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Joseph Williams (b. December 12, 1643, d. August 17, 1724)Joseph Williams (son of Roger Williams and Mary Barnard) was born December 12, 1643 in Providence, Rhode Island, and died August 17, 1724 in Providence, Rhode Island.He married Lydia Olney on December 17, 1669 in Providence, Rhode Island, daughter of Thomas Olney and Maria Ashton.
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Name: Joseph Williams
Birth: 12 DEC 1643 in Providence, Rhode Island
Death: 17 AUG 1724 in Providence, Rhode Island
Burial: AUG 1724 Williams Lot, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI
From Early Town Records of the Town of Providence (Vol 3) at a Town Meeting February the 24th, 1661, the power of the Williams family is evident. "For as much as there hath been divers Bills formerly presented by divers persons desiring to be
accommodated with each of them a purchase right of land, whereof Daniel Williams and Joseph Williams were two of them who desired to be accommodated: the Purchasers also having upon the tenth day of February 1661, taken their Bills into
consideration but could not find, that they could any of them be accommodated according to their desire without much damage unto the Town; it was therefore voted by the Major Part, that those persons who had putin their bills for lands should
not be accommodated; yet upon the earnest request of Daniel Williams, the Purchasers who are now here assembled together having considered some Courtisies received from Mr. Williams do therefore notwithstanding the former Order, grant unto
Daniel Williams & Joseph Williams each of them a purchase right of Land; and the Order still to remain in force against all the Rest."
Note: March the 17th 1665 Towne Meetting Providence:
Thomas Harris senr surveiour for this Towne hath this day given in account unto the Towne that upon the 7th day of this instant month he laid out one acre of land or there about unto Joseph Williams, it being part upland, and part, low land, it
lieing upon the north side of the wanasquatuckett River, about a mile up the streame from the place Comonly Called Venter; it bounding on the south part with the said River, and on the west part with the river, on the north with the Comon, on
the East with the meadow of Shadrach Manton; on the norwestern a white oake Tree marked on ffowre sides, and from that Tree to range Eastward unto the
Note: norwesterne corner of the aforsaid Shadrach Manton his Meaddow, The said land being part of the said Joseph Williams his home share or howse Lott:/
Note: Will: Joseph Williams of Providence, being now ancient, dated 26 Oct 1717, proved 12 Oct 1724, pages 195-197
Note: wife, Lidia, an ancient woman; sons Thomas, Joseph, & James; witnesses John Angell Jr, Samuel Kilton, Richard Waterman Jr. Volume 12, Page 165
Note: Cemetery location: WILLIAMS LOT, 75 ft east of ELMWOOD AVE, in Roger Williams Park between Casino and street. 1 2 3 4 5
Change Date: 24 MAR 2005
Father: Roger Williams b: 21 DEC 1603 in Long Lane, Middlesex, England
Mother: Mary Barnard b: 24 SEP 1609 in London, Middlesex, England
Marriage 1 Lydia Olney b: 1645 in Providence, Rhode Island
Married: 17 DEC 1669 6 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Joseph Williams b: 26 SEP 1670 in Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island
Thomas Williams b: 16 FEB 1671/1672 in Providence, Rhode Island
Joseph Williams b: 10 NOV 1673 in Providence, Rhode Island
Mary Williams b: 10 JUN 1676 in Providence, Rhode Island
James Williams b: 20 SEP 1680 in Providence, Rhode Island
Jeremiah Williams b: 22 AUG 1683 in Providence, Rhode Island
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More About Joseph Williams:
Burial: Unknown, Cranston Park, Providence, Rhode Island.
More About Joseph Williams and Lydia Olney:
Marriage: December 17, 1669, Providence, Rhode Island.
Children of Joseph Williams and Lydia Olney are:
- +Jeremiah Williams, b. August 22, 1683, Providence, RI, d. March 15, 1766, Nockamixon, Bucks County, PA.
- Joseph Williams, b. September 26, 1670, d. date unknown.
- Thomas Williams, b. February 16, 1671/72, d. date unknown.
- Joseph Williams, b. November 10, 1673, d. date unknown.
- Mary Williams, b. June 10, 1676, d. date unknown.
- James Williams, b. September 20, 1680, d. date unknown.