Capt. Humphrey Scammon1

b. 10 May 1677, d. 31 May 1734
Capt. Humphrey Scammon|b. 10 May 1677\nd. 31 May 1734|p10011.htm|Humphrey Scammon|b. s 1640\nd. 1 Jan 1727/28|p10055.htm|Elizabeth (—?—) (Scammon)||p10056.htm|||||||||||||

6th great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
8th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Capt. Humphrey Scammon was born on 10 May 1677 in Kittery, York County, Maine.2 He was the son of Humphrey Scammon and Elizabeth (—?—) (Scammon).2,3 He married probably second Elizabeth Jordan, daughter of Dominicus Jordan and Hannah Tristram, circa 1714.2 He died on 31 May 1734 in Saco, York County, at age 57.2
     In the agreement between Capt. Humphrey Scammon, Nathaniel Weare and Pepperrell (afterwards Sir William) he is styled "Mariner." He was a prominent man and large land owner. Of his ten children, the oldest two are probably by an unidentified first wife.2

Additional Data
Humphrey Scammon was mentioned in his father Humphrey Scammon's will dated 12 March 1713/14 in Kittery, York County, Maine.4 Click to view image

Humphrey Scammon was named one of the executors in his son-in-law Allison Brown's will dated 29 March 1728 in Arundel, York County, Maine.5 Click to view image

The lands and other property of Capt. Humphrey Scammon were divided in 1736 among his sons Humphrey, Dominicus, James, Nathaniel and Benjamin, the heirs of his deceased daughter, Hannah Brown, and daughters Elizabeth Goodwin, Mary Scammon and Sarah Scammon.6

Children of Capt. Humphrey Scammon

Children of Capt. Humphrey Scammon and Elizabeth Jordan


  1. [S903] Walter Goodwin Davis, "Brown [Michael], of Scarborough and Arundel," Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A Reprinting in Alphabetical Order by Surname, of the Sixteen Multi-Ancestor Compendia, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996), Vol. 1, 233, originally published in The Ancestry of Sarah Miller (1939).
  2. [S905] Benjamin N. Goodale, Material for a Genealogy of the Scammon Family (Salem, Massachusetts: The Salem Press, 1892), 3.
  3. [S905] Benjamin N. Goodale, Scammon Family, 1-2.
  4. [S875] William M. Sargent, comp. and ed., Maine Wills. 1640-1760 (Portland, Maine: Maine Historical Society, 1887; reprint Baltimore: Inc. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 288-289.
  5. [S875] William M. Sargent, Maine Wills, 293-295.
  6. [S1072] George Folsom, History of Saco and Biddeford, with notices of other early settlements, and of proprietary governments, in Maine, including the provinces of New Somersetshire and Lygonia (Saco, Maine: A.C. Putnam, 1830; reprint Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1984).
  7. [S905] Benjamin N. Goodale, Scammon Family, 4.