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Bray Wilkins

Male Abt 1611 - 1702  (~ 91 years)


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  • Name Bray Wilkins 
    Born Abt 1611  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1 Jan 1702  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 12 Jan 1702  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I33700  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2021 

    Family Hannah Way,   b. Bef 3 Mar 1616,   d. Aft 26 Jan 1702  (Age > 86 years) 
    Married Bef 1636  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Wilkins,   b. Abt 1646,   d. Between 4 Mar 1716 and 24 Sep 1717, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +2. Margaret Wilkins,   b. Bef 10 Feb 1649,   d. Aft 9 Jan 1697  (Age > 48 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F19862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Arrived in 1633; first at Dorchester, then to Lynn in 1630, and subsequently Salem in the same year.

      His disgraceful role, and that of several of his family members, in the judicial murder at Salem in 1692 of John Willard, husband of his granddaughter Margaret Wilkins, is set forth in some detail on the Wikipedia page for John Willard.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S5391] David L. Greene, "Bray Wilkins of Salem Village MA and His Children." The American Genealogist 60:1, 60:101, 1984.

    3. [S5382] David L. Greene, "A Search for the English Origin of Henry1 Way of Dorchester, Massachusetts." The American Genealogist 61:241, 1985.