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William Blackmore

  • Born: Cir 1636, England 657
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Curtis in 1666 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, British American Colonies
  • Died: 21 Apr 1676, Scituate, Massachusetts at age 40 612,657

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• Background Information. 612
William Blackmore came from England in 1665. He was a nephew of Peter Collamore. A farm was laid out to him by the freemen, where the late Capt. Elijah Curtis resided. His house occupied nearly the same place, a few rods east. He married Elizabeth Bankes, 1666. His children were Peter, born 1667, John born 1660, Phebe born 1672 and William 1675.

In 1669, he was freed from military duty, "for the loss of an eye." He lost his life repelling the Indians. 21 Apr 1676. His widow married Jacob Bumpus, 1677.

Children of William and Elizabeth:
Peter d. 1692, leaving two children, Josph and Jane
Phebe married Ebenezer Holms
William died without children, 1698. In his will he gives legacies to "brother John - Sister Phebe Holmes - brother Peter's two children Joseph & Jane, and brother in-law Ebenezer Holmes."

~History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement to 1831, pp. 221-222

• Background Information. 657
William Blackmore was born around 1636 in England. He died 21 Apr 1676 in Scituate, Mass. He was killed by Indians and his house was burned.

He came from Northam, Devon, England in 1665 to Scituate, Mass. in reponse to his uncle Peter Collamore of Scituate, Mass, who wanted him for an heir. Later Peter sent to England to his brother John for the latter's son, Anthony in order to have a heir by the name of Collamore.

"A farm was laid out to him by the freemen where the late Captain Curtis lived, and occupied nearly the same place a few rods east." [Cran's Worcester Co., Mass., vol. 2 pg. 372, 1907]

William married, 17 Jul 1666, Elizabeth (Curtis) Banks, in Scituate, Mass. Elizabeth was the daughter of ______ Curtis & ______ Richarden, and the sister of William, Richard, Thomas and John Curtis.

~Three Blackmore Genealogies, pp. 2-3

• Background Information. 612
Peter Collamore had no children so "he sent to England for some relatives to inherit his estate. William Blackmore, his sister's son, according came. But desiring an heir of the name Collamore, he gave but little to Blackmore, and made his nephew, Capt. Anthony Collamore, his principal legatee.

"The will of Peter Collamore is dated 1684, and bequeathes "To wife Mary one third of the income of my estates. The the children of William Blackmore, deceased, viz. to Peter a lot of marsh on the first Herring brook - to John all my lands at Sowmack - to Phebe a cow - to William 50 acres of lant at Seconett."

~History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement to 1831, pp. 239-240

William married Elizabeth Curtis in 1666 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, British American Colonies.

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