John Melvin (Meluen)

Born:Between July 11 1651 and July 11 1663 In:  Leuchers Parish or Kenoway, Fifeshire, Scotland, or Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Died:Aug 21 1726 (at age ‎~75‏)In:  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
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Hannah Melvin (born Lewis)
His wife
Jonathan Melvin, Sr.
His son
John Melvin
His son
Hannah Bottrel or Bothrel (born Melvin)
His daughter
Robert Melvin
His son
James Melvin
His son
Capt. David Melvin
His son
Benjamin Melvin
His son
Margaret Melvin (born Shamesbury or Shanesbury)
His wife
Margaret MacCollo (or McKollows) (born Melvin)
His daughter
Capt. Eleazer Shamesbury Melvin
His son
Alexander Melvine
His father
Elspet Melvine (born Ramsay)
His mother
Issobell Melvine
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"Taylor" and a Private under Capt. Joseph Sill in the company which marched to Packchouge and camped for the night in large wigwam in 1676.
 Tailored in Charlestown, MA 1701. Also Husbandman.

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John Melvin

Birth1653 Fifeshire, Scotland Death21 Aug 1726 Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States 

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FatherAlexander Melvine (1627-) MotherElspet Ramsay (1630-) SpouseMargaret Shamesbury (1676-) ChildrenEleazer (1703-1754) 

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John Melvin

Birth1653Fifeshire, , , ScotlandDeath21 Aug 1726Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

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FatherAlexander Melvine (1627-) MotherElspet Ramsay (1630-)SpouseHannah Lewis (1655-1696)
Married 1686 
ChildrenJonathan (1679-1737) Hannah (1681-1726) Robert (1683-) Robert (1684-1777) James (1685-) John (1687-1754) David (1690-1745) Benjamin (1694-1740) SpouseMargaret Shamesbury (1676-)
Married 1696 
ChildrenEleazer (1703-1754) Margaret (1703-) 
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John Melvin

Birth7 Nov 1651 or 11 Jul 1651Kennoway, Fife, Scotland also AlloaDIFFERENTDeath21 Aug 1726Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Family Info

FatherAlexander Melvine (1627-) MotherElspet Ramsay (1630-)SpouseHannah Lewis (1655-1696)
Married 1679 
ChildrenJohn (1679-) Hannah (1681-1726) Robert (1683-) James (1685-1777) Jonathan (1688-1736) David (1690-1745) Benjamin (1694-1740) SpouseMargaret Shamesbury (1676-)
Married 1696 
ChildrenEliazer Twin (1703-1754) Margaret Twin (1703-) 

Biography

John bought house in Charlestown (Suffolk Co.) for 38 pounds in 1681.  Was accredited for service in King Phillip's War.  In 1684, John & Robert Melvin each paid the first rate as members of the Scots Charitable Society of Boston - the first charitable organization in the New England States.  This proves their Scotch origin, as there were no other nationalities represented until 1700.  John's gravestone states his age at 74, however in a disposition in 1684 he stated his age as 28 years, a discrepancy of 1 year. 

  John MELVIN was born on 11 Jul 1651 in Kennoway, Fifeshire, Scotland. He died on 21 Aug 1726 in Concord, Massachusetts. He was a tailor and husbandman (1701). John Melvin, tailor, came to Massachusetts sometime before 1676 and lived in Charlestown. He was of (lowland?) Scottish origin. The family name is sometimes known as Melville. He moved to Concord, Mass. in about 1696. Parents: Alexander MELVINE and Elspet RAMSEY.

He was married to Hannah LEWIS @1677 in Malden, Massachusetts. Children were: John MELVIN, Hannah MELVIN, Robert MELVIN, James MELVIN, Jonathan MELVIN, Capt. David MELVIN, Benjamin MELVIN.

He was married to Margaret SHANESBURY on 27 Aug 1696 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.

--- http://www.angelfire.com/me4/mcelwain/hannah.html :

 On 9/27/1793 in Belsher Town, Palmer MA banns were published for John Allen McElwain Sr. and Hannah Melvin (John & Hannah Heald; Jonathan; John) b. 8/4/1746 Concord, Middlesex MA. This was John Allen McElwain's second wife.

1. John Melvin, great grandfather of Hannah Melvin, b. abt 1652 Fife, Scotland d. 8/21/1726 Concord, MA m. to Hannah Lewis (John Lewis & Mary Browne) b. abt 1655 d. 5/23/1696 Charlestown, MA m. 2nd 1696 Boston, Mass to Margaret Shamesbury.

John Melvin was a "Taylor (tailor)" in Charlestown MA and a private under Capt. Joseph Sill in the company which marched to Packchouge and camped for the night in a large Wigwam in 1676. John Melvin bought a house in Charlestown for thirty-eight pounds in 1681. Was accredited for service in King Phillips War.

In 1684, John and Robert Melvin each paid the first rate as members of the Scots Charitable Society of Boston, the first charitable organization in the New England States. This proves their Scottish Origin as there were no other nationalities represented until 1700.

John Melvin's gravestone states his age at 74, however, in a deposition in 1684 he stated his age as 28 years, a discrepancy of 1 year.

Children with Hannah Lewis:

i. John Melvin (John) b. 8/29/1679 Charlestown MA
ii. Hannah Melvin (John) b. 8/15/1681 Charlestown MA m. 4/13/1713 Concord to William Bothrel d. 4/8/1726

Hannah Lewis Melvin had 5 children:
iii. Robert Melvin (John) b. 6/23/1683 Charlestown MA
iv. James Melvin (John) b. 3/20/1585 or 1586 Charlestown MA m. 1712 Boston MA to Mercy Hobbs
v. Jonathan Melvin (John) b. 5/29/1688 Charlestown MA d. 2/11/1736 Concord MA
vi. David Melvin (John) b. 10/29/1690 Charlestown MA d. 11/17/1745 m. 2/8/1716 Concord MA to Mary Farrar (Jacob Farrar & Susanna Rediate) b. 3/8/1696 Concord MA m. 2nd 1749 to John Edwards of Acton, the town adjoining Concord. David Melvin was a cooper in Rutland, Worcester Co MA. Capt. David and Mary had 10 children.
vii. Benjamin Melvin (John) b. 2/17/1694 or 1695 Charlestown MA

Children with Margaret Shamesbury:
viii. Eliazer Melvin (John) b. 6/28/1703 Concord MA
ix. Margaret Melvin (John) b. 6/28/1703 Concord MA.

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