Almy Descendant No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 ALMY, (Christopher, Thomas, John),born Dunton-Bassett, Leicester County, England, in 1601. He died Portsmouth, RI 1677.

He m. Lutterworth, England, by license of 1626, AUDREY BARLOW, born 1603; died after 1676.

Children:

iANNE2 b. Dunton-Bassett, Leicestershire, England 1627; d. 17 May 1709; m. Portsmouth, RI, about 1648, JOHN GREENE of Warwick, RI, b. Salisbury, Wilts., England, 15 Aug 1620; d. 27 Nov 1708, son of John and Joan (Tatersall) Greene. Their children: 1. Deborah Greene, b. 10 Aug 1649; 2. John Greene, b. 6 Nov 1651; 3. William Greene, b. 1 Mar 1653; 4. Peter Greene, b. 7 Feb 1655; 5. Job Greene, b. 24 Aug 1656; 6. Phillip Greene, b. 7 Oct 1658; 7. Richard Greene, b. 8 Feb 1660; 8. Anne Greene, b. 19 Mar 1663; 9. Catharine Greene, b. 15 Aug 1665; 10. Audry Greene, b. 27 Dec 1667; and 11. Samuel Greene, b. 30 Jan 1671.
2iiCHRISTOPHER, b. Dunton-Bassett, England, 1632; m. ELIZABETH CORNELL.
iiiJOHN, b. Sandwich, MA, about 1637; d.s.p. 1 Oct 1676; m. MARY COLE, dau of James and Mary ( ) Cole. He was a merchant. On 24 Jul 1667 he was made Lieutenant of troop of horse and in 1676 he served as Captain in King Philip's War. Mary Cole was the granddaughter of James Cole, the former owner of the famous Cole's Hill in Plymouth, MA, and reputed son of Sir William Cole of England, who was able to obtain a Royal Grant of land for this Cole family in Plymouth Colony.
3ivJOB, b. Sandwich, MA, about 1641; m. prob. 1663, MARY UNTHANK, b. Providence, RI, about 1645; d. after 1724; dau of Christopher and Susanna Unthank of Warwick, RI.
vCATHERINE, b. Portsmouth, 1645; m.(1) BARTHOLOMEW WEST, son of Matthew West. Bartholomew d. before 1703. She m.(2) NICHOLAS BROWN. Children: (West): Bartholomew, William, John, and Stephen b. 1654.

William Almy came to America first between 1628 and 1631. He very likely worked for his passage as he is not included in any passenger list available at this date. Further, his family was not with him. He was in Lynn, MA in 1631 where he was fined for taking and using a canoe without permission. Before July 1634, he went back to England. In 1635 he returned to America in the ship `Abigail' with his wife Audrey and his two children; Anne, age 8, and Christopher, age 3.

On his return to America he lived in Lynn. In the Spring 1637, he and nine others founded Sandwich, on Cape Cod, in the Plymouth Colony. On 22 June 1642 he sold his Sandwich house and lands and was soon in Portsmouth, RI where he received a grant of land 14 Nov 1644. He became a Freeman in 1655, a Juryman in 1656, a Commissioner in 1656-57-63, and Foreman of the Jury in 1668.

His will, dated 28 Feb 1676, proved 23 Apr 1677, names sons Christopher and Job as Executors. He requested his body be buried beside his son John. He bequethed property to sons Christopher and Job, daughters Anna and Catherine, and 20 to grandchild Bartholomew West at twenty-one years of age.


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