Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameThomas WILLIAMS 254,255
Birth Dateabt 1645
Death Date5 Aug 1704
Death PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
FlagsGroton Proprietor
Misc. Notes
An original proprietor of Groton, Massachusetts. According to Skeate, Thomas Williams and Mary Holden had six children, born at Groton and Woburn. Butler names on four, listed here, all born at Groton. The birthdates here are given from Butler, and the dates in Skeate seem to be a bit confused, the older and younger Thomases being mixed together.

The Holden genealogy258 reports: “Thomas Williams in 1686 was in possession of the Graves farm in Woburn, probably as a lessee, when Dr. Thomas Graves sold his farm of 360 acres to Nathaniel Richardson. [original footnote: “Middlesex Deeds, 10:524.”] This farm was composed of five lots, four of which were purchased by the elder Thomas Graves of Waterfield Proprietors, and adjoined his own grant in West Rockfield, extending from the Charlestown (Stoneham) line on the east beyond the [p. 49] Aberjona River, and included grants to the wife of John Harvard, Abraham Palmer, James Matthews and John Stratton. On the southeast it was bounded by the 40-acre lot of Stephen Fosdick upon which John Holden lived for a time.”
Birth Datesay 1648
Death Date4 Aug 1705
Death PlaceWoburn, Massachusetts
FatherRichard HOLDEN (~1609-~1692)
MotherMartha FOSDICK (1620-1681)
Misc. Notes
With respect to Mary Holden, the Holden Genealogy259 reports: “according to Wyman she died at Woburn, being of Groton (Woburn records are silent). Administration on her estate was granted 10 Aug., 1722, to John Williams, her second son, the eldest son being deceased.”
Marr Date11 Aug (or Jul) 1666222
Marr PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
ChildrenThomas (1667-1704)
 John (1668-)
 Mary (1672-)
 Hannah (1675-)
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