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Penelope Pelham Bellingham
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Birth: 1619, England
Death: May 29, 1702
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Born about 1619 (aged 16 on 15 May 1635, daughter of Herbert Pelham. Came from Bures, Essex to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 & settled in Boston. (On 15 Mar 1635, "Penelopy Pellam, 16 years," was authorized to "pass to her brother's plantation.") Died in Boston, 29 May 1702.
Married 2 Nov 1641, RICHARD BELLINGHAM {1634, Boston}, as his 2nd wife in a controversial marriage: "The young gentlewoman was ready to be contracted to a friend of his, who lodged in his house, and by his consent had proceeded so far with her, when on the sudden the governor treated with her, and obtained her for himself. He excused it by the strength of his affection, and that she was not absolutely promised to the other gentleman. Two errors more he committed upon it: 1. That he would not have his contract published where he dwelt, contrary to an order of court. 2. That he married himself contrary to the cxonstant practice of the country." When called to court on this matter, Bellingham refused to step down off the bench, and the court thinking it unfit that he sit in judgment on himself, let the matter rest.
Penelope Pelham was sister of HERBERT PELHAM {1638, Cambridge}, WILLIAM PELHAM {1630, Watertown}, & JOHN PELHAM {1635, Unknown}. 
Family links: 
  Herbert Pelham (____ - 1624)
  Richard Bellingham (1592 - 1672)
  Margaret Pelham (____ - 1661)*
  Herbert Pelham (1600 - 1674)*
  Catherine Pelham Ashton (1606 - 1659)*
  Penelope Pelham Bellingham (1619 - 1702)
  Elizabeth Pelham (1622 - 1706)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: May 21, 2009
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