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Lydia Gaymer

Female Bef 1602 - 1670  (> 67 years)


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  • Name Lydia Gaymer 
    Born Bef 18 May 1602  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Baptised 18 May 1602  Terling, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died Between 23 Jul 1669 and 28 Feb 1670  Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I23763  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2019 

    Father Richard Gaymer,   d. Bef 10 Oct 1613 
    Mother Margaret Mason,   d. Bef 2 Jul 1602 
    Married 23 Jul 1590  Terling, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F14263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Humphrey Turner,   b. Abt 1593,   d. Between 1 Nov 1672 and 29 May 1673, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1618  Sandon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Lydia Turner,   b. Bef 17 Feb 1630
     2. John Turner,   b. Abt 1620,   d. Between 4 Mar 1695 and 20 May 1697, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F14262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From "Lydia Gaymer, the Wife of Humphrey Turner of Scituate" [citation details below]:

      Lydia was an infant when her mother died. She was about eleven years old at the death of her father, who in his will gave her part of a tenement called the Angell (located in Ockendon Fee, one of the five manors of Terling).

      Lydia Gaymer and Humphrey Turner were married in the parish of Sandon. No evidence has been found that they lived there, but a quote from The Essex Village Book [Chelmsford: Federation of Essex Women's Institutes, 1988, p. 139] may explain why they chose to be married in Sandon:
      Runaway brides in the 17th century did not all have to dash to faraway Scotland in order to obtain a quick wedding as the rector of Sandon, the Reverend Gilbert Dillingham, was only too ready to oblige. As news of his willingness and cooperation spread through and beyond the county, weddings at Sandon, which had averaged four per year, increased enormously. Between 1615 and 1635 the Reverend Dillingham married no fewer than 511 couples, including a daughter of the rector of Chelmsford, using an assumed surname, as apparently did lots of others. The parson undoubtedly grew fat on the wedding fees.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1647] The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New York Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

    2. [S3180] Vernon Dow Turner, "Lydia Gaymer, the Wife of Humphrey Turner of Scituate." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 151:286, 1997.