Person:Mary Means (1)

Mary Means
d.Bef 24 Oct 1666
  • HWilliam DavisEst 1597 - Bef 1643/44
  • WMary Means1607 - Bef 1666
m. Bef 1635
Facts and Events
Name Mary Means
Gender Female
Birth? 1607 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Marriage Bef 1635 based on birth of 1st child
to William Davis
Death[1] Bef 24 Oct 1666 when John Cowdall's wife was called Joan

Children Abigail DAVIS </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=120708&id=I24964&ti=5519> b: 31 Oct 1635 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Sources:

Abbrev: AFN: M1VN-7C John Palmer's file found 1/21/03

On 7 Jul 1645, "John Condell [sic] of Boston and Mary his wife" sold the house they lived in to William Davis, and on 9 Oct 1645 (quote): William Davis petitioned the court for assurance that his mother, who had the estate of William Davis, including the house and lands, in her hands and in the hands of "John Cowdell by marriage with her," would pay the portions due to him and his "brother and sisters," this portion to be acknowledged as separate from the property William Davis had just purchased from his step-mother and her husband.

Mary must have died before 1 On 24 Oct 1666, when the general attorney made an indictment "against Joan Cowdall, the wife of John Cowdall of Newport for that she did Ausault Beate and Lame the wife of Wm Wodell."

  1. William Davis, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS, 1999-2011)
    v2, p 316-8.

    giving house sale, marriage to John Cowdall

  2.   Richmond, Henry I. Richmond family records. (London: Adlard & Son, 1933-1938)
    v1, p 92.

    giving indictment against Joan Cowdall wife of John