John Pedrick, Jr. - Mary Browne Family Group

Parents   Parents
John Pedrick Miriam (Surname Unknown) William Browne Mary Chinn
  abt. 1624 in England b. abt. 1637   b. England b. abt. 1644 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
  d. 1686 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts d. Sep 1717 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts   Probate 4 Mar 1683/4 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts  
John Pedrick Mary Browne
b. abt. 1660 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts b. say 1668 in Marblehead, Essex,, Massachusetts
Probate: 24 Jan 1728/9 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts d. aft. 1705 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Relationship Events
Marriage 10 Jan 1688-9 John Pedrick, Jr. to Mary Browne
Known Children (All locations were in Marblehead unless otherwise stated)
  John Pedrick bp. 15 Dec 1689; m. 2 Oct 1712 Miriam Hendley (b. 22 May 1690, d.. aft. 1736); three children: Mary, Miriam, and John Pedrick
William Pedrick bp. 16 Aug 1691; d. bef. Apr 1709
  Miriam Pedrick bp. 12 Feb 1692-3; m. 17 Nov 1715 John Homan (b. 28 Oct 1694); no children; d. 1717
Benjamin Pedrick 10 Mar 1694-5; m. 6 Jun 1719 Sarah Hendley (bp. 25 Mar 1694); two children: John and Benjamin Pedrick; probate 9 Feb 1728
  Mary Pedrick bp. 10 Oct 1797; m. 31 Oct 1717 Samuel Hendley (b. 24 Jun 1695); seven children: Samuel, John, Mary, Sarah, Miriam, and Thomas Hendley
Richard Pedrick bp. 13 Jul 1701; m. 16 Nov 1721 Jean Merritt (bp. 10 Mar 1705); eleven children: Jean, Richard, Jean, Mary, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Ruhamah, Miriam, Rebecca, Sarah, and John Pierce Pedrick
Joseph Pedrick bp. 26 Sep 1703; m. 9 May 1725 Sarah Martin (bp, 26 Sep 1703); twelve children: Mary, Joseph, Sarah Martin, John, Thomas, William, Benjamin, Richard, Samuel, Knott, Eleanor, and Joseph Pedrick; Probate 3 Jul 1770
  Samuel Pedrick bp. 16 Dec 1705; m. abt. 1730 Elizabeth; four children: Elizabeth, Samuel, William, and Joseph Pedrick
  William Pedrick bp. 24 Apr 1709; m. 28 Dec 1729 Jane Chapman; four children: John, Mary, Elizabeth, and Jane Pedrick; probate: 10 Apr 1738

What We Know About This Family


The Pedricks like the Devereuxs have a prominent place in this family tree as each of the first immigrant couples, John and Ann Devereux and John and Miriam Pedrick, had three children who were our direct ancestors. Each also had two grandchildren who were our direct ancestors. The chart below traces our ancestry to its Pedrick roots. John Pedrick Jr. is part of the second generation of Marblehead Pedricks. He and his wife, Mary Browne Pedrick, are on the right.

An Overview of Their Lives

The Pedricks were mariners and fishermen in the generations leading up to the Revolution.

In this family, three children who married Hendleys, children of Thomas and Sarah Curtis Hendley:

  1. John Pedrick to Miriam Hendley
  2. Benjamin Pedrick to Sarah Hendley
  3. Mary Pedrick to Samuel Hendley

More About Some of the Children

  • John Pedrick died after his three children were born. His widow, Miriam Hendley Pedrick, married William Giffords, with whom she had two children, and then thirdly, Peter Briggs.

  • Miriam Pedrick married John Homan and died a couple of years later in 1717 with no apparent children. There is a marriage record for John Homan to Jane Giffords in 1720. Jane was the sister of William Giffords, the second husband of Miriam Pedrick. Although not substantiated, this appears to be widower our John Homan.

  • Richard Pedrick and his wife, Jean Merritt, are our direct ancestors and have their own family group page.

  • Joseph Pedrick and his wife Sarah Martin, are also our direct ancestors and have their own family group page. The Richard and Joseph Pedricks lived in the affluent days leading up to the Revolutionary War, and some of their children are related to Marblehead legends.. Be sure to visit the Documents sections for articles about these legends and Marblehead life during the Revolution.

Proof of Relationship

The genealogical records and vital statistics are our best proof of relationship for our direct ancestors in this family.

What Else We Need to Learn

The goal of this project is to trace every line of ancestry to the arrival of its first immigrant to America. The basic information of each couple is considered complete when we know the dates of birth, marriage, and death for both spouses. their parents' names (or whether they were the immigrant), and the child or children in our ancestry line.

The research on this family is basically complete.


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