Mary Ray1

F, b. circa 1667, d. before 11 December 1713
FatherSimon Ray III b. 1636, d. c 1737
MotherMary Thomas b. c 1648
     Mary was born circa 1667 in Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island. Mary married Roger Kenyon before 1685 in Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island. After their marriage, they traveled to Peele Hall & "she was the first American lady introduced to the King, and kissed his hand". Roger & Mary went to Ireland.2 Mary's husband, Roger, died before 1687 in Ireland, leaving her a widow. She & her son returned to Block Island. Mary married 2nd Samuel Sands, son of Captain James Sands and Sarah Walker, circa 1687 in Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island. About 1696, the family was resifing at Sands Point, Cow Neck, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Mary departed this life before 11 December 1713. On that date, her husband names another woman as his wife in his will.

Family 1

Roger Kenyon b. c 1660, d. b 1687

Family 2

Samuel Sands b. 1656, d. b 18 Sep 1716


  1. [S132] Malcolm Samds Wilson, Descendants James Sands of Block Island, page 3.
  2. [S506] Note: It was one of these two kings that Mary was introduced to - Charles II [1649-1685] or James II King of England & James Vii King of Scotland [1685-1701].