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William Collier was born circa 1585 in St. Olave South, Surrey, England to Abraham Collier (1560-1586) and Sarah Voss (1560-1588) and died 5 July 1671 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Jane Clarke (1591-1666) before 1605 in Surrey, England.


Biography

William Collier was one of the investors or Merchant Adventurers, an initial shareholder in the Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts.

Came from Southwark, Surrey to Plymouth Colony in 1633. Died after 29 May 1670 (in list of Duxbury freemen) and before 5 July 1671 (administration granted on estate).

Marriage & Family

Married at St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, 16 May 1611 Jane Clark. She died after 28 June 1666 when she consented to a deed made by her husband.

Their 13 children: Mary Prence, Hannah, Rebecca Cole, Sarah Brewster, John, Elizabeth Southworth, John again, Catheren, James, Martha, William, Lydia, & Ruth Cole.


  1. Mary Collier (1612-1672) - md Thomas Prence, 4th governor of Plymouth Colony
  2. Sarah Collier (1613-1691) - md Love Brewster - Early Plymouth Colonist
  3. Rebecca Collier (1614-1698) - md Cole -
  4. John Collier (1616-1618) - died young in England
  5. John Collier (1618-1619) - died young in England
  6. Elizabeth Collier (1618-1670) - md Southworth
  7. James Collier (1622-1624) - died young in England
  8. Martha Collier (1624-1625) - died young in England
  9. Lydia Collier (1625-1625) - died young in England




Children


Offspring of William Collier and Jane Clarke (1591-1666)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Collier (1612-1672) 1612 Southward, Surrey, England 1644 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Thomas Prence (1600-1673)

Sarah Collier (1613-1691) 30 April 1616 Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 26 April 1691 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Love Brewster (1611-1650)
Richard Parke (1609-1664)

Rebecca Collier (1614-1698)
John Collier (1616-1618)
John Collier (1618-1619)
Elizabeth Collier (1618-1670) March 1618 London, Middlesex, England 5 April 1670 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Constant Southworth (1612-1678)

James Collier (1622-1624)
Martha Collier (1624-1625)
Lydia Collier (1625-1625)

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