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Henry Damon (abt. 1595 - bef. 1630)

Henry Damon
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 6 Mar 1620 in Faversham, Kent, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Faversham, Kent, Englandmap
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Preferred name: Henry Damon
of Faversham, co. Kent, England
Other spellings in primary sources: Doman, Dammant, Damond, Dammin


Birth: Before 1600.
This is a rough estimate based on his marriage in 1621. His parents and baptism has not yet been identified conclusively. The Damon Family of Reading, Massachusetts may identify him as the son of another Henry Damon - this source needs to be investigated. [1]

Notes on Life

Henry Damon died leaving two young children, likely as a young man himself. Parish records at Faversham, St. James in Dover, and St. Mary's in Dover have been used to conclusively prove his origins and that of his children. [2] His marriage and birth of his first child occured at Faversham; however, he soon thereafter removed to Dover where the baptism of his second child is found. After his widow Abigail remarried to John Eaton, his children emigrated with his wife on the Elizabeth and Ann in May of 1685.

Marriage and Children

He married Abigail Bachelor by license dated 6 March 1619/20 to be married at Faversham. [3]
'Henry Dammin, of Faversham, and Abigail Bacheler, s.p. (of same parish). At same. March 6, 1619'
Beware of a common error which names her as Abigail Gilson.
Children of Henry Damon and Abigail Bachelor
  • John Damon
  • Jane Damon bp. on 15 August 1624 at St. James, Dover. She married John Plimpton on 13 March 1644 at Dedham. They had 5 children born at Dedham, and 8 born at Medfield, Massachusetts. John Plimpton was captured by Indians and burned at the stake in late 1677. She married second Nicholas Ide on 16 March 1680. They moved to Rehoboth where Nicholas was buried on 18 October 1690. She married third George Kendrick on 1 April 1691 at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Jane (Damon)(Plimpton)(Ide) Kendrick was buried on 12 May 1694 at Rehoboth.
Children of John Eaton and Abigail Bachelor
  • Mary Eaton bp. 20 Mar. 1630/1 at St. James in Dover. She married John Mason on 5 May 1651 at Dedham. They had 7 children born at Dedham. Mary (Eaton) Mason died at Dedham on 6 May 1676; John Mason died at Dedham on 18 January 1688.
  • John Eaton bp. 7 October 1632 at St. James in Dover; bur. 27 January 1635 at St. Mary's in Dover.
  • Thomas Eaton b. abt. 1634 (age 1 in 1635) in England; d. 10 September 1649 at Dedham.
  • John Eaton
  • Abigail Eaton
  • Jacob Eaton b. 8 June 1642 in Dedham; d. 20 January 1645/6 in Dedham.


Death: Between August 1624 and 5 April 1630
Last known living 15 August 1624 when his daughter Jane was baptized.
Dead by 5 April 1630 when his widow remarried to John Eaton of Dover.


Footnotes and citations:
  1. Damon, Richard A. The Damon Family of Reading, Massachusetts, (Amherst, Mass.: R.A. Damon, 1999).
  2. Reed, Paul C. F.S.A.G. The English Ancestry of John1 Eaton, of Dover, Kent, and Dedham, Massachusetts. Research report commissioned by Joe Cochoit and the Eaton Family Association (2003). Available on the Eaton Family Association website (paid).
  3. Cooper, Joseph Meadows ed. Canterbury Marriage Licences, second series 1619-1660. (Canterbury, 1894):269.

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The parents of Henry Damon who married Anne Batchelder are unknown. He is not known to be the son of Henry Damon and Anne Chetwood.
posted by Joe Cochoit
Damon-617 and Damon-142 appear to represent the same person because: same/similar dates, same wife, no sources provided for differences in data on Damon-617
posted by Robin Lee
Damon-426 and Damon-142 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person. Same dates and spouses.
posted by Joe Cochoit

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