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William HUNTINGTON - Bio

William, conjecturally, the eldest son of Simon and Margaret. He
appears in Salisbury, Mass., as early as 1640. At a general meeting of the freemen of this town, on the 26th of 10th month in 1642, it was ordered that thirty families should remove to the west side of the Powow river, the dividing line between Salisbury and Amesbury. William's was probably one of the families who then crossed the river and became one of the pioneers in the new settlement of Amesbury, then called " Salisbury New Towne." He, however, retained possession of his share in the old Salisbury, as he was recorded as "townsman and comoner," there, on the third of twelfth month, 1650. He also paid the tax for the support of the Rev. Wm. Worcester, who was pastor over the first church in Salisbury, down to his death, in 1662. He married Joanna Bayley, a daughter of John Bayley, who went from Salisbury to Newbury, in 1650, and who died in 1651...

The following minutes were copied from the Salisbury Town Records, and
help to indicate the character and position of William Huntington.

1653-4, 1st month. One acre and ninety-two rods, his share of the Beach Common. Being one of the sixty-two persons of the division of the meadow toward Merrimac river, and the great Creek toward Merrimac river's mouth and the Barberry Meadow, he drew lot No. 55.

1654, 1st month. He is enrolled as one of the present inhabitants and commoners of the New Town.

1658, Oct. 29. He is recorded as drawing land by lot, and he was one of the thirteen to whose children 500 acres of land were given. His son John is mentioned as the child to inherit his share.

1660, 10th month. "A towns shiep is grantied to Willi Howntinton for his son."

1661, He was one of the twenty-five to whom lots were laid out at the
Lion's Mouth.

1662, April 1. He drew 120 acres of land; and in March, 1662-3, thirty
acres, " West of pond near Children's Land."

"New Town, 11th month, 18th day, 1663. He drew lots, "between Hamptonshire and Powow river," and in 1667, 12th month 18th day, he drew lots in four places.

In 1664 Wm. Huntington bought of John Hoyt, sen., a lot of land adjoining his own on Merrimac river.

He died about the year 1689...

A genealogical memoir of the Huntington family in this country: embracing all the known descendants of Simon and Margaret Huntington, who have retained the family name (1863)
Author: Huntington, E. B. (Elijah Baldwin), 1816-1877
Subject: Huntington, Simon, 1583-1633; Huntington family
Publisher: Stamford, Conn., The author

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