Descendants of William Carpenter of Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, that part now in Bristol County, MA

First Generation

See: Carpenter Sketches by Gene Zubrinsky.

1. William Carpenter, son of William Carpenter of the parish of Shalbourne, Wiltshire and Berkshire, England, was born about 1605, probably in that vicinity. He died on 7 Feb 1658/9 in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, and was buried in Newman Cem., now in East Providence, RI.

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William married Abigail Briant on 28 Apr 1625 in Shalbourne, Berkshire, (that part now in Wiltshire), England. Abigail was christened there on 27 May 1604. She died on 22 Feb 1686/7 in Rehoboth. She was buried in Newman Cem.


They had the following children.

+ 2 M i John Carpenter was christened on 8 Oct 1626. He died in between 10 Nov 1694 and 23 May 1695. [Details, Sources, and Updates]
+ 3 F ii Abigail Carpenter was christened on 31 May 1629. She died on 5 Mar 1709/10.[Details, Sources, and Updates]
+ 4 M iii William Carpenter was christened on 25 Dec 1631 (not 22 Nov 1631 misread xxv as xxii ...). He died on 26 Jan 1702/3. [Details, Sources, and Updates]
+ 5 M iv Joseph Carpenter was christened on 6 Apr 1634. He died between 3 and 6 May 1675. [Details, Sources, and Updates]
  6 M v
Samuel Carpenter was christened on 5 Mar 1636/7 (not 1 Mar 1636/7 - had read the day as "ffirst," when it actually says "ffyft"; the letters f and s are very hard to distinguish from each other) in Shalbourne. He was buried there on 20 Apr 1637.[Notes]
+ 7 M vi Samuel Carpenter was born about 1638. He was buried on 20 Feb 1682/3. [Details, Sources, and Updates]
+ 8 F vii Hannah Carpenter was born on 3 Apr 1640. She died before 8 Jun 1673. [Details, Sources, and Updates]
+ 9 M viii Abiah Carpenter was born on 9 Apr 1643. He died before 22 Mar 1698/9. [Details, Sources, and Updates]

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