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William Smith, of Jamaica

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: England
Death: between January 1664 and 1670 (59-73)
Jamaica, Long Island, New York
Immediate Family:

Husband of Magdalen Olmstead
Father of Thomas Smith, of Jamaica; Sarah Denton; Benjamin Smith, of Milford; Joseph Smith, of Jamaica; Ruth Smith and 4 others

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About William Smith, of Jamaica

William Smith

  • Birth: ABT 1601
  • Death: BEF 5 SEP 1670 in Jamaica, NY

Note: Immigrant to Weymouth, MA 1635; Bio in The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, NEHGS, VI:408


From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=michelotti&id=I571171

Marriage 1 Magdalen Married: ABT 1626


  1. Thomas Smith b: ABT 1626
  2. Benjamin Smith b: ABT 1633
  3. Hannah Smith b: ABT 1635
  4. Joseph Smith b: ABT 1637
  5. Ruth Smith b: 5 NOV 1639 in Weymouth, MA
  6. Nehemiah Smith b: 2 OCT 1641 in Weymouth, MA
  7. Lydia Smith b: ABT 1643
  8. Wait Smith b: ABT 1645
  9. Samuel Smith b: ABT 1647

Sources: Title: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England 1634-1635 Page: VI:408


From https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smith-36298

William Smith, born after 1600 and died between Jan. 1663/4 and 1670. He married Magdalen ___, who married second, by 1670, Captain Richard Olmstead of Norwalk, Connecticut.

William Smith was a magistrate at Weymouth, Mass., 1638-43, and lived in Rehoboth, Massachusetts about 1643-51. "William Smith and his son Nehemiah Smith," were granted house lots on 11 January 1663/4 in Huntington, Long Island where he settled.

On 6 September 1670, Magdalen Olmstead of Norwalk, late wife of William Smith of Jamaica, deceased, gave her housing in Jamaica to her sons Wait Smith and Samuel; and Samuel Smith assigned his share to "my brother Wait Smith." The will of Richard Olmstead, made 30 September 1684, gave to Samuel Smith "the bed that was my last wife's."

At Huntington in 1684, Thomas Smith, Joseph Smith, Nehemiah Smith and Wait Smith confirmed land there as children of William Smith, now deceased, formerly of Huntington; Daniel Denton and Joseph Smith, Jr. were witnesses.


Birth date of 1598 in Whitford, Devonshire, England seen without attribution; no evidence seen to support parents as William Smith & Margaret Smith

Also seen as husband of Marie Feavors with no supporting evidence

supporting data

Immigrant ancestor of yDNA group NE15 William Smith-36298 (c1598 Whitford, Devon, ENG-c1668 Jamaica, Queens, Long Island, New York m 1) Marie Fevord-1 and 2) Magdalene Hill-12913. See SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project. link

The American Genealogist Vol 25 pages 70-90 (Subscription). Article entitled, "William Smith of Jamaica". link

From http://newsfeed.rootsweb.com/th/read/DENTON/1998-04/0893734762

4. Nathaniel Denton, born 1629, died Oct. 18, 1690, married about 1652 to Sarah (possibly Sarah Smith; if so, she would seem to be the daughter of William and Magdalen Smith, who were early at Hempstead and Newtown.)

From http://newsfeed.rootsweb.com/th/read/DENTON/1998-04/0893734762

3. Hannah Denton, born Aug. 5, 1677 at Springfield, Mass., married first in 1697 to John Seaman (the 1698 Hempstead Census shows John Seaman, wife Hannah, and her sister Alice), married second in 1699 to Samuel Smith (probably the son of Samuel who was the son of Thomas who was the son of William and Magdalen of Jamaica).

From JOHN3 CARPENTER (WILLIAM2–1) OF REHOBOTH, MASSACHUSETTS, AND LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, FASG Ojai, California, 2008 Last revised 16 October 2010 Prepared for Carpenters’ Encyclopedia of Carpenters 2008 Update

JOHN3 CARPENTER (William2 of Rehoboth, William1) was baptized at Shalbourne, Berkshire, England, on 8 October 1626 and died at Jamaica, Long Island, between 10 November 1694 (date of will) and 23 May 1695 (date of probate). He married at Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, or on Long Island (Huntington?), by 1655, HANNAH SMITH, born say 1635 and living in 1704 (sold dower rights to son William), daughter of William1 and Magdalen (______) Smith of Weymouth, Massachusetts; Rehoboth; and Huntington and Jamaica, Long Island (TAG 25:70–71, 70:194, 203; QCoWills [abstr] 29–29B; JTR 1:86, 2:66;

MARRIAGE: That John Carpenter’s marriage occurred by 1655 is inferred from the fact that his eldest son, John “Junior,” was a freeholder (and thus an adult) by 1676 (see JTR 1:86). On 2 February 1699/1700, Nehemiah Smith of Jamaica, Long Island, deeded land there to “my loving cousin John Carpenter of the same town” (GM 6:410, citing JTR 2:66–67). In part because cousin was often used to mean nephew, leading genealogists accept that the grantor was Hannah (Smith) Carpenter’s brother and the grantee her eldest son (see GM 6:410). For the complete argument that Hannah (Mrs. John) Carpenter was the daughter of William1 Smith, see Herbert F. Seversmith, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut, 5 vols. (Washington, D.C., 1939–1958), 2:549–50 [FHL film #525,304].

A pair of highly unreliable sources identify John’s wife as the Hannah Smith said to have been baptized at Whitford, Shute Parish, co. Devon, England, on 14 May 1632 and her father as the William Smyth who married at neighboring Colyton on 11 August 1625, Marie Feavors/Fevord (see, both with extreme caution, IGI [patron submission]; William Smith, n.p.). The latter event is a matter of record (see IGI extraction), and for argument’s sake, we may assume that the former is also. No evidence is found, however, that this William and Hannah Smith were father and daughter (could their names be more common?), let alone that they were John Carpenter’s father-in-law and wife. For the most reliable information about William1 Smith and his family, see GM 6:408–12; Seversmith Papers, William Smith File (with Carpenter connections) [FHL film #569,824]; and TAG 25 (1949) :70–89, 144.

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William Smith, of Jamaica's Timeline

England, United Kingdom
Age 25
Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States
Age 27
Age 32
England, United Kingdom
Age 36
Age 37
magistrate at Weymouth, MA for five years
November 5, 1639
Age 38
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
October 2, 1641
Age 40
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA