Abigail was born in England. Abigail married William Carpenter, son of William Carpenter, circa 1627 in London, County Middlesex, England. In May 1638, Abigail & her husband, William, sailed from Southampton, England aboard the ship, "Bevis", under the command of Captain Robert Batten, bound for New England. Listed among the 61 passengers were William Carpenter aged 33 years, his wife Abigail aged 32 years & there were 4 children under the age of 10, along with his father, William Carpenter aged 62 years & servant: Thomas Banshott aged 14 years..1 Abigail's husband, William, died on 2 February 1659/60 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, leaving her a widow.
|William Carpenter b. 1605, d. 2 Feb 1659/60|
- [S742] Michael Tepper, New World Immigrants - A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists & Associated Data From Periodical Literature, May 1638, passengers from Southampton intended for New England by the "Bevis" of [South] Hampton, Mr. Robert Batten - William Carpenter of Wherwell, Haunts, carpenter, age 62, William Carpenter of Wherwell, carpenter, age 33, Abigail Carpenter age 32, 4 children under 10, servant Thomas Banshott 14.