What is evidence that William Gager's wife was a Mayhew? [closed]

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Perry Streeter asks:

"By what evidence has her identity been determined? The wife of William Gager is presented as unknown in recent scholarly publications. See The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB393/i/12107/724/23895083"

WikiTree profile: Sarah Gager
closed with the note: Resolved
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (906k points)
closed by Jillaine Smith

There also appears to be no evidence that Thomas Matthew Mayhew had a daughter named Hannah. The parish records are published as is his will. Neither mention a daughter named Hannah. Therefore we should detach Hannah from the Mayhew family and change her name to Unknown Unknown.


Hannah says she's d/o Matthew, sister of Thomas, not d/o Thomas

However the same goes for Matthew no daughter named Hannah or Anna in the Tisbury records or listed in his will in the History of Martha's Vineyard by Banks


Edited to fix my typo. I meant Matthew.
Jillaine can I mark this one Resolved?

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I agree that her name should not be Mayhew. I'm not even sure her name was Hannah.

I found a blog -- The following information is from the book, "History of Windham County" and is at the library at Willimantic, Connecticut.
William was born in 1585 in Soffolkshire, England. William married Hannah Mayhew, date unknown in England and they came to the US in 1630.

Only thing is I just checked both histories of Windham County and neither of them even mentions William Gager or anybody named Mayhew

A recent book "The Gager Family" by Edmund Gager. Gateway press 1985. pdf download

"I have been told that the name of William Gager ' s
wife was Hannah Mayhew , but I have never been able to
prove this information. It is my assumption that she
died in England, as did six of his other children . The
deaths of these children are recorded in the Parish
Records in Groton, England . Perhaps this great loss
that he suffered was another reason for his departure
from England . I can only assume that he thought that
things would be better in the New World."
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Okay , I've detached her from the parents, changed her name and  added an explanation . Anne, could you PPP her and her husband? I've added PGM PA to her profile; could you add it to her husband's? Thanks.
I'd already added the PA to William, I've PPp'd her. But I don't think his profile needs or qualifies for a PPP
If PPP does not prevent spouses from being attached, then yes, he doesn't need to be PPP'ed. But if PPP *does* prevent spouses from being attached, then I would PPP him.
doesn't help with spouses or children
Got it; thanks, Anne.

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