Rebecca Mason1

Marriage*She married Elisha Chesebrough, son of Samuel Chesebrough and Abigail ______.1

Family

Elisha Chesebrough b. 4 Apr 1667, d. 1 Sep 1727

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Robert Mason1

d. 1700
Father*Robert Mason1 b. c 1590, d. 15 Oct 1667
Marriage*1659He married Abigail Eaton, daughter of John Eaton, in 1659 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*1700He died in 1700.1

Family

Abigail Eaton
Child1.Hannah Mason+1 b. 3 Sep 1676, d. 21 Aug 1750

Citations

  1. [S1254] William L. Mason, A Record of the Descendants of Robert Mason, of Roxbury, Mass.: including representatives of Dedham, Medfield, Northfield, Barre, Worcester, Sturbridge, Medway, Shrewsbury, Hubbardstown, Boston, Mass., New York City, Orange, N.J., Brunswick, Maine, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Burdick, Armitage & Allen, July 1891), pages 9-10. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Robert Mason of Roxbury.

Robert Mason1

b. circa 1590, d. 15 October 1667
Birth*circa 1590Robert Mason was born circa 1590 in England.1
Death*15 October 1667He died on 15 October 1667 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Children1.Robert Mason+1 d. 1700
2.John Mason1
3.Thomas Mason1 b. c 1625, d. 21 Feb 1676

Citations

  1. [S1254] William L. Mason, A Record of the Descendants of Robert Mason, of Roxbury, Mass.: including representatives of Dedham, Medfield, Northfield, Barre, Worcester, Sturbridge, Medway, Shrewsbury, Hubbardstown, Boston, Mass., New York City, Orange, N.J., Brunswick, Maine, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Burdick, Armitage & Allen, July 1891), pages 9-10. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Robert Mason of Roxbury.

Thomas Mason1

b. circa 1625, d. 21 February 1676
Father*Robert Mason1 b. c 1590, d. 15 Oct 1667
Birth*circa 1625Thomas Mason was born circa 1625.1
Marriage*23 April 1653He married Margery Partridge, daughter of Captain John Partridge, on 23 April 1653.1
Death*21 February 1676He died on 21 February 1676 in Medfield, Suffolk County. He and two of his sons were killed by the Indians in the attack on Medfield led by Monaco under King Phillip.1

Family

Margarett Partridge b. c 1628

Citations

  1. [S1254] William L. Mason, A Record of the Descendants of Robert Mason, of Roxbury, Mass.: including representatives of Dedham, Medfield, Northfield, Barre, Worcester, Sturbridge, Medway, Shrewsbury, Hubbardstown, Boston, Mass., New York City, Orange, N.J., Brunswick, Maine, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Burdick, Armitage & Allen, July 1891), pages 9-10. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Robert Mason of Roxbury.

William D. Mason1

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage*13 March 1820He married Mary Ann Bolton, daughter of John Bolton and Margery Pratt, on 13 March 1820 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Mary Ann Bolton b. 2 Oct 1795

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Pleasant Massey1

b. 1824
Birth*1824Pleasant Massey was born in 1824 in Indiana.1
Marriage*before 15 February 1845He married Rachel Beeson, daughter of Zachariah Beeson and Hannah Thornburg, in Indiana before 15 February 1845, the date Rachel was disowned at the Springfield Meeting of Friends for marrying contrary to discipline.1,2

Family

Rachel Beeson b. 18 Jun 1825

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Pleasant and Rachel Massey, Waltz, Wabash County, Indiana; Roll: M432_178; Page: 366A; Image: 144. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Records, page 122. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Sarah Masterson1,2

Marriage*She married John Wood.1,2

Family

John Wood
Children1.Abigail Wood+1,2 b. c 1645
2.Nathaniel Wood3 b. 25 Feb 1651/52

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 15, Samuel Leonard, pages 20-21. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #2., Samuel Leonard (Solomon), pages 34-36. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S1187] Ruth Wilder Sherman, "The Mary Atwood Sampler: More About Mary (Wood) (Holmes) Bradford of Duxbury and Plymouth, Massachusetts", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 144, pages 23-28 (January 1990): John and Sarah (Masterson) Wood, pages 25-26. Hereinafter cited as "Mary Atwood Sampler."

Nancy Ann Matchett1,2

Marriage*She married Hugh Barrett.1

Family

Hugh Barrett
Child1.Elizabeth Barrett1 b. 1795, d. 15 Sep 1848

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 6, pages 190-191. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Barrett) Heaton, Memorial# 53448669. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Mary Ann Mathews1

Marriage*She married Jonathan Bitner.1

Family

Jonathan Bitner
Child1.Rachel Bitner+1 b. 11 Apr 1818, d. 10 Jun 1854

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."

Christopher Matthews

b. circa 1762
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Birth*circa 1762Christopher Matthews was born circa 1762 in Kildare, County Westmeath, Ireland.1
Marriage*29 January 1787He married Martha Hinds, daughter of Ralph Hinds and Esther Cannon, on 29 January 1787 in Rodanstown, County Meath, Ireland.1
(Cousin) Deed Memorial6 February 1795Christopher was party to a deed of lease and release dated 05 and 6 February 1795 made between Walter Hinds of Corrakane, grandson and heir at law of Walter Hinds, late of Corrakane, deceased, of the first part, Walter Hinds of the city of Dublin, eldest son and heir at law of Thomas Hinds, deceased, and also a grandson of Walter Hinds of Corrakane deceased, of the second part, Thomas Hinds of the city of Dublin of the third part, and Christopher Matthews of Baytownpark in the county of Meath, of the fourth part, whereby Walter Hinds of Corrakane and Walter Hinds of the city of Dublin, for the considerations therein mentioned, did give, grant, bargain, sell, remise, release and confirm unto Thomas Hinds, his heirs and assigns, all that and those the lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy to hold the towns, lands and premises unto Thomas Hinds to the intent that he might become perfect tenant of the freehold to the end that one or more common recovery or recoveries might thereof be had and suffered in which Christopher Matthews was to be the demandant (or plaintiff) in the recovery or recoveries, Thomas Hinds the tenant, and Walter Hinds of the city of Dublin was to be vouched to warranty. And the recoveror and recoverors in such recovery and recoveries named or to be named to stand and be seized of the towns, lands and premises to the only use and behalf of Walter Hinds of the city of Dublin, his heirs and assigns, subject to the charges and encumbrances contained in the articles of agreement therein and herein before mentioned.2
(Cousin) Land Recovery1795A common recovery was suffered on the towns and lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy in Easter term 1795 and Walter Hinds of Bruce Hall, by virtue of his earlier deed of release and common recovery, became seized in his demesne as of fee of, and in, the lands and premises of Gortnatrieve and Behy.2

Family

Martha Hinds b. c 1766

Citations

  1. [S8] Births - Marriages - Deaths, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah: www.familysearch.org), accuracy not known, although considered very plausible by this researcher; record was submitted to the IGI after 1991 by an unidentified member of the LDS Church.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1821; Film number 467074; Volume 765; Page 539; Record number 519474. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Reverend James Matthews1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Marriage License1820A marriage license bond was issued to Reverend James Matthews and Martha Hinds in Diocese of Meath, Ireland, in 1820.2,3
Marriage Settlement*12 January 1820A memorial of an indented deed of appointment dated 12 January 1820 was made between Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Ballaghtalion in the county of Meath, widow of the late Matthew Hinds of Trim in the said county, Esq., deceased, of the first part, Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion in said county of Meath, Esq. and Eleanora Anne Hinds, otherwise Potterton, and John Hinds of Jervis Street in the city of Dublin, attorney at law, of the second part, Matilda Hinds, daughter of the said Sarah Hinds, of the third part, and the Reverend James Matthews of Rathbeggan in the said county of Meath, of the fourth part.

Whereby the said Sarah Hinds, in consideration of a marriage to be had and solemnized between the said James Matthews and Matilda Hinds, agreed to settle on the said Matilda Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns, the sum of £600, part of a sum of £1,200 left her, the said Sarah Hinds, under the will of William Gerrard of Dormstown in the said county, Esq., her father, bearing date the 24 day of December 1788, which said sum of £1,200 was assigned in trust to Singleton Harper, Robert Waller and James Gibney for the use of the children of the said Sarah Hinds with her then husband Matthew Hinds to the intent and purpose that she, the said Sarah Hinds, should receive and take the yearly interest thereof and to be free from the engagements or debts of said Matthew Hinds or any after taken husband. And upon trust that the said trustees, their executors or administrators, should, after the said Sarah's death dispose of the said sum of £1,200 amongst the said Sarah's children as she should direct, limit and approve.

And whereas the said Matthew Hinds is since dead and has left issue by said Sarah three children, namely John Hinds, Matilda Hinds and Eleanor Anne who is married to Thomas Potterton.

And whereas said Sarah under the power given her in said will, and with the approbation of the said John Hinds and Matilda Hinds on the intermarriage of said Eleanor Anne and Thomas Potterton, settled upon said Eleanor Anne the sum of £600, part of the sum of £1,200.

And whereas in consideration of said marriage so to be had between the said James Matthews and Matilda Hinds, she the said Sarah, by and with the consent of the said John Hinds, Thomas Potterton and Eleanor Anne signing thereof, has agreed to appoint and settle the remaining sum of £600, part of the sum of £1,200 on the said Matilda, same to be paid her immediately after the death of the said Sarah, and to be her own property, and to be at her the said Matilda's sole disposal and free from the debts and engagements of the said James Matthews, her intended husband.

The memorial stated that the deed contained other necessary clauses and covenants as to the execution thereof, and the deed and the memorial were executed and signed by all parties and witnessed appropriately. The memorial was registered on 27 Jan 1820.4
Marriage*1820He married Martha Hinds, daughter of Matthew Hinds and Sarah Gerrard, in 1820 in County Meath, Ireland.1

Family

Martha Hinds

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1820, Deed# 509130, Film# 464731 volume 748, identifying page location# 395A and 395B. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1500] Ireland. Public Record Office, Index to Church of Ireland diocesan marriage licenses. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Although these licenses were issued by the established Church of Ireland, they were issued to Catholics as well as Protestants who chose to be married by license. Most of the actual licenses were destroyed in the 1922 fire at the Public Record Office; only the indexes survived: Film# 100869, Volume 5, Meath Diocese 1655, 1702-1845; on15 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Index to Church of Ireland diocesan marriage licenses.
  3. [S1622] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866, online at www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1820, Deed# 509130, Film# 464731 volume 748, identifying page location# 395A and 395B, image 176.

Ann Maulsby1

b. 22 November 1771, d. 15 October 1867
Father*John Maulsby2
Mother*Lydia John2
Birth*22 November 1771Ann Maulsby was born on 22 November 1771 in Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*20 October 1794She married Henry Thornburgh, son of Henry Thornburgh and Rachel Moon, by license dated 20 October 1794 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3
Census 1850*13 August 1850Ann and Henry Thornburgh appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 August 1850 in Dalton, Wayne County, Indiana. Henry was 77, a farmer with real estate valued at $3,500, and Ann was 78. Much of their extended family lived nearby.4
(Wife) Death11 August 1862Ann became a widow when Henry Thornburgh died on 11 August 1862 in his 90th year.5
Death*15 October 1867She died on 15 October 1867 at age 95.2

Family

Henry Thornburgh b. 26 May 1773, d. 11 Aug 1862
Children1.Lydia Thornburgh1 b. 16 May 1795
2.Sophia Thornburgh1 b. 12 May 1797
3.Larkin Thornburgh1 b. 23 Dec 1799
4.Lewis Thornburgh1 b. 20 Feb 1802
5.Eleanor Thornburgh1 b. 28 Jul 1804
6.Rachel Thornburgh1 b. 3 Feb 1807
7.Henry Thornburgh+1 b. 30 Mar 1809, d. 28 Jan 1879
8.John Thornburgh+1 b. 30 Mar 1809

Citations

  1. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 1111, Lost Creek Monthly Meeting. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.
  2. [S1509] Cora M. (Patty) Payne, Genealogy of the Maulsby Family for Five Generations, 1699-1902, downloaded from Internet Archive at www.archive.org. (Des Moines, Iowa: Geo. A. Miller Press, 1902), page 27. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Maulsby Family.
  3. [S1505] Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 1111, Lost Creek Monthly Meeting, citing court records in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Thornburgh, Dalton, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M432_180; Page: 87B; Image: 182. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Men's Minutes, 1859-1868. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

John Maulsby1

Birth*John Maulsby was born in Pennsylvania, probably in or near the Plymouth Settlement.1
Marriage*21 May 1766He married Lydia John on 21 May 1766 at the Nantmel Meeting of Friends, East Nantmel Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Lydia John
Child1.Ann Maulsby+1 b. 22 Nov 1771, d. 15 Oct 1867

Citations

  1. [S1509] Cora M. (Patty) Payne, Genealogy of the Maulsby Family for Five Generations, 1699-1902, downloaded from Internet Archive at www.archive.org. (Des Moines, Iowa: Geo. A. Miller Press, 1902), page 27. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Maulsby Family.

Elizabeth Maverick1

b. 30 September 1649, d. between January 1685/86 and 29 November 1698
Father*Moses Maverick1 b. 3 Nov 1611, d. 28 Jan 1685/86
Mother*Remember Allerton1 b. 1613/14, d. bt 1652 - 1656
Baptism*30 September 1649Elizabeth Maverick was baptized on 30 September 1649 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*6 April 1665She married first Nathaniel Grafton, son of Joseph Grafton, on 6 April 1665.1
Marriage*before January 1685/86She married second ______ Skinner before January 1685/86.1
Death*between January 1685/86 and 29 November 1698She died between January 1685/86 and 29 November 1698.1

Family 1

Nathaniel Grafton b. 24 Apr 1642, d. 11 Feb 1670/71
Child1.Priscilla Grafton+1 b. 12 Mar 1670/71

Family 2

______ Skinner

Citations

  1. [S943] Contributed by William Prescott Greenlaw of Winthrop Massachusetts, "John Maverick and Some of His Descendants", New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Volume 96 (Oct 1942): pages 358-360. Hereinafter cited as "John Maverick and Some Descendants."

Moses Maverick1

b. 3 November 1611, d. 28 January 1685/86
Baptism*3 November 1611Moses Maverick was baptized on 3 November 1611 in Huish, Devonshire, England.1
Marriage*before 6 May 1635He married first Remember Allerton, daughter of Isaac Allerton and Mary Norris, before 6 May 1635.1
Marriage*22 October 1656He married second, as her second husband, Eunice Roberts on 22 October 1656 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*28 January 1685/86He died on 28 January 1685/86 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), at age 74.1

Family 1

Remember Allerton b. 1613/14, d. bt 1652 - 1656
Child1.Elizabeth Maverick+1 b. 30 Sep 1649, d. bt Jan 1685/86 - 29 Nov 1698

Family 2

Eunice ______

Citations

  1. [S943] Contributed by William Prescott Greenlaw of Winthrop Massachusetts, "John Maverick and Some of His Descendants", New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Volume 96 (Oct 1942): pages 358-360. Hereinafter cited as "John Maverick and Some Descendants."

Barry Maxwell1

d. 7 October 1800
Father*John Maxwell1 b. 1687, d. 6 Aug 1759
Mother*Judith Barry1
Peerage of Ireland* Barry succeeded his brother in the barony as the 3rd Baron Farnham. He was created Viscount Farnham in 1781 and Earl of Farnham in 1785.1,2
Death*7 October 1800He died on 7 October 1800.1

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham

Henry Maxwell1

d. 7 October 1798
Father*John Maxwell1 b. 1687, d. 6 Aug 1759
Mother*Judith Barry1
Marriage*1759He married Margaret Foster, daughter of Right Honorable Anthony Foster, in 1759.1
Occupation*Henry was Bishop of Dromore in1765–1766 and Bishop of Meath from 1766 to 1798.1
Death*7 October 1798He died as the Right Reverend Henry Maxwell, Bishop of Meath, on 7 October 1798.1

Family

Margaret Foster
Children1.John Maxwell1 b. 1767, d. 1838
2.Henry Maxwell1 b. 1774

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Henry Maxwell1

b. 1774
Father*Henry Maxwell1 d. 7 Oct 1798
Mother*Margaret Foster1
Birth*1774Henry Maxwell was born about 1774.1
Peerage of Ireland*Henry he succeeded his brother to become the 6th Baron Farnham.2

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham

John Maxwell1

b. 1687, d. 6 August 1759
Birth*1687John Maxwell was born in 1687.2
Biographical Info*John was an Irish peer and politician. He was appointed Prothonotary, chief clerk, of the Court of Common Pleas from 1725 until his death. He was a Member of Parliament, an MP, of the Irish House of Commons for Cavan County from 1727 to 1756. He inherited Farnham estate from his cousin in 1737 and was appointed High Sheriff of Cavan for 1739. The latter year he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan.2
Marriage*1719He married Judith Barry of Newton Barry, daughter of James Barry, in 1719.2
Deed Memorial22 November 1742A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 22 November 1742 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, demised and set unto the said Thomas Hinds and his heirs the towns and lands of Drumleny, in as full and ample manner as the same was then held by the said Thomas, situate in the manor of Farnham in the county of Cavan. To hold to the said Thomas and his heirs from the twenty-fifth day of March last past for and during the natural lives of the said Thomas, Ralph Clarke, nephew to the said Thomas, and Maxwell Boyle, son to Robert Boyle of Cavan yielding and paying unto the said John Maxwell and his heirs the yearly rent or sum of £22, 9 shillings and 9 pence to be paid on every twenty-ninth day of September and twenty-fifth day of March together with 8 pence in the pound Receiver Fees and four pounds of linen yarn of four dozen to the pound or one shilling a pound in lieu aforesaid. The memorial stated that the deed contained several other usual clauses between landlord and tenant. The original deed was witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town and county of Cavan and Thomas' brother Walter Hinds of Corrakane of the said county Gentleman, and the memorial was also witnessed by Robert Boyle and William Magrath of the city of Dublin Gentleman. Both documents were signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, and delivered in the persons of Robert Boyle and William Magrath. Robert Boyle made his oath that he saw the deed of lease which the above was a memorial only, executed by the parties thereto and that he also saw the above named Thomas Hinds sign and seal the above memorial and that the same Robert Boyle subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponent's proper handwriting and was signed by Robert Boyle. It was sworn before R. Mountney on his circuit at Cavan in the county of Cavan on the 14th day of September 1752 and registered on 9 November 1752 at 12 o'clock noon.3
Deed Memorial*6 October 1748A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 6 October 1748 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, demised and set unto the said Thomas Hinds and his heirs, the towns and lands of Drumbee in the parish of Kildrumsherdan in the county of Cavan to hold to the said Thomas the said demised premises from the first day of May then last past for and during the natural lives of the said Thomas, Anthony Clarke, nephew to the said Thomas, and a second nephew Thomas Hinds, son of Walter Hinds of Corrakane Gentleman, Thomas' brother, yielding and paying unto the said John Maxwell and his heirs the yearly rent or sum of £30 by two even payments on every first day of November and first day of May together with 8 pence a pound Receiver Fees and three dozen of linen yarn of four dozen to the pound or 2 shillings a pound in lieu aforesaid. The memorial stated that the deed contained several other usual clauses between landlord and tenant. The original deed was witnessed by Oliver Ingham and Robert Boyle and the memorial was also witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town and county of Cavan Gentleman and William Magrath of the city of Dublin Gentleman. Both documents were signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, and delivered in the persons of Robert Boyle and William Magrath. Robert Boyle made his oath that he saw the deed of lease which the above was a memorial only, executed by the parties thereto and that he also saw the above named Thomas Hinds sign and seal the above memorial and that the same Robert Boyle subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponent's "proper handwriting" and was signed by Robert Boyle. It was sworn before R. Mountney on his circuit at Cavan in the county of Cavan on the 14th day of September 1752 and registered on 4 December 1752 at 6 o'clock in the afternoon.4
Deed Memorial6 October 1748A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 6 October 1748 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, set unto the said Thomas Hinds the towns and lands of Cornaseer, as the said Thomas then enjoyed the same, situate and being in the parish of Denn in the county of Cavan. To hold to the said Thomas and his heirs from the first day of May then last past for and during the natural lives of the said Thomas, Anthony Clarke and Thomas Hinds, both nephews to the said Thomas, yielding and paying unto the said John Maxwell and his heirs the yearly rent or sum of £22 by two even payments on every first day of November and first day of May together with 8 pence a pound Receiver Fees and three dozen of linen yarn of four dozen to the pound or 2 shillings a pound in lieu aforesaid. The memorial stated that the deed contained several other usual clauses between landlord and tenant. The original deed was witnessed by Oliver Ingham and Robert Boyle and the memorial was also witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town and county of Cavan Gentleman and William Magrath of the city of Dublin Gentleman. Both documents were signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, and delivered in the persons of Robert Boyle and William Magrath. Robert Boyle made his oath that he saw the deed of lease which the above was a memorial only, executed by the parties thereto and that he also saw the above named Thomas Hinds sign and seal the above memorial and that the same Robert Boyle subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponent's proper handwriting and was signed by Robert Boyle. It was sworn before R. Mountney on his circuit at Cavan in the county of Cavan on the 14th day of September 1752 and registered on 9 November 1752 at 12 o'clock noon.3
Deed Memorial*6 October 1748A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 6 October 1748 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the County of Cavan Esq. of the one part and John Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county, Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell did demise, and let to farm, set unto the said John Hinds the town and lands of Clare in the parish of Denn and County of Cavan from the first day of May then last past for and during the natural life and lives of Thomas Hinds, brother of the said lessee, and for and during the natural life of Ralph Hinds. son to Walter Hinds of Corrakane Gentleman, and for and during the natural life of Thomas Boyle, son to Robert Boyle of Cavan and the longest liver of them yielding and paying therefore and there out yearly and every year during said term the yearly rent or sum of £30 sterling the same to be paid half yearly on every first day of November and first day of May with 8 pence as pound Receiver Fees and 2 dozen of linen yarn of 4 dozen to the landlord or 2 shillings in lieu thereof at the election of the said John Maxwell. The memorial stated that in the lease there were additional other clauses not included in the memorial. The original deed was signed by John Hinds and witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town of Cavan Gentleman and by Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham Gentleman. The memorial was signed and sealed by John Hinds in the presence of Thomas Hinds and Daniel Stanford on 4 October 1757. Thomas Hinds made oath that he saw the deed of lease, of which the above was a memorial, duly executed by the parties thereto and also saw the above named John Hinds duly sign and seal the above memorial and that the name Thomas Hinds severally subscribed as witness to the said deed of lease and to this memorial is of this deponent's proper handwriting and signature. It was signed by Thomas Hinds before the Sessions of Peace in County Cavan and registered on 4 October 1757.5
(Grantor) Land Records8 August 1749John Maxwell, who was not yet Lord Farnham, granted to Andrew Bell a renewable lease for three lives, Bernard Parr, his uncle John Bell and himself Andrew Bell, on the town and lands of Bellgrove, Aghnacreevy, County Cavan, Ireland, on 8 August 1749. One part of the property contained 70 acres including bog land, land capable of being ploughed and used to grow crops, and pasture land. The other part or half of the lands contained 70 like acres.6
Name Variation1756The title of Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan was created in 1756 for John Maxwell who was the first Lord Farnham. The Peerage of Ireland consists of titles of nobility created by the English monarchs in their capacity as Lord or King of Ireland, or later by monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The creation of such titles came to an end in the 19th century. The ranks of the Irish peerage in descending order are Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount and Baron.1,7
(Grantor) Freehold EstateJohn Maxwell, the Lord Farnham, Baron, assigned lands in Corrigeran, Coagagh, and Coghs in County Cavan, Ireland, as a Freehold Estate, to Ralph Hinds (1741-1794) of Mulhussey.8
Death*6 August 1759He died on 6 August 1759.2
Peerage of Ireland*John was succeeded in the barony by his son Robert.2,1
(Mentioned) Will15 April 1794Lord Farnham was mentioned in the will of Ralph Hinds of Kimmins Mill, County Meath, dated 15 April 1794 and proved on 10 May 1794. Ralph left his son, Walter Hinds and his Heirs and Assigns, all of his Freehold Estate in the Towns and Lands of Corrigeran, Coagagh, Coghs and all his interest therein situate in the County of Cavan which he derived by Lease from the late Lord Farnham.8

Family

Judith Barry
Children1.Robert Maxwell2 b. c 1720, d. 16 Nov 1779
2.Barry Maxwell2 d. 7 Oct 1800
3.Henry Maxwell+2 d. 7 Oct 1798

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1752; Film# 461362, Volume 157, pages 405-406, Deed# 105262. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1752; Film# 461362, Volume 156, page 304, Deed# 105796.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1752; Film# 461381, Volume 189, pages 417-418, Deed# 126010.
  6. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Chancery Bill, 1779, Andrew Bell of Bellgrove, County Cavan, Ireland, Plaintiff, John Bell, Anne (Grier) Bell and James Grier, Defendants. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  7. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peerage_of_Ireland
  8. [S343] Ralph Hinds will (15 Apr 1794), Copy of the Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794.

John Maxwell1

b. 1767, d. 1838
Father*Henry Maxwell1 d. 7 Oct 1798
Mother*Margaret Foster1
Birth*1767John Maxwell was born about 1767.1
Peerage of Ireland*John he succeeded a first cousin to become the 5th Baron Farnham.2
Death*1838He died in 1838.2

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham

Robert Maxwell1

b. circa 1720, d. 16 November 1779
Father*John Maxwell1 b. 1687, d. 6 Aug 1759
Mother*Judith Barry1
Birth*circa 1720Robert Maxwell was born circa 1720.1
Peerage of Ireland* Robert succeeded his father in the barony as the 2nd Baron Farnham. He was created Viscount Farnham in 1760 and the Earl of Farnham in 1763.1,2
Peerage of IrelandRobert was succeeded in the barony by his brother Barry.1,2
Death*16 November 1779Both of the higher titles became extinct when he died childless on 16 November 1779.1,2

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham

Abigail May1

b. July 1666, d. 9 April 1745
Father*Samuel May2 d. 17 Jul 1677
Mother*Abigail Stansfull3
Birth*July 1666Abigail May was born in July 1666.1
Marriage*before 1683She married Nathaniel Johnson, son of Humphrey Johnson and Ellen Cheney, before 1683 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).4,2
Death*9 April 1745She died on 9 April 1745 in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 78.4

Family

Nathaniel Johnson b. Jan 1666, d. 4 May 1755
Children1.Nathaniel Johnson5
2.Joseph Johnson4 b. 9 Sep 1685, d. 25 Mar 1745
3.Mary Johnson+6,7 b. 11 Mar 1691, d. 1 Nov 1712

Citations

  1. [S1370] Paul Franklin Johnson, editor, Genealogy of Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Johnson (d.1659) and his family emigrated from England to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1630; he married twice (once in England). Includes Index; generations I to XIV by Paul Franklin Johnson, editor, 1945, and generations I to IX from the 1932 and 1935 manuscripts of Frank Leonard Johnson; generations IX to XIV compiled by Paul Franklin Johnson; completed, with additions and corrections, by Ada Johnson Modern, 1948. (Los Angeles, California: privately printed for the author by The Commonwealth Press, Inc., 1951), page 12. Hereinafter cited as Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 422. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S1371] Douglas Richardson, "The Heath Connection: English Origins of Isaac and William Heath of Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Johnson, Edward Morris, and Elizabeth (Morris) Cartwright", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 146, pages 261-278 (July 1992): pages 274-275. Hereinafter cited as "The Heath Connection: English Origins."
  4. [S1370] Paul Franklin Johnson, Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Johnson, page 12.
  5. [S1370] Paul Franklin Johnson, Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Johnson, page 19.
  6. [S1370] Paul Franklin Johnson, Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Mary (Johnson) Morse, page 19.
  7. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 32-33, confusing the wives Abigail and Mary, of the two Nathaniels, father and son. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.

Edwin Porter May1

Marriage*He married Lucy Minerva Conger, daughter of Arthur Willis Conger and Ella Chase.1
No Issue*The couple had no children.1

Family

Lucy Minerva Conger b. 22 Jan 1875

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."

Michael May1

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage*27 July 1727He married Elizabeth Bolton, daughter of John Bolton and Sarah Chesebrough, on 27 July 1727 in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Witness to Deed) Land Records23 November 1729Michael May was a witness for his brother-in-law William Leonard when William purchased a house and land in Bridgewater from Ephraim Leonard on 23 November 1729.3
(Brother-in-Law) Land Transfer16 February 1730The surviving siblings of John Bolton Jr., all residing in Bridgewater and consisting of Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton and Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and Abigail Bolton and their husbands, William Leonard and Michael May, children and heirs of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, signed a deed agreement on 16 February 1730, registered on 13 March 1743, stating that their honored father, had in his lifetime, sold to their brother John Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, yeoman, for a valuable consideration, a small parcel of land containing by estimation one acre and a half which lay adjoining to their brother's land where he then lived in Bridgewater. The land was described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones which was on bounds of his own land, then running northerly about 5 rods to a red oak tree marked on two sides and running still on the low range 6 rods and a half further to a stake and a heap of stones. From there running easterly about 20 rods (by a double red oak and a single red oak) to a rock by the side of the river, then bounded by the river upstream to John Bolton Jr.'s land. Then by his land to the bounds first mentioned. The deed then stated that, because their honored father did not give a deed to their brother, they separately and together, released all claim to the tract or parcel of land to their brother.4
(2nd Son-in-Law) Estate and Land25 September 1730Michael's sister-in-law, Mary Bolton, had died intestate and the settlement and distribution of her real estate was completed on 25 September 1730. Mary's estate was divided into ten equal shares and distributed between her mother, Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and brothers and sisters, John Bolton, Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.

A special committee of five freeholders consisting of Joseph Alden, whose land bordered the deceased's, and Joseph Edson, Eleazer Carver, Daniel Hudson and Jonathan Sprague had earlier been appointed by Judge Isaac Winslow on 15 June 1730 to inventory Mary's land and to determine, in their best judgment, an equitable division of her real estate, which they estimated to be 6 acres. Their recommendation, submitted to the court on 10 August 1730 and approved on 21 August 1730, distributed the lands into ten equal shares or lots.

Michael's wife, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, received the lot identified by the committee as the seventh share which contained about 3/4 of an acre of land. It was on the south side of the lot distributed to her older sister, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard. It was bounded at the west end by the lands which contained the Bolton house, beginning at the north-west corner of the house land at a stake and heap of stones standing near an apple tree, and from there ranged north 78 degrees west 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and then bounding by the highway 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing about 1 rod from the south-west corner of the Bolton house, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods and 1/4 to the bounds first mentioned at the north-west corner of the house land.5,6
(2nd Brother-in-Law) Land Records22 February 1730/31 On 22 February 1730/31, Michael May and his wife Elizabeth (Bolton) May, William Leonard and his wife Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Nicholas Bolton and Joseph Bolton, all of Bridgewater, sold to Jonathan Washburn of Bridgewater, for the sum of £40, the land in Bridgewater they had, a few months earlier, received as heirs in the distribution of their deceased sister Mary Bolton's estate. Josiah Edson and Sarah Edson witnessed the signatures of the Boltons and their husbands on 22 February 1730/31 and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 18 May 1761. It described the property as four tenths part of their sister Mary's real estate, being the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh shares as described, with the details of quantity and bounds, in the earlier settlement document for the division of Mary Bolton's estate on file with the Judge of Probate.7
(Brother-in-Law) Land Transfer12 February 1732Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth in New England, signed a deed agreement on 12 February 1732 to sell a certain piece of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to his brother-in-law Michael May and sister Elizabeth (Bolton) May his Wife, also of Bridgewater, for the sum of One Hundred and Ten Pounds. The deed was witnessed by Samuel Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, brothers of Joseph Bolton, on 5 Mar 1732 and recorded on 13 Dec 1732. The land was described as containing by estimation twelve acres, be there more or less, bounded as follows: Beginning at a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Highway which is the South Easterly corner and from there bounded Northerly as the fence now stands next to his brother Elisha Bolton's land to a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Side of the Swamp and then running North Easterly to the land of Joseph Alden, and then bounded by the land of Joseph Alden Westerly to the land of John Willis and then bounded by the land of John Willis Southerly to the Highway and then by the Highway to the bounds first mentioned.8
(Brother-in-Law) Land Records10 November 1732Michael May witnessed the signature of his brother-in-law William Leonard on 10 November 1732 when William sold land in Bridgewater to Richard Davenport. The second witness was Ephraim Leonard, whose relationship to William, if any, has not been determined.9
Land Records*5 May 1733Michael May and David Johnson, both of Bridgewater, mutually agreed on a settlement of the bounds between their lands and their agreement was signed by them both and recorded in the town's Purchasers Book on 5 May 1733. The neighbors had a difference of opinion regarding the bounds between the land that joined their property and also adjoined the dwelling house of David Johnson that Thomas Washburn had lived and died in. Their agreement restated the bounds for the record as follows: beginning at a stake and heap of stones standing in the fence between Michael May and another neighbor, Elisha Bolton, a little to the north and west of the house by a large plum tree and running westerly about 4 rods to another stake with stones about it and standing by the trodden way.10
Town Poor2 November 1767The names of Michael May and his wife Elizabeth (Bolton) May appeared separately on a list of paupers at a Town Meeting held in Bridgewater on 2 November 1767. At the meeting, an amount of £21,05s,02p was approved for the support of Michael May and £2,17s,08p was approved for payment to the Reverend John Shaw for visits and medicines for Michael. Additionally, for visits and medicines for the wife of Michael May, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, £1,04s,04p was approved for payment to Dr. Richard Perkins.11

Family

Elizabeth Bolton b. 24 Apr 1692, d. 22 Jan 1770

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558823, Book 27, page 152B, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  4. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, page 134c.
  5. [S1127] Mary Bolton, Probate (1730 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2220, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Mary Bolton (1730 Bridgewater).
  6. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2220; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 704-705, 780-786 and 789-790. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  7. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 559116, Book 46, pages 261-262.
  8. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558823, Book 28, page 108.
  9. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66B-67A.
  10. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 262.
  11. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: FHL Film# 902869, Item# 2, Volume 3, 1739-1784, page items 70-71; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater.

Samuel May1

d. 17 July 1677
Marriage*7 June 1657He married, as her first husband, Abigail Stansfull on 7 June 1657 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
Death*17 July 1677He died on 17 July 1677 in Roxbury.4

Family

Abigail Stansfull
Child1.Abigail May+1 b. Jul 1666, d. 9 Apr 1745

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 422. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S1371] Douglas Richardson, "The Heath Connection: English Origins of Isaac and William Heath of Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Johnson, Edward Morris, and Elizabeth (Morris) Cartwright", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 146, pages 261-278 (July 1992): pages 274-275. Hereinafter cited as "The Heath Connection: English Origins."
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 499, noting alternate spellings of her surname as "Stanffull" and "Stamfield" and an alternate date of 7 July 1657.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Roxbury Deaths, Volume 2, page 591, his surname transcribed as "Mays". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Passengers Mayflower (The)

Mayflower Passenger*9 November 1620 When the Mayflower departed Plymouth, England on 6 Sep 1620, she was carrying 102 passengers, including three pregnant women. During the voyage one baby, Oceanus Hopkins, was born making a total of 103 passengers. Three days before land was sighted, passenger William Button died, so when the Mayflower arrived at Provincetown Harbor in Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts on 9 November 1620 there were again 102 passengers. A full list of the passengers may be accessed by clicking on the PDF icon at the end of this section and those included in this project so far include adult males John Alden, Francis Cooke and James Chilton, adult females Susanna (Furner) Chilton, young male John Cooke, and young females Priscilla Mullins and Mary Chilton.

During the weeks ahead, while everyone still "lived" on the ship, the men explored the area looking for a place to build their settlement. Another baby, Peregrine (meaning "wanderer") White, son of William and Susannah, was born in America onboard the Mayflower on 20 Nov, the first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World. The White's servant, Edward Thompson, died on 4 Dec, followed shortly by 7 year old Jasper More, one of the four illegitimate children placed on the Mayflower in the care of the William Brewster family by their mother's humiliated husband. Two of the other More children died as well. And, tragically, Dorothy May Bradford, William Bradford's wife, slipped over the side of the anchored Mayflower and drowned. In early December the group decided to move the ship and look somewhere else for a settlement location. The ship and its passengers left Provincetown Harbor on 15 Dec. Two days later on 17 Dec, the Mayflower dropped anchor at Plymouth Harbor and on 21 Dec the first landing party arrived at the site of what would become the settlement of Plymouth. The weather, however, was so terrible they could not begin work on shore for several days. In the meantime, the Mayflower had become a hospital ship, the passengers suffering from colds, coughs, fevers and scurvy. James Chilton had died even before the Mayflower arrived in Plymouth Harbor. Richard Britteridge passed away the day the ship arrived, and two days later Solomon Prower, the stepson of Christopher Martin, the ship's designated "governor", died. The following day Mary Allerton gave birth to a stillborn son.

By the end of January 1621, enough of the settlement had been built to begin unloading provisions from the Mayflower, however the emigrants' ordeal was far from over. With two and sometimes three people dying a day during February and March, almost everyone had lost a loved one. Christopher Martin died in early January, his wife Mary soon after. The Rigsdale, Tinker and Turner families were completely wiped out, followed by Susannah Chilton whose husband James had died while the ship was at Provincetown Harbor. The Chilton's 13 year old daughter Mary had become an orphan. Also orphaned that first winter were 17 year old Joseph Rogers, 12 year old Samuel Fuller, 18 year old John Crackston, 17 year old Priscilla Mullins and 13 year old Elizabeth Tilley, who also lost her aunt and uncle, Edward and Ann Tilley. By mid-March, William Bradford, Myles Standish, Francis Eaton and Isaac Allerton, who had three children between the ages of eight and four, had all become widowers. When William White died, his widow Susannah was left with their newborn son Peregrine and 5 year old Resolved. Susannah was the plantation's only surviving widow. By that first spring, 52 of the 102 who had originally arrived at Provincetown were dead. Half, however, survived. And, miraculously, the families of William Brewster, Francis Cooke, Stephen Hopkins and John Billington were completely untouched by all the disease. The remaining "Pilgrims" worked, prayed and fought together and their settlement of Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth Colony had begun.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S911] Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (New York, New York: Penguin Group, Inc., 2006), Chapter 5, The Heart of Winter, pages 78-92. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower: A Story.
  3. [S911] Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower: A Story, Chapter 4, Beaten with Their Own Rod, pages 56-77.

Signers Mayflower Compact

Mayflower Compact*11 November 1620Francis Cooke, James Chilton, John Alden and George Soule were among the 41 passengers who composed and signed the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620 while still aboard the Mayflower after arriving and anchoring in what is now Provincetown Harbor, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). All 41 of the adult male members on the Mayflower signed the Compact. It outlined the first written laws for the new land, determined authority within the settlement and was observed as "the law" until 1691. The Compact established that the colony of mostly persecuted Separatists was to be free of English law. It was devised to set up a government from within themselves and was written by those to be governed. When creating the Mayflower Compact, the signers believed that covenants were not only to be honored between God and man, but also between each other. They had always honored covenants as part of their righteous integrity and agreed to be bound by this same principle with the Compact. John Adams and many historians have referred to the Mayflower Compact as the foundation of the U.S. Constitution written more than 150 later.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S841] Mayflower History.com, online at www.mayflowerhistory.com. Hereinafter cited as MayflowerHistory.com.
  3. [S912] All About History, online at www.allabouthistory.org. Hereinafter cited as All About History.

David Maynard1

Marriage*6 February 1732/33He married first Jemima Brigham, daughter of David Brigham and Mary Leonard, on 6 February 1732/33 in Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*14 March 1737He married second Anne Oake on 14 March 1737 in Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family 1

Jemima Brigham b. 24 Aug 1712, d. b 14 Mar 1737

Family 2

Anne Oake

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Westborough Marriages, Volume 1, page 181. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Hannah Maynard1

b. 22 November 1648
Father*John Maynard1 d. 4 Oct 1658
Mother*Mary Starr2 b. 16 Apr 1620
Birth*22 November 1648Hannah Maynard was born about 22 November 1648, probably in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Baptism26 November 1648 and was baptized with her sister Lydia on 26 November 1648 at the First Church of Boston. They were about 4 days old.1
Relationship Note*Hannah and Lydia Maynard were twins.1

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 449. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S1369] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War and his Family Connections", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (article spans several volumes and years): April 1940, Volume 94, Footnotes pages 171-172. Hereinafter cited as "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War."

John Maynard1,2

d. 4 October 1658
Marriage*6 April 1640He married first Mary Starr, daughter of Comfort Starr and Elizabeth ______, on 6 April 1640, probably at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.3,4
Children*According to the wills of Mary (Starr) Maynard's father, and her uncle Jehoshaphat Starr, Mary and John Maynard had five daughters. Researchers have not yet identified the other three, and have stated that twins Lydia and Hannah were probably the last. It is believed that the three oldest daughters were born in Duxbury, but the early records of both the town and the church of Duxbury were burned.5,6
Relocation*20 August 1647Mary and John Maynard had moved, and were identified as " of Boston" in a sale of land on 20 August 1647.4
Marriage*after 30 August 1650He married second, as her third husband, Elizabeth (Wight) Heaton Pell, daughter of Robert Wight and Elizabeth Fulshaw, after 30 August 1650, probably in Boston.1,2
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the MAYNARD surname found in our research was MINOR.7,2,8
Death*4 October 1658He died on 4 October 1658 in Boston.4,9,10
(Father-Possible) Research NotesHeaton Families: 350 Years in America" speculated, without offering any source information, that John Maynard may have been related to his third wife's son Nathaniel Heaton's wife Mary, who actually would have been about the right age to be one of John's missing daughters. Without documentation, however, it's not possible to identify her one way or the other.11,12,13,14

Family 1

Mary Starr b. 16 Apr 1620
Children1.Hannah Maynard15 b. 22 Nov 1648
2.Lydia Maynard15 b. 22 Nov 1648

Family 2

Elizabeth Wight b. 2 Nov 1606

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 447. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, pages 2-3. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  3. [S1368] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Comfort Starr, and Cranbrook, Kent", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 64, pages 73-74 (January 1910). Hereinafter cited as "Dr. Comfort Starr, and Cranbrook."
  4. [S1369] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War and his Family Connections", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (article spans several volumes and years): January 1939, Volume 93, page 94. Hereinafter cited as "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War."
  5. [S1369] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War", April 1940, Volume 94, Footnotes, pages 171-172.
  6. [S1369] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War", January 1939, Volume 93, pages 92-93.
  7. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 447 and 449.
  8. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 1, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  9. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 447.
  10. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document 130, page 66, his surname spelled "Minord". Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  11. [S472] Thomas and Manasseh Minor, The Minor Diaries, Stonington, Connecticut: Thomas 1653 to 1684 and Manasseh 1696 to 1720 (reprinted in 2001 by Edward Brothers Inc., Lillington, North Carolina: The Thomas Minor Society, 1993), page 43, January 1660, "thrusday .24. marie died aboute six o'clocke". Hereinafter cited as The Minor Diaries.
  12. [S473] John Augustus Miner, Thomas Minor Descendants, 1608-1981 (Trevett, Maine: compiler and publisher John Augustus Miner, 1981), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Minor Descendants, 1608-1981.
  13. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  14. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, page 5.
  15. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 449.