Mary Sweet (Periam) - Mary Sweet (about 1590-1681)

Started by Erica Howton on Monday, July 9, 2012


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7/9/2012 at 2:06 PM

A source I usually find reliable notes:

She was no doubt a sister of Stukeley WESTCOTT, the immigrant ancestor of that family. Her daughter, Meribah (Renewed) [Holliman] GEREARDY claimed to be cousin to Amos WESTCOTT, Stukeley's son. Also, both families moved at the same time from 1) Salem, MA to 2) Providence, RI to 3) Warwick, RI.

However I don't have the underlying source.

7/9/2012 at 2:17 PM

See also the notes and sources here:

# Name: Mary Westcott?
ALIA: Margaret Hone /Periam

8/11/2014 at 4:25 PM

I don't understand how or why, if she was "definitely the sister of Stukeley WESTCOTT..." is she still in the tree as daughter of John and Margaret Peliam. I have provisionally started a merge to reflect this and hope someone with American roots or responsibility will take up the mantle.

8/19/2014 at 4:58 AM

Erica Howton did you see my query?

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10/14/2014 at 7:41 AM

I'm curious to know where this debate stands. Why does there continue to be no resolution about who her parents are? I have no sources or independant knowledge myself, but there must be something out there other than the two "sources" listed so far.

10/14/2014 at 9:28 AM

This link was updated with a comment:

"Forget Periam as Mary's name. Her name is simply not known. Westcott remains conjecture, although a very attractive one, but Periam is most definitely out. The real Mary Periam who married a John Sweet in Devon did so considerably earlier (early 1500s). Forget all English connections. All are utterly unproven at this time. London actually is a more likely area than Devonshire for origin of John1."

10/14/2014 at 9:33 AM

So - Periam is disconnected. The question is whether to disconnect from Wescott as parents and leave the "cousin Wescott" mystery to be determined.

The compilations i posted site multiple sources, so it's "not" two sources.

1/16/2016 at 7:08 PM

Glad to see Periam is out. There was a Mary Periam who married John Sweet and they had a son John but he was a Jesuit priest. I think Modbury, Devon is probably out also!

1/24/2016 at 8:09 PM

Thi might be late as I have been out of the country but from what I have found the connection is correct.

1/25/2016 at 8:10 AM

repeating something over and over does not provide proof. Look up the Wolcott papers on line and you will find the proof, I think, that proves John Sweet son of John Sweet and Mary P. are not the parents of the the John Sweet who came to Salem. Coat of arms from Traine, Modbury and seal used by John Sweet don't match.

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