Continued from Mayflower Families Through Five Generations – Descendants Of The Pilgrims Who Landed At Plymouth, Mass. December 1620; Volume Three
36 WILLIAM WEST (Susanna Soule, George ), b. No. Kingstown RI 31 May 1681.
He m. (1) ABIAH SPRAGUE, dau. of William and Deborah (Lane) Sprague, b. Hingham, 27 Jan, 1688/9, died before April 1721. Her father’s will dated 7 April 1721, probated in Providence RI, 11 Nov. 1723 named Deborah, John, William and Abiah West as his grandchildren.
He m. (2) place unknown bef. 1725 JANE TANNER, dau. of Francis and unk (Babcock) Tanner. On 27 July 1741 the Charlestown RI Town Council ordered “William West, wife and children” be transported to No. Kingstown. William and some of his family were in W. Greenwich as guests of Benjamin Tanner by July 1742 when the Town Council asked Benjamin Tanner for an explanation. There are no Probate records.
Children (West) first four by Abiah Sprague; five through eleven by Jane Tanner.
i Deborah, b. ca. 1710; n.f.r.
178 ii John, b. ca. 1712
179 iii William, b. ca. 1715
iv Abiah, b. bef 1721; n.f.r.
180 v Joseph, b. ca. 1724
181 vi Benjamin, b. ca 1730
182 vii Thomas, b. ca 1732
183 viii Francis, b. ca Aug 1735
184 ix Ebenezer, b. prob. bef 1739
185 x Jane
186 xi Susanna
References: MD 26:10ff; FAM OF PILGRIMS; Providence RI PR 2:158 (William Sprague); No. Kingstown RI LR (William West); Charlestown RI Town Rec Bk 1738; np (William West), SOULE NEWSLETTER 8 12304; SPRAGUE GEN. VR RI; HOPKINTON, NEWPORT.