1. William HAMMOND was born before 30 October 1575 in London, County of Kent, England.1 He was baptized on 30 October 1575 in England.2 He died before 1634 at the age of 59 in London, England. William has reference number 483. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, No. CXVII, Vol. XXX - January, 1876
From a short Record of our Family, by Elnathan Hammond, copied from a Family Record of my Father's, Mr. John Hammond, of Rochester, 1737, and continued, beginning the year at the 1st of January.
William Hammond, born in the city of London and there married Elizabeth Penn, sister of Sir William Penn, had children. Benjamin their son born 1621, Elizabeth, Martha, and Rachel their daughters, all born in London. William Hammond died there and was buried. Elizabeth Hammond, widow of William Hammond, with her son Benjamin and three daughters, all young, left a good estate in London, and with several godly people cam over to New England in troublesome Times in 1634, out of a conscious desire to have the liberty to serve God in the way of his appointment. They had with them the Rev. Lothrop, their minister, A.D. 1634. Settled in Boston, and there died 1640, had an honorable burial and the character of a very godly woman.
footnote: The ship Griffin, with 200 passengers, including the Rev. Mr. Lothrop, Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson, arrived September 18, 1634. See Drake's "Boston."
William HAMMOND and Elizabeth PENN were married in 1621 in London, England.1,3 Elizabeth PENN, daughter of Giles PENN and Joan GILBERT, was born circa 1605 in England.3,4 She migrated in 1634 to in from London, Eng to Boston, MA.5,6 She died in 1640 at the age of 35 in Boston, Suffolk, MA.7 Elizabeth has reference number 484. Many sources refer to her as Paine or Payne - however, records such as the following seem to support the assumption that she was a Penn - and possibly related to William Penn. See below.
see notes for William Hammond
Also from the Family Record of Elnathan Hammond as quoted in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, January, 1876, p. 32:
Newport the 25th day of Feb. A. D. 1772. By our family record my Great Grand Mother Elizabeth Hammond, with her son Benjamin Hammond aged 13 years and 3 daughters all young, came over to New England in the same ship or vessel with that worthy Minister Mr. John Lothrop, A. D. 1634 and by an ancient Manuscript Record found in the hands of the Rd Mr. Elijah Lothrop of Gilead in Connecticut, in the handwriting of Mr. John Lothrop, a copy of which taken by Doctor Ezra Stiles of Newport I have now before me, I find that Mr. John Lothrop was at Scituate soon after his arrival in New England, viz. "The 28 of September 1634, on the Lord's Day, spent my first Labors forenoon and afternoon."
The Register author continues...
Hammond Genealogy: William Hammond (1st) was born in London, County of Kent, England, and married Elizabeth Penn, sister of Admiral Sir William Penn, and Aunt of William Penn, the Quaker.
The Welcome Claimants Proved, Disproved and Doubtful, McCracken, The Welcome Society of PA, 1985
William HAMMOND and Elizabeth PENN had the following children: