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Mary Emery (Shatswell)

Also Known As: "Mary (Shatswell) Webster Emery", "Emery"
Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: April 28, 1694 (84-92)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Deacon John William Shatswell, Sr and Judith Shatswell
Wife of John Webster, of Ipswich and John Emery, III
Mother of Sarah Webster; John Webster, Jr.; Mary Emery; Israel Webster; Hannah Emerson and 7 others
Sister of Margaret Corwin; Elizabeth Shatswell; Richard Shatswell; John Shatswell; Curwin Shatswell and 4 others

Occupation: Married John Webster 11/4/1630 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England and then John Emery Sr., 10/29/1650 in Newbury, MA.
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About Mary Emery

Shatswell cottage AND a funny story of relatives

Early Inhabitants of Ipswich page 11 > names Mary as "widow Webster" and conveyance of land on Nov. 30, 1646. The locale is "labor in vain creek west" etc. {name other abutting land owners}


I am not comfortable with Webster - Shatswell marriage taking place in England; I also have no proof of birth this was sent on a group sheet to me. could possibly be from Boston Transcript as I've not seen that m. 2) John Emery prob. 2/29 Oct. 1647 Newbury,Ma. [Note his son John Emery Jr. m. Mary Webster (d/o of John and Mary (Shatswell) Webster 2 Oct. 1648 Newbury, Ma. and there has been confusion over the dates]. He second marriage possible took place a year after John Webster's death and when John Emerys bond in the Travers case was discharged - he was fined Sep. 1646 for attentions towards Bridget w/o Henry Travers

Inventory of John Webster's lands and goods sworn to 29:7:1646 by his widow, Mary Webster, who is appointed administratrix. (Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 5)

Petition of Mary widow of John Webster, that her eldest son, John, should have the land called the farm, of about 32 acres, which lyeth between Mr. Rogers oxe pasture and Thomas Bishop's farm, when he is twenty-one years, he to pay Nathan the youngest child 5li at fourteen years or if he refuse that Elizabeth, Abigail and Israell have 20 nobles each, when twenty one; the dwelling house and 6 acres of land tied to make it good. The Court, Nov 4, 1646, granted that the estate be ordered as the widow desired and apointed her administratrix, to give bond for security in such sum as the next Ipswich court shall approve and receive of her the inventory amount to 147li. 5s. (Mass Bay Colony Records, vol 2, p. 184.) John Emery of Newbury married Mary, widow of John Webster, late of Ipswich, and she had power from the Court to administer and dispose of his goods to his children. Some of the children now grown, almost ready to receive their portions, John Emery petitions for liberty to sell the Island which is devided to three of the children, and also the house and 6 acres of land which was bound to make good the 20li. to the other three, and upon grant of this, binds himself to pay the children the full price he shall sell it at, and to the other three children, who are to have 20 nobles, to make good to them the 8li. apiece and to pay the daughter their portions at eighteen and the sons at twenty-one years. (Mass Archives, vol 15B, p. 147) The above petition was granted Oct 14, 1651. (Mass Bay Colony Records, vol. 3, p. 254) Source: Printed "Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts; 1635 - 1681," In three volumes,The Essex Institute; Salem, MA; 1916 (Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 5)

11 Nov 1696 docket # 8994: Mary Emery's will

She married second, October 29, 1650, John Emery, Sr., of Newbury, and removed with him to Haverhill. He and his son. John Emery, were appointed guardians of Israel Webster, aged eighteen ; and Nathan Webster, aged sixteen, at their request November 26, 1662. The family removed to Newbury from Ipswich. Administration was granted to John Webster's widow Mary, November 4, 1646, and later at her desire devision was made to the eight minor children : to the eldest son John the farm, he paying to the youngest son five pounds or quarter of the value of the farm ; Mary, Stephen and Hannah to have equal shares in the island .bought of Widow Andrews; Elizabeth, Abigail and Israel to have twenty nobles apiece ; all at twenty-one years of age

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Mary Shatswell and her first husband, John Webster, had at least 8 children:

John, Mary, Stephen, Hannah, Elisabeth, Abigail, Israel and Nathan.

After John Webster died, Mary married John Emery Sr. on 29 October 1647. They had a daughter named Ebenezer and a son named Jonathan.

According to some sources, when Mary Shatswell married John Emery Sr., her daughter Mary Webster was already married to John Emery Jr.

But according to

John Emery Jr was not married to Mary Webster, but another Mary. If that's true, we need to break the line between Mary Shatswell and John Jr's wife. But Mary Shatswell would still be an ancestor since she is the mother of Jonathan Emery, ancestor of Livingston Emery.


First Generation

1. Mary Shatswell-452 was born Oct 1606 in Sibbertoft, Northants, England and was christened in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. She died 28 Apr 1694 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Mary married (1-MRIN:201) John Emery-445, son of John Emery-630 and Alice Bante-631 (MRIN:236), about 1647 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. John was born 29 Sep 1598 in Romsey, Hampshire, England and was christened 29 Sep 1598 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. He died 3 Nov 1683 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

2 F i. Ebenezer EMERY-1080 was born 14 Sep 1648 in Newbury, Essex, Massachuesetts and was christened 16 Sep 1638 in Newbury, Essex, Massachuesetts. She died 28 Apr 1694 in Newbury, Essex, Massachuesetts.

Ebenezer married (MRIN:285) John Hoag-527, son of Richard Hoag-537 and Joan-925 (MRIN:286), on 21 Apr 1669 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. John was born 4 Jan 1643 in , , England or Wales and was christened 21 Jan 1646 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He died 1728 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

3 M ii. Jonathan Emery-366 was born 13 May 1652 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 29 Sep 1723 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Jonathan married (MRIN:173) Mary Woodman-367, daughter of Edward Woodman-545 and Mary Goodridge-546 (MRIN:202), on 25 Nov 1676 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Mary was born 29 Sep 1654 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She died 13 Sep 1723 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Mary also married (2-MRIN:242) John Webster-658, son of Thomas WEBSTER-495 and Margaret-481 (MRIN:258), on Oct 1627 in England. John was born Oct 1604 in Ipswich, Yorkshire, England and was christened 27 Jan 1605 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He died 29 Sep 1646 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts and was buried 1646 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

4 F iii. Mary Webster-480 was born about 1630 in <Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts>. She died 3 Feb 1709 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Mary married (MRIN:240) John Emery Jr.-449, son of John Emery-445 and Alice Grantham-446 (MRIN:235), on 2 Oct 1648 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. John was born 12 Jun 1628 in Romsey, Hampshire, , England and was christened 3 Feb 1628 in Romsey, Hampshire, , England. He died 3 Aug 1693 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

5 M iv. John Webster-659 was born 1632/1633 in <England> and was christened 1632. He died 18 Oct 1716 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

John married (MRIN:349) Anne Batt-665 on 13 Jun 1653 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Anne was born 1632 in <Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts>. She died 18 Oct 1716.

6 F v. Hannah Webster-663 was born about 1635 in <Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts>. She died 4 Jul 1658 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

Hannah married (MRIN:356) Micheal Emerson-671 on 1 Apr 1657. Micheal was born 1631 in <Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts>. He died about 1715.

7 M vi. Stephen Webster-660 was born 1637 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 10 Aug 1694 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts and was buried Aug 1694 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Stephen married (1-MRIN:351) Hannah Ayer-666 on 24 Mar 1663 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. Hannah was born 21 Dec 1644 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She died 24 Mar 1662/1663.

Stephen also married (2-MRIN:352) Judith ( ) Broad-667 on 26 May 1678 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. Judith was born 1657 in <Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts>.

8 F vii. Elizabeth WEBSTER-453 was born 1639 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. She died 1668 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachuetts.

Elizabeth married (MRIN:244) Samuel Simmons-672 on 1668 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. Samuel was born 1635 in <Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts>.

9 M viii. Isreal Webster-661 was born 1644 in <Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts>. He died 7 Dec 1683 in <Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts>.

Isreal married (1-MRIN:353) Elizabeth Brown or Browne-668 on 3 Jan 1665/1666 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth was born 1644 in <Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts>. She died 10 Oct 1668.

Isreal also married (2-MRIN:354) Elizabeth Lunt-669 on 9 Nov 1699. Elizabeth was born 1678 in <Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts>.

10 M ix. Nathan Webster-662 was born 1646 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts and was christened in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 25 Apr 1694 in Bradford, , Massachusetts and was buried in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.

Nathan married (MRIN:355) Mary Hazeltine-670 on 30 Jun 1673. Mary was born 1652 in <Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts>. She died 27 Mar 1735.

11 F x. Abigail Webster-664 was born about 1642 in <Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts>. She died 12 Aug 1712.

Abigail married (MRIN:357) Abraham Merrill-673 on 18 Jan 1660. Abraham was born 1638 in <Massachusetts>. He died 28 Nov 1722.

12 M xi. Thomas WEBSTER-482 was born 1652 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 1715.

13 F xii. Abigail WEBSTER-494 was born 16 Mar 1662 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. She died 12 Aug 1712 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Abigail married (MRIN:270) Abraham Merrill-673 on 18 Jan 1660 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Abraham was born 1638 in <Massachusetts>. He died 28 Nov 1722.

Progenitor of President of the United States, Franklin Pierce.

Mary (Shatswell) Webster was sister of John Shatswell {1633, Ipswich}, of Margaret (Shatswell) Curwen, wife of Matthias Curwen {1634, Ipswich}, & Theophilus Shatswell {1839, Ipswich} she married (1) by about 1631, John Webster. They had 8 known children: JOHN: b. by abt. 1631; m. Newbury 13 Jun 1653, Ann Batt, daughter of Nicholas Batt {1635, Newbury}. MARY: b. say 1634; living 14 Oct 1651, unmarried; no further record. STEPHEN: b. say 1636; m. (1) Haverhill, 24 Mar 1662/3, Hannah Ayer; m. (2) Haverhill, 26 May 1678, Judith (____) Broad, widow of William Broad. HANNAH: b. say 1638; m. Haverhill, 1 Apr 1657, Michael Emerson. ELIZABETH: b. say 1640; living 14 Oct 1651, unmarried; no further record. ABIGAIL: b. say 1642; m. Newbury, 18 Jan 1660/1, Abraham Merrill, son of Nathaniel Merrill {1638, Newbury}. ISRAEL: b. abt, 1644; m. (1) Newbury, 3 Jan 1665/6, Elizabeth Brown; m. (2) Newbury, 9 Nov 1669, Elizabeth Lunt, daughter of Henry Lunt {1634, Ipswich}. NATHAN: b. abt. 1646; m. by abt. 1674. Mary Haseltine, daughter of John Haseltine {1639, Rowley}. She married (2) Newbury 29 Oct 1647 John Emery {1635, Newbury}, with whom she had 2 children. She died at Newbury on 28 Apr 1694.John Emery married (2) in Newbury MA, 29 October 1647, Mary (Shatswell) Webster, sister of JOHN SHATSWELL {1633, Ipswich}, of THEOPHILUS SHATSWELL {1639, Ipswich}, and of Margaret (Shatswell) Curwen, wife of MATTHIAS CURWEN {1634, Ipswich}, and widow of JOHN WEBSTER {1634, Ipswich}. She died at Newbury 28 April 1694. They had two children: Ebenezer & Jonathan. Over the years John Emery expended considerable energy on the affairs of his stepchildren. On 14 October 1651, in "answer to the petition of John Emery, of Newbery, power is hereby granted him, according to his desire, to sell a certain island which was left to three of his wife's children, & also a house & six acres of land which was bound to make good twenty pounds to other three of her children, provided he give security to the County Court at Ipswich to pay the children the full price the land shall be sold for, & make the three children's twenty nobles apiece eight pounds apiece, & pay the daughters their portions at eighteen years, & the sons at twenty-one years old." On 30 March 1669, "John Emery, bringing in acquittances of the discharge of the portions ordered by the court, was to have his deed delivered, but one being incomplete, he and his son John Emery, jr., bound themselves to bring in an acquittance from the youngest child of John Webster." On 25 March 1662, "John Emery and wife Mary" sued James Merrick for "detaining and keeping Issraell Webster, son of the said Mary Emery, without consent of John Emery and wife Mary, or any other person who had oversight of him"; the case was withdrawn. On 25 November 1662, "Israell and Nathan Webster, sons of John Webster, deceased, presenting their desires in writing, together with their mother's consent, with John Cheny, sr., Rob[er]t Long and W[illia]m Elsly as witnesses, and said Israell Webster being present in Court and manifesting his desire also, that his father-in-law John Emory and brother-in-law John Emory, jr., might be appointed guardians, the court appointed them guardians, and also ordered that the bond given into Ipswich court for security for the children's portions remain in full force" Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study


  • b. 1606
  • d. 28 APR 1694 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: SHATSWELL, John
  • Mother: DILLINGHAM, Judith
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1624 Suffolk, England
  • Spouse: WEBSTER, John
  • b. 27 JAN 1604/5 Ipswich, England
  • d. 4 NOV 1646 Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: WEBSTER, Thomas
  • Mother: Margaret,
  • Children:
    • WEBSTER, Mary
    • WEBSTER, John
    • WEBSTER, Hannah
    • WEBSTER, Nathan
    • WEBSTER, Stephen
    • WEBSTER, Elizabeth
    • WEBSTER, Israel
    • WEBSTER, Abigail
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 29 OCT 1650 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Spouse:EMERY, John
  • Children:
    • EMERY, Jonathan
  • From:


  • Mary Shatswell1
  • F, #564, b. 1610, d. 28 April 1694
  • Father John Shatswell1 b. c 1574, d. 11 Feb 1646
  • Mother Judith Dillingham1 b. c 1578, d. 17 Apr 1648
  • Mary Shatswell was born in 1610 at Ipswich, Suffolk, England. She married John Webster, son of Thomas Webster and Elizabeth Ashton, circa 1627 at England.1 Mary Shatswell married Sgt. John Emery, son of John Emery and Agnes Northend, on 29 October 1647 at of Newbury, Essex, MA. Mary Shatswell died on 28 April 1694 at Newbury, Essex, MA.1
  • Family 1 John Webster b. 27 Jan 1605, d. 30 Mar 1646
  • Children
    • Mary Webster+ b. c 1630, d. 3 Feb 1709
    • Stephen Webster+ b. c 1637, d. 10 Aug 1694
    • Abigail Webster+ b. c 1642, d. 12 Aug 1712
  • Family 2 Sgt. John Emery b. 29 Sep 1598, d. 3 Nov 1683
  • Children
    • Ebeneezer Emery+ b. 16 Sep 1648, d. 28 Apr 1691 or 1694
    • Jonathan Emery b. 13 May 1652, d. 29 Sep 1723
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11674], Ancestors of Stanley Elmer Allen.
  • From:


From "The Haverhill Emersons," pg. 17: "Mary had three brothers who came to the same plantation and proved worthy men."

From Family Forest World Edition, Mary Shatswell was the widow of John Webster before marrying John Emery as his second wife. Her name is also shown as Mary Shotswell.


[S60] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol. II, pg. 448.

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Mary Emery's Timeline

Ipswich, Suffolk, England
January 1, 1627
Age 21
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 21
Newbury, Essex, MA, United States
Age 26
Ipswich, Essex, MA, United States
Age 28
Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 23, 1635
Age 29
Of Newbury, Or Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
August 1637
Age 31
Ipswich, Essex, MA, United States
Age 33
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 33