Names tend to differ depending on who has written it down. Woodward seem to refer to him as Paulsgrave Williams.
I don't have an answer to your question, but here are my notes regarding him:
Born on Rohde Island. His father died when he was 11 and his mother then moved to Block island, which was a center for smugglers and black market. 
1715 Williams and Sam Bellamy sailed to Florida in a small boat looking for treasure in ship wrecks. But with no luck, and they instead began to plunder ships. 
1716 Mar, Williams and Bellamy had a gang of 50 men 
1717, The crew had grown to 250 men (where 25 were former slaves), with the flag-ship Whydah of 28 guns. 
Williams later commanded the Marianne, a well-armed former French sloop. His crew was of 30 Brits, 5 French, 5 Africans, 1 Indian, all equal members. 
1717 Mar, Williams and Bellamy became separated in fog. Williams sailed to Block Island, and stayed for some days. He then sailed to Damariscove, where he and Bellamy were supposed to meet up on May 20 and waited two weeks. Bellamy was however dead. Williams went to Nassau. 
1718 Feb, Williams was still in Nassau, (report from Vincent Pearse of HMS Phoenix) 
1720 Apr, He was in Sierra Leone serving as an officer at La Buse’s ship
Williams and a Dutch captain Pro, were captured by an English ship. They both escaped and ran a small plantation at Methulage, Madagascar. 
Williams was Levasseur’s quartermaster. [?]
 – Republic of pirates, Woodward
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