Person:Martha Shaw (16)

m. 24 Jun 1616
  1. Susanna unknownBEF 1616 - AFT 1698
  2. Joseph Shaw1618 - 1653
  3. Grace Shaw1621 - Bef 1638
  4. Martha Shaw1623 - 1625
  5. Mary Shaw1626 - 1658
  6. John Shaw1628 - 1629
  7. Deacon John Shaw1630 - 1704
  8. Martha Shaw1632 - 1704
m. 1652
Facts and Events
Name Martha Shaw
Gender Female
Christening[1] 6 Jan 1632 Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Marriage 1652 Massachusetts, United Statesto Thomas Vinson
Death[2] 16 Sep 1704 Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United StatesCitation needed
  1. "Notes and Queries", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 48:346, Jul 1894.

    Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, England: Martha, of Abraham Shaw, Northow'm Baptized Janry 6th, 1632.

  2. No death record for Martha Vinson is found in Weymouth deaths. Of course, the death of a married woman would be under her married name, hence dependent on the accuracy of the marriage. The marriage appears to come from Chamberlain's History of Weymouth, p. 4:611, where he says Martha m. "Thomas Vinson of Weymouth". (And of course it gets asserted in other works without evidence, presumably based on Chamberlain's authority.) I can find no marriage record, no births of children, nor a death of either alleged spouse. In the Vinson section of Chamberlain's book, there are no entries until John who arrives in the 1690s, so no notice of this alleged Thomas Vinson of Weymouth. There is a family in Gloucester, but their son Thomas wasn't born until 1675 or thereabouts. Martha's father died when she was young and she is still "Martha Shawe" in his will. In short, evidence of Martha's existence after the date of the will of her father seems completely lacking.