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      1080. William RAWSON, born May 21, 1651 in Boston, Suffolk Co, MA; died September 20, 1726. He was the son of 2160. Edward Rawson and 2161. Rachael Perne. He married 1081. Anne GLOVER July 31, 1673 in Boston, Suffolk Co, MA.

      1081. Anne GLOVER, born 1656 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co, MA; died July 29, 1673 in Braintree, Norfolk Co, MA. She was the daughter of 2162. Nathaniel GLOVER and 2163. Mary SMITH.

Notes for William RAWSON:
[crocker.ftw.FTW]

Source for all Rawson family members "A Revised Memoir of Edward
Rawson,
Secretary of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, from 1650 to 1686" by
E.B. Crane.
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

See Historical Document.

_FA1
PLAC Merchant and importer of foreign goods
_FA2
PLAC mentioned in THIS NEW MAN, THE AMERCAN
_FA3
DATE 25 May 1651
PLAC Baptisedfrom: THIS NEW MAN, THE AMERICAN; The Beginnings of the American People by John C. Miller, Stanford University. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1974.
Wives and often mothers in early puberty, colonial women were launched upon a career of almost continuous childbearing. Ten or twelve children were not uncommon for a colonial family, and the arrival of an addition to the family was almos
t an annual event. Benjamin Franklin came from a family of 17 children; William Rawson had 20 children by one wife; and Sir William Phips was one of 26 children, all from the same mother........ under such a regimen of breeding, many
wives died prematurely, in which case the bereaved husband usually remarried promptly and began another family. Since three or four marriages in a lifetime were not uncommon, the house was seldom free of children. Even the repose of patr
iarchs was disturbed by the patter of tiny feet, and in the mourners' train toddled infants of the deceased's own begetting. The life span in colonial America was usually short, but Americans managed to cram a great deal of living into it
. As a result of early marriages combined with remarkable fecundity, those who attained old age numbered their decendants by scores and even by hundreds. One patriarch who died in 1768 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, left 120 children, gra
ndchildren, and great-grandchildren. But this was by no means the record. In 1739, a Rhode Island woman left 205 descendants alive, and in 1742, a woman died in New England having blessed the community with 260 offspring, including 12 gr
eat-great-grandchildren...............................................
He was the third son of Edward, was educated to a mercantile life, and became a prominent merchant and an importer of foreign goods. Up to the time of his marriage, in 1673, he resided with his father in Rawson's Lane, now Bromfield Stree
t, Boston, where he kept a dry goods store. At the age of 22 years he married to Anne Glover, only daughter of Mr. Nathaniel and Mary (Smith) Glover of Dorchester, MA, as the following certificate, copied from the ancient Bible, will show
: -
"This may certify all whomsoever it may concerne, that on ye 11th day of July, 1673, on a certificate I received, that William Rawson and Ann Glover, ye daughter of ye late Mr. Nathaniel Glover, had been duly and legally published, I joine
d them in marriage at the house and in the presence of Mr. Habackuk Glover, his wife, Mr. Edward Edward Rawson, father of ye son William Rawson, and other friends. As witness my hand, this 31st of July, 1673."Edward Tyng, Ass't.
William resided in Boston a number of years after his marriage. The births of ten of his children are recorded there. All twenty childdren are recorded in the ancient family Bible which is in the possession of New England Historical Soc
iety Library in Boston. He moved to Dorchester, where, according to the records of that town, two of his children were born, and from there to Braintree, now Quincy, to the ancient Rawson farm, which he purchased of the immediate descend
ants of the Rev. John Wilson of Boston, his great uncle. The farm is a part of a large tract granted by the General Court to the Rev. John Wilson, "including a large portion of what is now called the North School District of Quincy." It
is situated near Neponset village and was descended to the fifth generation. The estate was next to that of the Hon. Josiah Quincy. There is a street named Rawson Road running parallel with Hancock Street. This is the location on Willi
am's old homestead. it was passed down to succeeding generations. It was passed to his son, Jonathan in 1760, Jonathan Jr. in 1782, and Samuel (Jonathan Jr.'s son) in 1819. William Rawson owned and operated the first trading post in Bos
ton. While in Boston, records of the First Church in Boston show that William and Anne were recieved and admitted to that church on Feb. 27, 1676. Accounts say that William was very noble, religous and a wealthy man.
from NE Historical Gen. Register, Vol. 3, 38.
William was elected Representative in 1695, constable in 1698, surveyor of highways in 1700, commissioner in 1703, surveyor in 1705, selectman in 1706, moderator in 1708, surveyor in 1713, and surveyor in 1715. He was a dry goods merchant
(importer of goods) and ship owner of Boston, MA...................................................
from Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, page 561.
William Rawson, eldest son in 1676, age 26 in 1678 was defense in a suit brought by William Rawson in Suff. Court on July, 1678. John Broughton was the defense in another Rawson suit. In 1681 in Maine, he sued George Broughton for knocki
ng him down; witness for Mrs. Patience Spencer, 1682, Gr. j. 1678, 1686-7, 1689-90. Kit. constable 1683. Lists 28, 298, 33. In March 1689-90, he escaped from Capt. Wincoll's home and carried news of the attack to Portsmith. Bondsman fo
r Abraham Lord same year; not found later; appar. d.s.p. He had been married to undnown wife for four or five years when a child was born Sept. 5, 1683, called a monstrosity by Rev. J. Moody (Mass. Hist. Soc. Col, 4: 8: 362). Mr. William
(N.H. State Papers xiv: 1) very likely an error for one of his brothers; not N. E. Reg. 67: 188.

  Notes for Anne GLOVER:
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!BIRTH-DEATH: from GenServ database rawa6ga, Oct. 1996.


More About William RAWSON and Anne GLOVER:
Marriage: July 31, 1673, Boston, Suffolk Co, MA
     
Child of William RAWSON and Anne GLOVER is:
  540 i.   David RAWSON, born December 13, 1683 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died April 20, 1752 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts; married Mary GULLIVER November 18, 1710 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
     
Children of William RAWSON and Anne Glover are:
  i.   Ann Rawson, born April 11, 1674 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA; died 1674.
  Notes for Ann Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996Ann died in infancy.

  ii.   Wilson Rawson, born 1675 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA; died Infant.
  Notes for Wilson Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 12, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 12, 1996

  iii.   Margaret Rawson, born August 01, 1676 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA; died Infant.
  Notes for Margaret Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 12, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 12, 1996

  iv.   Edward Rawson, born September 06, 1677 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA; died August 29, 1678.
  Notes for Edward Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997

  v.   Edward Rawson, born August 29, 1678 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA; died Infant.
  Notes for Edward Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996

  vi.   Rachel Rachael Rawson, born October 16, 1679 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA; died 1679.
  Notes for Rachel Rachael Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997

  vii.   Dorothy Rawson, born August 08, 1681 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA; died September 20, 1689 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA.
  Notes for Dorothy Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #3068, Date of Import: Jan 26, 1997
GORDON RAWSON & RAWSON ROLAND TACKETT
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 12, 1996

  viii.   William Rawson, born December 08, 1682 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA; died October 26, 1769 in Mendon, WORCESTER, MA; married Sara Crosby October 26, 1710 in Billerica, MIDDLESEX, MA; born May 27, 1684 in Billerica, MIDDLESEX, MA; died 1748 in Billerica, MIDDLESEX, MA.
  Notes for William Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 12, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 12, 1996
_FA1
DATE 1703
PLAC Harvard graduate and teacher; check notes
_FA2
DATE 1 Mar 1730/31
PLAC town clerk
_FA3
DATE 11 Mar 1728/29
PLAC teacher
_FA4
DATE 29 Nov
PLAC Kept Grammar SchoolCapt. William Rawson was born in Braintree, Dec. 2, 1682, and was a graduate of Harvard College in 1703. He married Sarah Crosby of Billerica, in 1710, and settled in Mendon.
He was chosen Selectman on March 11, 1729; also chosen by the Selectmen to keep school for three months, beginning with the 8th day of Dec., the same year and to be paid at the rate of 45 pounds
per annum. March 1, 1731, chosen Town Clerk, which office he held for some years. On the 29th of November chosen to keep a Grammar School for three months - no doubt the first school of that grade
opened in Mendon. He must have been successful, for again, in April, 1737, he was engaged to keep a Grammar School ten months. He took a very active part in town matters, and was a very popular
man in is day. He died Oct., 1769.

  More About William Rawson and Sara Crosby:
Marriage: October 26, 1710, Billerica, MIDDLESEX, MA

  ix.   Dorothy Rawson, born June 19, 1686 in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA; died Infant in Boston, SUFFOCK, MA.
  Notes for Dorothy Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996

  x.   Ebenezer Rawson, born December 01, 1687 in Dorchester, SUFFOCK, MA; died August 28, 1691 in Dorchester, SUFFOCK, MA.
  Notes for Ebenezer Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996

  xi.   Thankful Rawson, born August 06, 1688 in Dorchester, SUFFOLK, MA; died August 21, 1688 in Dorchester, SUFFOLK, MA.
  Notes for Thankful Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997

  xii.   Nathaniel Rawson, born December 03, 1689 in Mendon, Worcester, MA; died April 20, 1731 in Mendon, WORCESTER, MA; married Hannah Thompson November 05, 1713 in Braintree, NORFOLK, MA; born November 22, 1687 in Woburn, MIDDLESEX, MA; died 1791.
  Notes for Nathaniel Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

_FA1
PLAC Assessor and Selectman
_FA2
PLAC Check notes.Nathaniel Rawson married Hannah Thompson, daughter of Samuel Thompson of Braintree, in 1712. They settled in Mendon. He was chosen one of the Selectmen in 1727-28 and Assessor in
1728. On February 16, 1729, he was chosen one of a committee to agree with workmen to build the new church (The Old North Church), in 1730. In March of that year Nathaniel was chosen Selectman.
He died April 20, 1731.
One source has Hannah's birth as Aug. 5, 1672 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.

  Notes for Hannah Thompson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #3068, Date of Import: Jan 26, 1997
GORDON RAWSON & RAWSON ROLAND TACKETT
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #3068, Date of Import: Jan 26, 1997Steven Norris of 105 Jones Street, Bakersfield, CA, has her birth date as August 5, 1672, Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA, and
death date as June 15, 1695.

  More About Nathaniel Rawson and Hannah Thompson:
Marriage: November 05, 1713, Braintree, NORFOLK, MA

  xiii.   Ebenezer Rawson, born July 25, 1691 in Braintree (Quincy), NORFOLK, MA; died in Braintree (Quincy), NORFOLK, MA.
  Notes for Ebenezer Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996Ebenezer died young.

  xiv.   Edward Rawson, born January 27, 1691/92 in Braintree, MA; died 1721; married Preserved Bailey April 04, 1715 in Boston, SUFFOLK, MA.
  Notes for Edward Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
_FA1
PLAC Mariner and farmer; check notes
_FA2
PLAC Will recordedEdward Rawson died in 1721. His will is recorded in the records of Suffolk, devising real estate. Early in life he was a mariner, and lived for a few years in Boston, but
subsequently became a farmer in Braintree. He married Preserved Bailey of Boston.

  Notes for Preserved Bailey:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 12, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 12, 1996

  More About Edward Rawson and Preserved Bailey:
Marriage: April 04, 1715, Boston, SUFFOLK, MA

  xv.   Ann Rawson, born August 28, 1693 in Braintree (Quincy), NORFOLK, MA; died in Braintree (Quincy), NORFOLK, MA.
  Notes for Ann Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996Ann died young.

  xvi.   Patience Rawson, born November 08, 1694; died November 14, 1694.
  Notes for Patience Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996

  xvii.   Peletiah Rawson, born July 02, 1696 in Dorcester, MA; died 1769 in Milton, NORFOLK, MA; married Hannah Hall 1720 in Dorchester, SUFFOLK, MA; born 1692 in Dorcester, MA; died August 01, 1775 in Milton, NORFOLK, MA.
  Notes for Peletiah Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
_FA1
PLAC check notesPelatiah Rawson married Hannah Hall of Dorchester, in 1720. He died in 1769 at 73 years. His wife died Aug. 1, 1775 at 83. Both died and were buried at Milton, Mass.

  Notes for Hannah Hall:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997

  More About Peletiah Rawson and Hannah Hall:
Marriage: 1720, Dorchester, SUFFOLK, MA

  xviii.   Grindal Rawson, born August 24, 1697 in Dorcester, MA; died Infant.
  Notes for Grindal Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #3467, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1997

  xix.   Mary Rawson, born December 16, 1698 in Dorcester, MA.
  Notes for Mary Rawson:
[Rawson Goldmine.FTW]

SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
SOUR Brderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4654, Date of Import: Oct 6, 1996
_FA1
PLAC Died as an infant



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