Tamsen Carpenter1

F, b. circa 1664, d. after 12 May 1706
FatherJoseph Carpenter b. 1635, d. b 9 Jul 1684
MotherHannah Carpenter b. 3 Apr 1640, d. b 8 Jun 1673
     Tamsen was born circa 1664 in Pawtuxet, Providence County, Rhode Island. Tamsen married John Williams circa 1682 in Musketa Cove, Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. John was a cordwainer (shoemaker). On the 12th of May 1706, Tanzen purchased 300 acres of land in West Plains. Tamsen departed this life after 12 May 1706 in White Plains, Westchester County, New York.


John Williams d. b 4 Apr 1705


  1. [S38] Daniel Hoogland Carpenter, History & Genealogy of the Carpenter Family In America From the Settlement at Providence, R. I. 1637 - 1901
    , pages 45-46 - no. 12 Taxmen Carpenter, daughter of Joseph2 and
    Hannah Carpenter, was born at Pawtuxet, R. I., about 1664, and was probably named for her great-aunt Tomazin."*' About 1682 she married John Williams, cordwainer (shoemaker). He is said to have been in some way related to Roger Williams. It will be noted in the account of the daughter who married a Thornycraft that in February, 1682, her father made deed of land to said Thornycraft, and now, of same date, he deeds land to John Williams, leading us to believe that both conveyances were marriage settlements ... There is some reason to suppose that previous to his marriage John Williams had been addicted to strong drink. We find that in 1681 he balanced his account at the store" * where charges for "wine, sider &c." to the amount of X3 13 s. 4d. was paid by shoes that he had made. After his marriage, and following the death of his wife's father, he sold his property at Musketa Cove and removed to Madnan's Neck (now Great Neck, L. I.), and the next that we find of him is the following from the Records in New York Surrogate's office, in vols. 5, 6, and 7 of Wills; And following this we find on record at White Plains that Tomasin Williams, relict of John Williams, late of Madnan's Neck, purchased from Joseph Purdy, John Horton, and Daniel Purdy 300 acres of woodland of the patent of John Clap and Company on the Byram River, Westchester County, dated May 12, 1706. (Records, vol. C, p. 430.) Of the descendants of John and Tomasin Williams it is claimed that one of them was David Williams who assisted in the capture of Major Andre.