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Deacon William Ford, of the "Fortune"[1]

Male Abt 1604 - 1676  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name William Ford  [2, 3
    Prefix Deacon 
    Suffix of the "Fortune" 
    Born Abt 1604  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 1604  Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigrated 1621  America Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    on the ship "Fortune" 
    FamilySearch ID LH1M-LLT 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LH1M-LLT 
    Died 28 Jul 1676  Duxbury, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I2020  Main
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father William Ford, of the "Fortune",   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 11 Dec 1621 Bef. 1 Mar 1623, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Martha, of the "Fortune",   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 May 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1604 
    Family ID F859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Eames,   b. Abt 1615, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1684, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Millicent Ford,   b. Abt 1639, Duxbury or Marshfield, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1604 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - on the ship "Fortune" - 1621 - America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jul 1676 - Duxbury, Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From: http://www.weymouthtech.com/Genealogy/ps03/ps03_153.htm

      Came to America as a youth with his mother "Widow Ford", his brother John and his sister Martha in the Ship Fortune, which arrived with Robert Cushman and others at New Plymouth.

      William was a miller who established a mill in Marshfield at site known as "Dunham's Mill" near Brown's blacksmith shop;

      On Mar. 2, 1647 he was admonished by the Colonial Court for not being sufficiently careful in his measuring of grain, and was advised to keep dogs, sheep and cattle away from his mill "that may annoy mens corne & meale"

      On Oct. 3, 1662 he was fined five shillings for allowing Samuel Howland to take his grist from the mill on the Sabbath.

      While serving as constable in Marshfield, William, having arrested Widow Naomi Sylvester, was attacked by her son John and daughters Naomi and Dinah, who rescued their mother. On Oct. 31, 1666, they were fined forty shillings damages, and were ordered to pay the cost of Constable Ford's suit.
      William Ford served as selectman of Marshfield in 1666, 1670 and 1675.

      William was an original proprietor at Bridgewater, Mass.; d. or bur. Sept. 18/28, 1676 in Marshfield, aged 72 years; bur. beside his wife in Marshfield. His will was written Sept. 12, 1676, and mentions wife Anna, sons William and Michael, daughters Margaret and Millicent, and grandchildren John Ford and John Carver.

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S667] The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, vol 88 p 217.

    3. [S880] Weymouth Genealogy Center, (http://www.weymouthtech.com/Genealogy/).

    4. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 16 Jul 2017), entry for William Ford, person ID LH1M-LLT.

    5. [S887] Ford Ancestry, (http://www.angelfire.com/oh/bsegenealogy/ford.html), http://www.angelfire.com/oh/bsegenealogy/ford.html.

    6. [S674] Cape Cod Genealogy web, Edward A. Cooper, (http://history.vineyard.net//allen/Web%20Cards/WC_TOC.HTM#CNTC), http://history.vineyard.net/allen/Web%20Cards/WC14/WC14_071.HTM.