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William Reed

Male about 1587 - 1656  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name William Reed 
    Born about 1587  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will William Reed’s will was as follows;
    The 9th daie of April 1656. My will is that my wife have three score pound for herself. Item, thirty pounds apiece to each of my four youngest children. More, that my wife have the household stuff and to dispose of it: that the three score pounds which is owing to me by Mr. William Breuton in New England be disposed of as followeth, if it can be got, viz., to my wife twenty pounds, to my four youngest children twenty pounds (that is five pounds apiece), to my three children that are married in New England, that is George, Ralph and Abigail, twenty pounds to be equally divided amongst them: that when any of the four youngest children die their portion be divided among the other three, that is if they die in their minority: forty pounds due from Mr. Killingworth, twenty pounds Mark Theaton of Black Callerton, thirty pounds from Mrs. Flora Hall, twenty pounds from Anthony Walker, twelve pounds, three pound in my wife's hand and five pound in Mr. Ogle's hand, forty pound more in the house; George Erington of Loughhouse and his son in law forth shillings, Gawan Anderson forty shillings; Mary Chicken als Watson four pound ten shillings and ten shillings in my wife's hand, is nine pound: more in the house twenty shillings in Commodotoes; in all makes nine score pounds.
    The mark of William Read
    Wit: William Cutter, the mark of Thomas Gibson.

    Commission issued 31 October 1656 unto Mabel Read, widow, the relict and principal legatary of the deceased, to administer &c. according to the tenor and effect of the said will &c. 
    Buried 31 October 1656  Newcastle, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William came to New England, probably in the Defence in 1635, aged 48, with his wife Mabel, 30; George, 6; Ralph, 5; and Justus, 18 months. He was was freeman 14 Mar 1639. He resided in Dorchester, removed probably first to Rehoboth, or perhaps lived at Woburn.

      From Sewall’s History of Woburn:
      They took up their abode in Woburn, upon land sold Mr. Reed by Nicholas Davis. Their dwelling-house stood in a pasture, called the Baldwin Pasture, on the road from Kendall’s mill to the Messrs. Duren. The pasture is now [1868] owned by them; and remains of Mr. Reed’s cellar and well are still to be seen there. But, ere many years, William Reed and his wife Mabel returned to England. He died at Newcastle, upon Tyne, æt. 69; and not haveing appointed executors in his will, letters of administration were granted by Oliver Cromwell, the Portector, 31 Oct. 1656, to his widow, Mabel, who speedily returned with her four youngest children to New England; married Henry Summers, sen., of Woburn, 21 Nov. 1660; and, outliving him, died at the house of her son George, 5 [15?] Jun 1690, aged 85 years. [1]
    Person ID I32765  Schirado
    Last Modified 3 June 2015 

    Father Sir Thomas Reade,   b. about 1549, Brockett Hall, Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 September 1625, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Cornwall,   b. about 1565, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23631  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mabel Kendall,   b. about 1606, Cambridge, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 June 1690, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Dea. George Reed,   b. about 1627, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 February 1706, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +2. Ralph Reed,   b. about 1630, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 January 1712, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +3. Abigail Reed,   b. about 1633
     4. Justice Reed,   b. about 1634, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Michael Reed,   b. 1636, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Bethiah Reed,   b. 31 May 1640, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 December 1717, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +7. Israel Reed,   b. about 1642, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 June 1711, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    +8. Sarah Reed,   b. about 1643, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 November 1681, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
    +9. Rebecca Reed,   b. 26 December 1647, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 January 1733/4, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Family ID F23493  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S155] Samuel Sewall, (Boston: Wiggin & Lunt, 1868).


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