In researching the ancestry of Elizabeth SMITH, I find some conflict and would appreciate hearing from others who have this line. Most references show Elizabeth's parents as Matthew SMITH and Mary GILES CUTLER . Recent references that I've reviewed indicate that MARY was dau. of Bridget (Unknown surname) and Mr. VERY. Bridget had by her first husband, VERY, ch. born in England: Samuel b. 1619; Mary, bd. unknown, who m/1 Thomas CUTLER and m/2 Matthew SMITH; and Thomas b. 1626. Bridget m. Edward GILES of Salem by 1637.
Since I find no date of birth for Mary, I'd like to be able to affirm that she was Mary VERY and not Mary GILES, and that she was b. in England.