1623 - 1699 (76 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||Peter Mallory |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||30 Aug 1699
||New Haven, CT
||8 Mar 2001 |
||Mary Preston, b. Bef 13 Dec 1629, Chesham, Co. Bucks, Eng , d. Dec 1690, New Haven, CT (Age ~ 61 years) |
||12 Mar 1648
||Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
| ||1. Rebecca Mallory, b. 11 Mar 1650, New Haven, CT , d. 12 Mar 1691, New Haven, CT (Age 41 years)|
| ||2. Peter Mallory, b. 27 Jul 1653, New Haven, CT , d. 1720, Stratford, Fairfield, Conn, USA (Age 66 years)|
| ||3. Mary Mallory, b. 28 Oct 1655, New Haven, CT , d. Aft 28 Oct 1655 (Age 0 years)|
| ||4. Mary Mallory, b. 28 Sep 1656, New Haven, CT , d. 17 Sep 1752, Cheshire, New Haven CO, CT (Age 95 years)|
| ||5. Thomas Mallory, b. 15 Apr 1659, New Haven, CT , d. 15 Feb 1690 (Age 30 years)|
| ||6. Daniel Mallory, b. 25 Nov 1661, New Haven, CT , d. Aft 1686 (Age 25 years)|
| ||7. John Mallory, b. 10 May 1664, New Haven, CT , d. 1712 (Age 47 years)|
| ||8. Joseph Mallory, b. 1664-1666, New Haven, CT , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||9. Benjamin Mallory, b. 4 Jan 1668, New Haven, CT , d. 1690 (Age 21 years)|
| ||10. Samuel Mallory, b. 10 Mar 1673, New Haven, CT , d. 1711 (Age 37 years)|
| ||11. William Mallory, b. 2 Sep 1675, New Haven, CT , d. 1738, Fairfield, Fairfield, CT (Age 62 years)|
||8 Mar 2001 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Supposedly, all of the American Mallory's come from the same original line back to Richard Mallore who lived between the reigns of King Stephen and Keng Henry II around 1135-1189. His descendants include many lords and ladies. It is likely that the family first gained lands and recognition when fighting with William the Conqueror, as the surname first appears in English records of the time.
This Peter's parents are not known with any certainty. I have him placed as William's son because we know William had a son named Peter of a similar age to our Peter. However, this is highly likely not his exact family because the naming patterns between his children and his siblings do not match. The name Peter Mallory appears multiple times in the 1500's and is only found in a branch of the descendants of Sir John Mallory and his first wife Margaret Thwaytes, so we feel certain he is one of their descendents. The problem is, which one? I have seen many theories as to his parentage in the Mormon Ancestral files but have only found the following likely from the current knowledge we have about our Peter. I will list the theories here. It's really his father that is in question. Once the father is connected appropriately, the rest of the lineage is fairly well known and will likely fall in place.
Theories as to his parentage are: 1) He is the grandson of Sir John who signed the Virginia Charter through any one of his sons, not just William. These are the most plausible for timing. 2) He is the great grandson of Peter, who was the son of William and Ursula Gale born from 1556-1576. 3) He is the grandson of Rafe who had a son named Peter christened on May 24, 1607. Rafe is the supposed but unproven son of Sir William and Ursula Gale (F-528a) Raphe or Ralphe also supposedly had a 2nd son named Peter from 1623-1627, but if so, he is the only one of their children not listed in the christening records. 4) He is the son of Raphe and Grace Neal Mallory, born in 1627 in Shelton, co. Bedford, England. 5) He is a possible gr/grandson of Peter Mallorie and Elizabeth who were living in 1562 in Dukeswick, near Harewood, England. Peter who died in 1562 was a son of Sir John Mallory and Margaret Thwaytes. Peter and Elizabeth had two sons, William and Octus. (F-511)
Now let's deal with the current information available on Peter Mallory. His birthdate varies greatly in second hand sources. The most common birthdates listed are 1607, 1623 or 1627. The 1627 date is accompanied by the place Shelton, Bedford, England.
A manuscript by Mary Reumah Mallory (prepared by her with source listings sometime in the late 1800's to the 1930's) says that Peter was aged 14 in 1637 when he came to Boston unaccompanied on "The Hector". He was supposedly a follower of the religious leader, John Davenport who had spent a few years in the Netherlands before returning to England and then proceeding with a group of his followers to the new world. It says Peter's wife was Mary Barnes, not Mary Preston, who was possibly the daughter of Thomas Barnes. It is entirely possible that Peter Mallory is related to the Bermuda Mallories. A Peter Mallory who was born in Bermuda in 1640, owned the ship the "Truelove" that came to the colonies. He was the son of Horatio Mallory of Bermuda.
In any case, Peter took the Oath of Allegiance and signed the "Plantation Covenant" at New Haven, Connecticut on the 5th of Aug., 1644. Mary Rheumah Mallory appears to have based many of her assumptions on the fact that she believes he was living in East Haven from it's inception in 1638 and simply turned 21 when he took the Oath of Allegiance in 1644, (the same year that Joseph Aslop who married a sister of Mary Preston took the Oath). He possibly married a first time to Elizabeth Barnes in Feb. 1648. He and his apparently recent wife appeared before the court Feb. 6, 1648/9 where the minutes state "Peeter Mallory and his wife was called before the court and was charged with the sinn of vncleaness or fornication, a sinn wch they was told shutts out the kingdome of heaven, without repentaine and a sinn wch layes them open to shame and punishment in the court. It is that wch the Holy Ghost brands with the name of folly, it is that wherein men show their brutishness, therefore as a whip is for the horse and asse, so a rod is for ye follish backs. They confessed their sinn, and desired the court to show them mercy in respect of their bodies, she being weakely, and for ought is known, with child, and he subject to distraction, haueing sometime bine distempered that way. Wch things the court considereding, thought it most meete to punish by fine and not by corporall punishment,and therefore ordered that they pay 5 pounds as fine to the town, and that they be brought forth to the place of correction that they may be ashamed and that it appeare the corporall punishment is remitted in respect of mercy to their bodies, but with the shame of the sinn as if the correction was laide on." This court record is likely to be for the offense of premarital sex. This type of case was not uncommon in early court records. The wife referred to could be his possible first wife, Elizabeth Barnes, or his wife in all sources who is Mary (Preston?). (F-513)
If his wife was Elizabeth in this record, she probably died shortly after. In either case, his wife's name is referred to as Mary after this original record by whom he had all his children starting within the next couple years. He bought a house, orchard and land from Nathaniell Seeley in (1651). His seating arrangement in one particular church meeting, suggests that he was in good standing but not of a particularly high social class. His wife was listed as Goodwife Mallory, meaning that she, too, was considered to be a respected middle class citizen. According to "The Mallory's of Mystic" by James P. Baughman, he was chimney sweep, planter, and speculator in tobacco and land. (F-514) He was a large land owner. (F-627) He repeatedly gave land to his sons. He appeared in the court records again for suing Widow Hodskis for slander. He is listed in the Third Division of New Haven Lands on the 20th of Dec. 1678/9 as having 8 persons in his family with an estate worth $65.00. His son, Peter Jr., had his own house at that time with 2 persons listed. His estate was worth $28.00. (F-131)
Though there is no absolute record that Peter married Mary Preston, circumstantial evidence leads to that conclusion. Peter and John Hunter signed the oath of allegiance together in 1644. This same John Hunter in his will dated May 15, 1648 divided his small estate between Sarah Meeker (d. of William Preston), Mary (wd. of William Preston) and Peter Mallory. It is suggested in the "History of Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield" that John Hunter, and Peter Mallory possibly lived with Prestons at that point in time. Some descendants of Peter Mallory had also followed the Prestons from Stratford, CT to Woodbury, CT. (F-435a)
Immigration - 26.06.1637 - Boston, Suffolk Co., Mass., USA - Arrived aboard the "Hector" (from England or Bermuda???) according to May R. Mallory's book on the Mallorys. Note: He is not on the passenger lists for the Hector in that year, so the source of her information would be important. (E) 
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