Edward Williams
Stefan Bielinski

Edward Williams born in 1699. He was a middle child of innkeeper and sheriff Thomas Williams and his first wife, Agnietje Gansevoort Williams.

In 1728, he was appointed constable in the third ward.

By 1732, he had married Albany native Maria Hogan. They had several children who lived to maturity. He was a member of the Albany Dutch church and witnessed a number of baptisms there.

Following his father and his father-in-law, he probably kept a tavern. The city fathers spent three pounds at his house on the King's birthday as late as 1754! His establishment was included on the inventory of Albany houses made in 1756.

Edward Williams died in September 1759 and was buried from the Albany Dutch church.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Edward Williams is CAP biography number 6296. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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