Henry Gaines 8th great grandfather of Faber Miller who married Gladys Cable.
Henry was born about 1612 in England, near Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. On May 17, 1634 Henry married Jane Partridge. Around 1637 Henry and his brother in law William Partridge sailed to America. Their spouses may have sailed with them or come later. In the Massachusetts Bay Colony on March 14, 1638 Henry and William become Freemen: they vowed to defend the Colony and to not overthrow their British rulers.
Henry settled in Lynn, Massachusetts where he was a juryman, owned land and farmed. The Gaines family probably lived near the seashore. Both Henry and Jane died in their 30s. Henry didn’t leave a will but Jane’s will gives and inventory and information on the 3 son’s apprenticeships. John was apprenticed to Francis Dowse of Boston, a shoemaker. Daniel was apprenticed to Luke Potter of Concord a tailor. Samuel was apprenticed to Nathaniel Handforth.
- Postcard of Lynn, Massachusetts on Wikipedia Public Domain, File:Lynn Marshes undivided back postcard.jpg. Created: circa 1907-1915
- Freeman in 1638 in Records of the governor and company of the Massachusetts at HathiTrust
- Detailed description of Freemen at Vita Brevis (AmericanAncesters.org) .
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