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William Wilcoxson

Also Known As: "Wilcox; "Father of Connecticut""
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, (Present United Kingdom)
Death: Died in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wilcoxson and Joanne Grundick
Husband of Margaret Hayden
Father of John Wilcoxson; Joseph Wilcoxson, Sr.; Deacon Timothy Wilcoxson; Sgt Samuel Wilcoxson; Obadiah Wilcoxson, I and 6 others

Occupation: Lynnen weaver, Weaver
Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
Last Updated:

About William Wilcoxson, of Stratford

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From The History of Stratford (CT), The First Settlers. (p86): and The Complete Book of Emigrants, p 128.

William Wilcoxson came from England to America on board the ship "Planter" (Nicholas Travice, master) which sailed from London to New England the morning of April 2, 1635. A total of thirty-eight persons were listed as..."the parties having brought certificates from the minister of St. Albans in Hertfordshire and attestations from the justice of the peace according to the Lord's orders." This party, along with eighty others and the crew filled the small ship.

The Customs House records in London state that William was a linen weaver by trade and at the time of his departure was thirty-four years old. His wife, Margaret, was twenty-four and their son, John, two.

William was made a freeman in Massachusetts Colony December 7, 1636, settling in Concord prior to moving to Stratford in 1639. He was a juryman, or deputy, in Hartford in 1647. At the time of his death, he left a widow and five sons. His will, in which he gave 30 £ to the church at Concord, is dated May, 1651/52. There is a record of the inventory of his estate dated June 16, 1652.

His sons, Timothy and John, remained in Stratford, but Joseph settled in Killingworth in 1661. Samuel eventually settled in Simsbury, and Obadiah settled in East Guilford (now Madison.)

Little is known of William's true origins in England. Although he, his wife and son, and thirty-five others received a blanket certificate of character from the minister at St. Albans, this alone does not attest to his home as being in Hertfordshire. His trade was 'linen weaver,' and at the time of his departure this embryonic industry was centered in the towns of Belpre, Chesterfield, and Wirksworth in Derbyshire. The parish records of Derbyshire confirm that many Wilcoxsons lived in the surrouding villages. In the will of a 'William Wicoxson' of Wirksworth (dated 1626) behests are made to George, Anne, 'Mazie,' and William (descibed as a younger son, age twenty-five.) Peter Wilcoxson signed as a witness. As the younger son, William would not be entitled to receive any lands or property according to English Common Law. Therefore he would have been apprenticed to a trade (in this case linen-weaving.) Age, place, and trade provide strong evidence that this is the William who emigrated to America.


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William Wilcoxson (1601-1652) was apparently born and raised in England and became a linen weaver in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England. He married Margaret Birdseye (Birdseye or Beardsley, ancestry sought) in England in about 1632 and their first child was born in England in about 1633. On 05 April 1635 William Wilcoxson (age 34) and his wife Margaret (age 24) and their son John (age 2) sailed aboard "The Planter" from England and they arrived at Boston Harbor on 26 May 1635. They settled first at Concord, MA and William Wilcoxson was on the 07 December 1636 Freeman list there. Two more children were born to this family at Concord, MA. By 1639 William Wilcoxson and his family (wife and 3 children) moved to Pequonnocke (later Cupheag, later still Stratford, CT), CT and they received homelot #70 on Elm Street and a share in the Common Field. Six more children were born to this family at Stratford, CT. William Wilcoxson represented Stratford, CT as a Deputy at General Court at Hartford in 1647. Some sources suggest that William Wilcoxson and his family lived later at Hartford, CT and/or Windsor, CT, but his Stratford estate inventory indicates that they lived at Stratford, CT at the time of his death in 1652. William Wilcoxson's will was dated 29 May 1651 and his Stratofrd, CT estate inventory was dated 16 June 1652.

TRADITION has it that widow Margaret Birdseye Wilcoxson married widower William Hayden (wife Mary died in 1655, 3 children) of Windsor in about 1663. Where and when they met is not known, but it is known that they married and lived at Hamonoscett (later Killingworth), CT and were among the first settlers there in about 1655. It is believed that William Hayden and his children went to Hamonsett first and were soon joined by Margaret and the younger Wilcoxson children (Hannah, Sarah, Obadiah, and Phoebe). Her son Joseph Wilcoxson and his family also joined them in Killingworth, CT. The older Wilcoxson children were married and remained at Stratford, CT or Windsor, CT with their families. On 22 October 1668 the Wilcoxson children signed an agreement concerning their father's estate as it related to their mother's second marriage.

Son Obadiah Wilcoxson (1648-1714) married first at Killingworth, CT in about 1669 to Mary Griswold and they had had no children when she died in 1670. Widower Obadiah Wilcoxson moved to Guilford (East Guilford, now Madison), CT and married second in about 1675 to Lydia Alling (1656-1687) and they settled at Guilford, CT and had 4 children there. After Lydia Alling Wilcoxson died in 1687 their 2 living children apparently went to live with and be raised by their maternal grandparents in New Haven, CT by 1689. Widower William Wilcoxson married third at Guilford in about 1689 to Silence Mansfield and they had 7 children there. Obadiah Wilcoxson's will was dated 18 December 1710 and it was proved 01 November 1714. It mentions his wife Silence and sons Ebenezer (from second marriage), John, and Joseph and daughters Mary (from second marriage), Mindwell, Jemima, and Thankful.

Granddaughter Mary Wilcoxson (1676-1755), daughter of Obadiah Wilcoxson (1648-1714) and Lydia Alling (1656-1687), married at New Haven, CT in 1694 to Thomas Munson (1671-1746) and they had 11 children there.

Sources: Genealogical Dictionary by Savage, 1860; History and Genealogy of Old Fairfield by D. L. Jacobus; Wilcox/Wilcoxson Families of New England by M. S. Osborne, 1990; Descendants of William Wilsoxson by T. Wilcox, 1937 and 1963; Wilcox Family History by Ol Wilsox, 1911; Records of the Connecticut Line of the Hayden Family; Barbour Collection of Guilford, CT, Vol. A; New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Torrey


Per Orcutt's History of Stratford and Bridgeport, William came from England c 1636 on the "Planter", thence to Stratford 1640.


"The word is of Saxon origin, and the first Connecticut settler of the name appears to have been William Willcoxon, born 1601 at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, who, at the age of 34 years, came to America on the ship "Planter" (1635), accompanied by his wife, Margaret, aged 24. He died in 1652 and Margaret in 1653. They had nine children - John, Joseph, Samuel, Obadiah, Timothy, Elizabeth, Hannah, Sarah and Phoebe. (NEB genealogy)


(f/g) William Wilcoxson Birth: 1601 Walton-on-Trent, England Death: May 29, 1651 Stratford Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

~MY ANCESTOR~

WILLIAM WILCOXSON came to Boston on the good ship, "Planter" at age 34 with wife, Margaret aged 24 and son, John age 2. They sailed from London on April 15, 1635 and arrived at New England on May 6, 1635. He brought a certificate from the minister at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England confirming his character.

Because William was a linen weaver by trade, he probably came from Derbyshire where they grew flax for weaving and many with the name of Wilcoxson lived. He may be the son of William Wilcoxson of Wirkswork. The will of William Wilcoxson, Sr. mentions a younger son, William, aged 25 years in 1626.

He was made a freeman in Massachusetts Colony on Dec. 7, 1636, first living in Concord, Mass., removing to and settling in Stratford, Conn. by 1639 where he was one of the early settlers & had a homelot in the center of the village. He represented Stratford as deputy to the General Court in Hartford in 1647.

Some sources say that he left Stratford to live in Hartford & Windsor, but it is evident that he died in Stratford in 1651 and an inventory of his estate was taken in Stratford on June 16, 1652. In his will made in May of 1651. William left 30 pounds to the church in Concord, Mass. where they attended so many years before. His son, JOHN WILCOXSON, and daughter, PHEBE (WILCOXSON) BIRDSEYE, were my ancestors.

He married MARGARET BIRDSEYE around 1632 in England. After William's death, she married William Hayden of Windsor, Conn., and the Haydens removed to Killingworth, Conn. before her death in 1675.

Other children of William & Margaret Wilcoxson: John Wilcoxson, Joseph Wilcoxson, Deacon Timothy Wilcoxson, Obediah Wilcoxson, Elizabeth Wilcoxson, Hannah (Wilcoxson) Hayden, Sarah Wilcoxson, Johannah Wilcoxson.


Family links:

Spouses:
 Margaret Birdseye Hayden (1610 - 1675)*
 Margaret Harvey Wilcockson Hayden (1611 - ____)
Children:
 John Wilcoxson (1633 - 1690)*
 Joseph Wilcockson (1635 - 1703)*
 Timothy Wilcoxson (1638 - 1713)*
 Samuel Wilcoxson (1639 - 1714)*
 Elizabeth Wilcockson Stiles (1641 - ____)*
 Hannah Hayden (1644 - 1722)*
 Obadiah Wilcockson (1645 - ____)*
 Sarah Wilcoxson Meigs (1648 - 1691)*
 Sarah Wilcockson Meigs (1648 - 1691)*
 Phebe Wilcoxson Birdseye (1650 - 1743)

Burial: Old Congregational Burying Ground Stratford Fairfield County Connecticut, USA Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Jul 22, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28453933 -tcd ___________________

Notes for William Wilcoxson: The first specific allusion to William Wilcoxson in either English or American records, is to be found in Hotten's "Original Lists of persons emigrating to America prior to 1700". There we find that William Wilcoxson, age 34, together with his wife, Margaret, age 24, and their infant son, John, age 2, sailed from London on the ship, Planter, April 5, 1635.

The vessel arrived at Boston, May 26th of the same year, and we have the word of Orcutt's "History of Stratford and Bridgeport" that his first American home was at Concord, MA. Since he appeared at Stratford, CT in the year 1639, he could not have lived more than four years there in MA.

At the very beginning of its settlement, Stratford was called Pequennocke, then changed to Cupheag Plantation, and then to Stratford. The earliest map of Stratford (as it was 1639) shows seventeen families living there. William Wilcoxson's lot was in the center of the "town"; his neighbors were William Beardsley and John Peat. Across the street, lived the Widow Elizabeth Curtis. The is of particular interest, as this Elizabeth Curtis is the immigrant ancestor of Vinnie May Curtis, my husband Mark's grandmother.

William Wilcoxson was selected to serve his town as Deputy in the Connecticut Assembly and was on intimate terms with Governors Winthrop and Bulkley.

William died early in the year 1652. This is known as fact as there is record of the inventory of his will on June 16, 1652. Margaret remarried in 1664 to William Hayden of Windsor, CT, later removed to Killingworth, CT.

The name of this line was originally Wilcoxson, but the last syllable was generally dropped about the middle of the eighteenth century.

From "Abner Wilcox & Lucy Eliza Hart Wilcox" the fact that just because the passengers of the Planter embarked with a blanket certificate from the minister of St Albans, Hertfordshire, there is no reason to believe that William lived there. The records of the shire do not contain his name, and he was more likely from Derbyshire, the town of Biggin. If so, his father could have been William Wilcoxson who married Anne Howdische 2/8/1575. Since William was a linen weaver, and Biggin was an area where flax was grown and woven into cloth, there is credibility to this theory.


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From The History of Stratford (CT), The First Settlers. (p86): and The Complete Book of Emigrants, p 128.

William Wilcoxson came from England to America on board the ship "Planter" (Nicholas Travice, master) which sailed from London to New England the morning of April 2, 1635. A total of thirty-eight persons were listed as..."the parties having brought certificates from the minister of St. Albans in Hertfordshire and attestations from the justice of the peace according to the Lord's orders." This party, along with eighty others and the crew filled the small ship.

The Customs House records in London state that William was a linen weaver by trade and at the time of his departure was thirty-four years old. His wife, Margaret, was twenty-four and their son, John, two.

William was made a freeman in Massachusetts Colony December 7, 1636, settling in Concord prior to moving to Stratford in 1639. He was a juryman, or deputy, in Hartford in 1647. At the time of his death, he left a widow and five sons. His will, in which he gave 30 £ to the church at Concord, is dated May, 1651/52. There is a record of the inventory of his estate dated June 16, 1652.

His sons, Timothy and John, remained in Stratford, but Joseph settled in Killingworth in 1661. Samuel eventually settled in Simsbury, and Obadiah settled in East Guilford (now Madison.)

Little is known of William's true origins in England. Although he, his wife and son, and thirty-five others received a blanket certificate of character from the minister at St. Albans, this alone does not attest to his home as being in Hertfordshire. His trade was 'linen weaver,' and at the time of his departure this embryonic industry was centered in the towns of Belpre, Chesterfield, and Wirksworth in Derbyshire. The parish records of Derbyshire confirm that many Wilcoxsons lived in the surrouding villages. In the will of a 'William Wicoxson' of Wirksworth (dated 1626) behests are made to George, Anne, 'Mazie,' and William (descibed as a younger son, age twenty-five.) Peter Wilcoxson signed as a witness. As the younger son, William would not be entitled to receive any lands or property according to English Common Law. Therefore he would have been apprenticed to a trade (in this case linen-weaving.) Age, place, and trade provide strong evidence that this is the William who emigrated to America.


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William Wilcoxson (1601-1652) was apparently born and raised in England and became a linen weaver in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England. He married Margaret Birdseye (Birdseye or Beardsley, ancestry sought) in England in about 1632 and their first child was born in England in about 1633. On 05 April 1635 William Wilcoxson (age 34) and his wife Margaret (age 24) and their son John (age 2) sailed aboard "The Planter" from England and they arrived at Boston Harbor on 26 May 1635. They settled first at Concord, MA and William Wilcoxson was on the 07 December 1636 Freeman list there. Two more children were born to this family at Concord, MA. By 1639 William Wilcoxson and his family (wife and 3 children) moved to Pequonnocke (later Cupheag, later still Stratford, CT), CT and they received homelot #70 on Elm Street and a share in the Common Field. Six more children were born to this family at Stratford, CT. William Wilcoxson represented Stratford, CT as a Deputy at General Court at Hartford in 1647. Some sources suggest that William Wilcoxson and his family lived later at Hartford, CT and/or Windsor, CT, but his Stratford estate inventory indicates that they lived at Stratford, CT at the time of his death in 1652. William Wilcoxson's will was dated 29 May 1651 and his Stratofrd, CT estate inventory was dated 16 June 1652.

TRADITION has it that widow Margaret Birdseye Wilcoxson married widower William Hayden (wife Mary died in 1655, 3 children) of Windsor in about 1663. Where and when they met is not known, but it is known that they married and lived at Hamonoscett (later Killingworth), CT and were among the first settlers there in about 1655. It is believed that William Hayden and his children went to Hamonsett first and were soon joined by Margaret and the younger Wilcoxson children (Hannah, Sarah, Obadiah, and Phoebe). Her son Joseph Wilcoxson and his family also joined them in Killingworth, CT. The older Wilcoxson children were married and remained at Stratford, CT or Windsor, CT with their families. On 22 October 1668 the Wilcoxson children signed an agreement concerning their father's estate as it related to their mother's second marriage.

Son Obadiah Wilcoxson (1648-1714) married first at Killingworth, CT in about 1669 to Mary Griswold and they had had no children when she died in 1670. Widower Obadiah Wilcoxson moved to Guilford (East Guilford, now Madison), CT and married second in about 1675 to Lydia Alling (1656-1687) and they settled at Guilford, CT and had 4 children there. After Lydia Alling Wilcoxson died in 1687 their 2 living children apparently went to live with and be raised by their maternal grandparents in New Haven, CT by 1689. Widower William Wilcoxson married third at Guilford in about 1689 to Silence Mansfield and they had 7 children there. Obadiah Wilcoxson's will was dated 18 December 1710 and it was proved 01 November 1714. It mentions his wife Silence and sons Ebenezer (from second marriage), John, and Joseph and daughters Mary (from second marriage), Mindwell, Jemima, and Thankful.

Granddaughter Mary Wilcoxson (1676-1755), daughter of Obadiah Wilcoxson (1648-1714) and Lydia Alling (1656-1687), married at New Haven, CT in 1694 to Thomas Munson (1671-1746) and they had 11 children there.

Sources: Genealogical Dictionary by Savage, 1860; History and Genealogy of Old Fairfield by D. L. Jacobus; Wilcox/Wilcoxson Families of New England by M. S. Osborne, 1990; Descendants of William Wilsoxson by T. Wilcox, 1937 and 1963; Wilcox Family History by Ol Wilsox, 1911; Records of the Connecticut Line of the Hayden Family; Barbour Collection of Guilford, CT, Vol. A; New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Torrey


Per Orcutt's History of Stratford and Bridgeport, William came from England c 1636 on the "Planter", thence to Stratford 1640. --------------------

"The word is of Saxon origin, and the first Connecticut settler of the name appears to have been William Willcoxon, born 1601 at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, who, at the age of 34 years, came to America on the ship "Planter" (1635), accompanied by his wife, Margaret, aged 24. He died in 1652 and Margaret in 1653. They had nine children - John, Joseph, Samuel, Obadiah, Timothy, Elizabeth, Hannah, Sarah and Phoebe. (NEB genealogy)


(f/g) William Wilcoxson Birth: 1601 Walton-on-Trent, England Death: May 29, 1651 Stratford Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

~MY ANCESTOR~

WILLIAM WILCOXSON came to Boston on the good ship, "Planter" at age 34 with wife, Margaret aged 24 and son, John age 2. They sailed from London on April 15, 1635 and arrived at New England on May 6, 1635. He brought a certificate from the minister at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England confirming his character.

Because William was a linen weaver by trade, he probably came from Derbyshire where they grew flax for weaving and many with the name of Wilcoxson lived. He may be the son of William Wilcoxson of Wirkswork. The will of William Wilcoxson, Sr. mentions a younger son, William, aged 25 years in 1626.

He was made a freeman in Massachusetts Colony on Dec. 7, 1636, first living in Concord, Mass., removing to and settling in Stratford, Conn. by 1639 where he was one of the early settlers & had a homelot in the center of the village. He represented Stratford as deputy to the General Court in Hartford in 1647.

Some sources say that he left Stratford to live in Hartford & Windsor, but it is evident that he died in Stratford in 1651 and an inventory of his estate was taken in Stratford on June 16, 1652. In his will made in May of 1651. William left 30 pounds to the church in Concord, Mass. where they attended so many years before. His son, JOHN WILCOXSON, and daughter, PHEBE (WILCOXSON) BIRDSEYE, were my ancestors.

He married MARGARET BIRDSEYE around 1632 in England. After William's death, she married William Hayden of Windsor, Conn., and the Haydens removed to Killingworth, Conn. before her death in 1675.

Other children of William & Margaret Wilcoxson: John Wilcoxson, Joseph Wilcoxson, Deacon Timothy Wilcoxson, Obediah Wilcoxson, Elizabeth Wilcoxson, Hannah (Wilcoxson) Hayden, Sarah Wilcoxson, Johannah Wilcoxson.

Family links:

Spouses: Margaret Birdseye Hayden (1610 - 1675)* Margaret Harvey Wilcockson Hayden (1611 - ____) Children: John Wilcoxson (1633 - 1690)* Joseph Wilcockson (1635 - 1703)* Timothy Wilcoxson (1638 - 1713)* Samuel Wilcoxson (1639 - 1714)* Elizabeth Wilcockson Stiles (1641 - ____)* Hannah Hayden (1644 - 1722)* Obadiah Wilcockson (1645 - ____)* Sarah Wilcoxson Meigs (1648 - 1691)* Sarah Wilcockson Meigs (1648 - 1691)* Phebe Wilcoxson Birdseye (1650 - 1743) Burial: Old Congregational Burying Ground Stratford Fairfield County Connecticut, USA Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Jul 22, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28453933 -tcd ___________________

Notes for William Wilcoxson: The first specific allusion to William Wilcoxson in either English or American records, is to be found in Hotten's "Original Lists of persons emigrating to America prior to 1700". There we find that William Wilcoxson, age 34, together with his wife, Margaret, age 24, and their infant son, John, age 2, sailed from London on the ship, Planter, April 5, 1635.

The vessel arrived at Boston, May 26th of the same year, and we have the word of Orcutt's "History of Stratford and Bridgeport" that his first American home was at Concord, MA. Since he appeared at Stratford, CT in the year 1639, he could not have lived more than four years there in MA.

At the very beginning of its settlement, Stratford was called Pequennocke, then changed to Cupheag Plantation, and then to Stratford. The earliest map of Stratford (as it was 1639) shows seventeen families living there. William Wilcoxson's lot was in the center of the "town"; his neighbors were William Beardsley and John Peat. Across the street, lived the Widow Elizabeth Curtis. The is of particular interest, as this Elizabeth Curtis is the immigrant ancestor of Vinnie May Curtis, my husband Mark's grandmother.

William Wilcoxson was selected to serve his town as Deputy in the Connecticut Assembly and was on intimate terms with Governors Winthrop and Bulkley.

William died early in the year 1652. This is known as fact as there is record of the inventory of his will on June 16, 1652. Margaret remarried in 1664 to William Hayden of Windsor, CT, later removed to Killingworth, CT.

The name of this line was originally Wilcoxson, but the last syllable was generally dropped about the middle of the eighteenth century.

From "Abner Wilcox & Lucy Eliza Hart Wilcox" the fact that just because the passengers of the Planter embarked with a blanket certificate from the minister of St Albans, Hertfordshire, there is no reason to believe that William lived there. The records of the shire do not contain his name, and he was more likely from Derbyshire, the town of Biggin. If so, his father could have been William Wilcoxson who married Anne Howdische 2/8/1575. Since William was a linen weaver, and Biggin was an area where flax was grown and woven into cloth, there is credibility to this theory.

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Name: William Wilcoxson 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 5 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Sex: M Birth: ABT 1601 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England 3 11 12 14 Death: ABT 1652 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 3 12 15 Will: 29 MAY 1651 Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT Note:

   From The History of Stratford (CT), The First Settlers. (p86): and The Complete Book of Emigrants, p 128.
   William Wilcoxson came from England to America on board the ship "Planter" (Nicholas Travice, master) which sailed from London to New England the morning of April 2, 1635. A total of thirty-eight persons were listed as..."the parties having brought certificates from the minister of St. Albans in Hertfordshire and attestations from the justice of the peace according to the Lord's orders." This party, along with eighty others and the crew filled the small ship.
   The Customs House records in London state that William was a linen weaver by trade and at the time of his departure was thirty-four years old. His wife, Margaret, was twenty-four and their son, John, two.
   William was made a freeman in Massachusetts Colony December 7, 1636, settling in Concord prior to moving to Stratford in 1639. He was a juryman, or deputy, in Hartford in 1647. At the time of his death, he left a widow and five sons. His will, in which he gave 30 £ to the church at Concord, is dated May 29, 1651/52. There is a record of the inventory of his estate dated June 16, 1652.
   His sons, Timothy and John, remained in Stratford, but Joseph settled in Killingworth in 1661. Samuel eventually settled in Simsbury, and Obadiah settled in East Guilford (now Madison.)
   Little is known of William's true origins in England. Although he, his wife and son, and thirty-five others received a blanket certificate of character from the minister at St. Albans, this alone does not attest to his home as being in Hertfordshire. His trade was 'linen weaver,' and at the time of his departure this embryonic industry was centered in the towns of Belpre, Chesterfield, and Wirksworth in Derbyshire. The parish records of Derbyshire confirm that many Wilcoxsons lived in the surrouding villages. In the will of a 'William Wicoxson' of Wirksworth (dated 1626) behests are made to George, Anne, 'Mazie,' and William (descibed as a younger son, age twenty-five.) Peter Wilcoxson signed as a witness. As the younger son, William would not be entitled to receive any lands or property according to English Common Law. Therefore he would have been apprenticed to a trade (in this case linen-weaving.) Age, place, and trade provide strong evidence that this is the William who emigrated to America.

Marriage 1 Margaret Birdseye b: ABT 1611 in England

   Married: ABT 1633 in England

Children

   Has Children John Wilcoxson I b: ABT 1633 in England
   Has Children Joseph Wilcoxson I b: ABT 1636 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA
   Has Children Timothy Wilcoxson b: ABT 1637 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA
   Has Children Samuel Wilcoxson I b: ABT 1640 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT
   Has Children Elizabeth Wilcoxson b: 1 NOV 1642 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT
   Has Children Hannah Wilcoxson b: ABT 1644 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT
   Has Children Sarah Wilcoxson b: 26 OCT 1646 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT
   Has Children Obadiah Wilcoxson , Sr b: ABT 1648 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT
   Has Children Phoebe Wilcoxson b: 31 AUG 1650 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT

Sources:

   Title: The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660, Peter Wilson Coldham
   Author: Peter Wilson Coldham
   Note: Secondary Source
   Repository:
   Note: St. Louis City Public Library
   Media: Book
   Page: p 128
   Text: Abridged: 22 March - 11 April, 1635. The following passengers, having taken the oaths, are to be embarked in the Planter, Mr. Nicholas Travice, bound from London to New England:
   With certificates from St. Albans parish, Herts:....William Wilcockson, linen weaver 34; Margaret Wilcockson 24; John Willcockson 2;.....
   Note: The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660, Peter Wilson Coldham, p 128.
   Title: History of Stratford, The First Settlers
   Repository:
   Media: Book
   Page: p 86
   Title: The Wilcox Family History
   Author: Julia Ida Wilcox
   Publication: The Kent Tribune; Thursday, April 16, 1925
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Files of James B. Lindsley
   Media: Newspaper
   Page: p 10
   Title: List of Freemen of Massachusetts 1630-1691
   Author: Lucius R. Paige
   Repository:
   Note: St. Louis City Public Library
   Media: Book
   Page: p 14
   Text: Col. Rec., VOL I, p 194: "Dec 07, 1636 Willi. Wilcockson"
   Title: The Pioneers of Massachusetts, A Descriptive List
   Author: Charles Henry Pope
   Repository:
   Note: St. Louis City Public Library
   Media: Book
   Page: p 497
   Text: "WILCOCKSON, William, linen weaver, ae. 34, with Margaret, ae.24, and son John, ae. 2, cert. from St. Albans, Herts., Eng. came in the Planter April 2, 1635. Residence unknown. Fr. Dec. 7, 1636."
   Note: The Pioneers of Massachusetts, A Descriptive List; Charles Henry Pope, p 497.
   Title: Provancha Family Page
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9352/NAMEW.HTM
   Media: Electronic
   Page: p 7
   Title: The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660, Peter Wilson Coldham
   Author: Peter Wilson Coldham
   Note: Secondary Source
   Repository:
   Note: St. Louis City Public Library
   Media: Book
   Page: p 128
   Text: Abridged: 22 March - 11 April, 1635. The following passengers, having taken the oaths, are to be embarked in the Planter, Mr. Nicholas Travice, bound from London to New England:
   With certificates from St. Albans parish, Herts:....William Wilcockson, linen weaver 34; Margaret Wilcockson 24; John Willcockson 2;.....
   Note: The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660, Peter Wilson Coldham, p 128.
   Title: A Genealogical History of the Descendents of William and Margaret Wilcoxson
   Author: Lynnette Jane Burge
   Publication: 1999
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/3828/index.html
   Media: Electronic
   Title: Colonial Familiesof the United States of America
   Author: Mackenzie, George Norbury
   Publication: New York, 1907
   Note: Copyright 1998-200, My Family.com Inc., and its subsidiaries
   Repository:
   Note: www.ancestry.com
   Media: Electronic
   Page: Vol 2; Vol 3; p 205
   Title: Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: St. Louis County Library
   Media: Book
   Page: Vol. 41, pp 258-259
   Title: Staten Island and Its People, 1609 - 1929 (Volume IV)
   Author: Charles William Leng
   Publication: Lewis Historical Publishing Co.; Chicago; 1929 - 1933 (5 Volumes)
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Allen County Library; Ft. Wayne, IN
   Media: Book
   Page: p 468
   Title: The Descendants of William Wilcoxson, Vincent Meigs, and Richard Webb
   Author: Reynold Webb Wilcox
   Publication: T. A. Wright, Publisher and Printer; New York 1893
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: James B. Lindsley Library
   Media: Book
   Page: p 5
   Title: William Wilcox(son) of Stratford, Conn.
   Author: H. F. Johnson
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Family History Center; Salt Lake City, UT
   Media: Microfilm
   Page: p 954
   Title: New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial
   Author: William Richard Cutter
   Publication: Lewis Historical Publishing Company; New York 1914
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Allen County Public Library; Fort Wayne, IN
   Media: Book
   Page: Vol. 3, p 1225; Vol. 4, p 1777
   Title: New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial
   Author: William Richard Cutter
   Publication: Lewis Historical Publishing Company; New York 1914
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Allen County Public Library; Fort Wayne, IN
   Media: Book
   Page: Vol. 3, p 1225 

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http://www.randycbrown.com/lib_wilcox.pdf

purports father of Wm. the immigrant as another William Wilcoxson, b. circa 1560 in Derbyshire. -d. 1635

sunrname and children's histories after immigration.

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William Wilcoxson (son of William Wilcoxson and Anne Howdische) was born 1601 in Wirksworth, Derbyshire,ENG, and died 1652 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.He married Margaret Birdseye on Abt. 1632 in England, daughter of John Birdseye and Elizabeth Andrews.

Includes NotesNotes for William Wilcoxson:

William, age 34, sailed from London on 2 April 1635/36 to New England with his son, John, age 2, and wife, Margaret, age 24, on the ship "Planter."He was designateda "lynnen wever" on the passenger list.They arrived at Concord, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, May 26, 1653 and he became a freeman of the Colony that same year.For some time, it was thought William had originated in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, ENG because the group which sailed on the "Planter" were vouched for in a blanket certificate of character by a Church of England minister attached to St. Albans.However, there are records in Wirksworth, which was a center of the linen weaving industry, showing the name of Wilcoxson back to the 15th century.(From "Descendants of William Wilcoxson of Derbyshire, England and Stratford, Connecticut" by Reynold Wilcox c. 1964)There are no Parish Records with any Wilcoxson mentioned in St. Albans. The Wilcoxson's probably had heard Reverend Adam Blakeman, an ordained Episcopal minister in England, who had preached in Derbyshire. Blakeman is considered the one who got the required certificate of character for the group on the "Planter" from the minister in St. Albans. The Wilcoxson family remained in Concord, MA until 1639 when they left to settle Stratford, CT.When they appeared in Stratford, the family was composed of the father, mother, and three small children. From this, it is surmised that the two children after John were born in Concord. Stratford was first called Pequennocke, then Cupheag Plantation and finally Stratford.Here, six more children were born to William and Margaret.All the childred lived to adulthood, married, and had families of their own.William was a Deputy from Stratford to the Connecticut Legislature which met in Hartford in 1647.His will, dated May 29, 1651, named his wife, his eldest son; "the rest of my sons", his daughters, and bequethed forty pounds to the church.We know he died early in the year 1652 from the fact that there is a record of the inventory of his will on June 16th, 1652. More About William Wilcoxson and Margaret Birdseye: Marriage: Abt. 1632, England. Children of William Wilcoxson and Margaret Birdseye are:

   John Wilcoxson, b. Abt. 1633, Wirksworth, Derbyshire,ENG, d. 1690, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   Joseph Wilcoxson, b. Abt. 1636, Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, d. 09 Feb 1703, Killingsworth, Middlesex Co., MA.
   Timothy Wilcoxson, b. Abt. 1638, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, d. 13 Jan 1713, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   +Samuel Wilcockson, b. Abt. 1640, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, d. 12 Mar 1713, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.
   Elizabeth Wilcoxson, b. Abt. 1642, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, d. date unknown.
   Hannah Wilcoxson, b. Abt. 1644, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, d. 04 Oct 1722, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   Sarah Wilcoxson, b. Abt. 1646, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, d. 24 Nov 1691, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   Obadiah Wilcoxson, b. Abt. 1648, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, d. 1713, East Guildford, New Haven, CT.
   Phoebe Wilcoxson, b. 31 Aug 1650, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, d. 20 Sep 1743, Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.

http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/f/i/e/Harold-A-Field/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1024.html

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http://stipak.com/willcockson/WillcocksonSociety/index.htm

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William Wilcoxson, or Wilcockson is the spelling used by Robert C. Anderson[1] Origin

William was born about 1601 (aged 34 on 2 April 1635).[1] Research of Jane E. Wilcox has shown circumstantial evidence i the parish registers of Ilkeston and vicinity that William's father may have been William Wilcockson of Biggin-by-Hulland, Derbyshire.[1]

William was a linen weaver, so he may have come from Derbyshire where they grew flax for weaving and many with the name of Wilcoxson lived. A William Wilcoxson of Wirkswork mentioned a son, William, aged 25 years in 1626.[citation needed] Immigration

William, "Lynen wever," came to Boston aboard the "Planter" at age 34 with wife, Margaret aged 24 and son, John age 2.[2] They sailed from London on April 15, 1635 and arrived at New England on May 6, 1635. He brought a certificate from the minister at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England confirming his character.[2]

The family settled initially at Concord where on 7 December 1636, William achieved freemanship.[1] By 1639, they removed to Stratford, Connecticut. Marriage and Children

William married about 1633 to Margaret Harvey, daughter of James Harvey of Ilkeston, Derbyshire.[1] She married as her 2nd, to William Hayden.[1]

Children:[1]

   John Wilcockson
   Joseph Wilcockson
   Timothy Wilcockson
   Samuel Wilcockson
   Elizabeth Wilcockson
   Hannah (Wilcockson) Hayden
   Obadiah Wilcockson
   Sarah Wilcockson
   Phebe Wilcockson 

The above are the only documented children of William and Margaret. Some include the child below, without citation.

   Johanna Wilcoxson 

Positions and Property

William Wilcoxson served Stratford as Deputy in the Connecticut Assembly.[citation needed] or as deputy to the General Court in Hartford in 1647.[citation needed] Death and Legacy

William wrote his will on 29 May 1651, and inventory was taken on June 16, 1652 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.[1] William left 30 pounds to the church in Concord, Mass. where they attended so many years before.[citation needed] Sources

   ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Anderson, Robert Charles, William Wilcockson, Featured Name Great Migration 1634-1635, T-Y. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.)
   ↑ 2.0 2.1 Hotten, John Camden, 1874 The original lists of persons of quality ... (Page 45) London: Hotten, Archive.org accessed 2 March 2016.

See also:

   Bradford, Mildred, Moses S. Curtis Descendants and Ancestors. (Baltimore, Md: Gateway Press, 2000) 
   Nareen, et al, William Wilcoxson Find A Grave Memorial# 28453933, Record added Jul 22, 2008, accessed 2 March 2016. 
   Davis, Charles Henry Stanley, 1870 [History of Wallingford, Connecticut from Its Settlement in 1670.] (Page 640) Meriden, CT: The Author, Archive.org accessed 2 March 2016. 
   The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:37V2-BSG : accessed 2015-08-21), entry for William /WILCOXSON/. 

From The History of Stratford (CT), The First Settlers. (p86): and The Complete Book of Emigrants, p 128. William Wilcoxson came from England to America on board the ship "Planter" (Nicholas Travice, master) which sailed from London to New England the morning of April 2, 1635. A total of thirty-eight persons were listed as..."the parties having brought certificates from the minister of St. Albans in Hertfordshire and attestations from the justice of the peace according to the Lord's orders." This party, along with eighty others and the crew filled the small ship. The Customs House records in London state that William was a linen weaver by trade and at the time of his departure was thirty-four years old. His wife, Margaret, was twenty-four and their son, John, two. William was made a freeman in Massachusetts Colony December 7, 1636, settling in Concord prior to moving to Stratford in 1639. He was a juryman, or deputy, in Hartford in 1647. At the time of his death, he left a widow and five sons. His will, in which he gave 30 pounds to the church at Concord, is dated May, 1651/52. There is a record of the inventory of his estate dated June 16, 1652. His sons, Timothy and John, remained in Stratford, but Joseph settled in Killingworth in 1661. Samuel eventually settled in Simsbury, and Obadiah settled in East Guilford (now Madison.) wikitree

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William Wilcoxson - Margaret Birdsey

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William was born about 1601 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, the son of William Wilcoxson and Anne Howdische. He married Margaret Birdsey about 1632 in England. She was born about 1611, the daughter of John Birdseye and Elizabeth Andrews. About three years after they were married they departed for the American Colonies.

On April 5, 1635, William, along with his wife, Margaret, and two-year old son, John, sailed from London on the ship “Planter”. The ship arrived at Boston on May 26th of that same year. William and his family settled in Concord, Massachusetts, where sons Joseph and Timothy were born. They remained in Concord for about four years. From there, William became one of the original settlers of Stratford, Connecticut. Here, six more children were born to William and Margaret.

William was elected to serve his town as Deputy in the Connecticut Assembly.  He was on intimate terms with Governors Winthrop and Bulkley.

William was a linen weaver.

At the very beginning of its settlement, Stratford was called Pequennocke, then changed to Cupheag Plantation and then to Stratford. The earliest map of Stratford, as it was in 1639, shows seventeen families living there. This map shows William Wilcoxson's lot in the central part of town.

William died early in the year 1652. All of his children were still young. John, the oldest, was only nineteen. Margaret remarried in 1663 to William Hayden of Windsor, Connecticut. He was a widower with three young children. They moved to Killingworth (now Clinton), Connecticut. Joseph, already the father of three children, followed his mother to Killingworth and settled there

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William Wilcoxson, of Stratford's Timeline

1601
July 1, 1601
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, (Present United Kingdom)
1633
March 19, 1633
Age 31
Probably England
1635
1635
Age 33
From England to Concord, Massachussets on the ship "Planter".
1636
1636
Age 34
Concord, Massachusetts
1637
1637
Age 35
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1640
1640
Age 38
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
1641
1641
Age 39
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
1642
1642
Age 40
Stratford, Connecticut Colony