Anthony  Colby

Anthony Colby (bef. 1605 - 1661)

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Biography

Anthony Colby (1605 – 1661) was born in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England and came to America in 1630 on the Winthrop Fleet. Anthony Colby was one of the first settlers of Salisbury, MA and the new town of Amesbury. He purchased the house and property from Thomas Macy in the year 1654. Nine generations of Colbys lived in this home.

Susanna Colby Whitridge (1610 – 1689) was the widow of Anthony Colby. After Anthony’s death, she married William Whitridge. He died in 1668. Susanna lived in the Macy-Colby house during the term of her widowhood.

Samuel Colby (c.1638 – 1716), the second son of Anthony 1 and Susanna Colby, was the innkeeper of Amesbury’s Colby Tavern. He married Elizabeth Sargent about 1667. He purchased the house and land from his mother in 1682, to provide for her during her widowhood.

Samuel Colby II (1671 – 1746) was the oldest son of Samuel 2 and Elizabeth (Sargent) Colby. He was a Yeoman. He inherited the former Macy land and other property from his father in 1716. He sold the north part of the former Macy land to John Bartlett in 1729, and additional land in 1731.

Obadiah Colby (1706 – 1749) was the seventh child of Samuel and Dorothy (Ambrose) Colby. He was a blacksmith. After his marriage to Bostonian Elizabeth (Gee) Colby in 1728, they resided in Boston. In 1744, they returned to Amesbury, and Obadiah purchased the south part of the former Macy land from his father Samuel 3. It is believed that Obadiah and Elizabeth Colby extensively modified the original homestead to its present structure.

Obadiah Colby [Deacon](1731 – 1814) was also a blacksmith. He was the oldest son of Obadiah 4 and Elizabeth (Gee) Colby. He inherited his father’s house and land when he came of age. He purchased additional land west of the homestead from the heirs of Ichabod Colby.

Obadiah Colby (1763 – 1832) was a blacksmith, like his father and grandfather before him. He was the third child of Obadiah and Mary (Merrill) Colby. He received the north part of his father’s land in 1816, which did not include the ‘Macy-Colby House’ property.

Hezekiah Colby (1770 – 1844) was a Schoolmaster and was the sixth child of Obadiah and Mary Colby. He received the south part of his father’s land with the house in 1816. He never married and lived in the house until his death in 1844. He left the house and property to his brother Captain William Colby.

William Colby [Captain](1775 – 1850) was a Mariner and the younger brother of Obadiah and Hezekiah . He received the house and land from his brother Hezekiah’s estate in 1845, which he sold to his son, Obadiah that same year.

Obadiah Colby (1811 - 1892) was a Trader by profession, and the second son of Captain William and Mary (Long) Colby. In 1845, he purchased the Colby house from his father. In 1885, he deeded the property to his son, William . Obadiah lived in the house with his son until his death in 1892.

William Colby (1851 – 1909) was a Trimmer. He was the second son of Obadiah and Mary Ann (Patten) Colby. He received his father’s house in 1885, where he lived until 1899. In that year, he sold land west of the house to the Bartlett Cemetery Association, and sold the house to his uncle Moses L. Colby .

Moses L. Colby (1820 – 1901) had an adventurous youth. In 1849 Moses Colby headed for California in search of gold. After his returned to Amesbury, he remained a bachelor, and lived in the old Colby house with his brother Obadiah and his nephews. In 1899, he purchased the house from his nephew William , and then deeded it to the Bartlett Cemetery Association, to be kept as a memorial of the Colby and Macy families and to the people of Amesbury, Massachusetts.

Records indicate that Anthony came to America with Governor John Winthrop

He was a founder of Amesbury, MA

Born in his Mothers parents house in Horbling. Baptised on 9/8/1605 in St. Andrews Church in Horbling by Rev. Symon Bradstreete. The church & same Baptismal font are still there.

Anthony arrived in Boston in 1630 with Gov. John Winthrop on the "Arabella" and lived on shipboard for four months before housing could be built. He lived in Boston where he was member No. 93 of the church.[1] He went with Saltonstall's company to Watertown in the fall of 1630, however, during the winter the company's assistants selected Cambridge as the best place to fortify. In the fall of 1631 three families from Boston had settled there, the Colbys, Jarred Haddon and Joseph Redding. By 1 Jan. 1632 the construction of houses outside the village was prohibited, however, since Anthony's home was up the Watertown Rd. he must have built his house before the ban. Soon more people moved to Cambridge and he then built a second house up near Observation Hill by 1635. He had been granted 3 acres behind Pine Swamp in Cambridge on 5 Jan. 1634/5 and received his share of undivided meadow ground on 20 Aug. 1635. He is on the list of people with a house in the West End of Cambridge on 8 Feb. 1635/6.[2] The land inventory for Cambridge taken on 10 Oct. 1635 showed that he had five pieces of property, a house with backside with about 3 acres in the West End, a house with planting ground also with 3 acres of land in the West End Field, 3 acres by the Pine Swamp, 4 acres in the Neck of Land, and 4 acres in the Great Marsh. After he moved, he sold some of the property to Simon Crosby in 1639.[3] He also owned land “at first was granted to Waterman who deceased. Anthony Colbye married his widow & they two sold the said land unto James Pennyman.”[4] He took the freeman's oath in Cambridge 14 May 1634.[5] On 2 Jan. 1632/3 he was ordered to build four rods of fence around the town commons in Cambridge.[6] He is listed in the account records for William Pynchon, the colony treasurer for 1632-4: "paid Anthony Colby for 2 days attendance at court to witness against William Coling and 3 others for drunkeness." He then lived in Ipswich where he signed a petition on 21 June 1637 and on 3 Oct. 1637 "Anthony Colebie" of Ipswich sued John Hall of Saugus.[7] The family then moved to Salisbury where he received land in the first division of 1639 and had additional grants in 1640 and 1643. He became one of the large land owners in Salisbury and became known as a “planter” as well as being a sawmill owner. Anthony was appointed “appraiser” for the local government in 1640, a member of the trail jury in 1648, 1653, and in 1656 and was on the grand jury in 1650.[8] During this time Anthony was officially a member of the First Church of Boston but on 2 August 1646 he was discharged by the Boston First Church to the First Church of Salisbury “Anthony Colby according to his desire had letters of dismission unto the Church at Salsbury”.[9]

He was one of the first commoners on 19 Mar. 1654 of "Newtown" or Amesbury where he received land in 1654 and in 1658.[10] In 1654 Thomas Macy sold the house west of the Powow River to Anthony where Susanna was living in 1664. The price of the house was written as: "38 pounds, to be paid as follows: by a mare fole at ten pounds, three pounds in boards and in course, twelve or fourteen pounds in money, rest in pipe-staves or hogshead staves, cattle all at prices current; Indian corne at three s., wheat & Barley five s." The bill of sale was dated 23d, 2d mo, 1654. Susanna received grants from the town in 1662 and in 1664. Their lots included Back River, Fox Island, Lion's Mouth, Great Swamp, Hampton, River, Whiskers Hill, and lots from the third and fourth divisions.

Anthony Colby seems to have been always at odds with the leaders in town affairs and was often in controversy, legal or personal, with the authorities. Once he was fined for making a speech in town meeting on the grounds that he had created a disturbance. He worked incessantly to have the new settlement at Amesbury set off from Salisbury as a town. The fight was carried on after his death by his sons, and the separation was finally accomplished in 1666.

Anthony died intestate in 1661 and the inventory of his estate amounted to £349. The division of his estate was made on 9 Apr. 1661. By a deed dated 24 Dec. 1662 Susanna sold three acres of boggy meadow in Salisbury to her son Samuel for a young mare. Susanna acknowledged this in court on 12 Apr. 1664.[11] "Upon petition of Susannah Whitridge, formerly Colbie, the Ipswich Court, on 28 March 1682 gave her power to sell enough for support in her old age." Susannah died in 1689 and her son Samuel was her administrator, the inventory of her estate amounted to £151.[12]

"Inventory of the estate of Anthony Collby, late of Salisbury, deceased, taken Mar. 9 1660, by Sam. Hall, Tho. Bradbury and Tho. Barnett:

His waring Apparrell.................................... £2. 10s
1 feather bed & bolster & old Cotten Rugg, a payer
of course sheets & a course bed case….... £4. 15s
one old warming pan.......................................... 3s. 4d
an other feather bed, feather pillow, feather bolster
& a payer of sheets & Cotten Rugg............ £4. 10s
about £8. of sheeps wooll................................. 10s 8d
five pound of cotton wooll.................................. 5s
£10. of Hopps....................................................... 6s. 8d
a copp. kettle & a payer of tramells.............. £1
a little old brass skillett & old morter & pestle. 3s 4d
trayes & other dary ware.................................. 15s
a landiron, gridiron, frying pan, old cob iron....5s
in old peuter......................................................... 3s 4d
4 scythes............................................................... 8s
2 pillow beers….................................................... 3s
table, two joynstooles, 2 chayres................. £1
old swords & 2 old muskets.......................... £1
one chest & one box........................................... 10s
an old saddle & a pillion..................................... 10s
old lumber............................................................ 10s
a grindle stone with an Iron handle...................3s. 4d
a new millsaw & 1-2 an old one..................... £1
a croscutt saw & half a one............................ £1
a broad bow, 3 forkes, a rake, 2 axes & an Iron
Spade...................................................................... 12s
5 yoakes................................................................... 10s
2 Iron cheynes......................................................... 10s
halfe a tymber cheine & a new draft cheyne. £1. 15s
an old tumbrill with an old payer of wheeles.£1
2 sleades........................................................... £1
a long cart & wheels & Spanshakle & pin 4th pt. of
and other cart.................................................. £2
a plough & plough Irons....................................... 10s
2 Canoas & 1-2 a canoa.................................. £3. 15s
6 oxen............................................................. £42
6 Cowes.......................................................... £27
2 3 yeare old steers........................................ £7
2 Yearlins......................................................... £3
2 calves............................................................ £1
7 swine............................................................. £5. 5s
8 sheep............................................................. £4
1 mare & colt.................................................. £20
1 horse................................................................... 10s
a dwelling house & barne & 14 acres of upland in
tillage............................................................... £70
a pasture of about 30 acres.......................... £20
2 lotts att yt wch is cald Mr. Hall's Farme...... £5. 10s
about eighteen acres of fresh meadow.......£40
ye accoodacon bought of Mr. Groome......... £6
60 acres of upland towards pentuctt bounds with
meadow to be laid out.................................. £10
ye 8th pt. of ye old saw mill.......................... £30
40 bushells of wheat....................................... £9
10 bushels of barley & 6 of rice......................£3. 4s
about 60 bushels of Indian corne................. £9
total............................................................... £359. 19s. 4d

Copied from the files of the Norfolk county court records, and sworn to by the widow Colby, Tho. Bradbury, rec.

Anthony Colby, debtor:
To Sam. Worcester........................................ £1. 7s
Willi Osgood.................................................. £2. 9d
Goodman Tappin..................................... £1. 2s. 6d
Abram Morrill............................................. £2. 10s. 10d
John Tod............................................................ 10s
Tho. Clarke......................................................... 9s
Mr. Russell of Charlstown........................ £10
Mr. Gerish.................................................... £5. 8s. 6d
Mr. Woodman............................................. £2. 14s
Jno. Bartlett.................................................. £2. 2s. 1d
Steven Sweat............................................... £2. 5s. 5d
John Webster..................................................... 13s
Steven Greenleif................................................ 13s
Goodman Peirce................................................ 10s
Goodman Cillick........................................... £3
Jno. Lewis...................................................... £1. 10s
Orland Bagly................................................ £5. 19s
Jno. Blower.......................................................... 6s
Mr. Worcester.............................................. £1. 13s. 6d
Mr. Bradbury...................................................... 16s. 9d
to the widow Colby................................... £10
Henry Jaques............................................... £2. 10s
Willi. Huntington............................................... 11s
John Severans............................................. £1. 13s. 8d
Jno. Clough for grass.......................................... 6s
for 9 weeks worke...................................... £8. 2s
total............................................................ £68. 14s. 7d

Debtor p Contra:
Rodger Eastman.............................................. 10s
Robert Clements......................................... £1. 5s
from ye town...................................................... 9s
Jno. Maxfield............................................... £2
Leonard Hatherlee..................................... £1
Sam. Worcester................................................. 14s. 6d
Goodman Morrill........................................ £1. 10s
Steven Flanders................................................. 6s
Goodman Randall.............................................. 6s
boards at ye saw mill................................... £3. 7s. 6d
loggs to make 2000 of bord........................ £2. 5s
for work done to ye estate.......................... £1. 2s. 6d
total............................................................. £14. 15s. 6d” [13]

“Att ye Court held at Salisbury the 9th of Aprill 1661

Whereas Anthoney Collby late of ye town of Salisbury died intestate And Susannah widow of ye sd Collby desiring & having letters of administration granted unto her by this Court…

This Court doth order that the whole estate shalbee divided into twelve parts fower wherof shall bee for ye widdowes part…

[water damage] portion (provided that what any of them have had already given unto them by their father as part of their portions be accompted as part of what they are now to have, according to ye value when given unto them: Also it is ordered yt the widow shall give in securitie for ye portions left in her hands: for the use wherof she is to bee att ye charge of their education: The portions are to bee given unto ye sones at ye age of one & twenty yeares & to ye daughters at ye age of eighteen yeares, or their day of marriage wth there mothers consent wch shall first happen: Also it is ordered that [ ] Robert Pike & mr Tho: Bradbury shall bee overseers, for ye division of ye estate according to this order & to alott to every one that [ ] of ye estate for their portions wch they in their best judmts shall think most meet & equall: And if any of ye children decease before there portions bee due: the said portions shalbee & portionalbly divided to those yt do survive: after ye proportion of this division.

This is a true copie as attests
Tho Bradbury rec

At ye county court held at Salisbury ye 14 3 mo: 1663

In ye division of Anthony Colbyes estate: yt wc was allowed to ye widow for her part & ye two youngest children as was as followeth:

Imp: the dwelling house & barne & 14 acres of upland
in tillage............................................................ 70-00-00
It: ye ferry meadow..........................................30-00-00
It: ye household goods....................................19-19-04
It: one yoke of oxen.........................................14-00-00
It: 3 cowes.........................................................13-10-00
It: 7 swine..........................................................05-05-00
It: in sheep........................................................02-10-00
It: in corn...........................................................21-04-00
It: the boggi meadow......................................10-00-00”[14]

“To ye widdow for hir part & the two youngest children:

ye dwelling house, barne and 14 acres of upland in
tillage........................................................... £70
ye ferric meadow....................................... £30
ye household goods.................................. £19. 19s. 4d
a yoake of Oxen......................................... £14
3 Cowes....................................................... £13. 10s
7 Swine.......................................................... £5. 5s
in sheep......................................................... £2. 10s
in Corne....................................................... £21. 4s
the boggie meadow................................... £10

To John Colby:
an acre of land aded to his halfe acre at his
house.............................................................. £2. 16s
two cheyns........................................................... 10s
a yoake of oxen........................................... £15. 10s
Mr. Groom's accomodacons....................... £6
in sheep.......................................................... £1. 10s
a cart & wheels, span, shackle & pin & ye 4th pt. of
another cart…................................................ £2

To Sarah, ye wife of Orlando Bagly:
one Cowe & one 3 yeere old steere............ £8
a young horse.............................................. £10
another Cowe................................................ £4. 10s
p. Isaac Colby................................................. £5. 16s
More payd by Isaac Colby to Orlando Bagly for ye
which the estate was debtor.........................£5. 19s. 8d

To Samuell Colby:
one yoade of oxen....................................... £13
the pasture................................................... £20

To Isaac Colby:
the eleven lotts of marshe at Mr. Hal's farme, 2 lotts
of sweepage & one higledee pigeledee lot. £9. 10s
2 yearlins......................................................... £3
ye part of ye saw mill................................... £30

To Rebecka Colby:
a Cowe, one 3 year old steere & ye mare colt. £14
two Calves........................................................ £1
a bed & bolster................................................ £4. 10s
p. Isaac Colby................................................... £2. 11s
p. Sam. Colby.................................................... £5. 4s
in corne.................................................................. 11s

This division was consented to by the widow Colby and all the children who were of capacity. Confirmed by the Norfolk county court at Salisbury, 14:2:1663, and recorded by Tho. Bradbury, rec." [15]

The year after Anthony's death, the widow sold to her son Isaac, sixty acres near Haverhill to pay for her board. She also had to defend her homestead against the claim of Thomas Macy from whom it had been purchased. At about the time of the sale, Macy had fled to Nantucket to escape the penalty of sheltering two Quakers during a thunderstorm, but later he denied the sale and tried to expel the widow and her family by legal process. He was unsuccessful and the premises were in the possession of her descendants as late as 1895. In 1678, the son Thomas was deeded half of all the lands remaining in consideration of services rendered the widow.

As noted above, upon the petition of Susanna Whittredge, formerly Colbie, the Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1682 granted her power, with the advice of Samuell Colbie and Thomas Colbie, to sell enough of the estate left in her hands by her former husband for her necessary support in her old age, not exceeding the value of two of the parts or shares which the court on Apr. 9, 1661 allotted to her for her part of the estate:

“Susanna Whitredg formerly wife of Anthony Colbie was granted by [  ? ] to sell ½ her part of land left her by her husband Colbie

Ipswich March [  ? ]
This Court upon ye motion of Susanna Whittredge formerly Colbie that power may be granted for ye sale of some of [ ? ] estate left in her hand by her husband Colbie for her necessary support in her old age I doe hereby grant ye motion that shes sekeing [  ? ] of Samll Colbie & Thomas Colbie shall have libertie to sell so much of ye estate in land left by her husband Colbie for sd end not exceeding ye value of two of the parts of shares wc: by the County Court at Salisbury held Aprill ye 9th 1661 were allotted to her for her part of that estate. Attest Robert Lord clerk”

William Osgood and the other part owners of the old mill at Salisbury were brought to account for failing to pay the town its share of lumber agreed upon in return for allowing the mill to be built in Salisbury. Osgood had to sue the heirs of the other owners, including "Susan Whitrige, administratrix of Anthony Colbye," to recover boards for Salisbury, which he did at court at the September Term in 1682. Among the depositions establishing the number of boards due were several describing immigration to Massachusetts, including that of John Pressy "aged about fourty-four years, testified that the first summer he came into this country, in 1651...I do well remember the saw mill at Salisbury was one thing that was accounted a rare thing and I did go see it and I did see it going and sawing boards that very summer"[16]

At that September Term, 1682 the selectmen of Amesbury described Susannah as: “an ancient and helpless widow belonging to the town of Amesbury… notwithstanding a comfortable and competent maintenance being allowed unto her out of the estate of her former deceased husband Anthony Coleby… yet she being a woman attended with many infirmities both of body and mind, is utterly incapable of doing anything that may contribute to her livelihood or comfortable subsistence… she living alone, wanting such help and attendance as may be convenient, continually laboring under such infirmities of bodyas usualy attend old age often times sick and many times destitute of divers necessaries and always of the conveniences of life, any otherwise than she is supplied by one or two of her children, whose families in the meantime want the same at home, and very much defective and decayed in her understanding.”[17]

Children

• I. John- bpt. 8 Sept. 1633 Boston by Rev. Cotton Mather, m. 14 Jan. 1655/6 Salisbury, Frances Hoyt (m.2. 27 Dec. 1676 Amesbury, Capt. John Barnard (b. 12 Jan. 1654/5 Salisbury, d. 15 July 1718 Amesbury), d. 2 Jan. 1720/1 Amesbury), d. 11 Feb. 1673/4 Amesbury
• II. Sarah- b. ?6 Mar. 1634/5 Cambridge, m. 6 Mar. 1653/4 Salisbury, Orlando Bagley (d. after 1662), d. after 1662. Sarah’s birthdate as given by Savage cannot be documented at this point.
• III. Samuel- b.c.1638, m.c.1668 Elizabeth Sargent (d. 5 Feb. 1736/7 Amesbury), will 6 Mar.-2 July 1716
• IV. Isaac- b. 6 July 1640 Salisbury, m.c.1669 Martha Parrat (b. 9 Oct. 1649 Rowley, MA, d. 13 July 1730 Amesbury), will 29 Mar.- 15 Apr. 1684
• V. Rebecca- b. 11 Mar. 1643 Salisbury, m. 9 Sept. 1661 Haverhill, John Williams Jr. (b. 25 Oct. 1636 Salisbury, m.2. 5 May 1675 Haverhill, Esther Blakely (m.1. 15 Aug. 1649 Newbury, John Bond (d. 3 Dec. 1674 Haverhill), living in 1698), d. 30 Apr. 1698 Haverhill), d. 10 June 1672 Haverhill
• VI. Mary- b. 19 Sept. 1647 Salisbury, m. 23 Sept. 1668 Amesbury, William Sargent Jr. (b. 2 Jan. 1645/6 Salisbury, d.c.1700)
• VII. Thomas- b. 8 Mar. 1650/1 Salisbury, m. 16 Sept. 1674 Hannah Rowell (b. Jan. 1653 Salisbury, m.2. c.1691 Henry Blaisdell (b. 28 May 1663 Salisbury, m.1. Mary ______, 3. 27 Oct. 1707 Amesbury, Dorothy Martin (m.2. 7 Mar. 1709/10 Haverhill, Thomas Ayers (b. 9 June 1666 Haverhill, m.1. Ruth Wilford (killed by Indians)), inv. 11 Mar. 1707/8), d. 9 Aug. 1707 Amesbury), inv. 31 Mar. 1691

Name

Anthony Colby[18][19][20][21]

Birth

1605 Horbling, Lincolnshire, England
8 SEP 1605 Lincolnshire, England
1595 Suffolk, England[21]

Residence

1634 Massachusetts Colony, MA[19]
1650 Essex County, MA[19]

Christening

8 Sep 1605 Horbling, Lincoln, England

Marriage

1632 Suffolk Co, Boston, MA[21]

Marriage

Boston, Suffolk, Mass.[22]
1631/1632 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1630/31 Boston, Massachusetts
1631/2 Boston, Massachusetts
Wife: Susanna Haddon
Wife: Susannah UNKNOWN
Wife: Susanna Haddon
Wife: Susanna Haddon Sargent

Death

11 FEB 1661 Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts[21]

Notes

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New England Colby Family Founder
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First Settlers Memorial -1654
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Settlement of the Old Town (Salisbury) and the New Town (Amesbury)
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  3. The Register Book of the Lands and Houses in the "New Towne" and the Town of Cambridge- Cambridge, 1896- pp. 32, 67
  4. Suffolk County Registry of Deeds- Vol. 11, pp. 176-7
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  6. The Records of the Town of Cambridge (Formerly Newtowne): 1630-1703- Cambridge, 1901- p. 5
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  8. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County: 1636-1686- Salem, 1911- Vol. I, pp. 149, 189, 279, 369
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Birth: 1605 Essex Co, MA.
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Birth: 8 September 1605 Essex Co, Salisbury, MA.
Death: 11 February 1660 Essex Co, Salisbury, MA.
Marriage: 1632 Suffolk Co, Boston, MA.
  • Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 Original data - Paige, Lucius R.. List of Freemen of Massachusetts. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1849. http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=mafree1630&h=405&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  • Massachusetts Census, 1790-1890 Author: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=macen&h=10053388&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
Residence: 1650 Essex County, MA.
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=macen&h=10199927&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
Residence: 1634 Massachusetts Colony, MA.


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On 3 May 2017 at 03:30 GMT Jeffrey Martin wrote:

Greetings,

I added a bit to Anthony's bio and uploaded his probate records and a transcription.

Enjoy! JM

On 16 Jan 2017 at 12:05 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Alternatively, we keep the profiles distinct and remove from 703 any details associated with the immigrant.

On 16 Jan 2017 at 11:59 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Kitty, please look again, the Anthony Colby is clearly the same man, immigrant to New England. We do need to resolve the parents, but he's the same man.

On 16 Jan 2017 at 04:19 GMT Kitty (Chandler) Carr wrote:

Colby-703 and Colby-38 do not represent the same person because: Different parents, different dates and places of birth. Thomas was a common name.

On 16 Jan 2017 at 02:34 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Colby-703 and Colby-38 appear to represent the same person because: Same/similar vitals. Same spouse. Have to reconcile different mothers.

On 2 Feb 2015 at 21:04 GMT Isara (Chellis) Argent wrote:

http://www.macycolbyhouse.org/Anthony-Colby/

Nice write-up. Plus, you can see the current rooms, etc. of the historic house.



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