Mary Wattell1,2,3

(1 August 1668 - 16 July 1715)

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Relationship8th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Tracy Family Pedigree
FatherJohn Wattell4,5 (c. 1630 - 27 Mar 1676)
MotherMary Goole (Gould) (23 Dec 1651 - 18 Aug 1687)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildMary Wattell was born on 1 August 1668, in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.5,1
BrideMary Wattell married John Parrish, son of Thomas Parrish and Mary Danforth, on 29 December 1685 in Chemsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. Names: Parise (see also Paris), John, of Groton, and Mary Wattell, d. John.6,5,7
DeceasedShe died on 16 July 1715 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England, at the age of 46.

Children with John Parrish:

Residences and Censuses

From c. 1687 to c. 1691, Mary Parrish and John Parrish were living Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.8
From c. 1692 to c. 1702, Mary Parrish and John Parrish were living Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Essex Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.8
From c. 1702 to 1715, Mary Wattell and John Parrish were living Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England.8


Church AffiliationOn 15 September 1704, in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England,Mary Parrish and John Parrish were members of admitted to the Congregational First Church of Preston by letter from their church in Ipswich.


Mary Wattell was named executrix and an heir in the will of John Parrish dated 16 July 1715 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. His sons William and Isaac were to receive all the lands that he had bought from Joseph Lamb of Stoningtown, and then pay their mother £20 apiece when they turned 21, and 50 shillings apiece per year thereafter, as long as she remained his widow. All of the rest of his heirs received monetary bequests of five shillings, except John who received his father's "great Bibeil," and Ephriham who was to be paid £10 if he stayed with his mother until became of age, or, if his mother saw fit to put him to a trade, then £5.9

Sources - Citations

  1. [S149] Mike Cattin - Compiler, online at (RootsWeb's World Connect Project GEDCOMs), downloaded 23 Jan 2006.
  2. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
  3. [S286] Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library, unknown publish date). With some noted exceptions all marriage records in this collection can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah OR: an Online publication at Operations Inc, 2005.
  4. [S153] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904), Chelmsford Marriages, pp. 282,343.
  5. [S366] Roswell Parish Jr., "John Parish of Groton, Mass., and Some of His Descendants.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 63, pp. 364 - 367 (Oct 1909): pg. 364.
  6. [S153] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Chelmsford Marriages pp. 282, 243;.
  7. [S1012] Gurdon Wallace Wattles, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GORDON WALLACE WATTLES (New York: author, 1922), names, events, dates, relationships, locations; pg. 195.
  8. [S366] Roswell Parish Jr., "Descendants of John Parish", pg. 365.
  9. [S367] John Parrish will (16 Jul 1715), Parish, John Will 151, New London Probate Records, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
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