Lydia "Hannah" Cary

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Lydia "Hannah" Cary (Brett)

Birthplace: Probably Bridgewater, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: before January 1724
Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of "Elder" William Brett, of Bridgewater and Margaret Brett
Wife of Francis Cary
Mother of Samuel Carey; Ephraim Cary; Mary Whitman; Lydia Edson and Melatiah / Mehitabel Lucas
Sister of William Brett; Elihu Brett; Alice Hayward; Nathaniel Brett, Sr.; Margaret Brett and 2 others

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About Lydia "Hannah" Cary

Since Lydia is not mentioned in the will, we assume she died before January 1723/24.

Daughter of William Brett & Margaret Ford. Married Francis Cary

Their children

  1. Meletiah Cary b: ABT 1685 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA
  2. Samuel Cary b: ABT 1677 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA
  3. Ephraim Cary b: BET 1678 AND 1679 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA
  4. Mary Cary b: ABT 1681 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA
  5. Lydia Cary b: ABT 1683 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA


From Goodenow, L. B. The Brett Genealogy: I. The Bretts in England. II. William Brett. III. Roger Brett. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Murray and Emery Co., 1915), 38.

(4) LYDIA, born ____.

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From Finter, RoseMari, "John Turner and Francis Cary of Bridgewater, Mass., and Their Wives Hannah and Lydia Brett," The American Genealogist Vol. 61, p. 129.

There is good evidence that Francis Cary was married to Lydia Brett, not her sister Hannah Brett. The spouses of these sisters are often listed incorrectly. Lydia married Francis Cary, Hannah married John Turner.

From   Latham, Williams. Epitaphs in old Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Henry T. Pratt, 1882), 188.

There was another house-well still to be seen-about half-way between Mr. Strong's house and Matfield river, on the old Cary farm. The late Dea. John Whitman is said to have gone to school in this house. Of course, the house must have been standing as late as 1740. It was, no doubt, the residence of Francis Cary, son of the old town clerk, who was brought up with Samuel Tomkins, and had his estate in East Bridgewater, and who married Hannah [SIC: Lydia] Brett as early as 1685, and who had five children; Ephraim, one of the oldest, married Hannah Waldo, 1709, and had five children, 1709-1716, owned and lived upon his father's homestead and house, and died 1765, aged 87.

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Lydia "Hannah" Cary's Timeline

Probably Bridgewater, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Age 24
Bridgewater, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Age 26
Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
Age 28
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Age 30
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Age 32
Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
January 1724
Age 71
Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
October 3, 1959
Age 71
November 16, 1959
Age 71