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William Locke

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stepney Parish, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Locke and Elisabeth Locke
Husband of Mary Locke (Clarke)
Father of Joseph Locke ; William Locke; Deacon William Locke, Jr., of Lexington; John Locke; Mary Kendall (Locke) and 4 others
Brother of Anne McDowell and Joseph Locke

Occupation: Humble cultivator of the soil. Artisan, Deacon
Managed by: Private User
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About Deacon William Locke, of Woburn

Sources

  • Book of the Lockes : a genealogical and historical record of the descendants of William Locke, of Woburn ; with an appendix containing a history of the Lockes in England, also of the family of John Locke, of Hampton, N. H., and kindred families and individuals, Locke, John Goodwin, (Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts: James Monroe and Company, 1853.)

Notes

  • convicted of "Seditious & contemptuous carriages towards Authority" in 1659 and sentenced to 30 stripes of the whip. Sentence abated to a fine of 15 pounds.
  • From parish records of Stepney Parish, London, England: "William, son of William Lock, mariner, and Elisabeth his wife, 20, Dec. 1628, seven days old."
  • Passenger on the Planter, 1635: Locke, William (From Stephney, Middlesex, bound for Charlestown. 36 pg 112)
  • Presumably in the care of Nicholas Davies during his minority. [Cutter, doc attached]
    • A certificate of the administration of a oath of loyalty provides this evidence that William Locke traveled at the young age of 6 to New England on the ship Planter:

"22 Mar. 1684, theis underwritten names are to be embarqued in the Planter, Nic. Trarice, master, bound for New England, per certificate from Stepney parish, & attestacon from Sir Tho. Jay & Mr. Simon Muskett, two Justices of the Peace; the men have taken the oath of supremacy and allegiance.

Nichols Davies, 40 yeres, Robert Stevens, 22, a sawyer, Sara Davies, 48, John More, 24, a laborer, Joseph Davies, 13, James Haieward, 22 William Lock, 6, Judith Phippin, 16, Jo. Maddox, a sawyer, 43, James Launin, glover, 26."

An examination of the Records at the Registry of Deeds Office, in Middlesex Co. --- of the Woburn Town Records, and of many original deeds now in my possession, shows that if our Patriarch was an Orphan boy, he knew how to take care of himself; for he soon became owner of real estate, and eventually, was a man of property. His first purchase was about 1650, as appears by the following document which is recorded at the Registry of Deeds, at Cambridge. L 4, p. 229.

"John Johnson aged about 35 years or there abouts and William Johnson aged about 40 saith that William Locke bought of Goodmen Persons, [or Parsons] of Boston all his land he had in Woburn which was two lots that was formerly John Sybley's and Benjamen Hubbards which sale was about 20 years ago and he paid him for it in clapbord bolts to the said Persons content, and further more say, the said Locke hath had possession of this land by himself, and his assigns ever since."

This Document was sworn to before Richard Russell & Thomas Danforth assistants 13, 8, 1671.

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  • Deacon William Locke
  • M, #48668, b. 13 December 1628, d. 16 June 1720
  • Father William Locke b. c 1601, d. b 1634
  • Mother Elizabeth Salter b. 1604, d. 27 Jun 1631
  • Deacon William Locke was born on 13 December 1628 at Stepney, London, Middlesex, England. He married Mary Clarke, daughter of William Clarke and Margery (Margaret), on 25 December 1655 at Woburn, Middlesex, MA. Deacon William Locke died on 16 June 1720 at Woburn, Middlesex, MA, at age 91.
  • Family Mary Clarke b. 16 Dec 1640, d. 15 Jul 1715
  • Children
    • Joseph Locke+ b. 8 Mar 1664, d. 1754
    • Elizabeth Locke+ b. 4 Jan 1680, d. 25 Sep 1753
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1619.htm#i48668

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  • LOCKE, William
  • b. 13 DEC 1628 London, Middlesex, England
  • d. 16 JUN 1720 Woburn, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 25 DEC 1655 Woburn, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Spouse: CLARK, Mary
  • b. 10 DEC 1640 Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.
  • d. 18 JUL 1715 Woburn, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • LOCKE, William
    • LOCKE, John
    • LOCKE, Joseph
    • LOCKE, Mary
    • LOCKE, Samuel
    • LOCKE, Ebenezer
    • LOCKE, James
    • LOCKE, Elizabeth
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_221.htm#33

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  • William Locke
  • Birth: Dec. 13, 1628, England
  • Death: Jun. 16, 1720 Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • William was born in Stepney Parish, London, England.
  • Married December 27th 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • 9th Great Grandfather.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Mary Clarke Locke (1640 - 1715)
  • Children:
    • Ebenezer Locke (1674 - 1723)*
    • James Locke (1677 - 1745)*
  • Burial: First Burial Ground, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 104059171
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104059171

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  • Deacon William Locke
  • Birth: Dec. 13, 1628 London, Greater London, England
  • Death: Jun. 16, 1720 Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • The immigrant ancestor of Edwin F. Locke was Deacon William Locke, who was born in Stephney Parish, London England and baptized December 20, 1628.
  • He came with relatives to this country when a child in the ship "Planter," March 22, 1634. It is not certain how early he settled in Woburn, but the first real estate he is recorded as purchasing there was about 1650. Later he became a large real estate owner, and took an active part in town affairs, serving as selectman several times, as constable, grand juror, and in other positions. He was also deason of the church.
  • He was not only a farmer, but carpenter and builder. He died at Woburn, June 16, 1720. He married, December 25, 1655, Mary Clarke, daughter of William and Margery Clarke of Woburn. Children of Deacon William and Mary (Clarke) Locke, born in Woburn.
    • 1. William born December 27, 1657, died January 9, 1658
    • 2. William, born January 18, 1659;
    • 3. John, born August 1, 1661, married (first) Elizabeth Plumpton, May 31, 1683; married second, Mrs. Mary (Winn) Wyman, November 30, 1720.
    • 4. Joseph, born March 8, 1664, married (first) Mary ___ , died April 1707; married second, Margaret Mead, daughter of Israel Mead, of Woburn; married third, Hannah Pierce, of Weston, November 5, 1743
    • 5. Mary, born October 16, 1666, married, Samuel Kendall, March 30, 1692
    • 6. Samuel, born October 14, 1669, married (first) Ruth ___ ; married second, Mary Day, if Ipswich, in 1717
    • 7. Ebenezer, born January 8, 1674, married (first) Susanna Walker, October 18, 1697; married second, Hannah Meads, October 14, 1701
    • 8. James, born November 14, 1677, married Sarah Cutter, daughter of Richard Cutter, of Cambridge, December 5, 1700
    • 9. Elizabeth, born January 4, 1681, married James Markham, October 14, 1700.
  • Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs page 806
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Mary Clarke Locke (1640 - 1715)
  • Children:
    • Elizabeth Locke Markham (1680 - 1753)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 92215761
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=92215761

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  • Book of the Lockes: A genealogical and historical record of the descendants ... By John Goodwin Locke
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=2twUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA358&lpg=PA358&dq=Matthew+Michael+Locke+1550&source=bl&ots=dd3fJR-MCD&sig=mWoBIujyABMkQ7CMo5siY7b88Y0&hl=en&ei=nqcrTYa9L4zSsAPq0ZWmBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ6AEwADgU#v=onepage&q=Matthew%20Michael%20Locke%201550&f=false
  • https://archive.org/details/bookoflockesgene00lock
  • https://archive.org/stream/bookoflockesgene00lock#page/9/mode/1up
  • The earliest notice that I have found of our Patriarch WILLIAM LOCKE, is derived from "Savage's Gleanings" in the Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections, 3d series, vol. 8, p. 253. The information there given was discovered by the Hon. James Savage, to whom the public is largely indebted for his long and patient researches in pursuit of materials wherewith to elucidate the early history of New England and its inhabitants. The book from which it was taken, was a manuscript volume in folio, at the "Augmentation Office" in Westminster Hall, London, which was found in 1842 ; "and may not have been seen by more than two or three persons for two hundred years." "It contains the names of persons permitted to embark at the port of London after Christmas 1634, to the same period in the following year, kept generally in regular succession."
  • .... etc.
  • The record relating to William Locke, is as follows: —
  • "22 Mar, 1634, theis underwritten names are to be embarqued in the Planter, Nic. Trarice, master, bound for New England, per certificate from Stepney parish, & attestacon from Sir Tho. Jay & Mr. Simon Muskett, two Justices of the Peace ; the men have taken the oath of supremacy and allegiance.
  • Nicholas Davies, 40 yeres, Robert Stevens, 22, a sawyer, }
  • Sara Davies, 48, John More, 24, a laborer, } 4
  • Joseph Davies, 13, James Haieward, 22, (a) } Servants
  • William Lock, 6, Judith Phippin, 16, }
  • Jo. Maddox, a sawyer, 43,
  • James Launin, glover, 26.
  • During the month of April following, several more lists of persons, (b) that
    • (a) He settled at Woburn, and md. Judith Phippen, who was afterwards the wf. of William Simonds.
    • (b) The Rev. Thomas Carter, the first minister of Woburn, was a passenger in the same vessel.
  • https://archive.org/stream/bookoflockesgene00lock#page/10/mode/1up
  • embarqued in the Planter, are recorded ; some of whom came from Suffolk. Stepney Parish, anciently written Stebunheath, is one of the largest subdivisions of London, in the County of Middlesex. It was formerly a place of more consequence than at present. As the certificate in which the name of William Locke appears was given at that place, I instituted a search in the Parish Records there, to see if anything could be found relating to him or his family, or that of Nicholas Davies, to whose family he seems to have been attached at the time of his emigration. I was so far successful as to find a record of the following baptism —
  • " 1628, William, son of William Lock, mariner, and Elisabeth his wife, 20, Dec. 1628, seven days old,"
  • and, subsequently —
  • "Buried Elisabeth, wife of William Lock, mariner, 27 June, 1631."
  • The identity of our William with the above record, is proved by his age as given in the certificate; by the age he gave of himself in Court, in several depositions that are to be found on the Court files in our County of Middlesex, and also by his known age at the time of his decease, which took place June 16, 1720, a. 91 years and 6 mos.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/bookoflockesgene00lock#page/11/mode/1up
  • Where or with whom WILLIAM LOCKE resided during his minority is unknown. On the 25th Dec, 1655, he was married to MARY CLARKE, then of Woburn, the dau. of William and Margery Clarke. Mr. Clarke had been a resident in Watertown, and there his dau. was born 10, 10, 1640, (Dec. 20, 1640,) by which it will be seen that she was only fifteen years and seven days old at the time of her marriage ; a rather early age to begin a matrimonial life ; but events proved that young as she was, she was capable of raising a large family of children, whom, at her death, she left respectable members of society, and enjoying the comforts of life. She d. at the good old age of 74 years and 7 months, July 18, 1715.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/bookoflockesgene00lock#page/16/mode/1up
  • 1 I. Deacon WILLIAM LOCKE was b. at Stepney Parish, London, England, Dec. 13, 1628, m. MARY CLARKE in Woburn, Dec. 27, 1655, the dau. of William and Margery Clarke of Woburn. She was b. at Watertown, 10, 10, 1640, (Dec. 20, 1640) and d. at Woburn, July 18, 1715, a. 74 yrs. 7 mos. ; Dea. Locke d. at Woburn, June 16, 1720, a. 91 yrs. 6 mos.
  • II. Chil. b. at Woburn.
    • 2 William, b. Dec. 27, 1657 ; d. Jany. 9, 1658.
    • 3 William, b. Jany. 18, 1659 ; m. 1. Sarah Whittmore, May 29, 1683. 2. Abigail Hayward, June 8, 1698.
    • 4 John, b. Aug. 1, 1661, m. 1. Elizabeth Plympton, May 31, 1683. 2. Wid. Mary (Winn) Wyman, Nov. 30, 1720.
    • 5 Joseph, b. Mh. 8, 1664 ; m. 1. Mary ___ . 2. Margaret Mead. 3. Hannah Pierce, Nov. 5, 1743.
    • 6 Mary, b. Oct. 16, 1666 ; m. Samuel Kendall, Mh. 30, 1692.
    • 7 Samuel, b. Oct. 14, 1669; m. 1. Ruth ___ . 2. Mary Day, 1717.
    • 8 Ebenezer, b. Jany. 8, 1674 ; m. 1. Susannah Walker, Oct. 18, 1697. 2. Hannah Meads, Oct. 14, 1701.
    • 9 James, b. Nov. 14, 1677 ; m. Sarah Cutter, Dec. 5, 1700.
    • 10 Elizabeth, b. Jany. 4, 1681 ; m. James Markham, Oct. 14, 1700.
  • 1 Dea. WILLIAM LOCKE, Jr., [3] m. 1 SARAH WHITTMORE, May 29, 1683, dau. of Francis and Isabell (Park) Whittmore of Cambridge. She was b. Mh. 7, 1662, d. ___ ; he m. 2. ABIGAIL HAYWARD, June 8, 1698 ; who d. his wid. probably 1748 or 1749. He d. July 8, 1738, a. 79 1/2.
  • .... etc.

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  • Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts ; Vol. 2 by Cutter, William Richard
  • https://archive.org/details/historichomespla02cutt_0
  • https://archive.org/stream/historichomespla02cutt_0#page/806/mode/1up
  • The immigrant ancestor of Edwin F. Locke was Deacon William Locke, who was born in Stephney parish, London, England, and baptized December 20, 1628. He came with relatives to this country when a child in the ship "Planter," March 22, 1634. It is not certain how early he settled in Woburn, but the first real estate he is recorded as purchasing there was about 1650. Later he became a large real estate owner, and took an active part in town affairs, serving as selectman several times, as constable, grand juror, and in many other positions. He was also deacon of the church. He was not only a farmer, but carpenter and builder. He died at Woburn, June 16, 1720. He married, December 25, 1655, Mary Clarke, daughter of William and Margery Clarke, of Woburn. Children of Deacon William and Mary (Clarke) Locke, born in Woburn: 1. William, born December 27, 1657, died January 9, 1658. 2. William, born January 18, 1659; see forward. 3. John, born August 1, 1661, married (first) Elizabeth Plympton, May 31, 1683; married second, Mrs. Mary (Winn) Wyman, November 30, 1720. 4. Joseph, born March 8, 1664, married (first) Mary ___ , died April, 1707; married second, Margaret Mead, daughter of Israel Mead, of Woburn; married third, Hannah Pierce, of Weston, November 5, 1743. 5. Mary, born October 16, 1666, married Samuel Kendall, March 30, 1692. 6. Samuel, born October 14, 1669, married (first) Ruth ___ ; married second, Mary Day, of Ipswich, in 1717. 7. Ebenezer, born January 8, 1674, married (first) Susanna Walker, October 18, 1697; married second, Hannah Meads, October 14, 1701. 8. James, born November 14, 1677, married Sarah Cutter, daughter of Richard Cutter, of Cambridge, December 5, 1700. 9. Elizabeth, born January 4, 1681, married James Markham, October 14, 1700.
  • (II) Deacon William Locke, son of Deacon William and Mary (Clarke) Locke, born January 18, 1659. He was a deacon in 1709, was selectman in 1703-04 and 1732, and held many other town offices. He served on committees for the church as well as town affairs. He resided in the second precinct of Woburn, which afterwards became a part of Burlington when that town was incorporated. He died January 8, 1738. He married first Sarah Whitmore, May 29, 1683, daughter of Francis and Isabel (Park) Whitmore, of Cambridge; married second, Abigail Hayward, June 8, 1698. The first three children were by his first wife, the last two by his second wife, all born in Woburn: 1. William, born June 28, 1684; married first, Mary ___ , who died February 21, 1710-11 ; second Jemima Russell, daughter of Philip K. Russell. 2. Francis, born July 25, 1690, in Woburn. 3. Daniel, born July 9, 1693; married first Abigail ___ , who died November 22, 1750; second, Mrs. Dorcas Brabrook, November 17, 1751. 4. Ebenezer, married Elizabeth ___ . 5. Abigail, born June 22, 1710, married Jonas Meriam, October 3, 1728.
  • (Ill) Francis Locke, son of Deacon William and Sarah (Whitmore) Locke, .... etc.

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  • The descendants of Calvin Locke, of Sullivan, N.H. : who was of the fifth generation from Dea. William Locke, of Woburn, Mass. (1628-1720) by Gerould, Samuel L.
  • https://archive.org/details/descendantsofcal1900gero
  • https://archive.org/stream/descendantsofcal1900gero#page/n5/mode/1up
  • Pg.2
  • 1 DEA. WILLIAM LOCKE, b. London, Eng., in 1628. He came to this country when he was six years of age, and settled in Woburn, Mass., where he was a farmer and carpenter. He was a deacon in the Congregational church of that place. He m. Mary Clark of Woburn, Dec. 27, 1655, and died at the same place June 16, 1720.
  • 2 JAMES LOCKE, ninth child of the above, was b. Woburn, Mass., Nov. 14, 1677. He m. Sarah Cutler, Dec. 5, 1700, and d. Dec. 11, 1745. He was also a farmer in Woburn.
  • .... etc.

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  • The pioneers of Massachusetts, a descriptive list, drawn from records of the colonies, towns and churches and other contemporaneous documents by Pope, Charles Henry
  • https://archive.org/details/pioneersofmassac00pope
  • https://archive.org/stream/pioneersofmassac00pope#page/104/mode/1up
  • CLARK, etc., cont.
  • William, weaver, ae. 27, with wife Margaret, ae. 21, came in the Plain Joan in 1635; settled at Watertown; frm. May 22, 1639. He rem. to Woburn. Propr. 1651. He deposed 6 (2) 1664, ae. about 69 years. [Mdx. Files.] Ch. Mary b. 10 (10) 1640, (m. Nov. or Dec. 27, 1655, Wm. Locke,) Elizabeth b. 26 (9) 1642, (m. Dec. 28, 1659, George Brush,) Hannah b. 13 (12) 1645, (m. Joseph Buckminster,) Lydia, (m. __ Frlssell).
  • He d. March 15, 1682. Will dated 10 (10) 1681, prob. April 4, 1682; weaver; stricken in years; beq. to wife; to gr. ch. John Locke, "who hath bin a liver with me many years;" to my three daughters; to the two daus. of my dau. Lidia; dau. frissell, dau. Brush, son George Brush, son William Locke. Margery d. Oct. 11, 1694.
  • https://archive.org/stream/pioneersofmassac00pope#page/289/mode/1up
  • LOCK, LOCKE,
  • William, came in the Planter May 22, 1634, ae. 6 years, in care of kinsman Nicholas Davis. Res. at Woburn. Bought land of goodman Persons of Boston about 1651. [Mdx. De. IV, 229.] Deacon. Deposed 29 (10) 1658, ae. about 30 years. [Mdx. Files.] He m. at Woburn Nov. or Dec. 27, 1665, Mary, dau. of Wm. and Margery Clarke; she d. July 18, 1715. Ch. William b. Dec. 27, 1657, d. Jan. 9, 1658, William b. Jan. 18, 1658, John b. Aug. 1, 1661, Joseph b. March 8, 1663-4, Mary b. Oct. 16, 1666, Samuel b. Oct. 14, 1669, Ebenezer b. Jan. 8, 1673, James b. Nov. 14, 1677, Elizabeth b. Jan. 4, 16S0, William b. June 28, 1684.
  • He d. June 16, 1720. See Trerice.

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Deacon William Locke, of Woburn's Timeline

1628
December 13, 1628
Stepney Parish, London, Middlesex, England
December 20, 1628
London, Middlesex, England
December 20, 1628
Stepney Parish, London, England
December 20, 1628
Stepney Parish, London, England
1657
December 27, 1657
Age 29
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1658
January 18, 1658
Age 29
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1661
August 1, 1661
Age 32
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1664
March 8, 1664
Age 35
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1666
October 16, 1666
Age 37
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony