|Nicknames:||"Capt Samuel Mayo", "Samuel Mayo"|
|Death:||Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony|
|Occupation:||mariner/ship Master Boston, Suffolk, MA, MA/Samuel became master of the bark "Desire, "|
|Managed by:||Thomas Shirley|
About Samuel Mayo
- 'Genealogical notes of Barnstable families (1888) Vol. 2
- REV. JOHN MAYO.
- Although this is an Irish name, the subject of the following sketch was born in England and graduated from an English university. He came over probably about 1638, and in 1639 was in Barnstable, where he was ordained a teaching elder in connection with Rev. John Lothrop. He was a freeman in 1640. In 1646 he removed to Eastham and subsequently took charge of the churchi in that town, where he continued until 1655, when he was settled over the second, or North, church in Boston. In 1673, in consequence of advanced age and infirmities, he went again to Barnstable, and there and at Eastham and Yarmouth passed the remainder of his life with his children, dying at the latter place in May, 1676. He was a man of prominence as a minister, and in 1658 preached the annual election sermon. His wife was named Tamosin, or Tamsin ; she died in Yarmouth in 1682. His chil-
- dren, all of whom were born in England, were: Hannah, 'Samuel', John, Nathaniel and Elizabeth.
- ' SAMUEL MAYO.
- ' Samuel, son of Rev. John was in Barnstable in 1639. He adopted the profession of mariner, running a packet for some time between the Cape and Boston. He afterwarda became connected with some members of the Sandwich church In the purchase of Oyster Bay, Long lsland. There was a wide difference among the Sandwich settlers on theological points, but in this instance the minister, Rev. William Leverich, and his sympathizers, were the liberal and tolerant wing, and were In the minority. Mr. Leverich and his associates resolved upon removal, and Mr. Mayo conveyed their goods and effects to the new settlement. The Dutch were then our enemies, and under a warrant from an officer of Rhode laland, in 1654, Mr. Mayo's vessal was seized at Hampstead harbor, for alleged unlawful Intercourse with them. — This being regarded as a high-handed offence against the dignity of Plymouth Colony, commissioners were sent to Rhode lsland to look after the matter. The act was disclaimed by the government of Rhode lsland, and an award of £150 damages made. — Mr. Mayo afterwards removed to Boston, where he died in 1663. He married Thomasine, daughter of Wm. Lumpkin of Yarmouth and his children were : Mary, 1645 ; Samuel, 1647. These two were baptized together 8 Feb. 1650. The long lapse of time for those days between the births and baptism, and the fact that the mother joined Mr. Lothrop's church Jan. 20 preceding the baptism, indicates that she was in sympathy with the disaffection towards the majority of the Yarmouth church and the minister, which was known to exist at that time. Other children were : Hannah, born Oct. 20, 1650; Elizabeth, May 22, 1653 ; Nathaniel, Apl. 1, 1658 ; Sarah, 1660. The last two were born in Boston.
- The Cape families of this name are derived from John and Nathaniel, who went with their father to Eastham, where they settled. John married Hannah Reycroft, according to the Colonial Record, and his children were: John, born Dec. 15, 1652; William, Oct. 7, 1654 ; James, Oct. 8, 1656 ; Samuel, Aug. 2, 1658; Elisha, Nov. 7, 1661 ; Daniel, Jan. 24, 1664; Nathaniel, April 2, 1667; Thomas, June 24, 1670, who died soon; Thomas again, July 15, 1672. Nathaniel, married Hannah, daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence, and had Thomas, born Dec, 7, 1651 ; Nathaniel, Nov. 16, 1652 ; Samuel, Oct. 12, 1655; Hannah, Oct. 17, 1657 ; Theophilus, Dec. 17, 1659 ; Bathsheba, 1662. He was a Representative in 1660, and died in 1662. Those who desire to
- trace the descent of any branch of this family can easily do so from the names given above.
- Mr. Mayo's daughters married, Hannah in 1642, Nathaniel Bacon of Barnstable, and Elizabeth, Joseph Howes of Yarmouth. It was in the family of the latter that Mr. Mayo died.
- 'Thomas Howes¹ of Yarmouth, Mass. : and some of his descendants, together with the Rev. John Mayo, allied to him by marriage. (1917)
- JOHN1 MAYO, a clergyman, came from England in 1638. He was in Barnstable in 1639 before the Rev. John Lothrop came, who arrived Oct. 11, 1639. Mr. Mayo then had a frame house there and acted as teaching elder of the church, of which the Rev. Joseph Hull acted as pastor.(a) Dec.
- 11, 1639, Thanksgiving was held at Mr. Hull's. The praises of God being ended, they "divided into three companies to feast together, some at Mr. Hull's, some at Mr. Mayo's, some at Brother Lombard's, Senior." (b) April 15, 1640, Mr. Mayo was ordained as teaching elder.(c) He went to Eastham in 1646 and took charge of the church, remaining till 1655, when he went to Boston and was settled over the Second or North church, remaining till 1673, when he was dismissed on account of age. He was ordained in Boston Nov. 9, 1655. The church records (in the handwriting of the Rev. Increase Mather) in the beginning of 1672, say: "Mr. Mayo, the Pastor, likewise grew very infirm, insomuch as the congregation was not able to hear and be edified." The congregation therefore desired a new minister and he consented, "On the 15th of the 2d month [April] 1673, removed his person and goods also, from Boston to reside with his daughter in Barnstable where (and at Yarmouth) since he hath lived a private life, as not being able through infirmities of old age to attend to the word of the ministry. The day of the 3d [May] month 1673 he departed this life at Yarmouth, and was there buried." His widow Tamison (Tamsen) died also at Yarmouth, Feb, 26, 1682-3. After he left Boston, the congregation continued to contribute to his support until his death,(d) The Rev. Increase Mather was associated with him in Boston as teaching elder from 1664 and succeeded him as pastor.(e) He preached the election sermon in June, 1658.(f) March 3, 1639-40, he was admitted a freeman at Barnstable and sworn.(g) June 17, 1641, he and Mr. Thomas Dimmack were by consent of the parties made arbitrators of the differences between Nicholas Simpkins and William Chase.(h) In August. 1643, he was one of those in Barnstable between 16 and 60 years of age able to bear arms, his name being 2d on the list, following that of Rev. John Lothrop.(i) In 1675 Christopher Gibson of Dorchester by his will made a bequest to Mr. Mather and Mr. Mayo.(j) Before May 12, 1655, John Morton of Plymouth had bought land in Eastham of the Rev, John Mayo, formerly of that town,(k) Oct. 2, 1660, Rev. John Mayo was one of the witnesses to The will of William Paine and swore to it in Boston Nov. 14, 1660 (l) Dec. 22 and 29, 1670, Mr. John Mayo (described as elder), with other elders and named first among them, and with the selectmen, magistrates and governor, was present in Boston when Ezekiel Cheever was made head master of the free school.(m) In the Yarmouth rate in 1676 "toward the charges of the late war" Mr. Mayo's tax was £2 4s, 3d.(n) He died in 1676. (o)
- Under date of June 7, 1676, the following entry appears: (p) "Mr. Hinckley, Mr. Freeman, and Mr. Huckens are appointed by the Court to take course about the estate of Mr. John Mayo, deceased, to make devision and settlement of the said estate, both with reference unto his wifes pte and amongst his children, and therin to acte. if it may be, to theire satisfaction; and incase they can not, then to make report therof to the next Court, that soe further maybe taken for settlement therof."
- The inventory of Rev. Mr. Mayo's personal estate, taken June 1, 1676, by Edmond Hawes and Thomas Huckins, amounted to £111 4s., including £10 for books.(q) June 15, 1676, his heirs settled his estate by agreement, which was signed by Tamsen Mayo, widow, John Mayo, son, Joseph Howes, son-in-law, and by Thomas Huckins in behalf of Hannah Bacon, daughter. John Mayo and Joseph Howes were made administrators. There were three grandchildren mentioned, Samuel Mayo, Hannah Mayo, and Bathsheba Mayo, children of his son Nathaniel Mayo, deceased.(r)
- Children,(s) born in England.
- ' 1. Samuel2; m. Thomasin (or Tamsen), daughter of William Lumpkin of Yarmouth (t); d. early in 1664, being a mariner. In August, 1643, he was one of those between 16 and 60 in Barnstable able to bear arms.(u) His wife joined the Barnstable church Jan. 30, 1649-50.(v) He removed later to Boston, where his estate was settled, his inventory being taken April 25 and his father being appointed administrator April 26, 1664, his widow declining to act.(w) She m. 2d. Mr. John Sunderland of Boston, who later was a citizen of Eastham.(w1) .....
- ' Samuel2 Mayo and his wife had six children:(e) Mary, who was baptized(f) in Barnstable Feb. 3, 1649-50, and married (g) Capt. Jonathan Bangs July 16, 1664, who lived in Eastham and Harwich (now Brewster); Samuel, baptized in Barnstable Feb. 3, 1649-50; (f) Hannah, b. Barnstable Oct. 20, 1650; (h) Elizabeth, b. Barnstable May 22, 1653, who m. March 16, 1674-5, the Rev. Samuel Treat, who had become minister of Eastham in 1672;(i) Nathaniel, b. in Boston April 1, 1658;(j) Sarah, b. in Boston Dec. 19, 1660;(k) the 2d wife of Lt. Edward Freeman of Eastham. Mr. Paine gives Samuel2 and his wife a daughter Mercy who m. Capt. Samuel Sears of Harwich, and a son John, who m. Hannah Freeman (daughter of Major John) and settled in Harwich.
- 2. Hannah2, b. ; m. in Barnstable Dec. 4, 1642, Nathaniel Bacon.(l)
- 3. Nathaniel2; m. Feb. 13, 1649-50, Hannah Prence, daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence and granddaughter of Elder Brewster;(m) d. in Eastham about the end of 1661. His will was dated Dec. 19, 1661, and his inventory was filed March 4, 1661-2.(n) His widow married as his 2d wife Capt. Jonathan Sparrow.(m) Nathaniel and Hannah had the following six children: ....
- 4. John2; m.(v) at Eastham Jan. 1, 1651-2, Hannah Lecraft; d. before Oct. 28, 1706, at Eastham.(w) ... John2 Mayo and his wife had nine children(a): ....
- 5. Elizabeth2; m. Joseph2 Howes of Yarmouth; d. March 12, 1700-1, leaving issue. See supra. p. 9.
- 'Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 1 edited by William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams
- Pg. 226
- (I) Rev. John Mayo, a native of England and a graduate of an English University, emigrated to Massachusetts Bay about the year 1638 and settling in Barnstable was in the following year ordained a teaching elder of the church presided over by Rev. John Lathrop. He was admitted a freeman in 1640 and six years later removed to Eastham where he became a pastor of the church. In 1655 he was called to the Second Church in Boston as its first pastor, and was long associated with the famous Dr. Increase Mather, who succeeded him in the pastorate. The infimities of old age compelled him to relinquish his activities in 1673, and he died in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, in May, 1676. In 1658 he delivered the annual election sermon in Boston. The christian name of his wife,
- Pg. 227
- whom he married in England, was Tamosin or Tamsin, and her death occurred at Yarmouth in 1682. Their children, all born in the mother country, were: 1. Hannah, who became the wife of Nathaniel Bacon, of Barnstable, in 1642. '2. Samuel, became a mariner and was for some years master of a packet plying between Cape Cod and Boston ; assisted in establishing a settlement at Oyster Bay, Long Island; finally settled in Boston and died there in 1663; he married Thomasine, daughter of William Lumpkin, of Yarmouth.' 3. John. 4. Nathaniel, who settle in Eastham, which he represented in the general court in 1660, and he died in 1662; he married Hannah, daughter of Governor Thomas Prence of the Plymouth Colony, and reared a large family. 5. Elizabeth, who married Joseph Howes, of Yarmouth.
- (II) John (2), second son and third child of Rev. John (I) Mayo, accompanied his father to Eastham, but subsequently returned to Barnstable, as according to the records of that town he was residing there in 1672. He married Hannah Reycroft or Lecraft, and was the father of nine children: ....
- 'Genealogical notes of Barnstable families (1888) Vol. 1
- REV. JOHN MAYO.
- Although this is an Irish Name, the subject of the following sketch was born in England and graduated from an English university. He came over probably about 1638, and in 1639 was in Barnstable .....
- ... In 1673, in consequence of advanced age and infimities, he went again to Barnstable, and there and at Eastham and Yarmouth passed the remainder of his life with his children, dying at the latter place in May, 1676. .... He wife was named Tamosin, or Tamsin; she died in Yarmouth in 1682. His children,
- all of whom were born in England, were: Hannah, 'Samuel', John, Nathaniel and Elizabeth.
- Mr. Mayo's daughters married, Hannah in 1642, Nathaniel Bacon of Barnstable, and Elizabeth, Joseph Howes of Yarmouth. It was in the family of the latter that Mr. Mayo died.
- 'History of Cape Cod: Annals of Barnstable County (1862)
- 1 Mr. MAYO was in Barnstable in 1639, and became 'teaching elder' in the church of which Mr. Lathrop was pastor. His relation to the church here is said to have been that of "religious teacher" -- perhaps implying that he was not invested with the pastoral office. In Boston, he was nducted to the pastorate Nov. 8, 1655, and continued in office until 1673. They Plymouth record says, "Growing aged and unable to carry out his office, he removed again into this Colony, and lived near Yarmouth, and not long after fell asleep in the Lord." Rev. Increase Mather, who succeeded him in Boston, has, with greater particularity furnished us with the following record: "1672, in the beginning of which year, Mr. Mayo, the pastor, likewise grew very infirm, insomuch as the congregation was not able to hear and be edified; whereupon, the brethren, the pastor manifesting his concurrence, desired the teacher to take care for a supply of the congregation that the worship of God may be upheld among us." Again, "on the 5th mo. 1673, Mr. Mayo removed his person and goods to reside with his daughter in Barnstable, where, and at Yarmouth since, he hath led a private life, as not being able, through the infirmities of age, to attend to the work of the ministry. The -- day of May 1676, he departed this life at Yarmouth, and was there buried." Mr. Mayo preached the annual Election Sermn, June 1658. He, with his entire family, came from England. His wife Tamsen d. at Y. a wid. Feb. 26, 1682. Their children were 'Samuel', Hannah, Nath'l, Elisa., John, and Bathsheba. Hannah m. Nath'l Bacon of Be., and Elisa. m. Joseph Howes of Y.
- 'The New England historical & genealogical register, Volume 6 By New England Historic Genealogical Society
- Pg. 168
Barnstable 1639; mariner; connected. w/ Sandwich church in purchase of
Bay, L. I.
[Otis, Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families, 2nd section, p 221ff]
Mayo, E. Jean. Rev. John Mayo and His Descendants, 1965, manuscript, p.10.
"In 1647, the town deeded him land for a fishhouse on Crowell's Point below his dwelling. In 1650, Capt. Samuel Mayo became Master of the bark Desire, the first important ship to hail from Barnstable. ...She was built at Marblehead in the summer of 1636, of 120 tons burden. ...the bark Warwick. Her first master for whom she sailed was Capt. William Pierce, 'a skillful navigator and a Christaian gentleman.' She first took Endecott's soldiers to Block Island for the Pequot War, and the next year carried them supplies. Then she saiIed to the West Indies with prisoners, rum, and salt fish; to return in seven months laden with cotton, salt, and the first negroes to be enslaved in New England. In 1639 she made from Boston to Gravesend in the Thames in 23 days. In her Captain Pierce made his last voyage to the Bahamas, where he was killed by the Spaniards at New Providence on 13 July 1641."
In 1654 Pastor William Leverick of Sandwich had accepted Channcy's ideas about night communion. In search of peace he set out for Oyster Bay, LI, with his family and a company inclusive of the Samuel Mayos, in the Desire". In Hampstead Harbor, the bark with her cargo was taken by Capt. Thomas Baxter, a RI privateer commissioned to act against the Dutch. He was repudiated for the act, arrested in Ct. and prosecuted by Ct Court by the owners of the "Desire". Dea Wim Paddy, Capt. Thomas Willet, merchant John Barnes and Capt. Samuel Mayo. Stayed at Barnstable when his father moved to Eastham. successful mariner. To Boston 1658 where child was b. He married William Lumpkin's dau Thomasine, of Yarmouth, who had the same given name as her own mother and her mother-in-law. In 1647 the town deeded him land for a fish-house, on Crowell's Point below his dwelling. He had, besides fishing smacks, coasters,a dn ran a packet to Boston.
Amer. Comp. Vol 4, p. 485.
Amer Ances. vol. 6, p. 47.
'Samuel Mayo was at least in his teens when the family moved to Barnstable in 1639. Samuel was ordained a teaching elder (minister) April 15, 1640 at Barnstable. When his family moved to Eastham, Mass. in 1646, he stayed at Barnstable. He throve as a mariner. As soon as he could handle a boat, and knew how cod differ from hake, he set up in the fishing trade. He married William Lumpkin's daughter Thomasine, of Yarmouth, who had the same given name as her own mother and her mother-in-law. In 1647 the town deeded him land for a fishhouse, on Crowell's Point below his dwelling. He had, beside fishing smacks, coasters, and ran a packet to Boston, long before Barnstable had her great fleet to make it the busiest port on Cape Cod. In the earliest days John Davis' shallop served every purpose. But no vessel was built in the town for 35 years. In 1650 Capt. Samuel Mayo became Master of the bark Desire, the first important ship to hail from Barnstable.
'She was a swift craft and her log has interest, as she was the third vessel laid down in Massachusetts. She was built at Marblehead in the summer of 1636, of 120 tons burden. 3 falcons and a falconet with other equipment came from the bark Warwick. Her first master for whom she sailed was Capt. William Pierce, 'a skillful navigator and a Christian gentleman.' She first took Endecott's soldiers to Block Island for the Pequot War, and the next year carried them supplies.
Then she sailed to the West Indies with prisoners, rum, and salt fish; to return in 7 months laden with cotton, salt, and the first negroes to be enslaved in New England. In 1639 she made from Boston to Gravesend in the Thames in 23 days. In her, Captain Pierce made his last voyage to the Bahamas, where he was killed by the Spaniards at New Providence on 13 July 1641. The good ship headed for home; her dead were buried at sea.
'The original owners of the Desire were in debt to the John Harvard estate, according to accounts made up by Captain Pierce, Master, and the Agent of Mtr. Craddocke, one of them, and passed by Mr. Peters, another owner. When the president of Harvard College brought suit against William Pierce, Jr., and Richard Web in Middlesex court the debt was long overdue and in excess of 80 pounds. There is record of a hearing on 1 Oct. 1650. Eventually the Desire came to be controlled by Capt.
Samuel Mayo and his partners.
'Samuel took some settlers and their belongings to Oyster Bay, Long Island and in 1653 was associated with Peter Wright and William Leveridge in the purchase of Oyster Bay, Long Island from Assiapum. The actual purchase was made there in April of that year.....
'Lloyds Neck, called by the Indians Caumsett, contains about 3,000 acres of land; projecting into the Sound between Cold Spring and Huntington Harbor, near Oyster Bay, New York. The purchase of this Neck was made the 20th of Sept., 1654, from Ratiocan, Sagamore, of Cow Harbor (now Northport) by Samuel Mayo, Daniel Whitehead and Peter Wright, three of the first settlers of Oyster Bay, for the price of 3 coats, 3 shirts, 2 cuttoes, 3 hatchets, 3 hoes, 2 fathom of Wampum, 6 knives, 2 pair of stockings, and 2 pair of shoes. They sold out to Samuel Ancher, on the 6th of May 1658, for 100 pounds.'
'Capt. Samuel Mayo had his vessel seized for intercourse with the Dutch, by Thomas Baxter, under Rhode Island authority. It was suposed he had been trading with the Dutch in New York who were then at war with England. He obtained restitution with a degree for 150 pounds damage.
'Samuel witnessed a deed in Waymouth, Mass. in 1657. By 1658 he had moved to Boston where another of his 9 children were born. Capt. Samuel Mayo was also called Deacon. He died not too many years later in 1664.' Ibid.; p.11-12.
'Whether Massachusetts Puritans did or did not 'contract their church policy by a species of contagion from the Separatists at Plymouth,' from the settlement of the Bay a drift from Plymouth
thither persisted. Chauncy, lacking pecuniary support, left Scituate in 1654; the D.N.B. avers 'his disease was discontent, his manners offensive and his differences self-made.' Pastor
William Leverich of Sandwich had accepted Chauncy's ideas about night communion. In search of peace he set out for Oyster Bay, Long Island, with his family and a company inclusive of the
Samuel Mayos, in the Desire. In Hampstead Harbor the bark with her cargo was taken by Capt. Thomas Baxter, a Rhode Island privateer commissioned to act against the Dutch. At once, when
the Commissioners of the Untied Colonies took the matter up, the Providence Assembly repudiated Baxter. He was arrested in Connecticut, and prosecuted in the Connecticut Court by the owners of the Desire: Dea. William Paddy, Capt. Thomas Willet, merchant John Barnes, and Capt. Samuel Mayo. Baxter was mulcted 150 pounds damages, obliged to give up the ship, and penalized 50 pounds for his 'insolent carriages in the Court.'
Title: Rev. John May and His Descendants
Abbrev: Mayo, Rev John & Desc
Author: E. Jean May Mayo
Publication: Pueblo Co.
Samuel Mayo Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Learn about upgrading this memorial... Birth: 1620, England Death: 1664 Barnstable Barnstable County Massachusetts, USA
Son of John Mayo Jr by his unknown first wife.
First husband of Tamesin Lumpkin. They were married about 1643.
Children: Mary Mayo Bangs, Samuel Mayo Jr, Hannah Mayo, Elizabeth Mayo Treat, John Mayo, Nathaniel Mayo, Sarah Mayo Freeman(second wife of Edmond Freeman), and Mercy Mayo Sears.
Parents: John Mayo (1598 - 1676) Children: John Mayo (____ - 1725)* Elizabeth Mayo Treat (____ - 1696)* Mary Mayo Bangs (____ - 1711)* Mercy Mayo Sears (1664 - 1749)* Spouse: Tamsen Lumpkin Mayo-Sunderlin (1625 - 1709)
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Capt. Samuel Mayo's Timeline
Yarmouth, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Barnstable, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusettes
October 20, 1650
Barnstable, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts
December 15, 1652
Eastham, Barnstable, MA, USA
May 22, 1653
Long Island (Present Nassau County), (Present New York), (Present USA)
Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
Oyster Bay, NY
April 1, 1658