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William Pynchon

William Pynchon, British colonial official, trader. member Massachusetts Board of Assistants, 1642-1651.


  • Pynchon, William was born in 1590 in England. Son of John and Frances (Brett) Pynchon.

  • Education

    • At least 3 children.


    • Author The Meritorius Price of Our Redemption (attacking current orthodox view of atonement), 1650, denounced heretic by colonial church authority as a result of this tract. Sailed for England, 1652.


    Member Massachusetts Board of Assistants, 1642-1651.


    • Married Anna Andrew; married second, Frances Sanford.
    • father: John Pynchon
    • mother: Frances (Brett) Pynchon
    • spouses: Anna Andrew
    • Frances Sanford
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    Born 1590
    Died October 29, 1662
    (aged 72)