(1) Henry Way

Father:
Mother:
Date of Birth: 1525
Place of Birth: Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
First Marriage: Joanna, about 1527, Dorset, England
Date of Death: Bef. 1589
Place of Death: Allington, Dorset, England

Spouse: Joanna
Date of Birth: Abt. 1527
Place of Birth: Dorset, England

Children:

  1. Joane Way, born Abt. 1549 in Allington, Dorset, England; died Aft. 1590.
  2. Henry Way, born Abt. 1550 in Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England; died Aft. 1590; married (1) (?) Edethe Denslow February 10, 1575/76 in Allington, Dorset,
    England; married (2) Elizabeth Denslow October 10, 1576 in Allington, Dorset, England.
  3. Nicholas Way, born Abt. 1551 in Allington, Dorset, England; died Abt. 1590 in Allington, Dorset, England.
  4. Stephen Way, born Abt. 1555 in Allington, Dorset, England.
  5. George Way, born Abt. 1558 in Allington, Dorset, England.
  6. William Way, born Abt. 1564 in Allington, Dorset, England; died Bef. 1574.
  7. Nicholas Way, born Abt. 1572 in Allington, Dorset, England; died Abt. 1590.
  8. William Way, born Abt. 1574 in Allington, Dorset, England; died Aft. 1590.

(2) Henry Way

Father: Henry Way
Mother: Joanna
Date of Birth: 1550
Place of Birth: Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
First Marriage: Elizabeth Denslow, October 10, 1576 in Allington, Dorset, England
Date of Death: Aft. 1590
Place of Death: Allington, Dorset, England

Spouse: Elizabeth Denslow
Father: John Denslow
Mother:
Date of Birth: Abt. 1556
Place of Birth: Netherbury, Dorset,
England

Children:

  1. Henry Way, born December 10, 1576 in Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England/Bridport, England. Christening: December 10, 1576
  2. Thamsy Way, born 1578 in Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England/Bridport, England. Christening: July 02, 1578
  3. Henry Way, born Abt. 1583 in Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England/Bridport, England; died March 24, 1666/67 in Dorchester, Norfolk, MA; married (1) Joanna Smith; married (2) Elizabeth Bachler January 22, 1614/15 in Bridport, Dorset, England.
  4. Thomas Way, born 1588 in Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England/Bridport, England.
  5. Thomas Way, born 1588 in Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England/Bridport, England.

John Denslow, born Abt. 1525 in Italy. He married Abt. 1548 in Netherbury, Dorset, England. Children of John Denslow are: Johane Denslow, born Abt. 1548 in Netherbury, Dorset, England.; George Denslow, born Abt. 1550 in Netherbury, Dorset, England.; Katherine Denslow, born Abt. 1554 in Netherbury, Dorset, England; Elizabeth Denslow, born Abt. 1556 in Netherbury, Dorset, England, married Henry Way October 10, 1576 in Allington, Dorset, England.


(3) Henry Way

Father: Henry Way
Mother: Elizabeth Denslow
Date of Birth: About 1583
Place of Birth: Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England/Bridport, England
First Marriage: 1604, Joanna Smith
Second marriage: Jan 22, 1614/15, Elizabeth Bachler, Bridport, Dorset, England
Date of Death: March 24, 1666/67
Place of Death: Dorchester, Norfolk, MA

First Spouse: Joanna Smith
Father:
Mother:
Date of Birth: 1587
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Second Spouse: Elizabeth Bachler
Father: Henry Bachler
Mother:
Date of Birth: 1587
Place of Birth: Devon, England
Date of Death: June 23, 1665
Place of Death: Dorchester, Norfolk, MA.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Way, born November 30,1608, Devon, Dorset, England. St. Mary's Church, Bridport,Dorset,England.
  2. James Way, born Abt.1616, England; d. October 2,1685, Newtown,Long Island, NY.
  3. George Way, born 1614, Devon, Dorset, England; d. Abt. 1689, Saybrook,New London, CT. In burial Boston, Suffolk Co. MA
  4. Aaron Way, born September 2,1613, Allington,Bridport,Dorset, England; d. September 26,1695, Salem,Essex,MA. St. Mary's Church,Bridport,Dorset,England
  5. Henry Way, born . Abt. 1618, Dorset, England.
  6. Samuel Way, born 1622, Dorset,England, died September 1695 in MA.
  7. Richard Way, born May 2,1624, Allington, Bridport,Dorset,England; died June 23, 1697, Boston,Suffolk,MA, died June 23, 1697 in Boston, MA; married (1) Esther Jones Abt. 1651 in England; married (2) Bethia Mayhew 1675; married (3) Hannah Knight Townsend August 13, 1690. Christening: May 02, 1624
  8. Edward Way, born 1630, Devon,Dorset, England.
  9. Martha Way, born 1634,Devon,Dorset, England, married Edward Allen May May 07, 1652 in Boston, MA.
  10. Susanna Way, born 1620, Bridport, Allington,Dorsetshire,England; died May 7, 1706, Dorchester,Suffolk, MA.

Additional Facts:

Source: "Way family history" - author - Mary Elizabeth Way, published 1974/76 that is available through interlibrary loan. It is a history of Way's from Nantucket.

"Henry Way, called "The Puritan", is the first of the name to come to Colonial America and become a land owner and homemaker. He came to Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony from Bridport in the Parish of Allington, County Dorset, England, on the Mary and John. The intending emigrants assembled at Plymouth and set sail Saturday, March 20, arriving at Nantasket, May 30, 1630.

Henry Way is listed among the passengers on the Mary and john, with six in his party. In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he had five others with him. Although their names do not appear on any passenger list, it is assumed the five were his children. Later records indicate these children were in and around Dorchester in the years following. Their identity is also supported by the baptismal records secured from St. Mary's Parish records. Bridport.

Henry Way carried on a fishing business from Dorchester and his boat saved the lives of three shipwrecked men off the coast, July 26, 1631.

He was admitted to the church at Dorchester, March 5, 1643."

Book at the DAR library in Washington entitled, The Way Family.

"Came from Bristol England with Roger Williams February 8, 1631 to Dorchester, Mass. Henry Way and Elizabeth came to America in 1630 on the MARY AND JOHN, and carried on a
fishing business. His boat saved three shipwrecked men off the coast on 26 Jul 1631. Two of his boats were lost in 1643, however, 5 men were killed by Indians and two others by drowning.

Henry was from Bridport, Dorsetshire, EN, and his first residence was Dorchester. He was a merchant and was admitted to the second church at Dorchester on 5 May 1643. He could sign his
name, and he pledged to support the Dorchester schoolmaster on 7 Feb 1641/2. He held the office of Fieldviewer on 24 Dec 1645. He was probably related in some degree to George Way, who had many business interests in New England and who made a brief visit to Dorchester."

Sources: American Genealogist, V 60 pgs 3-5, and V 61 pgs 241-250; Gen Dict of 1st Settlers of NE, by Savage, V 4 pgs 439-441; Pioneers of MA, by Pope, pg 483; Gen. of Henry R. Way, (LDS); LDS film 0000251; LDS ancestral file; The Way Family, by Mary E. Way; Came Mary and John; The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to NE 1620-1633, V3 by Robert Charles Anderson

This is the same Way family that followed the Rev. Lord to SC and then went to St. John's
Parish in Ga. and started the Midway Congregational church there. Aaron and his family went to SC after they were successful in ridding Salem of the Rev. Parrish who espoused the Witchcraft frenzy.

"Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John 1630" Vols. 1 - 26, published by The Mary & John Clearing

(4) George Way

Father: Henry Way
Mother: Elizabeth Bachler
Date of Birth: 1614
Place of Birth: Of, Dorchester, Dorset, England/Dorchester, England
First Marriage: Elizabeth Smith, about 1654, Boston, MA
Date of Death: 1689
Place of Death: Saybrook, New London, CT.
Place of Burial: Boston, MA

Spouse: Elizabeth Smith
Father: John Smith
Mother: Joanna Ormsby
Date of Birth: born 1630
Place of Birth: Boston, MA
Date of Death: April 20, 1713
Place of Death: New London, New London, CT

Children:

  1. Mehitable Way, born Abt. 1648 in Boston, MA; died Bef. 1679.
  2. Elizabeth Way, born March 19, 1650/51 in Boston, MA.
  3. Agnes Way, born 1653 in Boston, MA; died February 23, 1731/32 in Boston, MA; married (1) Thomas Pember in Boston, MA; married (2) Y Harries; married (3) Samuel Harris May 14, 1679.
  4. George Way, born 1655 in Providence, Providence, RI; died February 23, 1716/17 in Lyme, New London, CT; married (1) Susannah Nest Abt. 1690 in Lyme, New London, CT; married (2) Susannah Tollman.
  5. Thomas Way, born 1656 in Lyme, New London, CT; died October 30, 1726 in East Haven, New Haven, CT; married Ann Lester 1687.
  6. Alice Way, born 1659 in Providence, Providence, RI; died 1702 in New London, New London, CT; married George Chappell October 03, 1676 in New London, New London, CT. Marriage: October 03, 1676, New London, New London, CT
  7. Joanna Way, born 1663 in RI.
  8. Mehitable Way, born 1670 in CT.

Additional Facts:

George, Dorchester, s. prob. of Henry the first, had div. in neck lds. now South Boston, 1637, aft. there bound hims. in alleg. to Charles II. 31 May 1666. George, Saybrook and Lyme, m. Eliz. only d. of John Smith of New London, whither he rem. had George had Thomas, wh. d. there.

George Way, born 1614 in Of, Dorchester, Dorset, England/Dorchester, England; died 1689 in Saybrook, New London, CT; married (1) Betha Mathew; married (2) Hannah Knight Townsend; married (3) Elizabeth Smith Abt. 1654 in Boston, MA.

(4) Aaron Way

Father: Henry Way
Mother: Elizabeth Bachler
Date of Birth: September 02, 1613
Place of Birth: Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England/Bridport, England
First Marriage: Joan Sumner, 1646/47, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
Date of Death: September 26, 1695
Place of Death: Salem, Essex, MA
Place of Burial:

Spouse: Joan Sumner
Father: William Summer
Mother:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Children:

  1. Susanna Way, born 1660, Babt. 1 April 1660

Additional Facts:

Aaron Way, Dorchester, freem. 1651, may have been s. of Henry the first, m. prob. Joan, d. of William Summer, had Susanna, bapt. 1 Apr. 1660, "being a. 2 or 3 mos. old at this time, but not bapt. till now, being b. at the farm," an no doubt sev. more, certain. Aaron and William, perhaps both of worshippers wh. in Apr. 1693 began the three yrs. labor of compele. the withdraw. of their pastor, unhappy Samuel Paris, for his sad activ. in the delusion of witchcraft, that caused the death of so many of his flock. See Calef, Salem Ed. 123; and 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. III. 169, where is most valua. copy from the rec. of the ch. of the pastor hims. made by Mr Felt, where we must regret what is not a common subj. of compl. that his extr. are too brief.

This is the same Way family that followed the Rev. Lord to SC and then went to St. John's Parish in Ga. and started the Midway Congregational church there. Aaron and his family went to SC after they were successful in ridding Salem of the Rev. Parrish who espoused the Witchcraft frenzy.

(4) James Way

Father: Henry Way
Mother: Elizabeth Bachler
Date of Birth: Abt. 1616
Place of Birth: Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England/Bridport, England
First Marriage: Ede (Ida) Hendricks
Date of Death: October 2, 1685
Place of Death: Newtown, Long Island, NY
Place of Burial:

Spouse: Ede (Ida)Hendricks
Father: Hendrick Hendricks
Mother:
Date of Birth: 1630
Place of Birth: Newtown, Long Island, NY
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Children:

  1. Francis Way, born Abt. 1670, Newtown,Long Island, NY; died 1712, Newtown,Long Island, NY; m. Elizabeth Gorsline; born 1660; died October 1729.
  2. Hannah Way
  3. Elizabeth Way
  4. Martha Way
  5. James Way

Additional Facts:

James Way settled in Newtown,Long Island,NY and was elected overseer of the town in 1676. His Will dated the day of his death and published in the New York Historical Society's Collection of Wills.

(4) SUSANNA WAY

Father: Henry Way
Mother: Elizabeth Bachler
Date of Birth: 1620
Place of Birth: Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
First Marriage: John Pelton, 1643, Devon, Dorset, England
Date of Death: May 7,1706
Place of Death: Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
Place of Burial: May 10, 1706 , Dorchester,Suffolk Co. MA

Spouse: John Pelton
Father:
Mother:
Date of Birth: January 23, 1616
Place of Birth: Essex, England
Date of Death: January 23, 1681
Place of Death: Dorchester, Suffolk Co. MA

Children:

  1. John Pelton, born March 2, 1645, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.
  2. Samuel Pelton, born January 25, 1646, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; d. March 16, 1713, Rehoboth, Sekonk, MA; m. MARY SMITH, May 16, 1673, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA; b. July 20, 1650, Dorchester,Suffolk, MA; died 1698, Bristol, Bristol, RI. He was a "Mariner". Mary Smith, Bapt. June 17,1655 Dorchester, Suffolk Co. MA
  3. Robert Pelton, born1652; d. January 19, 1680. He was a "Mariner"
  4. Mary Pelton, born February 11,1654, Dorchester,Suffolk Co. MA; diedAbt. 1680.

Additional Facts:

John Pelton came to Boston, MA about 1630

Susannah Way: Christening: October 14, 1621, St. Mary's Church, Bridport, Allington, Dorsetshire, England

(5) George Way

Father: George Way
Mother: Elizabeth Smith
Date of Birth: 1655
Place of Birth: Lyme, New London, CT
First Marriage: Susannah Nest, Abt. 1690, Lyme, New London, CT.
Date of Death: February 23, 1716/17
Place of Death:
Place of Burial: March 07, 1716/17

Spouse: Susannah Nest
Father: Joseph Nest
Mother: Sarah Budington
Date of Birth: Abt. 1660
Place of Birth: Lyme, New London, CT
Date of Death: 1711
Place of Death: Lyme, New London, CT

Children:

  1. Sarah Way, born Abt. 1687 in Lyme, New London, CT; married Benjamin Smith.
  2. Joseph Way, born Abt. 1690; died 1726.
  3. George Way, born 1691 in Lyme, New London, CT; died March 16, 1760 in Sharon, Litchfield, CT; married Lydia Sprague July 19, 1713 in Lebanon, New London, CT. More About George Way and Lydia Sprague: Marriage: July 19, 1713, Lebanon, New London, CT
  4. Alice Way, born Abt. 1693 in Lyme, New London, CT; married Samuel Peck.
  5. Susanna Way, born Abt. 1695 in Lyme, New London, CT
  6. John Way, born July 14, 1698 in Lyme, New London, CT; died in Montiville; married Mary Holmes November 21, 1727 in Lyme, New London, CT. More About John Way and Mary Holmes: Marriage: November 21, 1727, Lyme, New London, CT
  7. Thomas Way, born March 16, 1699/00 in Lyme, New London, CT; died 1789 in Lyme, New London, CT; married (1) Jane Lee 1722 in Lyme, New London, CT; married (2) Sarah Weller November 29, 1739. More About Thomas Way and Jane Lee: Marriage: 1722, Lyme, New London, CT
  8. Elizabeth Way, born May 31, 1702 in Lyme, New London, CT; married James Smith December 16, 1724 in Lyme, New London, CT. More About James Smith and Elizabeth Way: Marriage: December 16, 1724, Lyme, New London, CT
  9. Elleph Way, born July 10, 1704; married Samuel Peck November 27, 1728 in Lyme, New London, CT. More About Samuel Peck and Elleph Way: Marriage: November 27, 1728, Lyme, New London, CT
  10. Mehitable Neist Way, born July 10, 1704 in Lyme, New London, CT; died in Norwich, New London, CT; married John Ormsby January 21, 1730/31 in Norwich, New London, CT.

Additional Facts:

Joseph Nest, born 1678 in New London, New London, CT; died September 08, 1711 in New London, New London, CT. He married 439. Sarah Budington 1698 in New London, New London, CT. Sarah Budington, born 1680 in CT; died 1711 in New London, New London, CT.

George Way, New London, s. of the preced. m. Susanna, d. of Joseph Nest, and d. a. 23 Feb. 1717. By reason of the marvelous deep snow, his corpse could not be brot. to bur. bef. 7 Mar.
See Caulkins, 362.


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