Plaque honoring William Nickerson and his wife Anne (Busby) Nickerson.

Fun With Genealogy: William Nickerson II

Genealogical Relationship: 10th great-grandfather via paternal side, descended through his daughter Sarah who married Nathaniel Covell.

Fun Facts…

  • Born: October 16, 1604 (Norwich, Norfolk, England)
  • Died: August 8, 1690 (Barnstable, Massachusetts Colony)
  • He was the founder of Chatham, Massachusetts, then called Monomoit, Monomoy, and other various spellings, on Cape Cod.
  • Was married to Anne Busby, daughter of Nicholas Busby and Bridget (Cocke) Busby.
  • He was a worsted weaver and freeman and likely apprenticed with his father.
  • He often went against the grain. A complaint was filed against him that accused him of being a “scoffer and jeerer of religion.”
  • He and his wife had two servants when they emigrated to Boston: William Moulton, age twenty, and Anne Wadd, age fifteen.

You can read more about William here:

William Nickerson II (abt.1604-bef.1690) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree

William and Anne (Busby) Nickerson Come to Town – Nickerson Family Association (