Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Great Migration Begins: William FRENCH and Elizabeth

Immigrant Lt. William FRENCH b.15 Mar 1603 England, Married (1) 20 Nov 1631 in England - Elizabeth SYMMES [or GODFREY]. They immigrated together with small children in 1635 on the Ship 'Defence.' William and Elizabeth had nine children. Married (2) 6 May 1669 in Massachusetts - Mary LATHROP (they had four children together) widow of John STEARNS she married a third time after William's death. Lt. William FRENCH d. 20 Nov 1681 Massachusetts.

child v. Sarah FRENCH b. 1638 daughter of William and Elizabeth married Roxbury 15 Aug 1660 Jonathan Peake Sr., son of Christopher PEAKE.

Ancestry Chain: 12th great Grandfather Immigrant Lt. William FRENCH b.1603, 11th great Grandmother Sarah FRENCH b.1638, Jonathan PEAKE Jr. b.1663, Dorcas PEAKE b.1696, Nathaniel SANGER b.1724, Mary SANGER b.1746, Lucretia JEFFORDS b.1766, Amariah RAWSON b.1787, Adaline RAWSON b.1811, Mary DUNN b.1833, Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859, George Ensign SMITH b.1898, Camilla SMITH b.1926, Lark, JR.


Kimak said...

I am also a descendent of William French. 11th great grandfather (possibly 12th..I've lost count with too many of same name. Mary French, daughter of John French and Mary Whitcomb, is my 7th great grandmother. John, her father,being my 8th. William French born 8/8/1687 is 9th. John French born in England 1635 is 10th. He migrated to Mass with his parents William and Elizabeth French who would be my 11th great grandparents.

Kimak said...

William French and Elizabeth French are my 11th great grandparents.I am a descendent of their son John French Who came with them on the ship Defence as an infant.