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In memory of Ralph Hemingway, my Maternal 11th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.


  • Encyclopedia of Massachusetts Biographical Genealogical Volume 7

  • A Genealogical Record of One Branch of the Hemenway Family, from 1634 to 1880

  • "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch

  • Great Migration Begins, by R. C. Anderson, Vol. I-III, p. 908-910

  • William Barry, A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, Including the Plantation, from 1640 to the Present Time, Boston, 1990, page 282.

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Ralph Hemingway

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1609 or earlier



1634 July 5




1678 June



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Ralph Hemingway (or Hemenway) was probably born in England before 1609. He was part of the Puritan Great Migration. He was an early member of the church at Roxbury and was admitted as member #96 in 1633. He was single and listed as "Ralph Hinningway, a man servant". By 1639 he was one of the largest land owners in Roxbury. He married Elizabeth Hewes in 1634 in Roxbury. That same year, he took the freeman's oath there. His will was dated May 4, 1677, and he died in June 1678.


Ralph Hemingway & Elizabeth Hewes were the parents of my ancestor,

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