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David (Comee) Comey (abt. 1635 - 1676)

David Comey formerly Comee aka Comy, Come, Comee
Born about in Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 6 Sep 1671 in Charlestown, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, New Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Feb 2016
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Biography

David Comey or Comee was born circa 1633 to 1638. The first time he appeared in any record in the the American Colonies was 1663 when David Comee testified in the case of Bacon vs Wayman. The court record states that he was aged about thirty.[1] Then David Comey testified on 21 October 1670 when it was recorded that he was aged approximately thirty and two [32].[2] Where David was born is not known, although family tradition says he was from Scotland.[3]

David Comee resided in Woburn, then was a settler at Concord, Massachusetts,[4] around 1664, where he lived in the "Southerly part of Concord known as Scotland".[3] In 1666, David Comy was listed among the Woburn people who hadn't paid the Ministers Rate in 1663 and 1664.[5]

David Comy married:

  1. Elizabeth —, by 1661,[6] whose death was recorded at Concord on 4 March 1670/1.[7] David and Elizabeth had children:
    1. Elizabeth, born in Woburn, died December 1701, married 29 March, 1681, John Kendall of Woburn;[3]
    2. Mary Comey, born 30 January, 1663,[8] died 9 July, 1712, aged 49, married 24 May 1688, Joshua Kibby of Sherborn;[3]
    3. John, born 18 October 1665, at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts,[7] of Cambridge Farms, Lexington, who married Martha Munroe[4] on 21 June 1688;[3]
    4. David, born 14 November 1666, at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts;[7] married 1) Ruhama Brown, and 2) Sarah —;[3]
    5. Sarah, born 18 September 1668, at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts;[9]
  2. Esther —,[3] with whom David had children:
    1. —;[3]
    2. Esther, born 14 February 1676;[3]

David died at Sudbury, Massachusetts, on 31 March 1676,[10] slain by King Philip's Indians.[3]

An inventory of the estate of David Come of Concord was taken on 21 April 1676, and his widow was granted dower on 20 June 1676.[11] A letter dated 30:7:76 from Esther Comy of Concord, David's widow, to the Court assembled at Cambridge is attached to David's probate record.[12] This letter is transcribed in full in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 50 (1896).[3] David's widow, Esther, married Samuel Parry on 7 November 1682.[3]



Notes

  • Fact: Military Service (1676) Dies in King Philip's War
  • Fact: Guardian for orphaned children (3 October 1676) Esther petitioned the Middlesex County Court to appoint a guardian for the six young children that the death of her husband David Comey left her to support. She states that four of the children were by a previous wife and her the youngest of her two children was not more than six weeks old when her husband was slain by Indians at Sudbury. She hopes that the boy may be apprenticed to some one to learn a trade and that the girls may be “disposed of” for their welfare. She asks that Timothy Wheeler be appointed. Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America

Sources

  1. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.), Vol 1, p 168. AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  2. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.), Vol 2, p 110. AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.), V 50, p 210-1, AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.), V 87, p 289, AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  5. Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.), Vol 2, p 25. AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  6. Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. Vol 1, p 360, Citing: Comey 4; Savage 1:439; Register 87:289, 50:210; McCormick-Hamilton 780. AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Concord - V1, p 15, AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  8. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Woburn - V1, p 55, AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  9. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Concord - V1, p 13, AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  10. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Concord - V1, p 19, AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  11. Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.), Middlesex Cases 4000-5999, p 4849:3 AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  12. Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.), Middlesex Cases 4000-5999, p 4849:4 AmericanAncestors.org subscription required, accessed 10 February 2016.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 December 2018), memorial page for David “Daniel” Comy (unknown–21 Apr 1676), Find A Grave: Memorial #52302120, citing Concord Men Slain By Indians, Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by jvtree1 (contributor 48265806) .
  • Bent, Allen H. The Comey-Come Family in America. Boston: D. Clapp & Son, printers, 1896. Available Online.
  • Early New England Families, 1641-1700 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2013) "William Parry (m. 1641)" Page 5


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Comey-41 and Comee-11 appear to represent the same person because: Comee appears to be the more common spelling for the time period
posted by M Cole
Comey-1 and Comee-11 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates, same person. Comee appears to be the more common spelling for the time period
posted by M Cole

David is 15 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 14 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.