Tuesday, August 16, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Mark Anthony Child, son of Increase Child, son of Mary Lyon (Child), daughter of Joseph Lyon, son of Mary Bridge (Lyon), daughter of Prudence Robinson (Bridge), daughter of William Robinson.]

William Robinson, Buried Jun 1668 , Dorchester, Massachusetts
Dorchester North Burying Ground; Find A Grave Memorial# 11266694
Born in St. Dunstans, Canterbury County, Kent, England. He was killed in a watermill accident in Dorchester, Massachusetts found on ancestry.com

Indian matters and cause of death
"...in December, 1666, he served his community in an unusual manner for an Indian had died alone in a wigwam at the edge of town from smallpox which was such a terrible scourge then. The constables arranged with one John Smith to dig a grave within the wigwam and he with William Robinson and an Indian called 'Joseph', put the corpse in the grave which Smith then filled up."
William was killed, according to the diary of Rev. John Elliot in Roxbury Church Records, by being drawn through by ye cog wheel of his mill and was torn in pieces and slain.
found on ancestry.com
William Robinson Headstone, Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

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