Person Sheet


Name Capt. William French219,220
Birth 1603, England
Death 20 Nov 1681, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immigration 1635, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Spouses:
1 Elizabeth Symmes221,220
Birth 1603, England
Death 31 Mar 1668, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immigration 1635, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Marriage abt 1624
Children: Francis (1625-1690)
Elizabeth (1629-)
Maria (ca1633-)
Joseph (1635-)
Sarah (1637-1694)
Notes for Capt. William French
He sailed with his wife and family on the ship "Defence," Thomoas Bostock, master, from London on 4 July 1635 as "servants" to Roger Harlakenden, his wife and sister. The servant status was probably used as a deception.

He is listed as aged 30, Eliza his wife, aged 32, children Elizabeth, aged 6, Maria, aged 2 1/2, Francis, aged 10, and Joseph, aged 5 months.

He was a freeman in Cambridge in 1636 and was one of the first settlers of Billerica, Mass. He was the first representative to the General Court from Billerica. He served as a lieutenant and captain in King Phillip's War. He wrote a treatise on Indian education called "Strength out of Weakness."
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