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John Ayer (1582–1657) was one of the original European settlers to Massachusetts, settling in Ipswich, Haverhill, and Salisbury.
- Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:84.
"JOHN, Salisbury 1640, had Hannah, b. 21 Dec. 1644, rem. to Ipswich 1646, Haverhill 1647, there d. 31 Mar. 1657."
- ↑ Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1910).
Ayers, John Sr. Mar 31, 1657.
- John Ayer, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
Entry is unreliable. It indicates, without sources, that John and his wife Hannah (Evered) immigrated with her brothers John and Stephen on the James, and then quotes Richard Mather's account of the storms that hit the James and the Angel Gabriel. However, the Evereds sailed on the James of London in July 1635. Mather sailed on the ill-fated James of Bristol. Ayers appears on neither passenger list. Moreover, according to Great Migration, John Evered (b. about 1613) was (probably) the son of John Ayers' sister (no mention of Hannah). His connection to Stephen is unproven. In addition, Great Migration indicates (consistent with Savage) that the first mention of John Ayers in the colonies was in 1640.
- ↑ Hartigan, Rev. Allen Stewart. Eyre Notes and Queries. (Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos.: Rev Allen Stewart Hartigan, 1911-1918), p. 54.