27 Dec 1651 - 25 Jun 1729

  • BIRTH: 27 Dec 1651, Braintree, Suffolk, MA
  • DEATH: 25 Jun 1729, Bristol, Bristol, RI
Father: James PENNIMAN
Mother: Lydia ELIOT

Family 1 : John CARY
  • MARRIAGE: 7 Dec 1670, Bristol, Bristol, RI

                   _James PENNIMAN _|
                  |                 |__________________
 _James PENNIMAN _|
|                 |                  __________________
|                 |_Annis WILCOCK __|
|                                   |__________________
|--Abigail PENNIMAN 
|                                    _Simon ELIOT _____+
|                  _Bennett ELIOT __|
|                 |                 |_Jane ____________
|_Lydia ELIOT ____|
                  |                  _Francis ALGER ___+
                  |_Lettice ALGER __|
                                    |_Lettice PEACOCK _+

[5240] The records are apparently unclear about Abigail's marriage. Either John Cary
or Samuel Neale are cited as husband by different sources. Anderson in
"Great Migration" accepts the Cary argument of Clifford Stott in TAG 71:18.

"Early Records of Boston: Braintree Births"
David Pulsifer
NEHGR v12 p107 (Apr 1858)
"Abigail Daughter of James Peniman & of Lydia his wife borne 27:10:51."

"The English Origin of James Penniman"
Clifford L. Stott
TAG v71, pp12-18 (Jan 1996)
"Abigail Penniman, b. Braintree, 27 Dec. 1651, d. Bristol, Mass, (now R.I.), 25 June 1729,
aged 79 y; m. John Cary. Abigail was surnamed "Carie" in the will of her mother, and she
is apparently the Abigail Cary of Bristol whose will, dated 7 May 1722 and proved 12 Feb.
1729/30, mentions "My husband Deacon John Cary deceased." John Cary and Increase Robinson,
the husband of Sarah Penniman, were among the commissioners who divided the estate of Lt.
John Hall of Taunton, husband of Hannah Penniman, on 29 Dec. 1694. John Cary of Bristol
deeded land in Bridgewater to the heirs of Increase Robinson, "my brother-in-law,"
deceased, on 25 May 1704. The mar. jf John Cary Jr. and ---- on 7 Dec. 1670 is recorded in
Bridgewater. A duplicate entry in the pub. VRs from a private source made many years later
calls the wife Abigail Allen. The above provides sufficient evidence that she was actually
Abigail Penniman."

"The Vinton Memorial, Comprising a Genealogy of the
Descendants of John Vinton of Lynn"
Vinton, John Adams
S.K. Whipple; Boston, MA; 1858
p351: "Abigail, b. Dec. 27, 1651; mSamuel Neale, son of Henry, April 18, 1678."

"The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England"
Anderson, Robert Charles
New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, MA; 1995
"ABIGAIL, b. Braintree 27 December 1651; m. Bridgewater 7 December 1670 John Cary."

"New England Marriages Before 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"CARY, John (1645-1721) & [Abigail] [PENNIMAN?/ALLEN?] (1651-) (PENNIMAN prob
correct - Mrs. Barclay); 7 Dec 1670, ?6 Dec 1670; Bridgewater/Bristol, RI"
"NEALE, Samuel (1647-) & Abigail PENNIMAN/BENJAMIN?, wid?; 18 Apr 1678; Braintree"

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