1. Renald Fernald was born about 1600 in England and died before October 1656 at New Castle, New Hampshire. He married, probably in England, before 1630, Joanna (---) born say 1610 and died about 1660 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Renald was a doctor. He had seven children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Samuel, William, and John.
2. William Fernald was born 5 March 1646/7 on Doctor's Island, New Hamsphire and died 5 July 1728 at Kittery, Maine. He married 16 November 1671 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Elizabeth Langdon, born about 1657 and died at Portsmouth 11 May 1740, daughter of Tobias and Elizabeth (Sherburne) Langdon. William was a shipwright. He had eleven children: Elizabeth, William, Tobias, Margaret, Temperance, William, Joseph, Sarah, Lydia, Benjamin, and Nathaniel.
3. William Fernald (Jr.) was born 11 May 1686 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire and died 12 January 1727/8 at Layclaim Island, New Hampshire. He married 31 July 1707 at Portsmouth, Elizabeth Cotton, born about 1689 at Portsmouth and died there about July 1761, daughter of William and Abigail (Pickering) Cotton. Like his father William was a shipwright. William and Elizabeth had seven children: Mary, William, Abigail, John, Elizabeth, George, and Abigail.
4. Mary Fernald was born 13 March 1711 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire and died before 1744. She married 17 April 1727 at Kittery, Maine, Jonathan Mendum (III), born about 1705 at Kittery and died there about December 1762, son of Jonathan and Sarah (Downing) Mendum. Jonathan married secondly on 17 April 1744 at Kittery, Rachel Powers, born about 1720 and died after 1763. Jonathan was a shipwright. Jonathan and Mary had six children: Jonathan, William, Mary, Dorothy, Joshua, and Sarah. Jonathan and Rachel had two children: Patience and Robert.
Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis by Walter Goodwin Davis (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1996), I:535-551.
Genealogical Dictionary of ME and NH by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis (Portland, 1939, reprinted Baltimore, 1988), p. 230-1.