William Collier (Y-DNA)

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William Collier played a key role in the financing of the colony. He was born prob. in the St. Olave Parish, Southwark, Surrey, England about 1585 and died at Duxbury, MA sometime after 29 May 1570. He married St. Olave, Southwark 16 May 1611 Jane YATES Clark and they had thirteen children (bp St. Olave Southwark except where noted): Mary (bp 1611/2), Hannah (bp 1613, bur 1625), Rebecca (bp 1614/5), Sarah (bp 1616), John (bp 1616/7, bur 1618), Elizabeth (bp 1618/9), John (bp 1619/20, bur 1625), Catheren (bur 1621/2), James (bp St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey 1622/3 bur St. Olave 1624), Martha (bp St Mary Madgalen 1624, bur St. Olave 1625), William (bur 1625), Lydia (bp & bur 1625/6) and Ruth b. c 1628). Unfortunately all of William's sons died in infancy, but his daughters who survived infancy all married into early Plymouth families.