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Hannah Gray (Lumpkin)

Birthplace: Probably England
Death: circa November 01, 1676 (44-61)
Of Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Lumpkin and Thomasine Lumpkin
Wife of John Gray, of Yarmouth
Mother of Benjamin Gray; John Gray, II, of Yarmouth; Mary Rider; Edward Gray; Gideon Gray and 2 others
Sister of Thomasine Sunderland; Anne Eldredge; Mary Eldred; William Lumpkin; Thomas Lumpkin and 2 others
Half sister of Thomas Lumpkin

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About Hannah Gray

JOHN GRAY was in Yarmouth on Cape Cod, MA by 1642 when he was "presented for swearing and committed to prison."  In 1645 he was "presented for abusing Ann, the wife of Wm. Eldredge in an injurious manner." The inventory of his estate was appraised on the 10th of Feb. 1674.  He married HANNAH LUMPKIN, daughter of William Lumpkin and Thomasine (unknown).

From Joshua Gray of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, and His Descendants By Julia Edgar Thacher. Page 101

How long after this date Mr. John Gray survived is not known. No record of his death or estate is found, and it well may be that he disposed of his property prior to his death. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, he is believed to be the progenitor of the Grays of Yarmouth, and the parent of the following children:

  • John, who married Hannah Sturgis;
  • Benjamin, of whom there is no further mention;
  • William, who married Rebecca Dillingham and died in Harwich;
  • Samuel, who was living at Yarmouth in 1670;
  • Edward, who married first, Priscilla Sparrow, second, Melatiah Lewis, and was "absent beyond Sea" in 1708; and * Mary, who married June 10, 1680,, Benjamin Rider of Yarmouth.


QUESTION WHETHER John Gray, Jr. (1650-1674) AND John Gray, Sr ARE CHILDREN OF HANNAH GRAY (LUMPKIN) (1623 - c.1717) AND JOHN GRAY (d. 1647).

  • Genealogical and family history of southern New York and the Hudson River Valley; a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation; (1914) Vol. 2
  • (I) John Gray, the founder of this family, lived in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, where he died in 1674. He is said to have married Hannah, daughter of William Lumpkin, one of the founders and prominent citizens of Yarmouth. Children : Benjamin, born December 7, 1648; William, born October 5, 1650: Mary, married, June 10, 1680, Benjamin Ryder ; Edward, of whom further ; John, died March 31, 1732, married Susannah Clark; Gideon.
    • (II) Edward, son of John and Hannah (Lumpkin) Gray, was born in Yarmouth, and died there. He married, in Plymouth, July 16, 1684, Melatiah, daughter of George Lewis, of Brewster. Children : Priscilla, born October 18, 1686; Gideon, born September 6, 1688; John, born July 26, 1691, married Hannah ; Melatiah, born June 6, 1694; Mercy, born April 13, 1696; Edward, of whom further.


  • History of Cape Cod: Annals of Barnstable County (1862)
  • 1 Mr. JOHN GRAY was in Y. 1643, and d. 1574. By Hannah, his w., he had Benj. Dec. 7, 1648; Wm. Oct. 5, 1650; Mary, who m. Benj. Ryder 1670; Edward; John; and Gideon. JOHN, of H., s. of John of Y., m. Susanna Clark, dr. of Andrew, and d. Mar. 31, 1732. He had a large family: perhaps Lot; Susanna, who m. Nath'l Sears 1712; Hannah; Thomas; Edward; certainly, by Susannah, Samuel, 1731; Lydia 1702; Sarah 1704; who prob. m. Watson Freeman 1724; Mehit. 1706, who m. John Dillingham Jr.; Andrew Sept. 29, 1707; Anne 1709, d. y.; Elisha Nov. 29, 1711; Joshua Oct. 19, 1713, who d. 1735; and Anna Nov. 30, 1714, who m. Thacher Freeman 1732. We aim at accuracy, but would be understood to admit the difficulty we find in attaining to certainty in all cases. The genealogical data of the highly respectable family of Grays is to our mind, somewhat complicated. An EDWARD Gray was in Ply. 1643, a youth, became a merchant, rep. in 1676-8, and d. 1681. He m. Mary Winslow, dr. Jno., Jan. 16, 1650, who d. 1663, and 2d Doroty Lettis, dr. Thos., Dec. 12, 1665, and had Desire Feb. 24, 1651, who m. Lt. Nath'l Southworth; Mary Sept. 18, 1653; Eliz. Feb. 11, 1658; Sarah Aug. 12, 1659; and, Mr. Savage says, John Oct. 1, 1661; but, in our notes it is Samuel, prob. a mistake. He had also, by 2d m., Edward Jan. 31, 1666; and Susanna Oct. 15, 1668. EDWARD, of Y., genealogist say "prob. s. of 1st John," m. Melatiah Lewis, dr. Geo. of Be., July 16, 1694, and had Priscilla Oct. 8, 1686; Gideon Sept. 6, 1688; John July 26, 1691; Melatiah June 6, 1694; and Mercy Ap. 13, 1696. See gen. continued in Annals of Brewster.


  • William Lumpkin
  • Sex: M
  • Individual Information
  • Birth: Abt 1604 - England
  • Baptism:
  • Death: 29 Oct 1671 - Yarmouth, Plymouth colony
  • Burial:
  • Cause of Death:
  • Events
  • Will, 23 Jul 1668
  • names wife Tamesin; daughter Tamesin, wife of John Sunderling; and grandchildren William Gray, Elisha Eldred and Bethia Eldred. Will and Inventory of William Lumpkin: [Plymouth Colony Wills, 3:1:30], [MD 12:139]. Will dated 23 July 1668, Proved 29 Oct 1671, Inventory taken 29 Jan 1670, reported 7 June 1671.
  • Spouses and Children
  • 1. *Tamesin Constable (1605 - 26 Feb 1682) 9
  • Marriage: 1623 - Lincolnshire, England
  • Status:
  • Children:
    • 1. Ann Lumpkin (1621-1676) 8
    • 2. Hannah Lumpkin (1624- )
    • 3. Tamsen Lumpkin (1626-1709)
    • 4. Susannah Lumpkin (Cir 1640- )
  • Notes
  • General:
  • "William Lumpkin was a locksmith while in England. On 8 April 1637, William, ae 33, and his wife Tamesin, ae 34, left London with daughters Ann and Tamesin, and a servant, Thomas Howe, on the "Rose".
  • William served at Yarmouth as consatble, grand juryman, surveyor of highways, deputy to the Colony Court and foreman of the coronor's jury.
  • In March of 1667, William was fined 10 shillings for disturbance of public worship. He and Peter Worden were said to have been sitting in a corner of the meeting house, conversing in low tone during the service." Rootsweb, Pam Wood Waugh
  • A William Lumkin baptized 19 Jan 1583/4 in St Perer, Lincolnshire, seems to too old to be this one.
  • From:


  • LUMPKIN, Hannah
  • b. 1623 England
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1643 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Spouse: GRAY, John
  • b. 1613 England
  • d. 1677 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Children:
    • GRAY, Benjamin b. 7 DEC 1648 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. d. 1722
    • GRAY, William
    • GRAY, Samuel b. 1652 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
    • GRAY, John
    • GRAY, Mary
    • GRAY, Edward
    • GRAY, Gideon b. ABT 1657 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
    • GRAY, Sarah
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Hannah Gray's Timeline

Probably England
December 7, 1648
October 5, 1650
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Yarmouth, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), Colonial America
September 18, 1653
Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony
June 19, 1654
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
November 1, 1676
Age 53
Of Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA