- Born: Cir 1640, possibly in New Hampshire 365
- Died: After 1673 365
Noted events in his life were:
• Helmes. He was also identified as William “HELMES.”
• Earliest record, 1661, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. 365 On January 13, 1661, he stated that he was the eldest son of Christopher Helme and Margaret, late of Warwick, now deceased, and confirmed a purchase of 6 acres of land and house made by Richard Carder from his mother Margaret and her
attorney Ralph Earle, of Portsmouth, on December 19, 1650.
• Freeman, 1673, Rhode Island. 366 In 1673 he was admitted as a freeman of Rhode Island, when he is described as being “of Narragansett.” (In October of the following year, 1674, the Rhode Island General Assembly established a township there, calling it Kingstown.) The four Helme brothers were admitted there at the same time. (Their surname was spelled “Helmes.”)
The compiler suspects that the order in which they are listed in the record is
related to their birth order. William is listed first (which agrees with his statement in the Warwick town records), Rouse second, Samuel third and Christopher fourth.