Mary Whitehead (c.1627 - 1702) MP

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Nicknames: "Mary Snow", "Mary Yates", "Mary Higgins", "Mary Whitehead"
Birthplace: Probably England
Death: Died in Elizabethtown, Essex County, Province of New Jersey
Managed by: John Carter
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About Mary Whitehead

  • in Eastham October 1651 Mary (_____) Yates, widow of John Yates of Eastham [MD 8:13] married Richard Higgins. She survived her second husband and married (3) at Piscata way as his second wife Isaac Whitehead, she having recanted her intention to marry Samuel Moore Sr. of Woodbridge [NYGBR 47:21]. She was living in 1702 when her son Thomas allowed her a life tenancy in part of his home [NYGBR 47:22].
  • obtained the right of a proprietor share in the twp. of Piscataway for her son Zerah

The Higgins Family is well documented in the book "Richard Higgins of Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts and Piscataway, New Jersey" by Katharine Chapin Higgins - 1918 -.

Richard Higgins arrived in the United States on the ship "Anne" in 1623. He married first, Lydia Chandler on 23 November, 1634 at Eastham, Massachusetts. Her father was Edmund Chandler of Duxbury and Scituate, Massachusetts. They had two sons, Jonathan and Benjaman who remained in Massachusetts and were the ancestors of most of the Higgins in New England.

After the death of Lydia, Richard married a second time to Mary Yates, widow of John Yates of Duxbury. They were married in October of 1651. Richard and Mary had ten children. In 1670 they moved to Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Richard died before 1677. Mary married a 3rd time, 1684, to isaac Whitehead of New Haven, New Haven, CT

Children

  1. John Yates , Jr. b: 15 AUG 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA
  2. Mary Higgins b: 27 SEP 1652 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  3. Eliakim Higgins b: 20 OCT 1654 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  4. Jedediah Higgins b: 5 MAR 1656 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  5. Zerah Higgins b: JUN 1658 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  6. Thomas Higgins b: JAN 1661 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  7. Lydia Higgins b: JUL 1664 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  8. Rebecca Higgins b: JUL 1664 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  9. Ruth Higgins b: ABT 1668 in Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ
  10. Sarah Higgins b: ABT 1670 in Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ

Sources

  1. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England His toric Genealogical Society, 1995. "The Great Migration Begins Sketch es - "PRESERVED PURITAN - RICHARD HIGGINS
  2. Richard Higgins and His Descendants. By Higgins, Katharine Chapin. Original Printing Worcester Massachusetts, 1919
  3. A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England Before 1692. Savage, James

Publication: [Published by Broughton - Brown [Corrected electronic version copyright Robert Kraft, July 1994] Baltimore Genealogical Publishing.

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Mary Whitehead's Timeline

1627
1627
Probably England
1649
1649
Age 22
1650
August 15, 1650
Age 23
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA
1651
October 10, 1651
Age 24
Barnstable , Massachusetts
1652
September 27, 1652
Age 25
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1654
October 20, 1654
Age 27
Eastham, MA
1656
March 5, 1656
Age 29
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1658
June, 1658
Age 31
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1661
January, 1661
Age 34
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1664
July, 1664
Age 37
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA