Seven new sketches were recently posted to the Early New England Families Study Project database on americanancestors.org:
Andrew Lane of Hingham, a feltmaker and farmer who had nine children with his wife Trypheny.
George Lane of Hingham, Andrew’s brother, a shoemaker, who had eight children with his wife Sarah Harris.
Oliver Mellowes of Boston and Braintree, farmer. By his first wife, Mary James, Oliver had four children. His second wife was the widow Elizabeth (Hawkredd) Coney – see below.
Elizabeth (Hawkredd) (Coney) (Mellowes) Makepeace. By her first husband, John Coney, Elizabeth had four children in England, two of whom died as infants. She was 25 and pregnant with their fourth child when she was widowed for the first time. She married her second husband, Oliver Mellowes (above), a widower with four children from his first marriage. Oliver, Elizabeth, and their combined six children came to New England in 1634, where the Melloweses had three more children. Elizabeth was 33 and pregnant with their third child when she was again widowed. She married third, bringing five of her own children and four step-children, to Thomas Makepeace, who had six children, and then they had two more children together! She outlived her third husband.
John Pike of Ipswich and Newbury, Massachusetts, and Woodbridge, New Jersey. John and his first wife, Mary Turvell, had nine children. He had no children by his second wife, Elizabeth (Blossom) FitzRandolph, but she had twelve children (several of whom died as infants) by her first husband, Edward FitzRandolph. John Pike and several of his children were founders of Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Robert Pike of Ipswich, Newbury, and Salisbury, John’s brother. Robert had eight children by his first wife, Sarah Sanders. His second wife was the widow Martha (Moyce) Goldwire, whose first husband was George Goldwire. Robert Pike has been described as “A Massachusetts magistrate and military man in Maine and New Hampshire and a liberal leader ahead of his time.” He opposed legislation that he claimed limited free speech and defended Mary (Perkins) Bradbury during the witchcraft trials.
John Tompkins of Salem, farmer. John and his first wife, Margaret, had ten children. His second wife was the widow Mary (—) Reade, who had eleven children by her first husband, Thomas Reade, some of whom also died as infants. Thomas had four children by his first wife.