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Mary Davis (Collins)

Also Known As: "Mary (Collins) Elwell Cooke Davis"
Birthplace: Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Collins and Joan (Joanna) Collins
Wife of Josiah Elwell; John Cooke and Capt. James Davis of Gloucester
Mother of Dorcas Babson; Elias Elwell; John Cooke; Benoni Cooke; Experience Cooke and 3 others
Sister of John Collins, Jr.

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About Mary Davis

The following interesting paper is on file at Salem: "Settlement of the estate of Elwell late of Gloucester deceased. August 6th, 1717.  Cla[im] of the Estate of Widdow Elwell the Condition she was left in with 6 children; the Eldest abt 6 yeers old; & ye last one not borne: Covenant and agreed Between Mary Elwell allius Davis on the one part Mother to Ellias Elwell both of Glocester on the other part, Witnesseth—that Mary Elwell now Davis Widdow: is to Injoy . the honse that she now lives in, with one third of the Land Joyning to y House & one third of the Land below the Highway dnreing her naturall life & returne what Puter platters that belonged to the father of the sd Ellias: & this is of all agreement between the mother & the Son as witness theire hands. Moreover before signing it is agreed that y sd Ellias is to cleer his sd mother from his sister Dorcas from any demands in the sd Land & Household Stuff: the sd Widdow not to make strip & wast upon the sd Estate: agreed by both partyes that mr Ezekiell Collins: Samuell Stevens: & Phillemon Warner—shall be the partyes to lot outthe Land between the sd Widdow & her son Ellias. and boath partyes to Sett & rest contended what the above sd Committee shall doe: as "Witness thelre hand this Augst. 6th: 1717. her Mary Davis marke.  Signed & Sealed & Deliver Elias Elwell." in the prsence of Thomas Manning, Thomas Choate. (1)


  1. NEHGR Vol 30. Page 30.
  2. Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts.: Essex Institute, 1917), 1:164. "Collins, Marie, d. John and Joane, Mar. 8, 1645-6."
  3. Davis, Walter Goodwin. The ancestry of Nicholas Davis, 1753-1832, of Limington, Maine. (Portland, Maine: Anthoensen Press, 1956), 199. "Josiah Elwell m. 15 Jun 1666 Mary Collins. She m. (2) 2 Feb 1679 John Cook, m. (3) 3 Aug 1697 Capt. James Davis. She d. Gloucester 9 Mar 1725, age 79."


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Mary Davis's Timeline

March 8, 1645
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
June 15, 1666
Age 21
June 18, 1666
Age 21
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
October 16, 1668
Age 23
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
February 2, 1679
Age 33
Gloucester, MA, USA
August 3, 1697
Age 52
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
March 9, 1725
Age 80
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
October 30, 1950
Age 80