Mary (Prower) Martin


BIRTH:  Probably the mid-1580s
FIRST MARRIAGE:  Probably first to Edward Prower of Billericay, co. Essex, England, about 1592.
SECOND MARRIAGE:  Christopher Martin on 26 February 1606/7 at Great Burstead, Billericay, co. Essex, England.
CHILDREN (By Edward Prower): Edward, Solomon, John, Mary, and an unnamed daughter buried 26 October 1603.
CHILDREN (by Christopher Martin): Nathaniel
DEATH:  Sometime the first winter at Plymouth, likely between January and March 1621.


In the parish registers of Great Burstead are found the baptisms of Edward Prower's children John (2 December 1599, buried 11 December 1599), and Mary (21 June 1601), along with the burial of an unnamed daughter on 26 October 1603.  Two older children, Edward (born about 1594) and Solomon (born about 1596) are also found in later Billericay records.  Edward Prower was likely married to Mary.  In 1596, he had three sheets stolen from him, which led to a brief mention of his name in an Essex Quarter Sessions record.  Edward died around 1603-1606, his widow Mary remarried to Christopher Martin.  She came on the Mayflower with her second husband, and her son Solomon Prower.

 Christopher Martyn singlm and Marie Prowe wid ware maryed the 26th day.

Christopher Martyn singlm and Marie Prowe
wid ware maryed the 26th day.