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About Mary Bonnet
Daughter of Captain William Allamby and Susanna (MacKee) Allemby, his wife, who were married in St Michael's Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados on February 17, 1683.
Grandaughter of William and Eleanor Allamby, who were amongst the earliest settlers on the island of Barbados.
Mary Allamby was born in Barbados about 1690; her sisters included Susanah, Elizabeth, Margaret, Jeane, and Barbara Allamby.
On November 21, 1709, Mary married Stede Bonnet, a planter who had inherited the St Michael Parish estate known as 'Upton Plantation' from his father at an early age. The groom was 21 years of age, and the bride was 19
Mary and Stede had four children:
- Mary Bonnet, abt 1710 -
- Allamby Bonnet, May 1712 - bef 1715
- Edward Bonnet, Sept 1713 - Aug 1751
- Stede Bonnet, Sept 1714 - abt 1764
Mary Bonnet found herself deserted by her husband in 1717, when Stede sailed off in a purchased ship on what was believed to be 'a business trip'. Whether or not news of Stede's "adventures" on the high seas reached home to Barbados, Mary was widowed less than 2 years later -- Stede Bonnet the notorious "gentleman pirate" was hanged with his crew at White Point, Charlestown, Carolina on December 10, 1718.
On June 5, 1725, Mary married secondly to David Rycroft of St Thomas Parish; both parties were about 35 years of age and it is not known whether there were any children of the union.
The surname Allamby has been found in Barbados with various spellings, among them Allamby, Allumbey, Allemby, Allenby and others. The Allamby name continues in use today on the Island.