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Martha Mead

Female Abt 1630 - Bef 1695  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Martha Mead  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1630  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 20 Nov 1695  Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I6444  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2020 

    Father William Mead,   b. Bef 27 Dec 1592, Watford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 19 Sep 1657, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Mother Philip,   d. 19 Sep 1657, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1620  Watford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F4193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Richardson,   d. Between 16 Nov 1679 and 24 Jul 1683, West Farms, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef Jan 1654  [3, 5
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Richardson,   b. Abt 1656,   d. Between 9 Oct 1723 and 3 Jul 1725, West Farms, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F3718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Her marriage is proven by a court case wherein she was accused of fornication, though not with her husband John Richardson, and of delivering a bastard child at the house of Joshua Hughes (i.e. Hewes) in Roxbury, Mass., in January 1653/4; the child died shortly after birth. Martha testified that she did not know the father of the child because she 'had bine abused in [a] fainting fitt.' Why she went to the house of Joshua Hewes is a matter for conjecture--he was also of a Hartfordshire family, though his place of origin (Royston) was not close to Watford." [Gordon L. Remington, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S402] Genealogy of a Branch of the Mead Family, With a History of the Family in England and in America and Appendixes of Rogers and Denton families, by Lucius E. Weaver. Rochester, New York, 1911.

    2. [S1416] Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County, N.Y., copied from the manuscript record of the late Rev. Theodore A. Leggett with additions by A. Hatfield, Jr. New York, 1913., first name only.

    3. [S398] Gordon L. Remington, "The English Origin of William Mead of Stamford, Connecticut." The American Genealogist 73:1, January 1998.

    4. [S1416] Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County, N.Y., copied from the manuscript record of the late Rev. Theodore A. Leggett with additions by A. Hatfield, Jr. New York, 1913.

    5. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015., says "by 1656".