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Elizabeth Makepeace (Hawkredd)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth (Hawkredd) Coney Mellowes", "Elizabeth Hawkredo", "Elizabeth Hawkredd", "Elizabeth Rawered or Acroide", "Elizabeth Mellowes", "Elizabeth Hawkredd or Mrs. Mellows", "Elizabeth Haweredor or Acroide", "Elizabeth Hawcred or Acroide", "Elizabaeth Hawkredd", "Conye Coney", "Conye "
Birthplace: Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Anthony Hawkredd, mayor of Boston and Isabel Hawkredd
Wife of John Coney; Oliver Mellowes and Thomas Makepeace, of Boston
Mother of Mary Dennis; John "the cooper" Coney; Samuel Mellowes; Martha Mellowes; Mary Mellowes and 2 others
Sister of Sarah Story; Mary Coney; William Hawkredd; Anne Hawkredd; Anthony Hawkredd and 2 others

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About Elizabeth Makepeace

Thomas Makepeace married (2) by 1641, Elizabeth (Hawkredd) (Coney) Mellowes, daughter of Anthony Hawkredd & widow of John Coney & Oliver Mellowes. They had two children: Waitawhile Cooper & Joseph.


From Bulkeley Genealogy, pg. 25

Mr. Oliver Mellowes was born about 1598 and died at Braintree, Massachusetts in 1638. He first married the daughter of John James, Mary James on 3 Aug 1620. Mary James was baptized 13 Oct 1597. He married a second time in Boston on 1 Jan 1633/1634 to Elizabeth Hawkredd Coney. Elizabeth was baptized in Boston on 8 Dec 1695 and died after 1670.

Mr. Mellowes and his wife were admitted to the church in Boston on 20 July 1634 and he was made a freeman on 3 Sep 1634. He was one of the followers of Anne Hutchinson, and with other, was disarmed by the General Court in 1637. Administration of his estate was granted to his widown on 5 Dec 1638.

From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Elizabeth, daughter of Anthony Hawkredd and Isabel Dowse. married first John Coney 16 Dec 1630 Boston, England. John Coney died and was buried 6 April 1630 England. (Elizabeth Hawkredd and John Coney had 4 children only 2 lived to adulthood, John Coney and Mary Coney). Elizabeth married second Oliver Mellows in England about 1632. Oliver died Dec 1638 in Braintree. (Oliver Mellows and Elizabeth Hawkredd had 3 children, Samuel Mellows, Martha Mellows and Mary Mellows). Elizabeth married for her third husband in 1641, Thomas Makepeace (his second marriage).

The combination of the several personal identifications shown in the wills of the Rev. John Cotton, Mary (Hawkredd) Coney, and her sister Sarah (Hawkredd-Story-Cotton) Mather, and of Thomas Makepeace, would, without other evidence, establish the fact that Elizabeth ( Hawkredd-Coney- Mellows) Makepeace left England soon after the death of her first husband, and shows her relationship, and that of the two little children she brought with her to her new home, to these different testators and to her second husband. And the evidence, taken as a whole, determines beyond question that the two neices mentioned in their Aunt Sarah's will were Mary (Coney) Dennis and Martha (Mellows) Waters, and that the nephew to whom she bequeathed a book was that John Coney who was baptized in Boston, Lincolnshire, July 17, 1628, and who married, in Boston, New England, June 20, 1654, Elizabeth Nash

From page 12 of The Parentage and English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney of Boston, Mass By Thomas Hills, Nathaniel Coney

So it appears that in 1654, among the descendants of Anthony Hawkredd, there were but two John Coneys living: one the infant grandson of his daughter Mary, and the other the John baptized July 17, 1628, who was the only son of his daughter Elizabeth. At that date, all but one of the sisters of the latter John Coney were dead, as were all his cousins the children of Thomas and Mary (Hawkredd) Coney, with the possible exception of that Anthony who was baptized in Aug., 1622. John's father had died when he was less than two years old; his mother soon married Oliver Mellows. The marriage was probably in England. It is not of record in Boston, New Englaud, where Dec. 7, 1634, Samuel, son of Oliver Mellows, was baptized, and where in 1636 Martha, and in 1638 Mary, his sisters, were also baptized. Rev. John Cotton, in his will of 1652, wrote: "I give to my kinswoman Martha Mellows the sume of five marks." Some two years later she became, by marriage, Martha Waters. Pope, in his "Pioneers of Massachusetts," says that Oliver Mellows of Boston and his wife were admitted to the church in July, 1634; that he died at Braintree; that administration of his estate was granted to his widow, in Dec, 1638, and that she subsequently married Thomas Makepeace. The Makepeace Genealogy states that "It appears that Mr. Makepeace lived (1641) at Dorchester. * * He married, about this time, Mrs. Elizabeth Mellowes, of Boston, for his second wife; for in the records of the First Church, Boston, is found the following: 'The 25th day of ye 5th Mon: 1641. Mrs. Elizabeth Makepeace, lately called Mrs. Elizabeth Mellowes, but now ye wife of Mr. Makepeace, of Dorchester, was granted tre of Recommendation thether.'" This work gives the death of her third husband as of Jan. or Feb., 1667. So it appears that his widow at his death was the mother of John and Mary Coney, and of Samuel, Martha, and Mary Mellows. Mary Coney, born in England in 1630, married James Dennis; and the marriages of Martha Mellows to Joseph Waters, and of Mary Mellows to Emanuel Springfield, are of record in Boston. The Springfields evidently returned to England. The will of Thomas Makepeace mentions "his well beloved wife Elizabeth," and contains this item: "1 give to my wife's three daughters, vizt. unto Mary, the wife of James Dennis of Boston, and to Martha, the wife of Joseph Waters of Milford, and to Mary the wife of Emanuell Springfield in Old England, * * * to each and every of them * * * the sume of fifty shillings."

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Elizabeth Makepeace's Timeline

December 8, 1604
Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
December 8, 1604
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Age 4
July 17, 1628
Age 23
Boston, Licolnshire, England
May 2, 1630
Age 25
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
December 7, 1634
Age 29
Barton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
March 6, 1635
Age 30
Barton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
August 26, 1638
Age 33
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States