Harvey,  William

Harvey, William

Male Abt 1614 - 1691  (~ 77 years)

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  • Name Harvey, William  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1614  Ashill Parish, Somerset Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1691  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3971  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Harvey, Thomas,   b. 1585, Ashill, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1647, Ashill, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Collier, Joan 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 22 Jun 1612  Ashill Parish, Somerset Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hucker, Joane,   b. Abt 1616, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1649  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 02 Apr 1639  Cohannet (Taunton), Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Harvey, Abigail,   b. 25 Feb 1640, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1691, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  []
     2. Harvey, Thomas,   b. 18 Oct 1641, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  []
     3. Harvey, Experience,   b. 04 Mar 1644, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  []
     4. Harvey, Joseph F.,   b. 08 Oct 1645, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  []
     5. Harvey, Jonathan,   b. Abt 1647, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1691, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F1591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1614 - Ashill Parish, Somerset Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Apr 1639 - Cohannet (Taunton), Plymouth Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1691 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    William Harvey Story(1)
    William Harvey Story(1)

  • Notes 


    • In 1689 Maj. Wm .Bradford having made some claim to all the territory comprehended within the limits of Taunton, the town paid him £20 for his alleged rights, and he gave a deed of release and confirmation, to John Poole, William Harvey, Thomas Harvey, Sr., Thomas Harvey, Jr., and others, " propritors" [See orginal deed in possession of the Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton.]

      William Harvey's death occureed at Taunton in the Summer of 1691. As the name of his wife is not mentioned in his will it is supposed that her death took place some time before. The following is a copy of his will taken from the Bristol county (MA) Probate Records, Book I., page 41 :

      In ye Name of God Amen. I WILLIAM Harvey, being growne to a considerable age through ye patience of God and now being sick and weake in Body though of sound memory & judgemt [sic] blessed be God Doe [sic] make & constitute this my last Will & Testamt [sic]. Impe. Doe commit my Soule to ye Lord Jesus Christ my Redeemer in hopes of acceptance thro free Grace & my Body to be Decently buryed by my Execr. in hopes of a joyfull Resurrection through Christ our Lord
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      Secondly to my son Thomas Harvey I give ye house and land he lives upon from ye River up to ye Highway & another parcell at ye higher end of my Land that runneth home to Joseph Willis Land bounded against my other lands by a samll white oake by yt [sic] side next ye Cart path on ye Swampe side by a Tree yt lyes along & so [sic] home to Joseph Willis his land. Also to Thomas I give three score acres of land lying by Three mile River Bridge. Also a Lott of meadow at Scaddin's should be about four acres. Also one half of my late fifty acre Division lying easterly from ye three mile River. All sd [sic] parcells of Land to be my son sd Thomas Harvey & his heirs and assigns forever.

      Thirdly to my son Jonathan the remiander of this my home lott at Towne with ye house thereon & Barne to Jonathan allso all my Land upland and meadow lying up by Three mile River on ye Easterly side thereof & a small parcell of meadow lying by Winnicunnitt Ponds, a small quantity of meadow lying at ye Brooke called Rumford Brooke with all my share of Land yt is called ye North Purchase. Also to Jonathan ye other half of my late fifty acre Division.

      Fourthly to ye chidlren of my son Joseph Harvey Deceased a parcell of land Lying at a place called ye streights being about eight acres more or less & another parcell of land being about nine acres more or less lying near a place called ye Wolfe pitt swamp --- the sd parcells to be equally Divided amongst the children of my son Joseph. Alsoe the meadow at ye west side of three mile River to ye sd children of my son Joseph.

      Fifthly to Nathan Thare, Junr I give a parcell of land about or three acres lying at ye Norwest from ye meadow which we usually mow at three mile River.

      Sixthly -- my comon Rights and all future Divisions to be my two Sons Thomas & Jonathan to be equally divided.

      Seventhly all ye rest of my movable estate I give unto my Son Jonathan whom I Doe hereby Constitute ye sole Exectr of this my last Will & Testamt who is to receive any Debts due to me & to pay what is due from me. In Witness hereof I ye sd William Harvey have hereunto settmy hand and Seal this twelfth Day of June sixteen hundred Ninety one.

      Signed & sealed in William Harvey
      presence of us,
      Joseph + Willis
      his mark
      Henry Hodges
      Samuel Danforth
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      Source:William Harvey/Joan Hucker first proprietor of Taunton ca 1639
      Colket, Meredith B., Jr. Founders of Early American Families:
      Emigrants... Cleveland: General Court of Order ..., 1975.

      Thomas arrived in Massachusetts in 1636. Pg. 137.
      William arrived in Massachusetts in 1636. Pg. 137.

      Source:Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants by Meredith B. Colket, Jr., p. 137
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      William [ed. - Harvey], tanner, Taunton, 1639. Rem. to Boston. He m. 2 April, 1639, Joane Hucker of Cohannett; she was adm. with him to the chh. of Boston in 1643. His [second] wife, Martha was adm. chh. 16 FEB 1654. Ch. Abigail b. 25 FEB 1640, Thomas b. 13 OCT 1641, Experience, dau., b. 4/1/1644, Joseph b. 8 OCT 1645, William b. 27 AUG 1651, Thomas b. 16 AUG 1652, John b. 5 FEB 1654, Mary bapt. 2 JUN 1657.

      He d. Aug. 15, 1658. Admin. gr. to widow Martha for herself and 4 young ch. April 28, 1659. [Reg. IX, 346.] The widow m. 10 NOV 1659,
      Henry Tewxbery.

      Source:The Pioneers of Massachusetts
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      "William Harvey was probably quite a young man at the settlement of the town. He was married April 2, 1639, to Joane Hucker, the second recorded marriage in Cohannet. He was admitted a freeman in 1656, but strangely his name is not on the military list of 1643. His first home lot was on the easterly corner of the present Winter Street, fronting on Dear Street, and a strip two rods wide was sold to the town for the town Way, then called Hoar's Lane, since Winter Street.

      He was chosen constable in 1661, in 1662 one of the surveyors, and in 1664 a deputy to the General Court. From that time until 1690 there were but two or three years that he was not in office as a deputy or selectman, and often holding both offices the same year. No man in the town seems to have been more constantly trusted by his fellow townsmen with the responsibilities of public office.

      He died in 1691, leaving a will, in which he mention his sons Thomas, Jonathan, and Joseph, a deceased son, and Nathan Thare, Jr., who was the son probably of a deceased daughter."

      Source:History of Bristol County Massachusetts with Biographical
      Sketches of many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Compiled under the
      supervision of D. Hamilton Hurd. Illustrated. Philadelphia J.W.Lewis &
      Co.,1883
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      William Harvey, first of Plymouth, became one of the first purchasersof Taunton, and married Joanna Huckin, or Joane Hucker, in Cohannet, April 2, 1639. He lived on the north side of Cohannet street, between the training field and Mill River. He removed to Boston and resided there from about 1641 to 1646. then returned to Taunton, and was several times chosen selectman and a member of the General Court at Plymouth, and also served in other town offices, as constable in 1661 and surveyor in 1662. He was a large landholder,and prominent in his time. It was at Mr. Harvey's house in Taunton that Governor Prince, Major Winslow, Captain Thomas Southworth and Mr. Constant Southworth met in 1668, and completed the sale of
      Taunton North Purchase to Taunton men. His will was proved in 1691. His wife died at an earlier date.
      He had children, viz.:
      (1) Thomas, born in 1642, who married Elizabeth Willis, daughter of Deacon John Willis of Bridgewater, December 10, 1679. He died
      about 1726-27.
      (2) Jonathan, who died unmarried about 1690.
      (3) Joseph, born in Boston, October 8, 1645, who married Esther. He died before 1690.
      (4) Experience, born in Boston, January 4, 1644, who marriedThomas Harvey (probably her cousin), of Taunton.
      (5) Elizabeth, who married Nathaniel Thayer of Taunton.

      Source: "History of Taunton, Massachusetts, from its Settlement to the Present Time (1893)"; Emery, Samuel Hopkins, D.D.; pages 50-51

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      Will of Agnes Clarke

      NEHGS 'Register' 1892. vol 46, page 453
      Genealogical Gleanings in England

      also,

      “Genealogical Gleanings in England, Volume I”, Henry F. Waters, A.M., New England genealogical Society, Boston, 1902, page 645

      AGNES CLARKE of Ayshill, Somerset, widow, 20 October 1647, proved 10 May 1648. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Ayshill near unto John Clarke my deceased husband. asTo the poor of the parish and to the church. I give and bequeath unto William Harvey, the son of Thomas Harvey deceased, my kinsman now in New England, eighteen pounds, being parcel of thirty five pounds which is owing unto me by Richard Parker of Ayshill upon his bond, which sum is to be paid as soon as it can be recovered if he shall come to demand it any time within four years, but if he come not then my will is that William Harvey the son of James Harvey shall have the said money at such time as he shall be of lawful age to give a discharge. I give to the said William son of James Harvey fifteen pounds parcel of the said thirty five pounds, when of age; and my desire is that Richard Harvey, John Witherall and Richard Crabbe shall put it forth to use to the best benefit of the said William Harvey. I give to John Wytherall the elder of Cadworth twenty shillings and to Mary, wife of Francis Moore of Bicknell twenty shillings. I give and bequeath unto William Harvey in New England all my household stuff during his life if he come to claim it, and after his decease to remain in the house to the use of James Harvey, his brother, and the said James to make use of it until William, his brother, shall come back to claim it. I give to Ellen Vyle the wife of Robert Vyle the elder of Strotten my best coffer. To the two children of John Vyle of Donniett to each a pewter platter. To William Clarke of Sommerton and to my goddaughter Deanie Nicholls, to each twenty shillings, to be paid them within one year &c. by John Clarke of Donnyett out of the ten pounds he oweth me. The other eight pounds I give to the said John Clarke and Katherine his wife. To my kinswoman Edith Mitchell of Churchstock twenty shillings. To Elizabeth wife of Richard Harvey, Lucrece wife of William Curtis and Deanes Nicholles, my said god daughter, twenty shillings apiece. To Elizabeth Dyke servant of the said Richard Harvey ten shillings. To Deanes Hayhall two shilling six pence and to Anne wife of John Pitman twelve pence. The residue to my kinsman Richard Harvey whom I make sole executor.Essex, 86.

      [Savage gives two persons by the name of William Harvey who were then in New England at that time. One was of Boston, and had by wife Joan children Abigail b. 1640, Thomas b. 1641, Experience b. 1644, and Joseph b. 1645.A person of this name, probably the same, by wife Martha, had children William b. 1651, Thomas b. 1652, and John b. 1653.He died Aug. 15, 1658, and his widow married Henry Tewksbery, Nov. 10, 1659.The other William Harvey was of Plymouth maried Joanna, 1639, removed to Taunton; was rep. 1664 and 13 years after.Query: May not the Plymouth man be the same as the Boston man and the Taunton man be a different person?---EDITOR.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S526] The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Nesbitt, Dixon, and Jameson, Oscar Jewell Harvey, (Location: Wilksbarre, PA; Date: 1899;), pages 37-39.

    2. [S392] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online.
      Record for Joane Hucker

    3. [S1095] Ancestry of Col. John Harvey, of Northwood, New Hampshire, John Harvey Treat, A.M., (Name: pivately printed; Location: Boston; Date: 1907;), page 5.
      Citing the Ashill Church Register: Marriages, "Thomas Haveye and Joan Colles Jun 22, 1612"