New England Genealogy Notes

Research notes on ancestors and relatives from early New England, including Boston Irish and Massachusetts Bay Puritan families.

Person Sheet

Name Maj. Simon WILLARD95
Immigration Date May 1634
Immigration Place arrived Boston
Residence 1 Date 1634
Residence 1 Place Cambridge, Massachusetts
Residence 2 Date 1636
Residence 2 Place Concord, Massachusetts
Residence 3 Date 1659
Residence 3 Place Lancaster, Massachusetts
Death Date 24 Apr 1676
Death Place Charlestown, Massachusetts
Flags Immigrant
Father Richard WILLARD (1581-)
Mother Margery HUMPHRIE (1575-)
1 Mary SHARP95
Children Elizabeth (-1692)
2 Elizabeth DUNSTER95
3 Mary DUNSTER95
Children Henry
Notes for Maj. Simon WILLARD
One of the founders of Concord; later removed to Lancaster and then Groton. His second and third wives, Elizabeth and Mary Dunster, were sisters of Henry Dunster, President of Harvard College (Mary may have been Henry Dunster's niece instead; see Savage). Simon Willard's son was the long-time minister of Groton, and is said (in a bulletin board message) to have baptized Benjamin Franklin.

See Anderson 2011.7: 413-427 (GM 1634-1635 T-Y) for a comprehensive modern sketch.
Last Modified 17 Mar 2012 Created 2 Sep 2012 by Robert J. O'Hara with Reunion for Macintosh

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