Mercy WEST

Female 1697 - 1726  (28 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mercy WEST was born 30 Oct 1697, Preston, New London County, Connecticut (daughter of Francis WEST and Mercy MINER); died 20 Jan 1726, Windham, Connecticut.

    Mercy married Nathaniel WALES 14 Feb 1716. Nathaniel was born 25 May 1658, Colchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; died 22 Jun 1744, Windham, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Jerusha WALES was born 17 Nov 1717, Windham, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Francis WEST was born 13 Nov 1669, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts (son of Samuel WEST and Tryphosa PARTRIDGE); died 12 May 1731, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 12 May 1764, Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut

    Francis married Mercy MINER 20 Dec 1696, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Mercy (daughter of Joseph MINER and Mary AVERY) was born 21 Aug 1673, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 06 Sep 1751, Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mercy MINER was born 21 Aug 1673, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Joseph MINER and Mary AVERY); died 06 Sep 1751, Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 1. Mercy WEST was born 30 Oct 1697, Preston, New London County, Connecticut; died 20 Jan 1726, Windham, Connecticut.
    2. Samuel WEST was born 10 Apr 1700, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 03 Feb 1779, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Joseph WEST was christened 30 Nov 1701; died 27 Jan 1764, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut.
    4. Zebulan WEST was born 16 Mar 1707; died 04 Dec 1770, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut.
    5. Ammasa WEST was born 27 Mar 1704, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Aft 1760.
    6. Christopher WEST was born 19 Jun 1709, Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut.
    7. Pelatiah WEST was born 30 Sep 1711, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel WEST was born 1643, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts (son of Francis WEST and Margery REEVES); died 08 May 1689, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

    Samuel married Tryphosa PARTRIDGE 26 Sep 1668, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. Tryphosa (daughter of George PARTRIDGE and Sarah TRACY) was born 1641; died 01 Nov 1701. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Tryphosa PARTRIDGE was born 1641 (daughter of George PARTRIDGE and Sarah TRACY); died 01 Nov 1701.
    Children:
    1. 2. Francis WEST was born 13 Nov 1669, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 12 May 1731, Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Jeuen WEST was born 8 Sep 1671; died 29 Dec 1671.
    3. Samuel WEST was born 23 Dec 1672.
    4. Pelatiah WEST was born 08 Mar 1674, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 07 Dec 1756, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    5. Ebenezer WEST was born 22 Jul 1676, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 31 Oct 1758, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut.
    6. John WEST was born 6 Mar 1679.
    7. Abigail WEST was born 26 Sep 1682.
    8. Bathsheba WEST

  3. 6.  Joseph MINER was born Bef 25 Aug 1644, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 25 Aug 1644, Hingham, Massachusetts (son of Thomas MINER and Grace PALMER); died 31 Jan 1710/1, Stonington, Connecticut; was buried , Taugwonk Cemetery, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Death: Between 01 Feb 1711 and 1712, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Joseph married Mary AVERY 28 Oct 1668, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Mary (daughter of Capt James AVERY and Joanna GREENSLADE) was born 9 Feb 1647/48, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 02 Feb 1697/98, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary AVERY was born 9 Feb 1647/48, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts (daughter of Capt James AVERY and Joanna GREENSLADE); died 02 Feb 1697/98, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Joseph MINER was born 19 Sep 1669, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Feb 1739/40, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Mary MINER was born 06 Oct 1671, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 29 Nov 1704, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Tagwonk, Connecticut.
    3. 3. Mercy MINER was born 21 Aug 1673, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 06 Sep 1751, Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
    4. Benjamin MINER was born 25 Jun 1676, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Feb 1710, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Sarah MINER was born 1679, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was christened 30 Mar 167, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut; died 24 Nov 1753, Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Joanna MINER was born 12 Dec 1681, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 15 Jan 1725/6, Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Christopher MINER was born , Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was christened 13 Jul 1684, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut; died 11 Dec 1707, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Prudence MINER was born 1688, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was christened 6 May 1688; died 17 May 1726, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Francis WEST was born abt. 1606, Salisbury, England; died 2 Jan 1692.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Francis West of Salisbury, Eng., was invited to America by Mr. Thomas of Marshfield, Mass., and he married Margery Reeves Feb. 27, 1639. He was at Duxbury, Mass., in 1641. He moved from there and purchased land at Mill Brook in 1642, returned to Duxbury in 1655. He held various public offices. Was surveyor in 1657 and constable in 1660. In 1671 was appointed by the court to have oversight of the ordinances, and in 1672 was one of the proprietors who received lots of land of five shares each. He d. Jan. 2, 1692, aged 86 years.

    Francis married Margery REEVES 27 Feb 1639. Margery was born , England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Margery REEVES was born , England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Samuel WEST was born 1643, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 08 May 1689, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  George PARTRIDGE was born Between 1605 and 1617, County Kent, England; died Between 07 Jul 1694 and 1695, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Death: Abt 1695

    George married Sarah TRACY 16 Nov 1638, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Sarah (daughter of Stephen TRACY and Tryphosa LEE) was born Between 1621 and 1622, Leyden, South Holland, Netherlands; died Between 28 Nov 1702 and 06 Oct 1708, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Sarah TRACY was born Between 1621 and 1622, Leyden, South Holland, Netherlands (daughter of Stephen TRACY and Tryphosa LEE); died Between 28 Nov 1702 and 06 Oct 1708, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Stephen Tracy and Tryphosa Lee
    • Death: Abt 1708

    Children:
    1. Sarah PARTRIDGE was born 02 Sep 1639, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 30 Oct 1717, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Masachusetts.
    2. Mercy PARTRIDGE was born 1654; died 20 Sep 1726.
    3. 5. Tryphosa PARTRIDGE was born 1641; died 01 Nov 1701.
    4. Elizabeth PARTRIDGE was born Abt 1644, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 07 Aug 1722, Chilmark, Dukes Co., (Martha's Vineyard), Massachusetts.
    5. Lydia PARTRIDGE was born Between 02 Feb 1642 and 1643; died Between 02 Feb 1742 and 1743, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    6. Ruth PARTRIDGE was born 1647, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 30 Oct 1717, Lebanon, Windham Co., Connecticut.
    7. James PARTRIDGE died Between 20 Jan 1743 and 1744, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
    8. Rebecca PARTRIDGE was born Abt 1649; died 19 Aug 1694.
    9. John PARTRIDGE was born 29 Nov 1657, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 05 Apr 1731, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
    10. Mary PARTRIDGE was born Abt 1647.

  5. 12.  Thomas MINER was born 23 Apr 1608, Chew Magna, Somerset, England (son of Clement MINER and Sarah POPE); died 23 Oct 1690, Quiambaug, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: 1630, Sailed from England in the Ship "Arabella" and landed at Salem, June 14.
    • Residence: 1634, Removed to Saybrook, in the colony of Connecticut, with the younger John Winthrop and company.
    • Fact: 1646, Elected a townsman and admitted to the rights accorded freemen
    • Death: 03 Oct 1690

    Notes:

    A long stone of rough granite lies in the ancient burial ground at Wickulequack, almost buried in the turf beneath, and bears the following inscription:

    Here lyeth the body of Lieutenant Thomas Minor
    Aged Eighty three years, departed 1690

    Thomas married Grace PALMER 29 Apr 1633/4. Grace (daughter of Walter PALMER and Elizabeth Smith BREWSTER) was born 09 May 1612, Yetminster, Dorset, England; died 31 Dec 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Grace PALMER was born 09 May 1612, Yetminster, Dorset, England (daughter of Walter PALMER and Elizabeth Smith BREWSTER); died 31 Dec 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 12 Oct 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Notes:

    "Groups of Palmer Families from Walter Palmer of Charlestown and Rehoboth, Mass., Stonington, Conn. (1901) (NewEnglandAncestors.org)

    Grace Palmer, daughter of Walter and Elizabeth Palmer, was born in England between the years 1608-10. She became a member of the First Church in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Mass., June 1, 1632, at the same time her father and step-mother united with it. She married, in Charlestown, Thomas Minor, who was born in Chew Magne, county Somerset, England, April 23, 1608, and was of the tenth generation in the Minor family. He came in the fleet which bore John Winthrop, future governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which put into port at Cape Ann, now Salem, Essex Co., Mass., Saturday, June 12, 1630.
    Thomas Minor received Lot 18 in the first division of land at Mystic Side, now Charlestown, on the sixth of the first month, 1637. His future father-in-law, Walter Palmer, receiving Lot 15.
    From Charlestown, Thomas Minor migrated, first to Hingham, Plymouth County, where four children were born, thence to Stonington, New London County, Conn., where he bouth a large tract of land lying on the borders of Wequetequack Cove, in 1652, whereon he built his house, having made a brief previous residence in Hingham, Plymouth Co. Mass. going thence to New London in 1645, where he had a grant of one home lot and built a house, but sold the whole to settle at his final abode in Stonington, where he met with some difficulty, by the fact that a grant of three hundred acres of land from the town of New London to Governor Haynes, and sold by the latter to Walter Palmer, being found to cover Minor's lot. He, however, signed the conveyance, qualifying it by the reservation that he should inhabit the place until he should have time to erect another dwelling at Mistupet. He held a very prominent place in all the stirring events which ensued in the settlement of this plantation where he died October 23, 1690. She died October, 1690, and is said to have been born the same year as her husband.

    Children:
    1. John MINER was born 03 Jun 1635, Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 17 Sep 1719, Woodbury, Litchfield Count, Connecticut.
    2. Clement MINER was born 1638, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 4 Mar 1638, Hingham, Massachusetts; died Oct 1700, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Thomas MINER was born 1640, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 10 May 1640, Hingham, Massachusetts; died 20 Apr 1662, Narragansett, Washington Co., Rhode Island; was buried , Narragansett, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
    4. Ephraim MINER was born 27 Apr 1642, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 1 May 1642, Hingham, Massachusetts; died 16 May 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 21 May 1724, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.
    5. 6. Joseph MINER was born Bef 25 Aug 1644, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; was christened 25 Aug 1644, Hingham, Massachusetts; died 31 Jan 1710/1, Stonington, Connecticut; was buried , Taugwonk Cemetery, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
    6. Manasseh MINER was born 28 Apr 1647, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Aug 1728, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Ann MINER was born 28 Apr 1649, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Aug 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Maria MINER was born 05 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 29 Jan 1660, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Samuel MINER was born 04 Mar 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 1682.
    10. Hannah MINER was born 15 Sep 1655, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 06 Mar 1691/92.

  7. 14.  Capt James AVERYCapt James AVERY was born Abt 1620, Devonshire Co., England (son of Christopher AVERY and Margery STEPHENS); died 18 Apr 1700, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Captain James Avery is often spoken as the founder of the family or clan that we call the Groton Averys. That he was the only child of Christopher Avery is plainly seen by the following entry on the books of the county court of New London, Connecticut, November 24, 1683:

    "Capt. James Avery appearing in this Court and there Declaring himself the only sonn & Heir of his Father Mr. Christopher Avery deceased and that there was neither sonn or Daughter but himself was sole heir and he desiring this court would so constitute him and give him power of administration upon the said estate of his father deceased. This Court having duly considered what hath been alleadged do approve of the same and judge the said Capt. James Avery to be the right and full heir to the said estate and do give him power of administrator to the estate of Mr. Christopher Avery his deceased father,

    Attest Charles Hill rec."

    James Avery came to America with his father and lived at Gloucester for several years. He married November 10, 1643, as appears by the records of Gloucester:

    "James Avery married Joane---- November 10, 1643."
    That her name was Joanne Greenslade is learned from her letter of dismissal from the church at Boston to the one at Gloucester in 1644. The first volume of admissions of the First Church of Boston contains what little information we have been able to glean concerning Joane Greenslade. On page 63 is a list of six names of which hers stands third among the admissions as follows:

    "The 18th day of ye 4th Moneth 1643 Joan Greenslade, a single woman."

    On page 66 of the same volume is an entry showing her dismissal to the church of Gloucester: "the 17th day of ye 1at Moneth 1644 Our Sister Joan greenslade now ye wife of one James Averill of Gloster had granted hir by ye Churches silence Ires of Recomend to ye Church at Gloster."

    She, however, seems to have retained her connection with the First Church at Boston, for on page 97 of the book of admissions is the record:
    "oe Sister Joan Avery with ye Consent of ye whole church was dismist unto ye church of christ at Pekot on ye 31 of ye 6th mo 1651.".....

    He soon became active in military affairs and is generally spoken of by the title of ensign, lieutenant, or captain. The region in which he lived was formerly the chief seat of the formidable Pequot tribe that, a few years before, had been almost exterminated by the English. The Pequot Fort, taken in 1637 by Captain John Mason in command of the Connecticut troops and their Mohegan and Narragansett allies, was on the Mystic River, on the eastern line of Groton. After the Pequot War, a few survivors of that once dreaded tribe still lived in the haunts of their fathers, with the Narragansetts on the east and the Mohegans under their sachem, Uncas, near by on the west. In 1657, the Narragansetts made a wild foray and Uncas fled from the blood and fire that marked their course. He took refuge in a fort and was besieged by his unrelenting foes. but, just in time, "Lieutenant James Avery, Mr. Brewster, Richard Haughton, Samuel Lothrop, and others well armed, succeeded in throwing themselves into the fort; and the Narragansetts, fearing to engage in a conflict with the English, broke up the siege and returned home." The legislature approved the measures that had been taken for the protection of the faithful ally of the English.....

    In 1668, James Avery and Cary Latham were chosen by the town to settle the boundary line with the sachem, Uncas. The L15 that secured the desired formal deed was paid by James Avery and two others in consideration of which each received 200 acres of land from the town. Captain Avery's services seem to have been often called for by the town and by individuals in the settling of such controversies. In 1678, the commissioners, granted Captain Avery five pounds "for his good service in assisting in the government of the Pequots for sundry years."........

    James Avery represented New London as deputy to the general court for many years. The record runs as follows: May, 1659, Oct. 1660; Oct. 1661; Oct., 1664; May and July 1665; May and Oct 1667; April and May 1668; May and Oct., 1669; May, 1675. Oct 1675, he was reported as absent. He was serving his country elsewhere-raising troops for the Indian war that terminated in the great swamp fight of December 19, 1675. We find him again a member of the general court 1676; also May and Oct., 1677; May, 1678; Oct., 1679; Oct., 1680 oct., 1682; May, 1683, May and July, 1684; May and Oct., 1685; Oct., 1686......

    In studying the record of those days, the careful student is strongly impressed with the fact that Capt. James Avery was a very remarkable man. Living as he did in stirring times, he was a leader among strong men, enjoying their confidence and respect because he deserved them. Especially is it to be noted that, although the state took cognizance of affairs that we now call private and interfered in the details of family life and personal relations in a way that would not now be tolerated, he was never censured or "presented" for any shortcoming or alleged dereliction of duty or propriety. Eminent in all the relations of life, his descendants look upon him with pride and affection as one SANS PEUR ET SANS REPROCHE.

    James married Joanna GREENSLADE 10 Nov 1643, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Joanna was born Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England; died 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Joanna GREENSLADEJoanna GREENSLADE was born Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England; died 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Hannah AVERY was born 12 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Aug 1721, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 24 Aug 1721, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.
    2. James AVERY, Jr. was born 15 Dec 1646, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Aug 1728, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. 7. Mary AVERY was born 9 Feb 1647/48, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 02 Feb 1697/98, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Thomas AVERY was born 06 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 05 Jan 1735/36, Montville, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. John AVERY was born 10 Feb 1654, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Apr 1724, North Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    6. Rebecca AVERY was born 06 Oct 1656, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 28 Apr 1707.
    7. Jonathan AVERY was born 05 Jan 1657/58, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aug 1681, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Christopher AVERY was born 30 Apr 1661, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Dec 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Samuel AVERY was born 14 Aug 1664, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 01 May 1723, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.
    10. Joanna AVERY was born 1669, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 1670 and 1763.