John Mayo1

M, b. circa 1570, d. before 20 March 1629/30
     John was born circa 1570 in Northamptonshire, England. John married Katherine (?) circa 1594 in Northamptonshire, England. It is quite likely they were married in Marston St. Lawrence where the church records have been lost to time. Reverand Charles Chauncey was the pastor there & a dear friend of the family.2 After their marriage, they lived in the parish of Farthinghow, Northamptonshire, England. Around 1602, the family moved to Thorpe Mandeville where they rented a house & close. John made his will on 18 January 1629/30.

I John Mayo of Thorpe Mandeville in the County of Northampton do make my last will and testament bequeathing my soul unto God and my body to be buried in the churchyard at Thorp. And for my temporal goods I do bequeathe as follows; I make the executors Katherine Mayo my beloved wife and Elizabeth Mayo my daughter and further my will is that my two executors shall divide my goods equally between them and also shall equally be enforced to pay my debts for the rent of the house and close and also those legacies hereafter named.
To my son, Mr. John Mayo, I by legacy, bequest a coffer of ash standing over the kitchen. Item to my son Thomas Gilbert of Slapton I give all those tools which he have now with him in his keeping. Item I give to my daughter Ann Gervice one pewter platter as my executors shall please to give. In Witness hereafter I have subscribed my hand the eighteenth of January 1629. Item I make my overseer Daniel Grevice my son in law.
Witnessed: William Gardner, Hannah Jarvis.3

He was buried there in St. John the Baptist Churchyard.4 John departed this life in Thorpe Mandeville. His will was probated on 20 March 1629/30.


Katherine (?) b. c 1575, d. 1633


  1. [S1227] Jean [May] Mayo-Rodwick, Rev. John Mayo & His Descendants
    , A special thank you to Jean for posting her book on-line to share with
    other Mayo researchers. This book is an exceptional piece of work and a treasure for all Mayo family members. - klm 4/01/2012
    pages 6-7.
  2. [S1227] Jean [May] Mayo-Rodwick, Rev. John Mayo & His Descendants
    , Page 6 - According to Chauncy's Last Living, Rev. John Mayo's father was from Thorpe Mandeville and was buried there. Rev. Charles Chaundy was a vicar in nearby Mariston St. Lawrence (on present day MapQuest map between Thorpe Mandeville, and Farthinghoe), before coming to Ameerica and he was friends with Rev. John Mayo's father.
  3. [S1227] Jean [May] Mayo-Rodwick, Rev. John Mayo & His Descendants
    , page 6 - Will of John Mayo dated: 18 January 1629/30 & probated: 20 March 1629/30 - Northamptonshire County Council Corporate Headquarters Record Office, Rachel Watson county archivist modernized the spellings.
  4. [S1227] Jean [May] Mayo-Rodwick, Rev. John Mayo & His Descendants
    , page.