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Hannah Wilkins (Way)

Birthplace: Bridport, Dorset, England (United Kingdom)
Death: January 26, 1701 (84)
Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry ‘the Puritan’ Way and Elizabeth Way
Wife of Bray Wilkins
Mother of Samuel Wilkins; John Wilkins; Lydia Nichols Nichols; Thomas Wilkins; Margery Knight and 3 others
Sister of Lydia Way; Susanna Pelton and Lieutenant Richard Way
Half sister of Elizabeth Way; Henry Way 3rd and Aaron Way, Sr.

Managed by: Clifford h. Cobb
Last Updated:

About Hannah Wilkins

Bray Wilkins married by about 1636, Hannah Way, daughter of HENRY WAY. She was living on 26 January 1701/2 when she received joint executorship of her late husband's will.

They had 7 children: Samuel, John, Lydia Nichols, Thomas, Margaret Knight, Henry, & Benjamin.



Henry Way died 24 May 1667, aged 84 years, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. ["Henry Way Aged 84 Departed this Life the 24th (3 mo:) 1667"][12] His burial site is unknown.[13]. His (2nd or 3rd) wife Elizabeth died 23 (4) 1665, aged 84.

Their children:

  1. Hannah or Anna, bp. Bridport 3 March 1615[/6]; living in Salem, Mass., 26 Jan. 1701/2 m. by 1636 Bray Wilkins.
  2. LYDIA, bp. Bridport 23 August 1618; no further record.
  3. Susanna, bp. Bridport 14 October 1621; m. John Pelton [SLR 24:255].
  4. RICHARD, bp. Bridport 2 May 1624; deposed 1666 age about 42 (Pope p. 483); d. Boston 23 June 1697 m. (1) Hester Jones, daughter of Thomas and Ellen Jones; m. (2) [[Mayhew-293 Bethia, daughter of Thomas and Jane (Gallion'(Paine) Mayhew ; m. (3) Katharine...d. 28 April 1689, m. (4)1689 Hannah (Townsend)
  5. William Way born in 1628, did not marry Penelope Verren

"A" List

Our "A" List of those who were CERTAIN or HIGHLY PROBABLE passengers aboard the ship the Mary and John 1630. However, we have attempted to compile a new list of possible passengers and then rate them as follows:

WAY, HENRY a. 47 Bridport, Dorset

  • Elizabeth Batchelar, second wife a. 43 Bridport, Dorset
  • Henry Way Jr., son 19 Bridport, Dorset
  • Aaron Way, son 16 Bridport, Dorset
  • George Way, son a. 15 Bridport, Dorset
  • Hanna Way, daughter 15 Bridport, Dorset
  • Susanna Way, daughter 9 Bridport, Dorset
  • Richard Way, son 5 Bridport, Dorset

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Hannah Wilkins's Timeline

March 3, 1616
Bridport, Dorset, England (United Kingdom)
December 1636
Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
March 22, 1642
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
September 25, 1644
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
March 16, 1647
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
February 10, 1648
Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
July 17, 1651
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
June 1652
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Salem, Essex, MA