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William Johnson of Charlestown was born circa 1607 in England and died 9 October 1677 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Bunker (1607-1684) 14 October 1630 in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.



  • ORIGIN: Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
  • MIGRATION: 1634 ("William Johnson" was admitted as an inhabitant of Charlestown in 1634 [ChTR 11]).
  • OCCUPATION: Brickmaker [ChVR 1:100].
  • CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: On 13 February 1634/5, "William Johnson and Elizabeth his wife" were admitted to Charlestown church {ChChR 8].
  • FREEMAN: 4 March 1634/5 (fourth in a sequence of five Charlestown men) [MBCR 1:370].
  • DEATH: Charlestown 9 December 1677 [ChVR 1:100].
  • Chosen gravedigger at Selectmen's Meeting 10 Dec. 1650/1, Constable 1657
  • He deposed on 29 Dec 1657 in Charlestown, MA; giving his age as 54 years.27, pg. 555, 26, pg. 984, 33, pg. 261
  • Will dated 7 Dec 1677; Probated 2 Feb 1678 (21, pg. 333)



Children



Offspring of William Johnson of Charlestown and Elizabeth Bunker (1607-1684)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Johnson (1632-1708)
Ruhamah Johnson (1635-1660)
Joseph Johnson (1636-1714)
Elizabeth Johnson (1638-1715) 17 March 1638 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 14 December 1715 Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Edward Wyer (1622-1693) Edward Wyer (1622-1693) William Munroe (1625-1718)
Jonathan Johnson (1641-1712) 14 August 1641 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 21 April 1712 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Mary Newton (1644-1728)
Nathaniel Johnson (1643-1677)
Zachariah Johnson (1646-1717)
Isaac Johnson (1649-1711)











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Ancestry

“One of the commonest surnames in America is Johnson, and even in the 1600’s, without benefit of the numerous Scandinavian Johnsons, it was reckoned the third most usual patronymic in the English colonies. In Massachusetts Bay for instance there were five early Johnson settlers; and it has sometimes been suggested without a shred of evidence that they were brothers or half-brothers. These men were Isaac Johnson, who left no descendants; John of Roxbury; Solomon of Marlborough; Edward of Woburn; and William of Charlestown, the progenitor of the families mentioned in the following pages.


See Also

  • William Johnson
  • Johnson in Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Johnson in Bedfordshire
  • William Johnson of Charlestown - Geni.com
  • William Johnson at Find A Grave
  • William Johnson - RootsWeb
  • Roslyn, Roger D. Vital records of Charlestown, Massachusetts to the year 1850. (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984-1995) 1:124. Elizabeth, wife of Tho. Carter, Senr., 77, d. Oct. 6, 1684. [Birth about 1607.]
  • William Johnson, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011) 4:88.
  • William Johnson - WeRelate.



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