William Palmer

Last updated 3 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Abt 1610-1615

Died: Abt 1660-1661

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 9 (image 12), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Soure includes name (William Palmer).

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birth

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 11 (image 14), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes date ("could have been born between 1610 and 1615"). The wording shows that this range is itself, very subjective.

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death

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Pages 10-11 (images 13-14), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source does not include a date, but notes that his widow, Judith Palmer, signed a deed on 29 Nov 1661 without any mention of her husband. There is no wording that she was a widow, but the fact she signed the deed hereself suggests her husband had died before this. Further, a record on 9 Mar 1660 notes that William Palmer was fined 5 shillings, suggesting he was alive on that date. This gives a range that is approximated in this database as about 1660-1661.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Judith Feake (1617 – ?)

Married: ?

Child: William Palmer [2nd] (1654 – 1723)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Military Rank: (Sergeant) 10 May 1639

Military Rank: (Lieutenant) 27 Sep 1642

Supporting evidence for:
events

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 9 (image 12), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes date (May 10, 1639) and rank (Sergeant). This is presumably in a militia created by the Court of Plymouth, as noted for his elevetion to Lieutenant, a few years later.

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 9 (image 12), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes date (Sept. 27, 1642) and rank (Lieutenant). It also notes this commission was by the Court at Plymouth, and so was presumably for a Plymouth militia.

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Attributes

Residence: 3 Sep 1639 at Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony, British America

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Page 9 (image 12), accessed 5 May 2007

Comment: Source includes date (Sept. 3, 1639) and location ("an inhabitant of Yarmouth" [, Massachusetts]). However, note that Yarmouth in 1639 was in Plymouth Colony; the colony was not a part of Massuchetts Bay Colony until 1691.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

The Palmer Familes in America notes two distinct William Palmers; both lived during the same period and in relatively close proximity in London, and both were in New England. These are William Palmer of Plymouth, and William Palmer of Yarmouth (and Duxbury, and Newton). The William Palmer represented by this entry (the one who married Judith Feake) is William Palmer of Yarmouth. [book-palmer-families-in-america-1966 (page 13)]

William Palmer (of Yarmouth) was given the rank of Lieutenant by the Court at Plymouth, in a compnay created to combat the Indians. The court also (appointed? commissioned?) Miles Standish as Captain of the company. [book-palmer-families-in-america-1966 (page 9)]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Pages 9,13 (image 12,16), accessed 5 May 2007

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

The Palmer Families in America relates a lot of information about William's involvement with the establishment of Plymouth Colony starting on page 9. This also includes his identity (versus that of William Palmer of Plymouth) and notes similarities between them as well as distinctions and apparent documentation errors. These details are (mostly) not included here. Also, since this information is mostly available in other records that are more direct than this authored work, these should be consulted when I concentrate on research for this family. [book-palmer-families-in-america-1966]

William Palmer and Judith Feake had several children. The source suggests an oldest child, William who must have died before 1654, when the William included in this database was born. This older child who died young is included based on Palmer family customs of naming the oldest male and female child for the father and mother, respectively. The other children were identified, not through birth records but by legal deeds [I'm not sure exactly what deeds] as Ephraim, John, James, William, Joseph, Judith, and Susanna. [Only William has a record in this database, since I have not concentrated any real research on this family yet, and he was a direct-line ancestor.] [book-palmer-families-in-america-1966 (page 12)]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-palmer-families-in-america-1966: Palmer families in America, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Horace Wilbur Palmer, Palmer Families in America; Neshanic, N.J.: Neshanic Print. Co., 1966"

Additional detail for reference: Pages 9-14 (images 12-17), accessed 5 May 2007

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Sources

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