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Martha (Jenkins) Eaton (1605 - 1680)

Martha Eaton formerly Jenkins
Born in Thanet, Kent, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 28 Jan 1628 in Thanet, Kent, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 75 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2010
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Martha Jenkins was born in Thanet District, Kent, England.


Name: Martha Jenkins [1]


Baptized: 23 November 1605 at the parish of St. John in Thanet, co. Kent, England.[1]


On a roll or list of names dated 11 May 1637 of those who had obtained Certificates as having taken the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy and who had taken passage from the Port of sandwich in the County of Kent for the American plantations:[2]

Wm Eaton of Staple husbandman & Martha his weif. Children: John Martha and Albe. Servant: Jonas Eaton.

They are often said to have arrived in New England on the Hercules and Sandwich however, the NEHGR article gives two reconstructed passenger lists. The first list is for the Hercules and Sandwich while the second ship is unnamed. The Eatons were on this unnamed second ship.


Married: William Eaton on 28 January 1627/8 at the parish of St. John in Thanet, co. Kent, England.[1]


Died: 14 November 1680 at Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 76 no. 1 (January 1922):54-75. Genealogical Research in England: The Jenkin Family, by Eben Putnam. LINK
  2. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 75 np. 3 (July 1921):217-222. Two early Passenger Lists, by Eben Putnam.
  3. Reading. Thomas W. Baldwin compiler. Vital Records of Reading, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston: NEHGS, 1912):515.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #237024783 Martha (Jenkins) Eaton.Citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Sandra Eaton (contributor 47680743) .

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Tangent: are we confident there was once a ship actually called "Hercules and Sandwich" rather than there being two different vessels, each with one name?
posted by Isaac Taylor

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