Elizabeth “Mayner” was born 2 April 1664 in Marlborough, Massachusetts Bay, the fourth little one and third daughter of John and Mary (Gates) Maynard (or Mainord)[1-3]. The surname is spelled a number of methods within the report books.
Elizabeth Maynard (1664-1733) married Nathan Brigham (1671-1747) earlier than 1693 (at about age 29), in all probability in Marlborough. Nathan was the son of Thomas and Mary (Rice) Brigham of Marlborough. They’d eight youngsters:
* Nathan Brigham (1693-1784), married (1) 1717 Dinah Rice (1693-1725); (2) 1729 Hepzibah Ward (1708-1748); (3) 1751 Martha (–?–) Gleason (1700-????).
* Thomas Brigham (1695-1765), married 1720 Sarah Stratton (1700-1775).
* Tabitha Brigham (1698-1731).
* Elizabeth Brigham (1700-1757), married 1722 John Stow (1696-1761).
* Sarah Brigham (1701-1744), married 1727 Uriah Keen (1700-1780).
* Ziporah Brigham (1704-1790), married 1733 John Warren (1701-1783).
* Hannah Brigham (1706-1781), married 1732 Jabez Rice (1702-1783).
* Ephraim Brigham (1708-1771), married 1730 Hannah Willard (1707-1775).
The need of Elizabeth’s father, John Mainord, was proved on 8 January 1711/2 in Middlesex County Probate Court docket. In his will, John Mainord bequeathed to his daughter Elizabeth Brigham:
“Merchandise i doe will and Give unto my two daughters namly hannah davenport and Elizabeth Brigham as the rest in mony prise, in cattell on the judgment of and obvious prisers, chosen by ???? celebration Involved, to ?????? & ship. Likwise i’ll & Give unto my daghter Elizabeth twentie Shillings in any Good marchantabell pay. I doe additional will y’t my daughter Hannah shall be first paid inside the area of twoo years after my deceas.”
Elizabeth (Maynard) Brigham was discovered useless, kneeling by a chair, on 29 March 1733 in her residence in Marlborough at age 68[1,3,5]. She was buried within the Outdated Widespread Cemetery in Marlborough, however there isn’t a extant headstone.
1. W. I. Tyler Brigham (Emma E. Brigham, editor), The Historical past of the Brigham Household, A Report of A number of Thousand Descendants of Thomas Brigham the Emigrant, 1603-1653 (New York Metropolis : The Grafton Press, 1907), web page 85, #7 Capt. Nathan Brigham household sketch.
2. Franklin P. Rice (editor), Very important Data of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the Finish of the Yr 1849 (Boston, Mass. : Franklin P. Rice ,1908), Births, Ellizabeth Mayner entry, 2 April 1664, daughter of John and Mary Mayner.
3. Discover A Grave, listed database and digital picture, (http://www.findagrave.com), Outdated Widespread Cemetery, Marlborough, Mass., Elizabeth Maynard Brigham memorial #122503796.
4. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case information, Quantity: Middlesex 14000-15999 Property File #14852 (5 pictures), John Mainord property, 1712; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital pictures, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org: accessed 2 January 2021); Digitized mages supplied by FamilySearch.org from authentic data at Probate Registry, Cambridge, Mass.
5. Franklin P. Rice (editor), Very important Data of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the Finish of the Yr 1849, Deaths, web page 347, Elizabeth Brigham entry, 29 March 1733.
“New England Marriages to 1700,” on-line database with digital pictures, AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008, web page 205, Nathan Brigham and Elizabeth Maynard entry.6.