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Catherine Newland (Mellowes)

Birthplace: Odell, Bedford , England
Death: Died in Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Mellowes and Martha Mellowes
Wife of William Newland, of Lincolnshire
Mother of John Newland and Benjamin Newland
Sister of Abraham Mellowes; Oliver Mellowes; Elizabeth Mellowes; Edward Mellowes; Anne Smith and 1 other

Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
Last Updated:

About Catherine Newland

On 17 Jan 1627/8 Catherine Mellowes, daughter of Abraham Mellowes & Martha Bulkeley, married William Newland in Boston, Lincolnshire.6

Arrival: 1634 Charlestown, Massachusetts


Background Information

Martha Bulkeley, married, about 1568, Abraham Mellowes, of Odell, Bedfordshire and Boston, Lincolnshire. He was born about 1570.

They had three sons, Oliver, Abraham and Edward.

They also had three daughters, Elizabeth, Catherine (wife of William Newland), and Anne (wife of John Smith).

They immigrated to new England in 1634, where they settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Martha, were admitted to the church at Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1633. He was admitted freemand in 1634, and served as overseer of highways in 1635. Abraham Mellowes died testate shortly before 30 Dec 1638. [C.H. Pope, Pioneers of Massachsetts, 1900: 310-Biography of Abraham Mellows]. [D.L. Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy, 1933: 14-17] ~Plantagenet Ancestry, pg. 164

The will of William Newland of Sandwich, dated 26 Aug 1690, was probated 6 May 1695.  Named daughter Mercy (Mary?) Edwards, son in law William Edwards, grand daughter Elizabeth Edwards, brother John Newland, wife Rose.


The William Newland who married Catherine Mellowes in Boston, Lincolnshire in 1627 had to have been a different William Newland. There is no evidence besides the name coincidence to suppose they were the same. Disconnected June 2014

Children seen as:

  1. William Newland, b. Abt. 1630.
  2. Jeremiah Newland, b. Abt. 1631, Plymouth MA, d. 25 Jul 1681, Norton Bristol MA.
  3. John Newland, b. 1638.

Jeremiah Newland was "of Taunton" as of 1657 and the evidence seems to indicate he was born in the Plymouth Colony. Catherine Mellowes was of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and arriving in 1633 to Charlestown (Boston), where her father purchased lots Mystic Side.

There is nothing to support her as the parent of Jeremiah. He has been disconnected as of June 2014.



  • ~Ancestral Roots of Sixy Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650, 8th Edition, pg. 40, 31A:40
  • ~Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Douglas Richardson, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004, pgs. 164
  • ~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, Weis, 30:39, 8th Edition, Edward's line to Henry II comes from Line 30, pgs. 38-39



  1. Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Vol. 1-3. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.  Sketch - Preserved Puritan: Abraham Mellowes.
  2. Donald Lines Jacobus, The Bulkeley Genealogy: Rev. Peter Bulkeley, being an account of his career, his ancestry, the ancestry of his two wives, and his relatives in England and New England, together with a genealogy of his descendants through the seventh American generation, New Haven, Connecticut, 1933. Page 25


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Odell, Bedford , England
Age 31
Age 41