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Mary Emery (Webster)

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: February 3, 1709 (82)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Webster, of Ipswich and Mary Emery
Wife of John Emery, IV
Mother of Mary Sawyer; Hannah Bartlett (Emery); John Emery; Bethiah Bodwell; Sarah Bailey and 9 others
Sister of Sarah Webster; John Webster, Jr.; Israel Webster; Hannah Emerson; Stephen Webster, Sr and 9 others
Half sister of Emery Emery; Jonathan Emery; Ensign Stephen Emery and John Emery

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About Mary Emery

Alternative death date: March 9

According to some sites, in 1648, Mary Webster married John Emery Jr. who was the child of John Emery and his first wife, Alice Grantham.

After John Sr became a widower, he then married Mary Webster's widowed mother, whose maiden name was Mary Shatswell. John Sr and Mary Shatswell then had a son named Jonathan and a daughter named Ebenezer. (And John Jr and Mary Webster had 13 children.)

Charles Edward Emery II (Gangie) was a descendant of a child from each of John Emery Sr's marriages---John Jr. and Mary Webster were ancestors of Polly Clapp Pratt, and Jonathan was an ancestor of Livingston Emery.

According to this well-documented site, though, John Jr's wife was not Mary Webster.

"Please note that despite frequent claims to the contrary, John's wife was not his stepsister Mary Webster[11,89]. Torrey postulates that she is Mary WHIPPLE, "dau. of Matthew not accounted for"[57]."

Have changed /Anna (Batt) Emery to read as Mary Webster see the documentation under John [Jr] III about the controversy of his wives and also at

Children with John Webster (FIRST HUSBAND)

John Jr









Mary WEBSTER13 was born in 1630 in Of, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 3 February 1709 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She has Ancestral File Number 22B7-52.

(1) "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts," by David W. Hoyt (New England Hi story Press, Somersworth, NH, 1981; reprint 1897-1919) p.153,343.

(2) NEHGS "NEXUS," Vol. IV, No. 3, Jun/Aug 1987, and Vol. VIII, No. 2, Apr/May 1991, p.66. Co rrections to Ancestry of Josiah Bartlett, Vol. III, No. 6, Dec 1986, by Gary Boyd Roberts. Ci tes: (a) Clarence A. Torrey in TAG 17:96-97.

(3) "The Pioneers of Massachusetts," by Charles Henry Pope (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore , 1969; reprint 1900) p.484.

(4) "Genealogical Records of Descendants of John and Anthony Emery," by Rev. Rufus Emery, Par t 1, p.2. Family Tree Maker CS71.E535.

Birth: (1,3,4) d/o John Webster/Mary Shatswell. (3) Under 21 in Nov 1646 (b. after 1625).

Marriage to John Emery: (1,3,4) 2 Oct 1648. (1) There is some question as to the date of marr iage, whether it is the marriage of his father John to Mrs. Mary Webster, or this John to Mis s Mary Webster. The original Newbury, MA record reads, "John Emery m. Mary Wesbter, Oct. __ . " The date just before is 1648, and the one just after is 1651. The Newbury town copy insert s "wid. John of Ip." and "29, 1650." It looks as if the date of marriage for John Sr., 29 Oc t 1650, and the date of marriage for this John, 2 Oct 1648, are different interpretations o f the one original record "Oct __." The age of John Jr. and the date of birth of his first ch ild (24 Jun 1652) render 1650 or 1651 a more probable date for this marriage. (2a) Only one E mery-Webster marriage took place, namely John Emery and Mary (Shatswell) Webster, widow of Jo hn Webster.

Death: (1) 3 Feb 1709/10. (4) 4 Feb 1709.

(3) 1646, 4 Nov: Division of the estate of John Webster was made to the 8 minor children at t he desire of the widow Mary. Mary, Stephen and Hannah to have equal shares in the island boug ht of widow Andrews, all at 21 years of age.

  • *********Daughter Mary is mentioned in the petition to the General Court of Mary Webster, wi dow of John Webster in 1645/1646.
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Mary Emery's Timeline

January 1, 1627
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
June 24, 1652
Age 25
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
April 26, 1654
Age 27
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
September 12, 1656
Age 29
October 15, 1658
Age 31
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 26, 1660
Age 33
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
March 23, 1662
Age 35
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
September 6, 1666
Age 39
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 16, 1668
Age 41
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States