William Smith

William Smith

Male Abt 1600 - Aft 1639  (~ 40 years)    Has 8 ancestors and 49 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Smith 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1600  Humberstone, Lincoln County, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 1600  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1639  Long Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I217267  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2001 

    Father John Smith,   b. 1567, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1640, Nibley, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Browning,   b. Abt 1570, Cowley, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nibley, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1587 
    Family ID F87818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Hill,   b. Abt 1605, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 Jan 1621  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Smith,   b. Bef 1625, Hooby, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1698, Narragansett, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F87817  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM of HUMBERSTONE SMITH:

      CAME FROM GLOUCESTISHIRE, ENGLAND TO BOSTON CA. 1635. MOVED TO
      HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK CA. 1639

      "OUR SMITH/SMYTH ENGLISH ANCESTRY:"

      CHARLES WARNER SMITH PUBLISHED IN 1945 A PAPER ON HIS SMITH ANCESTRY "THE
      SMITH OF HERRICKS" - IN WHICH HE STATES: "IN 1635 OUR FIRST AMERICAN
      ANCESTOR CAME DOWN THE GANGPLANK INTO BOSTON, (AND) HE HAD WITH HIM A
      "BREECHES BIBLE," (ON THE FLY LEAF OF WHICH) IS A CRUDELY DRAWN COAT OF
      ARMS...'SIX CROSSES OS PATEE FITCHEE DESIGN AND A CHEVRON ON WHICH ARE
      THREE FLEUR DE LIS, COMPRISE THE SHIELD.' THE BIBLE WAS PRINTED IN 1607
      BY ROBERT BARKER. (IT WAS LATER IN THE POSSESSION OF A COUSIN, WALTER
      CURTIS SMITH, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN CA. 1945)

      " THIS BREECHES BIBLE, WITH THE COAT OF ARMS INSCRIBED WITHIN, REPRESENTED
      THE COAT OF ARMS OF WILLIAM SMITH, OF THE SMITH/SMYTH FAMILY OF
      HUMBERSTONE, COUNTY OF LINCOLN, AND OF NIBLEY, HOOBY COUNTY, LEICESTER,
      COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER IN ENGLAND. THIS COAT OF ARMS, ISSUED IN 1543: ARMS:
      SABLE ON A CHEVRON ENGRAILED BETWEEN SIX CROSSES PATEE FITCHEE, OR AS MANY
      FLUERS-DE-LIS AZURE. CREST: HELMET TOPPED BY A FALCON WITH A FISH IN ITS
      BEAK. MOTTO: NO ONE WITHOUT THE CROSS IS HAPPY.

      THE COAT OF ARMS SHOWS THAT THE FAMILY PARTICIPATED IN SIX CRUSADES AND
      THREE WARS WITH FRANCE BY 1543.

      HUMBERSTONE, ON THE HUMBER RIVER WHICH FLOWS ACROSS THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN
      IS IN NORTHEASTERN ENGLAND. LINCOLNSHIRE IS THE 2ND LARGEST COUNTY IN
      ENGLAND, NOTED, NOT FOR ITS BEAUTY, BUT FOR ITS AGRICULTURE. TOWNS
      INCLUDE BOSTON, LINCOLN, HULL, ELY, YARMOUTH, NORWICH, CAMBRIDGE, AND
      OTHERS. IT LIES TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF LONDON. ALONG THE COAST OF THE
      NORTH SEA.

      THE LINEAGE OF THE SMITH/SMYTH COAT OF ARMS: 1. THOMAS SMYTH, OF STAFFORD
      1543. 2. RICHARD SMYTH, ALDERMAN AND SHERIFF OF LONDON 1508 3. WILLIAM
      SMYTH OF HUMBERSTONE.

      IT IS SURMISED THAT "OUR" WILLIAM SMITH, WHO CAME DOWN THE GANGPLANK IN
      BOSTON IN 1635, CARRYING HIS BREECHES BIBLE, WAS A DESCENDANT OF THE ABOVE
      LINE, SINCE THE BIBLE HAD A HAND-DRAWN COPY OF THIS COAT OF ARMS.

      "OUR" WILLIAM SMITH WAS A RELATIVE (Brother?) OF RICHARD SMITH, OF
      NARAGANSETT AND THORNBURY. RICHARD SMITH MARRIED JOHANNA BARTON IN 1621
      AND WAS FROM THE SAME COUNTY IN ENGLAND AS WILLIAM SMITH WHO MARRIED ELLEN
      HILL 28 JANUARY 1621 IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND.

      WILLIAM SMITH, OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, AND HIS WIFE, ELLEN HILL SMITH
      HAD AT LEAST TWO SONS: 1. BARTHOLOMEW 2. ABRAHAM SMITH OTHERS.

      WILLIAM SMITH PROFESSED TO BE A BAPTIST, AND WAS PERSECUTED FOR THIS
      BELIEF, AND DRIVEN FROM THE TOWN OF BOSTON. HE MAY HAVE GONE TO
      WETHERSFIELD AFTER 1636 AND LIVED IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF RICHARD SMITH, HIS
      RELATIVE (COUSIN OR BROTHER?)

      IT WAS STATED THAT RICHARD SMITH, FROM GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, CAME TO
      BOSTON IN 1630 WITH A RELATIVE. HIS COUSIN/BROTHER, JOHN SMITH MAY HAVE
      COME WITH HIM. FOLLOWED IN 1636 BY WILLIAM SMITH.

      RICHARD SMITH PURCHASED NARRAGANSETT FROM THE INDIAN SACHEMS IN 1637. HE
      AND JOHN SMITH, AND WILLIAM SMITH MOVED TO LONG ISLAND IN 1642, AND
      ESTABLISHED THE SETTLEMENT OF MESPATH. THE INDIANS ATTACKED IN 1643 AND
      JOHN SMITH WAS KILLED.

      IN 1646 RICHARD SMITH AND WILLIAM SMITH WERE INVOLVED IN A COURT BATTLE
      WITH THE REV. FRANCIS DOUGHTY AT NEWTON (MESPATH), LONG ISLAND, THIS TRIAL
      ENDED IN APRIL OF 1647.

      IN 1647 WILLIAM SMITH, OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND, DIVIDED LAND WITH HIS
      SON, ABRAHAM SMITH.

      IT WAS STATED WILLIAM SMITH, ALONG WITH 40 FAMILIES, HAD FLED BOSTON
      BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS REASONS. THEY CAME TO HEMPSTEAD BY 1644/45. WILLIAM
      SMITH, AND HIS WIFE ELLEN HILL, HAD TWO SONS, BARTHOLOMEW SMITH AND
      ABRAHAM SMITH.

      BARTHOLOMEW HAD WILLIAM, OF JAMAICA IN 1677, WIFE HANNAH; ROUSE JOHN SMITH
      (TAKING HIS STEPFATHER'S NAME) AND ABRAHAM OF JAMAICA WHO DIED BEFORE 1734
      WITHOUT ISSUE.

      ABRAHAM SMITH, SON OF WILLIAM AND ELLEN (HILL) SMITH LIVED WITH HIS FATHER
      AT HEMPSTEAD, AND IT WAS THROUGH HIS LINE THAT THE BREECHES BIBLE
      DESCENDANDED TO JACOB SMITH OF SALT POINT.

      ABRAHAM SMITH HAD A LAND GRANT IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, IN 1641, AND IS
      BELIEVED TO BE THE SAME ABRAHAM SMITH WHO HAD LOT #43 IN HEMPSTEAD IN
      1647. IN MARCH 1656/57 ABRAHAM SMITH AND 13 OTHERS WERE FREEHOLDERS OF
      HEMPSTEAD, AND PETITION DIRECTOR-GENERAL PETER STUYVESANT "FOR A PLACE TO
      IMPROVE THEIR LABOURS," AND A GRANT WAS GIVEN THEM FOR "THE NEW PLANTACENN
      NEAR YE BEVER POND COMMONLY CALLED JEMACO."

      THERE, THE TOWN GAVE ABRAHAM SMITH, SAMUEL, AND MORACE, TO "EACHE OFF YEA
      A HOUSELOTTE LYING UPON YE WEST QUARTER."

      IN 1661 ABRAHAM SMITH, AND OTHERS, PROMISED TO INFORM THE AUTHORITIES OF
      ANY CONVENTION OF QUAKERS IN THE TOWN OF RUSTDORP...."

      IN MARCH 1662 HE WAS PAID BY THE TOWN FOR "BEATING YE DRUM ON YE SABBATH,
      AND OTHER PUBLIC DAIES, AND TO HAVE HIS PAY IN TOBACCO."

      THAT THE SMITHS HAD THREE CHILDREN: 1. ISAAK/ISAAC SMITH (1657-1746)
      PROGENITOR OF THE HERRICKS "BIBLE" LINE. 2. ABRAHAM SMITH, JR. 3. ESTHER
      SMITH WHO MARRIED "MILL JOHN" TOWNSEND AS HIS 2ND WIFE.

      ABRAHAM SMITH, JR. MIGRATED TO "CAPE MAY" IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY. HIS
      WIFE'S NAME WAS MARGERY, MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN. AND THEY WERE THE PARENTS OF
      THOMAS SMITH, SR. BORN CA. 1672.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3052] Webster's Geographical Dictionary. Merriam-Webster.


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