Re: Researching Payson, 1600's till present
I have a book, 1969 ,reprint, " Genealogical Gleaning in England" Vol. I, by Henry F. Waters, A.M. originally printed in 1907. Page 297:
John Payson, of Nasing in the County of Essex,England, yeoman, 7 Oct, 1669, proved 13 Jan. 1667. To son, William Payson, tenement in the Parish of Raydon, hamlett in the County of Essex, with barn and stable yard, garden and orchard and two closes thereunto belongingand containing by estimate four and one half acres, being freehold. To son, Thomas Payson and his two children; Julian and Mary. To daughter Lydia Borham. To dau. Mary. To wife Lydia Payson. To John Borham's four children. To son, William Payson's two children. Son James Payson to be executor, and cousin Ambros Chanler and John Foord overseers. The witnesses were John Sheelley and John Foord.
He settled at Roxbury, Mass, and became deacon of the church there. He was admitted freeman of Mass. April 18, 1637, and the same month married Elizabeth Dowell. He had several children. [see Savage's Gen. Dict.]
Edward Payson, perhaps a brother of Giles, of Roxbury as early as 1637, admitted freeman of Mass. May 13, 1640; married August 20, 1640, Ann Park, dau. of William and Martha [Holgrove] Park. She died Sept. 10, 1641 and he married 2d, Jan. 1, 1641/2 Mary Eliot, dau. of Philip and a niece of the Apostle Eliot. She died his widow Mar. 26, 1697, aged 76. Edward Payson was the ancestor of Rev. Seth Payson, D.D. of Rindge, N.H. whose son, Rev. Edw. Payson, D.D. was the celebrated divine of Portland ME [see Stearn's History of Rindge, N.H. page 623; Eliot's Roxbury Records in Register XXX, 245-7, and Savage's Gen. Dict.]
A manuscript genealogy of the Payson Family by the late Rev. Abner Morse, A.M. is in the library of the New England Historical Genealogical Society-editor.
My neighbor descends from Ann Payson b Nov. 3, 1651 Roxbury, Suffolk Co MA who married Benjamin Tucker b Mar 8, 1645/6 Weymouth, Norfolk Co MA- he died bef Feb 1713/4 at Roxbury. Benjamin was son of Robert Tucker and Elizabeth Allen.
I have only one child listed for Benjamin Tucker and wife Ann Payson- probably many more?;
Benjamin Tucker b March 8, 1669/70 married Elizabeth Williams at Roxbury.