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Mary Gaylord (Bronson)

Also Known As: "Mary (Bronson) Wyatt Graves Allis"
Birthplace: Earl's Colne, Essex, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Brunson, of Farmington and Frances Bronson
Wife of John Wyatt; John Graves; William Allis and Capt. Samuel Gaylord
Mother of Sarah Wyatt; Mary Kimball; Hepzibah Pratt; John Wyatt; Dorcas Graves and 6 others
Sister of John Bronson; Dorcas Hopkins; Sarah Kilbourne; Jacob Bronson; John Brunson, Jr., of Waterbury and 2 others

Managed by: Janet Lynn Stanciu
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Immediate Family

About Mary Gaylord

Mary Bronson

  • Born about 1627 in Earl's Colne, Essex, England
  • Daughter of John (Brownson) Bronson and Frances (Hills) Bronson
  • Wife of John Wyatt — married 1647 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut,
  • Wife of John Graves — married July 20, 1671 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
  • Wife of William Allis — married June 25, 1678 [location unknown]
  • Wife of Samuel Gaylord — married March 16, 1681 [location unknown]
  • Mother of Hepzibah Elizabeth (Wyatt) Pratt, Joanna (Wyatt) Field and Elizabeth Wyatt
  • Died after 1690 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut


married John Graves after being a widow of John Wyatt. John Graves was in Hatfield in 1661 and killed in an Indian attack on sept. 19, 1677.

Mary, the widow, then married 3rd husband Lt. William Allis June 25, 1678 and 4th husband was Capt. Samuel Gaylord.

A history of Hatfield, Massachusetts

By D.W. Wells, p.410


  • Birth: 1627
  • Harwich, England
  • Death: 1688
  • Massachusetts, USA

She was baptized December 12, 1627 at Earl's Colne, Essex, England, the daughter of John Brownson and Frances Hills Brownson.

Her first husband was John Wyatt(1620-bef1668)of Haddam,CT. Her second husband was John Graves. Her third husband was William Allis(1613-1678). Her fourth husband was Samuel Gaylord.

Her death date is unknown, but she possibly lived past Sept 4, 1690(execution of Samuel Gaylord's will) and may have married a fifth husband.

Children(by first marriage): Mary Wyatt, John Wyatt Jr, Hepsibah Wyatt Pratt Sadd, Dorcas Wyatt, Sarah Wyatt Graves(mother of Isaac Graves Jr), Joanna Wyatt Field(mother of Joseph Field Jr and Jonathan Field), Hannah Wyatt, Elizabeth Wyatt Gunn(mother of Elizabeth Gunn Cooley), Israel Wyatt, and Margaret Wyatt.

Children(by second marriage): Nathaniel Graves.

Family links:

 John Bronson (1602 - 1680)
 Frances Hills Bronson (1605 - ____)

 John Graves (____ - 1677)*

 Joanna Wyatt Field (1663 - 1722)*
 Elizabeth Wyatt Gunn (1665 - 1737)*
 Nathaniel Graves (1671 - ____)*

 Mary Bronson Wyatt Graves (1627 - 1688)
 Sarah Bronson Kilbourn (1629 - 1711)*
 John Bronson (1631 - 1711)*
 Dorcas Bronson Hopkins (1633 - 1697)*
 Isaac Bronson (1645 - 1719)*
 Abraham Bronson (1647 - 1719)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Center Cemetery Whately Franklin County Massachusetts, USA

Maintained by: Dave Graves Originally Created by: P.K. Magruder Record added: Nov 26, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 31733622


Mary BRONSON was born on 12 December 1627 in St. Andrew's, Earl's Colne, Essex, England. She was christened on 12 December 1627 in Earls Colne, Essex, , , England.1 She died after 1694 at the age of 67.1 On 5 November 1668, administration on the estate of John Wyatt was g ranted to Mary Wyatt the relict, and John and Richard Brunson (her fathe r and uncle) were desired by the court to assist her. Parents: John BRONSON and Frances HILLS. Spouse: John WYATT. Mary BRONSON and John WYATT were married in 1645 in Farmington, Hartford,Connecticut.980,981 Children were: Mary WYATT, John WYATT, Hepzibah WYATT, Dorcas WYATT, Sarah WYATT, Joanna (Hannah) WYATT, Elizabeth WYATT, Israel WYATT of Colchester.

Spouse: John GRAVES. Mary BRONSON and John GRAVES were married on 20 July 1671 in Of Earl'S Colone, , Essex, England.1,982

Spouse: William ALLIS. Mary BRONSON and William ALLIS were married on 25 June 1678 in Of Earl'S Colone, , Essex, England.1,140 Children were: John ALLIS.

Spouse: Samuel GAYLORD. Mary BRONSON and Samuel GAYLORD were married on 16 March 1681/2 in Of Earl'S Colone, , Essex, England.1

Mary Bronson

Daughter of John Bronson, (Sr) and Frances Hills

Wife of John Graves, John Wyatt, William Allis and Samuel Gaylord

Mother of John Graves, Samuel Graves, Sr., Nathaniel Graves, Isaac Graves, Bethiah Graves , Mary Graves, Elizabeth Graves, Daniel Graves, Ebenezer Graves, Joanna Field, Elizabeth Brensen Wyatt, Israel Wyatt, Mary Wyatt, Hepzibah Wyatt, John Wyatt, Dorcas Wyatt, Sarah Wyatt, Hannah Wyatt, Sarah RIDDLESDALE, Margaret Wyatt and Samuel Allis

Sister of Sarah Brownson, John Bronson, Dorcas Bronson, Isaac Bronson, Sr, John Bronson, (Jr), Abraham Bronson and John Bronson

Half sister of Dorcas Bronson, Jacob Bronson, John Bronson, (Jr), Abraham Bronson and Sarah Brownson

She apparently came over at a young age with her parents and her sister.

Some have her born in England in 1627. She is listed as age 35 in her 1st husband's 1668 will, but he could have put that in his will some years before he died.

Born: 12 Dec 1627 at: Earl's Colone, Essex, England

Died: ABT 4 Sep 1690 at: Connecticut, USA

Children of John Wyatt and Mary Bronson are:

i. MARY WYATT, b. 1648.

ii. JOHN WYATT, b. 1650.

iii. HEPZIBAH WYATT, b. October 23, 1653, Farmington, Hartford, CT; d. December 20, 1711, Hartford, Hartford, CT.

iv. DORCAS WYATT, b. 1655.

v. SARAH WYATT, b. 1659.

vi. JOANNA WYATT, b. 1663, Farmington, Hartford, CT; d. March 23, 1721/22, Hatfield, Hampshire, MA.

vii. ELIZABETH WYATT, b. 1665; d. December 02, 1737, Haddam, Middlesex, CT. (our line)

viii. ISRAEL WYATT, b. 1668.

In 1669 Mary married John Graves. She married Lt. William Allis 1678. He was born in probably Essex or London, England, and died September 06, 1678 in Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. She married Samuel Gaylord in 1681.

Notes for Lt. William Allis (Mary's second husband, not our line)::

William came to America in Winthrop’s Fleet, which consisted of eleven vessels. He was one of the 39 men on the third voyage of the Mayflower, which first touched Salem, but landed at Charlton Harbor in Boston (then called TriMountain) on July 1, 1630. This Mayflower voyage brought what was called the Braintree Company. William was one of the surveyors who laid out the town or fort of Charleston, the first regular settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

On February 24, 1640 William was granted 12 acres in Mount Wollaston (Braintree) and on this date he was made a Freeman. Only those who were members of the church were allowed to take the Freeman’s Oath, which gave them the right to vote and hold office.

William was a well-educated, capable man and was well fitted to take his place among the Puritan settlers. He was an experienced surveyor and a successful farmer in Braintree. He was a prominent citizen of the town, being one of its selectman and had the supervision of building a road from Boston to Providence, Rhode Island.

He lived in Braintree until 1658 and then removed to Wethersfield, Connecticut in the fertile Connecticut Valley. In 1661 He moved to Hatfield, Massachusetts and there he held offices of Deacon, Justice of the Peace, and Selectman. He was one of the men commissioned to lay out Squakeage (North Field, Massachusetts) in 1672; Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1673; and Swampfield, 1674.

He was a Captain in the Great Falls Fight, now Turner’s Falls, and he was a Lieutenant of the Calvary Regiment called the Hampshire Troop. William left a large estate upon his death.




LIEUT. WILLIAM ALLIS came from England abt. 1635. St knowledge we have of him was the taking the freeman's

Braintree, May 13, 1640. He m. (1) Mary , who d.

9, 1677; m. (2) June 25, 1678, Mary, dau. of John Bronson i. of John Graves. She was also the wid. of John Wyatt of n. Conn., before she m. John Graves of Hat. After the

of William Allis, she m. Capt. Samuel Gaylord, Mar. 16,

n, b. Mar. 5, 1642. Hannah, b. 1654 ; m. June 28, 1670,

b. Feb. 24, 1647. William Scott.

). 1649; d. Oct. 15, 1651. William, b. Jan. 10, 1656; d. May 19,

.. Oct. 20, 1651. 1676.

b. Jan. 10, 1653; d. July, Mary, b. 1657; d. unm. Jan. 25, 1690.

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Mary Gaylord's Timeline

November 16, 1623
Assington, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
October 12, 1627
Earls Colne, Essex, Eng
October 12, 1627
Earls Colne, Essex, Eng
October 12, 1627
Earls Colne, Essex, Eng
December 12, 1627
Earl's Colne, Essex, England
December 12, 1627
Earl's Colne, Essex, England
Age 20
of, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 24
Farmington, Connecticut Colony
October 23, 1653
Age 25
of, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
February 4, 1655
Age 27
Farmington, Hartford, CT, USA