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William Twining, Sr.

Also Known As: "William Twenynge"
Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England
Death: April 15, 1659 (59)
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of William Twenynge and Mabel Twenynge
Husband of Anna Twining
Father of Isabel Baker; Deacon William Twining, Jr. and Elizabeth Twining
Brother of Thomas Twining and Abigail Twining

Occupation: Was a Puritan and Soldier in 1645 - fought against the Narragansett Indians
Managed by: Terry Ann Twining
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About William Twining, Sr.

Spelling variation "TWENYNGE"

  • William Twining1
  • M, #89364, b. 20 May 1599, d. 15 April 1659
  • Father William Twining2 b. c 1575
  • William Twining was christened on 20 May 1599 at Painswick, Gloucestershire, England.1 He married Ann circa 1618 at of Gloucestershire, England.1 William Twining died on 15 April 1659 at Eastham, Barnstable, MA, at age 59.1
  • Family Ann b. c 1603, d. b Mar 1652
  • Children
    • William Twining+1 b. 25 Oct 1619, d. 4 Nov 1703
    • Elizabeth Twining+1 b. c 1649, d. 10 Mar 1725
  • Citations
  • 1. [S14] Unknown author, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey., p. 761.
  • 2. [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2974.htm#i89364

------------------------------------------ WILLIAM TWINNING. William Twinning, the ancestor of the Cape family of the name, was in Yarmouth in 1643, and went forth a soldier in 1645 against the Indians. The precise date of his removal to Eastham with his family, the Eastham records do not show, but he was there located before 1651, as that year he was constable of the place. His place of residence, it is understood, was on "Poche Neck," now called East Orleans, but the particular spot is not known to the writer. He was a considerable land owner, though not of the class called "Town-purchasers." His days in Eastham were few. He passed away April 15, 1659. His wife, Anne, survived him, and died Feb. 27, 1680. His children are not all known. Some of them, doubtless, crossed the ocean with him. Isabel married Francis Baker of Yarmouth, the ancestor of the Baker family, in 1641 ; Elizabeth married John Rogers of Eastham in 1669 ; and William married Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen Deane, whose widow married Josiah Cooke of Eastham. William Twinning, the son, who married Elizabeth Deane, came with his father's family to Eastham, and settled near his father, their land adjoining. He was a considerable Iand owner. He had a three-acre lot, called a house lot, granted him in 1659, adjoining his father's land; a ten-acre lot granted at Poche ; meadow at Great Namskaket, Billingsgate and Boat Meadow in 1659. He had twenty acres of land at Poche granted in 1664, which was formerly possessed by Josiah Cooke and Francis Baker; and also meadow granted him the same year, which was located at Namskaket. In 1668, he again was put into legal possession of some swamp land near his garden, which adjoined Richard Bishop's land. He was a quiet and peaceable man, and occupied but a few official positions in the town. He was a deacon of the church in Eastham as early as 1677. The date of his death does not appear. He had, it is certain, two sons, Stephen and William. His daughter Joanna, born May 30, 1657, married Thomas Bills, March 2, 1676, who had, it is reported, in 1673 married her sister Anne, and who died Sept. 1, 1675. He also had a daughter Susannah, born Feb. 25, 1654, who probably died young. He doubtless had other children. William Twinning, of the third generation, and grandson of the settler, married Ruth Cole, March 20, 1688-89, settled in the eastern part of Orleans. He had seven children. His sons were William and Barnabas. William Twinning, the son, born in 1704, married Apphia, settled near his father's place, and died about 1769, leaving wife Apphia, and sons Thomas and Elijah. Thomas removed to Sandesfield, Mass., in 1787, with his family. Elijah, brother of Thomas, married Lois Rogers, and removed from town. The son William, of the fifth generation, brother of Thomas and Elijah, born March 25, 1739, died March 26, 1759, some ten years before his father's death. The mother Apphia, was a member of the Orleans church, and was living in 1773. As her death was not recorded by Mr. Bascom in his register, it is supposed she died abroad with one of her sons. It is believed the name is extinct on the Cape.

source: Early settlers of Eastham : containing sketches of all early settlers of Eastham by Paine, Josiah, 1836-1917. ______________________

  • William Twining, Jr
  • Birth: May 20, 1599 Hertfordshire, England
  • Death: Apr. 15, 1659 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • William Twining was born in England, possibly at Painswick, Gloustershire, in the late 16th century. He was probably the son of William and Mabel Newcombe Twining, He married in England and had two children. The name of this first wife is unknown. She may have died in England, or she may have died in Yarmouth or Eastham. Sometime before 1640, he came to New England with his family. Around June, 1641, they moved from Plymouth to Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, for his name is found in court records there at that time, as a resident of Yarmouth. His daughter Isabel was married in Yarmouth that same month, to Francis Baker. This indicates either they might have known Baker in Hertfordshire, where Baker originated, or they might have been in contact in Plymouth before they came to Yarmouth. William settled with his son in Yarmouth and in 1643, and his name was on a list of men able to bear arms. In 1645, he was one of five soldiers sent out against the Narragansett Indians. His first wife was certainly dead by 1652, for in that year he married Anna Doane in Yarmouth. On May 13, 1654 he was granted some land in Yarmouth. In 1655, he was made freeman in Yarmouth, and that year he was granted land in Poche, which later became Eastham, in Barnstable County. In 1659, he was granted more land in Poche. William died in Eastham on April 15, 1659, and he is buried in the Cove Burying Ground in Eastham, Massachusetts. There is no marker.
  • Thanks to Becky Doan 46821004, for information about his burial and the following sources:
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  • William Twining in the U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Name: William Twining, Arrival Year: 1641, Arrival Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts, Source Publication Code: 1262, Primary Immigrant: Twining, William, Annotation: Date and place of settlement or date and place of arrival. Names not restricted to the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. Source Bibliography: COLKET, MEREDITH B., JR. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975. 366p, Page: 299
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  • William Twinning in the U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Name: William Twinning, Gender: Male, Marriage Date: 1625, Death Year: 1659, Marriage Place: New England, United States, Spouse's Name: Ann
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  • William Twining I in the Global, Find A Grave Index for Non-Burials, Burials at Sea, and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current, Name: William Twining, Birth Date: 20 May 1599, Birth Place: Gloucestershire, England, Death Date: 15 Apr 1659, Death Place: Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA, Cemetery:, Has Bio?: Y, Spouse: Anna Twining, Children: Isabel Baker, Elizabeth Twining
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  • Spouse:
  • Anna Doane Twining (1600 - 1680)*
  • Children:
    • Isabel Twining Baker (1615 - 1706)*
    • Elizabeth Twining (1617 - ____)*
  • Burial: Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 40922094
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=twining&GSfn=william&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=21&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=40922094&df=all&


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William Twining, Sr.'s Timeline

May 20, 1599
Gloucestershire, England
Age 15
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
October 25, 1625
Age 26
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
April 15, 1659
Age 59
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England