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  • Name William Smith 
    Born 25 Sep 1598  Whitford,Devonshire Co,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1670  Jamaica,Queens Co,NY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I24090  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Father Barnard Smith,   b. 1571, Whitford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margaret Rowe,   b. 1571, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Jan 1597  Whitford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Marie Feavors,   b. 29 Sep 1598, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c 1668, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1625  Colyston, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Unknown Smith
     2. Margret Smith,   c. 20 Aug 1626, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Thomas Smith,   c. 26 Aug 1628,   d. Bef 10 Apr 1689, Jamaica, Queens Co., Long Island, New York Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     4. Hannah Smith,   b. c 1635
    +5. Benjamin Smith,   b. c 1633,   d. c 1711, Milford,New Haven Co,CT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
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    Descendant of William Smith b 1598 Devon England d bef 1684 Long Island NY m Marie Feavors
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F7898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Magdalena Hill,   b. 1617, Braintree,Essex Co,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Norwalk,Fairfield Co,CT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Joseph Smith,   b. c 1637, Weymouth,Norfolk Co,MA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ruth Smith,   b. 5 Nov 1639, Weymouth,Norfolk Co,MA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1640, Weymouth,Norfolk Co,MA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Nehemiah Smith,   b. 2 Oct 1651, Weymouth,Norfolk Co,MA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1723, Jamaica,Long Island Co,NY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Lydia Smith,   b. c 1643, MA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Wait Smith,   b. c 1645, Weymouth,Norfolk Co,MA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717, Jamaica,Queens Co,NY,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    +6. Samuel Smith,   b. c 1647, MA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c 1745, Norwarlk,Fairfield Co,CT,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 98 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F8810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • William Smith, born after 1600, died after Jan. 1663/4 and some time before 1670; married Magdalen ___, who married second, by 1670, Capt. Richard Olmstead of Norwalk, Conn.
      He was a magistrate at Weymouth, Mass., 1638-43, and was of Rehoboth, Mass., about 1643-51. He settled in Huntington, Long island., where house lots were granted to "William Smith and his son Nehemiah Smith," 11 January 1663/4. Her did not long survive that date, for on 6 September 1670 Magdalen Olmstead of Norwalk, late wife of William Smith of Jamaica, deceased, gave her housing in Jamaica to her sons Wait Smith and Samuel; and Samuel Smith assigned his share to "my brother Wait Smith." The will of Richard Olmstead, made 30 September 1684, gave to Samuel Smith "the bed that was my last wife's."
      At Huntington in 1684, Thomas Smith, Joseph Smith, Nehemiah Smith and Wait Smith confirmed land there as children of William Smith now deceased, formerly of Huntington; Daniel Denton and Joseph Smith, Jr., witnessed.
      Benjamin Smith of Milford, Conn., at his first marriage there in 1660, was described as son of William Smith of Huntington. It will be noted that Benjamin named sons Samuel, Joseph and Nehemiah; and that his brother Thomas named a son Benjamin.
      Thomas Smith, Sr., of Jamaica, in his will in 1689 called himself 62 or 63 years old and referred to Nehemiah Smith as his brother.
      Joseph Smith is mentioned in Huntington records, for he took inventory there in 1661, and in 1663 reference is made to a lot "Formerly Joseph Smith's." He appears in Jamaica records, 14 February 1663, and was Townsman there, 22 December 1663. On 14 January 1714, Joseph Smith, Sr., of Jamaica, made an agreement with Nathan, Wait and Caleb Smith of Jamaica, to divide a lot, and Joseph was to have the west side and the other three the east side; in the contemporary index this is called "An Agreement between Joseph Smith and ye sons of Wait Smith." Beneath the agreement is entered a release from Magdalen Smith of Jamaica, stating that "my husband William Smith resigned with her consent the land "that my husband William Smith and my son Joseph Smith bought of Henry Whitney unto my son Joseph Smith afore said." This release was doubtless given before 1670, since Magdalen was still named Smith, and by 1670 she was "Olmstead" and she had died before Olmstead made his will in 1684.
      In 1668 Winthrop's Medical Journal mentions Ruth wife of Joseph Smith of Jamaica and calls him brother of "Goody" Higby. Nehemiah Smith called John Carpenter his cousin (nephew), making it likely that Hannah, wife of John2 Carpenter, was daughter of William Smith.

      "The American Genealogist" c 1948 - "William Smith of Jamaica"

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] The Great Migration.

    2. [S25] Families of Early Milford CT .


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