Hannah Hewitt (Palmer) (1634 - 1681) MP

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Nicknames: "Fish"
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death: Died in Stonington, New London, CT, USA
Managed by: Glen Lofton Bedgood
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About Hannah Hewitt (Palmer)

HANNAH PALMER was born in Charlestown, Mass. in 1634, daughter of Walter Palmer and his 2nd wife, Rebecca Short. The First  Church of Charlestown recorded Hannah's baptism on 15 Jun 1634. Walter moved his family to Rehoboth, Mass. and by 1653 had settled in Stonington, Conn. Thomas Hewitt married Hannah Palmer on 26 Apr 1659 a Stonington. (Wheeler).
    Thomas continued his coastal trading business and extended it to include the West Indies. In May 1662, he sailed from Mystic River with a cargo of livestock and poultry, which he purchased to trade for goods in the West Indies. The ship was lost at sea and Thomas was never heard from again. Hannah and their two infant sons waited months and years for his return. It was finally concluded that the ship floundered and sank during a storm. Before the General Court of Conn. in 1670, Hannah presented a petition to allow her, as a widow, the liberty to marry again. She and neighbors testified that not a word had been heard of Captain Thomas Hewitt or his vessel or his company from the time they left eight years before. The court granted Hannah's petition. The following year, on 27 Dec 1671, she married Roger Sterry. Two children were born to them. Roger died sometime prior to 1680 and Hannah married a 3rd time, on 25 Aug 1681, to John Fish as his 3rd wife. Hannah lived in Stonington the rest of her life. No report has been found of her date of death.

Sources:

Vital Records of Stonington, Connecticut

Richard Anson Wheeler, HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., New London: 1900, pp. 418, 419 & 508.

Doris Palmer Buys, WALTER PALMER OF STONINGTON, CONN., Fallbrook, Ca., 1986, p. 77.

James Savage, GENEALOGY DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND, Baltimore: 1909, Vol. II, pp. 490 & 491.


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HANNAH PALMER was born in Charlestown, Mass. in 1634, daughter of Walter Palmer and his 2nd wife, Rebecca Short. The First  Church of Charlestown recorded Hannah's baptism on 15 Jun 1634. Walter moved his family to Rehoboth, Mass. and by 1653 had settled in Stonington, Conn. Thomas Hewitt married Hannah Palmer on 26 Apr 1659 a Stonington. (Wheeler).
    Thomas continued his coastal trading business and extended it to include the West Indies. In May 1662, he sailed from Mystic River with a cargo of livestock and poultry, which he purchased to trade for goods in the West Indies. The ship was lost at sea and Thomas was never heard from again. Hannah and their two infant sons waited months and years for his return. It was finally concluded that the ship floundered and sank during a storm. Before the General Court of Conn. in 1670, Hannah presented a petition to allow her, as a widow, the liberty to marry again. She and neighbors testified that not a word had been heard of Captain Thomas Hewitt or his vessel or his company from the time they left eight years before. The court granted Hannah's petition. The following year, on 27 Dec 1671, she married Roger Sterry. Two children were born to them. Roger died sometime prior to 1680 and Hannah married a 3rd time, on 25 Aug 1681, to John Fish as his 3rd wife. Hannah lived in Stonington the rest of her life. No report has been found of her date of death.

Sources:

Vital Records of Stonington, Connecticut

Richard Anson Wheeler, HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., New London: 1900, pp. 418, 419 & 508.

Doris Palmer Buys, WALTER PALMER OF STONINGTON, CONN., Fallbrook, Ca., 1986, p. 77.

James Savage, GENEALOGY DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND, Baltimore: 1909, Vol. II, pp. 490 & 491.

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   HANNAH PALMER was born in Charlestown, Mass. in 1634, daughter of Walter Palmer and his 2nd wife, Rebecca Short. The First  Church of Charlestown recorded Hannah's baptism on 15 Jun 1634. Walter moved his family to Rehoboth, Mass. and by 1653 had settled in Stonington, Conn. Thomas Hewitt married Hannah Palmer on 26 Apr 1659 a Stonington. (Wheeler).
    Thomas continued his coastal trading business and extended it to include the West Indies. In May 1662, he sailed from Mystic River with a cargo of livestock and poultry, which he purchased to trade for goods in the West Indies. The ship was lost at sea and Thomas was never heard from again. Hannah and their two infant sons waited months and years for his return. It was finally concluded that the ship floundered and sank during a storm. Before the General Court of Conn. in 1670, Hannah presented a petition to allow her, as a widow, the liberty to marry again. She and neighbors testified that not a word had been heard of Captain Thomas Hewitt or his vessel or his company from the time they left eight years before. The court granted Hannah's petition. The following year, on 27 Dec 1671, she married Roger Sterry. Two children were born to them. Roger died sometime prior to 1680 and Hannah married a 3rd time, on 25 Aug 1681, to John Fish as his 3rd wife. Hannah lived in Stonington the rest of her life. No report has been found of her date of death.
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Hannah Hewitt's Timeline

1634
June 15, 1634
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
June 15, 1634
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
June 15, 1634
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
June 15, 1634
., Stonington, New London, Connecticut
June 15, 1634
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
June 15, 1634
Stonington,New London,Connecticut
June 15, 1634
First Church of Charlestown
June 15, 1634
., Stonington, New London, Connecticut
1659
April 26, 1659
Age 24
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
1659
Age 24
Stonington,New London,Connecticut