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William Dexter[1]

Male 1630 - 1694  (64 years)


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  • Name William Dexter  [2, 3
    Born 1630  Alton, Wilts, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 1694  Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I113982  My Genealogy

    Father Thomas Dexter, Sr.,   b. Between 1594 and 1606, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 26 Oct 1676 and 9 Feb 1676/77, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Parkhurst,   b. 1609, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Jan 1656/57 
    Family ID F48933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Vincent,   b. Abt 1634, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Jul 1653  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Mary Dexter,   b. Jan 1653/54, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. Stephen Dexter,   b. May 1657, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. Philip Dexter,   b. Sep 1659, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1741, Falmouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     4. James Dexter,   b. May 1662, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1699, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     5. Thomas Dexter,   b. Jul 1665, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1744, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     6. John Dexter,   b. 22 Jul 1668, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1744, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Benjamin Dexter,   b. 16 Feb 1669/70, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1730 and 1732, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F48925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America compiled by Warden and Dexter,p.11:
      "William...came to America with his father, and wis in Barnstable in 1650. He lived on one of two farms that his father bought. He took oath in Barnstable (Freeman) in 1657. He removed to Rochester about 1679 and died there in 1694. He was one of a party of thirty, which included such men as William Bradford, Kenelem Winslow, Thomas Hinckley and Rev. Samuel Arnold, who became the grantees of the town of Rochester. When he died he owned considerable land both in Barnstable and in Rochester which he gave to his children, as follows: James, Thomas, and John Dexter had the Rochester lands, while Stephen, Philip, and Benjamin Dexter has the Barnstable land. The children all went to Rochester except Philip, who moved to Falmouth, MA, and Stephen, who remained in Barnstable and who was the only one of the name in the town in 1703."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S356] Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America, William A. Warden and Robert L. Dexter, (The Blanchard Press, Worcester Mass, 1905 Reproduced by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass Order from WWW.Higginsonbooks.com), 9 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S363] Warden, comp., William A., Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America:Descendants of Thomas Dexter, Warden, William A. and Robert L. Dexter, comp., (Name: The Blanchard Press; Location: Worcester, Mass; Date: 1905;), p. 11-12 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S356] Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America, William A. Warden and Robert L. Dexter, (The Blanchard Press, Worcester Mass, 1905 Reproduced by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass Order from WWW.Higginsonbooks.com), 9,11 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S363] Warden, comp., William A., Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America:Descendants of Thomas Dexter, Warden, William A. and Robert L. Dexter, comp., (Name: The Blanchard Press; Location: Worcester, Mass; Date: 1905;), p. 11 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S357] Dexter Mailing List, (Dexter-L@Rootsweb.com), 3/11/2001 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S356] Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America, William A. Warden and Robert L. Dexter, (The Blanchard Press, Worcester Mass, 1905 Reproduced by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass Order from WWW.Higginsonbooks.com), 11 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S356] Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America, William A. Warden and Robert L. Dexter, (The Blanchard Press, Worcester Mass, 1905 Reproduced by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass Order from WWW.Higginsonbooks.com), 12 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S358] Torrey, ed., Clarance Almon, New England Mariages Prior to 1700, Torrey, Clarance Almon, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Location: Balitmore:; Date:1985;), ISBN 0-8063-1102-9., p. 218 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S360] Smith, Jr., comp., Leonard H., Vital Records of SoutheasternMassachusetts: Volume 3 - Barnstable and Sandwich, Smith, Col. Leonard H., Jr., comp., (Name: Owl Books; Location: Clearwater, Flordia; Date: 1982;), F63 .V57., p. 21 (Reliability: 3).