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Hannah Mead (Potter)

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Probably England
Death: Died in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Potter and Frances Potter
Wife of John Mead, Sr.
Mother of Constable John Mead; Joseph Mead; Hannah Scofield; Jonathan Mead; Benjamin Daniel Mead and 6 others
Sister of Joseph Potter; Sarah Blatchley; Mary Mansfield; Hope Robbins; Rebecca Adams (Potter) and 1 other

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About Hannah Mead

Hannah Potter was born on Sep 8 1636 in New Haven, Connecticut.

(Ben M. Angel, 9th great grandson, notes: the above assertion has a significant chronological problem. New Haven Colony was not created until the arrival of Theophilus Eaton's party on 14 April 1638. Most of his party set sail together from England, arrived at Boston, and decided that the Puritans there were just too "immoral." After Eaton purchased the land from native tribesmen, he lead his party to their "New Haven," right at the edge of Dutch territory. Hannah likely originated from England - or maybe Boston, and arrived at New Haven as a toddler.)

She died on Nov 13 1700 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. She married John Mead on Jul 10 1657 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

There is a theory that Hannah Potter was the daughter of John Browne and Dorothy. After John's death, Dorothy's second husband was William Potter, who adopted Hannah and gave her the name Potter.

John Browne, b. 1598, came over on the Lyon in 1632 and settled in Watertown, Mass. His parents were Edmund Browne, b. 1547, and Mary Camphorne, b. 1562, daughter of William Cramphorne and Joane Plow. Edmundis the son of William Browne, b. abt 1505, and Joan, b. abt. 1510. All ofthe Brownes were born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

Hannah Brown Mead Birth: Sep. 8, 1634 Death: Nov. 13, 1700 Greenwich Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

Hannah and John were the parents of: John/15 Aug 1658 m. Ruth Hardy Joseph/2 May 1660 m. Mary Smith Hannah/abt 1661 (Mrs John Scofield) Ebenezer/1663 m. Sarah Knapp Jonathan/abt 1665 m. Martha Finch David/abt 1665 m. Abigail Lyon Benjamin/7 May 1667 m. Sarah Waterbury; 2) Rachel Brown Nathaniel/abt 1669 m. Rachel ( ) Samuel/abt 1671 m. Hannah ( ) Abigail/abt 1673 Elizabeth/abt 1675 Mary/abt 1679

Family links:

 John Brown (1598 - 1636)
 Dorothy Brown Potter (____ - 1673) 
 John Mead (1634 - 1699) 
 Ebenezer Mead (1663 - 1728)*
 Hannah Mead Scofield (1664 - 1728)

Burial: Tomac Burying Ground Greenwich Fairfield County Connecticut, USA Created by: Sue Macduff:) Record added: May 25, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 70355439

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Hannah Mead's Timeline

September 8, 1636
Probably England
August 15, 1658
Age 21
Stamford, New Haven Colony
May 2, 1660
Age 23
Stamford, New Haven Colony
February 11, 1664
Age 27
Greenwich, New Haven Colony
January 5, 1665
Age 28
Greenwich, Connecticut Colony
May 7, 1667
Age 30
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
January 5, 1670
Age 33
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
March 6, 1676
Age 39
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
June 8, 1678
Age 41
Stamford, Fairield County, Connecticut Colony