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John Blackmore = Joan Collamore
WILLIAM BLACKMORE = Elizabeth Curtis Bank(e)s
B: Northam, Devon 1636
M: Scituate MA 7 Jul 1666
D: Scituate MA 21 Apr 1676 ("killed by Indians")
William arrived at Scituate in 1665, to be heir to his
mother's brother, Peter Collamore (who had no children of his own).
William lost an eye in 1669, and was excused from military service, but
during King Philip's War he volunteered to defend Scituate and was killed.
Peter Collamore died in 1684, leaving his estate to another nephew
(Captain Anthony Collamore) who came to Scituate from Devon to claim the
inheritance. William's children were left with a scant inheritance.
A curiosity: another
source tells a parallel tale, with a different outcome, in which
Anthony Collamer also is said to have arrived in 1665 to be Peter
Collamore's heir. The Collam[e]r descent line continues into the 18th
century before I lose track of Coll* through marriage of a daughter to
another surname; [my wife] Betsy's maternal grandfather had a sister who
married a Coll[i/e/a]mor[e], but there's no information yet to connect