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  1. Jonathan,1720–66, American Congregational clergyman.
  2. Thomas,1593–1682, American colonist, born in England: settler and governor of Martha's Vineyard.
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Examples from the Web for mayhew

Historical Examples of mayhew

  • Mayhew sent by messenger a huge placard reading, "Wanted, A Wife."

    Quaint Courtships


  • Nor does anybody, save here and there an antiquarian, read Shepard and Hooker and Mayhew.

  • Colonel Mayhew took us to the fair, and to see the wrestling; then to the bazaars.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • You may have noted that the name of Mayhew is upon yonder aspen-tree?

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer

    Colonel Prentiss Ingraham

  • I have seen Miss Mayhew, and I have great sympathie for she.

British Dictionary definitions for mayhew


  1. Henry. 1812–87, British social commentator, journalist, and writer; a founder of Punch (1841): best known for London Labour and the London Poor (1851–62)
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