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Genealogy of Patty Rose


Name Capt. Simon WAINWRIGHT
Birth 20 Nov 1660, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Death 29 Aug 1708, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts20,51,81
Other Spouses Ann PIERCE
Marriage 7 Aug 1700, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51,81
Spouse Mary WILLIAMS
Birth 24 Nov 1663, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts20,36,51,81
Father John WILLIAMS (<1631-1698)
Mother Rebecca COLBY (1643-1672)
Other Spouses Thomas SILVER
John BOYNTON
Joshua BOYNTON
Notes for Capt. Simon WAINWRIGHT
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son of Francis WAINWRIGHT and Phillippa SEWELL; married (1) Sarah Gilbert; child Mary married Dudley Bradstreet [ref 18:1-183]
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SIMON, Haverhill, son of Francis Wainwright; m. Sarah Gilbert, had Sarah; was capt. and for sec. w. m. Mary wid. of Thomas Silver, had three more ds. and s. John, bef. he was k. by the Ind. in their surpr. of H. 29 Aug. 1708; still whether by the sec. w. were b. any, or wh. of the ch. is uncert. [ref 20]
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Symon Wainwright and Mrs. Sarah Gilbert, Oct. 6, 1681 [ref 51]
(children 1682-86: Sarah, Mehitable, Elizabeth, Mary)

Simon Wainwright, and Mrs*. Ann Peirce, Oct. 2, 1688. [ref 51]
*error
(child 1690: John)

Simon Wainwright, and Mary Silver, wid., Aug. 7, 1700. [ref 51]

Simon Wainwright, killed by ye Indians, Aug. 29, 1708. [ref 51]
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Simon Wainwright (Francis), was killed in Haverhill 29 Aug., 1708. Francis came from Chelmsford, England, when a boy, and died about 1690. He had three sons, John, Simon and Francis. He was prominent in the Pequot War, receiving land for services in 1637 and 1643. He was a merchant in Ipswich. He obtained leave for his son Simon to build a house and ware-house in Haverhill in 1683. Simon immediately removed thither. This is the first mention of a merchant or trader in Haverhill. Capt. Simon Wainwright was a high-minded and influential citizen. He conducted an expedition against Port Royal in 1689; was one of three first assessors in Haverhill in 1694. He was supposed to be very rich; it was said he buried much of his money on his farm and part of the ground has been dug over by treasure hunters to find it unavailingly. In 1684 he was permitted to sell "liquors out of doors." He had a valuable apple orchard and boys are reported to have cut down some of his apple trees. In 1688 he made twenty barrels of cider from his orchard which were taken from him by Andros' excise officers. In 1690 he had a "valuable horse stabbed by Sam Swan" who was sent to jail. His house was one of the block "houses of refuge" fortified in 1680 against the Indian raids, and in front of [ref 81:27] his own house he was murdered in the memorable attack of 1708 in which 18 were slain and 30 or 40 made prisoners. When the Indians attacked the house, Mrs. Wainwright (Mary3 Williams) fearlessly unbarred the door and let them in. She spoke kindly, waited on them and promised to procure them whatever they desired. They demanded money and upon her retiring "to bring it," as she said, she fled with all her children except one daughter, Mary, who was taken captive. He m. (1) 6 Oct., 1681, Mrs. Sarah Gilbert; m. (2) 2 Oct., 1688, Mrs. Ann Pierce. [ref 81:28]
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child: John

children with Sarah: Sarah, Mehitable, Elizabeth, Mary

30 Sep 1708 probate Essex co
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Notes for Mary WILLIAMS
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Mary, 24 Nov. 1663 [ref 20]
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MARY,3 b. Nov. 24, 1663[Hv]; m. Dec. 28, 1681[Hv] or Jan. 4, 1681-2[Nb], Thomas Silver; both liv. 1695; she liv. 1700. [ref 36:360]
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Mary Williams, d. John, jr. and Rebecca (Colbie), Nov. 24, 1663. [ref 51]
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MARY3 WILLIAMS (John2, John1) was born in Haverhill, Mass., 24 Nov., 1663, died in Haverhill 26 Aug., 1695; m. (1) 28 Dec., 1681, Thomas Silver; m. (2) 7 Aug., 1700, Simon Wainwright; m. (3) 19 Feb., 1718/9, John Boynton; m. (4) 30 Oct., 1727, Joshua Boynton. Children born in Haverhill: Samuel, Lydia, Nathaniel, Daniel, Samuel, John, Jonathan, Rachel. [ref 81:24,26]
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Mary, daughter of Thomas Silver and Mary Williams, was captured at age 15 in the Indian raid of 29 Aug 1708. She was carried to Canada where she became a nun, died 30 years later and is buried in Montreal. Her mother petitioned the governor for her release:

Haverhill, 29 Apr., 1710.
To his Excellency Joseph Dudley, Captain General and Governor in chief &c &c to the Honorable committee and General Assembly now mett the petition of Mary Wrainwright sheweth that whereas my daughter hath been for a long time in captivity with the French of Canada and I have late reason to fear that her soul is in great danger if not already captivated and she be brought to their way; therefore I humbly intreate yr Excellency that some care may be taken for her redemption before Canada be so endeared to her that I shall never have my daughter more. Some are ready to say that there are so few captives in Canada that it is not worth while to put the country to the charge for them; but I hope yr Excellency, nor any other good, judicious man, will think so; for St. James has instructed us as you may see, chapter 5, v 20--Let him know that he wh converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall hide a multitude of sins. This is all I can do at present, but I desire humbly to begg of God that he would direct the hearts of our rulers to do that wh may be most for his glory and for the good of his distressed creatures and so I take leave to subscrebe myself yr most humble petitioner.
Widow Mary Wainwright.
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