Rev John Mayo Jr.

Farthinghoe, South Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England
Death 3 May 1676 (aged 79)
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 47987228 · View Source
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Son of John Mayo and Katherine (maiden name unknown) Mayo, who were married c1593. John Sr died in 1630 in Thorpe Mandeville, Northhamptonshire, England.

His wife's name has been found to be Tamesin Brike (or Bragg), and she is linked here. See comments below. She may have died much earlier than that memorial indicates, as there is a record in early genealogies of Rev John Mayo marrying a second time late in life to yet ANOTHER Tamesin. However, this appears to have been disproven.

Children: Samuel Mayo, Nathaniel Mayo, Hannah Mayo Bacon, John Mayo III, and Elizabeth Mayo Howes. Possibly others.

From Cape Cod History website, here:

In his early 20's, John was in Leiden, Holland to marry there: Jan Meyer (John Mayo) of England, baize-worker, accompanied by Thomas Smeth (Smith), his acquaintance, was betrothed March 21, 1618 to Timmosijn Breyck (Tamisen Brike) of England, accompanied by Susanna Breyck (Brike), her mother, and Marytgen Duijck, (Mary), her sister. ( N.H., vol. H., fo. 216). (Foreign names were commonly "Dutched".) A baize-worker works with wool fabric, and many Puritans in Leiden had this occupation, because there was a demand.

The Mayos were living at Nauset in the 1640s, where John was the first minister. There is a small indication that John Mayo remarried late in life, but this has not been proved.

NOTE: It is possible that earlier Cape Cod resources may be incorrect, but there may be an inconsistency with the identity of John's wife Tamesin. Earlier literature indicated he married, as his second wife c1671, Tamesin, widow of William Lumpkin, by whom Tamesin had several children. If that is the case, his first wife, and mother of his children, may be the Tamesin Brike mentioned above, and she may be a different women than the Tamesin he married later in life.

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Gravesite Details He is listed as a *possible* unmarked grave in Cove Cemetery, It is uncertain whether he is buried here. Of note is that his wife is buried in Howes Family Cemetery.


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  • Added: 11 Feb 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 47987228
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Mayo Jr. (2 Apr 1597–3 May 1676), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47987228, citing Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642) .