Mary Goodie Pearsall


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Mary Goodie Pearsall

  • Born: 1620, England
  • Marriage (1): Sir John Tilton
  • Died: 23 May 1683, Gravesend Long Island NY at age 63

bullet  General Notes:

Note for: Mary Goody Pearsall, 20 May 1620 - 23 May 1683 Index
Individual Note:
Titus Family Tree. Ancestry Com

FAMILY IN AMERICA. New Jersey,:1939-40.
BIOGRAPHY: Don R. Cook, Grandma waas A Tilton,Prudent PelicanPublishing, FT
Collins, Co,1996

She is often referred to as "Mary 'Goody' Pearsall". The word 'Goody' isnot a term of derisi on or even a nickname; it is simply a common termused in those days as a short form of 'Good wife'. She was simply the'Goodwife' of John Tilton.

Within a couple years of her marriage to John Tilton, Mary "Goody"(goodwife) Tilton got int o trouble with the Salem Church. The Courtproceedings under the date of December 1642, repor t that "Lady DeborahMoody, Mrs. King, and the wife of John Tilton were presented for houldinge that the baptising of Infants is noe ordinance of God." Shortly afterthis John, Mary an d their young children moved to Gravesend, LongIsland, along with Lady Deborah Moody and sev eral other families.

Mary and John Tilton were among the first Americans to become Quakers.The Dutch Governor o f New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant made continualefforts to stamp out "these raving Quakers " by fines and imprisonment.John Tilton and his wife Mary were among those who had to endur e hardpersecutions. Mary was charged with the crime of having gone, like asorceress from do or to door to lure and seduce the people, even younggirls to join the Quakers. John was char ged with having permittedQuakers to quake at his house in Gravesend.
Rev. Arthur S Cole, The Scott Family of Shrewsbury, NJ. The Register Press, Red Banks, NJ 1908.
Pg 14
Teunis G. Bergen, Register In Alphabetical Order of the Early Settlers of Kings County., Long Island, N. Y.
1973, Polyanthos , Cottonport
page 303.
.William S Hornor, THIS OLD MONMOUTH OF OURS, Clearfield Company page 181.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Residence: Warwickshier England.


Mary married Sir John Tilton, son of William Tilton and Ursula Pycroft #1. (Sir John Tilton was born in 1612-1613 in Wolston Warwick England and died on 15 Aug 1687 in Gravesend Long Island NY.)

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