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William Reade

Nicknames: "William Reed"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Avis Reed and Avis Read
Father of William Reed; Hannah Whitmarsh; Margaret Vining; Agnes Dyer; Sgt. Thomas Reed and 4 others

Occupation: Tailor
Managed by: Joshua Daniel Meyer
Last Updated:

About William Reade

William "of Weymouth" Reade, Tailor, who married Avis Chapman.

  • Emigration, Boston, Suffolk, MA, Abt 24 Jul 1635 On the "Assurance". He landed in Boston and proceeded to settle in Weymouth, MA

Tracing Reed ancestors in New England is difficult, because there were so many of them. James Savage, in Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, published in 1860, identified sixty-two Reed male heads of households in New England in the seventeenth century, in thirty-four apparently unrelated lines (3:515-20). Some of the links between families in the line presented on this web site are very weak links. But they are the most likely, presented in respected journals and books.

  • Comments from Dr. P. Read, genforums. 2002:

Authors of compiled READE/READ/REED genealogies published prior to about 1920 did NOT recognize that there were TWO immigrant William READEs living in Weymouth in the period 1635 to about 1658. They assumed that there was only one William READE living in Weymouth in this era, and they created a (false) composite person by combining the data associated with the TWO individuals;

The parents, date of birth, place of birth, siblings, former place of residence in (probably) England, place and date of marriage, wife's maiden surname, ship used to reach the American Colonies, port of departure, date of arrival in the American Colonies, and port of arrival of the SECOND immigrant William READE of Weymouth, married to Avis, are all UNKNOWN (by the proof standards of today's professional genealogist).

Known Events

  • William READE of Batcombe Sumerset born 1605
  • bought house and 20 acres in Weymouth MA
  • came before 1635
  • estate administered in November 1667

Married

  1.   married Avis Chapman 26 Oct 1635 in Long Sutton, Somerset, , England.  She emigrated on the "Alice," 1635.

Children:

  1. Margaret born 1636 married John Vining 1st
  2. Hannah born 1637-8 married Nicholas Whitmarsh
  3. William born 10/15/1639 married Esther Thompson
  4. Esther born May 8 1641 Weymouth MA, died 7/11/1719 Taunton married Jonah Austin
  5. Ruth born 1642 married John Whitman
  6. Thomas born 1645 married Sarah Bicknell
  7. Mary born 1647 died 4/16/1655
  8. John born 1649 married first Bashua and second Bethiah Frye
  9. James married Susannah Richmond.
  • Summary

The William and Avis Reed who were the ancestors of most of the Weymouth Reeds COULD BE the WILLIAM REED and AVIS CHEPMAN who married at Long Sutton, county Somerset, England, on 26 October, 1635. Avis came from Knole, a hamlet in the eastern part of the parish of Long Sutton. The family of William and Avis Reed appear to have left Long Sutton some time after the baptism of their first child, 20 January, 1635/6. William and Avis Reed appeared in Weymouth, Massachusetts, probably some time before 1651.

William Reed probably took the Freeman's Oath at Weymouth on 18 May, 1653 (GR 3:192). William Reed probably died in Weymouth some time between 11 January, 1657/58 and 6 April, 1658. On the first date, he was alive enough to buy some lumber. On the second date, the town's Selectmen ordered that widow Reed be allowed to have a garden plot in front of her house. On 6 February, 1659/60, they further granted that widow Avis Reed have a swamp lot.

  • from the Genealogical & Family History of NH: 

William Reade 1 supposed to be the READE son of William and Lucy Henage [N.B.  No proof - and in Erica Howton's opionion Dec 2011, not likely] was born in 1605 and sailed from Gravesend in the county of Kent England in the Assurance de Lo Isaac Broomwell and George Persey masters in 1635. He settled in Weymouth Massachusetts where he was made a freeman September 2 1635. In the year 1636 he bought a house and land of Zachary Binknall for seven pounds thirteen shillings four pence which was an average price for homesteads at that day. Only one year before the date of William Reade's purchase all the land in Boston proper with the exception of six acres in and about Charles and Beacon streets was sold by William Blackstone for thirty pounds. Previous to 1650 a dwelling house in Boston and lot of land would not command a greater price than a good cow while in 1857 the average of the valuation of dwelling houses was $5,500. 

  • from The Ancestry of Katherine Choate Paul: 

Brianus de Rede of Morpeth in the year 1139 had three sons to wit 1 Robert of Rede whose son of that name was bishop of Carlisle 2 William who was bishop of Chichester 3 Thomas of Redydale. William bishop of Chichester had a son Robert who had a son Galfrinus who had sons 1 William who m Margaret Glanville 2 Thomas of Redydale 3 Robert whose son held the manor of Hallbury in the seventh year of King Henry VI. Thomas of Redydale had one son Edmond who owned an estate at Heddington Oxon and another son Thomas living in 1429 who had himself a son Thomas who had an estate at Heddington married Christiana daughter of Robert James Lapole and sister of Michael De Lapole lord chancellor and had sons 1 John who was mayor of Norwich 2 Edmond who m Alice 3 Thomas who had estates in Wrangle Boston Burg or Bury Winthrop Bennington Leake and Lineston. John the mayor of Norwich had a son Edward who married Isiod Stanley and had himself sons 1 John who m Joan Ludlow and d Nov n 1502 2 Bartholomew who was mayor of London in 1502-3; Robert who m Margaret Alphew of Chiddingstone and became chief justice of the King's Bench; 4 William b about 1450 who was a professor of divinity. The last named William had a son Sir William who married Ann Menis and himself had a son William who married Rebecca the daughter and co heir of Menis and had children as follows 1 Matthew who married Alice Ward, 2 John who was knighted by King Charles I, 3 Richard who m Joan Dale of London lived there in 1657 aged eighty seven years and had besides Richard of Whittlesey in Kent and Rebecca, a son William believed to have been that William Reade who came to New England about 1635 settled at Weymouth Mass and removed thence to Boston.

4 Thomas, 5 William, 6 Lucy. Matthew Reade who married Alice Ward had 1 William who m Lucy Henage, 2 Daughter who m Sir Henry Oxinden of Dene, 3 Elizabeth who m Morace Dixwell Esq of Broome in Kent. And William Reade who married Lucy Henage had sons 1 John believed to have been that John Reade b 1598 who came to New England in Winthrop's company lived at Weymouth, Dorchester, and Braintree and having settled finally at Rehoboth died there Sep 7 1685; 2 William believed to have been that William Reade b 1605 who settled at Weymouth Mass. 

9069 WILLIAM READE of Weymouth Mass born in 1605 was a brother of John of Weymouth. Dorchester. Braintree and Rehoboth and having left Gravesend. England in the ship Assurance July 24 1635 settled at Weymouth became a freeman there Sep 2 1635, bought house and land there of Zachary Bicknels in 1636. and represented the town in general court in 1636 and 1638. His wife who came also from England was Avis Deacon. Their children born in Weymouth were 1 Margaret b 1636 m John Viningm 2 Hannah b 1637 8 m Nicholas Whitmarsh, 3 William b Oct 15 1639 m Esther Thompson, 4 Esther b May 8 1641, 5 Ruth b 1642 m John Whitman, 6 Thomas b 1645 m Sarah Bicknell, 7 Mary b 1647 d Apr 16 1655, 8 John b 1649 m first Bashua and second Bethiah Frye, 9 James m Susannah Richmond. 8069 HANNAH READE born in Weymouth about 1637 8 married there Apr 2 1658 Nicholas Whitmarsh 8006 of that place and resided and doubtless died there.

  • from The History of the Reed Family in Europe & America: 

William the son of Galfrinus also had a son William. WILLIAM READE supposed to be the son of William Reade and Lucy Henage was born in 1605 and sailed from Gravesend in the county of Kent in the Assurance de Lo, Isaac Broomwell and George Persey masters in 1635. He settled in Weymouth.

 The Christian name of his wife it is supposed was Ivis Their children were William born Oct 15 1639, Esther May 8 1641, Thomas, John 1649, Mary who married Thomas Dyer, Margaret who married John Yining May 11 1757 and died May 6 1659.

  • from The Genealogical & Family History of Western NY: 

Thomas Reade of Weymouth born in 1645 which last named was a son of William Reade of Weymouth the immigrant ancestor of the family in this country who was born in 1605 in England and immigrant to America in 1635. He was a son of William Reade and Lucy Henage, a grandson of Matthew Reade and Alice Ward, and a great grandson of William Reade and Rebecca Menis, the last named was a son of Sir William Reade and Ann Menis, which last named William Reade was a son of William Reade Doctor of Divinity born about 1440, who was a son of Edward Reade and Isiod Stanley. Edward Reade was a son of John Reade mayor of Norwich about 1388, who was a son of Thomas Reade and Christiana his wife daughter of Sir Michael de la Pole second Earl of Suffolk. This last named Thomas Reade was a son of Thomas Rede of Redydale, grandson of Thomas Rede and great grandson of Galfrinus Rede of Redydale who was a great grandson of Brianus de Rede of Morpeth who flourished about 1139.

  • from Historic Homes & Institutions...by Cutter: 

It is supposed that he came from Maidstone near London. On March 9 1636 7 he purchased from the estate of Zachery Bicknell his house and farm which was located on the west side of Middle street.The old house stood on the knoll opposite the junction of Middle and Charles streets. The premises were recently owned by James Clapp. They passed out of the family in 1769. 

William Reade was among the first settlers of Weymouth which was made a plantation May 8 1635. He was admitted a freeman September 2 1635 and was elected deputy to the general court December 7 1636 and again September 6 1638 Rev Joseph Hull and his company came to Weymouth in the spring of 1635 shortly before Reade settled there and this band of very worthy settlers established one of the most noted colonies of the early days of the New England Puritans.

 In the same month that Mr Reade left England another ship containing his future wife sailed.  Avis Deacon was on the Alice of which Richard Orchard was the master and which sailed July 13 1635 from Gravesend with thirty two passengers most of whom were young men and women. Her twin brother Thomas Deacon came on the boat with Reade.

Avis Deacon married William Reade probably soon after her arrival in New England. Reade was allotted land in the first division at Weymouth and he acquired considerable real estate.

Citations

  1. Paul Herbig. "Herbig-Cracken family Chronicles, "Avis DEACON married soon after arrival."

Links

-------------------- May not be the son of William Reade and Lucy Heneage

WILLIAM READE, supposed to be the son of William Reade and Lucy Henage,was born in 1605, and sailed from Graves end, in the county of Kent, in the "Assurance de Lo" (Isaac Broomwell and George Persey, masters), in1635. He settled in Weymouth, Mass; and was made freeman, Sept . 2, 1635.He b ought a house and land of Zachary Bicknall, for seven pounds thirteen shillings and fourpence, in 1636; which was an average price for homesteads at that early day. Onl y one year before the date of William Reade's purchase, all the land in Boston Proper, with the exception of six acres in and about Charles and Beacon Streets, was sold by William Blacks tone for thirty pounds. Previous to 1650, adwelling-house in Boston, and lot of land, woul d not command a greater price than a good cow; while, in 1857, the average of the valuation of dwelling-houses was $5,500. Mr. Reade was among the early settlers of Weymouth,--it havin g been made a plantation, May 8, 1635; and Rev. Mr.Hall and twenty-one families settled ther e. He was representative from Weymouth in 1636 and '38. The Christian name of his wife, it is supposed, was Ivis. Their children were--William, born Oct. 15, 1639;Esther, May 8, 1641 ; Thomas; John, 1649; Mary, who married Thomas Dyer;Margaret, who married John Vining, May 1 1, 1757, and died May 6, 1659."(Reed.doc, p.310)

   Title: History of the Reed Family in Europe and America Author: Reed,Jacob Whittemore Public ation: Boston: John Wilson and Son, 1861
   From the Talcott genealogy:
   Samuel Read, the father of John, was the son of John Read who came to America in the great fleet of 1630, who was supposed to be the son of William Read and Lucy Henage, and brother to WIlliam of Weymouth, and born 1598. Was of Weymouth 1637, Dorchester 1638, and Braintree 164 3-4, and went with Reverend Mr. Newman to Rehoboth (Attleboro). He was a man of large property for the times, and held various public offices. He lived at what was called "The Run," now Seekonk; he married Sarah ---and had 13 children, of whom Samuel above was the oldest. 
  • Note: William Read (Reed) married by about 1629 Maybel ____, & brought her to Massachusetts Bay. They had 8 children: George, Ralph, Justice, Abigail Wyman, Israel, Sarah Walker, Rebecca Winn, & another unnamed child. She married (2) at Woburn on 21 Nov 1660 Henry Summers Senior. She died at Woburn on 15 Jun 1690, 11 days AFTER her inventory was taken & 2 days before her will was proved. + Source" Anderson's Great Migration Study Project

-------------------- May not be the son of William Reade and Lucy Heneage

WILLIAM READE, supposed to be the son of William Reade and Lucy Henage,was born in 1605, and sailed from Graves end, in the county of Kent, in the "Assurance de Lo" (Isaac Broomwell and George Persey, masters), in1635. He settled in Weymouth, Mass; and was made freeman, Sept . 2, 1635.He b ought a house and land of Zachary Bicknall, for seven pounds thirteen shillings and fourpence, in 1636; which was an average price for homesteads at that early day. Onl y one year before the date of William Reade's purchase, all the land in Boston Proper, with the exception of six acres in and about Charles and Beacon Streets, was sold by William Blacks tone for thirty pounds. Previous to 1650, adwelling-house in Boston, and lot of land, woul d not command a greater price than a good cow; while, in 1857, the average of the valuation of dwelling-houses was $5,500. Mr. Reade was among the early settlers of Weymouth,--it havin g been made a plantation, May 8, 1635; and Rev. Mr.Hall and twenty-one families settled ther e. He was representative from Weymouth in 1636 and '38. The Christian name of his wife, it is supposed, was Ivis. Their children were--William, born Oct. 15, 1639;Esther, May 8, 1641 ; Thomas; John, 1649; Mary, who married Thomas Dyer;Margaret, who married John Vining, May 1 1, 1757, and died May 6, 1659."(Reed.doc, p.310)

   Title: History of the Reed Family in Europe and America Author: Reed,Jacob Whittemore Public ation: Boston: John Wilson and Son, 1861
   From the Talcott genealogy:
   Samuel Read, the father of John, was the son of John Read who came to America in the great fleet of 1630, who was supposed to be the son of William Read and Lucy Henage, and brother to WIlliam of Weymouth, and born 1598. Was of Weymouth 1637, Dorchester 1638, and Braintree 164 3-4, and went with Reverend Mr. Newman to Rehoboth (Attleboro). He was a man of large property for the times, and held various public offices. He lived at what was called "The Run," now Seekonk; he married Sarah ---and had 13 children, of whom Samuel above was the oldest.
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William "of Weymouth" Reade's Timeline

1605
1605
England, United Kingdom
1616
1616
Age 11
Butleigh Parish, Somerset, England
1618
August 30, 1618
Age 13
St Peter's, Canterbury, Kent, England
August 30, 1618
Age 13
St Peter's, Canterbury, Kent, England
August 30, 1618
Age 13
St Peters, Canterbury, Kent, England
August 30, 1618
Age 13
St Peter's, Canterbury, Kent, England
August 30, 1618
Age 13
St Peters, Canterbury, Kent, England
1629
October 12, 1629
- present
Age 24
St. Mary's Church, Gillingham, Dorsetshire, England
1630
1630
Age 25
Batcombe, Somersetshire, England
1635
June 7, 1635
Age 30
Dorchester, Bay Colony, MA