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THOMAS MAYHEW of Watertown
Parents: Thomas Mayhew and Alice Barter
Thomas Mayhew married Joan Gallyon.
'Mr. Thomas Mayhew, Senior, came over as a merchant, was disappointed, purchased a farm at Watertown, and in 1641 procured a patent of Sir Fernando Gorges, the Earl of Sterling's agent, for Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Elizabeth Isles.' [Ref]
Thomas Mayhew sold a "beautif." 500-acre farm to Gov. Bradstreet for six cows in 1638, before he went to the Vineyard. Gov. Bradstreet sold the farm in 1646 to Edward Jackson for £140.
Children of Thomas Mayhew and Joan Gallyon:
MARTHA MAYHEW (1642 - 1717)
Parents: Thomas Mayhew and Joan Gallyon
Martha Tupper was born in 1642. [Ref, p. 465] She died on 15 Nov 1717 in Sandwich. [Ref] Martha Mayhew married Capt. Thomas Tupper on 27 Dec 1661 in Sandwich. [Ref]
On 15 May 1666 Thomas Mayhew deeded Nonamesset to his daughter Martha Mayhew Tupper. He refers to Martha's husband as Thomas Tupper. [Ref, p. 92-93] Nonamesset is one of the Elizabeth Islands: it is small and uninhabited, lying between Naushon and Woods Hole.
L.M.B., "Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's Subscribers," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, various issues.
Crowell, F. E., New Englanders in Nova Scotia, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1938.
Emerson, Amelia Forbes, Early History of Naushon Island, unknown, Priv. print., 1935.
Pulsifer, David, trans., "Records of Boston," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2, 1948, 76-80, 188-191, 274-276; 3, 1849, 48-40, 136-127, 247-248; 4, 1850, 181-184, 267-274, 359-360; 5, 1850, 97-8, 243-244; 6, 1851, 380-381; 7, 1852, 159-162, 283-284; 8, 37-40; 8, 347-9; 11, 1857, 330.
Vital Records of the Towns of Barnstable and Sandwich