Person Sheet


Name Lydia Brown408,406
Birth ca 1616, England
Death aft 7 Nov 1671
Immigration ? 8 Oct 1635, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Spouses:
1 Thomas Parsons408
Birth Feb 1609, Beaminster, Dorsetshire, England
Christen 8 Feb 1609, Beaminster, Dorsetshire, England
Death 23 Sep 1661, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Immigration abt 1635
Marriage 28 Jun 1641, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
2 Eltweed Pomeroy405,406,407
Birth 4 Jul 1585, Beaminster, Dorset, England
Christen 16 May 1619, Beaminster, Dorset, England
Death 4 Mar 1672/1673, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Immigration 24 Jul 1633, Massachusetts
Occupation Gunsmith
Father Richard Pomeroy (~1540-1611)
Mother Eleanor ??? (1563-1612)
Marriage 30 Nov 1664, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Notes for Lydia Brown
The immigration date is considered possible but not certain. Parsons406 has various details on her.
Notes for Thomas (Spouse 1)
Parsons406 has details on his life and ancestry. Thomas and Lydia had eight children.
Research
Parsons, Gerald James, 1994, "The Early Parsons Families of the Connecticut River Valley," New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg., v. 148, 215-238.
Notes for Eltweed (Spouse 2)
Weis has questions about his ancestry. Pomeroy322 has considerable details on his life and ancestry. Among those details is that the anvil he brought over from England for use in his gunsmithing trade was still in the family in 1912. There had been gunsmiths in the family for seven generations. Traditionally, he went blind at the end of his life. He was preparing to move from Windsor to his son's home in Northampton (where he died) in 1669. Weis advises that Eltweed Pomeroy's ancestry is unproven. Check this out with references more recent than Pomeroy.322

It has been shown that he was signing documents in Beaminster, Dorset, in 1631 so he could not have been on the "Mary & John" arriving in 1630. He is now believed to have come on the unnamed ship that landed on 24 July 1633.

Parsons406 has various details, since he married Lydia Brown, widow of Thomas Parsons, who also came from Beaminster.
Research
Mary & John, v. 13, p. 99
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