The father of Roger Williams Dies in November 1621. Roger’s father James Williams was a merchant tailor in London, England. He was probably born at St. Albans, Hertfordshire. In about 1590 he married Alice Pemberton, and soon after moved to and went into business in London. He died in November 1621, leaving his property to his wife and children including Roger. When James died he made provisions for the distribution of money and bread among the poor on the day or day following his funeral.