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From: "jbuczek" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Re: Immigrant ancestor FAY
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 15:37:34 -0500
John FAY, embarked May 30,1656, at Gravesend, on board the Speedwell,
Robert Locke, Master, and arrived at Boston on the 27th of June. Among the
passengers were his son, John Fay, aged 8 years. He arrived at Sudbury,
Massachusetts as early as 1669, where the births of his children are
recorded. He married Mary Brigham, by whom he had several children. On the
breaking out of King Philip's war in 1775, he was in Marlborough,
Massachusetts and was designated among others to defend the garrison house
of William Kerley in case of attack. Like most of the settlers, he left the
town soon after, and repaired to a place of greater safety.
While in Watertown, to which he had retired, he buried his wife, and one of
his sons; and on the 5th of July, 1678, he married Mrs. Susanna Morse, wid.
of Joseph Morse. Her maiden name was Shattuck, daugther of William
Shattuck, of Watertown, Massachusetts. After the return of peace, he came
back to Marlborough, where he died.
John Fay Jr., son of John Fay was born in Marlborough in that part of
Marlborough which is now known as Westborough where on October 28, 1724,
when Westborough was a town, he became one of the thirteen original
members of the Congregational Church of Westborough and was the church's
first Deacon. He was the first Town Clerk and held the position for eleven
James Fay, son of John Jr. And Elizabeth (Wellington) Fay, was a farmer and
removed to Hardwick, Massachusetts. He became a Deacon of the Separatests
Church when it was organized in 1750. He was denounced as a "Tory" and
refused to take up arms against the King of England.
Benjamin Fay, son of John and Elizabeth (Wellington) Fay, in herited the
homestead of his father. He served as a school committeeman, treasurer and
selectman for many years when Westborough became a town. He was a Captain
in the militia..
May have more on FAY's of Marlborough, Massachusetts
> In a message dated 3/24/00 10:06:05 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> << Hi, i'm looking informations on FAY David, FAY Michael,FAY John
> (1640-1690)who arrived in MA,USA around 1660. John maried BRINGHAM
> they lived in England?
> Thank you. >>