William Stetson

Brief Life History of William

When William Stetson was born in December 1673, in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Stetson, was 34 and his mother, Prudence Clapp, was 24. He died on 14 August 1699, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Stetson
1639–1724
Prudence Clapp
1649–
Robert Stetson
1670–
Lois Stetson
1672–1735
William Stetson
1673–1699
Desire Stetson
1676–1760
Prudence Stetson
1678–1750
Samuel Stetson
1679–1760
Samuel Stetson
1679–1761
Hannah Stetson
1682–1740

Sources (3)

  • William Stetson, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • William Stetson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To The Year 1850

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Stitson, a habitational name from Stidston in South Brent (Devon), from an Old English personal name Stīthweard (genitive Stīthweardes) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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