Birth: John Eddy was baptized in March 1597 at Cranbrook, Kent.
Death: He died on October 12, 1684, in Watertown.
Ship: Handmaid, 1630
Life in England: John Eddy was the son of Reverend William and Mary (Fosten) Eddy. Immediately before emigrating, he had lived in Boxted, Essex.
Life in New England: John Eddy came to Plymouth aboard the Handmaid in 1630. By February, 1631/2, he had left Plymouth and removed to Watertown, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He joined the Watertown congregation by March 1632/3 and served as a selectman several years. He suffered bouts of mental illness but otherwise lived “very orderly” according to John Winthrop. His estate included large land holdings which were distributed among his children in his will. He was the brother of three other early colonists: Samuel Eddy of Plymouth, Abigail (Eddy) Benjamin of Cambridge and Anna (Eddy) Wines of Watertown.
Family: John Eddy married (1) Amy Doggett by about 1622and had ten children. He married (2) Joanna (_____) Meade after May 12, 1666. She died in Watertown on August 25, 1683.
Children of John and Amy Eddy: