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  • ID: I2805
  • Name: Samuel Mayo
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 12 Oct 1655 in Eastham, Plymouth Colony
  • Death: 29 Oct 1738 in Eastham, Massachusetts
  • Burial: Orleans Cemetery 1
  • Note:
    resident at Eastham 1695.
    Check potential marriage to Sarah Canterbury.
    2



    Father: Nathaniel Mayo b: 1625 in Northamptonshire, England
    Mother: Hannah Prence b: 1628 in Plymouth Colony

    Marriage 1 Ruth Hopkins b: Jun 1653 in Eastham, Plymouth Colony
    • Married: 26 May 1681 in Eastham, Plymouth Colony
    • Note:
      "No proof has been found that Samuel Mayo's wife was Ruth Hopkins, the daughter of Gyles Hopkins and Catharine Whelden.
      The above is confirmed in both the Stephen Hopkins "silver book" (Mayflower Descendants Through Five Generations, volume 6, by John D. Austin, 1995) and the Patience Brewster "pink book" (William Brewster - Mayflower Families in Progress, by Barbara Lambert Merrick, 2001)." Pam Sears

      The children listed here are very different from some other lists seen. Caveat lector.
      Mayflower Descendant, 36:161, has the will of Samuel Mayo of Eastham.
      abstract: Dated 9 Apr 1734, proved 15 Nov 1738, mentions son Samuel (sole exr.), son Jonathan, Dau. Mercy Cole wife of John Cole, Dau. Rebecca Cole wife of Stephen Cole, Grandson Thomas Mayo, Dau. Mary Smith wife of Ralph Smith, Heirs of Dau. Hannah Hopkins deceased ("wife of Judah" added), Heirs of Dau. Sarah Higgins deceased, wife of James Higgins.
      Inventory 28 Nov 1738.
    Children
    1. Has Children Hannah Mayo b: 8 Jan 1682 in Eastham, Plymouth Colony
    2. Has Children Rebecca Mayo b: Abt 1684 in Eastham, Plymouth Colony
    3. Has Children Mary Mayo b: 1685
    4. Has Children Mercy Mayo b: 3 Sep 1688 in Eastham, Plymouth Colony
    5. Has Children Samuel Mayo b: 1690 in Eastham, Plymouth Colony
    6. Has Children Sarah Mayo b: 1690 in Eastham, Plymouth Colony
    7. Has Children Jonathan Mayo b: 2 Dec 1696 in Eastham, Massachusetts

    Marriage 2 Mary Sweat b: 1701 in Eastham, Massachusetts
    • Married: 31 Aug 1728 in Eastham, Massachusetts 3
    • Event: wedding
    • Note: "Mr Samuel Mayo and mrs Mary Swaet were married by Nathanael ffreeman Esqur on the 31 day of august annodomini 1727/8" 3

    Sources:
    1. Title: index to Orleans, Massachusetts cemeteries
      Publication: 1970. Excel file at Orleans Historical Society, http://orleanshistoricalsociety.org/collections.html
    2. Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register
      Publication: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Boston
      Page: 6:42
    3. Title: Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans...
      Author: Smith and Smith
      Publication: 1980, 1993. Baltimore MD
      Text: Col. Leonard H Smith, Jr. and Norma H Smith. Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans. An authorized facsimile reproduction of records published serially 1901-1935 in "The Mayflower Descendant." With an added index of persons.
      1980, 1993. Baltimore MD: reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co.
      Page: 52 (MD15:53)
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