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Christian Pettit (Mellowes)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: of, Boston, Lincolnshire , England
Death: Died in Newtown, Long Island , New York
Place of Burial: Long Island, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Mellowes and Martha Mellowes
Wife of Thomas Pettit and Thomas Pettit, I
Mother of Nathaniel Pettit, I; Thomas Pettit, II; Sara Pettit; Joseph Pettit; Mary Pettit and 5 others
Sister of Oliver Mellowes; Elizabeth Mellowes; Abraham Mellowes; Catherine Newland; Edward Mellowes and 1 other

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About Christian Pettit

Christian Mellowes was born circa 1611 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. (ALT: She was born in 1620/21 in Odell, Bedford, England or Boston, Lincoln, England. )

She was the daughter of Abraham Mellowes and Martha Bulkeley (NB: there is no evidence to support this). She married Sergeant Thomas Pettit, son of Henri Pettit, in November 1629 in Essex, England. She and Sergeant Thomas Pettit emigrated from England, leaving March 1629/30; sailing on the "Talbot."

She died on 2 September 1665 in Newton, NY. She died after 1673 in New York.

[Descendants of Henri Pettit, online <http://members.tripod.com/~chickened/pettit.html>]. Dead link June 2014

Notes

• Background Information. 599

Martha Bulkeley, married, about 1568, Abraham Mellowes, of Odell, Bedfordshire and Boston, Lincolnshire. He was born about 1570. They had three sons, Oliver, Abraham and Edward. They also had three daughters, Elizabeth, Catherine (wife of William Newland), and Anne (wife of John Smith). They immigrated to new England in 1634, where they settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Martha, were admitted to the church at Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1633. He was admitted freemand in 1634, and served as overseer of highways in 1635. Abraham Mellowes died testate shortly before 30 Dec 1638. [C.H. Pope, Pioneers of Massachsetts, 1900: 310-Biography of Abraham Mellows]. [D.L. Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy, 1933: 14-17] ~Plantagenet Ancestry, pg. 164

Citations

From http://cybergata.com/roots/7767.htm

  • ~Ancestral Roots of Sixy Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650, 8th Edition, pg. 40, 31A:40
  • ~Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Douglas Richardson, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004, pgs. 164
  • ~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, Weis, 30:39, 8th Edition, Edward's line to Henry II comes from Line 30, pgs. 38-39

  

Sources

  1. Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Vol. 1-3. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.  Sketch - Preserved Puritan: Abraham Mellowes.
  2. Donald Lines Jacobus, The Bulkeley Genealogy: Rev. Peter Bulkeley, being an account of his career, his ancestry, the ancestry of his two wives, and his relatives in England and New England, together with a genealogy of his descendants through the seventh American generation, New Haven, Connecticut, 1933. Page 25

discussion

From http://genforum.genealogy.com/mellows/messages/19.html

"I have been searching for several years for documentation to prove the connection of Christian Mellows/Mellowes to her parents, Abraham and Martha (Bulkeley) Mellowes. There is a lot of confusion regarding Christian's parentage. Some have a John Mellowes listed as her father, while others list her father as Oliver Mellowes of Braintree, Mass. I believe that Oliver was Christian's brother, and that Oliver had a daughter whom he named Christian, after his presumed sister. I don't believe that John Mellowes was the father of this Christian, b. 1611, and was perhaps a John from a later generation. I feel fairly certain that Christian, b. 1611 England, was the daughter of Abraham and Martha Mellowes but would like to have proof of the connection. Has anyone ever seen the original document of the will of Abraham Mellowes or the original marriage bond of Christian Mellowes and Thomas Pettit from their marriage in Essex, England in November 1629? Any assistance or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. "

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Christian Pettit's Timeline

1611
1611
Boston, Lincolnshire , England
1629
November 1629
Age 18
Essex, , England
1630
June 25, 1630
Age 19
Harbor, NY, USA
1634
1634
Age 23
1636
1636
Age 25
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
1638
1638
Age 27
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
1639
1639
Age 28
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
1641
1641
Age 30
Newtown, NY, USA
1645
1645
Age 34
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
1647
February 1, 1647
Age 36
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA