Alice Mattocks Bishop Lewis

  • Birth unknown
  • Death unknown
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 37128466

John Lewis married (2) in Boston, 22 November 1659, "Alice Bishop, widow;" daughter of James Mattocks.
They had four children: Samuel, Joseph, Benoni, & Nathaniel.
The identity of the second wife of John Lewis raises a number of problems. In the marriage record she is called "Alice Bishop, widow." In his will of 21 January 1666[/7?], "James Mattock" included bequests to "daughter Alice, [wife] of John Lewis," and "daughter Mary, now [wife] of Samuel Browne." The suggestion has been made that Alice was the widow of Nathaniel Bishop (who did have a wife by that name) The identity of the second wife of John Lewis raises a number of problems. In the marriage record she is called "Alice Bishop, widow." In his will of 21 January 1666[/7?], "James Mattock" included bequests to "daughter Alice, [wife] of John Lewis," and "daughter Mary, now [wife] of Samuel Browne." The suggestion has been made that Alice was the widow of Nathaniel Bishop (who did have a wife by that name), but this cannot be correct.
The claim has also been made that Alice later had two additional husbands, Abraham Howe and John Harris of Rowley. The only contemporary source cited for these marriages is from Suffolk deeds. This volume is currently listed as missing, but the index shows for this volume and page a deed from "Alice How," also called "Alice Warren," to Samuel Mattock (the brother of Alice (Mattock) (Bishop) Lewis. Furthermore, on 25 June 1694, John Foreland sold to Benjamin Emons Junior land in Boston which included an easement to "the well in the land now in the possession of Alice Harris and Mary Bishop." In her will of 8 January 1680[/1], "Mary Mattocks" (widow of James Mattocks) included bequests to "my daughter Alice How" and "my daughter Mary Bishop." On the basis of this evidence, we can say that Alice had subsequent husbands named Howe and Harris, but we cannot identify them further.
There is no evidence that this immigrant had any grandchildren, or that any of his children married.
The claim has also been made that Alice later had two additional husbands, Abraham Howe and John Harris of Rowley. The only contemporary source cited for these marriages is from Suffolk deeds. This volume is currently listed as missing, but the index shows for this volume and page a deed from "Alice How," also called "Alice Warren," to Samuel Mattock (the brother of Alice (Mattock) (Bishop) Lewis. Furthermore, on 25 June 1694, John Foreland sold to Benjamin Emons Junior land in Boston which included an easement to "the well in the land now in the possession of Alice Harris and Mary Bishop." In her will of 8 January 1680[/1], "Mary Mattocks" (widow of James Mattocks) included bequests to "my daughter Alice How" and "my daughter Mary Bishop." On the basis of this evidence, we can say that Alice had subsequent husbands named Howe and Harris, but we cannot identify them further.
There is no evidence that this immigrant had any grandchildren, or that any of his children married.


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  • Created by: Linda Mac
  • Added: 15 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37128466
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Mattocks Bishop Lewis (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37128466, ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) Unknown.