Name: MARY JANE PENDLETON
Birth: ABT 1600 in Olney, BKM, England
Death: 25 SEP 1665 in Lynn, Essex, MA
Reference Number: NBP
There is a great deal of controversy over the correct name for the wife
of Thomas 1Newhall. It is my contention that the controversy can easily
be clarified if we consider, that in those days if a husband passed away,
the wife had no means of support, and would immediately look for another
man to marry and support herself and any children from the first or
previous marriage. If you look at a several marriages from this era, it
becomes abundantly clear that this is the case.
It is my contention that Mary Jane Pendleton was married to a Mr. Wood
(ard) prior to being married to Thomas1 Newhall. As far as the Wood, as
opposed to Woodard is concerned, it was quite common for names to be
misspelled in official documents because of misunderstanding of
pronounciation, and just plain lazy work on the part of recorders.
With these opinions of mine, and $2.50, you can buy a cup of decaf coffee
in any bar in Athens, Greece.
Arthur Dalton, Jan 1998; expressing an opinion.
From Lynn Historical Society Genealogies, Vol 1, No. 12a. From
information on the Internet thru the Users Home page of Julia Crisina
Rice, she gives the wife of Thomas Newhall the name of Mary Jane
Pendleton, born 1600 in Olney Parish, Buckingham, England, died Sept 25
1665 in Lynn, Essex, MA.
From the Internet, family page of David M. Randall a descendant of Thomas
John Newhall and Mary (Farrington?) were the parents of Thomas Newhall
b. abt 1583 im Buckinhamshire, England, d. April 5, 1673, in
Massachusetts, married Mary Woodard? abt 1620 in England. Mary died
September 25, 1665.
Mary, wife of Thomas Newall was admonished for refusing to sit in a seat
appointed unto her by the court, 20 January 1634. (Bucks Diocesean
Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc. Vol. 15, pg. 38.
Marion A. MacDonald, the Newhall family of Lynn,
This in fact may not be our Thomas and Mary. There is nothing on record
that I have seen that shows when Thomas actually changed the spelling of
his surname. Mary was such a common first name, it can not be used alone
to verify a historic happening. I personally find it hard to believe that
someone in early Lynn would go through the trouble to falsefy all the
existing records indicating that Thomas Newhall and his wife were in fact
in Lynn at the early dates specified.
This comment is by Arthur Dalton, Jan,1998
THOMAS NEWHALL b: 1595 in Sherington, Bucks, England
12 JUN 1618
in Clifton Reynes, Bucks, England
- FRANCIS NEWHALL b: 1619 in Clifton Reynes, Bucks, England
- SUSANNA NEWHALL b: 1624 in Sherington, Bucks, England
- THOMAS NEWHALL b: 1630 in Lynn, Essex, MA
- JOHN NEWHALL b: 1631 in Lynn, Essex, MA
- MARY NEWHALL b: JUN 1637 in Lynn, Essex, MA