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William Gary/Sarah Eliot of Roxbury,Mass Not Ours
Posted by: Katherine Torkelson Date: January 12, 2002 at 11:56:23
In Reply to: Re: WILLIAM GARY b. 1630/33England - 1650/70 Virginia by Kat Filkins of 773

Arthur Gary who marries Frances Warman was town proprietor, and he and his wife were among the earliest members of the First Church of Roxbury (the Rev. John Eliot pastor) in Roxbury, Mass. His son William is listed below, but this son HAD NO CHILDREN. We may be kin to this family in someway, but it would not be from this branch of the family. At least not this William Gary. Our William Gary dies in Prince George County, Virginia.

Deacon William Gary (Arthur1) was baptized in Little Hadham, Herfordshire, Engl., Aug. 22, 1628. He
accompanied his parents to America and settled in Roxbury, Mass. He was admitted a Freeman of the
Massachusetts Bay Colony, May 26, 1652. He married first, in Rodbury, Aug. 25, 1651, Hannah Curtis, born in
Roxbury about 1633, daughter of William and Sarah (Eliot) Curtis and niece of the Rev. John Eliot. She died before
1677 and he married second, Elizabeth Parker, born in Woburn, Mass., March 12, 1645, daughter of Captain
James and Elizabeth (Long) Parker of Woburn. She was confirmed as a member of the Roxbury Church, June 26,
1677, and received into full communion in the same, June 29, 1677. She died after 1712.

William Gary was confirmed as a member of the "Apostle Eliot's" Church, Nov. 23, 1651 and became a leading
member of that ecclesiastical body, being ordained Deacon of the same in January 1686/7. He was much employed as the overseer of estates and is named as the executor of many wills of the more prominent Roxbury inhabitiants. The files of the Superior Court (Suffolk County, Mass). show that he was a Grand Juror to the Cout of Assistants in March 1676/7 and in November 1689. In 1675 he was elected Deputy (or Representative) from Roxbury to the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay. He died in Roxbury, Sept. 4, 1712, "aged 83."
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