Mary Abbe

Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

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Mary Abbe (Loring)

Birthplace: Marshwood, Dorset, England
Death: September 9, 1672
Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Loring, Sr. and Bridget Loring
Wife of John Abbe(Y) and John Abbe, Sr., of Salem
Mother of Mary Maxcy; Sarah Mercy Abbey; Rebecca Kimball; Obadiah Abbe; Samuel Abbe and 4 others
Sister of Jane Loring; William Loring; John Loring; Bridget Loring; Abraham Loring and 5 others

Occupation: Keeping House
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About Mary Abbe

Mary Loring

  • Born about 1615 in Marshwood, Dorset, England
  • * Died 9 Sep 1672 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, USA {disputed}
  • Daughter of William Loring and Bridget (Sanders) Loring
  • Wife of John Abbe Jr. — married about 1634 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts {disputed}
  • Mother of John Abbe, Samuel Abbe, Sarah Abbey, Marah Abbe, Obadiah Abbe, Rebecca (Abbe) Kimball and Thomas Abbe I



Birth and Christening

A record of a christening can be found in the Dorset Registers as set out below. There is little room for doubt that this is the correct record for this profile.

Mary Loringe,

  • Christening 15 Oct 1615 Marshwood, Marshwood, Dorset, England;
  • Father: William Loringe,
  • Mother: Bridget.[1]

The original information with regard to the birth is incorrect in that case: Birth 15 OCT 1615 Canonicorum, Whitechurch, Dorset, England (See GENi record with this information) The profile has been amended to reflect the new information.


Marriage: ABT 1635 <citation required> marriage research note

There is reason to believe that Mary Loring did not in fact emigrate to America. A marriage record exists in historical records, i.e. fact not fiction, for a Mary Loring in the same place as her birth shown above.[2]

  • Name: *Thur Baker
  • Event Type: Marriage
  • Event Date: 7 Oct 1636
  • Event Place: Marshwood, Marshwood, Dorset, England
  • Spouse's Name: Mary Loring
  • Entry Number: 3795
  • GS Film Number: 2427533
  • Digital Folder Number: 004508536
  • Image Number: 00558

This marriage if it is the same person would make her 21 at the time of marriage. The age is suitable, the locations match.

In addition to this the record for Mary marrying John Abbe is based on an unsourced record in Find A Grave with a birth date in 1617 and in a village the other side of the county. It is further known that Deacon Thomas Loring was the first of the Lorings in America yet the well researched Loring Genealogy makes no note of this Mary.

First wife of John Abbe, Sr.

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Mary Abbe's Timeline

October 15, 1615
Marshwood, Dorset, England
October 15, 1615
Marshwood, Dorset, England
October 15, 1615
Canonicorum, Dorset, England, Whitechurch
December 14, 1637
Age 22
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 22
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 29
Salem, Massachusetts
Age 31
Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts Colony, BCA
Age 32
Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
Age 32
Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)