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Meed: English Origins of New England Families

Source: Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families from the New England Historical and
Genealogical Register
, Volume 1 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1984), page 229.

5. James MEED, Junior, of Tenterden, was baptized there 12 Sept. 1574, and was buried there 8 Nov. 1619. The name of his first wife, whom he married about 1600, and the date of her death are unknown, although
she died after Nov. 1612 …

Children by first wife, baptized at Tenterden:

vii.  SARAH, bapt. 29 Nov. 1612; married at Tenterden 1 Mar. 1631/2, by license dated 21 Feb. 1631/2, JOHN LEWIS, a butcher of that place.  They sailed for New England in March 1634/5, and settled at Scituate, Mass.  He became freeman of Plymouth Colony 7 Feb. 1637/8, and later moved to Boston, where was bapt. “Sarah of ──── LEWIS of Situate 5 day 11 mo. 1650,” and where his wife died 12 July 1657.  He married (2) 22 Nov. 1659, ALICE BISHOP, widow of Nathaniel, by whom he had Samuel, Joseph, and Benoni.  No clue as to his parentage has been obtained.  Deane in his History of Scituate says that he was a brother of George Lewis, who was of East Greenwich in Kent, a place on the Thames near London.  He certainly was not a native of Tenterden, but probably came to live there for business reasons.

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