James M’Rorie (aka M’Withee), #71 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list

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Published on: 03 March 2016
Updated: 15 Sep 2016

Descendants and Researchers

Surname variations:  M’Rorie, McRorie, McRory, Makarory, Makerwethe, Makerwith, Makerwithea, Makerwithey, Makerwithy, McWithee, McWithy, MacWithey, Mackroon

Scottish POW DNA Study: Group 1-B, Haplogroup: I-M253

First Generation in the New World

1. James M’RORIE, was born probably in Scotland and probably died in MA circa 1701.  He married first in Sep 1662, at Dedham, MA, Mary EVERETT.1  She died 13 Jun 1670, Dedham, MA.2, 5  James M’RORIE married second on 20 Feb 1670 at Dedham, MA Patience CUBBY.2, 5

Children of James and Mary (EVERETT) M’RORIE:
2. Mary b. 17 Sep 1663, Dedham, MA3
2. Daniel b. 19 Mar 1667/8, Dedham, MA4
2. Margret b. 03 Jun 1670, Dedham, MA and d. 20 Jun 1670, Dedham, MA5

Children of James and Patience (CUBBY) M’RORIE:
2. John b. 24 Nov 1672, Dedham, MA6
2. Sarah b. 23 Dec 1675, Dedham, MA7
2. David b. 17 Apr 1678, Dedham, MA8

Second Generation

2. Daniel (aka James) M’RORIE; m. 1st by 1694/5, Bethiah LEWIS (d. 24 May 1715)2, 13.  He m. 2nd 17 Sep 1718 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Ruth CURTIS.17

Children of Daniel and Bethiah (LEWIS) M’RORIE:
3. i. Hannah b. 10 Mar 1694/5, Dedham, MA9
3. ii. Mary b. 07 Apr 1702, Dedham, MA10
3. iii. Daniell b. May 1706, Dedham, MA11
3. iv. Sarah b. 30 DEC 1709. Dedham, MA12

Children of Daniel and Ruth (CURTIS) M’RORIE:
3. v. Ruth b. 16 Feb 1719/20, Dedham, MA14
3. vi. Mercy b. Mar 1720/21, Dedham, MA15
3. vii. Abigail b. 27 Jan 1722, Dedham, MA16

RESIDENCE:  Dedham, MA17: 15 Dec 1681, 12 Dec 1682, 17 Feb 1683, 24 Oct 1683, 26 Nov 1684 May be intermingled with a son who was known as James

SOURCES:
1 Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, p 10. (Online database: Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, 2011).  Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Record. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

2 Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Vol 2, p 986. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

3 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 9. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

4 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 10. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

5 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 12. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

6 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 13. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

7 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 14. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

8 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 16. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

9 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 26. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

10 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 31. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

11 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 34. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

12 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 35. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

13 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 40. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

14 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 46. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

15 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 47. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

16 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Dedham, Vol 1 & 2, p 49. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

17 Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988. (Online database: Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, 2011).  Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).