Richard Williams (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 23, 2021:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Richard Williams descendants for further SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)

Still to do as of March 23, 2021

  • NGS/WGS test multiple descendants of Richard Williams (and preferably his son Nathaniel) to firmly place family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Richard Williams was baptized Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire 28 Jan 1606/7, son of William Williams & Jane Woodward. Richard died Taunton in Aug 1693. He married Whitcombe Magna, Gloucestershire 11 Feb 1631/2 Frances Deighton (daughter of John Deighton and Jane Bassett of Royal descent) and they had nine children (First three bp. St. Nicholas, Gloucester; rest born Taunton): John (1634 dy), Elizabeth (1635/6-1635/6), Samuel (1636/7), Nathaniel (1639), Joseph (c1643), Thomas (c1645), Elizabeth (c1647), Hannah (c1650) and Benjamin (1652).

Second Generation

Samuel Williams was bp. St. Nicholas Gloucester 2 Feb 1636/7 and died Taunton 16 Aug 1697. He married twice, first 1662, Mary Gilbert (6 children, but no Mayflower link) and second aft Oct 1691 (H)Anna ROGERS Williams (no children).

Nathaniel Williams was born Taunton 17 Nov 1639 and died there 16 Aug 1692. He married Taunton 17 Nov 1668 Elizabeth Rogers and they had three children (born Taunton): John (1675 m Hannah Robinson), Nathaniel (1679 m Lydia King) and Elizabeth (1686).

Third Generation

DNA results I-FT8431

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Williams DNA Project Q-Group 121 list 3 individuals, one claiming to be a patrilineal descendant of Richard Williams (1607-1693).

WGS/NGS testing

Two of the three individuals in the Q-Group 121 have taken the Big Y-700 and been found to fall into the I-DF29>Z58>Z139>S2293>S6277>Y15902>Y15575>FT3433>S27836>A6549>A6591>A6776>A6780>A6778>FT8431 clade.

References & External Links

  • Westgate, Alice W.A. (revised by Ann T. Reeves) (2nd ed. rev. by Peggy M. Baker), Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: vol. 19 Rogers, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Second edition 2013
  • Thomas Rogers Society