; d. Dec. 1, 1712). Children of Simon and Mary
WILLARD: Dea. Josiah married first Hannah MONTAGUE, and second
Elizabeth FILER, John; Benjamin died young; Mary married Jonathan
GRISWOLD; Hannah married Jacob WHAPLES; Simon died young; Ephraim;
Daniel; and Benjamin.
- d. Jul. 28, 1741, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT. His grave marker
reads: Here lies Interr'd the Body of Mr Stephen Willard Who Deceased
July ye 28th 1741 in the 74th Year of His Age. Did not marry.
- Thomas - b. Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT; d. Jan. 30, 1737/8,
Guilford, New Haven Co., CT. Married Jul. 8, 1689, Guilford,
New Haven Co., CT Abigail BRADLEY. Children of Thomas and Abigail
WILLARD: Hannah married Daniel BARTLETT; Abigail; Prudence married
David GRAVES; Daniel; Jarod; Josiah; Nathan died as infant; Dorothy;
- John - b. Wethersfield, CT. Did not marry.
- Hannah - b. 1674, Wethersfield, CT. Married May 18, 1698
Capt. Janna MEIGS.