Person:John Ames (10)

m. 12 Oct 1601
  1. Thomas Ames1602 - 1602
  2. Mary Ames1603 -
  3. Henry Ames1603 -
  4. William Ames1605 - 1652/53
  5. Thomas Ames1607 -
  6. John Ames1610 - Abt 1698
m. 20 Oct 1645
Facts and Events
Name John Ames
Gender Male
Baptism? 2 Dec 1610 Bruton, Somerset, England
Immigration[2] 1635 Massachusetts, United Statesfrom Sandwich, England on the Hercules (probably)
Marriage 20 Oct 1645 East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Hayward
Death[1] Abt 1698 East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Mitchell, Nahum. History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts: including an extensive family register. (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States: Printed for the author by Kidder & Wright, 1840 (reprinted 1897))

    John Ames above came from Duxbury to this town; was an original proprietor here, and m. Elizabeth Hayward 1645; she was probably sister of Thomas Hayward; they had no children, but he had a large estate which he gave by deeds in 1697 to his nephew John, son of his brother William, of Braintree, and to the sons of his said nephew. He d. a. 1698.—(William, of Braintree, d. 1654; his wife Hannah; his children, according to Boston records, were Hannah 1641, Rebecca 1642, Lydia 1645, John 1647, Sarah 1650, Deliverance 1653,—Hannah m. John Hayden 1660, m. by Gov. Endicott.

  2. Ames, Faber Kanouse. The Ames family of Bruton, Somerset, England: direct line of descent through...William...(1603-1654), who came to America in 1635. (Los Angeles, California: F.A. Ames, 1969)
    pp. 23-30.

    We are certain that John Ames sailed on the ship 'Hercules' from the port of Sandwich in the latter part of March, 1635, for two fellow passengers, Samuel Hinckley and Thomas Hayward, said that he came with them. They did not mention William, but this is not remarkable since both had special reasons to speak of John. Hayward became his lifelong neighbor, and John later married Hayward's sister whom he met on the voyage, and their marriage was performed by Hinckley's son, then Governor of Plymouth. Neither William nor John is listed among the twenty four passengers who got their permits to sail at Sandwich, but all these were residents of Kent County, and there were seventy eight others on board. It seems so like that the brothers journeyed together, if only for companionship and for economy in sharing the necessary outfit, that, as there is no evidence to the contrary, I assume William was also on the 'Hercules.'