Came with his widowed mother to New England. Her brother lived nearby, but when she died several years later, he became the ward of a man named John Pope.[ 
] In Pope’s 1646 will, he is called “my little boy” and left Pope’s looms provided he was willing to dwell with Pope’s wife after his “time was out” and that he learn the trade. (NEHGR 7:229)
William evidently died before Feb 1704, but his widow, three of his daughters, at least 5 grandchildren, plus one of his daughters-in-law died in the Deerfield Massacre. His son Ebenezer's wife lost her father and four of her siblings. The massacre was an attack by French and Indians on the town that killed dozens of villagers. Over 100 of the survivors were marched north to Quebec, where they stayed in captivity for over 2 years.
Savage's: WILLIAM, Dorchester, prob. one of the ch. b. in Eng. of wid. Judith Smead, sis. of Israel Stoughton, wh. had join. the ch. a. 1636, and on whose est. he was appoint. 1639, to admin. acc. her will, for the good of them, was tak. to be brot. up by John Pope, wh. in his will, call. him little boy, gave his looms and tackling of them, to the val. of £3. provid. he would live with his w. aft. his time was out, and willing to learn his trade. This was in 1646. he m. 31 Dec. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Lawrence, and was freem. 1680, at Northampton, whither he rem. a. 1660, had William; Elizabeth b. 20 May 1663; Judith, 18 Feb. 1665; Mehitable, 2 Jan. 1667; Samuel, 27 May 1669; John, 27 Aug. 1671, d. soon; John, again, 1673; Ebenezer, bapt. 9 May 1675; Thankful, 13 May 1677; and Wditstill, a d. b. 15 Mar. 1679. He rem. a. 1684 to Deerfield, and there d. but the time is not kn. His wid. with sev. of the same name, ch. or gr. ch. were slain by the French and Ind. 29 Feb. 1704. The first ch. William, b. prob. at D. was k. 18 Sept. 1675, with the flower of Essex under Capt. Lothrop at Bloody Brook; but Samuel, John, and Ebenezer had fams. at D. and the name has been well perpet.