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William Mulford (b. Bet. 1610 - 1620, d. March 1686/87)William Mulford (son of Thomas Mulford and Sarah/Susan Southcott) was born Bet. 1610 - 1620 in Devonshire, England, and died March 1686/87 in East Hampton, Long Island, NY.He married Sarah Akers on Bet. 1648 - 1653 in Long Island, NY, daughter of Thomas Akers and Priscilla.
Notes for William Mulford:
William Mulford was born in England sometime between 1610 and 1620.His parents are thought to have been Thomas and Susan Mulford of Maidstone in Kent, although other researchers believe they came from South Molton, Devonshire.William and his older brother, John, were said to have been soldiers in the English Civil Wars under Charles the First.
About 1639, William and John Mulford came to Massachusetts and lived for a few years in Salem.In 1643, both brothers came to Southhampton, Long Island, where they remained until 1649 when they purchased land from the Indians and settled East Hampton, Long Island.In 1657, William Mulford was listed as one of the early Constables here.He was a Townsman in 1664.Apparently he became a farmer, but his brother John, more active in civic affairs, was commissioned a Judge in 1674.John died in 1686 in East Hampton.
William married Sarah Akers, probably after his move to East Hampton.Torrey lists a second marriage for William, no date given, to Sarah Hedges, the daughter of William Hedges.
His will was dated February 26, 1679 with a codicil added on November 26, 1684.His wife was made executrix and his five children shared in the estate.It was proved March 15, 1687.William died in March of 1687 at East Hampton, Long Island, NY.
More About William Mulford and Sarah Akers:
Marriage: Bet. 1648 - 1653, Long Island, NY.
Children of William Mulford and Sarah Akers are:
- Rachel Mulford, d. date unknown.
- Sarah Mulford, d. date unknown.
- Thomas Mulford, b. Bet. 1650 - 1654, Long Island, NY, d. 2 November 1732, Long Island, NY.
- +William Mulford, b. Abt. 1660, d. Abt. 1719.
- Benjamin Mulford, b. Bet. 1660 - 1665, d. date unknown.