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Mary Wilson (Metcalf), of Dedham

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St. Benedict's Parish, Norwich, Norfolk , England
Death: Died in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Michael Metcalf (immigrant) and Sarah Metcalf
Wife of Henry Wilson and Henry Wilson, of Dedham
Mother of Sarah Hancock; Mary Hoit; Elizabeth Rice; Ephraim Wilson; Michael Willson, Sr and 1 other
Sister of Michael Metcalf; Mary Elizabeth Beauchamp (Metcalf); Michael Metcalf, II; John Metcalf, I; Sarah Onion and 7 others

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About Mary Wilson, of Dedham

  • Mary Metcalf Wilson
  • Birth: Feb. 14, 1619 Norwich, Norfolk, England
  • Death: May 5, 1676 Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Mary Metcalf, 2nd born and eldest surviving child of Micahel Metcalf and Sarah Elwyn, b. Feb. 14 (bapt. Feb. 17 at St. Bartholomew), 1618/9 at Norwich, England. She d. of record May 5, 1676 at Dedham, Mass.
  • Mary is included in the Nov. 1664 will of her father: "To my Daughter Wilson, ffortye shillings."
  • On Nov. 24, 1642 of record at Dedham, Mass., Mary m. Henry Wilson, who d. at Dedham Feb. 8, 1688/9. They had the following five children recorded at Dedham:
    • • i. Michael Wilson, b. Aug. 7, 1643; prob. the Michael who m. Nov. 4, 1674 at Medfield, Mass., Mary Hammon.
    • • ii. Sarah Wilson, b. June 24, 1650; no further record found.
    • • iii. Mary Wilson, b. Nov. 7 (bp. Nov. 21), 1652; no further record found.
    • • iv. Elizabeth Wilson, b. Jan. 4 (bp. June 22), 1653/4; prob. the Elizabeth who m. Nov 9, 1681 at Medfield, Mass., Thomas Wells.
    • • v. Ephraim Wilson, b. June 2 (bp. same mo. but day missing), 1656; m. at Dedham May 10, 1681, Rebecca Sumner.
  • Mary Metcalf and husband Henry Wilson are undoubtedly buried at Dedham's Old Village cemetery. Unfortunately, their gravestones, if they had one, have not survived.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Michael Metcalf (1591 - 1664)
  • Sarah Ellwyn Metcalf (1593 - 1644)
  • Spouse:
  • Henry Wilson (____ - 1689)
  • Siblings:
  • Mary Metcalf Wilson (1619 - 1676)
  • Michael Metcalf (1620 - 1654)*
  • John Metcalf (1622 - 1690)*
  • Sarah Metcalf Onion (1624 - 1672)*
  • Elizabeth Metcalf Bancroft (1626 - 1711)*
  • Martha Metcalf Stow (1628 - 1717)*
  • Thomas Metcalf (1629 - 1702)*
  • Inscription:
  • No gravestone is known to exist, or if it once existed has crumbled away with the passage of time. See note at the main page of the Old Village Cemetery of Dedham.
  • Burial: Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 144090762
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=144090762

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  • METCALF, Mary
  • b. 14 OCT 1618 England
  • d. 5 MAY 1676
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 24 NOV 1642 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.
  • Spouse: WILSON, Henry
  • b. ABT 1617 England
  • d. 8 FEB 1685/6 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.
  • Children:
    • WILSON, Michael
    • WILSON, Sarah
    • WILSON, Mary
    • WILSON, Elizabeth
    • WILSON, Ephraim
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_8ab.htm#52

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  • A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of ... Vol. III. by James Savage, ....
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  • METCALF, frequently MEDCALF in early rec. ELEAZER, Wrentham, s. of the sec. Michael, m. 9 Apr. 1684, Meletiah Fisher, had Eleazer, b. 30 May 1685, d. young; Michael, 21 May 1687 ; Samuel, 15 Jan. 1689; Ebenezer, 8 Jan. 1691; Jonathan, 9 Apr. 1693; Meletiah, 21 Apr. 1695; Timothy, 2 July 1697; Martha and Mary, tw. 27 Aug. 1699; and Eleazer, again, 21 Nov. 1701; was deac. and d. 14 May 1704. JOHN, Medfield, s. of the first Michael, b. in Eng. m. 22 Mar. 1647, Mary, d. of Francis Chickering, had John, b. 21, bapt. 26 Mar. 1648; Michael, 20, bapt. 25 Aug. 1650; Mary, 9, bapt. 24 Oct 1652; these all at Dedham ; but at M. we kn. not that we name all, when enumer. Joseph, 22 Nov. 1658 ; and Hannah, 13 Oct 1664. He was freem. 1647, and d. 27 Nov. 1675, unless this date belong to his eldest s. JOHN, New Haven 1645, a brickmaker, may have been s. or br. of Stephen, as a. the yr. 1647, he rem. JONATHAN, Dedham, s. of the sec. Michael, m. 10 Apr. 1674, Hannah, d. of John Kenrick, had Jonathan, b. 16 Mar. 1675; John, 20 Mar. 1678; Ebenezer, 14 Feb. 1680; Joseph, 2 or 11 Apr. 1682, H. C. 1703, min. of Falmouth; Timothy, 18 Nov. 1684, d. at 11 yrs.; Eleazer, 14 Feb. 1687; Hannah, 10 Apr. 1689; Nathaniel, Apr. 1691 ; Mehitable; and Mary; was freem. 1683 or 4, his name being ins. ea. yr. and he d. 27 May 1727, and his wid. d. 23 Dec 1731. * JOSEPH, Ipswich, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rep. in Sept of that yr. and oft. aft. d. 21 July 1665, aged 60. By his will, we learn
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  • that his w. was Eliz. his s. Thomas, b. in Eng. prob. and gr.ch. Joseph, Mary, and Eliz. but perhaps this had d. soon. His wid. m. 8 Nov. 1670, Edward Beacham. JOSEPH, Ipswich, s. of Thomas, prob. by w. Rebecca, had Jacob, b. 8 June 1685, prob. d. soon ; and Abigail, 29 Mar. 1686. MICHAEL, Dedham, b. 1586, at Tatterford, in Co. Norfolk, was a dornock weaver at Norwich, and free of the city, where all his ch. were b. m. 13 Oct. 1616, Sarah, had Michael, b. 13 Nov. 1617, d. soon; Mary, 14 Oct. 1618, but the geneal. of the fam. in Reg. VI. 173, says 14 Feb. 1619 ; Michael, again, 29 Aug. 1620 ; John, 5 or 15 Sept. 1622, bef. ment ; Sarah, 10 Sept. 1624; Eliz. 4 Oct 1626; Martha, 27 Mar. or Oct. 1628; Thomas, 27 Dec 1629 or 30; Ann, 1 Mar. 1631 or 34, d. soon; Jane, 24 Mar. 1632; and Rebecca, 5 Apr. 1635; his w. was b. at a village near Norwich, he says, 17 June 1593, but possib. the figures have been mistaken, as in the examin. one week bef. the sail, of the ship, call. I think, the Rose, of Yarmouth, from Yarmouth, Apr. 1637, he calls hims. 45 yrs. of age, and w. 39. "From the relig. tyranny" exercised by Wren, then Bp. of .Norwich, he felt forced to esc. even at the expense of separ. from his fam. for a time, and emb. at London, 17 Sept. 1636, for N. E. but was sadly tormented by equal tempests on the water, and the ship at Christmas put back to Plymouth ; and so far was this a happiness that in Apr. foll, he had license for the whole fam. to come ; only 8 ch. are ment. in the custom-ho. docum. but I can hardly doubt that the name of John was casually overlook. At Boston he arr. "three days bef. mid. sum. with w. nine ch. and a serv." wh. was Thomas Comberbach, aged 16, 1 presume in one of the three ships ment. by Winth. as coming in, from Ipswich, 20 June. He may have been br. of Joseph ; was freem. 13 May 1640, or 18 May 1642, and, perhaps, swore on both days, tho. more prob. it is a fault of the Secr, as in the list appears. His w. d. 21 Feb. 1645, and he m. 13 Aug. foll. Martha, wid. of Thomas Pigg, or Pidge ; and he d. 27 Dec. 1664. A very, curious docum. his engagem. aft. 70 yrs. of age to keep the town sch. in 1656, is giv. in Geneal. Reg. X. 282. His will, made six wks. bef. gives to eight ch. Michael being d. and ea. of the ds. m. Martha hav. then a sec. or third h. to gr.ch. Michael, s. of Michael, and gr.ch. William Brignall, s. of d. Martha, wh. was a mem. of Roxbury ch. by her first h. and to Martha Bullard, d. of his w. Mary m. 24 Nov. 1642, Henry Wilson ; Sarah m. Robert Onion, as his sec. w. the first hav. d. in Apr. 1643; Eliz. m. 15 Sept. 1648, Thomas Bancroft of Reading; Martha m. William Brignall, next, 2 Aug. 1654, Christopher Smith as the Geneal. Reg. VI. 173, says, tho. I doubt its correctness, for Christopher Smith in 668, is nam. in his will by Jonathan Fairbanks as h. of his d. Mary, and third h . . . . . Stow; Jane m. 1654, Samuel Walker,
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  • (tho. strong doubts of error in the name are felt) of Rehoboth ; and Rebecca m. 5 Apr. 1659, John Mackintosh. MICHAEL, Dedham, eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 2 or 12 Apr. 1644, Mary, d. of John Fairbanks, says the Metcalf geneal. bef. rnent but perhaps by mistake, had Michael, b. 21 Jan. 1645; Mary, 15 Aug. 1646; Sarah, 7 Dec 1648 ; Jonathan, 21 Sept 1650; and Eleazer, 20 Mar. 1653, bef. ment. was freem. 1645, and d. (ten yrs. bef. his f.) 24 Dec. 1654. Mary m. 10 Dec. 1668, John Ware; and Sarah m. 4 June 1677, Robert Ware. MICHAEL, Dedham, s. of the preced. m. 17 Sept. 1672, Eliz. not, I think, as Goodwin has it, d. but wid. of the sec. John Kingsbury, d. of Thomas Fuller, both of the same, had Michael, b. 9 May 1674; Mary, 3 Oct 1676; Thomas, 3 Jan. 1679; Sarah, 26 Apr. 1682 ; Eleazer, 12 Feb. 1685; Hannah, 17 Apr. 1687 ; Daniel, 25 June 1691 ; and Eliz. ; was freem. 1690, and d. 2 Sept. 1693. His wid. d. 24 Oct 1732. STEPHEN, New Haven 1639, a brickmaker, aft. 1647 prob. rem. was in good repute. * THOMAS, Dedham, youngest s. of the first Michael, b. in Eng. m. 12 Sept 1656, Sarah Paige, had Sarah, b. 3 Mar. 1658 ; Mary, bapt. 25 Nov. 1660 ; Samuel, b. 17 Oct 1661, d. soon ; Thomas ; 22 Sept 1665, d. soon; Samuel, again, 17 Sept 1668; Thomas, again, 7 or 21 May 1671 ; John, 20 Sept 1675 ; and Judith, 25 Nov. 1677, d. at 5 yrs. The w. d. and he m. 2 Dec. 1679, Ann Paine of Rehoboth, was freem. 1653, deac. and rep. 1691, d. 16 Nov. 1702. Sarah m.23 Nov. 1676, Samuel Whiting, and d. 1702. THOMAS, Ipswich 1648, s. of Joseph the first, b. in Eng. I suppose, had Mary, b. 23 June 1658 ; Joseph, 27 Jan. 1661 ; Thomas, 4 Dec. 1667; beside prob. Eliz. nam. in the will of gr.f. He was freem. 1674. Of the mo. of these ch. we kn. nothing; but she may have d. and one Thomas of Ipswich, a widower, m. 1685, wid. Lydia Davis. Still more uncertainty is felt unless we give him ano. w. for the wid. of Thomas M. nam. Abigail, d. at I. 5 May 1727, aged 88 yrs. An earlier Thomas of Ipswich is found by Mr. Felt to be inhab. there 1638. THOMAS, Dedham, s. of the first Thomas, m. 24 Nov. 1696, Sarah, d. of William Avery, the sec of the name, had Sarah, b. 26 Apr. 1698, d. in few wks. ; Samuel, 9 Apr. 1699, d. at 14 yrs. ; Thomas, 30 Dec 1701 ; and Sarah, 1 Dec 1703; and he d. 12 Dec. 1704; and his wid. m. 6 Apr. 1709, Joseph Wight, and d. 1748. Two of this name had, in 1829, been gr. at Harv. and seven at the other N. E. coll. It is oft. in old rec writ as no doubt it was sound. Medcalf.

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  • Herbert Clarence Burleigh fonds - Family files series - Metcalfe (ii)
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  • It is said that this Danish succession can be traced in an unbroken line from Arkefrith to the present time. William Mainrod Metcalf, Esq., of York, Eng., born in 1839, claims to be the thirty ninth in regular descent from Arkefrith, as follows :
  • 1. Arkefrith.
  • 2. Arkell, Lord of Dent, etc. (Doomsday Book of Edward the Confessor).
  • 3. Gospatrick.
  • 4. Dolfin.
  • 5. William.
  • 6. Richard.
  • 7. Adam, 1252.
  • 8. Adam, 1278, called Medecalfe.
  • 9. Adam Medecalfe, of Bainbridge.
  • 10. Adam Medecalfe, of Thornton.
  • 11. Richard Metcalf, of Baynbridge.
  • 12. Thomas Metcalf, of Baynbridge.
  • 13. John Metcalf, married Alice of Ireby.
  • 14. James Metcalf, of Nappa in Wensleydale, married Gelsone of Ireby, was Captain at the battle of Agincourt, under Henry V, in 1415, and was Lord of the Manor of Nappa when Margaret, widow of Rochard Lord Scrope claimed dower in the said Manor. But in 1472:, the widow of Lord Scrope released to James Metcalf and heirs all claims. In 1439 he is described as of Nappay-under-the-Skar, in Ayegarth. In 1459 as of Wensleydale, York. This James Metcalf founded and endowed the Chantry of St. Anne
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  • at Askrigg; requiring daily Mass said and prayers offered for the good estate of the King and Queen, of himself and his sons, and their souls when from this life they pass away, and for the souls of all his benefactors, and all the faithful departed. In this Chapel of St. Anne is still (1880) to be seen a marble slab, which has evidently been defaced, the inscriptions, carvings, sculptures, and ornaments of brass torn off. This, it is said, was done by the "Roundheads" in the time of Cromwell. This James Metcalf's children were:
    • 1. Reginald, married a Thornton of Thornton.
    • 2 . Brian.
    • 3. Myles who was in Parliament from York in 1478.
    • 4. Thomas who was Chancellor of the Kingdom under Edward IV and Richard III.
    • 5. Joan who married Marmaduke, Constable of Cliff.
    • 6. Cicely who died in 1502, Prioress of Marrich Abbey, in Iraledale, Priory of St. Andrew, Marrich.
  • .... etc.
  • These Yorkshire Metcalfs were always zealous Catholics. Bryan Metcalf of Beare Park, Wensleydale, was the Bryan of Beare, champion in the story of the Felon Sow of Rokeby, according to Whittaker's History, and Sir Walter Scott's Rokeby." Beare Park, Marrich, Wensleydale, was long a residence of the Metcalfs till it was confiscated in 1543 under Henry VIII 's suppression of Monasteries.
  • .... etc.
  • But our American Metcalfs are descended from Brian, of Beare Park, the third son of James Metcalfe of Nappay, who married Johanna of Boughton. Their sons were:
    • 1. Richard.
    • 2. Leonard, married a Thursby.
    • 3. Nicholas.
    • 4. Roger.
  • Leonard's sons were:
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    • 1. Leonard.
    • 2. Vincent.
    • 3. Godfrey.
    • 4. Ambrose.
  • Leonard Metcalf of Beare Park, in 1569, joined a Rising in the North, in the interests of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was condemned and attainted and narrowly escaped the scaffold. .... etc.
  • Our emigrant ancestor, Michael Metcalf, the Dornix, or Embroidery Weaver, of Norwich, and the Metcalfs of Norwich, Tatterford and vicinity in co. Norfolk, were immediately descended from the Metcalfs of Beare Park and Nappa Hall in North Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Metcalfs, as far as known, were zealous Catholics; the Norfolk family were zealous Protestants, and Michael, at least, a staunch Puritan. When Leonard Metcalf was attainted for high treason, and lost his large estates in Yorkshire (which, it is hinted, may have been one reason for his condemnation, his lands being wanted for some new court favorite) his family left Yorkshire and settled in Norfolk. Religion was then largely a matter of politics. It is supposed that Leonard Metcalf himself, perhaps as a condition of his pardon, gave up his Catholicism, and after the loss of his property, eventually took up holy orders under the state church, and, twenty years after, was the first Leonard Metcalf, Rector of the parish of Tatterford near Norwich. But it is perhaps more probable that this first Rector Metcalf of Tatterford was a son of Leonard Metcalf, the quondam traitor.
  • The earliest records extant of the parish of Tatterford are copies in the registry of the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and commence about 1560. In 1580, et sequens, Leonard Metcalf was Rector of the Parish of Tatterford. Leonard Metcalf was succeeded by Richard Metcalf. In these records the name is spelled Metcalf, Metcalfe, Mettcalf and Mettcalfe. In 1585 is the entry of baptism of "Leonard Metcalf, filius Leonardi Metcalf et bapt. fuit 3d die Septembris." Adain "Michael Metcalf filius Leonardi Metcalf et bapt. fuit 17th die June 1587." Which confirms our records that Michael Metcalf, the Dornix Weaver, was born at Tatterford, Norfolk co., June 17, 1587. There is no clue to the name of Leonard Metcalf's wife, the mother of Michael.
  • Michael Metcalf's wife, Sarah Ellwyn, was born, our old records in this country say, "June 17, 1593, in the adjoining town of Waynham. The adjoining town is Rayn-
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  • ham, with parishes East, West and South Raynham. And there has been quite a controversy over the name. The registers of all have been searched for the record of Sarah Ellwyn' s birth and marriage. But further investigation has shown that Sarah Ellwyn was born at "Heigham," the daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth Ellwyn. Thomas Ellwyn was born in 1564 and died in 1648. Sarah Ellwyn was born in Heigham June 17, 1595 and was married to Michael Metcalf Oct. 15, 1616. Their seven oldest children were born and baptized in St. Benedict's, Norwich, Norfolk co., and the four younger children at St. Edmondsbury.
  • Michael Metcalf, son of Rev. Leonard Metcalf, Rector of Tatterford, was born at Tatterford, co. Norfolk, Eng., June 17, 1587.
  • Sarah Ellwyn, daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth Ellwyn, was born at Hingham, co. Norfolk, Eng., June 17, 1593.
  • They were married at Hingham Oct. 13, 1616. They sailed for New England April 15, 1637.
  • Their children were:
    • 1. Michael, born Nov. 13, 1617; died young.
    • 2. Mary (or Marcy), born Feb. 14, 1619; married Henry Wilson Nov. 24, 1642.
    • 3. Michael, born Aug. 29, 1620.
    • 4. John, born Sept. 5, 1622; married Mary, daughter of Francis Chickering, Mar. 22, 1647; died in Dedham, Mass., Nov. 27, 1675.
    • 5. Sarah, born Sept. 10, 1624; married Robert Onion, of Dedham.
    • 6. Elisabeth, born Oct. 4, 1626, married Sept. 15, 1648 Thomas Bancroft, of Reading.
    • 7. Martha, born May 27, 1628; married 1st William Bignall, 2nd Aug. 2, 1654, Christopher Smith, 3rd —— Stow.
    • 8. Thomas, born Dec. 27, 1629; married 1st, Sept. 12, 1655, Sarah Page, 2nd, Dec. 2, 1679, —— .
    • 9. Anne (called also Joane), born Mar. 1, 1631; died young.
    • 10. Jane, born Mar. 24, 1632; married Samuel (?) Walker, of Rehoboth.
    • 11. Rebeka, born Apr. 5, 1635; married Apr. 5, 1659, John Mackintosh, of Dedham.
  • .... etc.

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9. ii. MARY METCALF, b. October 14, 1618, Tatterford, Norfolk, England (or 1619?); d. Aft. 1656.

  • Father: Michael METCALF b: 17 Jun 1587 in Tatterford,Norfolk,England
  • Mother: Sarah ELWYN b: 17 Jun 1593 in Heigham,Norfolk,England

Marriage

  1. Henry WILSON b: in Kent,England Married: 24 Sep 1642 in Dedham,Norfolk,Massachusetts

5 children born in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts

  1. Michael b: 7 Aug 1644
  2. Sarah b: 24 Jun 1650 c: 22 Jan 1654
  3. Mary b: 7 Nov 1652 c: 21 Nov 1652
  4. Elizabeth b: 4 Nov 1653 c: 4 Jan 1654
  5. Ephraim b: 2 Jun 1656 c: 2 Jun 1656

Sources

  1. "WILSON, ...HENRY, Dedham 1639, freem. 2 June 1641, m. 24 Nov. 1642, Mary, d. of Michael Metcalf the first, had Michael, b. 7 Aug. 1644; Mary, bapt. 21 Nov. 1652; Sarah, 22 Jan. 1654; Ephraim, June 1656." -- James Strong, "A Genealogical Dictionary Of the First Settlers of New England, Before 1692" c/o http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage/

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Mary Wilson, of Dedham's Timeline

1618
October 14, 1618
Norwich, Norfolk , England
1619
February 7, 1619
Norwich, Norfolk , England
1644
August 7, 1644
Age 25
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1650
June 24, 1650
Age 31
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Usa
1650
Age 31
1652
October 9, 1652
Age 33
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1653
January 4, 1653
Age 34
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1656
1656
Age 37
1676
May 5, 1676
Age 57
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts