Husband: John Gurney (1 2)
Born: about 1603 in England (3)
Married: about 1625 in England
Died: 16 Mar 1663 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA
Wife: Mary (4)
Born: 1605 in England
Died: 20 Sep 1661 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA
01 (F): Mary Gurney (5)
Born: 1628 in Gurney, England
Died: 1658/1659 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA
Spouses: Daniel Shed
Additional Information

John Gurney:


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John Gurney was born in England in about 1603. His birthdate is estimated from a deposition he gave in 1653 (in the case of Wilson vs. Faxon), stating his age as 50.[1] Sprague notes that the records of the parish of Stewkley, Co. Bucks, England, list the baptism of a John, son of John Gurney, on Feb. 21, 1602/3, making him "just the right age to be the John Gurney who came to Braintree."[2]

He emigrated to New England, where he was in Braintree (Massachusetts) before May 1645, when he signed a petition for a new plantation. He was a tenant farmer on Capt. William Tyng's estates in Braintree. Tyng's inventory, taken May 25, 1653, included "45 acres at Braintree, upland & marsh in the possession of John Gurney". In 1651-2 John Gurney received a land grant at Weymouth, but apparently he did not settle there, as the property was later granted to others.[3]

Death: 1663

  1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,, AFN:92CL-TC.

    John Gurney
    Born about 1603 in England
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of Francis Gurney and Anne Browning
    Brother of Francis Gurney
    Husband of Mary (Unknown) Gurney — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Mary (Gurney) Shed, Mary Gurney, John Gurney and Richard Gurney
    Died [date unknown] [location unknown]

  3. Ibid.
  4. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,, AFN:92CL-VJ.
  5. Ibid., AFN:92CL-S6.
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