Capt. William Read, of Boston & Marblehead

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William Read

Also Known As: "William Reed", "Redd", "Reed", "Rett"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in At sea on return trip from Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of unknown father of Capt. William Read and unknown mother of Capt. William Read
Husband of unknown wife of Capt. William Read
Father of Margaret Stubbs; Samuel Read; Esther Cann; Susanna Smith; Richard Reed and 2 others

Occupation: Cloth merchant, ship captain
Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
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About Capt. William Read, of Boston & Marblehead

"READ, or REED, ...(4802) WILLIAM, Boston, perhaps very early, but more prob. not, as it seems likely that most, if not all of his ch. were brot. from Eng. So far as can be gather. or resona. conject. they were (2401) Margaret, wh. m. 3 Mar. 1659, (2400) Richard Stubbs; (4803iv) Susanna m. 13 Dec. 1659, (4803iv[1]) Samuel Smith; (4803iii) Esther m. 30 July 1661, (4803iii[1]) John Canney, all at B. Edward, (4803v) Richard, and (4803i) Samuel, all at Marblehead, and it is said (4803vi) Christopher, wh. d. at Charleston 1696. Tradit. tells, that he d. at sea, on a passage, 1667, hither from Ireland.

Notes

The line of a supposed William Reed is well represented in the Reed DNA Project at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/reed/default.aspx?section=yresults.

"Haplogroup R1b1b2 of the above haplotypes is found in New England, Virginia and the Carolinas, Ireland, England, Germany and elsewhere in the US and Europe. It is pre-Indo-European, probably Paleolithic. Group OGAP-3 is found principally in southern and into central England. The fact that a Read from Lancashire is of a South English clade, gives some weight to the idea that the Reads of Lancashire, Dorset and Somerset could be related to one another. ..."

... "None of the DNA types above show any clear connection to our (4802) William Reade, Cloth Merchant & Sea Captain of Boston & Marblehead. The various William Reads of the Boston area, of which Savage details no fewer than four, have been thoroughly confused in EVERY online site I've visited, and no doubt also in several relied-upon secondary "sources". Until we have DNA evidence from some descendant who can clearly trace his lineage from a son of Capt. William, therefore, or find some evidence from wills or contemporary documents pertaining to this captain, we are in the dark about his (and therefore [2401] Margaret's) ancestry."

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Biography

b. ABT 1611 prob. England or Ireland (NOT of Batcombe, Sommerset)

   d. at sea (on return passage from Ireland); e.a. 28 Nov. 1667
   ARV Boston, Suffolk, MA BEF 1659
   Occupation: Cloth Merchant and Sea Captain
   m(1) unknown (F) (NOT Hayme, Chapman or Crooke)

Children (in my current opinion):

Susannah Read Reed 1634 – 1706 m Samuel Smith 1639 – 1688 and Thomas Lincoln miller, of Taunton 1628 – 1696

Margaret Reed 1636 – 1659 m Richard Stubbs 1619 – 1677

Samuel Reed Read fisherman 1636 – m Jane 1624 – 1715 (the widow of Henry Stacey 1623 – 1689 )

Esther Reed Read 1641 – 1719 m John Cann Canney Calley 1636 – 1694

Richard Reed mariner 1642 – 1699 m Hester James 1642 – 1690 m int 2nd Prudence Hicks spinster

Christopher Reed Read Constable 1677 1649 – 1696 m Katherine

Now take this family set with a grain of salt. Some of this starts to gel if you look at land transfers, geography and other opaque evidence. But to say this is solid is incorrect. We need more research into this family's early history.

William Reade, Cloth Merchant & Sea Captain of Boston & Marblehead. The various William Reads of the Boston area, of which Savage details no fewer than four, have been thoroughly confused in EVERY online site I've visited, and no doubt also in several relied-upon secondary "sources".

"READ, or REED, ...(4802) WILLIAM, Boston, perhaps very early, but more prob. not, as it seems likely that most, if not all of his ch. were brot. from Eng. So far as can be gather. or resona. conject. they were (2401) Margaret, wh. m. 3 Mar. 1659, (2400) Richard Stubbs; (4803iv) Susanna m. 13 Dec. 1659, (4803iv[1]) Samuel Smith; (4803iii) Esther m. 30 July 1661, (4803iii[1]) John Canney, all at B. Edward, (4803v) Richard, and (4803i) Samuel, all at Marblehead, and it is said (4803vi) Christopher, wh. d. at Charleston 1696. Tradit. tells, that he d. at sea, on a passage, 1667, hither from Ireland.

Sources

<references /> MARBLEHEAD IN THE YEAR 1700by Sidney Perley A collection of Nine Articles fromHistorical Collections of the Essex Institute

"The Reade Record" pub. from 1904-1930 went to great lengths to point out the many errors in the book "History of Reed Family In Europe and America" by Jacob Whittmore Reed (1861), with much documentation. Vol. II, p.2 (1909) & Vol. X, p.2 (1917) contain several pages of discussion of the two Williams that came to New England.


"Concerning this Puritan emigrant and his family, it would seem impossible to make more mistakes in two pages of print than occur in the account given in the "History of the Reed Family" in pp. 41 and 42."


-- http://members.tripod.com/~ntgen/bw/read_wm_index.html#notes % Norris Taylor

Gov. Richard Bellingham

by "W. R." (not [4802] William Read)


"All that is known and conjectured regarding W. R. is contained in the following statement by Mr. Charles X. Harris:


The reasons for believing that the initials of W. R. stand for William Read¶, who in 1641 painted an oil portrait of Governor Bellingham and lettered it on the back of the original canvas that has never been relined, are as follows:


"At the time this portrait was painted in Boston in 1641, there were three persons named William Read of maturity living in the Colony.


   William Read¥ of Woburn, Massachusetts, was an uneducated man, who signed his name with an X mark.
   William Read§ of Weymouth, Massachusetts, was a farmer with unknown affiliations.
   William Read¶, of Batcombe, England, who came to Weymouth, Massachusetts, in 1635, resided there until 1646, when he removed to Boston, where he lived until 1674. He died at or near Norwich, Connecticut, in 1679.

"The year following his arrival in Massachusetts Bay Colony, he was elected a member of the General Court, which brought him in touch with Bellingham, who officiated there from the year of his arrival in 1634 until the time of his death in 1672; both were members o the First Church of Boston for twenty-six years.


"in 1665, the year the map of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was drawn by William Read¶, there were two persons named William Read, of Boston -- William Read¶, of Batcombe, England, and (4802) William Read, a cloth merchant and sea captain. There is no record of this sea captain being in Boston before 1661 He died at sea on a return trip to this country from Ireland in 1667; he never held office in the Colony.


"William Read¶, of Batcombe, was well known through longer residence and association with Bellingham, both members of the General Court, and as William Read¶ is the only artist so far recorded with the initals W. R., it would seem most reasonable that William Read¶ of Batcombe was the artist who painted the portrait of Bellingham, and later, in 1665, was selected among the artists of Boston to draw up a map of the Colony by order of the General Court, and was paid for making it by the Treasurer of the same Court. A copy of this map is believed to be in the British Museum.


"CHARLES X. HARRIS."


-- "The Founders: Portraits of Persons Born Abroad Who Came to the Colonies in North America Before the Year 1701, with an introduction, biographical outlines and comments on the portraits"" Volume 3, p. 913 (2006) By Charles Knowles Bolton c/o Google Books


The line of a supposed William Reed is well represented in the Reed DNA Project at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/reed/default.aspx?section=yresults. Three users have tested for 25 markers or more: ##45923, 60635 and 101662. A user who was tested for only 12 markers, #139247, claims descent from James Read b. 1766 Burnley, Lancs, England -- providing us with an "across the ocean" perspective (This appears to be the same as Ysearch user #EBJTZ). Those twelve markers identically match the first 12 of #101662. I have marked this latter user's results with a slightly different color, to indicate the slight mismatch with the first two users. User #81094, Nahum Read of Woburn, MA, can be traced by Familysearch.com to William¥ of Dorchester. That illiterate man was further said to be the grandson of a knight, very likely a spurious designation. Read Study user #23627, while of an entirely different haplogroup from all the preceding, is pertinent here because the earliest known ancestor, John Read of Rehoboth, is conflated into the various William Read families on Familysearch.com.

STUBBS & READE LINES http://pcez.com/~bigshoe/du/Stub/stump.html

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Capt. William Read, of Boston & Marblehead's Timeline

1611
1611
England, United Kingdom
1634
1634
Age 23
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1636
1636
Age 25
England
1640
1640
Age 29
1641
May 8, 1641
Age 30
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1643
September 23, 1643
Age 32
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1645
1645
Age 34
Ireland or England
1649
1649
Age 38
Ireland or England
1667
November 28, 1667
Age 56
At sea on return trip from Ireland