Mary  (Unknown) Buell

Mary (Unknown) Buell

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Mary Buell formerly [surname unknown] aka Thomas (not shown), Post (not shown)
Born [date unknown] in Englandmap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Windsor, CTmap
Died about in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticutmap
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Disputed origins:

According to George E. McCracken, the name of William Buell's wife was not memorialized in the record of their 18 November 1640 marriage. Her given name, Mary, is known "from other sources" but no more has been learned by which her maiden name or parentage could be known.[1] McCracken explained specifically that while her surname is sometimes reported as Thomas or Post, "No evidence for these names has been discovered."


Mary was born in 1616.[citation needed] ... She passed away in 1684. Birth ABT 1619? There seems to be some controversy about Mary's birth date, 1608, 1616 and 1619. Other dates are in agreement.

Mary was born July 17, 1608 at Chesterton, Huntingdon, England.[citation needed]

Marriage 18 NOV 1640 Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut; Also found also seen as 13 Nov 1640, possibly a mis-reading of a manuscript Death: Date: 1 SEP 1684 Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut


The will of Mary Buell[2]

I Mary Buell, being very weak and nigh to death, but having my natural Understanding, having some smale things to dispose of, my Will is that my Eldest daughter Mary Mills shall have my Westcoate, Coat, & that Hatt which was Sarah's , ...

The inventory of the estate of Mary Buell was fairly extensive. It included things such as "3 Linsy wolsy cottes & ould waskets" a "carsy peticote," stockings 2 pr."[3]


  1. George E. McCracken, "William Buell & Early Descendants." The American Genealogist 54 (1978):66 (in particular part); digital images, (accessed 2014).
  2. Charles William Manwaring, A digest of the early Connecticut probate records, 3 vols. (1904-1906), 1:280 Widow Mary Buell; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  3. Helen Schatvet Hartford Co CT, County Court Minutes, Vol 3 & 4; Ullmann, p.396.
see also
  • Helen Schatvet Hartford Co CT, County Court Minutes, Vol 3 & 4; Ullmann, p.396. Report entry of 24 Mar 1684/5 for "Last will & Inventory of the widow Buell proved & ordered recorded."

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On November 1, 2014 at 11:46GMT GeneJ X wrote:

Updating LNAB

On November 1, 2014 at 11:45GMT GeneJ X wrote:

Detaching this Mary as dau. of Abraham Post and sister of Stephen Post.

On October 31, 2014 at 22:26GMT GeneJ X wrote:

If we don't know her surname, and parentage, how could we know when and where she was born?

On October 31, 2014 at 21:40GMT GeneJ X wrote:

Profile of William Buell has been cleaned up a bit, I hear no objections to severing his wife's association as a Post and changing her LNAB to unknown.

On October 31, 2014 at 19:50GMT GeneJ X wrote:

Hi Kay Wilson,

Thank you.

P.S. I'll tidy up the bio to cite and summarize the extraction.

On October 30, 2014 at 19:04GMT Kay Wilson wrote:

See the information near the bottom of the biography for her husband, William Buell. That indicates that his wife's surname was unknown.

On October 30, 2014 at 17:47GMT GeneJ X wrote:

Something seems amiss.

Source that follows reports about Abraham Post and his wife "Ann Hurst," and calls out their daughter Mary. That daughter, however, is reported to have married Allen Wenn, not William Buell.

Records of the baptisms Abraham Post's children are found at Hollingbourne in Kent, England. Given the birth information about William Buell's wife, how would she be associated as Abraham's daughter?

How can this conflict be resolved?

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