William COLLIER

William COLLIER

Male Abt 1585 - Aft 1670  (~ 85 years)

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  • Name William COLLIER 
    Born Abt 1585 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1633  Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1633  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 29 May 1670 
    Person ID I28814  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2011 

    Family Jane CLARK,   d. Aft 28 Jun 1666 
    Married 16 May 1611  Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Mary COLLIER,   d. Abt 1644
     2. Hannah COLLIER,   c. 14 Sep 1613, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 31 Aug 1625, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     3. Rebecca COLLIER,   c. 10 Jan 1614/15, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Sarah COLLIER,   c. 30 Apr 1616, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John COLLIER,   c. 18 Mar 1616/17, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 24 Aug 1618, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    +6. Elizabeth COLLIER,   c. 9 Mar 1618/19, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John COLLIER,   c. 23 Mar 1619/20, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 6 Aug 1625, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     8. Catheren COLLIER,   bur. 13 Jan 1621/22, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James COLLIER,   c. 16 Mar 1622/23, Bermondsey, Southwark Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 24 Aug 1624, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     10. Martha COLLIER,   c. 28 Mar 1624, Bermondsey, Southwark Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 30 May 1625, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     11. William COLLIER,   b. Abt 1625,   bur. 12 Aug 1625, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     12. Lydia COLLIER,   c. 8 Mar 1625/6, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 12 Mar 1625/6, Southwark, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F9585  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 May 1611 - Southwark, Surry, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1633 - Southwark, Surry, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Great Migration Begins, pgs. 446-450: William Collier was of Southwark, Surry, England, and migrated in 1633 to Plymouth, Massachusetts, removing to Duxbury after 1639. His occupation (in England) was Grocer. He became a freeman 1 January 1633/4, and held a number of government positions and a member of various committees.

      "At court 7 June 1659, 'In regard that Mr. Collyare, by reason of age and much business on him, cannot attend the country's business at courts but with great difficulties, the Court have appointed the Treasurer to procure him a servant, and do allow him for that purpose the sum of L10' [PCR 3:166]."

      "The will of Zaccheus Cole of St Olave, Southwark, citizen and grocer of London, named mother Frances, brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel Cole, and appointed brother Job Cole executor [PCC Scroope 106, as cited in TAG 42:119-20]. The New England will of John Cold about 1637 named his brothers Job Cole and Daniel Cole, his sister Rebecca (surname not stated) and 'Elizabeth Collyer' (no relationship stated), and left legacies to 'each of Master Collyer's men,' Edward, Joseph, Arthur, Ralph and John [MD 2:209-10]. Job Cole, apprentice in New England of William Collier and then his son-in-law, was likely the brother of Zaccheus Cole. This connection and others are discussed in TAG 42:119-21.

      "On 19 November 1645 Nathaniel Warren, son of Richard Warren, married at Plymouth Sarah Walker [PCR 2:94]. On 7 June 1653 'Mrs. Jane Collyare in behalf of her grandchild the wife of the said Nathaniel Warren' petitioned Plymouth Court in a land dispute [MD 3:141]. John Insley Coddington has suggested that when William Collier married her, Jane Clark was a widow, and that by her Clark husband she had a daughter who married a Walker [TAG 51:92-93]. Coddington further suggests that the Sara, daughter of William Walker, who was baptized at St. Olave's, Southwark, on 10 November 1622 was the grandchild of Jane Collier who married Nathaniel Warren. If this solution proves to be correct, it would also explain the 1650 land transaction in which William Collier granted to 'my kinsman William Clark' [PCR 12:182].

      "John Hunt demonstrated that William 'Collyer' was apprenticed to William Russell for eight years and was entered and sworn in the Grocers' Company of London 16 August 1609. John Arnold, dyer, and William Hurdman, pewterer, were sureties for William Collyer for two years beginning 15 August 1612. He became a partner in Southwark with 'Mr. Monger' and was sworn a free brother of the Grocers' Company 3 March 1627/8 [TAG 42:120-21].

      "William Collier appears on the 1626 list of adventurers in Bradford's Letter Book [Bradford LB 26]. Bradford records that Mr. Allerton 'in the first two or three years of his employment, he had cleared up L400 and put it into a brew-house of Mr. Collier's in London, at first under Mr. Sherley's name...' [Bradford 239].

      "Edward Winslow called 'Mr. Collier' 'my partner' in a 1643 letter to John Winthrop [WP 4:452]. Winslow also reported that 'Mr. Collier [was]... absent to our grief' at the vote over liberty of conscience in Plymouth Colony in 1645 [WP 5:56].

      "William Morris, of Royston, in the county of Hertford, butcher, having been indentured 4 April 1637 to William Collier, gentleman, for five years, agreed to switch his service to Love Brewster of 'Ducksborrow' at court 6 August 1637 [PCR 1:64].

      "William Collier subscribed to the 7 November 1639 agreement between the inhabitants of 'Duxborrow' and George Pollard 'late inhabitant of the town of Stokeclere, yeoman' and William Hiller of New Plymouth, carpenter' [PCR 12:72-73].

      "On 20 December 1648, John Balden bound himself to 'Mr. William Colliar of Duxburrow' for a term of five years, in return for which Collier was to give him 'meat, drink and clothing, lodging and washing, and at the end of four years' service... a heifer of two years old' [PCR 12:164].

      "The court of 5 June 1651 agreed that payment should be raised for Mr. 'Collyar' for his service as magistrate [PCR 2:169]. They were still going about raising this money 29 June 1652 [PCR 3:14].

      "He was one of the fifty-eight Purchasers [PCR 2:177].

      "At court 6 December 1659, 'Josepth Prior' was summoned to answer the charge of Mr. William 'Collyares' that Prior was guilty of 'pilfering and purloining practices, and other unworthy carriages relating thereunto, viz. in alluring a young maid, a kinswoman to Mr. William Collyares, to help him... to sundry things pertaining to the said Mr. Collyare, without knowledge of or leave from Mr. Collyare or Mis[tress] Jane Collyare, his wife' [PCR 3:177]. Mr. Collier was called to the next court to prosecute the case."

      "On 5 July 1671 the court appointed Gov. Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Thomas Clarke, and 'Benjamin Bartlett,' or any three of them to administer the estate of 'Mr. William Collyard,' deceased [PCR 5:68]. On 29 October 1671 the court ordered that 'Daniell Cole' was to have all such particulars out of the estate of 'William Collyare' that are extant [PCR 5:80]."

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 448.