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William Fernald

Birthplace: Doctors (Peirce's) Island, New Hampshire
Death: Died in Kittery, York Co., Maine
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Regnald Fernald; Renald Fernald; Joanna Fernald and Joanna //
Husband of Elizabeth Sherburne Fernald and Elizabeth Langdon
Father of Elizabeth Fernald; Margaret Fernald; Temperance Fernald; William L. Fernald; Joseph Fernald and 9 others
Brother of Thomas Fernel Fernald; Mary Partridge; Sarah Waterhouse; Elizabeth Clark; Samuel Fernald and 1 other

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About Captain William Fernald

 William Fernald was born 5 march 1645, son of Dr. Regnald Fernald and Joanna Warburton. 
 He married Elizabeth Langdon., daughter of Tobias Langdon and Elizabeth Sherburne, of Portsmouth,N. H.
 Occ. Ship Builder
 William died 5 July 1728.
His wife Elizabeth died 11 May 1740.
He bought Lay Claim Island, which latter the United States  bought and used as a Navy Yard. in 1800.

They lived on Lay Claim island for a number of years.

 He is said to have built a vessel of 148 tons for Issac Boyd.
 He was selectman in 1674 and 1692- 1696.
 He was commissioned lieutenant of militia by Sir Edwin Andros 10  Feb. 1686 and called " Captain" in town records, 1695. 
 During the last years of his life he lived on his farm near Spruce Creek where he died, 

He had 13 children 1. Elizabeth Fernald b. 17 Aug 1674 m. Clement Deering 2. William Fernald b. 31 Oct 1676 3. Tobias Fernald b. 26 Dec. 1678 m. Mary Deering 4. Margaret Fernald b. 27 March 1681 m. Solomon Cotton 5, Temperance fernald b. 17 Sept 1683 m. john Deering

                                                                           m. Ebenezer Moore

6. William Fernald b. 11 May 1686 m. Elizabeth Cotton 7. Joseph Fernald b. 21 dec. 1688 8. Sarah Fernald b. 24 April 1691 m.. Jonathan Dam 9. Lydia Fernald b. 19 april 1693 M. John Clark 10, Benjamin Fernald b. 11 July 1695 m Catherine ?. 11. Nathaniel Fernald b 12 June 1697 m. Margaret Tripe 12. Ebenezer Fernald b. 7 Oct 1699 m. Patience Mendum 13. Tobias fernald b. 3 Dec 1702 m Mary Mendum ( Called Captain)

Ref. Old Kittery and Her Families Fernald family record.

Parents: Renald Fernald and Joanna Warburton.

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Captain William Fernald's Timeline

March 5, 1646
Doctors (Peirce's) Island, New Hampshire
August 17, 1674
Age 28
Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA
October 31, 1676
Age 30
Kittery, York Co., Maine, USA
December 26, 1678
Age 32
Kittery, York Co., Maine, USA
March 27, 1681
Age 35
March 27, 1681
Age 35
Kittery, York Co., Maine, USA
September 17, 1683
Age 37
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States
May 11, 1686
Age 40
Kittery, York Co., Maine, USA
December 21, 1688
Age 42
Kittery, York Co., Maine, USA