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William Nickerson, III

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Chatham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Nickerson, II; William Nickerson, I; Ann Nickerson (Busby) and Anne Nickerson
Husband of Mercy Nickerson
Father of Ensign William Nickerson, IV; Judith Covell; Lt. Thomas Nickerson, Sr.; Mercy Griffith; Elizabeth Cahoon and 3 others
Brother of Nicholas Nickerson; Elizabeth Eldridge; Robert Nickerson; Thomas Nickerson; Anne Hedges and 4 others

Occupation: Soldier in King Philip's War-Grandjuryman - Constable - Inspector of Whales - Selectman - Village Treasurer and Clerk
Managed by: John H. Nye
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About William Nickerson, III

Before 1677, William owned a parcel of land east of Great Hill, Monomoit, and another lying southwest of the head of Ryder's Cove where he probably lived. But in 1689 be bought land at Cotchpinicut (Old Harbor) where he built a house and resided for some time. He took the oath of a freeman in 1690 and was a soldier in King Philip's War. As an active participant in village affairs, he served as grandjuryman, constable, inspector of whales, selectman, and was the first village treasurer and clerk. In 1700, stimulated by the work of the minister, Mr. Jonathan Vickery, the village voted to "bild a meten hous of 20 and 2 foot floor and 13 foot in the wall." For this purpose they "made chose of Gorg Godfree and William Nicarson, Jr. to lok after and see the work be don and at the same meten the inhabetence ded agree with Edward Small to be the fore workman to get the tember and to frame the bous with the help of the inhabtance and the inhabbetance ded agree to take thare tornes and goo out with Edward Small and to get the tember two days a pece tell every man had took his torn." It was also agreed "that every man that had a teme should drag one lode to plase of the tember ... and when the reat is made it shold be took from thar reat that had don the work and aded to them that bad not took thar torn in doing the work." The building, roughly completed in 1701, had no shingles, clapboards or glass for the windows. There were no pews, but benches, for the men on one side, and women on the other side of the aisle. The oldest persons sat at the front, and others in the order of their ages. It was used for all village meetings-religious and secular.

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Family Data Collection - Births about William Nickerson

Name: William Nickerson

Father: William Nickerson

Mother: Ann Busby

Birth Date: Jun 1646

City: Yarmouth

State: MA

Country: USA


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American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about William Nickerson

Name: William Nickerson

Birth Date: 1642

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Volume: 125

Page Number: 190

Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 9 Apr 1934, 8265


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Family Data Collection - Deaths about William Nickerson

Name: William Nickerson

Death Date: 7 Apr 1719

City: Chatham

State: MA

Country: USA

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Family Data Collection - Individual Records about William Nickerson

Name: William Nickerson

Spouse: Mercy Williams

Parents: William Nickerson, Anne Busby

Birth Place: Barnstable, Barnstable, MA

Birth Date: 1 Jun 1646

Marriage Place: Chatham, Barnstable, MA

Marriage Date: 30 Nov 1668

Death Place: Sandwich, Barnstable, MA

Death Date: 7 Apr 1716

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Added by Elwin Nickerson II- Family Records Indicate Service Dates 1675-1676- 4th Expedition- Served under Capt. Michael Pierce- Scituate, Massachusetts.

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He fought in King Philips War. He sat in stocks as punishment for affronting constable Thomas Howes in his office along with his father, brothers and brothers-in-laws. His estate was probated April 7, 1719.

The Nickerson Family vol. I. By The Nickerson Family Association, in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Cape Cod Library of Local History & Genealogy 102.

He was a member of the first Chatham church. He was the first town clerk and treasurer of the town.

Before 1677, William Jr. owned a parcel of land east of Great Hill, Monomoit, and another lying southwest of the head of Ryder's Cove where he probably lived. But in 1689 he bought land at Cotchpinicut (Old Harbor) where he built a house and resided for some time. He took the oath of a freeman in 1690 and was a soldier in King Philip's War. As an active participant in village affairs, he served as grandjuryman, constable, inspector of whales, selectman and was the first village treasurer and clerk. It is noted that he did not record his own family, and but few others. William took oath of Freeman in 1690. In 1700, stimulated by the work of the minister, Mr Jonathan Vickery, the village voted to "bild a meten hous of 20 and 2 foot floor and 13 foot in the wall". For this purpose they made "made chose of Gorg Godfree a nd William Nicarson, Jr. to lok after and see the work be don and at the same meten the inhabetence ded agree with Edward Small to be the fore workman to get the tember and to frame the hous with the help of the inhabtance and the inhabbetance ded agree to take thare tornes and goo out with Edward Small and to get the tember two days a pece tell every man had took his torn." It was also agreed "that every man that had a teme should drag one lode to plase of the tember ... and when the reat is made it shold be took from thar reat that had don the work and aded to them that had not to ok thar torn in doing the work". The building roughly completed in 1701, had no shingles, clapboards or glass for the windows. There were no pews, but benches, for the men on one side, and women on the other side of the aisle. The oldest persons sat at the front, and others in the order of their ages -------------------- Before 1677, William Jr. owned a parcel of land east of Great Hill, Monomoit, and another lying southwest of the head of Ryder's Cove where he probably lived. But in 1689 he bought land at Cotchpinicut (Old Harbor) where he built a house and resided for some time. He took the oath of a freeman in 1690 and was a soldier in King Philip's War. As an active participant in village affairs, he served as grandjuryman, constable, inspector of whales, selectman and was the first village treasurer and clerk. It is noted that he did not record his own family, and but few others. William took oath of Freeman in 1690. In 1700, stimulated by the work of the minister, Mr Jonathan Vickery, the village voted to "bild a meten hous of 20 and 2 foot floor and 13 foot in the wall". For this purpose they made "made chose of Gorg Godfree and William Nicarson, Jr. to lok after and see the work be don and at the same meten the inhabetence ded agree with Edward Small to be the fore workman to get the tember and to frame the hous with the help of the inhabtance and the inhabbetance ded agree to take thare tornes and goo out with Edward Small and to get the tember two days a pece tell every man had took his torn." It was also agreed "that every man that had a teme should drag one lode to plase of the tember ... and when the reat is made it shold be took from thar reat that had don the work and aded to them that had not took thar torn in doing the work". The building roughly completed in 1701, had no shingles, clapboards or glass for the windows. There were no pews, but benches, for the men on one side, and women on the other side of the aisle. The oldest persons sat at the front, and others in the order of their ages. It was used for all village meetings -- religious and secular. On April 07, 1719 his estate was proved at Chatham. William was a soldier in King Phillips War in 1776 and was a member of the first Chatham church. He was the first town clerk and treasurer of the town.

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William Nickerson, III's Timeline

1646
June 1, 1646
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
June 1, 1646
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1646
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1668
November 30, 1668
Age 22
Chatham, Mass
1668
Age 22
Monomoit, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1668
Age 22
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1669
1669
Age 23
Monomoit, Massachusetts, United States
1670
1670
Age 24
Chatham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1672
1672
Age 26
Monomoit, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1676
1676
Age 30
Chatham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony