ADAMS

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Randall Adams

Randall Adams , a descendant on one of the old Saxon families that settled in England .  Randall Adams had a son:

Thomas Adams

Thomas Adams , son of Randall Adams , b. 1558, England , m. to Margaret Erpe .    Thomas Adams was a tanner.

Thomas & Margaret (Erpe) Adams had five (5) children:

1.  Mary Adams; m. 30 Nov 1606 to Lawrence Whittakers .
2.   
Mr. Adams, bapt. Mar 1584.  He was a butcher; m. 31 May 1605 to Margery Wrights .
3.   
Thomas
Adams, b. ca. 1586 .  Thomas Adams was a knight  
4.   
Roland
Adams, bapt. 29 Jan 1592; bur. 30 Nov 1592.
5.   William Adams, b. 3 Feb 1593/4

William Adams Sr.

5.  William Adams, Sr., son of Thomas & Margaret (Erpe[ii]) Addams, b. 3 Feb. 1593/4, Wem, Shropshire, England; bp. 10 Feb. 1593/4, at the parish church, Wem. Shropshire, England; d. aft. 26 Mar 1662, Ipswich, Massachusetts; bur. most likely Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. ca. 1619, England to wife unknown (there may have been more than one wife).  A wife survived him and was living in 1668.

William Adams, Sr.  was one of the first settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, he came to America in the spring of 1628.  He was of Cambridge in the Massachusetts Bay Colony on 22 May 1639, when he was made a freeman.  He was a commoner of Ipswich, Massachusetts on 31 Jan. 1642.   He frequently served as a juryman, almost on a continual basis until 1659.  William Adams received a grant of twelve (12) acres on 27 Feb 1644.  He later purchased an additional nine (9) acres from William Payne  on 19 Jul 1654.  He was discharged from compulsory military service of the Colony on 28 Oct 1647, due to his age.

William Adams  had six (6) children:

5.1.   William Adams, b. ca. 1620 , England; d. 18 Jan 1658/9, Ipswich, Mass.; m. Elizabeth Stacy, b. ca. 1630; d. 1655.
5.2.
  John Adams, b. ca. 1630, probably England; d. between 26 Jul 1702 and 12 Dec. 1703, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m1st ca. 1665 to Rebecca (Unknown); m2nd bef. 25 Sept 1667 to Sarah Woodman Brocklebank, b. ca. 1630; d. 31 May 1676, Ipswich, Mass; m3rd 8 May 1677, Ipswich Mass to Dorcas Watson Dwight , b. 1639; d. 9 Nov 1707, Ipswich, Mass.  
5.3.      Samuel Adams, b. 1635, presumably Cambridge, Massachusetts; d. living in 1707, Ipswich, Mass; m. 20 Dec 1664, Ipswich, Mass. to Mehitable Norton.  
5.4.      Hannah Adams, b. 1639, who married Francis Muncy , on 6 Dec 1659 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
5.
5.      Mary  Adams, b. ca. 1642; m. 29 Feb 1659/60, Ipswich, Mass. to Thomas French
5.6.      Nathaniel Adams, b. by 1644, probably Ipswich, Mass; d. 11 Apr 1715, Ipswich, Mass; m. 30 Jun 1668 to Mercy Dickenson, d. 12 Dec, 1735, Ipswich, Mass.

Hannah Adams

4.  Hannah Adams, daughter of William Adams, Sr., b. ca. 1639, probably Cambridge, Mass.; d. living on 11 Jun 1707; m1st 6 Dec 1659, Ipswich, Massachusetts to Francis Muncy; m2nd to John Ramsden, d 1686; m3rd. between 12 Oct 1686 and 4 Oct 1687 to Thomas Wickingham.


[i] “The Descendants of Francis Muncy I with Allied Families, Part II”, by Mary Edith Shaw , pp.1-9
[ii] Other variations of this surname are Herpe, Harpe or Harper.