Person:Mary Unknown (161)

Mary Unknown
b.Abt 1619 England
d.Bet 30 Dec 1702 and 21 Apr 1703 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • HThomas Flagg1621 - 1697/98
  • WMary UnknownAbt 1619 - Bet 1702 & 1703
m. 1640
  1. Lt. Gershom Flagg1641 - 1690
  2. John Flagg1643 - 1696/97
  3. Bartholomew Flagg1644/45 - Bef 1697
  4. Thomas Flagg, Jr.1646 - Bef 1718/19
  5. William Flagg1648 - 1675
  6. Michael Flagg1651/52 - 1711
  7. Eleazer Flagg1653 - 1722
  8. Elizabeth Flagg1657 - 1729
  9. Mary Flagg1657/58 - 1720
  10. Rebecca Flagg1660 - 1721
  11. Benjamin Flagg1662 - 1741
  12. Allen Flagg1665 - Bef 1711
Facts and Events
Name Mary Unknown
Alt Name[1][2] _____ Underwood
Gender Female
Birth[2][3][5] Abt 1619 England
Marriage 1640 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusettsto Thomas Flagg
Will[2][3] 30 Dec 1702 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death[2][3][5] Bet 30 Dec 1702 and 21 Apr 1703 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusettsbased on date will was proved
Probate[3] 21 Apr 1703 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  1. Hotten, John Camden. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality (1874): Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and others who went from Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600- 1700. with their ages, the localities where they formerly lived in the mother country, the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars. (London, England: Chatto and Windus, 1874)
    p 291.

    THESE people went to New England: ...Aprill. the / 11 th / 1637...and THOMAS: FLEGE: aged / 21 yeares. and one MARABLE: VNDERWOOD: a mayd. Saruant / ageed, 20 yeares. goes all for New England to Inhabitt / and Remaine ////

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Flagg, Norman Gershom, and Lucius Collins Strong Flagg. Family records of the descendants of Gershom Flagg (born 1730) of Lancaster, Massachusetts, with other genealogical records of the Flagg family, descended from Thomas Flegg of Watertown, Mass., and including the Flegg lineage in England. (Quincy, Illinois: Cadogan-Hatcher Mfg. Co., 1907)
    pp. 18-21.

    The will of Thomas Flegg, dated 5 Mar., 1697 and proved 16 Feb., 1698, mentions only a part of his children, namely, the sons Thomas, Michael, Allen, and Benjamin, and the daughter Rebecca Cook (the eldest son Gershom was already dead). The will of his wife Mary, dated 30 Dec, 1702 (the year preceding her death), mentions only the son Benjamin and the daughters Mary Bigelow, Elizabeth Bigelow, and Rebecca Cook, Samuel Bigelow being executor.

    Whether this "Marable Underwood" is the "Mary", who married Thomas Flegg soon after his arrival in Massachusetts is a matter of conjecture; for Thomas' sweetheart may have crossed the ocean in the other ship, or may not liave been in Carver's family, if on the same vessel. Dr. Bond's History of Watertown states that Mary, wife of Thomas Flegg was born 1619, which would make her two years younger than Marable was said to be.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bond, Henry, M.D., and Horatio Gates Jones. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston (1860): To which is Appended the Early History of the Town. With Illustrations, Maps and Notes. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1860)
    p. 219.

    FLAGG (Fleg, Flegg).
    (I.) THOMAS FLAGG, settled in Wat. as early as 1643, and "was probably the ancestor of all families bearing that name in this country. He was selectman, 1671, '74. '75, 76, and '78. He lost his left eye, by a gunshot accident, previous to 1659, and he d. Feb. 6, 1697-8. His will dated Mar. 5, 1696-7. His wife MARY was b. 1619; her Will dated Dec. 30, 1702, and proved Ap. 21, 1703.

  4.   Flagg Ancestors through Mary Flagg m. Samuel2 Bigelow, in The Bigelow Society.

    IDENTITY OF WIFE: It is open to speculation whether this Marable Underwood was the Mary whom Thomas married shortly after his arrival in New England. Mary may not have been in the company of Carver's family. She may not have even come on one of these two vessels. Of course all of this speculation rests on the assumption that the tradition of the family's disapproval of the marriage is, in fact, truth. In Bond's History of Watertown it is stated that Mary Flagg was born in 1619, which would make her two years younger than Marable Underwood.[1/20] Note that Thomas' will was witnessed by Thomas Underwood, who may have been a relation.

  5. 5.0 5.1 Flagg, Ernest. Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England: My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking. (Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1926)
    P. 440.

    Thomas Flegg married in New England in 1640, Mary, born in England, about 1620; she died in Watertown, Mass., between 30 Dec. 1702 and 21 Apr. 1703.