From England to America: The Odyssey of the William and Margaret Wilcockson Family
William Wilcockson was one of the progenitors of the Wilcox and Wilcoxson family in America, coming to New England with his wife Margaret and son John on the ship Planter in 1635.
Find out the true story behind their decision to leave England and the circumstances that drove them to leave all that they knew in England and face a harsh wilderness in America with other Puritans and non-Puritans alike. Find out what their Puritan beliefs were about religion, about sex, about death, about child-rearing, about food. Step into their shoes for a day and see what their society, their politics, their education, their religion was all about. Some religion historians have called the Puritans of New England religious fanatics ~ see for yourself.
With new and original research Jane Wilcox dispels some of the myths and inaccuracies that have been spread about William Wilcockson and his family in print for more than a century and on the Internet for a decade.
It’s not true that:
• William and Margaret were from St. Albans in Hertfordshire
• Margaret’s maiden name was Margaret Birdsey or Hazzard.
• William died in November 1652 or 1653.
• William spelled his name William Wilcoxson.
• William and Margaret had a tenth child.