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From: Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775, p. 210-11.
John Gay was one of a body of "spirited and determined men and women who in February, 1630, attended a meeting of the Puritans in the New Hospital, Plymouth, England, with the purpose of emigrating to the new world. This company was principally from the counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset. They selected Gov. John Warren and the Rev. John Maverick as their pastors. On 30th March, 1630 they embarked in the 400-ton ship Mary and John, Captain Squeb (Squeeb?). The number of the company was 140. After seventy day's sail they entered the harbor of Nantucket." Pomeroy records.
John Gay settled first at Watertown, Massachusetts, and was a grantee in the Great Dividends and the Beaver Brook plowlands, owning altogether 40 acres. He was admitted Freeman 6th May, 1635. With others of Watertown he was one of the founders of the plantation at Dedham, his name appearing on the petition for incorporation, 6th September, 1636, and among the original proprietors of lands. He was one of the Selectmen, 1654. He d. 4th March, 1688. Joanna (surname not given) his wife, d. 14th August, 1691. She is said in family tradition to have been widow Baldwicke [later found to be Borden, m.n., Hooker] before her marriage to John Gay. His will in Suffolk records, dated 18th December, 1686, was proved 17th December, 1689, his wife Joanna and son John being the executors. His estate was valued in the inventory at £91-5s-8d.
From: Gay, Frederick Lewis. "John Gay, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and Some of his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 33 (January 1879), p. 45.
JOHN GAY, OF DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS.
By Frederick Lewis Gay, of Boston.
1. John1 Gay emigrated to America about 1630. He settled first at Watertown, and was a grantee in the Great Dividends and in the Beaver Brook plowlands, owning altogether forty acres. He was admitted freeman May 6, 1635. With others of Watertown he was one of the founders of the plantation at Dedham, his name appearing on the petition for incorporation Sept. 6, 1636, and among the original proprietors of lands. He was one of the selectmen, 1654. He died March 4, 1688. Joanna Borden (neé Hooker), his wife, died Aug. 14, 1691. She is said in family tradition to have been widow Baldwicke before her marriage to John Gay. His will in the Suffolk records, dated Dec. 18, 1686, was proved Dec. 17, 1689, his wife Joanna and son John being the executors. His estate was valued in the inventory at £91 5s. 8d. His children were:
2.i.Samuel, b. March 10, 1639; d. April 15, 1718.
ii.Hezekiah, b. July 3, 1640; d. Nov. 28, 1669.
3.iii.Nathaniel, b. Jan. 11, 1643; d. Feb. 20, 1712.
iv.Joanna, b. March 23, 1645; married, first, Nathaniel Whiting, Jr.; married, second, John Ware, of Wrentham, Jan. 1680.
4.v.Eliezer, b. June 25, 1647; d. April 13, 1726. (Wrongly called Ebenezer by Savage.)
vi.Abiel, b. April 23, 1649; married Daniel Hawes, Feb. 23, 1677.
vii.Judith (called Judah in her father's will), b. April 23, 1649 (twin);
married John Fuller, Feb. 8, 1672.
5.viii.John, b. May 6, 1651; d. Nov. 19, 1731.
6.ix.Jonathan, b. Aug. 1, 1653.
x.Hannah, b. Oct. 16, 1656; d. Feb. 26, 1660.
xi.Elizabeth, date and place of birth unknown; married Richard Martin, 1660 (see Reg. ante, vol. xix. 168); not mentioned in her father's will.
James Grover Jr.
RELATIONSHIP-BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: Info from Robert Grover, Independence, MO. Chesham parish register.
RELATIONSHIP-BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: Info from Robert Grover, Independence, MO. REF: Garrett-Pegge's "...Chesham parish register."
William Barton II
Charles Co. land records p6 & 7, deed from William & Mary Barton to daughter Mary wife of Thomas Warren
Mrs. Mary Musgrove, shared in the distribution of her father's estate, Barton Warren, 6 Jun 1758, Charles Co., Maryland
Mary Musgrove was granted letters of administration on the estate of her deceased husband, Harrison Musgrove, with Notley Warren and John Warren offering bond., 29 Apr 1760, Charles Co., Maryland. Estate of Harrison Musgrove; final settlement was made by her as Mary Musgrove, and showed distribution to her and unnamed children on 15 May 1762, Charles Co., Maryland.