Damaris (…)

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Damaris (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born say 1600.1 She died at Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, 28 November 1674.2,3

Damaris married (1) Thomas Shattuck, say 1619;3,4 she married (2), as his 3rd wife, Thomas Gardner, say 1651. The ancestry of both men is unknown (or not traced here).3,5

Damaris was admitted to the First Church at Salem, 2 July 1641, as the "Widdow Shattock." Her maiden name is unknown. One of the wives of Thomas Gardner (probably Damaris), and the wives of several other Gardner men, were presented in court for non-attendance at Puritan church services or for attending Quaker meetings. Unfortunately, they were always referred to as "the wife of. . .," their first name never being given. The first Quakers arrived at Salem in 1658 and were severely persecuted until King Charles II put a halt to it in 1669.6,7,8

Family 1

Thomas Shattuck d. bef. 28 Mar 1639
  • Thomas Shattuck9 b. 6 Dec 1618
  • Samuel Shattuck10 b. 1620, d. 6 Jun 1689
  • Gertrude Shattuck10 b. 25 Mar 1621
  • Mary Shattuck10 b. say 1625, d. aft. 1659
  • Damaris Shattuck10 b. 9 Jul 1626
  • William Shattuck10 b. say 1628
  • Hannah Shattuck10 b. say 1629
  • Sarah Shattuck9 b. 10 Apr 1629, d. bef. 12 Apr 1629
  • Sarah Shattuck+10 b. 5 Jun 1631, d. 1724

Family 2

Thomas Gardner b. abt. 1592, d. 29 Dec 1674
This person was last edited on25 Mar 2023


  1. [S1330] Estimated from estimated date of birth of first known child (1620).
  2. [S1191] Vital Records of Salem, Massachusetts, to the Year 1849, 6 vols. (1916-1925; reprint, Newburyport, Massachusetts: Parker River Researchers, 1988), 5:270, further cited as Vital Records of Salem.
  3. [S2281] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:731-37 (Thomas Gardner), further cited as Anderson, GMB.
  4. [S1330] Estimated from estimated date of birth of first child (Samuel, 1620).
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 600, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S1284] William Jessup Cleaver, The Ancestry of Allen Grinnell Cleaver and Martha Irene Jessup(Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1989), 788-790, further cited as Cleaver, Ancestry of Cleaver and Jessup.
  7. [S1287] George E. McCracken, "The Salem Gardners: Comments and Clues," The American Genealogist 30 (Jul 1954): 155-168, at 156,166,168, further cited as McCracken, "The Salem Gardners."
  8. [S1888] Lemuel Shattuck, Memorials of the Descendants of William Shattuck, the Progenitor of the Families in America that Have Borne His Name(Boston, Massachusetts: p.p., 1855), 361, further cited as Shattuck, Shattuck Memorials.
  9. [S2431] WikiTree Contributors, "Damaris (Unknown) Gardner (1597 - 1674)," WikiTree: Where genealogists collaborate, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unknown-191935[:WEB] (accessed 11 February 2023).
  10. [S1287] McCracken, "The Salem Gardners," 168.