Person:Grace Palmer (1)

Grace Palmer
b.abt 1614
m. by abt 1614
  1. Grace Palmerabt 1614 - 1690
  2. John Palmerabt 1615 - 1677
  3. Elizabeth Palmerabt 1617 -
  4. William Palmer1619 - bef 1697
  5. Jonah Palmer1621 - 1709
m. 23 Apr 1634
  1. Captain John Miner1635 - 1719
  2. Deacon Clement Miner1638 - 1700
  3. Thomas Miner1640 - 1662
  4. Lieutenant Ephraim Miner1642 - 1724
  5. Dr. Joseph Miner1644 - 1712
  6. Deacon Manassah Miner1647 - 1728
  7. Ann Miner1649 - 1652
  8. Mary Miner1651 - 1660
  9. Samuel Miner1652 - 1682
  10. Hannah Miner1655 - est 1692
Facts and Events
Name[1] Grace Palmer
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1614
Religion[1] 1 Jun 1633 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesAdmitted to Charlestown church.
Marriage 23 Apr 1634 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Lieutenant Thomas Minor
Death[4] 31 Dec 1690 Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
Burial[3] Wequetequock Burying Ground, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

WALTER PALMER, by Doris Palmer Buys, page 44.THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, THE AVERYS OF GROTON. VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, CT., Vol. 1, page 78. Minor, Grace, Mrs., d. Dec. 31, 1690. REFERENCES: Genealogy:PG/p. 20---Dr. BS10---Savage/Vol. 3, p. 216---HIST. STON./1916, pp. 466, 507. Grace Palmer was born in England between 1608 and 1610. She became a member of the First Church in Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA on 1 Jun 1632 with her father and step-mother, Rebecca. She married Thomas Minor who was born in Chew Magna, Sommerset Co., England on 23 Apr 1608. He came in John Winthrop's fleet which landed at Capt Ann, now Salem, Essex Co., MA on 12 Jun 1630. Thomas Minor received lot 18 in the first division of land at Mystic side, now Charlestown, MA. on the sixth of the first month 1637. His future father-in-law Walter Palmer, receiving lot 15. From Charlestown Thomas Minor migrated, first to Hingham, where four of his children were born and thence to Stonington, New London Co., CT. where he bought a large tract of land lying on the border of Wequetequock Cove, in 1652. He thereon built his house. In 1645 he went to New London, CT, where he had a grant of one home lot and built a house, but sold the whole to settle at his final abode in Stonington, where he met with some difficulty. By the fact that a grant of three hundred acres of land from the town of New London to Governor Haynes and sold later to his father-in-law being found to cover Thomas Minor's lot. He, however, signed the coveyance,qualitfing it by the reservation that he should inhabit the place until he should have time to erect another dwelling at Mistupet, he held a very prominent place in all the stirring events which ensued in the settlement of this plantation where he died 23 Oct 1690. Grace also died in Oct 1690, and is said to have been born in the same year as her husband. A long stoneof rough granite lies in the Ancient Burial Ground at Wequetequock, which bears the inscription "Here Lyeth the Body of Lieut. Thomas Miner, aged eighty three years, departed 1690". Thomas Minor and family located themselves at Quimbogand at Tongwonk.

had 12 children

9 May 1612 in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA also given as birthd/p

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Walter Palmer", in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), III:1381.

    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: on 1 June 1633 Walter "Pamer," Rebeckah his wife and Grace "Pamer" their daughter were admitted to Charlestown church [ChChR 8].
    Aged 53 in 1667 [TAG 24:43 citing WMJ 764].

  2.   Palmer, Elmer Hall. Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Walter Palmer of Charlestown, Seacuncke, Stonington. (The Walter Palmer Society, 2002).
  3. Grace Palmer Minor [1], in Find A Grave.
  4. Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Stonington Vital Records:251 (edited version).

    'MINOR, MINER ...
    Grace, Mrs., d. Dec. 31, 1690

  5.   Wheeler, Richard Anson. History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900 (1900): With a Genealogical Register of Stonington Families. (New London, Conn.: Press of the Day Publishing Company, 1900), page 507.

    GRACE, b. in England, of whom it is traditionally said that she was of the same age as her husband, Thomas Miner, born in 1608 (No. 11), Miner family.