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Mary Coney (Atwater)

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joshua Atwater and Mary Higginson
Wife of Capt. John Clark, of Boston and John "the goldsmith" Coney
Mother of Mary Lloyd; Mehitable Foxcroft; Anna Foxcroft and Abigail Bromfield
Sister of Samuel Atwater; Anna Dummer and Joshua Atwater

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About Mary Coney


1726, March 12: When John Coney's widow died, Sewall wrote the following account of her funeral. He gives it under date of April 9, 1726, but Jeremiah Bumstead, another old diarist, states that on March 12, 1726, "Dyed Mrs. Conney, y" goldsmith's widdow".

."Mrs. Mary Atwater, a person of great prudence and piety and good education: first Mr John Clark married her by whom she had her eldest daughter Mary, first Pemberton, now Campbell. When she was a widow, Mr. John Coney married her, being a Widower, by whom he had four daughters. Mr. Coney died more than three years ago; and now his widow died somewhat suddenly on Tuesday morning, April 12 [this must be an error of his for March, since he writes the account the ninth of April] and was interred in one of the new Tombs of the South burying place: Bearers Samuel Sewall, John Clark, Esquire, Samuel Brown, Esquire, Thomas Finch, Esquire, Samuel Checkley, Esquire, Captain John Ballantine. Was buried from her daughter Bromfield's. His honor, the Lieutenant Governor, followed his Aunt as a Mourner and his Lady. Thus death by its regardless strobe mows down all before it, making no distinction between our most prudent and Charming Friends and others. May we learn more entirely to delight and trust in God who is altogether lovely and lives forever. Three Sams being bearers together on the right side occasioned my binding all the bearers up together in the band: 'Three Sams, two Johns and one good Tom Bore prudent Mary to her tomb."

"Ancestors and Descendants of John Coney of Boston, England and Boston, Massachusetts" by Mary Loving Holman; pp. 59-71; Rumford Press; Concord, Massachusetts; 1928 (HeritageQuest)

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Mary Coney's Timeline

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
May 3, 1681
Age 22
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 38
January 1700
Age 41
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
September 11, 1726
Age 67
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States