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Mary <I>Bill</I> Smith

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Mary Bill Smith

Birth
Death
6 Feb 1694 (aged 47–48)
Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
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Birth: abt. 1646 Pulling Point (Winthrop)
Parents: James and Mary Bill
Marriage: Captain John Smith Jan. 6, 1663 Reading

Chelsea deaths: Mary, w. of Capt. John Smith, Feb. 6, 1693.4, a. abt. 48 y.

Note: This is a replacement stone. It should say she died Feb. 6, 1693/4 (see original inscription below.) The double date reflects the shift from March 25 to Jan. 1 as the start of the year. Different countries adopted Jan. 1 at different times.

The first known recorded burial [in Rumney Marsh Burial ground] was that of Mary Smith, wife of Captain John Smith, a tenant farmer. Mary Smith was the daughter of James Bill, one of the first permanent residents of Pullin Point (Winthrop). Mary's husband, Captain John Smith, a military leader and inn keeper, died in 1706 at the age of 85 and was buried beside her.
- from RUMNEY MARSH BURIAL GROUNDS (http://www.olgp.net/chs/d3/rumarsh.htm)

Original inscription:
Here lyeth ye body of
Mary, ye wife of
Capt. John Smith,
aged about 48 years
dec'd Febr ye 6, 1693-4.

- from Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, 1908. The stone was already lying flat on the ground at that time.

From Grant W. Sullivan: John and his 2nd wife, Mary (Bill) Smith had a daughter Phoebe (1673 - 1753). Phoebe married a John Brintnall (b. 1672, Boston, MA) in 1690.
Birth: abt. 1646 Pulling Point (Winthrop)
Parents: James and Mary Bill
Marriage: Captain John Smith Jan. 6, 1663 Reading

Chelsea deaths: Mary, w. of Capt. John Smith, Feb. 6, 1693.4, a. abt. 48 y.

Note: This is a replacement stone. It should say she died Feb. 6, 1693/4 (see original inscription below.) The double date reflects the shift from March 25 to Jan. 1 as the start of the year. Different countries adopted Jan. 1 at different times.

The first known recorded burial [in Rumney Marsh Burial ground] was that of Mary Smith, wife of Captain John Smith, a tenant farmer. Mary Smith was the daughter of James Bill, one of the first permanent residents of Pullin Point (Winthrop). Mary's husband, Captain John Smith, a military leader and inn keeper, died in 1706 at the age of 85 and was buried beside her.
- from RUMNEY MARSH BURIAL GROUNDS (http://www.olgp.net/chs/d3/rumarsh.htm)

Original inscription:
Here lyeth ye body of
Mary, ye wife of
Capt. John Smith,
aged about 48 years
dec'd Febr ye 6, 1693-4.

- from Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, 1908. The stone was already lying flat on the ground at that time.

From Grant W. Sullivan: John and his 2nd wife, Mary (Bill) Smith had a daughter Phoebe (1673 - 1753). Phoebe married a John Brintnall (b. 1672, Boston, MA) in 1690.


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  • Created by: Bill Boyington
  • Added: Apr 25, 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19088607/mary-smith: accessed ), memorial page for Mary Bill Smith (1646–6 Feb 1694), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19088607, citing Rumney Marsh Burial Ground, Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Bill Boyington (contributor 46800933).