Deputy Governor Francis Willoughby

Deputy Governor Francis Willoughby

Male 1613 - 1671  (58 years)

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  • Name Francis Willoughby  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Title Deputy Governor 
    Born 1613  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Arrival Between 1620 and 1650  Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1639  Freeman, Massachusetts Colony, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 6 Apr 1671  Chareston, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 8
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I4738  Osage County Cousins
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 

    Father William Willoughby,   b. 1588, Middlesex, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1651, Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Wouller,   b. 1590, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1662, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary (Unknown),   b. Abt 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1640, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 1634 
    Family ID F1655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Taylor,   b. 1616, Wapping, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1677, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1638  Chareston, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jonathan Willoughby,   b. 26 Aug 1636, Stepney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1677, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
    +2. Elizabeth Sarah Willoughby,   b. 13 Jun 1641, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1711, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     3. Hannah Willoughby,   b. 17 May 1643, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1643, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Nehemiah Willoughby,   b. 18 Jun 1644, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1702, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     5. Jeremiah Willoughby,   b. 29 Jul 1647, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1702, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     6. William Willoughby,   b. 1652, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1678, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
     7. Francis Willoughby,   b. 28 Feb 1659, Hart, London, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1678  (Age 19 years)  [natural]
     8. Thomas Willoughby,   b. 1660,   d. 2 Apr 1729  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     9. Susannah Willoughby,   b. 10 Aug 1664, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1709, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F1656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Margaret Elizabeth Locke,   b. 1638, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1682/83, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1658  Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1613 - London, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Between 1620 and 1650 - Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1638 - Chareston, Penobscot, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1639 - Freeman, Massachusetts Colony, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1658 - Wimbledon, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Apr 1671 - Chareston, Penobscot, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Deputy Governor Francis Willoughby (4738)

  • Notes 


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      Francis Willoughby (b. 1613, d. April 3, 1671)
      Francis Willoughby (son of William Willoughby and Elizabeth) was born 1613 in Charleston, Middlesex, England, and died April 3, 1671. He married (1) Mary. He married (2) Sarah Taylor. He married (3) Margeret Locke Taylor.

      Includes NotesNotes for Francis Willoughby:
      He came to New England in 1638 and was Deputy Governor of Mass. Bay Colony, active in the forming of the Party of Resistance when the colonists were divided into two parties. In 1664, the King appointed a commission to visit new England. When Bradstreet urged that the King's perogative gave him power to summon them back to England, Francis Willoughby reminded him that they must consider God's displeasure as well as the King's, their own interests, and that of God's things as well as the King's perogative (Danforth papers - p. 99)

      page found in history
      "History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillary Company of Massachusetts
      1637-1888
      by Oliver Ayer Roberts
      Historian of the Company
      Volume 1, 1637-1738
      publ. Boston 1895

      p. 98
      FRANCIS WILLOUGHBY (1639) of Charlestown, Aug. 22, 1638, called by Hutchinson's gentleman from England, was a son of William Willoughby, who was a "colonel of the city" of London. Francis Willoughby (1639) was a native of Kent, and had been for some time a commander of a vessel. He joined the First Church in Charlestown, Oct. 19, 1639, and became a freeman May 13, 1640. He was representative from Charlestown in 1642, 1648, and 1649; was chosen assistant in 1650, 1651, and 1664; was elected deputy governor in 1665, and held that office until his death, April 3, 1671, when Gen. John Leverett (1639) succeeded him.

      In 1641, he, with others, invested largely in real estate in Charlestown, and built warehouses and wharves, and "prayed the court" to appoint charges wof warfare, portage and storage. His wharves were on each side of the ferry ways, and his ship yard on the site of Fitchbur Railway depot, or on Warren Avenue, where, in 1641, he was engaged in building a ship.

      He went to England in 1651, and remained nearly eleven years. In 1652, he was appointed commissioner of the navy at Portemouth, and in 1658-1659 was a member of the British Parliament.

      In 1662, when it was desired by the General Court of Massachusetts Bay to congratulate King Charles upon his restoration, a letter was written to herbert Pelham (1639), Nehemiah Bourne (1638), Francis Willoughby (1639) and others, in London, asking them to supply the commissioners, upon their arrival, with such funds as they might require on account of the colony.

      His widow, Margaret, married 2/8/1675, Capt. Laurence Hammond (1666) of Charlestown. Francis Willoughby (1639) left a large estate, for those times, being estimated at over four thousand pounds.

      He was ensign of the Artillery Company in 1643. The Artillery Company doubtless joined in the funeral honors which were paid on the 7th of April, to Deputy Gov. Francis Willoughby.

      "1671, April, Mr. Francis Willoughby, Deptuy Governor of Massachusetts Colony died. He desired to be buried one foot deep and to have ye top of his grave plain, only covered with the turfs of grass"
      --Bradstreet's Journal.

      Eleven foot companies were in attendance at this funeral "with the doleful noise of trumpets and drums, in their mourning posture, three volleys of shots discharged, answered with loud roaring of the great guns, ending the heavens with noise at the love of so great a man"
      --Noadish Adams

      Note: The numerals in parentheses denote the year that a man served in the Artillery Company.
      Authorities for Francis Willoughby (1639):
      New England Hist. and Gen. Reg. 1876, 1880
      Frothingham's Hist. of Charlestown
      Wyman's Genealogies and Estated of Charlestown, Vol. LL;
      Hurd's Hist. Middlesex Co., Vol. L

      More About Francis Willoughby:
      Freeman: May 13, 1640
      Immigration: 1638, New England.
      Occupation 1: 1650, Assistant.
      Occupation 2: Merchant and Magistrate.
      Occupation 3: June 9, 1642, Representative.
      Occupation 4: 1665, Deputy Governor.
      Residence: 1638, Charleston.

      Children of Francis Willoughby and Mary are:

      Jonothan Willoughby, b. 1635, England, d. date unknown.

      Children of Francis Willoughby and Sarah Taylor are:

      +Nehemiah Willoughby, b. June 18, 1644, d. November 6, 1690.
      Sarah Willoughby, d. date unknown.
      Hannah Willoughby, d. date unknown.
      Jeremiah Willoughby, d. date unknown.
      William Willoughby, d. date unknown.

      Children of Francis Willoughby and Margeret Locke Taylor are:

      Nathanial Willoughby, d. 1663.
      Susannah Willoughby, d. date unknown.

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