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"Simonds [Simons int.] , and [Mrs C.R.], Hannah Porter, Jan 6, 1763"
John Simonds married Hannah Porter on Jan 6, 1763.
1. What is the significance of the "Mrs"?
2. Can anyone confirm that Hannah is the: "daughter of Benjamin and Hannah, bap. 19 Dec 1742"?
3. John and Hannah had a son (1767?), Benjamin Porter Symonds. Can anyone confirm the birthdate?
4. John and Hannah removed to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1767. Can anyone provide further information?
Thank you for your reply. I am familiar with the usual meaning.However, "Mrs" Hannah Porter was only 20 years old when she married John Symonds.
Also, From page 109 of John Howland of the Mayflower, Volume 3, it is mentioned that "Mary....was called "Mrs Mary Childs, a term used for upper class unmarried women..."
You might be able to find clues to Hannah's marital history by consulting the deed and probate records. I have found some great genealogical gems in these records. Also, if you can find them, look at the records of the general courts. For Beverly, this would, of course, be Essex County.