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Elizabeth (Bachiler) Way (1581 - 1618)

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Elizabeth Way formerly Bachiler
Born in Devon, Dorset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2013
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Elizabeth (Bachiler) Way migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Disputed Origins

She was not the daughter of Rev. Stephen Bachelir. He had no daughter by that name.[citation needed]


Elizabeth was born between 1581 and 1587 in Ticehurst, Sussex, or Devon, Dorset, England.[1][2][3]

She married 22 January 1615 (in Bridport, England) Henry Way.[4][5]

Elizabeth, wife of Henry Way, was buried in 1618.[6]


Children: born to Elisabeth Batchelar: Married Jan 22 1615

  1. Aaron Way, Sr. 1613 - 1695 (check birth year; it's two years prior to parents' marriage)
  2. Hannah Wilkins (born Way) 1615 - 1701 WikiTree profile Way-201
  3. James Way 1616 - 1685 WikiTree profile Way-330
  4. Henry Way IV 1618 - 1632

Children born to second wife, also Elizabeth.

  1. George Way 1620 - 1690
  2. Samuel Way 1622 - 1695 WikiTree profile Way-486
  3. Richard Way 1624 - 1697 WikiTree profile Way-487
  4. Elizabeth Way 1628 - ?
  5. Edward Way 1630 - ? WikiTree profile Way-488
  6. Susanna Pelton (born Way) 1632 - 1706 WikiTree profile Way-194
  7. Martha Way 1634 - ? WikiTree profile Way-489

Possible Children:

  1. Robert Way 1652 - ?
  2. Mary Way ? - 1680


  1. Garbe, Gary (, "Pelton and Garbe Families," RootsWeb/18 Jun 2006 Note: Author good at citing sources; appears to be well-researched data.
  2. Gale Research, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s; Operations, Inc: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010: Boston, Massachusetts; Year: 1630; Page Number: 7
  3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; Operations, Inc.; Provo, UT, USA; 2011
  4. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Operations Inc; Provo, UT, USA: 2012
  5. David Greene's 1984 TAG article: really draws into question Elizabeth *Batchelar* as wife of the immigrant-- at least the one who comes with him. This article publishes the Bridport parish records which does include a 1615 marriage between one Henry Way and one Elizabeth Batchelar BUT there is also a 1618 burial of Elizabeth, wife of Henry Way.
  6. Greene, ibid.

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On 6 Mar 2019 at 22:55 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

What is the source for her parents here, please?

On 4 Apr 2013 at 19:24 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

The Elizabeth who married Henry Way and died in 1665 in Dorchester, MA was NOT the daughter of Rev. Stephen Bachiler. See Robert Charles Anderson Great Migration Begins, entry for Stephen Bachiler for his documented list of children.

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