William Cross

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William Cross, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died at Fairfield, Connecticut, before 7 September 1655, when his estate was inventoried.1,2

William married Margaret (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton, Somerset, England, 11 November 1630.3,2,4

He may be the Wm Crosse who married Margret Weeche 11 Nov 1630, St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton, Somerset, Eng.

He served in the Pequot War, 1637; settled early in Windsor, was in Wethersfield by 1644, and finally removed to Fairfield.

His inventory was taken 7 Sep 1655 and mentions widow and orphans. The estate was insolvent and heavily in debt so there was no distribution to the heirs. Although proof positive is lacking on the relationship between him and his children, their relationship to each other is thoroughly established, mainly because they all shared in the estate of their brother John.2,3,5


Margaret (…) d. aft. 1658
  • Samuel Cross1,2 b. say 1640
  • Sarah Cross1,2 b. say 1646, d. 18 Feb 1712
  • Hannah Cross2,1 b. say 1648, d. bt 1675 - 1682
  • John Cross2,1 b. say 1650
  • Nathaniel Cross2,1 b. say 1652, d. 28 Oct 1714
  • Mary Cross+1,2 b. say 1654, d. 7 Oct 1687
This person was last edited on28 Sep 2017


  1. [S31] Lillian Lounsberry (Miner) Selleck, One Branch of the Miner Family with Extensive Notes on the Wood, Lounsberry, Rogers and 50 Other Allied Families of Connecticut and Long Island (New Haven, Connecticut: D. L. Jacobus, 1928), 96-97, further cited as Selleck, Miner Family.
  2. [S5] Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (two vols., New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1930-1932), 167, further cited as Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield.
  3. [S128] Donald Lines Jacobus, Additions and Corrections to History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1943), 9, further cited as Jacobus, Fairfield Corrections.
  4. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 400, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  5. [S31] Selleck, Miner Family, 96.