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WILLIAM SARGEANT (d. aft. 1670/1) of Salisbury and Amesbury
William Sargeant of Amesbury died after 1670/1, when he wrote his will. [Ref] He married Elizabeth Perkins. [Ref]
William Sargent of Salisbury, seaman, sold Samuel Fellows of Salisbury a dwelling house and land on 25 (1) 1648. [Ref]
His name is on a list of the original inhabitants of Salisbury from a town meeting on 3 (12) 1650. [Ref]
William of Salisbury acknowledged judgements in favour of Mr. Jonathan Wade and Mr. William Payne at the 26 (7) 1648 court in Ipswich. [Ref] Michael Spencer sued William for detaining corn and other goods at the 2 (11) 1650 court at Salem. [Ref] William sued Samuel Buswell at the 12 (2) 1653 court at Salisbury over a cow that was killed by a beast of Samuel's. [Ref]
William was sworn clerk of the train band at Salisbury on 3 (12) 1650. [Ref] He was a seaman in 1652. [Ref]
William was on a 19 Mar 1654/5 list of the first settlers in Amesbury. [Ref] William and his son Thomas were on a Jul 1667 list of those with meeting house seats in Amesbury. [Ref]
In his will, William mentions his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Colby; his sons Thomas and William; his daughters Mary and Sarah; his grandchildren Challis and his grandchildren Dorothy and Elizabeth Colby. [Ref]
Children of William Sargeant and Elizabeth Perkins
ELIZABETH SARGEANT (1648-1737)
Parents: William Sargeant and Elizabeth Perkins
Elizabeth Sargeant was born on 22 (9) 1648 in Salisbury. [Ref][Ref] She died on 5 Feb 1736/7 in Amesbury. [Ref] She married Samuel Colby. [Ref]
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