William Locke, Deacon

Male 1660 - 1738  (78 years)


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  • Name William Locke 
    Suffix Deacon 
    Born 18 Jan 1660  Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jul 1738 
    Person ID I9535  Wyman
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2003 

    Father William Locke, Deacon Click to preview: William Locke, Deacon,   b. 13 Dec 1628, Stepheny Parish, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1720, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Mary Clarke Click to preview: Mary Clarke,   b. 10 Dec 1640, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1715, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1655  Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F3543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abigail Haywood Click to preview: Abigail Haywood,   b. 4 Apr 1672, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1748-1749  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1698  Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ebenezer Locke Click to preview: Ebenezer Locke,   b. 1694,   d. May 1765  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F2707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Whittmore Click to preview: Sarah Whittmore,   b. 7 Mar 1662, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 May 1683 
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F4592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1660 - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jun 1698 - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 'He was owner of land in 1683, and as early as 1689 owned a 'hous' i the westerly part of Woburn. In 1683 the Town of Woburn granted him 'four acres to be laid out near his own land' and Mh. 3, 1700, there was granted him 'four acres of land where the top is his own near Cambridge line, he paying to the Selectmen for the town use two shillings in money for every acre, he not to obstruct any highway or watering place according to a former order of the town.' 'He was a Deacon in 1709 - was a Selectman 1703-4 and 1732; and held many other offices in town. In 1728 he was one of a committee 'to treat with Mr. Edward Jackson in order to settling in Woburn,' and to supply the
      pulpit; and the same year one of a committee 'to go to the Rev. Mr. Fox and see if they can make things easy with him.' His name often appears on committees appointed in relation to 'town affairs.' 'He resided in the second precinct of Woburn, on land which was included
      in Burlington when that town was incorporated in 1799. After his decease, on the petition of Thomas Locke his grandson, a part of the estate was set off to Lexington including the house, making a notch into the South-westerly line of Burlington. A portion of the estate is that now owned by the heirs of Hammond Locke. The original estate, a part at least, was given to Deacon William Jr., by Deacon William Senior, his father; and on the decease of the former in 1738, one half of the house and land was set off by the children to the widow for her use instead of a dower, by agreement; and at the same time the other half was divided between the children. Previous to this, in 1718, Deacon William had given his son Daniel several lots of land in Lexington and Woburn, and Francis another son at the same time conveyed to Daniel for 115 pounds his 'interest in the Mason house' 'where he (Frances) then lived,' it being the Easterly end. This was probably a part of his father's house, that the father had before that time given him, including 'a place for a tan yard' and 'a convenient place for a tan house' and also several lots of land adjoining the father's estate. When his widow died I know not, nor how the property was settled; but his son William became owner of the house and homestead, in part at least, and there resided.'

  • Sources 
    1. [S955] Lockes, John Goodwin Locke, (James Munroe and Company, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, 1853), p. 16, #3 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1156] New England Marriages 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, Maryland, SixthPrinting 1997, 1985; Reprinted 1997), p. 469 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S120] Early Massachucetts Marriages Prior to 1800, Volumes: I-II-III, Frederic W. Baily, (Genealogical Publishing Copany, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1996), Vol 3, p. 114 (Reliability: 3).