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Grace Johnson (Negus)

Also Known As: "Fawer"
Birthplace: Shelton, Bedfordshire, England
Death: between December 21, 1671 and December 29, 1671
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Wife of Barnabas Fawer, of Dorchester and Captain John Johnson
Sister of Jonathan Negus and Benjamin Negus

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About Grace Johnson

Grace Negus

  • Baptism: 5 JAN 1603/4 Shelton, Bedfordshire, England
  • Will: 21 DEC 1671 Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Note: The will was proved on 29 Dec 1671. 1


  1. Barnabas FAWER d 1654
  2. 9 APR 1656 to John JOHNSON b: ABT 1588 in Ware, Hertfordshire, England


From The Great Migration Begins sketch for Barnabas Fawer:

The inventory of the estate of Barnabas Fawer, taken 19 December 1654, totalled ??¤596 17s. 6d., of which ??¤220 was real estate: "the house, backside and wharf," ??¤180; and "one house lying at the new meetinghouse," ??¤40 [SPR 3:23].
Difficulties with the fair division of the estate were brought to the attention of the court in May of 1656 [MBCR 3:402]. On 14 October 1656, the overseers, "having met together with John Johnson that married the executrix of the said Fawer's will, have agreed that the two houses lately in the possession of Barnabas Fawre, being somewhat better than the one whole half of that estate, shall be ... the inheritance of Eliazur Fawer, only child of the said Barnabas; the rest of the estate, consisting in goods and debts ... shall be instated on Mr. John Johnson, in right of his wife," plus ??13 of rental money to make an equal half and a wood lot that "came from Thomas Negus to the said Grace Fawer" [MBCR 3:420].
In her will, dated 21 December 1671 and proved 29 December 1671, "Grace Jonson" bequeathed her estate "equally between my two brothers Jonathan and Benjamin"; "my brother Jonathan Negus" executor [SPR 7:175].

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Grace Johnson's Timeline

January 5, 1602
January 5, 1604
Shelton, Bedfordshire, England
January 5, 1604
Shelton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
May 27, 1634
Age 30
December 21, 1671
Age 67
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
July 16, 1932
Age 67
January 25, 1933
Age 67