Person:John Mayo (4)

m. Abt. 1644
  1. Mary Mayo1645 - 1711
  2. Samuel Mayo1647 - 1668
  3. Hannah Mayo1650 - 1671
  4. Elizabeth Mayo1653 - 1696
  5. Joseph Mayo1654 - 1712
  6. John MayoAbt 1656 - 1725/6
  7. Nathaniel Mayo1658 -
  8. Sarah Mayo1660/1 - Bef 1745
  9. Mercy MayoAbt 1664 - 1748/49
m. 14 Apr 1681
  1. Hannah Mayo1681/2 -
  2. Samuel Mayo1684 - Aft 1759
  3. Mercy Mayo1688 - AFT 1765
  4. John Mayo1691 -
  5. Rebecca Mayo1692 - AFT 1762
  6. Mary Mayo1694 - 1771
  7. Joseph Mayo1696 - Aft 1759
  8. Elizabeth Mayo1706 - 1789
Facts and Events
Name John Mayo
Gender Male
Birth[4] Abt. 1656 Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States
Alt Marriage 14 Mar 1681 Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Hannah Freeman
Marriage 14 Apr 1681 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesto Hannah Freeman
Death[2][3][4] 1 Feb 1725/6 Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestral File Number 931J-T4
Ancestral File Number MJP5-7S

There are two grandsons of Rev. John Mayo, both named John Mayo, of about the same approximate age. One was the son of Rev. John's son John, and the other was the son of Rev. John's son Samuel. One of them married Hannah Freeman, but we must be careful in the identification of which one it was.

The will of John Mayo of Harwich, the husband of Hannah Freeman, (an abstract at Pane-Joyce Genealogy) dated 3 Feb 1723/4, bequeaths to his son Samuel rights "in Oyster Bay or Jericho on Long Island N.Y." and mentions his wife Hannah. Given that Captain Samuel Mayo was a mariner, and bought a large tract of land in Oyster Bay from the Indians (see, for example, Source:Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine, p. 1780), this suggests that the John Mayo who married Hannah Freeman and died in Harwich was the son of Captain Samuel Mayo. Also, a genforum posting discusses a deed by Joseph Mayo who identifies himself as "eldest son and heir of Samuel Mayo" and mentions his "well Beloved Brother John Mayo of Hing[h]am", which given that John Mayo married Hannah Freeman in Hingham, is another strong argument that the John Mayo who m. Hannah Freeman was the son of Samuel Mayo.

The record of the birth of the John Mayo who was born in Eastham 15 Dec 1652 was listed in the family of John Mayo and Hannah Lecraft, i.e., the other candidate. (See Source:Mayflower Descendant, p. 6:205.) That is probably not the John Mayo who married Hannah Freeman. A genforum posting, item 7, suggests this John may have died young, as his father's will in 1702 did not mention him.

  1.   JaAnna Nelson. Family Records of JaAnna Nelson.
  2. Harwich, Mass., Vital Records, in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 8:35.

    m'r John mayo died in febuary 1 day 1725/6.

  3. Pane-Joyce, David. Pane-Joyce Genealogy.

    Will of John Mayo of Harwich dated 3 Feb 1723/4, probated 15 Feb 1725/6.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Births & Deaths: From the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1992), 241.

    John Mayo, s/o Samuel, b. abt. 1656, d. Harwich 1 Feb 1725/6, Brewster gravestone, m. Hannah Freeman.