- Savage says: WAY WILLIAM, Salem, br. prob. of Aaron of the same, freem. 1690, with him was active in protest. against the cruel hypochondria of Rev. Samuel Paris. See Felt in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. III. 169.
A deed dated 18 Feb 1724 from William Way and Aaron Way conveying all lands inherited from William Sumner, deceased, of Dorchester, Mass. As the children of Joane Way, it seems likely that she inherited the land from her father, probably William Sumner who listed a daughter Joane in his will.
Entry: WAY, William, Sen’r, of Dorchester, in Berkley County. Will dated 22 Aug. 1715; Rec’d June 20, 1725. Wife, Persis; and daughters Waitsill Osgood and her son Josiah Osgood; and Persis Sumner and her son Daniel Henchman, by her former husband. Mentions other sons and duaghters, not specifically named. Exor. Elder increase Sumner, and Deacon Sumner. Wit. Aaron Way, Jr., John Way, and Nathaniel Sumner. (Will Book 1724-1725, page 127).
See also “History of the New England Society of Charleston, SC” edited by William Way (1930) [1, 2, 3]