Mercy “Marcy” <I>Gorham</I> Denison

Mercy “Marcy” Gorham Denison

Birth
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 24 Sep 1725 (aged 67)
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 53748419 · View Source
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Wife of George Denison. Married about 1673. Daughter of Desire Howland & Captain John Gorham. Descendant of John Howland and John Tilley thru her mother--all passengers on the Mayflower 1620.

A Special Thanks to Jim and Mary (#47186549) for the Sponsorship of Mercy Gorham Denison's Memorial & to
Mary Schumann (#47147114) for the location and photographing of Mercy Gorham & George Denison gravesite in Westerly, Rhode Island.
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Information below provided by: Don Blauvelt (#46932939)

Mercy, as her name is written in the Barnstable vital records, or Marcy as written on her gravestone, was born more correctly on Jan. 20, 1658/59 as the date of her birth is written in the modern calendar. She was b. 93 years before the 1752 English conversion to the Gregorian calendar. Her gravestone inscription proves she was b. in the modern year of 1659 - "in the 67th year of her age" being a form of the Latin term AEtatis, the standard form of reporting one's age at death throughout North America until the early 1800s, meaning when she died she was 66 years old and AEtatis 67.

Note: Dates & name come from Mayflower Society application papers.



  • Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Added: 16 Jun 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mercy “Marcy” Gorham Denison (20 Jan 1658–24 Sep 1725), Find a Grave Memorial no. 53748419, citing Denison Ground, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .