Mary was born in January 1662 in East Coker, Somerset Co., England. She was the daughter of (Lt.) Andrew Elliot (1627-1703) and Mary Vivion (Elliot), his second wife (1st was Grace Woodier). She had two half-brothers: Andrew and William and a sister, Emma. The family emigrated from Southwest England to Massachusetts Bay, New England, between 1668 and 1670, when Mary was a child. They settled in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.
Andrew is said to have been a cordwainer (leather shoe maker). He was a "freeman" of Essex county; a Lieutenant in the 1690 Canada military expedition; Beverly's first town clerk in 1690; a Selectman & representative to the General Court. He also served as a juror in the infamous Salem Witchcraft trials of 1692.
On June 4, 1684, Mary married Nicholas Woodbury, Jr., a wealthy merchant whose family had also immigrated to Beverly, Massachusetts, from South Petherton, an English village just 10 miles from East Coker, Somerset. Mary and Nicholas had the following 5 children:
Unfortunately, Nicholas Woodbury died in October 1691 returning from a trading mission to Barbados, British West Indies, leaving his children without a father. Her mother, Mary Elliot Woodbury, remarried between 1692 and 1700 to a prominent merchant friend of the family, Captain Kingsley Hall of Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Captain Hall was also a recent widower with minor children to raise. Mary and her children moved north to Exeter. She lived there until her death on June 24, 1729. Captain Kingsley Hall died in 1736.
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