John Mayo of Roxbury, Mass.

Updated: Jan 27, 2019


The book "John Mayo of Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1630-1688, a genealogical and biographical record of his descendants", offers a wealth of information on this line. He claims John's grandfather was John Mayo of West Malling (Towne Marroling) in Kent. He was believed to be born bet. 1540 and 1570 and he died abt. 1617 in Kent. He could have been the son of John Mayo who was born Oct. 2, 1547, the son of Richard Mayo of East Enoyle, Wilts, and his wife, Luce Stone.

John Mayo married Rebekah Stoughton and had three children:

  • Frances - who m. Stephen England of Sandwich, Kent

  • Mary - who came to New England with her nephew, John of Roxbury, and his mother. She never married.

  • Thomas - b. abt. 1600-1605 and died bef. 1630. Married abt. 1629 to Elizabeth ___ and had one son, John, born in 1629, who came to New England and was the first Mayo to land in America. After Thomas died, Elizabeth married Robert Gamlyn, Jr., and little John Mayo traveled with them on the ship "William and Francis" abt. 1630.

  • John grew up in Massachusetts and married Hannah Graves, who was born in Roxbury on 8 Sep 1636, daughter of John Graves and Judith Allard. He died 28 Apr 1688, age 58, and Hannah died 5 Oct 1698-99. They are buried in the old Eustis Street Burying Ground, Roxbury. Together they had nine children:

  • Hannah

  • John

  • Hannah

  • Rebecca

  • Joseph

  • Mehitable

  • Thomas

  • Benjamin

  • Thomas

This book was printed in 1965. My earliest known Mayo ancestor is Ezekiel Mayo who married Rebecca Hazard. This book's index contains no men named Ezekiel Mayo. Neither does it have any Hazard, Strong, or Underhill connections, the wives of our Mayo line. For more information, see the Mayo page.

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