Mary (Harvey) Beardsley migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). (See The Great Migration (Series 2), by R. C. Anderson, vol. 1, p. 222) Join: Puritan Great Migration Project Discuss: pgm
"Marie Beadsley .. 26" and her husband, "A Mason Wm Beardsley ... 30," along with their three eldest children: Marie aged 4, John aged 2, and Joseph aged 6 months, sailed aboard the Planter, Nicholas Trarice, Master, which embarked on 02 April 1635 from England. The passengers brought a certificate from the Minister of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, [Rev. Adam Blakeman]. Two of Mary's siblings were also aboard the Planter, Richard Harvey and Ann Harvey.
Mary's date of death is unknown. She was last known living with certainty on 28 March 1674 when she appears on a list of the inhabitants of Stratford. Mary is assumed to have died at Stratford, where she lived.
A plaque was dedicated to William and Mary Beardsley on the 300th anniversary of the founding of Stratford (see William's profile for details). The plaque was placed on a boulder from the Beardsley homestead, which was located near Sandy Hollow.
↑ Orcutt, Samuel. A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City ... v.1. (1886): page 179.
↑ Jacobus, Donald L., (1930) History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, FamilySearch.org (Vol 1, Pages 45-46).
↑ Anderson reports this marriage is claimed only by secondary sources (ie. Jacobus), but no primary record has been found.
↑ Hannah was treated by John Winthrop, Jr on 25 Nov 1667, "married for 11 years and unable to conceive"
↑ Anderson reports the evidence for a marriage to "Phebe Dayton, of Brookhaven, L.I.," is apparently for a couple from the "first three decades of the eighteenth century" see Stratford LR 2:479, "Phebe, d. Joseph, Jr. & Phebe b 23 Jan. 1729/30."
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