John Metcalfe

Male, #531, (5 September 1622 - 8 October 1690)
     John Metcalfe was born on 5 September 1622 in St Benedicts, Norwich, Norfolk, England, The date could have been 15 September.1,2 He was the son of Michael Metcalfe and Sara Elwyn.1,2 John Metcalfe emigrated in 1637 from England on the Rose with his parents.2 He was admittled to the church in 1643 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.2 He became a freeman in 1647 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.2 On 22 March 1647 John, at age 24, married Mary Chickering, in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1,2,3 Or John married Mary Chickering on 23 March 1647 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.4 John Metcalfe and Mary Chickering moved in 1652 to Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.2 On 19 November 1664 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, John Metcalfe was mentioned in the will of Michael Metcalfe.1 John Metcalfe died on Wednesday, 27 November 1675 at age 53 years, 2 months and 22 days.1 He died on Sunday, 8 October 1690 in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 68 years, 1 month and 3 days.2,3

Children of John Metcalfe and Mary Chickering


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