|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1708|
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Thanks to naominlester for sending information about the first marriage of Peter Clayes.
According to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700, "Peter Clois" was married first to Hannah Littlefield (1633-ca 1680).
Peter Clayes married, second, Sarah Towne. After Sarah was wrongly imprisoned on charges of witchcraft at Salem in 1692, the couple fled to safety in Framingham.
The surname of Peter and Sarah is spelled Cloyce in many publications, including Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "Young Goodman Brown." Other spellings include Clayce and Cloys.
After Peter and Sarah moved to Framingham, they were known as Peter and Sarah Clayes. The Sarah Clayes house still stands in Framingham, but it is an endangered property. Efforts by the Sarah Clayes Museum Project are now under way to save the house.
John Cloyes (1604 - 1676)
Abigail Mourning Cloyes (1615 - 1656)
Sarah Towne Clayes*
Peter Clayes (____ - 1708)
Thomas Cloyes (1648 - 1690)*
Created by: Mrs. Bee
Record added: Mar 20, 2010
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