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
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. 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."
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.
Born about 1603 in England
Son of Francis Gurney and Anne Browning
Brother of Francis Gurney
Husband of Mary (Unknown) Gurney — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Father of Mary (Gurney) Shed, Mary Gurney, John Gurney and Richard Gurney
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Revised: February 19, 2018