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Mary Appleton (Oliver)

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Newbury, (Present Essex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: February 15, 1696 (55)
Ipswich, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Oliver and Joanna Gerrish
Wife of Col. Samuel Appleton, Jr.
Mother of John Appleton; Lieut. Oliver Appleton; Joannah Whipple; Joseph Appleton; Mary Appleton and 2 others
Half sister of Capt. John Gerrish; Joseph Gerrish; William Gerrish; Abigail Gerrish; Benjamin Gerrish and 5 others

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THERE IS A INCONSISTANCY IN THIS INFORMATION, JOAN IS LISTED AS PERCIVAL'S DAU., MARRYING JOHN OLIVER & WILLIAM GERRISH, BUT IN ONE BIT IT STATES THAT "William Gerrish, who came over with the Lowles and subsequently m. Percival's sister, Mrs. Joanna Oliver, widow of John Oliver."

  • 'The historic genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899 (1899)
  • 1. PERCIVAL LOWELL1 (Lowle), b. in England 1571, "Percefall dyed Jan. 8, 1664 at Newbury, Mass. M. in England Rebecca ___ , d. in Newbury, Mass. Dec. 28, 1645.
  • He was therefore 68 years of age when he came to New England, and 93 when he d. .....
  • They had in Bristol. England, a large mercantile establishment under the firm name of "Percival Lowle and Co." This firm was composed of the father Percival, the son John, and perhaps the son Richard, and possible William Gerrish, who came over with the Lowles and subsequently m. Percival's sister, Mrs. Joanna Oliver, widow of John Oliver.
  • 1653 Percival Lowell was appraiser of the estate of Thomas Millard of Newbury. Mass. This Thos. Millard m. Abigail Goodale, sister of Elizabeth, wife of John Lowell, oldest son of Percival.
  • Children of Percival1 [1] and Rebecca ___ Lowell:
    • 4. III. JOAN or Joanna2, b. in England 1609. d. in Newbury, Mass. June 14, 1677, age 58 years ; m. 1st in England 1639, John Oliver, b. in Bristol, England 1613, d. in Newbury. Mass. before June 1642, age 29 years. He and wife, Joan, must have been married just before emigrating to New England, as they were m. in 1639 and came over the same year with Percival Lowle and settled in Newbury, Mass. He was an importer of English goods, and left at d. an estate inventoried at £420. They had :
      • ' 1. Mary Oliver, b. in Newbury. Mass. June 7, 1640, d. in Ipswich, Mass. Feb. 15, 1698, and is there buried: m. Dec. 8, 1656. as his second wife. Samuel2 (Samuel1) Appleton of Ipswich, Mass, b. in England 1624, d. in Ipswich, Mass May 15, 1696, second son of Samuel1 Appleton and Mary Everard. Samuel2 Jr., was b. in Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, was bapt. there in 1624, and came to New England with his parents 1635, and settled in Ipswich, Mass. Samuel2 Jr. , was a man of great local prominence in civil and military affairs. He and his wife Mary Oliver were, through Isaac and Oliver Appleton, the progenetors of the well known publishers, D. Appleton & Co. , of Boston and New York.
      • ' The Appletons' have a Coat of Arms as follows :
      • ' "Argent, a fess sable between three apples Gules, leaved and stalked Vert."
      • ' They had, all b. in Ipswich, Mass.:
        • (1) John Appleton, b. 1660.
        • (2) Isaac Appleton, b. 1664.
        • (3) Joanna Appleton; m. 1st Matthew Whipple, d. Oct. 30. 1725. m. 2nd Rev. Edward Payson of Portland, Maine.
        • (4) Joseph Appleton, b. June 5, 1674, d. 1676.
        • (5) Oliver Appleton, b. June, 1676, d. June 30. 1676.
        • (6) Mary Appleton, b. June 1676. d. June 9, 1676.
        • (7) Oliver Appleton. b. 1677.
        • (8) Mary Appleton, b. Oct. 20, 1679, d. 1689.
      • ' Through Isaac and Oliver she was the ancestor of most bearing the name Appleton in New England and N. Y. State.
    • Joan m 2nd in Newbury, Mass. April 17, 1644, Captain William Gerrish, b. in Bristol, England Aug. 20, 1617, d. in Salem, Mass. Aug. 9, 1687. It is said that Captain Gerrish, while in England, belonged to the mercantile firm of Percival Lowle & Co.. of Bristol, and that he came to Newbury. Mass., in 1639, with Percival Lowle and family.
    • The captain was a man of great energy and much prominence, and filled many civic offices. He was a captain in the early Indian wars and one of his granddaughters was long a captive among the Indians. Captain Gerrish and Joan were the ancestors of the large and eminent Gerrish family of New England. The next year after the d. of his wife, Joan, Captain Gerrish removed to Boston, Mass. , where he m. widow Ann Manning, by whom he had one son, Henry Gerrish. Joan had by Captain Gerrish :
      • 1. Captain John Gerrish, b. May 15, 1646, d. 1714 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Major Richard Waldron of Dover, N. H. He was a lawyer, captain, sheriff; was made freeman 1689 ; was representative from Bellamy 1684 : member of the Convention 1689, and a judge. They had : .....
      • 2. Abigail Gerrish, b. May 10, 1647.
      • 3. Dr. William Gerrish, b. June 6, 1648, d at Charleston May 10, 1683 ; m. Ann ___ .
      • 4. Rev. Joseph Gerrish, b. March 23, 1650, d. June 6, 1720:
      • m. Anna, dau. of Major Richard Waldron of Dover, N. H. He was settled as minister at Wendham 1673. They had : .....
      • 5. Hon. Benjamin Gerrish, b. Jan. 13, 1652, d. April 2, 1713; m. Oct. 24, 1676. Hannah Buck, d. at Salem July 2, 1713. He was made freeman 1681, and was collector of His Majesty's customs.
      • 6. Elizabeth Gerrish, b. Sept. 20, 1654, d. Nov. 19, 1678.
      • 7. Colonel Moses Gerrish, b. May 9, 1656, d. Dec. 4, 1694; m. Sept. 24, 1677, Jane, dau. of Henry Sewell.
      • 8. Mary Gerrish, b. May 9, 1658; m. Oct. 23, 1676, Dr. John Dole, b. Aug. 10, 1648, son of the first Richard of Newbury. They had : ....
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Mary Appleton's Timeline

December 23, 1627
Newbury, Essex, MA
June 7, 1640
Newbury, (Present Essex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 19
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 26
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 29
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 29
June 5, 1674
Age 33
Ipswich, Ess., Mass.
February 15, 1696
Age 55
Ipswich, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 55
Ipswich, Essex, Mass.