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Mary (Denman) Maxfield (1621 - 1707)

Mary Maxfield formerly Denman
Born in Cranbrook, Kent, Englandmap
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Wife of — married about 1638 in Massachusettsmap
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Died at age 85 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial Americamap
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Mary (Denman) Maxfield immigrated to New England as a child during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640).

Mary Denman, daughter of John and Judith (Stoughton) Denman, was born December 16, 16[21 or 22] in England. She, her mother, her brother, John, and stepbrother, William Smead, came to New England in 1635 after Judith had been widowed for the second time. They sailed from Gravesend, England, in the ship Dorset. The family settled at Salem, Massachusetts. Mary Denman married Clement Maxfield, and died at age 86 in 1707.[1]

After the inventory of her mother widow Judith Smeed was taken on May 18, 1639 [18: 3: 1639], the administrator was to pay Mary Denman, wife of Clement Maxfield L13 10s 10d as her share. A later committee, appointed in 1657 to further examine the estate accounting found an additional balance and Mary's portion was L21 7s. [2]

Mary died at Dorchester, Massachusetts on May 31, 1707 aged 86. Her husband Clement died on February 3, 1691/2. [3]

Mary Maxfield (born Denman) Birth: Dec 16 1621 - England Death: May 30 1707 Parents: John Denman, Judith Denman (born Stoughton) Brother: John Denman Husband: Clement Maxfield Husband: Clement Maxfield Children: John Maxfield, Clement Maxfield

Birth: 16 Dec 1621 in England Death: 30 May 1707 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts


Taunton MA about 1645


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  • Fact: Christening (25 August 1625) Cranbrook, Kent, England
  • Fact: See attached source above - Archdeaconry of Canterbury probate record 1628 John Denham's wife Judith and children John & Marie (Mary) are listed in his probate
  • Fact: Burial Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


  1. Harris, Harriet Newell, Denman family history; from the earliest authentic records down to the present time., published 1913. Reference pages 24-26
  2. Abstracts of Early Wills: Widow Smead in:New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 9, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusestts, 1855, p. 304 (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.)
  3. Old Dorchester in: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 5, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusestts, 1851, p. 402

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This person immigrated to New England between 1621-1640 as a Minor Child (under age 21 at time of immigration) of a Puritan Great Migration immigrant who is profiled in Robert Charles Anderson's Great Migration Directory (or is otherwise accepted by the Puritan Great Migration (PGM) Project).

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posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
New England Marriages Prior to 1700

By Clarence Almon Torrey gives marriage as c. 1638.

posted by Beryl Meehan

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