Mayhew Ancestors

This name has several variations in spelling and, as a result, can be difficult when researching old records. Some variations in spelling are: Maho, Mayoo, Mayhoe, Maow, Maiho, Mayow, Mayhow, Mao, Mayhewe and Mayhowe. The attached is an excerpt from "The Mayhew Manor of Tisbury" and may help explain the origin of the name.

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Generation No. 1

SIMON MAYOW was born about 1455 in Dynton, Wiltshire, England and died unknown.

Child of SIMON MAYOW is:

  1. ROBERT MAYOW, b. about 1480, Lexington, Wiltshire, England; d. 1520 in Tisbury, Wiltshire, England

Generation No. 2

ROBERT MAYOW (SIMON MAYOW1) was born about 1480 in Lexington, Wiltshire, England and died 1520 in Tisbury, Wiltshire, England. He married JOAN BRIDMORE. She was born about 1483 in Tisbury, Wiltshire, England and died unknown.

Children of ROBERT MAYOW and JANE BRIDMORE are:

  1. JOHN MAYOW, b. about 1505, England
  2. EDWARD MAYOW, b. about 1507, England
  3. THOMAS MAYOW, b. about 1509, England; d. June 1, 1590, England
  4. HENRY MAYOW, b. about 1511, England
  5. WALTER MAYOW, b. about 1513, England

Generation No. 3

THOMAS MAYHEW (ROBERT MAYOW2) was born about 1519 in Tisbury, Wiltshire, England and died June 1, 1590 in Tisbury, Wiltshire, England. He married ALICE WATERMAN about 1549. She was born about 1522 in Tisbury, Wiltshire, England and died unknown.

Notes for THOMAS MAYHEW
It appears that THOMAS was the first in the family to change the spelling of his surname from MAYOW to MAYHEW.

Children of THOMAS MAYHEW are:

  1. MATHEW MAYHEW, b. 1550, England; d. February, 1614, Tisbury, England
  2. AGNES MAYHEW, b. 1552, England; d. 1612, Tisbury, England

Generation No. 4

MATTHEW MAYHEW (THOMAS MAYHEW3) was born about 1550 and died February, 1614 in Tisbury, Wiltshire, England. He married ALES (ALICE) BARTER, October 2, 1587 at Tisbury, Wiltshire, England. She was born unknown and died before 1612.

Children of MATTHEW MAYHEW and ALES BARTER are:

  1. THOMAS MAYHEW, b. 1593, Tisbury, England; d. March 25, 1682, Martha's Vineyard, Duke's County, Massachusetts
  2. EDWARD MAYHEW
  3. JOANE MAYHEW
  4. ALICE MAYHEW
  5. KATHERINE MAYHEW
  6. JOHN MAYHEW

Generation No. 5

(GOVERNOR) THOMAS MAYHEW (MATTHEW MAYHEW4) was born 1593 in Tisbury, Wiltshire, England and died March 25, 1682 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts. He married (1) ABIGAIL PARKUS about 1619 in England. He married (2) JANE (BANGS?) PAINE in 1633 in Massachusetts.

Child of GOVERNOR THOMAS MAYHEW and ABIGAIL PARKUS is:

  1. THOMAS MAYHEW, b. about 1621, England; d. November, 1657, lost at sea

Children of GOVERNOR THOMAS MAYHEW and JANE PAINE are:

  1. HANNAH MAYHEW, b. June 15, 1635, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; d. 1722, Edgartown, Massachusetts
  2. BETHIAH MAYHEW, b. December 6, 1636; m. (1) THOMAS HARLOCK, (2) RICHARD WAY, 1675
  3. MARY MAYHEW, b. January 14, 1639
  4. MARTHA MAYHEW, b. 1642; m. THOMAS TUPPER

Generation No. 6

HANNAH MAYHEW (THOMAS MAYHEW5) was born June 15, 1635 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and died 1722 in Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts. She married (1) THOMAS DAGGETT about 1657, son of JOHN DOGGETT and HEPZIBAH BROTHERTON. He was born March 1630 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and died September 15, 1691. She married (2) SAMUEL SMITH.

Children of THOMAS DAGGETT and HANNAH MAYHEW are:

  1. THOMAS DAGGETT, b. 1658, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts
  2. SAMUEL DAGGETT, b. about 1660, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts d. February 26, 1717/18
  3. JOHN DAGGETT, b. 1661; d. September 7, 1724, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts
  4. JOSHUA DAGGETT, b. 1664, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts
  5. JEMINA DAGGETT, b. 1666, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. THOMAS BUTLER
  6. MARY DAGGETT, b. 1668, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. JEREMIAH HOWE
  7. PATIENCE DAGGETT, b. 1670, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. SAMUEL ANNABLE
  8. MARTHA DAGGETT, b. 1672, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. JOHN CRANE
  9. ISRAEL DAGGETT, b. 1674, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. RUTH NORTON
  10. RUTH DAGGETT, b. 1676, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. NATHANIEL BACON
  11. MERCY DAGGETT, b. about 1678, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts

HANNAH MAYHEW marries THOMAS DAGGETT and consequently is the last MAYHEW ancestor I have. Therefore, I haven't pursued the MAYHEW family beyond HANNAH.

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