William Witter (1587 - c.1659) MP

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Birthplace: Broomehall, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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About William Witter

AFTER APPROVING A REQUESTED MERGE WITH WM. WITTER AND WM WIDGERY, I DETERMINED THAT WIDGERY IS NOT HIS FATHER. WIDGERY WAS BORN IN THE 1800'S. WITTER WAS BORN IN THE 1500'S. IT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE. BUT, I HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT HOW TO UNDO THE MERGE YET.

BUT, I DID FIND A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ON WITTER IT IS POSTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS SECTION. BY Donna iline Howse

Elder John Crandall is mentioned in the account of his journey to Lynn, MA from Newport on Baptist church business to visit William Witter, referred to as "an aged member" in July 1651. Josiah Witter, son of William Witter, married the daughter of Elder John Crandall, Sarah.

He traveled with Rev. John Clarke (pastor of the first Baptist Church in Newport) and Obadiah Holmes. They spent the day in religious services and were apprehended by two constables at the insistence of the Massachusetts authorities, while Mr. Clarke was preaching, and the next morning they were sent to prison in Boston. All were fined: Clarke, £20; Holmes, £30; and Elder John £5. In default of the fines, each was "to be well whipped." Elder John was finally allowed to go home on bail, July 21, 1651. Obediah Holmes was fined, imprisoned, & "well whipped", by 30 lashes at a whipping post placed near the old State House at Boston, on Saturday, Sept 5, 1651, because he refused to pay the fine. Elder John Crandall & John Clarke were finally allowed to go home on bail, July 21, 1651. Their release from prison was on the promise of appearing at next court." This incident prompted Rev. John Clarke to write the pamphlet "Ill News From New England" published in England in 1652

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William Witter Pedigree

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Event(s):

Birth:  About 1584   , , England 

Christening:  
Death:  1659   Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts 

Burial:  
   

Marriages:

 Spouse:  Hannah Churchman  Family 
 Marriage:  1580   , , England

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William Witter Pedigree

 Male   Family 

Event(s):

Birth:  About 1584   , , England 

Christening:  
Death:  AUG 1659   Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts 

Burial:     , , Massachusetts

Marriages:

 Spouse:  Annis Or Hannah Churchman  Family 
 Marriage:  1600   , , England

Messages:

Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church. No additional information is available. Ancestral File may list the same family and the submitter.

Source Information:

  No source information is available. 

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Occupation: farmer

Will: 6 MAY 1659 Lynn, Essex County, MA, USA wherein he gave one-half his estate to his wife and son Josiah. He only bequeathed an ewe and a lamb to Hannah, in one year after his death

Immigration: 1629

William was the first known of his family appearing in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts court in April 1657 stating as a farmer in Swampscott he was having problems with an Indian named Duke William. Duke William claimed William's house had been erected on the land where his wigwam had been. The case was settled amicably with a compromise satisfactory to both parties.

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William was a member of the Baptist Church in Newport, MA. At the time when he was quite elderly & blind he was in alot of trouble with the church as he verbally felt children should not be baptised. It caused alot of turmoil for him & Rev. John Crandall (& others). He signed his will August 5th. Will proved June 1661.

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William Witter's Timeline

1587
December 17, 1587
Broomehall, Sussex, England
1638
1638
Age 50
Swampscott, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1639
April 16, 1639
Age 51
England
1641
1641
Age 53
Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1659
May 6, 1659
Age 71
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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- 1639
to Swampscott,, MA
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