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Mary Porter

Female 1663 - 1746  (83 years)


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  • Name Mary Porter 
    Born 12 Oct 1663  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Dec 1746  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I33980  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2021 

    Father Sgt. John Porter,   b. Abt 1635,   d. 25 Aug 1717, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Deliverance Byram,   d. 30 Sep 1720, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Apr 1660  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F20009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sgt. William Pettee,   b. 12 May 1661, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1728  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1685  [1
    Children 
    +1. Nathaniel Pettee,   b. Abt 1688, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1747, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F20008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She is given two different birth dates at two different places in George Walter Chamberlain's History of Weymouth (citation details below). In the entry for her husband, William Pettee, she is said to have been born at Weymouth 12 Oct 1663; in the entry for her father, Sgt. John Porter, she is said to have been born in the same place on 22 Oct 1662.

      This is probably an error prompted by the fact that the vital records of Weymouth contain two entries for a Mary Porter, daughter of John and Deliverance. In the published version (citation details below), the entries are immediately adjacent to one another, although the mother is spelled "Deliverence" in the second entry. One entry says 22 Oct 1662 and the next says 12 Oct 1663. The likeliest interpretation of this is that the child born in 1662 died in childbirth or infancy, and that this Mary Porter is the one born in 1663.

  • Sources 
    1. [S584] History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, volumes 3 and 4, by George Walter Chamberlain. Weymouth, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923.

    2. [S2858] Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850: Volume I--Births. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910.

    3. [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.