Mary Sweet (Periam) - Mary Sweet (about 1590-1681)

Started by Private User on Monday, July 9, 2012


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Private User
7/9/2012 at 2:06 PM

A source I usually find reliable notes:

She was no doubt a sister of Stukeley WESTCOTT, the immigrant ancestor of that family. Her daughter, Meribah (Renewed) [Holliman] GEREARDY claimed to be cousin to Amos WESTCOTT, Stukeley's son. Also, both families moved at the same time from 1) Salem, MA to 2) Providence, RI to 3) Warwick, RI.

However I don't have the underlying source.

Private User
7/9/2012 at 2:17 PM

See also the notes and sources here:

# Name: Mary Westcott?
ALIA: Margaret Hone /Periam

8/11/2014 at 4:25 PM

I don't understand how or why, if she was "definitely the sister of Stukeley WESTCOTT..." is she still in the tree as daughter of John and Margaret Peliam. I have provisionally started a merge to reflect this and hope someone with American roots or responsibility will take up the mantle.

8/19/2014 at 4:58 AM

Private User did you see my query?

Private User
10/14/2014 at 7:41 AM

I'm curious to know where this debate stands. Why does there continue to be no resolution about who her parents are? I have no sources or independant knowledge myself, but there must be something out there other than the two "sources" listed so far.

Private User
10/14/2014 at 9:28 AM

This link was updated with a comment:

"Forget Periam as Mary's name. Her name is simply not known. Westcott remains conjecture, although a very attractive one, but Periam is most definitely out. The real Mary Periam who married a John Sweet in Devon did so considerably earlier (early 1500s). Forget all English connections. All are utterly unproven at this time. London actually is a more likely area than Devonshire for origin of John1."

Private User
10/14/2014 at 9:33 AM

So - Periam is disconnected. The question is whether to disconnect from Wescott as parents and leave the "cousin Wescott" mystery to be determined.

The compilations i posted site multiple sources, so it's "not" two sources.

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