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John Willis (b. Abt. 1614, d. April 15, 1692)John Willis was born Abt. 1614 in England, and died April 15, 1692 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.He married Elizabeth Hoskins on January 02, 1636/37 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
Notes for John Willis:
John Willis (spelled Willust in colony records) came from England to America, and was at Duxbury, Massachusetts, as early as 1637.He was an original proprietor and one of the first settlers of Bridgewater, where he was the first Deacon in the Church.He held many town offices both in Duxbury and Bridgewater, and was the first Representative ever sent in 1657, by Bridgewater to the old Colony Court.He represented the town for twenty-five years at the Court.He was appointed to solemnize marriages and administer oaths to witnesses and others.His wife Elizabeth was the widow of Wiliam Palmer Jr.Her maiden name was Hodgkins.John Willis died at Bridgewater, and was survived by six or seven children--five of whom were sons.John's father was Thomas born about 1574 in England.
More About John Willis:
Record Change: February 09, 2004
More About John Willis and Elizabeth Hoskins:
Marriage: January 02, 1636/37, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
Children of John Willis and Elizabeth Hoskins are:
- +Hannah Willis, b. Abt. 1644, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, d. Aft. 1680, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.