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From: James Botelle <>
Subject: [WILLIAMS-L] WILLIAMS, WILLOUGHBY Sr. seeking info
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 22:02:23 -0400


I am seeking whatever information anyone might have on Willoughby
Williams Sr.

What I have is this:
Willoughby Williams. Sr. b about 1736 in England; died April 15, 1776 in
Wallingford, CT. Married Abigail Alling Jan. 22, 1756, daughter of James
Alling and Mary Beadles.

He was a weaver by trade, was very active and exceedingly athletic.
His strength and endurance were put to good use when he was taken
prisoner in Quebec during the French and Indian War. He was confined
aboard ship but dropped into the river during the night and escaped by
swimming ashore and reaching English lines. He was in the campaign of
1755 in the First Company, Fourth Regiment. The company was under the
command of Col. Elihu Chauncey; John Camp, Jr. of Durham was 1st Lt.;
Didymus Parker, 2nd Lt.; Giles Hall of Guilford, Ensign (according to
Connecticut Genealogies #1, Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. II, War
Service Records.

Does anyone have his English history, possibly from the area of
Derbyshire? Would appreciate any information.

Jim Botelle

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