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Nicknames: "William Lynn Almy", "http://archive.org/stream/historicfamilies00mill/historicfamilies00mill_djvu.txt"
Birthplace: Dunton-Basset or South Kilworth, Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Occupation: Land owner; Commissioner 1656-7-63 Portsmith., 1629, then w/ family 1635 on Abigail to N.E. from London
Managed by: Robert "Cook" Awalt
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About William Almy

1st Emmigration 17 Jun 1635 to Sandwich

  1. ID: I27928
  2. Name: William Almy
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: ABT 1600 in South Kilworth, Leicestershire Co., England
  5. Death: BEF 23 APR 1677 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island

Father: Christopher Almy b: ABT 1571 in South Kilworth, Leicestershire Co., England

Mother: ?...? Clarke b: ABT 1572 in Lutterworth, Leicestershire Co., England

Marriage 1 Audry Barlowe b: 1603 in Lutterworth, Leicestershire Co., England

   * Married: 1626

Children

  1. Has Children Ann Almy b: 26 FEB 1626/27 in South Kilworth, Leicestershire Co., England
  2. Has No Children John Almy b: ABT 1633 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  3. Has Children Job Almy b: ABT 1634 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  4. Has Children Catherine Almy b: ABT 1635 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  5. Has Children Christopher Almy b: 1632 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island

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1. WILLIAM1 ALMY, (Christopher, Thomas, John),born Dunton-Bassett, Leicester County, England, in 1601. He died Portsmouth, RI 1677.

He m. Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England, by license of 1626, AUDREY BARLOW, born 1603; died after 1676.

Children:

i ANNE2 b. Dunton-Bassett, Leicestershire, England 1627; d. 17 May 1709; m. Portsmouth, RI, about 1648, JOHN GREENE of Warwick, RI, b. Salisbury, Wilts., England, 15 Aug 1620; d. 27 Nov 1708, son of John and Joan (Tatersall) Greene. Their children: 1. Deborah Greene, b. 10 Aug 1649; 2. John Greene, b. 6 Nov 1651; 3. William Greene, b. 1 Mar 1653; 4. Peter Greene, b. 7 Feb 1655; 5. Job Greene, b. 24 Aug 1656; 6. Phillip Greene, b. 7 Oct 1658; 7. Richard Greene, b. 8 Feb 1660; 8. Anne Greene, b. 19 Mar 1663; 9. Catharine Greene, b. 15 Aug 1665; 10. Audry Greene, b. 27 Dec 1667; and 11. Samuel Greene, b. 30 Jan 1671. 

2 ii CHRISTOPHER, b. Dunton-Bassett, England, 1632; m. ELIZABETH CORNELL.

iii JOHN, b. Sandwich, MA, about 1637; d.s.p. 1 Oct 1676; m. MARY COLE, dau of James and Mary ( ) Cole. He was a merchant. On 24 Jul 1667 he was made Lieutenant of troop of horse and in 1676 he served as Captain in King Philip's War. Mary Cole was the granddaughter of James Cole, the former owner of the famous Cole's Hill in Plymouth, MA, and reputed son of Sir William Cole of England, who was able to obtain a Royal Grant of land for this Cole family in Plymouth Colony. 

3 iv JOB, b. Sandwich, MA, about 1641; m. prob. 1663, MARY UNTHANK, b. Providence, RI, about 1645; d. after 1724; dau of Christopher and Susanna Unthank of Warwick, RI.

v CATHERINE, b. Portsmouth, 1645; m.(1) BARTHOLOMEW WEST, son of Matthew West. Bartholomew d. before 1703. She m.(2) NICHOLAS BROWN. Children: (West): Bartholomew, William, John, and Stephen b. 1654. 

William Almy came to America first between 1628 and 1631. He very likely worked for his passage as he is not included in any passenger list available at this date. Further, his family was not with him. He was in Lynn, MA in 1631 where he was fined for taking and using a canoe without permission. Before July 1634, he went back to England. In 1635 he returned to America in the ship Abigail' with his wife Audrey and his two children; Anne, age 8, and Christopher, age 3.

On his return to America he lived in Lynn. In the Spring 1637, he and nine others founded Sandwich, on Cape Cod, in the Plymouth Colony. On 22 June 1642 he sold his Sandwich house and lands and was soon in Portsmouth, RI where he received a grant of land 14 Nov 1644. He became a Freeman in 1655, a Juryman in 1656, a Commissioner in 1656-57-63, and Foreman of the Jury in 1668.

His will, dated 28 Feb 1676, proved 23 Apr 1677, names sons Christopher and Job as Executors. He requested his body be buried beside his son John. He bequethed property to sons Christopher and Job, daughters Anna and Catherine, and £20 to grandchild Bartholomew West at twenty-one years of age.

source:

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William b 1601

Christopher b 1632, son of William & Audrey

William b 1655 son, of Christopher & Elizabeth Cornell

Samuel b 1701, son of William & Debra

Job b 1736, son of Samuel m 1st Susanna, 2nd Ann

Otis b 1771,son of Job & Ann

Capt.Andrew b 1795, son of Otis & Lucinda

Job b 1819 son of Capt. Andrew, m Mary Allyn Abell, he d 9/6/1897

Sanford b 4/14/1825 d 11/3/1903 son of Andrew & Clarissa, and brother of Job, m Ellen Augusta Carrique, 2 children Ellen, Fredrick

Mrs. Clarissa (Almy) Almy wife of Capt Andrew and mother of Job and Sanford was a decendant of the original William Almy. Of the children of William there is record of four, Annis, Christopher,John,and Job, and Mrs. Almy is decended from Job, while as stated he husband sprang from the line of Christopher.

(II) Job Almy, son of William, married Mary Unthank,and live in Portsmouth,Warwick,and Providence RI respectively.He was a deputy in Warwick from 1670-72 and assistant in 1673,74,75. He died in 1684. His children were: William,Christopher,William(2) Susanna,Audry,Debra,Cathrine,John,Mary and Job

(III) Job Almy(2) son of Job, b.3/3/1681 Portsmouth m 12/6/1705 Bridget dau of Peleg & Mary(Coddington) Sanford and resided in Tiverton. He d 1/25/1767, children Job b 3/4/1707:Peleg 10/25/1709: Mary 6/20/1711:Eliphal 8/3/1713 Bridget 5/16/1716Ann 1/28/1718:John 4/18/1720: Job5/16/1722:Debra 3/21/1724

(IV) John Almy, son of Job& Bridget m Hannah

children ofTiverton, Sanford b 8/28/1759:Pelegb 1/8/1761:Bridget 9/21/1762: John 4/16/1764: and Cook 9/24/1765.Themother of these died 1765

(V) Sanford Almy,son John & Hannah b 8/28/1759 Tiverton RI m 9/27/1781 Lydia dau of Pardon & Mary Gray.Their children of Little Compton town record, accordind to Arnold, were: George b 7/7/1782: John b 7/17/1783: Hannah b 3/20/1785:Fredrick b 11/20/1786:Sanford b 9/20/1788: Humphrey b 8? 27/1790: Pardon b 6/18/1792: Mary b 6/16/1794: Angelina 10/26/1796: Clarissa 8/24/1799:Louisa 9/12/1801: Lydia 3/7/1804:John C. 11/19/1807: and Fanny F 3/14/1810

(VI) Clarissa Almy, born 8/24/1799, married Capt Andrew

Samuel Elam6(Cook5,John4, etc.) Almy (b. in Tiverton 1800), a nephew of the Pardon5 Almy you mention, was a great-great-great grandfather of Marilyn Monroe (see Gary Boyd Roberts, "Notable Kin," vol. 1, p. 134.

Pardon5 Almy of Little Compton had a son, Pardon Almy, Jr. who was a Lt. in the 19th Massachusetts and was killed in battle at Second Manasses, 30 Aug. 1862.

William1 Almy was the ancestor of three Presidents, namely Harding, Nixon and Carter. (See G.B. Roberts, "Ancestors of American Presidents.")

Here is the tree to Nixon starting with Christopher & Elizabeth's dau. Elizabeth:

Elizabeth & Lewis Morris

Richard Morris & Mary Porter

Sarah Morris &

Joseph Burdg

Jacob Burdg &

Judith Smith

Jacob Burdg Jr. &

M. Mathews

Oliver Burdg &

Jane M.Hemingway

Almira Park Burdg &

Franklin Milhous

Hannah Milhous &

Francis Anthony Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon

I also have Carter's tree & tried to enter it in another column but it didn't work. He descends from Richard & Mary (Porter) Morris' son Job & wife Mary Audry.

Correction to 4/12/01 Almy msg.: Job Morris & Mary Ansley--not Audry.

I also have a link from Christopher Almy & Elizabeth Cornell to Pres. Jimmy Carter:

Elizabeth Almy - Lewis Morris

Richard Morris - Mary Porter

Job Morris - Mary Ansley

Lydia Morris - Abel Ansley

Ann Ansley - Wiley Carter

Littleberry Walker Carter - Mary Ann Diligent

William Archibald Carter - Nina Pratt

James Earl Carter - Bessie Lillian Gordy

James Earl Carter, Jr. b. 1924

William Almy

Name - William Almy

Birth - 1601 Dunton-Bassett or South Kilworth, County. Leicester, England

Death - February 28, 1676 Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island

Occupation - Gentleman

7686. William Almy (30)(170) was born in 1601 in South Kilworth,

Leicestershire, England. He died on Feb 28 1677/78 in Portsmouth, Rhode

Island. William Almy came to New England in 1635, with his family on the

Abigail. There are references to an earlier William Almy of Cambridge,

Massachusetts, but it is unlikely that these are the same man.

Robert Way was ordered to serve him until he had cleared a debt amounting

to 111 pounds, no small sum at that time and place. William Almy was of

gentry origins, as indicated by the fact that he is always referred to as

Mister in the records.

He moved to Sandwich, Massachusetts, in April 1637 and to Portsmouth,

Rhode Island, in 1641. He held a number of minor offices in Rhode Island

and appears to have been prosperous.

He was one of the first Quakers in America.

William Almy and Audrey Barlow were the 7th great grandparents of both

President Richard Nixon and of President Jimmy Carter. He was married to

7686. William Almy (30)(170) was born in 1601 in South Kilworth,

Leicestershire, England. He died on Feb 28 1677/78 in Portsmouth, Rhode

Island. William Almy came to New England in 1635, with his family on the

Abigail. There are references to an earlier William Almy of Cambridge,

Massachusetts, but it is unlikely that these are the same man.

Robert Way was ordered to serve him until he had cleared a debt amounting

to 111 pounds, no small sum at that time and place. William Almy was of

gentry origins, as indicated by the fact that he is always referred to as

Mister in the records.

He moved to Sandwich, Massachusetts, in April 1637 and to Portsmouth,

Rhode Island, in 1641. He held a number of minor offices in Rhode Island

and appears to have been prosperous.

He was one of the first Quakers in America.

William Almy and Audrey Barlow were the 7th great grandparents of both

President Richard Nixon and of President Jimmy Carter. He was married to

Audrey Barlow before 1627 in England.

Source:

Abbreviation: Ancestors of American Presidents

Title: Compiled by Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestors of American Presidents (Santa C

larita, California: C. Boyer 3rd, in cooperation with the New England H

istoric Genealogical Society, 1995.)

larita, California: C. Boyer 3rd, in cooperation with the New England H

istoric Genealogical Society, 1995.

Abbreviation: Anderson

Title: Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New E

ngland 1620-1633 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical and Gen

ealogical Society, 1995)

ngland 1620-1633

ngland 1620-1633. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical and Gen

ealogical Society, 1995.

freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~millsmartin/wc02_448.htm

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  1. Immigration: From England aboard the ship, "Abigail" Bet 1635 Massachusetts, USA 1
  2. Residence: Abt 1635 Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
  3. Event: Moved 1637 Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA 1
  4. Residence: 1637 Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA 2
  5. Event: Freeman 1639 Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA 1
  6. Residence: 1641 Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA 2
  7. Event: Moved 1642 Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA 1
  8. Will: 28 Feb 1676/77 1
  9. Event: Will Probated 23 Apr 1677 1

-------------------- WILLIAM ALMY ORIGIN: South Kilworth, Leicestershire MIGRATION: 1635 on the Abigail FIRST RESIDENCE: Lynn REMOVES: Sandwich 1637, Portsmouth 1642 OCCUPATION: Planter. FREEMAN: Oath of fidelity at Sandwich, 1639 [ PCR 8:184]. In Portsmouth section of 1655 Rhode Island list of freemen [ RICR 1:299]. EDUCATION: Signed his deed of 22 June 1642. Signed his will. OFFICES: Deputy for Portsmouth to Rhode Island General Court, 16 May 1648, 23 May 1650, 11 March 1655/6, 17 March 165[5/]6, 19 May 1657, 14 October 1663, 24 November 1663 [RICR 1:210, 326, 327, 354, 504, 508; PoTR 44, 75]. Rhode Island petit jury, 16 July 1650, 11 March 1655/6, 2 March 1660/1, 1 October 1661, 25 April 1666, 7 May 1666, 28 April 1668 [PoTR 46, 69, 102, 108, 133, 140; RICR 1:326; RICT 2:43, 48-49]. Grand jury, 28 February 1662/3, 13 October 1663, 13 October 1665, 9 May 1670 [PoTR 116, 130; RICT 2:19, 91]. Committee to "agitate and bring in their result of four bills delivered to them," 19 May 1657 [RICR 1:355-56]. Colony assessor for Portsmouth, 19 October 1663 [RICR 1:507]. Portsmouth delegate to "join with Newport in the purchase of Cunnuniquut Island ... and Dutch Island with it" [PoTR 66].

  Portsmouth town meeting moderator, 7 March 1659/60 [PoTR 91]. Portsmouth assessor, 15 September 1659 [PoTR 91]. Portsmouth deputy warden, 4 June 1660 [PoTR 93].

ESTATE: On 3 April 1637, "Will[ia]m Almey" was one of the "ten men of Saugust" who "shall have liberty to view a place to sit down & have sufficient lands for three score families," thus establishing the town of Sandwich [PCR 1:57]. On 16 April 1640, "Mr. Almey" received eight and a half acres in the division of meadow at Sandwich [PCR 1:149]. On 22 June 1642, "Will[ia]m Almy late of Sandwich" sold to "Edmond Freeman of Sandwich the younger ... one dwelling house in Sandwich aforesaid with all appurtenances together with all the lands whatsoever to me belonging lying within the bounds of Sandwich aforesaid and also all such lands or moneys which either now do belong or hereafter shall accrue to me the said Will[ia]m Almy by way of satisfaction for sundry charges by me disbursed in my undertakership for the laying out of the lands in Sandwich aforesaid" [ PCLR 1:84].

  On 28 November 1643, "Mr. Almy" received eight acres of planting ground in Portsmouth [PoTR 23]. On 5 January 1656[/7?], "William Almy ... of Portsmouth" sold to Richard Bulgar of Portsmouth "a grant of eight acres of land granted to me the said William Almy within the common fence" [PoTR 342-43].
  On 14 November 1644, William Almy was one of three men "to have land at the wading river" at Portsmouth [RICR 1:82]. On 29 April 1650, "[i]t is granted unto Mr. Will[iam] Almy to have that land that lyeth at the head of his farm to come to the same height that Phillip Shearman his land now runneth viz: to leave two rod between Newport path and the said land" [PoTR 45, 65].
  On 17 October 1659, "William Almy ... of Portsmouth ... plant[er]" deeded to "my son John Almy dwelling ... with me a part of my farm whereon I now dwell, on the south side thereof ... the said land being about fifty acres" [PoTR 372].
  In his will, dated "the last of February 1676" [i.e., 28 February 1676/7] and proved 23 April 1677, "William Almy" ordered "my body to be buried by my son John if I die here upon my farm"; "if my wife outlive me she shall have all during her natural life and after her death Christopher shall have half my farm ... which is next to the land which I gave to my son John Almy," the malthouse to be shared between Christopher and John; "the other half of my farm ... to my son Job Almy with my dwelling house and two orchards"; "for my cattle and the moveables what is remaining at our deaths I give to my daughter An and my daughter Catharen each of them two parts and to my son Christopher Almy and my son Job Almy each of them one part"; to "my grandchild Bartholomew West" £20 when he comes of age; "my two sons Christopher Almy and Job Almy" to be executors [ PoLE 1:144].

BIRTH: About 1601 (aged 34 in 1635 [ Hotten 93]), son of Christopher and _____ (Clarke) Almy of South Kilworth, Leicestershire [ NEHGR 71:320]. DEATH: Between 28 February 1676/7 (date of will) and 23 April 1677 (probate of will). MARRIAGE: By license dated 17 July 1626 Audrey Barlow ("Williamus Almie de South Kilworth," gent., "etatis 26 annorum," and "Audream Barlowe de Lutterworth ... etatis 26 annorum," with the consent of Stafford Barlowe of Lutterworth, gent., father of the said Audrey [Archdeaconry of Leicester Marriage Licenses, 1621-1632, folio 28v; NEHGR 71:318]. She died after 28 February 1676/7, when she was named in her husband's

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William Almy's Timeline

1601
1601
Dunton-Basset or South Kilworth, Leicestershire, England
1626
July 17, 1626
Age 25
Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England
1626
Age 25
Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
1627
February 26, 1627
Age 26
South Kilworth, Leicestershire, England
1631
June 14, 1631
Age 30

Fined 2s. 6d. for taking away Mr. Glover's canoe without leave. - Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pg.44

1632
January 30, 1632
Age 31
South Kilworth, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
1634
July 1, 1634
Age 33

Fined 10s. for not appearing in court for an inventory of good he received from Edw: Johnson's, but the fine was forgiven in the general amnesty of 6-Sep-1638.

1634
Age 33
Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
1635
June 17, 1635
Age 34
Ship Abigail, , , , USA
1635
Age 34
Portsmouth, RI, USA