William Fiske III

William FISKE III (1663 – 1745) was Alex’s 8th Great Grandfather; one of 256 in this generation of the Miller line.

William Fiske was born 30 Jan 1663 in Wenham, Essex, Mass. His parents were William FISKE II and Sarah KILHAM. He married Marah [__?__] William died 10 Dec 1745 in Andover, Essex, Mass.

Marah [__?__] was born 1668 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. Marah died 13 Dec 1760 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Mass.

It appears there were two first cousins, William Fiske’s daughter and Joseph Fiske’s daughter, both named Ruth, born a couple years apart  who both immigrated to New Brunswick.  Many genealogies mix these two women up, but it’s not possible that the same woman was mother to both Richard Estey’s children and David Kilborne’s children because they were born at the same time.  It”s more likely that William Fiske’s daughter was our ancestor, but I’m including posts for both families.

Our Ruth Fiske was born 20 Aug 1707 in Andover, Mass.  Her parents were William FISKE and Marah [__?__].  She married Richard ESTEY on May 7, 1728.  Ruth died in 1787 Sheffield, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada.

The other Ruth Fiske was born 18 Oct 1709 in Ipswich, Mass.  Her parents were Joseph FISKE  and Susannah Warner.   She married David Kilburn on 6 Mar 1730/31. Ruth and David had 10 children between 1734 and 1748 so it is not possible that the same woman was the mother of both Richard Estey’s and David Kilburn’s children.   This Ruth died in June, 1774 in Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada.

David Kilburn was born 12 Mar 1688/89 in Rowley, Essex, Mass. His parents were Samuel Kilburn and Mary Foster. Another clue that David was Joseph Fiske’s son-in-law is his brother Jedediah Kilburn married his wife Ruth’s sister, Susanna Fiske. David died 25 Oct 1775 in Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of Richard and Ruth:

Name Born Married Departed
1. William Fiske 30 Nov 1695
Wenham, Essex, Mass
2. Ruth Fisk 15 Feb 1697
Wenham, Essex, Mass
14 Apr 1704
Wenham, Essex, Mass
3. Lydia Fisk 1698
Wenham, Essex, Mass
4. Mary Fisk 2 Oct 1699
Wenham, Essex, Mass
14 Apr 1704
5. Joseph Fisk 6 Sept 1701
Wenham, Essex, Mass
Mary Sitton
5 Oct 1728
Enfield, Hartford, CT
14 Feb 1705?
Andover, Essex, Mass
6. Ebenezer Fisk 15 Aug 1703
Wenham, Essex, Mass
Susannah Buck
10 Jan 1730
Andover, Essex, Mass.
24 May 1783
Reading, Middlesex, Mass
7. Jonathan Fisk 1705
8. Sarah Fiske 5 Jun 1707 in Wenham, Essex, Mass 14 Jun 1707 in Wenham, Essex, Mass
9. Ruth FISKE 18 Oct 1709 in Wenham, Essex, Mass Richard ESTEY
7 May 1729
Ipswich, Mass.
Sheffield, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada

The Fiske Family by Albert Augustus Fiske, 1867

William Fiske, eldest son of Dea. William, resided in Wenham until about 1710, when he removed to Andover, Mass. By wife, Marah, he had sons William (born 1695), Joseph (1701), Ebenezer (1703), Jonathan, and daughters Sarah, Ruth, Lydia and Mary. All these were living in Andover in 1726, and had property distributed to them by deed from their father, who died there in 1745, in his 83d year. His wife Marah (often called Mary) was living in Andover as late as 1734, as appears by her signature to a deed of that date.


5. Joseph Fisk

Joseph’s wifew Mary Sitton was born about 1705 in Pomfret, Windham, CT. Her parents were Benjamin Sitton and Lydia Kibbey. Mary died 15 Feb 1734 in Enfield, Hartford, CT.

6. Ebenezer Fisk

Ebenezer’s wife Susannah Buck was born 8 Jul 1705 in Woburn, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were Ephraim Buck and Esther Waget. Susannah died 28 Mar 1754 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Mass.

9. Ruth FISKE (See Richard ESTEY‘s page)





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