Mary Whelden Taylor

Death 4 Dec 1673 (aged 51–52)
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 46352653 · View Source
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Mary was born about 1621 in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England, and baptised at nearby Basford on December 23,1621. She came to New England with her parents and married Richard Taylor in Yarmouth,MA, probably about 1645. Richard and Mary had at least nine children, eight of whom are listed below, probably all born in Yarmouth.

Mary's death was tragic. Her body was found in a small boat in which she had probably intended to go from Yarmouth to Duxbury or Plymouth. A jury of inquest was formed in Duxbury, where the boat was probably found, and it rendered its verdict on the 4th of December 1673. The following was the verdict:"The jury of inquest appointed to view a corpes found in a boate now racked, and being supposed to be the wife of Richard Taylor, somtimes of Yarmouth, and to make dilligent serch how the said woman came by her death, doe judge, that the boate being cast away, the woman was drowned in the boate." Her husband died, grief stricken, within 9 days of hearing the verdict.

Children: Ann Taylor, Mary Taylor Marchant, Martha Taylor Bearse, John Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor Cobb, Hannah Taylor Crocker, Sarah Taylor, and Ann Taylor Davis.

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  • Added: 5 Jan 2010
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