Rev. William Mayes

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William Mayes

Also Known As: "Mease", "May"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Middlesex, England
Death: 1650 (75)
Henrico County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of William Mease and Isobel Mease
Husband of Elizabeth Mease; Margery Mayes and Susan Mease
Father of John Mease May and Henry Mayes

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About Rev. William Mayes

The first Mays-Mayes was William Mease of the Church of England, who came over in 1611 with Sir Thomas Gates and 300 settlers, and was 37 years of age when he landed at Jamestown, Virginia–four years after the first settlement, eight years ahead of the Mayflower’s landing at Plymouth Rock.

At “Kequoghton, 37 miles below Jamestown, on the same side of the river”, at what is now Hampton, Va., pastor William Mease founded St. John’s Church, the oldest continuing protestant congregation in the United States.

Theories and Queries

This page will be used to share unconfirmed "theories" of Mayes genealogy, and to pose specific "queries" to those who visit this page.

Many believe that the Mayes family evolves from the Reverend William Mease, who was born in England in 1574, migrated to Virginia in 1610, and died there in 1650. He may, in fact, have died in London, England in 1636. William Mease was a prominent citizen of England and America. Much is known and written about him, and descendents of the Mayes family all over America claim lineage to him. He had a son John (Maies/Maise) who was born in Virginia in 1615. John was the father of Henry Mayes born in 1645, in Virginia. Henry's children were Thomas, William and Mattox. Some evidence "suggests" that either Thomas or William were the father of Henry Mayes (Maise) born in Virginia in about 1725, who is presently the first "confirmed" ancestor of our family. Several current researched disagree, however. Identification of this missing link is of great importance to our family.

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Rev William Mease Mayes b: 01 Jan 1574 in London, Middlesex, , England m: 12 Jun 1603 in London, London, , England d: Oct 1650 in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States

F1378Elizabeth Partridge ‎(I5073)‎ Birth 22 October 1576 -- Swimbridge, Devon, England Death 1 January 1615 ‎(Age 38)‎ -- Virginia, United States

William Mease ‎(Rev.)‎ May ‎(I5072)‎ Birth 1 January 1574 21 19 -- London, Middlesex, England Death October 1650 ‎(Age 76)‎ -- Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States

Source of info from Rev, William Mease May's father, William + Isobel Tressam to Joseph B. May, Sr & Jr. to Madeline May who marries William Grandison Ellzey. Madeline and William (aka "Dutch Bill") are the parents of Robert May Ellzey

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Rev. William Mayes's Timeline

Middlesex, England
May 6, 1615
Age 41
Virginia Colony
Age 50
Age 76
Henrico County, Virginia Colony
January 16, 1993
Age 76
March 19, 1993
Age 76
May 13, 1993
Age 76