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Humphrey Wyeth, II

Also Known As: "Wythe"
Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: March 13, 1638 (43-51)
Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Wythe and Emme Jannings
Husband of Susanna Wyeth
Father of Abigail Chadwell; Amie Carle (Wyeth) and Ann Pearson

Managed by: Günther Kipp
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Immediate Family

About Humphrey Wyeth, II


  • m. 8 Apr. 1616 Nacton, Suffolk, SUSANNA PAKEMAN (m.2. Samuel Greenfield)
  • d. after 1635 Ipswich, MA
  • Adm. 13 Mar. 1638/9 Ipswich.

Humphrey was in Ipswich, MA in 1635 and died soon afterwards. Susanna's second husband, Samuel Greefield, took over the property without authority before March 1638/9. George Gidding and Richard Lumpkyn were named overseers for the children. The court was ordered to settle the estate. Samuel was appointed the adminstrator and the court ordered the sale of the house, house lot, a planting lot of six acres and a farm of 120 acres as well as the sale of other items from the estate. The proceeds were given to Samuel to bring up the five minor children, the older, married children had already received their portions.Issue-

  • I. Abigail- m.1. Thomas Jones, 2. Thomas Chadwell
  • II. Mary- m. Abraham Perkins
  • III. Susanna- m.1. ?, 2. John Bursley
  • IV. Benjamin- He was an apprentice to Abraham Perkins for 7 years from 29 Sept. 1638.
  • V. Joseph-
  • VI. Em- m. Richard Carle, unmarried in Dec. 1649
  • VII. Sarah- m. David Wheeler
  • 2 VIII. ANN- m.1. WILLIAM (1) TAYLOR, 2. George Pearson. Ann witnessed a Brusley deed as Ann Wyeth 25 March 1648.
Ref: "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire"- p.773

Humphrey Wyeth - WikiTree

  • Born 1591 [location unknown]
  • Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
  • [sibling(s) unknown]
  • Husband of Susanna Pakeman — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
  • Father of Ann Wyeth
  • Died 1638 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Humphrey Wyeth

  • born 1591 Ipswich, Suffolk, England
  • died ca 16xx at Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Father: Benjamin Wyethe
  • Mother: Emme Jannings
  • Wife: Susannah Pakeman

The confusion of his surname may come into play because on the MyHeritage side this is found:

  • Humphrey Wise
  • FamilySearch Family Tree
  • Birth: Circa 1591 - Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Death: Mar 26 1639
  • Wife: Susanna Tidd
  • Daughter: Susannah WISE



Found this warning about him: I am trying to find information on Sir Humphrey Wise. I have no information on him except he was supposed to be the son of Benjamin Wise and was married to Susan Pakeman, born 1596 in Suffolk, England. I now find a Humphrey Wise, born 1591, married to Susannah Tidd, she from Hillmorton, Warwickshire. This Humprhey is shown by many references to be my ancestor as they list his daugther as Alice who married Moses Cox. Can anyone help me out. Thanks By the way, this Humphrey is supposedly the son of John Wise.

There is a false pedigree and connection to Humphrey Wise, but it's been so many years I cannot remember the specifics, and it's buried deep somewhere in many filing cabinets. Be very wary of this line. I recall that it was shown on one chart in a genealogy. My suggestions would be: (1) Work back generation by generation from the immigrant. (2) Pay very close attention to the chronology, as it seems to my recollection that the line as they proposed became chronologically impossible.

Humphrey Wise, the immigrant to Massachusetts, about whom you enquired, was not knighted. There was a good article detailing his English origin and ancestry published about three or four years ago in NEHGR or TAG. DR


  • 1590. Humphrey WYETH (RN=310), b 1591 at Harkstead, Suffolk, Eg, d wp 26 Mar 1639 at Ipswich, Ma, m to Susanna PAKEMAN (RN=311) 26 Mar 1616 at Ipswich, Suffolk, Eg, Source(s): PH13:541; PH156:V7:165-166; MD14:V16:85.
  • 1591. Susanna PAKEMAN (RN=311), b ca 159x at Ipswich, Suffolk, Eg, d ca 16xx at Exeter, Nh, Source(s): PH13:541; PH156:V7:165-166; MD14:V16:85.
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Was effected by Vandalism 28 Jul. 2013; corrected


  • Humphrey Wythe
  • Birth: 1591, England
  • Death: 1638 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Humphrey Wythe was born by about 1591 (based on date of marriage). He & his wife came from Woolverstone, Suffolk to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 (based on landholding at Ipswich in 1635).
  • He married at Nacton, Suffolk, 8 April 1616 Susan Pakeman, bp. Nacton 8 March 1597, daughter of Christopher Pakeman.
  • Humphrey Wythe and his family resided in the late 1620s and early 1630s in Woolverstone, Suffolk, where the minister was TIMOTHY DALTON {1637, Dedham}.
  • Humphrey died by 4 March 1638/9 & his widow married (2) by 1639 STEPHEN GREENFIELD {1637, Salem}.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Susan Pakeman Wythe
  • Children:
    • Margaret Wythe (1616 - 1626)*
    • Emma Wythe (1624 - 1625)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 60381842
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  • Susan Pakeman Wythe
  • Birth: unknown, England
  • Death: unknown Massachusetts, USA
  • Wythe married at Nacton, Suffolk, 8 April 1616 Susan Pakeman, bp. Nacton 8 March 1597, daughter of Christopher Pakeman.
  • They had ten known children:
    • 1. MARGARET WYTHE, bp. Nacton 19 January 1616/7; bur. Woolverston, Suffolk, 9 June 1626.
    • 2. MARY WYTHE, b. about 1618 (d. Hampton 29 May 1706 aged eighty-eight years); probably m. by about 1637 ABRAHAM PERKINS {1639, Hampton} (two eldest known children, not described as twins, bp. Hampton 15 December 1639; see COMMENTS below).
    • 3. SUSANNA WYTHE, b. say 1620; m. by an unknown date John Bursley of Hampton and Exeter (see COMMENTS below).
    • 4. ABIGAIL WYTHE, bp. Woolverstone 30 May 1622; m. (1) by 1639 THOMAS JONES {1637, Newbury} (only child bp. Hampton 29 October 1639); m. (2) after 1666 Thomas Chadwell.
    • 5. EMME WYTHE, bp. Woolverstone 30 September 1624; bur. there 28 September 1625.
    • 6. BENJAMIN WYTHE, bp. Woolverstone 15 December 1626; on 26 March 1639, the court ordered that "Benjamin Wise eldest son to the said Humfry Wise deceased shall be with Abraham Perkins of Hampton as an apprentice, and him to serve for the space of seven years from the 20th day of September last past;" on 27 May 1649, "Samewell Grenfeld, late of Exseter, sold to Edward Colcord of Hamton, all his upland, marsh, meadow and commonage granted to him or due to him from the town of Hamton, except that part which said Grenfeld had sold to Thomas Joones or Benjeman Wiss;" no further record.
    • 7. EMME WYTHE, b. say 1628; on 26 December 1649, "William Howard and Mary Perkins deposed that a bill was due to Em Wise or Wyth, daughter of the wife of Samuell Greenfeild; that Greenfeild altered it, putting in his name instead of that of his daughter-in-law, and assigned it to Joseph Armitage. Continued to the next county court at Boston on charge of forgery, the court being informed that he was in the prison at Boston;" possibly m. Richard Carle of Dover and Kittery (see COMMENTS below).
    • 8. SARAH WYTHE, b. say 1630; m. Newbury 11 May 1650 David Wheeler, son of John Wheeler.
    • 9. ANN WYTHE, bp. Woolverstone 18 October 1632; on 25 March 1648, "Ann Wise" witnessed a document made by "John Busly" of Exeter; m. (1) by about 1654 William Taylor ("She deposed in 1714 about her first husband 60 years before"); m. (2) Exeter 2 April 1677 George Pearson .
    • 10. JOSEPH WYTHE, bp. Woolverstone 4 September 1634 ; perhaps the "Jo. –yfe" who witnessed for Samuel Greenfield on 24 April 1649; on 26 March 1650, "Joseph With being committed to Georg[e] Gittens for his disposal the court orders that if Edward Gillman doth not within one month make it appear that he hath a right to him, then the said Georg[e] Gittens to bind him forth to some trade in this town;" no further record.
  • He died by 4 March 1638/9 & she married (2) by 1639 STEPHEN GREENFIELD {1637, Salem}.
  • COMMENTS: The evidence for the marriages of some of the daughters of Humphrey Wythe is not as strong as we might like. The probate proceedings for Humphrey Wythe stated on 26 March 1639 that "he left a wife & five children, Benjamin, Joseph, Em[me], Sarah and Ann, besides some that were married and had received their portions," implying that we are looking for at least two children, in addition to the five named here, who had already married by 1639. We note first that the two sons named above left only a handful of records in New England, and evidently died young, unmarried and without issue. Furthermore, there is no evidence for any older sons of Humphrey Wythe, so we are searching for two or more daughters who had married by 1639.
  • Our strongest records for tying this family together come from one of these older daughters, Abigail, who first married Thomas Jones and then Thomas Chadwell. That Humphrey Wythe had such a daughter was demonstrated in 1993 by the publication of the record of her baptism at Woolverstone, Suffolk, on 30 May 1622.
  • .... etc.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Humphrey Wythe (1591 - 1638)*
  • Children:
    • Margaret Wythe (1616 - 1626)*
    • Emma Wythe (1624 - 1625)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 60381886
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Humphrey Wyeth, II's Timeline

Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Age 31
Age 35
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Age 39
Woolverstone, Suffolk, England
March 13, 1638
Age 47
Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire