NameMoyles (Michael) Williamson
Birthabt 1610, England
Immigration1635, Ipswich aboard the Defense [501]
Move1638, Newport, Newport Co, RI [501]
Freeman16 Mar 1640/1, Newport, Newport Co, RI [501]
Move1644, Hempstead, Long Island, NY [501]
Deathabt 1645, Long Island
SpouseAnn Pankhurst
Birthabt 1619, England
Immigration1635, New England aboard the Abigail [501]
Deathaft 1656, Long Island [501]
FatherNicholas Pankhurst (~1590-<1622)
MotherBarbara Geere (ch. 1590-<1623)
Birthabt 1635
Notes for Moyles (Michael) Williamson
On 2 October 1639, "Michael Williamson & Anne his wife make a letter of deputation & procuratorship to Anthony Stapley of Patcham in Sussex, Esq., to receive of Elizabeth Geere of Lewis [Lewes] in Sussex, widow, executrix of the last will & testament of Dennis Geere late of Saugost deceased 50lb. legacy given by him to the said Anne by the name of Anne Panckhurst"[Lechford 206].Lechford also prepared "a letter to Mrs. Geere. And a release conditional to Mr. Stapley"[Lechford 206].On 1 September 1640, "Michael Williamson of Rode Island in New England, locksmith, and Anne his wife otherwise called Anne Panckhurst releases the [said] Elizabeth Geere &c."[Lechford 302]. [501]

Evidently extensive coverage in NYGBR 119:80-84, 133-42: The connection between Moyles/Michael Williams and Michael Williamson of Ipswich and Newport is established in this article. “Moyles Williams” appears as s an original proprietor at Hempstead, and in 1667, the heirs of “Michael Williams” quit-claimed their interest in the estate of their step-father Henry Pearsall. The family goes by Williams after moving to Long Island.

Moyles came to Boston in 1635 as a servant to George Giddings from St. Albans Parish in Hertfordshire. He appears on the list as “Michell Willmson, 30.” He followed him to Ipswich and soon married Ann Pankhurst. The family followed Ann Hutchinson to Rhode Island in 1638. They were in Long Island by about 1644, and Moyles died shortly afterward.

His sons John and Joseph were profiled on pages 133-142.

Article also notes that the account of the Williams family in the Pearsall genealogy is fictional.
Notes for Ann Pankhurst
Named in her father’s 1620 will. Following immigration, lived first with Dennis Geere, her uncle, in Lynn. Married second Henry Pearsall and had four sons. [501]
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