An American Family History

Mary Dwinnell Gott Peabody

The settlement of New Meadows was incorporated as the Town of Topsfield by authority of the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1650. The church "gathered" on November 4, 1663 with the Rev. Thomas Gilbert. The third Meeting House was built on the Common in 1703 with Rev. Joseph Capen as pastor.

Mary Dwinnell Gott Peabody was born on April 25, 1702 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Michael Dwinnell and his first wife, Hannah.

Before she married Estes Peabody, on May 19, 1746, she had been married to a man named Gott and had been left a widow. Estes was born on September 28, 1702 in Topsfield. His parents were Isaac Peabody and Sarah Estes. Sarah was probably the daughter of Robert Estes of Dover, England and the sister of Matthew and Richard Estes.

According to the Topsfield Historical Collections they did not have children.

Estes died on December 31, 1770. She died on February 15, 1772 in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut.

Chiildren of Dr. Michael
and Hannah Dwinnell
  • Thomas Dwinnell
  • Sarah Dwinnell Foster
  • Mary Dwinnell Gott Peabody
  • Michael Dwinnell
  • Stephen Dwinnell
  • Hannah Dwinnell Bowery Curtis
  • Jacob Dwinnell
  • Abigail Dwinnell Deering

  • of Dr. Michael and Elizabeth Fiske
  • Benjamin Dwinnell
  • Thomas Dwinnell
  • of Dr. Michael and
    Elizabeth Cave
  • Samuel Dwinnell
  • Elizabeth Dwinnell
  • Various spellings of Dwinnell
    Doenell, Donell, Donnall, Donnell, Duenell, Dunnel, Dunnell, Dwaniel, Dwaniell, Dwainel, Dwennel, Dwinel, Dwinell, Dwinnel, Dwinnill, Dwonill, Dwynel




    The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 2 by New England Historic Genealogical Society

    Estes Peabody, (46—7) b. Sept. 28,1742, lived in Killingly, Windham Co., Ct., m. Mary Gott, a widow, May 19, 1746. He died Dec. 81, 1770. His widow died Feb. 15,1772. He left no children.


    Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.

    from Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Volume 2 by William Richard Cutter

    Isaac Peabody, son of Lieutenant Francis Peabody, was born in 1648, and resided in Topsfield. He inherited the homestead from his father. His will was dated October 21, 1726, and proved January 2, 1727.

    He married Sarah . Children:
    1. Francis, born December 1, 1694.
    2. Mary, born February 5, 1696, married William Jarvis.
    3. Isaac, born March 15, 1697, died January 13, 1739, unmarried.
    4. Philadelphia, born September 28, 1698, married Daniel Reddington.
    5. Matthew, born December 10, 1699.
    6. William, born January 26, 1701, died young.
    7. Estes, born September 28, 1702, married, May 19, 1746, M. Gott.
    8. Joseph, born June 14, 1704.
    9. Sarah, born March 10, 1706, married Luke Averill.
    10. Anne, born May 31, 1707, married John Batchelder,
    11. Hepsibah, born May 25, 1709, married, January 31, 1731, Ephraim Wildes.
    12. Samuel, born January 3, 1711, died January 23, 1711.

    Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."