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Mary Peasley (Johnson)

Also Known As: "Peaslee"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wales
Death: Died in Haverhill, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Johnson, III and Hannah Throckmartin
Wife of Rev. Joseph Peasley, Sr.
Mother of Elizabeth Collins; Thomas Barnard; Jane Davis (Peasley); Mary Sayward; Sarah Barnard and 1 other
Sister of John Johnston Sr. 1590

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About Mary Peasley

Mary Johnson was born in Trevor Issa, Wales and was the granddaughter of Edmund Johnson. He, along with six of his children, drowned while on a boating trip in Ponty Pool, Wales, in 1600. The only surviving child was Mary's father, John who was 12 years old when this happened. He had stayed home with his mother during this family outing.

John Johnson was a successful farmer in Wales. He had at least three children, Edmund, Mary and John. Edmund settled in Hampton, New Hampshire in 1635.

Mary married Joseph Peasley and settled in Haverhill, Mass, while John remained in England where he became a noted Quaker and a companion of George Fox.

Curator's note: I have not seen evidence that Mary's parents are known for certain. See Miner Descent (below). She is likely to be the sister of Edmund Johnson, but whether they are siblings to John ap John, the Quaker, that is not proven as far as I have read. Johnson is a very common name after all. However Edmund would have have the grandson, named for Edmund, so it may in fact be that John, Edmund, and Mary were siblings from Wales, children of John son of Edmund. Cutter (see below), who is the likely source for the story of Edmund drowning, is sometimes unreliable, so the story needs further investigation.

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Mary Peasley's Timeline

1604
1604
Wales
1612
1612
Age 8
Probably England
1617
August 10, 1617
Age 13
Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
1627
1627
Age 23
England, (Present UK)
1629
1629
Age 25
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1642
September 20, 1642
Age 38
Haverhill, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1646
September 9, 1646
Age 42
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
December 10, 1646
Age 42
Plymouth Colony
1694
September 27, 1694
Age 90
Haverhill, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
1937
January 28, 1937
Age 90