Mary DUNSTER 1
- Born: 15 Dec 1630, Bury, Lancashire, England
- Christened: 25 Oct 1629, Bury, Lancashire, England
- Married: 1652, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
- Died: 28 Dec 1715, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
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A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, John Farmer, Genealogical Publishing Co, Lancaster MA 1829, p318:
WILLARD Simon, came from the county of Kent, and resided in Cambridge in 1634, from thence to Concord in 1635, to Lancaster as early as 1660, was of Groton in 1672, and, on the breaking up of that town in 1676, went to Salem, but d at Charlestown, 24 Apr 1676. He was early a military officer, and attained the rank of major, and commanded the forces in Ninigret's and Phillip's wars. He represented Concord 14 years, commencing with 1636, and was elected assistant 22 years from 1654 to his death. He m (1) Mary Sharp, (2) Elizabeth Dunster, sister of President Dunster, (3) Mary Dunster and had 9 sons
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Database: THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS,
Simon, Cambridge, propr. 1634. Rem. to Concord. Sergeant; appointed to exercise the military company ]3 (S) 1636. [W.] "A Kentish soldier;" [J.] Was either deputy or Assistant for about 40 years. Major. Had a patent, with associates, in 1641, for trading with the Indians and collecting tribute from them. [L.] Rem. to Lancaster. Signature in inv. of Thomas Atkinson in 1646. A man of unusual energy, sagacity and character. He m. Mary, sister of Rev. Henry Dunster, q.v. Ch. [Mary, (m. Joshua Edmunds,) Elizabeth, (m. Robert Blood,) Josiah, Samuel,] Simon b. 31 (11) 1639, Sarah b. 24 (5) or 27 (4) 1642, [m. Nathaniel Howard,] Above-hope b. 30 (S) 1646, d. at Lanc. Dec. 23, 1663, Simon b. 23 (9) 1649, Mary b. 7 (7) 1653, [m. Cyprian Stevens,] Henry b. 4 June, 1655, John b. 30 June, 1657, Daniel b. 26 Dec. 1658, Joseph b. at Lanc. 4 (11) 1660, Benjamin, Hannah b. 6 (8) 1666, (m. Capt. Thomas Brintnall,) Jonathan b. Dec. 14, 1669. He was bur. 27 (2) 1676. [S.] Inv. of his est. filed 6 (1) 1676-7, by Mrs. Willard. She petitioned the Court in 1681, (having meantime married Joseph Noyes,) for further settlement of the estate, especially as to lands due him from the Indians, for the benefit of the six younger children, some of whom were "very young." The Willard Memoir states that at Horse-monden, Kent, Eng., there lived a Richard Willard, who had son Simon bapt. 8 April, 1605, and George bapt. 4 Dec. 1614, to whom he made beq. in his will, dated 12 Feb. 1616, prob. 9 March folg. It is believed that these are the above-mentioned pioneers.
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Mary married Major Simon WILLARD, son of Richard WILLARD and Margery HUMPHRIE, in 1652 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. (Major Simon WILLARD was born on 7 Apr 1605 in Horsmonden, Kent, England, christened on 7 Apr 1605 in Horsmonden, Kent, England, died on 24 Apr 1676 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA and was buried on 27 Apr 1676 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.)