from The Fiske Family by Albert Augustus Fiske
William Fiske, who emigrated to America in 1637, in company with his brother, Rev. John Fiske, was born in England about 1614, and was there married to Bridget Muskett, by whom he had several children. He was admitted freeman (at Wenham") in 1643, and chosen town clerk of the same during the following year. He was elected Representative to the General Court of the Commonwealth in 1647, and continued in that office by annual election till 1652. He appears to have enjoyed to a large extent the confidence and respect of his townsmen, but was cut short in his career by death, in 1654, in the prime of his life, under forty years of age; having, during the eleven years of his residence in Wenham, repeatedly served in all the positions of trust within the gift of the people.
He died in testate, and therefore most probably of some sudden and acute disease. Letters of administration were granted by the court to "widow Bridget Fiske" in July, 1654, by which provision was made for the following five children, therein named — William, Samuel, Joseph, Benjamin and Martha. William, the eldest of these, was born in 1642. Other children may have been born previous to this date, but must have died young. The above named were evidently the only living heirs at the time of their father's decease. No records of births, marriages or deaths were kept on the town books of Wenham before 1686. . .