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  • ID: I051185
  • Name: Henry Way
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF. 1583 in possibly Allington, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England 1 2 3 4
  • Death: 24 MAY 1667 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts 1 2 3 5
  • Note:
    Henry Way came to New England on the ship "Mary and John" in 1630. He was accorded the title "Mr." in town records, indicating a higher social standing. He carried on a fishing business in Dorchester. "His boat saved three shipwrecked men off the coast 26 July 1631 and two other boats of his were lost, five men being killed by the Indians and two drowned in 1632." [from William Richard Cutter, Genealogical & Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. IV, (Orig. publ. NY, 1911; repr. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1997), pg. 1902. He was admitted to the church at Dorchester 5 May 1643.

    None of Henry's sons married Joane Sumner, daughter of William; she married Aaron Way, not of this family.

    Perhaps the son or brother of George Way, merchant of Dorchester, Dorset whose will was dated 3 Dec 1641:
    Date 03 December 1641
    Catalogue reference PROB 11/187
    Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
    Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers
    Piece Name of Register: Evelyn Quire Numbers: 105 - 155




    Marriage 1 *Elizabeth b: ABT. 1581 in England
    • Married: in England
    Children
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth Way b: ABT. 1608 in Bridport, Bridport, Dorset, England
    2. Has No Children Henry Way , Jr b: ABT. 1610 in Bridport, Bridport, Dorset, England
    3. Has Children George (Sgt.) Way b: BET. 1614 - 1620 in England
    4. Has No Children Richard (Lt.) Way b: ABT. 1624 in Bridport, Bridport, Dorset, England
    5. Has No Children Samuel Way b: BEF. 1630 in England
    6. Has No Children Son Way b: BEF. 1630 in England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Genealogical & Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. IV
      Author: William Richard Cutter
      Publication: NY: 1911; repr. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1997
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: pg. 1902
    2. "Old Dorchester," NEHGS "Register," Vol. 5, pg. 467.
    3. Title: A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing Dorchester Births, Marriages & Death to the End of 1825
      Publication: Boston: 1890; reproduced on CD by Search & ReSearch Publishing Corporation, Wheat Ridge, CO 1997
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: pg. 27
    4. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000; article regarding Henry Way. Born by about 1573.
    5. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000; article regarding Edward Foster.

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