|b. 10 November 1637||Plymouth Mass||[Savage 4:557]|
|d. 24 June 1712||Norwalk Conn||[NYGBR 18:74]|
|m. 22 September 1658||Plymouth Mass||[NYGBR 18:74]|
|b. c1611||Norwich, Co Norfolk||[Willet1 1]|
|d. 3 August 1674||Swansea Mass||[Savage 4:557]|
|m. 6 July 1636||Duxbury Mass||[Savage 4:557][Savage 1:269]|
 Mary Brown
|b. c1604||Swansea, Co Cambridge||[Willett1 5-10]|
|d. 8 January 1669||Plymouth Mass||[Willett1 5-10]|
[Willett1 1-11] TW grew up in the adtmosphere of the Green Gate congregation under the tutelage of Pastor John Robinson. TW came to NE in the Handmaid in the summer of 1630. He was sent north to take charge of the trading post near the mouth of the Kennebec River (now in Maine). Went back to England with Isaac Allerton to testify in the fraud case against the trading post agent Edward Ashley. TW returned in 1632 in the Lyon in the company of the Browns. In 1634 TW moved the trading post to the Penobscott and was eventually expelled from there by the French in 1635. In 1639 TW was granted a tract of land in Duxbury where he invested in livestock which he then traded with the Dutch in New Amsterdam. He kept a residence in New Amsterdam where he is listed as one of 320 taxpayers in 1655. He owned several sehips all of which may have been ocean going vessels. In 1660, TW founded the town of Swansea RI. In 1662, he accompanied Stuyvesant to Albany to talk with Wamsutta, the son of Massasoit. TW maintained relations with Stuyvesant and later was appointed the first English Mayer of NY City --12 June 1665 he assumed his seat as head of the NY City Council. MB died at their home in Plymoutn in 1669 and was buried at Swansea; she was 65 years old. TW married 2) 19 September 1671 Mrs Joyce Pruden, widow of Rev Peter Pruden of the New Haven Colony. In 1673, the Dutch retook New York. TW's will is dated April 1761 and proved 25 November 1674. In the will he mentions his son-in-law Samuel Hooker. His inventory amounted to 2798-14-07.
|b. c1570||Co Norfolk||[Willett1 1]|
|m. c1590||Co Norfolk||[Willett1 1]|
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