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William Williams, Sr.

William Williams, Sr.

Male 1719 - 1773

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  • Name  William Williams, Sr. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  1719  Gwynedd mm, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Sep 1773  Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I1622  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  23 Nov 2010 

    Father  Richard Williams,   b. 14 Sep 1692, Marion, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1797, Cameron Parish, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Eaton,   b. 1697, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Loudoun, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Jul 1717  Gwynedd mm, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3222  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Evans (McGrew),   b. 1721, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1795, Loudoun, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Jun 1740  Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Priscilla Williams,   b. 27 Mar 1741, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Isaac Williams,   b. 7 Jan 1742, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1825, Jefferson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Owen Williams,   b. 20 Feb 1744, Loudoun, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1810, Deep River Mm, Guilford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Williams,   b. 20 Dec 1746, Loudoun, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1766, Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Richard Williams,   b. 11 Nov 1749, Loudoun, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1766, Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Williams,   b. 25 Dec 1751, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Wilmington, Clinton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Rachel Williams,   b. 20 Mar 1753, Loudoun, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1840, Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Margaret Williams,   b. 1 Apr 1755, Fairfax MM, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Jean Williams,   b. 28 Feb 1758,   d. 8 Aug 1766, Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Daniel Williams,   b. 19 Jun 1760, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Chatham, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. William Williams, Jr.,   b. 7 Sep 1763, Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1824, White Water Mm, Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    William Williams Sr.
    William Williams Sr.
    William Williams Sr.
    Last Modified  23 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F474  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1719 - Gwynedd mm, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jun 1740 - Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 1773 - Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Williams Will 1773.jpg
    William Williams Will 1773.jpg
    William Williams Sr. Will 1773

  • Notes 
    • June 1746 William is accepted on certificate to Fairfax MM from Gwynedd MM. Note that Richard Williams m. Prudence Beals appears there about the same time, but is not related (this Richard is the son of George Williams of Monocacy, Frederick Co., MD). He migrates to Cane Creek, NC in the 1760s.


      WILL OF WIILIAM WILLIAMS

      "Whereas I William Williams of the County of Chatham and Province of North Carolina Well knowing and Considering the grate Uncertainty of Life here do think it Needful to Leave Behind me the following Lines As my Last will and Testament that is to Say Principally and first of all I Recommend my Soul Unto the Lord Who Gave it me and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to Be Buried in a Christian Like Decent Manne at the Descrission of my friends and Relations And as tuching Such worldly Substans wherewith the Almighty hath Been pleased to favour me with all I Bequeath Device and Distribute thereof in manner and form As follows to wit I Desire in the first place that all my just Debts Be paid.
      "I desire that three* hundred acres of my Land on Deep River should be sold at the descression of my Executors it being three* hundred at the bar End my Land I give and bequeathe to my well beloved wife Marget Williams fifty pound in mon.oney one feather Bed and furneture one Case of draws allso her Riding Mair Sorrel and her Saddal also tow pots three dishes and half a dozen plats also their is thre of sons Shal pay to ther mother twenty shillings yearly owen Daniel and William when youget comes of age and dureing her Widow hood I Like wiss leave the third of my Land that I now live on to my wife dureing her widow hood.
      "I like wiss Give and bequeth to my son Isaac in money forty pounds to be paid by my Executors when the money that is due in Virginia is Collected or when the Land on deep River is sold
      "I give and bequeth to my daugter prissillar pike four pounds to be paid when my money is Recived from Virginia I like wise Give and bequeth to my Daugter Lissy Pike forty shillings to be paid at the same time. I Like wise Give and bequeth to my Daughter Rachel twety pounds in money one feather Bed and furneture a Cow and Calf three dishes Six plates and pot I give and bequth to my Daughtter Marget Eight pounds in money to be paid by my Executors when the Rest of my Children Receves thers Like wise one Bed I give and bequth to my son Owen one hundred seventy five acres of my Land lying whear his house and plantation Lyes it being free and Clear from all in Cumb- rants quit rents Excepted. I also give and bequeath to my two youngest sons Daniel and William two hundred and seventy five accors of my Land to be Equelly Devid:d betwext the two only my Son William shall have the plantation. I allso Leave the use of the Remaining part of my house hold goods to my Well beloved wife and to my youngest Boys and all my horses and 4 head of Cattle and Six head of Sheep and all the Reset of my Stock to be sold at the Diascretion of my Executors
      "And Lastly I Conclude and appoint my Loving wife Marget Williams and my son Owen Williams and John pike the hole and sole Executors of this my Last will and Testament as Witness tilis my hand and Sign:d and sealed this 21 of August 1773
      Thos Hasavell Junr
      Newn N Walldesley (Signed) "WILLIAM WILLIAMS"
      Alexr. Campbell
      (Signed) "WILLIAM WILLIAMS"
    • (Research):William married and emigrated to Loudoun Co,VA where most of his children's births were recorded at Fairfax Meetings. The Two oldest , however, were born at Philadelphia in 1741 & 1742. Williams made his Will in Chatham Co,NC, Aug. 21, 1773, naming his wife and 8 surviving children. Son Owen and son-in-law, John Pike were named executors. The Will was never recorded, but was discovered in North Carolina Archives. William Sr. WILLIAMS was born in 1719 in Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He signed a will on 21 Aug 1773 in Chatham County, North Carolina. He died on 11 Sep 1773 in Cane Creek, Alamance, North Carolina. William, (HISTORICAL, as to marriage) born 1719; died 11-9-1773; son Richard & Margaret Williams of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Pa.; marry ca 1739 at Chester Mtg, Pa.; Margaret born 1721; William received on certificate from Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, alias North Wales 7-6-1745: Wm. & Margaret & child were transferred from Hopewell Monthly Meeting to Fairfax 1746. Wm. & Margaret Williams & child listed below granted certificate to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, N. C. 31-7-1762.

      William Williams will on record Chatham Co., NC 8/21/1773.

  • Sources 
    1. [S89] Cane Creek MM, Vol I, William Wade Hinshaw, (Reprint of original published: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Edwards Bros., 1936-1950.), Page 368 (Reliability: 3).