Captain Samuel Mayo1,2

M, b. circa 1619, d. before 25 April 1664
FatherReverand John Mayo b. c 16 Oct 1597, d. b 7 Jun 1676
MotherTamisen Brike b. c 1605, d. 26 Feb 1682
     Samuel was born circa 1619 in Leyden, South Holland, Netherlands. He must have been aged 21 when he appeared on th list of original inhabitants of Barnstable in 1640. He was a mariner, interested in the sea and ships at a very early age. He was involved in the fishing trade. The town of Barnstable deeded him land to provide him means of establishing a business. He acquired a bark and established a boat run from Barnstable to Boston long before the town became a busy seaport. Samuel married Thomasine Lumpkin, daughter of William Lumpkin and Thomasine (?), circa 1645 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.3 In 1658, he rejoined his father to reside with his family in Boston.4 Samuel departed this life in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The inventory of Samuel's estate was taken on Friday, 25 April 1664. It was valued at 21 pounds 8 shillings, 10 pence.5 On 26 April 1664, his father, John Mayo, took over the administration of his estate as his wife had refused to do so.5


Thomasine Lumpkin b. c 1626, d. 16 Jun 1709


  1. [S296] Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts, A Descriptive List, Drawn From The Records Of The Colonies, Towns, & Churches, & Other Contemporaneous Documents., pages 308-309 - "Rev. Samuel, Barnstable, ordained a teaching elder [minister] April 15, 1640. Atba. 1643. His wife joined the church January 20, 1649. Children Mary & Samuel baptized February 3, 1649, Hannah baptized October 20, 1650, Elizabeth baptized May 22, 1653.
  2. [S1223] Philip Tillingraft Nickerson, Reverand John Mayo, First Minister of the Second Church of Boston, Massachusetts, page 47 - Samuel Mayo stayed at Barnstable. He throve as a mariner. As soon as he could handle a boat, and knew how cod differ from hake, he set up in the fishing trade. He married William Lumpkins's daughter Thomasine, of Yarmouth, who had the same given name as her own mother and her mother-in-law. In 1647 the town deeded him land for a fish-house, on Crowell's Point below his dwelling. He had, beside fishing smacks, coasters, and ran a packet to Boston, long before Barnstable had her great fleet to make it the busiest port on Cape Cod. In the earliest days John Davis's shallop served every purpose. But no vessel was built in the town for thirty-five years. In 1650 Capt. Samuel Mayo became the Master of the bark Desire the first important ship to hail from Barnstabe.
  3. [S135] Clarence Almond Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 22011 - Samuel Mayo died 1663/1664 & Thomasaine Lumpkin [1626-1709] Yarmouth m2 John Sunderland 1665?, by 1645; Barnstable?/Oyster Bay.
  4. [S1224] Philip Tillingraft Nickerson, Reverand John Mayo, First Minister of the Second Church of Boston, Massachusetts, page 102.
  5. [S1225] William B. Track, Abstracts From the Earliest Wills on Record in the County Suffolk, Mass,, page 333.