The PONTUS Family of Leiden, South Holland, the Netherlands and Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

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Parents: William Pontus and Wybra Hansen

Hannah Pontus died on 22 Dec 1690. She married first John Churchill on 18 Dec 1644 in Plymouth. [Ref] She married second, as his third wife, Giles Rickard, Jr. on 25 Jun 1669 in Plymouth. [Ref][Ref] Giles Rickard died on 12 Dec 1690. [Ref] He married first Judith, the sister of Frances Cogan, as her second husband on 7 Jan 1623/4 in West Hatch, co. Somerset. [Ref] He married second Joan Tilson on 20 May 1662. [Ref] He was a weaver. [Ref]

John Dunham, who witnessed Hannah's father's will testified that he heard William say that he gave his son-in-law John Churchill and Hannah his wife one half of his meadow at the watering place; his daughter Mary Glass consented. [Ref]

Hannah's inventory mentions her children Joseph, Eleazer, John, William and Henry Churchill, her son-in-law John Drew and her Doty grandchildren. [Ref]

WILLIAM PONTUS of Leiden and Plymouth


William Pontus died on 2 Feb 1652/3 in Plymouth. [Ref] He married Wybra Hanson on 4 Dec 1610 in Leiden. [Ref]

William signed his will on 9 Sep 1650; inventory on his estate was taken on Feb 1652 and amounted to £12.17. [Ref]

Childre of William Pontus and Wybra Hansen

  1. Mary Pontus died after 3 Sep 1652. She married James Glass. He died on 3 Sep 1652. [Ref] Her father left his house to his eldest daughter Mary. He names his son-in-law James Glass in his will. [Ref]
  2. Hannah Pontus died on 22 Dec 1690. She married first John Churchill. She married second Giles Rickard, Jr.


Barclay, Mrs. John E., "Notes on the Doty and Churchill Families," The American Genealogist 36, 1960, 1-11.