Tuesday, August 2, 2011

MARY BECKETT (SOULE) 1590-1676

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Polly Barber (Child), daughter of Ichabod Barber, son of Thomas Barber, son of Thomas Barber, son of Susanna West (Barber), daughter of Susannah Soule (West), daughter of Mary Beckett (Soule).]


Burial: Myles Standish Burying Ground, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 26862296

found on findagrave.com

The home of George and Mary (nee Beckett) Soule has been reconstructed for historical exhibition in Plymouth, Massachusetts.



(General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Vol. 35 August 1969, No. 3)


"Mary's Home"


Status in Pilgrim Company
Mary Becket arrived in the Plymouth community on the "Anne" in July or August of 1623. found on ancestry.com

Mary came on the "Anne"

Under the original agreement with the "merchant adventurers", those who came and worked as partners in the Plymouth venture would all benefit from the 1627 Division of the colony assets. While we tend to give the Mayflower passengers special consideration as "The Pilgrims" (a term they did not use to denote themselves that came into use at the end of the 18th century), the Plymouth colonists classified all those who arrived on the first four ships alike, and referred to them as the "Old Comers" or "First Comers" (which also included a few stragglers such as Phineas Pratt).


The Fortune
The ship Fortune arrived at Plymouth on November 9, 1621, just a few weeks after the "First Thanksgiving". This passenger list is based on the 1623 Division of Land, compiled by Charles Edward Banks in Planters of the Commonwealth, and by the information found in Eugene Aubrey Stratton's Plymouth Colony: Its History and its People, 1620-1691.


Fortune Passenger List


John Adams, William Basset, Elizabeth Basset (Wife), William Beale, Jonathan Brewster, Elizabeth Basset (Wife), Clement Briggs, Edward Bumpas, John Cannon, William Conner, Robert Cushman, Thomas Cushman (Son), Philipe de la Noye, Steven Deane, Thomas Flavell and Son, ______ Ford, Martha Ford (Wife), Thomas Flavell and Son, Martha Ford (daughter), John Ford (son), Robert Hickes, William Hilton, Bennet Morgan, Thomas Morton, Austen Nicolas, William Palmer, William Palmer (son), William Pitt, Thomas Prence, Moses Simonson, Hugh Statie, James Steward, William Tench, John Winslow, William Wright .

Ann and Little James
"The vessels parted company at sea; the ANN arrived the latter part of June, and the LITTLE JAMES some week or ten days later; part of the number were the wives and children of persons already in the Colony. The ship Anne arrived in Plymouth in July, 1623 accompanied by the Little James, bringing new settlers along with many of the wives and children that had been left behind in Leyden when the Mayflower departed in 1620."


EMIGRANT ANCESTORS, John Camden Hotten, 1874
Anthony Annabal, wife, Jane Annabal, and children: Sarah, Hannah, Edward Bangs, Robert Bartlett, Fear Brewster, Patience Brewster; (daughters of Elder Brewster), Mary Bucket, Edward Burcher, Thomas Clarke, Christopher Conant, Hester Cooke (joined her husband and son, both MAYFLOWER passengers), and children: Jane, Jacob, and Mary Godbert Godbertson, Sarah (Priest) Godberston, and children: Marrah Priest, Sarah Priest, and Samuel, Anthony Dix, John Faunce, Mr. Pierce's two servants, Joshua Pratt, James Rand, Robert Ratcliffe and his wife, Nicholas Snow, Alice Southworth (Bradford), Francis Sprague, and either his wife or daughter Anna, and daughter Mercy Barbara — (Standish), Thomas Tilden and wife, Stephen Tracy, Ralph Wallen and wife Joyce, Goodwife Flavell, Edmund Flood, Bridget Fuller, Timothy Hatherly.William Heard, Margaret Hickes and her children (wife of Robert Hickes, who came in the FORTUNE): Lydia, Phoebe, Samuel and Ephraim, William Hilton's wife and children: William, and Mary Edward Holman.John JennySarah Jenny, and children: Samuel,Abigail and Sarah Manasseh Kempton Robert Long Experience Mitchell George Morton and his wife Julianna, and children: Nathaniel, Patience, John, Sarah, and Ephraim Thomas Morton, Jr.; son of Thomas Morton, who came in the FORTUNE,Ellen Newton, John Oldham and his sister, Lucretia Frances Palmer; wife of William Palmer, who came in the FORTUNE, Christian Penn, Elizabeth Warren, wife of Richard (MAYFLOWER), and children: Mary, Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Abigail
found on ancestry.com

Mary Beckett: Notes
The passenger ship "Anne" arrived in Plymouth in July 1623 accompanied by the Little James, bringing new settlers along with many wives and children who had been left behind in Leiden when the Mayflower departed. Mary Beckett was one of the passengers in "Anne" in 1621. Her marriage to George is established through George's sale of an acre of land granted to Mary as a ship passenger, which he could do as her husband.
found on ancestry.com

The following was taken from
© 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000. Josephine Lindsay Bass and Becky Bonner. All rights reserved.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0043/ g0000055.html#I37840
Aka: BUCKETT. 2049.


Mary BECKETT was born 17 January 1590 in Eckington, Worcester, England. She died 16 December 1676 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


By 1627 MARY BUCKETT (in the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle George Soule had wife Mary and son Zachariah; Mary has been identified by many writers as Mary Buckett of the 1623 land division on that basis that no other Mary was available in the limited Plymouth population of the earliest years). She died about December 1672 (son John Soule indicated in an account of 1676 that "my mother died which was three year the last December" [MD 2:83-84]).

MARY BUCKETT: In the 1623 Plymouth land division, Marie Buckett, as a passenger on the Anne in 1623, is granted one acre "adjoining to Joseph Rogers" [PCR 12:6].

COMMENTS: For reasons discussed in his sketch, she has been identified as the wife of GEORGE SOULE. Most writers call her Mary Becket, but the above spelling is the only contemporaneous one we have.


Passenger list, ship Anne, 1623: The ship Anne arrived in Plymouth in July, 1623 accompanied by the Little James, bringing new settlers along with many of the wives and children that had been left behind in Leyden when the Mayflower departed in 1620. This ship passenger list is reconstructed from the 1623 Division of Land, the passenger list compiled by Charles Banks in Planters of the Commonwealth, and the research found in Eugene Aubrey Stratton's Plymouth Colony: Its History and Its People, 1620-1691. The author is a descendant of Anne passengers Ellen Newton, Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, Abigail Warren, Mrs. Barbara Standish, Mary Becket, and Francis Sprague. * Annable, Anthony o Jane (Momford) Annable, wife o Sarah Annable, daughter o Hannah Annable, daughter * Bangs, Edward * Bartlett, Robert * Becket, Mary * Brewster, Patience o Fear Brewster, sister * Clark, Thomas * Conant, Christopher * Cooke, Mrs. Hester (Mahieu) o Jane Cooke, daughter o Jacob Cooke, son o Hester Cooke, daughter * Dix, Anthony * Faunce, John * Flavel, Mrs. Elizabeth * Flood, Edmond * Fuller, Mrs. Bridget (Lee) * Godbertson, Godbert o Sarah (Allerton)(Vincent)(Priest) Godbertson, wife o Samuel Godbertson, son o Sarah Priest, step-daughter o Mary Priest, step-daughter * Hatherly, Timothy * Heard, William * Hicks, Mrs. Margaret o Samuel Hicks, son o Lydia Hicks, daughter * Hilton, Mrs. William o William Hilton, son o Mary Hilton, daughter * Holman, Edward * Kempton, Manasseh * Long, Robert * Mitchell, Experience * Morton, George
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Mary was brought (along with many others) to court for "frequently absenting themselues from the publicke worship of God, were sentanced by the Court to pay, according to order of Court, each ten shillings".
found on ancestry.com

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