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Hannah Bacon (Mayo)

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: Died in Barnstable, Cape Cod (Preent Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Reverend John Mayo; John MAYO; Tamisen Mayo and Thomasine Mayo
Wife of Hon. Nathaniel Bacon
Mother of Hannah Shove; Nathaniel Bacon; Mary (Bacon) Lane; Samuel Bacon; Jeremiah Bacon and 2 others
Sister of Capt. Samuel Mayo; Lt. John Mayo, Jr.; Nathaniel Mayo; Bathsheba Mayo; Elizabeth Howes and 1 other

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About Hannah Bacon

  • Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 1 edited by William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams
  • Pg. 226
  • (I) Rev. John Mayo, a native of England and a graduate of an English University, emigrated to Massachusetts Bay about the year 1638 and settling in Barnstable was in the following year ordained a teaching elder of the church presided over by Rev. John Lathrop. He was admitted a freeman in 1640 and six years later removed to Eastham where he became a pastor of the church. In 1655 he was called to the Second Church in Boston as its first pastor, and was long associated with the famous Dr. Increase Mather, who succeeded him in the pastorate. The infimities of old age compelled him to relinquish his activities in 1673, and he died in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, in May, 1676. In 1658 he delivered the annual election sermon in Boston. The christian name of his wife,
  • Pg. 227
  • whom he married in England, was Tamosin or Tamsin, and her death occurred at Yarmouth in 1682. Their children, all born in the mother country, were: 1. Hannah, who became the wife of Nathaniel Bacon, of Barnstable, in 1642. 2. Samuel, became a mariner and was for some years master of a packet plying between Cape Cod and Boston ; assisted in establishing a settlement at Oyster Bay, Long Island; finally settled in Boston and died there in 1663; he married Thomasine, daughter of William Lumpkin, of Yarmouth. 3. John. 4. Nathaniel, who settle in Eastham, which he represented in the general court in 1660, and he died in 1662; he married Hannah, daughter of Governor Thomas Prence of the Plymouth Colony, and reared a large family. 5. Elizabeth, who married Joseph Howes, of Yarmouth.
    • (II) John (2), second son and third child of Rev. John (I) Mayo, accompanied his father to Eastham, but subsequently returned to Barnstable, as according to the records of that town he was residing there in 1672. He married Hannah Reycroft or Lecraft, and was the father of nine children: ....


  • Genealogical notes of Barnstable families (1888) Vol. 1
  • To write a genealogical memoir of Nathaniel Bacon and his descendans would require a volume. .... Among the many of the name who came over early, were Nathaniel and Samuel, supposed to be brothers, and Elizabeth, probably a sister, all of whom settled in Barnstable. .....
  • Mr. Bacon was a tanner and currier. ....
  • It would be instructive and interesting to trace step by step the progress of Mr. Bacon through life. He came to Barnstable a young man, comparatively poor, without friends to assist him, and without the advantages of a good education; but a good moral character, good business habits, energy and industry more than compensated for the want of these advantages. He died Oct. 1673, probably not 60 years of age. His widow survived him many years. She was living in 1691.
  • The inventory of his estate, appraised at L632, 10. 2, is dated Oct 29, 1763, sworn to by his widow Mistress Hannah Bacon, ....
  • Nathaniel Bacon married Dec. 4. 1642, Miss Hannah, daughter of the Rev. John Mayo, then teacher of the church in Barnstable,
  • Children Born in Barnstable.
    • I. Hannah, born Sept. 4, 1643, bap'd 8th Dec. 1644. She married Mr. Thomas Walley, Jr., son of Rev. Thomas Walley of Barnstable, and had one son Thomas, who died leaving no issue; and daughters, Hannah, who m. first, Wm Stone, and had two dau's; second, James Leonard, by whom she had Lydia who m. Thomas Cobb; and Elizabeth, who m. Edward Adams, Hannah m. Feb. 16, 1675, her second husband Rev. George Shove of Taunton, and had Mary Aug 11, 1676, Johanna Sept. 28, 1678; Edward Oct. 3, 1680, and Mercy May 1682. She is named as one of the "remote members" of the Barnstable church in 1683. She died in Taunton Sept. 1685, aged 42 years.
    • II. Nathaniel, bap'd 15th Feb. 1645-6.
    • III. Mary, born Aug. 12, 1648, bap'd 20 Aug. 1648.
    • IV. Samuel, born Feb. 25, 1650-1.
    • V. Elizabeth, born Jan'y 28, 1653-4. She died unmarried in 1676, according to the Plymouth records "in the 28th year of her age." She was only 21, or at most 22 years of age. Her estate was settled by agreement on record.
    • VI. Jeremiah, born May 8, 1657.
    • VII. Mercy, born Feb. 28, 1659-60, married Hon. John Otis, the third of the name, July 18, 1683. She died
    • Dec. 10, 1737 aged 77 years. She was buried at West Barnstable, where a monument is erected to her memory.-- [See Otis Famly.]
    • VIII. John, born June, 1651 the record says, but according to his grave stones in the buring ground near the Meeting House in the East Parish, he was born in June 1665. He "died Aug. 20, 1731, in the 67th year of his age."
  • Although this is an Irish Name, the subject of the following sketch was born in England and graduated from an English university. He came over probably about 1638, and in 1639 was in Barnstable .....
  • ... In 1673, in consequence of advanced age and infimities, he went again to Barnstable, and there and at Eastham and Yarmouth passed the remainder of his life with his children, dying at the latter place in May, 1676. .... He wife was named Tamosin, or Tamsin; she died in Yarmouth in 1682. His children,
  • all of whom were born in England, were: Hannah, Samuel, John, Nathaniel and Elizabeth.
  • Mr. Mayo's daughters married, Hannah in 1642, Nathaniel Bacon of Barnstable, and Elizabeth, Joseph Howes of Yarmouth. It was in the family of the latter that Mr. Mayo died.


  • History of Cape Cod: Annals of Barnstable County (1862)
  • 1 Mr. MAYO was in Barnstable in 1639, and became 'teaching elder' in the church of which Mr. Lathrop was pastor. His relation to the church here is said to have been that of "religious teacher" -- perhaps implying that he was not invested with the pastoral office. In Boston, he was nducted to the pastorate Nov. 8, 1655, and continued in office until 1673. They Plymouth record says, "Growing aged and unable to carry out his office, he removed again into this Colony, and lived near Yarmouth, and not long after fell asleep in the Lord." Rev. Increase Mather, who succeeded him in Boston, has, with greater particularity furnished us with the following record: "1672, in the beginning of which year, Mr. Mayo, the pastor, likewise grew very infirm, insomuch as the congregation was not able to hear and be edified; whereupon, the brethren, the pastor manifesting his concurrence, desired the teacher to take care for a supply of the congregation that the worship of God may be upheld among us." Again, "on the 5th mo. 1673, Mr. Mayo removed his person and goods to reside with his daughter in Barnstable, where, and at Yarmouth since, he hath led a private life, as not being able, through the infirmities of age, to attend to the work of the ministry. The -- day of May 1676, he departed this life at Yarmouth, and was there buried." Mr. Mayo preached the annual Election Sermn, June 1658. He, with his entire family, came from England. His wife Tamsen d. at Y. a wid. Feb. 26, 1682. Their children were Samuel, Hannah, Nath'l, Elisa., John, and Bathsheba. Hannah m. Nath'l Bacon of Be., and Elisa. m. Joseph Howes of Y.


  • Genealogical notes of Barnstable families (1888) Vol. 2
  • Although this is an Irish name, the subject of the following sketch was born in England and graduated from an English university. He came over probably about 1638, and in 1639 was in Barnstable, where he was ordained a teaching elder in connection with Rev. John Lothrop. He was a freeman in 1640. In 1646 he removed to Eastham and subsequently took charge of the churchi in that town, where he continued until 1655, when he was settled over the second, or North, church in Boston. In 1673, in consequence of advanced age and infirmities, he went again to Barnstable, and there and at Eastham and Yarmouth passed the remainder of his life with his children, dying at the latter place in May, 1676. He was a man of prominence as a minister, and in 1658 preached the annual election sermon. His wife was named Tamosin, or Tamsin ; she died in Yarmouth in 1682. His chil-
  • dren, all of whom were born in England, were: Hannah, Samuel, John, Nathaniel and Elizabeth.
    • Samuel, son of Rev. John was in Barnstable in 1639. He adopted the profession of mariner, running a packet for some time between the Cape and Boston. He afterwarda became connected with some members of the Sandwich church In the purchase of Oyster Bay, Long lsland. There was a wide difference among the Sandwich settlers on theological points, but in this instance the minister, Rev. William Leverich, and his sympathizers, were the liberal and tolerant wing, and were In the minority. Mr. Leverich and his associates resolved upon removal, and Mr. Mayo conveyed their goods and effects to the new settlement. The Dutch were then our enemies, and under a warrant from an officer of Rhode laland, in 1654, Mr. Mayo's vessal was seized at Hampstead harbor, for alleged unlawful Intercourse with them. — This being regarded as a high-handed offence against the dignity of Plymouth Colony, commissioners were sent to Rhode lsland to look after the matter. The act was disclaimed by the government of Rhode lsland, and an award of £150 damages made. — Mr. Mayo afterwards removed to Boston, where he died in 1663. He married Thomasine, daughter of Wm. Lumpkin of Yarmouth and his children were : Mary, 1645 ; Samuel, 1647. These two were baptized together 8 Feb. 1650. The long lapse of time for those days between the births and baptism, and the fact that the mother joined Mr. Lothrop's church Jan. 20 preceding the baptism, indicates that she was in sympathy with the disaffection towards the majority of the Yarmouth church and the minister, which was known to exist at that time. Other children were : Hannah, born Oct. 20, 1650; Elizabeth, May 22, 1653 ; Nathaniel, Apl. 1, 1658 ; Sarah, 1660. The laat two were born in Boston.
  • The Cape families of this name are derived from John and Nathaniel, who went with their father to Eastham, where they settled. John married Hannah Reycroft, according to the Colonial Record, and his children were: John, born Dec. 15, 1652; William, Oct. 7, 1654 ; James, Oct. 8, 1656 ; Samuel, Aug. 2, 1658; Elisha, Nov. 7, 1661 ; Daniel, Jan. 24, 1664; Nathaniel, April 2, 1667; Thomas, June 24, 1670, who died soon; Thomas again, July 15, 1672. Nathaniel, married Hannah, daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence, and had Thomas, born Dec, 7, 1651 ; Nathaniel, Nov. 16, 1652 ; Samuel, Oct. 12, 1655; Hannah, Oct. 17, 1657 ; Theophilus, Dec. 17, 1659 ; Bathsheba, 1662. He was a Representative in 1660, and died in 1662. Those who desire to
  • trace the descent of any branch of this family can easily do so from the names given above.
  • Mr. Mayo's daughters married, Hannah in 1642, Nathaniel Bacon of Barnstable, and Elizabeth, Joseph Howes of Yarmouth. It was in the family of the latter that Mr. Mayo died.


  • Thomas Howes¹ of Yarmouth, Mass. : and some of his descendants, together with the Rev. John Mayo, allied to him by marriage. (1917)
  • JOHN1 MAYO, a clergyman, came from England in 1638. He was in Barnstable in 1639 before the Rev. John Lothrop came, who arrived Oct. 11, 1639. Mr. Mayo then had a frame house there and acted as teaching elder of the church, of which the Rev. Joseph Hull acted as pastor.(a) Dec.
  • 11, 1639, Thanksgiving was held at Mr. Hull's. The praises of God being ended, they "divided into three companies to feast together, some at Mr. Hull's, some at Mr. Mayo's, some at Brother Lombard's, Senior." (b) April 15, 1640, Mr. Mayo was ordained as teaching elder.(c) He went to Eastham in 1646 and took charge of the church, remaining till 1655, when he went to Boston and was settled over the Second or North church, remaining till 1673, when he was dismissed on account of age. He was ordained in Boston Nov. 9, 1655. The church records (in the handwriting of the Rev. Increase Mather) in the beginning of 1672, say: "Mr. Mayo, the Pastor, likewise grew very infirm, insomuch as the congregation was not able to hear and be edified." The congregation therefore desired a new minister and he consented, "On the 15th of the 2d month [April] 1673, removed his person and goods also, from Boston to reside with his daughter in Barnstable where (and at Yarmouth) since he hath lived a private life, as not being able through infirmities of old age to attend to the word of the ministry. The day of the 3d [May] month 1673 he departed this life at Yarmouth, and was there buried." His widow Tamison (Tamsen) died also at Yarmouth, Feb, 26, 1682-3. After he left Boston, the congregation continued to contribute to his support until his death,(d) The Rev. Increase Mather was associated with him in Boston as teaching elder from 1664 and succeeded him as pastor.(e) He preached the election sermon in June, 1658.(f) March 3, 1639-40, he was admitted a freeman at Barnstable and sworn.(g) June 17, 1641, he and Mr. Thomas Dimmack were by consent of the parties made arbitrators of the differences between Nicholas Simpkins and William Chase.(h) In August. 1643, he was one of those in Barnstable between 16 and 60 years of age able to bear arms, his name being 2d on the list, following that of Rev. John Lothrop.(i) In 1675 Christopher Gibson of Dorchester by his will made a bequest to Mr. Mather and Mr. Mayo.(j) Before May 12, 1655, John Morton of Plymouth had bought land in Eastham of the Rev, John Mayo, formerly of that town,(k) Oct. 2, 1660, Rev. John Mayo was one of the witnesses to The will of William Paine and swore to it in Boston Nov. 14, 1660 (l) Dec. 22 and 29, 1670, Mr. John Mayo (described as elder), with other elders and named first among them, and with the selectmen, magistrates and governor, was present in Boston when Ezekiel Cheever was made head master of the free school.(m) In the Yarmouth rate in 1676 "toward the charges of the late war" Mr. Mayo's tax was £2 4s, 3d.(n) He died in 1676. (o)
  • Under date of June 7, 1676, the following entry appears: (p) "Mr. Hinckley, Mr. Freeman, and Mr. Huckens are appointed by the Court to take course about the estate of Mr. John Mayo, deceased, to make devision and settlement of the said estate, both with reference unto his wifes pte and amongst his children, and therin to acte. if it may be, to theire satisfaction; and incase they can not, then to make report therof to the next Court, that soe further maybe taken for settlement therof."
  • The inventory of Rev. Mr. Mayo's personal estate, taken June 1, 1676, by Edmond Hawes and Thomas Huckins, amounted to £111 4s., including £10 for books.(q) June 15, 1676, his heirs settled his estate by agreement, which was signed by Tamsen Mayo, widow, John Mayo, son, Joseph Howes, son-in-law, and by Thomas Huckins in behalf of Hannah Bacon, daughter. John Mayo and Joseph Howes were made administrators. There were three grandchildren mentioned, Samuel Mayo, Hannah Mayo, and Bathsheba Mayo, children of his son Nathaniel Mayo, deceased.(r)
  • Children,(s) born in England.
    • 1. Samuel2; m. Thomasin (or Tamsen), daughter of William Lumpkin of Yarmouth (t); d. early in 1664, being a mariner. In August, 1643, he was one of those between 16 and 60 in Barnstable able to bear arms.(u) His wife joined the Barnstable church Jan. 30, 1649-50.(v) He removed later to Boston, where his estate was settled, his inventory being taken April 25 and his father being appointed administrator April 26, 1664, his widow declining to act.(w) She m. 2d. Mr. John Sunderland of Boston, who later was a citizen of Eastham.(w1) .....
    • Samuel2 Mayo and his wife had six children:(e) Mary, who was baptized(f) in Barnstable Feb. 3, 1649-50, and married (g) Capt. Jonathan Bangs July 16, 1664, who lived in Eastham and Harwich (now Brewster); Samuel, baptized in Barnstable Feb. 3, 1649-50; (f) Hannah, b. Barnstable Oct. 20, 1650; (h) Elizabeth, b. Barnstable May 22, 1653, who m. March 16, 1674-5, the Rev. Samuel Treat, who had become minister of Eastham in 1672;(i) Nathaniel, b. in Boston April 1, 1658;(j) Sarah, b. in Boston Dec. 19, 1660;(k) the 2d wife of Lt. Edward Freeman of Eastham. Mr. Paine gives Samuel2 and his wife a daughter Mercy who m. Capt. Samuel Sears of Harwich, and a son John, who m. Hannah Freeman (daughter of Major John) and settled in Harwich.
    • 2. Hannah2, b. ; m. in Barnstble Dec. 4, 1642, Nathaniel Bacon.(l)
    • 3. Nathaniel2; m. Feb. 13, 1649-50, Hannah Prence, daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence and granddaughter of Elder Brewster;(m) d. in Eastham about the end of 1661. His will was dated Dec. 19, 1661, and his inventory was filed March 4, 1661-2.(n) His widow married as his 2d wife Capt. Jonathan Sparrow.(m) Nathaniel and Hannah had the following six children: ....
    • 4. John2; m.(v) at Eastham Jan. 1, 1651-2, Hannah Lecraft; d. before Oct. 28, 1706, at Eastham.(w) ... John2 Mayo and his wife had nine children(a): ....
    • 5. Elizabeth2; m. Joseph2 Howes of Yarmouth; d. March 12, 1700-1, leaving issue. See supra. p. 9.




  • Hannah Mayo
  • F, b. circa 1622, d. after 1691
  • Father Rev. John Mayo b. 2 Apr 1598, d. 3 May 1676
  • Mother Tamesin Constable b. c 1589, d. a 1670
  • Hannah Mayo was born circa 1622 at Eastham, Barnstable, MA. She married Nathaniel Bacon, son of James Bacon and Johanna Wade, on 4 December 1642 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA. Hannah Mayo died after 1691.
  • Family Nathaniel Bacon b. 12 Apr 1613, d. 16 Mar 1692
  • Child
    • Hannah Bacon+ b. 4 Sep 1643, d. Sep 1685
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  • MAYO, Hannah
  • b. ABT 1628
  • d. Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 4 DEC 1642 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Spouse: BACON, Nathaniel
  • b. 12 APR 1613 England
  • d. 16 MAR 1691/2 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Children:
    • BACON, Hannah
    • BACON, Nathaniel
    • BACON, Mary b. 12 AUG 1648 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
    • BACON, Samuel
    • BACON, Elizabeth b. 28 JAN 1652/3 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. d. 1676
    • BACON, Jeremiah
    • BACON, Mercy
    • BACON, John
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Hannah Bacon's Timeline

Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
September 4, 1643
Age 15
Barnstable, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony
February 5, 1645
Age 17
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
August 12, 1648
Age 20
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, America
February 25, 1651
Age 23
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
May 8, 1657
Age 29
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
February 28, 1659
Age 31
Barnstable, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
June 1661
Age 33
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Colony
January 2, 1681
Age 53
Barnstable, Cape Cod (Preent Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)