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Richard Way

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry "The Puritan" Way, III and Elizabeth Way
Husband of Bethiah Way; Hannah Way and Hester "Esther" Way
Father of Henry Way; Elizabeth Way and Richard Way
Brother of Aaron Way, Sr.; Hannah Wilkins; James Way; Henry Way, IV; George Way and 8 others

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About Richard Way


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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
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Richard Way's Timeline

1624
May 2, 1624
Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
May 2, 1624
Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
1697
June 23, 1697
Age 73
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England
1940
November 9, 1940
Age 73
November 9, 1940
Age 73
November 9, 1940
Age 73
1941
June 26, 1941
Age 73
June 26, 1941
Age 73