Facts and Events
Samuel Mayo, s/o Rev. John and Thomasine Mayo, was born abt. 1615 in England. Ordained as teaching elder on 15 Apr 1640 and worked with his father at Barnstable. He was a mariner and had many land dealings with Indians and settlers at Oyster Bay in Long Island, living there during much of the 1650's. By 1658, when his son Nathaniel was born, he had returned to Boston where his father was preaching. He died there probably early 1664 as his inventory was taken 25 Apr 1664.
Samuel's wife was Thomasine Lumpkin, the daughter of William and Thomasine Lumpkin. After Samuel died, she married John Sunderland, whom she survived.
- Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine by Henry Sweetser Burrage and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, p. 1780. Brief bio.
- "Early Settlers of Eastham" by Josiah Paine in Source:Cape Cod library of local history and genealogy : a facsimilie edition of 108 pamphlets published in the early 20th centur y, p. 517. Brief bio.
- Source:A memorial of John, Henry, and Richard Townsend and their descendants (26921), p. 11, provides some details of Samuel Mayo's land dealings on Long Island with the Indians and early settlers of Oyster Bay.
The appearance, within a couple of generations, of several ladies sharing the approximate given name Tamsen/Tamisen/Tomasin has led to a fair bit of confusion. Several uploaded GEDCOMs incorrectly indicated Rev. John Mayo's wife as Thomasin Lumpkin. She is actually a daughter-in-law, married to Samuel. The actual spouse of Rev. Mayo is Tamisen Brike.
- JaAnna Nelson. Family Records of JaAnna Nelson.
- John Sunderland's Will, in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 17:99.
[This article is not the most valuable source, only providing an assertion by the editor that John Sunderland's wife was the widow of Samuel Mayo without explaining how that is known. It quotes William Lumpkin's will of 20 Jul 1668 which refers to her as "my Daughter Tamsin the wife of John Sunderling" since she had remarried by this time. Her daughters by her first marriage are named in her second husband's (John Sunderland) will of 27 Sep 1700, "Mary Bangs Sarah ffreeman and Mercy Seers". No other connection to Samuel Mayo or data about him is given. Jrich.]
- The Bangs Family, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 10:157.
[Like the source cited above, this one talk abouts "Thomasine" and her parents, and as far as I can tell, doesn't ever identify Thomasine's husband, except obliquely, by saying Thomasine is mother of Jonathan Bang's wife Mary Mayo. He is mentioned on p. 8:368, which contains a chart of the Bangs family, that the cited article is correcting, but only as father of Mary and son of Rev. John. Jrich.]
- ↑ "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 13:332.
Samuel Mayo. - April 26, 1664. Power of Administration to the Estate of the Late Samuell Mayoh, Marriner, Deceased, is graunted to Mr John Mayo, his Father, the Widow of the said Sam Mayo refusinge to take Administration in the Behalf of the Creditors & children of the said Sammuell so farr as the Estate will Reache unto. Inventorye of the Estate taken Ap'l. 25, 1664...