Edward Payson

Male 1613 - 1691  (77 years)


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  • Name Edward Payson 
    Born 3 Oct 1613  Nazing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1691  Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Edward came to New England as a man-servant and in 1634 became a
      member of the church in Roxbury. He was a freeman 13 May 1640 and
      married 20 Aug 1640 Ann Parke, she died 10 September the following
      year having borne a daughter, Mary, eight days before. He married
      less than a year later to Mary Elliot, with her he had ten children.
      The names, Payson and Eliot, are in the records of the Parish Church
      of Nazing, a rural village in Essex County, England, in the northwest
      corner of Waltham Half-hundred on the Lee River twenty miles east of
      London.
      Speculation concerning the parents of Edward Payson and his brother
      Giles have not provided any conclusive evidence. The records of
      baptisms, marriages, and burials in the parish records of Nazeing give
      the baptism of Giles as 14 May 1609, and of Edward on 30 October 1613,
      but unfortunately, those records do not mention who their parents
      were. However, Michael Roos, local historian for Nazeing and a member
      of the Nazeing History Workshop, reports on a book by John Gervis that
      states, "Prominent among these non-conformists were John Eliot and the
      Payson brothers, all of whom were Cambridge graduates and had probabl
      come under the influence of Thomas Hooker, a fellow of Emmanuel
      College and an inspiring member of this sect. Lawrence Payson married
      Joanne Webb in 1605. They were the parents of Giles and Edward Payson
      and possibly resident at Nazeing Bury."
      Mary Eliot's parents died when she was a baby. Mary was 11 years old
      when she came to America in the company of her three older brothers,
      Philip, John, and Jacob. They came aboard the ship Lyon, William
      Pierce, master, in 1631 when the ship left England with the first
      group of Nazing Pilgrims on board. Later, in 1635, a large number of
      "Nazing Christians" came to America in the ship Hopewell. Giles Payson
      is listed as a passenger on this ship but it has not been determined
      when or on which ship Edward Payson arrived in the Colonies.
      These Nazing Pilgrims were among the first-comers to Roxbury, MA, and
      settled chiefly in the easterly part of town next to Boston, MA. The
      first mention of the town as one of the plantations on which a part of
      the general tax of 50 pounds was levied is in the records of the Third
      Court of Assistants, held on 28 September 1630. Roxbury was the sixth
      town incorporated in Massachusetts.
      Both Edward and Giles Payson are listed in the Record of Homes and
      Lands in Roxbury (MA) in 1654 as among the "dwellers in this quarter
      at that time."
      In the town of Roxbury, MA, Edward Payson was a proprietor, was made
      "freeman" on 13 May 1640, and was a member of the church as early as
      1634. His will was proved 3 September 1691.
    Person ID I1025  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Family Mary Elliot,   b. 1621, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1696/1697, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1641/1642  Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Susanna Payson,   b. 27 Jun 1655, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1736/1737, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Oct 1613 - Nazing, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1641/1642 - Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aug 1691 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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