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William Robinson, Jr. was born 1640 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts to William Robinson (1615-1668) and Margaret Beech (1616-1664) and died 23 March 1693 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Cutter (1643-1692) in Massachusetts.


Biography

William Robinson appears first in Concord, Massachusetts, but soon after that in Newton, Massachusetts, as a signer of the secession petition, in 1678. He is also found of record in both Cambridge and Watertown. His will, made March 22, 1693, offered for probate June 26 of the same year, was disallowed because of informalities.

From William Robinson came many prominent and leading families of this nation.

Marriage & Family

All of his children, except Hannah, were then living at the time of his will. His wife's name was Elizabeth Cutter, and their children were:

  1. Elizabeth, born 27 May 1669 in Concord and married, December 20, 1693, Daniel Gregory (1672-1736) the original Scottish immigrant of the Gregory family of America, she died 2 Jan 1749 in Framingham;
  2. Hannah, born July 13, 1671, in Concord, died in Cambridge, October 5, 1672;
  3. William, born July 10, 1673 in Newton became the founder of Auburndale and married Elizabeth Upham (1678-1747) daughter Lt Phineas Upham (1635-78) and Ruth Wood (1635-93) on Mar 3 1741, he died Jan 28 1754 in Newton;
  4. Mercy Robinson (1676-1740), born August 7, 1676 in Watertown married Nathaniel Whitney (1675-1730) on 7 Nov 1695, she died 31 Dec 1740 in Watertown; They are great-grandparents to famous inventor Eli Whitney (1765-1825).
  5. David, born May 23, 1678 in Newton, died Dec 7, 1773 in Newton;
  6. Samuel Robinson (1680-1724) - born April 20, 1680 in Cambridge went on to be the tavern owner in Cambridge Square from (1714-20) and married Sarah Manning (1681-1709) on Mar 23 1703 and had 3 children then married Elizabeth Brigham, he died Apr 24, 1724 in Westboro;
  7. Jonathan Robinson (1682-1754) - born April 20, 1680 in Cambridge married Ruth Morse (1684-1759), daughter of Jonathan Morse and Abigail Shattuck, she died Feb 18 1754 in Lexington.




Children



Offspring of William Robinson, Jr. and Elizabeth Cutter (1643-1692)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Robinson (1669-1749)
Hannah Robinson (1671-1672)
William Robinson (1673-1754)
Mercy Robinson (1676-1740) 7 August 1676 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 31 December 1740 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Nathaniel Whitney (1675-1730)
David Robinson (1678-1773)
Samuel Robinson (1680-1724) 20 April 1680 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 24 April 1724 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Sarah Manning (1681-1709) Sarah Manning (1681-1709) Elizabeth Brigham (1685-1733)
Jonathan Robinson (1682-1754)











Siblings

Offspring of William Robinson (1615-1668) and Prudence Robinson (c1615-c1635)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Prudence Robinson (1643-1700)
Offspring of William Robinson (1615-1668) and Margaret Beech (1616-1664)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Robinson (1640-1718)
Increase Robinson (1642-1699)
Waiting Robinson (1646-1690)
William Robinson (1640-1693) 1640 Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 23 March 1693 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Cutter (1643-1692)



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