Peter "the Pioneer" Palfrey

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Peter "the Pioneer" Palfrey

Birthplace: Minister Horton, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Reading, Middlesex, Mass
Immediate Family:

Son of William Palfrey and Johane Palfrey
Husband of Edith Palfrey; Elizabeth Palfrey and Alice Palfrey
Father of Lydia Palfrey; Hannah Johnson; Jehodan Smith; Jonathan Palfrey; Remember Aspinwall and 4 others

Occupation: Trader
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About Peter "the Pioneer" Palfrey

Peter Palfrey came from England in 1623 on the ship "Abigail" with the Dorchester Company which began a plantation at Cape Anne, Mass in 1624, Roger Conant, Governor. This company failed in 1626 and most of the emigrants returned to England. Peter and 2 others remained with Conant and in autumn 1626 he left Glouchester and moved to Naumkeag (Salem) and then later laid the foundation for Salem, Mass.

He married Edith about 1631 probably in Salem, MA. After Edith's death, Peter married second Elizabeth, widow of John FAIRFIELD (d. 1646) of Wenham, MA. He married third about 1662 Alice (d. Mar. 20, 1677/8, Reading, MA). .

In 1631 he was made a freeman. In 1632 he was a Deputy from Salem to the first General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Born in Minister Horton, England on 1612 to William Palfrey and Johane Hackman. Peter married Edith and had 5 children. Peter married Elizabeth Knight. Peter married Alice. He passed away on 1716 in Reading, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

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Peter "the Pioneer" Palfrey's Timeline

September 30, 1611
Somerset, England
Age 20
Salem, Essex, MA, USA
Age 22
Salem, Essex County , Massachusetts
December 25, 1636
Age 25
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
December 25, 1636
Age 25
Salem, Essex, Mass
September 16, 1638
Age 26
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
December 15, 1639
Age 28
Salem, Essex, MA, USA
September 15, 1663
Age 51
Reading, Middlesex, Mass