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Damaris Shattuck (Sibley?)

Also Known As: "Demarus", "Demaris"
Birthplace: Somerset, England
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Sibley and Hannah Sibley
Wife of William Shattuck; Samuel (or William or John) Shattuck and Thomas Gardner, Gov of Cape Ann Colony
Mother of William Shattuck of Watertown; William Shattock of Boston; Gertrude Pope; Samuel Shattuck of Salem; Sarah Gardner and 5 others
Sister of Marah Swain (Sibley)

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About Damaris Shattuck

Damaris Shattuck Gardner was born about 1606 in England (alternately given as about 1587) and died on 28 November 1674 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Damaris was a Quaker.


Parents: Not verified; sometimes given as Sibley.


  1. Samuel? Shattuck (c. 1584-1641). It is said he died about 1637 onboard ship en route to America or in Boston around 1641. Six known children; it is believed there were unrecorded children.
  2. Thomas Gardner(1591-1674), of Salem, one of "Old Planters" who helped found Naumlceag (Salem), as his third wife. No known children.

Children of Damaris and Mr. Shattuck include:

  • 1. Samuel Shattuck, born Abt. 1616 in England; died June 06, 1689 in Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA; married (1) Grace; died Unknown; married (2) Hannah; born 1624; died September 14, 1701.

Notes for Samuel Shattuck: Samuel, a felt-maker in Salem. His will appointed his wife Hannah as executrix. Samuel was excommunicated, probably for becoming a Quaker. The Shattuck book lists contemporary writings on Quaker persecutions which mentioned Samuel's sufferings.

  • 2. Hannah Shattuck, born Abt. 1620; died Unknown in Nantucket, MA; married Thomas Gardner December 27, 1642; born 1618 in England; died 1682 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.

Notes for Thomas Gardner: THOMAS, Salem, merch. prob. eldest 8. of Thomas of the same, b. no doubt in Eng. rec. of the cb. 1639, freem. 2 June 1641, was a selectman, d. 1684. Hannah, prob. his w. is, by Felt, ins. among ch. mem. of 1649. Bapt. of his ch. were Mary, 2 Apr. 1643; Thomas, 25 May 1645, wh. d. 1695; Eliz. 22 Apr. 1649 ; Abigail, 20 Apr. 1651; Bethia, 26 Mar. 1654 ; Hannah, 24 Jan. 1658; and Jonathan, 12 Oct. 1662. Perhaps Mr. Farmer had, from Felt, names of sev. other ch. but some, I believe, were brs. and sis. of his.

  • 3. Mary Shattuck, born Abt. 1625; died Unknown in Boston, MA; married Hams; died Unknown.

Notes for Mary Shattuck: Mary, married _____ Hams and lived in Boston.

  • 4. William Shattuck, born May 01, 1628 in England; died Aft. 1709 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ; married Hannah Abt. 1652; born Abt. 1630; died Unknown.

Notes for William Shattuck: William SHATTUCK, occupation shoemaker immigrated to Boston c.1650, married Hannah c.1652-3 in Boston, admitted an inhabitant of Boston, 1656, became a Quaker, 1658, banished from MA after "failure to be instructed by whip and prison" [in Boston], moved to Rhode Island, moved to Shrewsbury, NJ. Patent holder before 1675, still alive Sept. 1693.WILLIAM, Boston, shoemak. adm. an inhab. 1652, by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 8 July 1654; and Exercise, 12 Nov. 1656; bec. a Quaker, and aft. fail. to be instruct. by whip. and prison, was banish. and went to Shrewsbury, N.J. There his d. Hannah m. 6 Nov. 1674, Restore Lippincot, and had num. ch. ????

  • 5. Sarah Shattuck, born Abt. 1631; died 1724 in Nantucket, MA; married Richard Gardner Abt. 1652 in Nantucket, MA; born 1621 in England; died March 23, 1687/88 in Nantucket, MA.

Notes for Richard Gardner: RICHARD, Salem 1643, s. perhaps, of first Thomas, liv. there 1666, went next yr. to Nantucket. Bef. rem. he, by w. Sarah, prob. a. of Samuel Shattuck, had Joseph; Sarah; Richard, b. 23 Oct. 1653; Deborah, 12 Feb. 1658; Damaris, 21 Nov. 1662; and James, 19 May 1664; beside Miriam; Nathaniel, 16 Nov. 1669; Hope; and Love, 2 May 1672. Of the last d. I see no more; but Sarah m. Eleazer Folger; Deborah m. John Macy, and next Stephen Pease; Miriam m. John Worth;; and Hope m. John Coffin; and the f. d. 23 Jan. 1689. His wid. Sarah d. 1724, aged above 92 yrs.

  • 6. Damaris Shattuck, born Abt. 1635 in England; died Abt. 1680 in Albemarle Co., VA; married Isaac Page July 30, 1653 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.


DAMARIS SHATTUCK, then a widow, was admitted to the church in Salem in 1641. At what time she came from England, whether before or after the death of her first husband, and what his Christian name was, are unknown. She afterwards became the 2d wife of Capt. Thomas Gardner, a distinguished merchant and citizen of Salem. She d. in that town, Nov. 28, 1674. Capt. Gardner d. Sept. 4, 1677, leaving a will, dated Dec. 7, 1668, in which he mentions his wife, Damaris, six sons-Thomas, George, John, Samuel, Joseph, and Richard; and daughters, Sarah Balch, Seeth Grafton, and Miriam Hall, all by his first wife, Margaret Frier. Two of his sons m. daughters of their stepmother. Damaris had by Mr. Shattuck several children, all probably born in England, the names of some of whom are known.


  1. [S45] GreatMigr, Robert Charles Anderson, (Great Migration Study Project by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2000, CD-Rom version, 3 volumes.)
  2. "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985, p. 664. "SHATTUCK, ? & Damaris ? (-1674), m/2 Thomas GARDNER; in Eng, b 1620; Salem"
  3. "Memorials of the Descendants of William Shattuck", Appendix Lemuel Shattuck, Boston, MA, 1855, p. 57
  4. [S6] Col_Rev_Fam_Penn, John W. Jordan, LL.D., (origianally published: New York and Chicago, 1911, Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publsihing Co., Inc., Baltimore MD 1994, Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 78-57073, ISBN 0-8063-0811-7), Vol III, Page 1262 (Reliability: 3)
  5. Shattuck and associated family lines from a GEDCOM file. posted to RootsWeb by Robert Wylie.


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Damaris Shattuck's Timeline

Somerset, England
August 14, 1621
Age 15
Somerset, England
May 3, 1628
Age 22
England, United Kingdom
Age 24
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 24
Assington, Somerset, England
December 20, 1631
Age 25
Somerset, England
Age 26
England, United Kingdom
Age 28
Somerset, England
Age 29
Somerset, England