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Margery Davis (Willard)

Nicknames: "Margaret"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Horsmonden, Kent, England
Death: Died in Barnstable Village, Barnstable , Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Willard and Margery Willard
Wife of Dolor Davis
Mother of John Davis Sr; Nicholas Davis; Elizabeth Davis; Mary Lewis; Elizabeth Davis and 3 others
Sister of Maj. Simon Willard; Catherine Willard and Elizabeth Willard
Half sister of Richard Willard; Thomas Willard; Mary Elizabeth Tyboul; Edward Willard; John Willard and 1 other

Occupation: House Wife
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About Margery Davis

Margery Willard

  • Birth: Nov 6 1602 - Horsmonden, Kent, England
  • Parents: Richard Willard, Margery Humphrie
  • Married: Dolar Davis
  • Death: 1656 - Barnstable, Massachusetts

Children

  • Samuel, Born July 11, 1639 in Cambridge MA.
  • Nicholas, Born, 1627 in Horsemonden
  • Simon, Born, between 1636-1640 in Cambridge MA.
  • John, Born 1626 in Eastfarleigh, England
  • Mary, Born 1631 in England
  • Ruth, Born March 24, 1643/44 in Barnstable, MA.
  • Elizabeth [1] Born 1628 in Horsmonden, Kent Co. England
  • Elizabeth [2] Born 1634 in England
  • Elizabeth [3] Born 1640 in Barnstable MA.

She received land and 1/4 of the household stuff in her father's 1617 will.

From One Line of Descendants from Dolar Davis and Richard Everett page 7:

Dolor Davis was twice married, first to "Margerye Wilerd" on March 29, 1624. She was the daughter of Richard Willard, "by second wife Margery," who was buried at Horsmonden, Dec., 1608, when Margery, the daughter, was six years old; for she was christened Nov. 6, 1602. Richard Willard was of Horsmonden, County of Kent. He died 1617, leaving a large estate, mostly in lands, part of which came to his daughter Margery Willard and another part to the son, Simon Willard, who was later the founder of Concord, in New England.

Marjory departed from England , London on the Elizabeth, mastered by William Stagg which sailed from London in the latter half of April,1635, bound for New England. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay, traveling with Marjory was Elizabeth who was one year old at the time, Mary who was four at the time and son John who was 9 at the time , Marjory was at the age of 32 during the voyage of  1635 of the good ship Elizabeth. I have noticed that there are three daughter born to Marjory by the same first name of Elizabeth, Elizabeth [2] was the one year old child that departed from England in April, 1635, Elizabeth  [1] born in 1628 in Horsmonden either died or was left behind, I think she must of died in England before the ship departed London though, Elizabeth  [3] was born in Barnstable 5 years after the voyage.

The first record we have of Dolor Davis, in New England, is on the Proprietors' Records in Cambridge [New Towne], of a grant of twenty-five acres on Aug. 4, 1634; also a house-lot, June 4, 1635. The wife Margery is supposed to be the "Margarett Davies, age 32, who with three children, John Davies (9 years old), Marie Davies (4), Elizabeth Davies (1), sailed on the 'Elizabeth,' from the port of London, April 17, 1635, Wm. Stagg, master."

There is much uncertainty about Dolor Davis and family ever having had a residence in Cambridge. He sold the above-named house-lot in August, 1635. He moved, with considerable persistence, from place to place during nearly all of his life, possibly because this frequent change in residence gave him a better opportunity to pursue his trade as a carpenter.

In 1638 he was in Duxbury. In 1640 he took part in founding Barnstable. In 1643 he was an inhabitant of Barnstable, "able to bear arms"; freeman 1645. In 1655 he removed to Concord. In the same year he petitioned with others to the General Court of Massachusetts Colony for a grant of land in what is now Groton, Mass., and on the 29th of May was made one of the new selectmen. In 1656 his name appears on a petition for remission of taxes in Groton; but he seems never to have made Groton his home, for on Aug. 20, 1655, "he bought of Roger Draper his house and farm in Concord." In the conveyance he is called "Husbandman." Meanwhile he sold his property in Barnstable for "corn and cattle," the documents recording the various payments and the transfer itself being in the Plymouth Records. In them he is styled "house-carpenter." Margery Davis joined in the acknowledgment, which is the last record we have of her. She probably died in Concord before 1666, in which year Davis left Concord.

Dolor Davis had lands granted to him in Concord in 1659, and in 1664 he signed a petition to the General Court as "an inhabitant of Concord."

Of the three children brought over from England, John and Mary were married and settled on the Cape; Elizabeth probably died young. Three more children were born in America, and they, too, were married and settled, but in or near Concord.

In 1666 Davis left Concord and returned to Barnstable, and was again admitted as an inhabitant, where his name appears on various documents. He married, after his return to Barnstable, Mrs. Joanna Bursley, born in England, 1620, daughter of Rev. Joseph Hull and widow of Capt. John Bursley. She was living in 1683. Dolor Davis accumulated a large property for those times, which he distributed mostly among his children during his lifetime. On the 13th of September, 1672, he made his will, which has his autograph signature, showing that he had some education. He always wrote his Christian name DOLAR. The will was proved July 2, 1673. He probably died late in June.

The will recites that he has already provided for his sons Simon and Samuel; and then he bequeaths his house and land in Concord to his son John, adding, "I also bequeath to him my carpenters tools and serge suit and cloke." The inventory of estate in Concord was "£125 5s. 7d." That he made a favorable impression on others is shown by the following:

"Perhaps of all the families which came to New England, not one can be selected more worthy of our esteem, and unqualified approbation than that of Dolor Davis. As a man he was honest, industrious and prudent; as a christian tolerant and exact in the performance of his religious duties; as a neighbor kind, obliging, and ever ready to help those who needed his assistance; and as a father and the head of his family he was constantly solicitous for the welfare of all its members, cultivating those kindly feelings and amenities of life which render home delightful." (Amos Otis, in Barnstable Families.)

Great Migration, The: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635 Author: Anderson, Robert Charles (Also George F. Sanborn Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn for Vols. 1 & 2) [vol. 2, page 296, & vol. 3, page 455] DOLOR DAVIS - - - - - - - - - - ORIGIN: East Farleigh, Kent. - - - - - - - - - - MIGRATION: 1634. - - - - - - - - - - FIRST RESIDENCE: Cambridge. - - - - - - - - - - REMOVES: Duxbury by 1638, Scituate by 1641, Barnstable by 1643, Concord 1655, Barnstable 1666. - - - - - - - - - - OCCUPATION: House carpenter. - - - - - - - - - - CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: On 27 August 1648, Dolor Davis and his wife being dismissed from the Church at Duxbury was joined to ours at Barnstable [NEHGR 9:281]. - - - - - - - - - - FREEMAN: In Duxbury section of 1639 list of those in Plymouth Colony who had taken the oath of fidelity and then erased [PCR 8:177]. Propounded a freeman, 5 March 1638[/9] [PCR 1:117]. Propounded again 4 June 1645 [PCR 2:84], and admitted freeman 2 June 1646 [PCR 2:101] and therefore added to end of Barnstable section of 1639 list of Plymouth Colony freemen [PCR 8:177]. His name does not appear in the 1655 or the 29 May 1670 lists of Plymouth Colony freemen. - - - - - - - - - - EDUCATION: Signed a petition on 16 May 1656 [NEHGR 33:209, citing Shattuck Manuscripts at NEHGS]. Signed his will. - - - - - - - - - - OFFICES: Plymouth grand jury, 4 June 1645 but noted as sick, so perhaps did not serve [PCR 2:84]. Petit jury, 1 March 1641/2 [PCR 7:29]. Barnstable constable, 6 June 1654 [PCR 3:48]. Surveyor of highways as Dolare Davice, 7 June 1652 [PCR 3:9]. Groton selectman, 1655 [MBCR 3:388, 4:1:235]. Dolor Davis, & his sons, were in the Barnstable section of the 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:193]. - - - - - - - - - - ESTATE: On 4 August 1634, Dollard Davis was granted twenty-five acres in Cambridge [CaTR 8]. In the Cambridge land inventory on 4 June 1635, Dollard Davis held two parcels: one house lot of half a rood; and upon the west side of Charles River twenty & five acres [CaBOP 10]. On 25 August 1635, Dollerd Davis sold to Richard Girling all the right he hath in five and twenty acres of land ... on the west side of Charl[e]s River [CaBOP 15]. On an unknown date, Dolor Davis disposed of his town lot to Simon Willard, and by 1639 Willard had sold it to Edward Mitchelson [CaBOP 66]. On 6 April 1640, Dolor Davis and seven other men were granted the lands lying on the norwest side of the Northill in Duxborrow, the meadow there to be divided amongst them by a committee [PCR 1:144]; on 31 August 1640, when some of the land was actually laid out, there were eight other men, and Dolor Davis received fifty acres [PCR 1:161]. On 20 August 1655, Roger Draper of Concord, husbandman, sold to Dolar Davis of the same town ..., husbandman, ... all & all manner of those housings, lands, meadow and other appurtenances whatsoever belong thereunto lying & being within the limits of the town of Concord, the particulars whereof are as followeth, that is to say one parcel or lot of upland about his house containing by estimation twenty and three acres ... with ten acres over against his house on the other side of the north river and twenty acres more, eleven of which is meadow called by the name of Mr. Martin's meadow, eight acres of it upland joining to the meadow on the northeast side next the common with three acres of swamp meadow in it ..., also three acres of meadow more or less called by the name of stickfast meadow ..., more eight acres of upland lying in a nook or corner ..., more eight acres of meadow be it more or less lying in the meadow called the fifty-acre of meadow ..., also eight acres of upland [MLR 3:188-90]. On 17 July 1658, Dolor Davis late of Barnstable ..., house carpenter, sold to Abraham Blush of Barnstable, planter, all that my houselot of lands with sundry other parcels of land in Barnstable, as follows: the said house lot lying by a place commonly called the old mill creek containing ten acres of upland ..., with four acres of upland be it more or less adjoining thereto ... and ten acres of marsh ..., also fourteen acres of upland ... with eight acres more of upland adjoining ..., and also certain parcels of upland lying and being at a place commonly called Kempton's Field, and also certain parcels of land lying and being at a place commonly called Stony Cove Field, viz: four acres of upland ..., also a parcel of upland containing seven acres ... and one acre of upland; acknowledged at Concord 17 July 1658 by Dolar Davis and Margery his wife; acknowledged again at Barnstable 16 February 1667[/8?] by Dolor Davis alone [PCLR 3:119]. On 9 April 1656 and 9 May 1656, Dolar Davis of Concord signed receipts to Abraham Blush of Barnstable for cows, presumably as advance payment for these lands [PCR 7:211]. In his will, dated 13 September 1672 and proved 2 July 1673, Dolar Davis of Barnstable, being weak and crazy in body, noting that I having already given my son[s] Symon and Samuel their full portions and deeds for their lands, bequeathed to my dear and loving wife Joanna œ5 to be paid at Mr. Brattle's in Boston and œ4 to be paid in English commodities during the term of four years; to my eldest son John my house and barn and outyard with several parcels of land lying in Concord ..., viz: all my land about the said house ... containing by estimation twenty acres more or less, as also a piece of upland and meadow containing six acres ..., as also thirteen acres of upland more or less, adjoining to my seven acres of meadow on one side, which said seven acres of meadow are also hereby bequeathed to him ..., as also thirty-two acres of upland and swampyish meadow ..., as also five acres of upland, with additional conditions regarding the bequest to the testator's wife; my son Symon shall have another crop after this year's from that piece of my land that lies near his house for which he is to pay 20s.; to my son John a bill of four pounds due to me from Roger Chandler of Concord to satisfy for the charges of my coming from Barnstable to Concord and to provide his son Joseph who came to attend me, also all my carpenter's tools and my serge suit and cloak; to my son-in-law Lewis my cloth suit and coat and hat and to my daughter Mary his wife a cow, also 50s. being half a note due from my son Samuel, and the residue of household stuff now in my dwelling house at Barnstable; to my daughter Ruth Hall besides what she hath received from me, a cow which her husband hath at present in his keeping, as also 50s., the other half of the note due from my son Samuel, they to pay 5s. for me to William Butterick; to the poor of the town where it shall please God that I die, whether at Concord or at Barnstable, 10s.; my said son John the sole executor; loving and respected friends William Butterick, Richard Hassell and Thomas Browne, overseers. A codicil of the same date gave unto my son John Davis twenty acres of woodland which is by the twenty-seven acres which belongeth unto twenty men ... in the town of Concord; I do give my red mare unto my wife Joanne [PCPR 3:1:72; MD 24:71-73]. On 4 July 1673, Plymouth court ordered Mr. Hinckley to take an oath of Joannah Davis, widow, at Barnstable, for the truth of the inventory of the estate of Dolar Davis, deceased, which inventory bears date the 19th of June, 1673 [PCR 5:123]. At the same court, John Davis is allowed and approved by the Court to be executor to the estate of Dolar Davis, deceased [P CR 5:125]. On 5 July 1673, John Davis, son and sole executor of the last will & testament of Dollar Davis, late of Barnstable in Plimouth Colony deceased, is empowered to administer on any part of his father's estate that shall be found in this colony, he discharging all debts & duties due & owing from the said estate & bringing in a true inventory as the law directs [MCR 3:56]. The inventory of the estate of Dollar Davis deceased, within the bounds of Concord in the County of Middlesex, taken 8 July 1673, totalled £119 19s. 7d., of which £113 was real estate: the housing & houselot, 20 acres, £60; six acres of upland & meadow more adjacent, £7; seven acres of meadow in the eleven-acre meadow with 13 acres of upland adjacent, £26; five acres of upland near John Heald's, broken up and fenced in, £12; twenty acres of land in that tract of land called the twenty, £3; and thirty-two acres of second division land, £5 [MPR 3:291]. - - - - - - - - - - BIRTH: By about 1599 based on date of marriage. - - - - - - - - - - DEATH: Between 13 September 1672 date of will and 19 June 1673 date of inventory. Some secondary sources claim that the death took place at Barnstable on 22 June 1673, but this death is not found recorded at Barnstable or Concord, and this claimed date is three days after the Barnstable inventory. - - - - - - - - - - MARRIAGES: 1 East Fairleigh, Kent, 29 March 1624 Margery Willard. She was baptized Horsmonden, Kent, 7 November 1602, daughter of Richard Willard. She was living on 17 July 1658, when she acknowledged a deed, but was probably dead by 16 February 1667[/8?], when she did not participate in a second acknowledgement of the same deed [PCLR 3:119]. 2 On an unknown date Joanna Hull Bursley, daughter of Rev. JOSEPH HULL and widow of JOHN BURSLEY [GMB 1:281] . - - - - - - - - - - CHILDREN: With first wife i JOHN eldest son, b. about 1626 aged 9 in 1635 [Hotten 68]; m. Nocett [Eastham] 15 March 1648/9 Hannah Linnett [NEHGR 9:286; PCR 8:43; MD 4:223], daughter of ROBERT LINNETT in his will of 23 January 1662/3, Robert Linell included a bequest to John Davis [MD 15:58, citing PCPR 2:2:4]. ii MARY, b. about 1631 aged 4 years in 1635 [Hotten 68]; m. Barnstable 15 June 1653 Thomas Lewis [NEHGR 9:287; PCR 8:45], son of GEORGE LEWIS [TAG 68:25-26]. iii ELIZABETH, b. about 1634 aged 1 year in 1635 [Hotten 68]; no further record. iv SIMON, b. about 1637 d. Concord 14 June 1713 in his 77th year [CoVR 82]; m. Concord 12 December 1660 Mary Blood [CoVR 9]. v SAMUEL, b. say 1640, m. 1 Lynn 11 January 1665/6 Mary Meddowes; m. 2 Lynn 18 October 1711 Ruth Taylor. vi RUTH, bp. Barnstable 24 March 1643/4 [NEHGR 9:282]; m. Concord 3 December 1663 Stephen Hall [CoVR 12]. - - - - - - - - - - ASSOCIATIONS: Margery Willard Davis, wife of Dolor Davis, was sister to SIMON WILLARD , baptized Horsmonden, Kent, 7 April 1605, immigrant to Cambridge, Concord and Lancaster, and to GEORGE WILLARD , baptized Horsmonden, Kent, 4 December 1611, immigrant to Scituate and Maryland. These connections clearly had a powerful influence on the residences chosen by Dolor Davis. Nicholas Davis of Barnstable and Newport was almost certainly related to Dolor Davis, and some have thought he was a son of Dolor, but the available evidence is not sufficient to make this conclusion [TAG 64:113-18, especially 116]. - - - - - - - - - - COMMENTS: In his will, dated 13 July 1614 and proved 1 November 1614, James Clarke of East Farleigh, Kent, gentleman, bequeathed to Dolor Davis, my servant, my house and land lying in the parish of Marden, the which is in the occupation of one Terrye [Waters 2:1109, citing PCC Lawe 118]. On 17 April 1635, Margeret Davies, aged 32, Jo: Davies, aged 9, Marie Davies, aged 4, and Elizabeth Davies, aged 1, were enrolled at London for passage to New England on the Elizabeth [Hotten 68]. On 3 May 1641, Thomas Chambers, Dolor Davis and John Twisden, all of Scituate, served as sureties for Dolor's brother-in-law George Willard of Scituate, who had been fined for speaking disrespectfully of the magistrates [PCR 2:14]. Dolor Davis was one of the first promoters of the town of Groton, but he probably never resided there, as the only Groton records we have for him were in 1655 and 1656, when he was residing at Concord. On 16 May 1656, Dolor Davis was one of eight men who signed a petition to the General Court, asking for some concessions in the terms of settling Groton [NEHGR 33:2 09-10, 36:167-70]. Dolor Davis moved to Concord at the charges of Roger Chandler, and eventually became one of the twenty Barnstable and Marshfield men who settled the 1658 grant of 400 acres in Concord owned by Chandler and others for an interesting discussion of this small migration, see NEHGR 87:116-17 . - - - - - - - - - - BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1881 Horace Davis compiled the principal account of this immigrant [Dolor Davis: A Sketch of his Life with a Record of his Earlier Descendants n.p. 1881]. Birth: BEF 6 NOV 1602 in Horsmonden, Kent, England Death: BEF 16 FEB 1667/68 Note: She acknowledged a deed on 17 Jul 1658, and did not participate in the second acknowledgement of the same deed on 16 Feb 1667/8. Christening: 6 NOV 1602 St. Margaret's Church, Horsmonden, Kent, England Note: She may have been christened on the 7th rather than the 6th of November.

Ancestry Hints for Margery Willard

   1 possible matches found on Ancestry.com	

Father: Richard Willard b: 10 MAR 1561 in Horsmonden, Kent, England Mother: Margery Humphrie b: BEF 25 MAY 1572 in Horsmonden, Kent, England c: 25 MAY 1572 in Horsmonden, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Dolor Davis b: EST 1602 in England Married: 29 MAR 1624 in East Fairleigh, Kent, England Children

John Davis b: ABT 1629 in probably, Horsmonden, Kent, England
Mary Davis b: ABT 1631 in England
Elizabeth Davis b: ABT 1634 in England
Simon Davis b: 24 MAR 1635/36 in New Town [now Cambridge], Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Samuel Davis b: 11 JUN 1639 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Ruth Davis b: BEF 24 MAR 1643/44 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, U.S.A. c: 24 MAR 1643/44 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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Emigration: 17 APR 1635 Sailed on Elizabeth from London, England 3

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25. Margery WILLARD (Richard , Symon , Richard , William ) was born in Horsmonden, Kent, Eng. She was christened on Nov 6 1602 in Horsmonden, Kent, Eng. She died about 1660/1666 in Concord, Middlesex, Ma.

Margery married Dolard DAVIS Capt. on Mar 29 1624 in East Farleigh, Essex, Eng. Dolard was born in 1593 in (Unknown), Kent, Eng. He died about Jun 1673 in Barnstable, Pc.

They had the following children:

 31 M i John DAVIS was born about 1626 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Ma. He died in 1703.  
       John married Hannah LINNELL.  

+ 32 F ii Mary DAVIS

 33 F iii Elizabeth DAVIS was born in 1634. She died in 1669.  
       Elizabeth married William OWEN.  
 34 M iv Simon DAVIS was born in 1636 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Ma.  

+ 35 M v Samuel DAVIS

 36 M vi Nicolas DAVIS was born in 1642.  
 37 F vii Ruth DAVIS was born in 1645. She died in 1715.  
       Ruth married Stephen HALL.  
 38 M viii Robert DAVIS was born in 1647.  

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ID: I2192

Name: Margery WILLARD 1

Sex: F

Change Date: 31 DEC 2003

Birth: 1602 in (perhaps), Horsemonden, County Kent, England 1 2

Death: in likely Mass 1

Father: Richard WILLARD

Marriage 1 Dolor DAVIS

Married: 29 MAR 1624 in E. Farleigh, England 2 1

Sources:

Title: The History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut comprising the present towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury prior to its incorporation in 1693, from date of earliest settlement until the present time, with extensive genealogies and genealogical notes on their early families; Volume II. -- Genealogies and Biographies

Abbrev: History of Wethersfield CT, V. 2

Author: Henry R. Stiles, A.M., M.D.

Publication: The Grafton Press, New York NY, 1904

Page: p. 792, Richard and Simon Willard families.

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Abbrev: N.E. Marr prior to 1700

Author: Torrey, Clarence Almon

Publication: NEHGS, Boston MA

Repository:

Name: New England Historical Genealogical Society Library

Note:

www.nehgs.org; fax 617-536-7307

Page: NEHGS CD, Dolor Davis marriage, cites 18 sources.

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ID: I00708

Name: Margarey Willard 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Sex: F

Birth: BEF 6 NOV 1602 in Horsmonden, Kent, England 5 10 9

Death: BET 1658 AND 1666 11

Reference Number: 719

Note:

WFA Genealogy Report Margery-1 Willard

Descendants of Margery Willard

Generation One

1. Margery1 Willard; baptized 6 November 1602 at St. Margaret's Church, Horsmonden, Kent Co., England;1,2 married Captain Dolor Davis 29 March 1624 at East Farleigh, Kent Co., England;3,4 died before 1673.5

Captain Dolor Davis was born circa 1602 at England (this is a guess). He married Joannah (--?--), after Margery died, sometime before 1673.5 He died in 1673.5

The three known children of Margery1 Willard and Captain Dolor Davis all born Massachusetts were as follows:

2. i. John2 Davis

+ 3. ii. Simon Davis

4. iii. Samuel Davis

Father: Richard WILLARD b: 1572 in of Horsemondon, Kent, England

Mother: Margery HUMPHRIE b: 25 MAY 1572 in Horsmonden, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Dolor Davis b: ABT 1599 in of East Farleigh, Kent, England

Married: 29 MAR 1624 in East Farleigh, Kent, England 12 5 13 14 9

Children

John Davis b: ABT 1626 in Massachusetts
Mary Davis b: ABT 1631
Elizabeth Davis b: ABT 1633
Simon Davis b: ABT 1637 in Massachusetts
Samuel Davis b: ABT 1639 in Massachusetts
Ruth Davis b: BEF 24 MAR 1644 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Sources:

Title: Colonial Families of the United States

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co.

Note: "Family History: Colonial Genealogies #1, 1607-1920"

The Dewey family data is from Volume II

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com & Ancestry.com

Media: Book

Page: Page 482

Text: "Dolor Davis...where his sons settled; m. circa 1624 MARGAREY Willard, b. 1602, dau. of Richard Willard, of Horsemondon, Kent. She was sister of Major Simon Willard, of Concord, where she d. between 1655 and 1666, their son Samuel..."

Title: Genealogical Records: Pilgrim Genealogies and Histories, 1600s-1900s

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Electronic

Page: Page 12

Title: Willard Family Association of America, Inc.

Note: Numerous references and great documentation

Repository:

Note: Willard Family Association Web Site

Media: Internet

Title: Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors

Author: Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford

Publication: Tuttle Company, Vermont. 1934

Note: This book contains three hundred colonial ancestors which includes Royal Ancestry and Mayflower lines.

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Book

Page: Supplement I - Page 12

Supplement II - Page 15

Title: Ancestors and Descendants of Phineas and Polly (Gage) Dunsmoor

Author: Nellie Ataline Gard

Publication: Richardson Printing Corp., Marietta, Ohio 1971

Note: "...who came to Washington County, Ohio in 1822."

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: Fort Wayne Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 197

Title: Family History of Central New York

Note: Central New York Family Histories

Family History: Early New York Families, 1600s-1900s

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Electronic

Page: Volume I - Page 426

Title: Immigrant Ancestors

Author: Frederick Adams Virkus

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1963

Note: The Compendium of American Genealogy, 1600s-1800s

Also available at the Toledo/Lucas Co. Library R929.2097 Abr

Also available at the Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana 929 V8191M

Also available from Genealogy.com

Extracted from Volume VII - Compendium of American Genealogy

A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750

Excerpted and reprinted from "The Compendium of American Genealogy", Volume VII, Chicago, 1942.

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: Personal library - James A. Kimble

Media: Book

Page: Page 25

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 205

Text: "1/wf Margery Willard"

Title: Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Priot to 1700

Author: Melinde Lutz Sanborn

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 2003

Note: The third supplement to "Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700", and it is primarily an index to the major genealogical periodicals published since Torrey's death. Covering the period from 1962 through the spring of 2003.

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 75

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 205

Text: "1602"

Title: Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Priot to 1700

Author: Melinde Lutz Sanborn

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 2003

Note: The third supplement to "Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700", and it is primarily an index to the major genealogical periodicals published since Torrey's death. Covering the period from 1962 through the spring of 2003.

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 75

Text: "1658+"

Title: Colonial Families of the United States

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co.

Note: "Family History: Colonial Genealogies #1, 1607-1920"

The Dewey family data is from Volume II

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com & Ancestry.com

Media: Book

Page: Page 482

Title: Great Migration - Immigrants to New England 1634-1635

Author: Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. & Melinde Lutz Sanborn

Publication: New England Historic Genealogical Society - Boston 1999

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana call number 974 AN23G; Toledo / Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, Ohio, call number 929.374; and also available on Genealogy.com.

Note: EXCELLENT - Well researched and documented

Repository:

Note: Personal library - James A. Kimble

Media: Book

Page: Volume II - Page 296

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 205

Text: "E. Farleigh, Eng, 29 Mar 1624; Cambridge/Duxbury/Barnstable/Concord"

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GENEALOGIES Of Some OLD FAMILIES of CONCORD, Massachusetts, And THEIR DESCENDANTS

In Part To the PRESENT GENERATION. by CHARLES EDWARD POTTER A Heritage Classic

Page 107.

DOLOR DAVIS 253 came, it is probable, from Kent, Englandd. He was in Cambridge, 1634; removed to Concord from Barnstable in 1655. His wife was MARGERY WILLARD 697, a sister of LIEUT. SIMON WILLARD 698.

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ID: I6009

Name: Margery WILLARD

Sex: F

Birth: 6 NOV 1602 in Horsmonden, Kent, England 1

Christening: 7 NOV 1602 Horsemonden, Kent, England. 1

Death: 1665 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts 1

Burial: 1666 Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts 1

Ancestral File #: 35TX-0V

IDNO: F>2.800>2+1 1

Baptism: 6 NOV 1602 Horsmonden, Kent, England 1

Immigration: MAY 1634 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 1

Residence: 1634 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts 1

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1 DEAT

2 DATE 1655

2 PLAC Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

2 SOUR S016909

3 DATA

4 TEXT Date of Import: Nov 19, 2002

2 SOUR S016909

3 DATA

4 TEXT Date of Import: Nov 19, 2002

Note:

Alternate date of baptism: 7 Nov. 1602, per William Richard Cutter, New England Families Genealogical & Memorial, Third Series, Vol. III, (Orig. publ. NY, 1915; repr. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1997), pg. 1410.

After the death of her father and step-mother in 1617, Margery Willard likely went to live in East Farleigh with a relative or a family friend. It's there she met Dolor Davis, servant in the house of James Clarke of East Farleigh, and where they married.

Sources:

NEHGS "Register," Vol 42, pg. 285 & "The Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915 & "Willard Memoir," Joseph Willard, 1858

Title: New England Families Genealogical & Memorial, Third Series, Vol. III

Author: William Richard Cutter

Publication: NY: 1915; repr. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1997

Repository:

Call Number:

Media: Book

Page: pg. 1410

NEHGS "Register,' Vol 36, pg. 320 & "The Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915.

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WILLARD MEMOIR; or, LIFE AND TIMES of MAJOR SIMON WILLARD:

WITH NOTICES OF THREE GENERATIONS OF HIS DESCENDANTS, AND

TWO COLLATERAL BRANCHES IN THE UNITED STATES; ALSO

Some account of the Name and family in Europe, from an Early Day.

By JOESPH WILLARD.

BOSTON, LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY

1913

Digital Edition ? 2001 Richard Bingham Oceanport, New Jersey

ISBN 1-930969-21-3

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by JOSEPH WILLARD,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Printers

S. J. Parkhill & Co., Boston, U. S. A.[WILLARDEzra.FBK]

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.Note:

Alternate date of baptism: 7 Nov. 1602, per William Richard Cutter, New England Families Genealogical & Memorial, Third Series, Vol. III, (Orig. publ. NY, 1915; repr. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1997), pg. 1410.

After the death of her father and step-mother in 1617, Margery Willard likely went to live in East Farleigh with a relative or a family friend. It's there she met Dolor Davis, servant in the house of James Clarke of East Farleigh, and where they married.

Sources:

NEHGS "Register," Vol 42, pg. 285 & "The Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915 & "Willard Memoir," Joseph Willard, 1858

Title: New England Families Genealogical & Memorial, Third Series, Vol. III

Author: William Richard Cutter

Publication: NY: 1915; repr. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1997

Repository:

Call Number:

Media: Book

Page: pg. 1410

NEHGS "Register,' Vol 36, pg. 320 & "The Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915.

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Source:

WILLARD MEMOIR; or, LIFE AND TIMES of MAJOR SIMON WILLARD:

WITH NOTICES OF THREE GENERATIONS OF HIS DESCENDANTS, AND

TWO COLLATERAL BRANCHES IN THE UNITED STATES; ALSO

Some account of the Name and family in Europe, from an Early Day.

By JOESPH WILLARD.

BOSTON, LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY

1913

Digital Edition ? 2001 Richard Bingham Oceanport, New Jersey

ISBN 1-930969-21-3

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by JOSEPH WILLARD,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Printers

S. J. Parkhill & Co., Boston, U. S. A.

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Change Date: 14 NOV 2004 at 20:08:25

Father: Richard WILLARD b: 6 FEB 1583 in Goudhurst, Kent, England c: 12 APR 1579 in Horsmonden, Kent, England

Mother: Margery HUMPHRIE b: 25 MAY 1572 in Horsmonden, Kent, England c: 25 MAY 1572 in Horsmonden, Kentshire, England

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Married: 29 MAR 1624 in East Farleigh, Kent, England

Sources:

Title: WILLARDEzra.FBK

Abbrev: WILLARDEzra.FBK

Note:

Source Media Type: Other

Text: Date of Import: Nov 19, 2002

Title: Pedigree Resource File CD 33

Publication: (Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2001)

Abbrev: Pedigree Resource File CD 33

Title: Pedigree Resource File CD 17

Publication: (Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2000)

Abbrev: Pedigree Resource File CD 17

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"Richard Willard, father of Margery, the wife of Captain Dolar Davis, lived at Horsmonden, East Fairleigh, Kent County, England, it being claimed that he was a lineal descendant of Richard Willard, Baron of the Cinque Ports, in the time of Richard II.  The Willard family of Eastbourne, Sussex, England, originally named Villiard, came from Caen, Normandy," France. [from a history book about the Allegheny Valley.]

This Richard Willard was a descendant of Humbert, Count Bianchi Di Villard, 1240 in France. Humbert's son Othon had to flee to England where the King gave him the title, "Henri, Count Willard." Henri was the great-grandfather of Richard.

  • There were also several Villiards in French Canada. One of these Canadian families came from Germany: Germain Villiard (or Villliars), b abt 1700 in Germany; his father was Henri Villiard, b abt 1680 in Germany.
  • The was also a Dutch Willard family. Jan Cornelisse Willard (Willert) was born about 1692.
  • The German Willards (Nicolaus Vieillard) appear to have settled in the middle colonies of America; the English Willards settled in New England.

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MARGERY WILLARD IS IN THIS STORY:

Simon Willard

Added by dwightgdavis on 19 Jul 2007

The parish register gives the record of his baptism such: "1605, visth day of April Simon Willarde, sonne of Richard Willardw was christenede. Edward Alchine, Rector."

He married first in England, Mary Sharpe/Ffeylde, baptised October 16, 1614 in Horsemondon, Kent. England. They had ten children. Simon and Mary came from England with Rev. Peter Bulkeley to New England with his sister Margery and her husband, Captain Dolor Davis. they arrived in Boston about the middle of May 1634. Simon probably served in the army before coming to America, as he was appointed to drill soldiers very soon after his arrival, and was called a "Kentish soldier".

Simon's second wife is Elizabeth Dunster, daughter of Henry Dunster of England, and sister of Henry Dunster, president of Harvard College. She died about six months after their marriage; no children were born of this union.

Simon married again to Mary Dunster, baptized December 15, 1630 at the parish of Bury, Lancashire, England. She was the daughter of Robert and Mary (Gerret/Garrett) Dunster, and cousin or neice to Elizabeth Dunster. They had ten children. After Simon's death, she married Deacon Joseph Noyes of Sudbury, Mass.

On August 4, 1634, Simon had a grant of land at Cambridge on the west side of the river where he resided a year. This 100-acre grant included a dwelling house, and adjoined the land of his brother-in-law, Dolard (Dolor) Davis. It was limited by Boston Bound on the south and the common on the northwest, now the boundarly line between Brighton and Brookline.

In 1635 he sold this property, and was part of a group that founded a new plantation. The General Court gave Reverend Bulkeley, Simon Willard and about 12 other families a grant of 6 square miles. This "little company of twelve families led by Simon Willard and Peter Bulkeley marched through the woods until they came to some open meadows sixteen miles from Boston, and there laid foundation of Concord, home of agreeing men". They bought their lands from the Indians in 1636, paying for it with clothing, and maintained friendly relations with them for many years. As an engineer, Simon was instrumental in laying out the six miles square tract which formed the plantation. The people promised to make a yearly contribution to the "College of Cambridge", now Harvard University. The paper still exists and shows Simon Willard's signature after that of Peter Bulkeley.

Simon was chosen representative at the first election in Concord in 1636; he was appointed to train the military company. He was a Magistrate, and was a Deputy from 1636-1654. One of his means of living was that of a fur trader. In 1641 he was made chief of a committee to regulate the fur trade.

In 1643 he was made "Sergeant Major" of Middlesex county, commanding the Middlesex Militia. In 1653 he was chosen major of Middlesex, and was also a surveyor. In 1654 he was chosen as assistant Judge of the General Court, and a Governor's Assistant from 1654-1676, during which time he had a survey of the boundaries of Massachusetts Colony. He was a Major, and Commander-in-Chief of the expedition against the Naragansett Indians in 1654-55, and against the Ninigret in 1665, even though he had been assisting John Elliot in work among the Merrimac Indians. He fought in the Battle of Brookfield, and commanded the Middlesex, MA regiment in King Philip's War at the age of 70.

On August 2, 1675, Simon, who had been in command of a Middlesex county regiment for 20 years, with Captain Parker of Groton, marched to rescue Brookfield, Massachusetts, where the Indians were massacring the inhabitants, thence to Hadley, Mass., and did not return to headquarters at Boston until the last of August. An account of the rescue: "That noon, August 5, the gallant Simon Willard, a man who had done so much toward building up Concord and Lancaster, that he was known as the "founder of the town", was on his way from Lancaster to Groton, and at the head of 46 horsemen, where he was overtaken by a courier with the news from Brookfield. The distance was 30 miles, the road scarcely fit to be called a bridle path, and Willard's years were more than three score and ten, but by an hour after sunset had galloped into Brookfield and routed the Indians, who fled to a swamp ten miles distant."

In 1659 Simon sold his home in Concord and moved to Lancaster. He had been called to take charge of the struggling colony there, and he purchased a farm called later "Major Simon Willard's Still River farms in ye great fenced field". Still River was then part of Lancaster, Mass., and the original part of the Willard homestead was part of that farm. It came into possession of jis son Henry Willard before 1683. In 1679, one-third of the farm was deeded to Henry by his father's widow; his father had previously given him the house. Later Henry purchased from his brothers more land until he owned a large tract. About 1710, Henry's son, Colonel Samuel Willard, received title to the Willard homestead from his mother. He succeeded in buying his brother's share in the Still River Farm, until he possessed all of his grandfather's lands in Lancaster. The property was passed from one member of the family to another. The large house was frequently owned by father and son, or two brothers, or four children.

After 12 years the Major moved to Groton and built a home. During King Philip's War, his place at Groton was burned so his home was unsettled from that time forward. But he went on in his work doing faithful, valiant service, directing troops and relief expeditions, and bearing all these hardships at his advanced age with courage and bravery.

In the spring of 1676 he was at Charlestown, and was seized with an "epidemic cold". He died April 24, 1676, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, having just passed his 71st birthday. He was buried in Groton, Mass. After his death, his children received a grant of land containing one thousand acres in payment of money due Major Willard from the Indians.

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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.

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Margery Davis, her brother Simon Willard and her husband Captain Davis arrive at Boston on the same fleet on May 1634. She was born in Horsmonden, probably in the year 1602. She was baptized there November 6,1602.

Simon Willard, Margery and her husband Capt Davis were all at Cambridge in the summer of 1634. Davis had a house lot on Water Street.

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-------------------- Birth: She was baptized at Horsemonden, November 7, 1602. the exact date born is unknown Death: before 1667 Family links:

Parents:
 Richard Willard (1579 - 1615)
 Margery Humphre Willard (1572 - ____)
Spouse:
 Dolor Davis (1593 -died Between 1665-1667)

Burial: Unknown Find A Grave Memorial# 36863763 Dolar Davis's wife was Margaret [or Margery], sister of the famous Simon Willard, the surveyor, whose initials are cut in the famous "Endicott Rock" at Lake Winnipisseogee.

Note:  In April of 1628' Margery [wife] and 3 children embarked from London for New England on the "Elizabeth" Dolar Davis married Margery Willard daughter of Richard Willard of Horsemonden, yeomen in Parish church, East Farleigh, Kent, England March 29th,1624. Margery was baptized at Horsemonden, November 7th 1602 and died before1667. Margery's brother Simon would become a life long friend of Dolor Davis Some time during his stay in Concord, his wife Margery died. Alone, Dolar left Concord in 1666 and moved back to Barnstable. Dolar and Margery had six children, three who were born in England and the other three born in America. They were:John, born 1626,in East Farleigh, England, inherited homestead; Died April 9th 1703 in Banestable, MA.; married Hannah Linnell. Mary, born 1631, England, Elizabeth, born 1633, England, died young. Samuel, born July 11th 1639, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Died October 30, 1720 in Concord, Middlesex Co. MA.; married Mary Meadows. Ruth, born 1645, Barnstable, Massachusetts
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