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  • Name Hope   [1
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I33899  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2021 

    Family Josiah Merrihew,   b. 1 Apr 1673, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Preserved Merrihew,   b. 30 Mar 1704, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1 Mar 1792 (Age < 87 years)
    Family ID F19966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

  • Notes 
    • Said on Wikitree to have been Hope Borden (1685-1717) of Rhode Island, daughter of John Borden or Bordon and Mary Earle. Said on to have been Hope Fish, born 5 Mar 1675 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island to Thomas Fish and Grizzel Strange. There do appear to have been connections (farmland abutting one another's, etc) between the Merrihew and Fish families, but the evidence we've seen thus far is hazy.

      The father of the Thomas Fish who married Grizzel Strange was another Thomas Fish, whose wife Mary was widely asserted to have been Mary Soule, suggesting a connection to Mayflower passenger George Soule. This makes us a little suspicious of strenuous attempts to connect Josiah Merrihew's wife Hope to the Hope Fish who was Thomas and Grizzel's daughter. At any rate, there seems to us no evidence that the older Thomas's wife Mary was a Soule.

  • Sources 
    1. [S636] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower by Ralph V. Wood, Jr. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1996; revised edition, 2014.