• Edward Mayo Sr was a resident of Perq Precinct 1684. He is found proving right for himself, son Edward Jr, and dau’s Sarah, Ann, & Elizabeth Mayo, John Nixon, Em Nixon, and Anne Nixon (their daughter) and three negroes. (Col Rec Vol I.) On Nov 6, of same year he officiated as Att’ in Perq, and May 1693 was appointed “Clarke of this Court.” The records in Perq, neither Quaker, or secular, throw any light on his former dwelling place. He held office as Clerk, in Perq for several years.
  • Mayo, Edward (2) m Mary Clare d of Timothy, & Mary (Bundy) b Feb 21, 1686 (twin sister of Elizabeth, who m Thomas (1) Winslow) issue: 1 Edward (3) b 7, 2mo 1703—2 John, b 27, 11mo 1705/6—3 Mary, b 26, 12mo 1709/10—4 Ann, b 23, 1mo 1713—5 Joseph, b —6 Elizabeth, b 21, 8mo 1717—7 Sarah, b 19, 12mo 1719.
  • Mayo (2) Edward, will Pasq Co, p Oct 20, 1724, names son Edward (3) to whom he bequeathed “my plantation,” son Joseph, dau’s Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, & Sarah. Wife Mary, & brother Thomas Jessop Exrs. (Said Thomas Jessop was his brother-in-law, having m Jane Cleare, sister of said Mary.) (See Timothy Clares Will.) Mary Mayo, m 2d Joseph Newby (s of Gabriel) about 8, 5mo 1726. (See Deeds.)
  • Mayo, Edward (3) Edward (2) Edward (1) m Mary Jessop (d of Joseph) issue: 1 Mary, b 21, 1mo 1727/8—2 Edward (4), b 19, 12mo 1730. Will of Edward (3) also p in Pasquotank Co, Feb 14, 1734, names dau Mary; Wife Mary, & Joseph Jessop Exrs. (wife’s father) Joseph Jessop in his will, p in Perq, Aug 29, 1735, names gr-dau Mary Mayo. As Edward Mayo (s of Edward & Mary Jessop) is not named in either his fathers will, or his gr-father Jessops, we may suppose he had passed away.
  • Mayo, Mary Newby (dau of Timothy Clare, once wife of Edward Mayo) died 27, 10mo 1739. (Quaker records.)

    Her will Perq Co, p Jan 1739, Son Joseph Mayo, dau Elizabeth Wilson, son-in-law John Wilson, gr-children: John Wilson, Edward, Jemima, & Isabel Newby niece Elizabeth Winslow (dau of Thomas, & Elizabeth).

  • Mayo, Joseph, m Elizabeth Newby, (d of his step-father Joseph Newby) before 1766, and shortly after this date, they disappear from Perquimans Co. They probably moved with the Quaker emigration, west.

Source: History of Perquimans County by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow, (1931).

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