The WOLFE Family of Beverly, Essex, MA

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PETER WOLFE (d. bef. 1675) of Beverly m. Martha Unknown
FREEBORN WOLFE m. Robert Sallows

First Generation

PETER WOLFE (d. bef. 1675) of Beverly


Peter Wolfe died before 6 Dec 1675 when inventory was taken on his estate in Beverly. [Ref] He married Martha Unknown; it is not known if she is the mother of his two daughters. [Ref]

He was a freeman on 14 May 1634. [Ref]

He was on the jury of the 25 (1) 1639 Court at Salem. [Ref]

Peter ... was retiring to the point of invisibility, and aside from collecting his land grants, his activities were carried out in obscurity. [Ref]

On 1 (5) 1657 Martha and Elizabeth Woodberry were presented to the court at Salem for fighting with each other. [Ref] In the testimony there is a reference to Goody Wolfe's husband and son. [Ref]

Children of Peter Wolfe:

  1. Freeborn Wolfe died in Salem in 1633. She married first Robert Sallows. She married second John Black.
  2. Hannah Wolfe married John Solace on 9 Dec 1655 in Salem. [Ref] [Is this John Sallows?]

Second Generation


Parents: Peter Wolfe

Freeborn Wolfe married first Robert Sallows. [Ref] She married second John Black on 29 July1664 in Beverly. [Ref]


Court Records

Dow, George Francis, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Essex Institute, 1911.


Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vol. 1-3, Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995, entry for Peter Wolfe.

Public Records

Paige, Lucius, R., "List of Freemen, " New England Historical and Genealogical Register 3, 1849, 89-96, 187-194, 239-246, 345-352.