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Lieut. Richard Way

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
Death: June 23, 1697 (73)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry ‘the Puritan’ Way; Elizabeth Way and Elizabeth Way
Husband of Eda Jones Way; Hester "Esther" Way; Bethiah Way; Katherine Way and Hannah Way
Father of Henry Way; Elizabeth Way; John Way; Henry Way; Elizabeth Way and 2 others
Brother of James Way; Samuel Way; Edward Way; Susanna Pelton; Martha Way and 15 others

Occupation: Cooper
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About Lieutenant Richard Way

WAY, RICHARD, bp. Bridport 2 May 1624; deposed 1666 age about 42 (Pope p. 483); d. Boston 23 June 1697 m. (1) Hester Jones, daughter of Thomas and Ellen Jones; m. (2) [[Mayhew-293 Bethia, daughter of Thomas and Jane (Gallion'(Paine) Mayhew ; m. (3) Katharine...d. 28 April 1689, m. (4)1689 Hannah (Townsend)

Richard Way m. Hannah Knight Aug. 13, 1689. His son Henry made will Dec. 2, 1674, prob. Nov. 15, 1675. Beq. to sister Elizabeth and bro. Richard Way, Jr. His father Richard and uncle Aaron Way overseers.

Will dated 2 Jan. 1696-7, prob. Oct. 8, 1697, beq. all to wife Hannah, believing that none of his own children were surviving.


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History of the Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts. (2017). Google Books. Retrieved 11 March 2017, from page 91

Henry Way arrived from Bristol in company with Roger Williams, February 8, 1631, in the Lyon, Capt. Pierce. He lost a son overboard on the passage. Was named with the first recorded grantees of land in Dorchester, 1633. His three sons bom in England, George, Richard and Aaron, lived in Dorchester. By the church record it appears he lived where "Capt. Breck's cyder mills" afterwards stood. He died in 1667, aged 84 years. His wife Elizabeth died 23 (4) 1665, aged 84.


History of the Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts. (2017). Google Books. Retrieved 11 March 2017, from page 60

Thomas Jones was grantee of Dorchester land in 1635, and one of the first signers of the Church Covenant with Mr. Mather in 1636; Selectman the same year, and often for thirty years after; Deputy in 1638. He lived near the hill still called by his name, and died 1667, aged 75. Col. Stoughton's will calls him "my loving friend Thomas Jones." He was one of the Executors of Stoughton's will. He came to New England, according to Savage, in the Abigail Hackwell, from London, in June, 1635, with his wife Ellen, and children—

  • Isaac, aged 8 years;
  • Hester, 6 years; One of his daughters, probably Esther, married Richard Way.
  • Thomas, 3 years; Thomas died July 24, 1635, soon after their voyage began, and several weeks before it ended.
  • Sarah, about 3 months. Sarah married Isaac Bollard, January 3, 1651;

Mr. Jones was then 40 years of age, his wife 36.

Their children born in Dorchester were—

  • Hannah, born March 28, 1636, perhaps 1636-7;
  • Rebecca, February 9, 1641. Rebecca married James Green, November 9, 1661.

Mr. Jones was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery. He died in November, 1675, the grave-stone says aged " about 75 years," but according to the age given when he embarked he must have been about 80.


From The pioneers of Massachusetts, a descriptive list, drawn from records of the colonies, towns and churches and other contemporaneous documents. (2017). Archive.org. Retrieved 11 March 2017, from page 263

Thomas, husbandman, ae. 40, came in the Abigail in July, 1635, with Ellen, ae. 36, John, ae. 15, Isaac, ae. 8, Hester, ae. 6, Thom- as, ae. 3, and Sarah, ae. 3 mos. Settled at Dorchester. One of the signers of the church covenant Aug. 23, 1636. Town officer. Wife Ellen d. Feb. 2, 167S. Ch. Thomas d. in 1635, Hannah b. 28 (1) 1636, Rebecca b. 9 (12) 1641.

He d. 13 (9) 1667, ae. 75. Will prob. Jan. 15, 1667-8. Wife Ellen, son Isaac, daa. Hannah, and her children, Henry, Richard, and Elizabeth Way; gr. ch. James and Thomas Greene. [Reg. XV, 325.]


"A" List

Our "A" List of those who were CERTAIN or HIGHLY PROBABLE passengers aboard the ship the Mary and John 1630. However, we have attempted to compile a new list of possible passengers and then rate them as follows:

WAY, HENRY a. 47 Bridport, Dorset

  • Elizabeth Batchelar, second wife a. 43 Bridport, Dorset
  • Henry Way Jr., son 19 Bridport, Dorset
  • Aaron Way, son 16 Bridport, Dorset
  • George Way, son a. 15 Bridport, Dorset
  • Hanna Way, daughter 15 Bridport, Dorset
  • Susanna Way, daughter 9 Bridport, Dorset
  • Richard Way, son 5 Bridport, Dorset

“The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the ...” . By Charles Henry Pope. Page 483. GoogleBooks

WAY, Richard, cooper, lieut. Dorchester, adm. chh. 5 (3), frn. 10 (3) 1643; propr. 1648. Rem. to Salem, but ret. before 1655. Rem. to Boston; adm. townsman 27 (2) 1657. Deposed in 1666, ae. about 42 years. Ch. Henry bapt. at Sal. 23 (10) 1651, Eliza bapt. 8 (7) 1653. Wife Hester adm. chh. Dorch. 14 (8) 1655; joined in deed of land at Sal. in 1659. Ch. Richard bapt. 17 (4) 1655, Jonathan bapt. 3 (11) 1657, d. 6 (9) 1658, Hannah b. in Bo. May 23, 1662, Hannah (of Richard and Bethiah) b. July 13, 1677. Richard Way m. Hannah Knight Aug. 13, 1689. His son Henry made will Dec. 2, 1674, prob. Nov. 15, 1675. Beq. to sister Elizabeth and bro. Richard Way, Jr. His father Richard and uncle Aaron Way overseers. He d. 23 June. 1697. Will dated 2 Jan. 1696-7, prob. Oct. 8, 1697, beq. all to wife Hannah, believing that none of his own children were surviving.


the new england, H.F. Waters. GoogleBooks

Hannah TOWNSEND.-In 1691 Lieut. Richard Way had m. Hannah Knight, formerly Hannah Allen, executrix of Hope Allen, and her ch. Elizabeth, Deborah & Hope Allen, were interested in some real estate near land of Edward Allen & William Griggs. She was a dau. of William & Hannah (Penn) Townsend and m. 1st (Apr. 3, 1657) Thomas Hull, of Boston, who d. in 1670. Her sister, Deborah Townsend, m. Nathaniel Thayer.

References

  • “Suffolk Deeds, Volume 13” By Suffolk County (Mass.). GoogleBooks



            
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Lieutenant Richard Way's Timeline

1624
May 2, 1624
Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
May 2, 1624
Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
1651
December 28, 1651
Salem, Essex County, MA, United States
1653
September 8, 1653
Salem, Essex County, MA, United States
1662
1662
1677
July 13, 1677