May(es) (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Still to do of December 28, 2022:

  • Unknown if any surviving patrilineal (Y-DNA) descendants of Edward May.

Biography

First Generation

Edward May[1] was born circa 1645 and died Plymouth (now Halifax) 10 Aug 1691. He married twice, first abt 1670 Hannah King (not descended from a Mayflower passenger) and second, abt 1683 Dorcas Billington. Edward had four children, but their births are unrecorded, thus identifying their mother is problematic. A 2013 Mayflower Descendant article by Christopher Child claimed where Dorcas was only the mother of one of his children: Israel (c1684).

Second Generation

Israel May was born Plymouth (now Halifax) about 1694 and died Halifax aft 26 Jun 1743. He married Plympton (now Halifax) 5 Feb 1707/8 Elizabeth Barber and they had five children (Plympton, now Halifax): Moses (1708 n.f.r.), Edward (1711/2), Elizabeth (1714/5), Marcy (1717) and Sarah (1720).

Third Generation

Edward Maye was born Plympton (now Halifax) 22 Mar 1711/2 and He was last found in the 1790 Census at Cornwall, CT. He married Plympton 27 Sep 1739 Ann Parris/Parish and they had six children: Edward (1740-1747), Mercy (1742), Bette (1743/4), Mary (1746), Hannah (1748), William (1750 n.f.r.) and Ruth (c1752).


  1. Surname later morphed to Maye and Mayes

References and External Links

  • Hodge, Harriet Woodbury (rev. 2001 by Robert S. Wakefield) (rev. 2014 by John Bradley Arthaud), Mayflower Families through Five Generations. Vol. 21, Billington General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA 2nd Ed. 2014
  • Child, Christopher Challender, "The Maternity of the Children of Edward May of Plymouth, Husband of Hannah King and Dorcas3 Billington", Mayflower Descendant 62:42ff.