William Curtis, my 10th Great Grandfather, was born on 12 November 1592 at Nazing, England to Thomas Curtis and Mary Camp.
William married a Mary Rawlyns on 3 Dec 1615 at London England. One son named William, was born to this marriage and Mary Rawlyns died at or soon after the birth of their son. This son named William would arrive in the New World one year before his father.
On 6 August 1618 William married a Sarah Elliot in Nazing England. Of this marriage, six children, two of whom died early, would be born in England and three more would be born in Massachusetts.
On 22 June 1632, William, his wife and four children, sailed to the new world from London England on the "Lyon" arriving in Boston on 16 September 1632.
In the New World, William would farm and acquire numerous parcels of land in Boston and Roxbury Massachusetts. At one time he leased eleven acres in Roxbury to Thomas Dudley, the Governor of The Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1652, William owned four parcels of land in Roxbury; ten acres with house a barn and orchard, and parcels of one acre, three acres, and two acres.
William died in Roxbury at the age of eighty years old on 9 December 1692 and is buried at Eliot Burying Grounds in Roxbury Massachusetts. (See photo)