William Ffressell, on the ‘John and Sara’ Passenger List

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Published on: 09 Dec 2014
Updated: 22 Nov 2016

Ffressell/Fressell, William.”

Page 281.

Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946. Page 281.

Descendant and Researchers:
Pamela Beal – Blondie661@hotmail.com – Direct Descendant

First Generation in the New World

1. WILLIAM¹ FRESSELL/FRISELL, “Scotsman”, was born in Scotland and died at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 25 Jan 1684. He married at Concord on 28 Nov 1667, HANNA CLARKE.

Biographical Notes:
Is Hanna Clarke a SPOW descendant? Possibly a daughter of John Clarke? “The inventory of William Ffrizel Scotsman who died on the 25th of January 1684 in Concord: taken on the 18th of March 1684…” See below.
“30 March 1671 – Inquest on George Heaward Senior who was drowned helping Wm. Frizzell over the river in a canoe.” signed by many local men See: Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, “Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649,” n.d.), page 119.

Children of William and Hannah (Clarke) Frisell:
2. HANNAH² FRISELL, (William¹), b. at Concord, Massachusetts on 12 Sep 1669.
2. WILLIAM² FRIZELL, (William¹), b. at Concord* on 14 Oct 1671*; died at Concord on 13 Oct 1699. MVR to 1850, Concord, page 58.
2. JOHN FRISELL, (William¹), was born at Concord on 28 Dec 1673.
2. ELIZABETH FRISELL, (William¹), was born at Concord on 1 Mar 1674/5.
2. MARY FRISELL, (William¹), was born at Concord on 1 Oct 1677.

SOURCES AND NOTES:
Early Vital Records of Massachusetts, Concord Registers, Book 1, page 13:
William Frisell & Hanna Clarke married 28 Nov 1667
Early Vital Records of Massachusetts, Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, page 14: “Hanna daughter of William Frisell & Hanna his wife borne, 12; Sep; 69

Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

2 Responses to William Ffressell, on the ‘John and Sara’ Passenger List

  1. Dana L. Brumbelow says:

    Just simply amazed to find this information. William Ffressell is my 10th great grandfather. I never knew he existed until I started researching my family tree. It’s important to remember. If anyone has more information on William Ffressell, his ancestors or descendants, I would be interested to know. I have a GEDmatch kit available, and so does my father, if you are interested. I’m also on 23andMe and Ancestry.com, where I have a draft family tree I am working on. Thank you!

    I’m very proud of my 10th great grandfather, William Ffressell, and of my Scottish background. Would love to know more! And so would the rest of my family!

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