Mary Maris

Last updated 23 Aug 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Died: 1727

Father: Richard Maris (1672 – 1745)

Mother: Elizabeth Hayes (? – 1720)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 4 (PDF page 55)

Comment: Source includes name (Mary [Maris]).

marriage-bartram–maris-1723: Wedding record for John Bartram and Mary Maris (1723); U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Aug 2021) > “Pennsylvania > Chester > Chester Monthly Meeting > Certificates of Marriage Record” image 84; citing “Certificates of Marriage Records, Book A, page 88; Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Quaker Meeting Records”

Comment: Source includes name (Mary Maris).

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death

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 4 (PDF page 55)

Comment: Source includes year (1727).

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father

marriage-bartram–maris-1723: Wedding record for John Bartram and Mary Maris (1723); U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Aug 2021) > “Pennsylvania > Chester > Chester Monthly Meeting > Certificates of Marriage Record” image 84; citing “Certificates of Marriage Records, Book A, page 88; Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Quaker Meeting Records”

Comment: Source identifies Mary Maris as a daughter of Richard Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

marriage-bartram–maris-1723: Wedding record for John Bartram and Mary Maris (1723); U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Aug 2021) > “Pennsylvania > Chester > Chester Monthly Meeting > Certificates of Marriage Record” image 84; citing “Certificates of Marriage Records, Book A, page 88; Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Quaker Meeting Records”

Comment: Source identifies Mary Maris as a daughter of Elizabeth Maris. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: John Bartram (1698 – 1777)

Married: 25 Apr 1723 in , Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania, British America

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 4 (PDF page 55)

Comment: Source includes date (2, 25, 1723 [old style]).

marriage-bartram–maris-1723: Wedding record for John Bartram and Mary Maris (1723); U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Aug 2021) > “Pennsylvania > Chester > Chester Monthly Meeting > Certificates of Marriage Record” image 84; citing “Certificates of Marriage Records, Book A, page 88; Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Quaker Meeting Records”

Comment: Source includes date (twenty fifth Day of the Second Month in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & twenty three [od style]) and location (Chester County, Pennsylvania).

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Child: Richard Bartram (1724 – 1728)

Child: Issac Bartram (? – 1801)

Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

There exists a Quaker marriage record for John Bartram and Mary Maris. Check Ancestry.com database U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, in Pennsylvania > Chester > Chester Monthly Meeting > Certificates of Marriage Record, image 84. This is a good quality color image; there is also a black-and-white image that is difficult to see in another part of the database.

There exists a Quaker death record for Mary Bartram. Check Ancestry.com database U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, in Pennsylvania > Delaware > Darby Monthly Meeting > Births and Burials, 1682-1835, image 34, recto, 5th entry from bottom.This is a black-and-white image that is a little difficult to see, but is readable.

Interestingly, there is also a record for Mary, wife of John Bartram on 24 Feb 1727 in Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812 > Norfolk > Mattishall > 1703-1768, image 36, recording her burial. Are the names and dates coincidence, or was her body transported to England (her birthplace?) for burial? The question arrises because there is also apparently a grave in Darby Friends Cemetery for her, in Darby, Pennsylvania, as noted on Find A Grave; there is no image of a gravestone. The location in Darby is far more reasonable, but its an interesting conincidence.

The Mary who was buried in Mattishall, was likely the Mary who was baptised as the daughter of Richard Maris in February 1715. Although her father's name was also Richard, she would have been too young to have married in 1723, except as the "engagement" preliminary to an arranged marriage some years later, but I didn't think either the Church of England or the Quakers did that. From the Ancestry database Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531-1812 > Ilchester > 1690-1775.

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