|b. bp 9 February 1644/5||New Haven Conn||[NEGHR 68:283-4]|
|d. 29 March 1734||West Haven Conn||[NEGHR 68:283-4]|
|m. 13 January 1675/6||[NEGHR 68:283-4]|
|d. 1646||At sea|
|m. 6 January 1628/9||St Nicholas Acons, London||[TAG 16:195]|
[1299/1419] Margeret Lewen
|b. c1614||[Gillespie 185]|
[NEGHR 68:283-4] Capt GL, one of the merchant gentleman who founded the Colony of New haven, came from London. He was lost on board the 'great ship' he commanded, whose fate is the theme of Longfellow's poem 'The Phantom Ship', in 1646. His widow married Dep Gov Stephen Goodyear. 7 children, the youngest was Obedience.
[Gillespie 182-185] Stephen Goodyear's wife Mary was also lost on the great ship. ML and SG married in November 1647 when all the passengers were judged legally dead. They then had three children. Lamberton left an extremely large estate of 1090:07:04. In a deposition of 4 November 1670, ML was listed as aged about 56 years. In the third division of December 1680, ML was recorded as the head of a household of three persons and has having an estate assessed at 150 pounds; she received 145 acres, the largest allotment of the 105 people named on the list. An unusual bit of evidence of her standing is the fact that in 1669, she was appointed as one of two fence viewers for the suburbs quarter (a fact that Gillespie thinks is unique; he knows of no other case of a woman named to fill a town office in colonial New England).
Dewayne E. Perry
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