About Edward Berry, of Marblehead
"Edward Berry married Beatrice (Burt), who married, first, William Cantlebury of Salem; second, Francis Plumer of Newbury Nov. 29, 1665; he died Jan. 17, 1672-3 ; and she married, third, Edward Berry; they lived in Salem Village; and she died in 1683, aged eighty-three. William Sibley called her "mother," and claimed to have maintained her for eight years prior to her death. Her inventory amounted to ^181l, 18 s. She was formerly of Frampton, Dorset, England. Edward Berry, a seaman and weaver, lived in Salem, 1668-1689 , married Elizabeth, widow of Roger Haskell, before 1668; she was Mrs. Berry in 1677; he removed to Marblehead in 1678, and was there in 1679. He was deceased in 1693. He had a son Edward, who came to Salem from Painton, Devon, England about 1676, being a weaver and seaman, and of Salem, 1677-1706." —Records -Sydney Perley Essex Antiquarian v 9 p88
It would seem that they are two different men ...
From page 82 of Suffolk Deeds, Volume 12 edited by William Blake Trask, Frank Eliot Bradish, Charles A. Drew, A. Grace Small
Know all men by these presents that I Edward Berry of Salem in the County of Essex in New England Weaver, forasmuch as my Son Edward Berry junr. hath by a writing of Release bearing the same date with these presents relinquished all his right and interest in a Deed of gift Berry which I formerly Signed to him, and doth hereby dis- Berry claim to have any interest therein or that hee doth expect that hee or his heires Exec". Adm". or assignes should have any benefit thereby but hath declared the sd. Deed of gift and all things therein contained and every part thereof to bee null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever: Therefore in consideration thereof I do hereby for my Selfe my heires Exec". and Adm". covenant promiss & engage my Selfe to and with my sd. Son Edward Berry that hee his heires Ex". Adm". and assignes shall and may freely have hold and peaceably possess and enjoy to his and their sole and proper use benefit and behoofe all the Estate both real and personal of what kinde quality or condition soever it may bee of that I shall leave behinde me at the time of my decease or shall dye possessed of, And that I will not needlessly or causelessly except necessarily constreined thereunto for my own comfortable Subsistance Sell or dispose of any part thereof in my life time, my funerall charges first being paid. In Witness whereof I the sd. Edward Berry Senior. have hereunto Set my hand and Seale the tenth day of July Ann". Dffl. 1683.
Signed Sealed & Delivered in Edward Berry & a Seale the presence of us. Edward Berry Senr. acknowl Richard Way. edged this Instrum'. to bee his Thomas Blackford. act and deed Boston July 11th. John Gone 1683. Thomas Kemble. before Sam". Nowell Assist. Entred 13". July 1683. p. Is": Addington Ctra.