Person:Margery Bray (1)

Margery Bray
b.Abt. 1660
m. Abt. 1655
  1. John BrayAbt 1655 - Bef 1693/94
  2. Joan BrayAbt 1658 - Bef 1707
  3. Margery BrayAbt 1660 - 1741
  4. Mary BrayAbt 1666 - Aft 1752
m. Bef 1681
  1. Andrew Pepperell1681 -
  2. Mary Pepperell1685 - 1766
  3. Margery Pepperell1689 -
  4. Joanna Pepperell1692 -
  5. Miriam Pepperell1694 -
  6. Sir William Pepperell1696 - 1759
  7. Dorothy Pepperell1698 -
  8. Jane Pepperell1701 - 1765
Facts and Events
Name Margery Bray
Gender Female
Birth[3][4] Abt. 1660
Marriage Bef 1681 to Col. William Pepperell
Death[1][2] 24 Apr 1741 Kittery, York, Maine, United States

Source:York, Maine, United States. York Deeds, p. :cli: "Samson Whitt aged 23 years Testifyeth That when Joseph Pearce went last to sea, the sayd Pearce desired this Deponent & John Andrews to take notice that hee gave unto Margery Bray his whoole Estate after his decease, his debts being first payd, & sayd y't should bee his last Will & testament." 14 Nov 1678. Similar testimony by Richard Row and John Andrews. The common interpretation is that Joseph Pearce and Margery Bray may have intended to marry at the time Joseph was lost at sea.

  1. Anderson, Joseph Crook, and Lois Ware Thurston. Vital records of Kittery, Maine : to the year 1892. (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, c1991), 13.

    The above Mad'm Margrey Pepperrell Dec'd : April 24'th : 1741 in the [blank] year of her age.

  2. Sargent, William M. (William Mitchell), and Maine) Maine Historical Society (Portland. Maine Wills, 1640-1760. (Portland, Me.: Brown Thurston, 1887), 461-2 view here.

    Will of "Margery Pepperrell of Kittery ... Widow", dated 1 Jan 1739, inventory 24 Feb 1741, proved 26 May 1741.

    my beloved Sister Mary Dearing
    my Husband William Pepperrell late of Kittery Deces'd
    my well beloved Son William Pepperrell [Sir William Pepperrell]
    my beloved Daughter in Law Jane Frost
    my well beloved Daughters Mary Frost, Margery Gunnison, Miriam Tyler, Dorothy Newmarch, & Jane Clark
    my Grandaughters Sarah Frost & Margery Wentworth the Children of my Son Andrew Pepperrell [later my Son Andrew Pepperrell Deces'd.]
    my Grandchildren, Margery Gerrish, Mary Moody Elizabeth Hale Joanna Frost & Dorothy Pitman, the Children of my Daughter Joanna Jackson Deces'd.

  3. Drummond, Josiah H. "John Bray of Kittery", in The Maine historical and genealogical recorder. (Portland, Maine: S.M. Watson), 3:254.

    Margery was born in 1660, and was married in 1680.
    [Her position as third child is inferred from the order of mention in her father's will, "confirmed" by order of marriage and order of death.]

  4. York, Maine, United States. York Deeds. (Portland, Maine: Varies, 1886-1910), 3:vii.

    "Deposition of Margery Bray aged about 16 years" dated 25 Jul 1676 [born 1660]