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William Veazie

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Gurnley, Leicestershire, England
Death: June 16, 1681 (65)
Quincy, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Vesey and Mary Woodlands
Husband of Elinor French
Father of Hannah Greenleaf; Abigail Thayer; William Veazie; Solomon Veazie; Ellen Paine and 5 others

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About William Veazie

William Veazie was born ~ 1616 at possibly, Gurnley, Leicester, England.1 He was the son of Richard Veazie.1 Name variations are Veasey/Vesey/Vezie/Phese, etc.1 He was probably son of Richard Vesey of Gurnley, Co. Leicester, England as the following documents tend to show.

May 4, 1633 Henry Newbon of Caldecott, Co. Rutland, husbandman, and William Flamsted of Rothwell, Co. Northampton, are bound in £100, said Henry Newbon is administrator of the goods and chatels of Richard Vesey of Gurnley, Co. Leicester, labourer, deceased. - Archdeaconry of Leicester Administrations, 1633 #13, filed bonds, -Reg. 66:352.

3/11/1649 William Veazie of Braintree constituted Henry Newbar of Calcot, Co. Rutland and Elizabeth Veazie his attorneys to enter and take possession of certain house and land in Gurnley now in possession of Edward Wallis and to sue and implead, and also to recover his household goods, rent, etc, of said Wallis, dated 2 (11) 1649 - Aspinwall Notarial Records p.274, and Reg. 66:352.1 He married Elinor Tompson, daughter of Rev. William Tompson and Abigail Collins, ~ 1643.1 He was in Braintree before 10 May 1643 at which time he was made freeman of the colony..1 In 1645 he was one of the Braintree men who petitioned the General Court for more land.1 On Dec. 6, 1651 he purchased a house and land here from James Covey (Town Rec.) and in the will of Henry Flint dated Jan. 24, 1652 (3) mention is made of lands now in the occupation of William Veazie.1 He was one of the selectmen in 1670, 1672, and 1673.1 He died on 16 Jun 1681 at Hancock Cem.,Quincy, Braintree, Norfolk, MA; GraveStone "aged 65."1 Will of William Veazy dated Jun. 3, 1681 - sworn to Jul. 27, 1681: To wife Ellen whilst bearing my name half my house, barn & orchard etc, only reserving Aldridge's Farm land and that to be sold to pay my daughter's portions, and she may sell her part if need be, offering it to son Solomon V. as expressed in the marriage covenant, and in case she marry is to have £20 out of stock or moveables to return to which of my children she pleases at her decease. To son William Veezey after the death of his mother Ellen £5 in corn or cattle and he has had considerable already at marriage and since. To son Solomon I have given sufficient in a "perticular" covenant by my hand and seal. To son Samuel my house and land at Boston & if he die without wife or issue to go to the rest of my natural children giving son William a double portion. To dau. Greenleafe £20 after my wife's decease or to her children. Dau. Abigail Thayer to have three score pounds with what she has already. To daus. Ellen, Mehitable & Mercy Veezey three score pounds each what my wife can spare now and rest at her decease, and executors have liberty to sell my part of Aldridge farm to pay them. To Christian Allison after my wife's decease or at age 25 yrs. £20 if living. Remainder equally to each child except Solomon. Son William a double portion of it. Wife Ellen, sole executor. Witness: Samuel Tompson, John Bass.

S. P. 6:363.1 Jul. 5, 1681, Inventory: House, barne, orchard, mowing land, plow land & the pasture between it and the common adjoining to the house £250, 1 1/2 a. against the house fenced with a stone wall, 35 a. pasture, 4 a. salt marsh in Milton, 3 a. salt meadow at Salter's farm, 50 a. land & meadow at Aldridge farm. Articles in the parlor, articles "in the chamber". 7 years hire in a servant boy. £785/0/0 & a house at Boston £75. Taken by Alex. Marsh, Joseph Crosby & Christ. Webb.


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William Veazie's Timeline

Gurnley, Leicestershire, England
March 18, 1644
Age 28
Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 6, 1647
Age 31
Braintree, MA, USA
November 3, 1650
Age 34
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
August 13, 1653
Age 37
June 24, 1656
Age 40
April 4, 1659
Age 43
Braintree, MA
December 17, 1665
Age 49
Braintree, MA
November 20, 1669
Age 53