Adrian Frye, Jr. (c.1642 - 1692) MP

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Nicknames: "Adrian Fry"
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Birthplace: Axbridge, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Kittery, York, Maine
Occupation: farmer; planter
Managed by: Martin Eriksen
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About Adrian Frye, Jr.

      About 1620 in that part called Kittery Point, of Kingsweare, Englan, the town on the river Dart, directly opposite Darts, Mouth, lived a merchant , Alexander Shapliegh, who sent ships with merchandise to Lisbon, to Newfondland, and later on to New England. In 1635, his son-in-law bought for him a large tract of land in the province of Maine, extrending half way from Piscataqua (Porsmouth, N. H. ) to the Agamenticus river (York, Me.) . This tract of land was named Kittery Point, in memory of the old home in England and Conveyed before 1650 to Nicholas, third son of Alexander Shapliegh.

      With the name of Nicholas Shapliegh that of Adrian Fry appears often on the Kittery, Me, records. He was a Quaker and married Sarah, dau. of John White. His mark with that of his wife often appeared on legal papers from 1664 to 1692. He witnessed a deed in December 7, 1663, was a witness at court in 1667, and had a grant of 100 acresin 1669. In 1664 he witnessed a receipt for a "Negro Boy " named Mingoe, and a Sorrell Horse."

      Adrian lived just south of Sturgeon Creek in 1674 and the place was called "Frye's Point" in a deed in 1713. In July 15, 1690, "At a Court of Sessions held ing Yourk, Adrian Fry & Family were P'sented for not Comeing to Mitting." During all this period he appears on the records as a grantor and grantee of various tracts of land.

-------------------- From: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=stephcarson&id=I15859

!NOTE: Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire, p. 248 FRYE, Adrian (1), first app. in 1663, in Eliot. In 1664 Abraham Conley, Adrian Frye and Elizabeth Conley were wit. aagst. Tho. Crawley, and in 1675 A. C. was liv. with A. F. In Philip's War he moved to Portsm. Lists 30, 331b, 298. He m. Hannah White, d. of Robert. [Under White it says John's daughter Sarah married Adrian Frye, no mention of Hannah under Robert] In 1692 they deeded their homestead to s. Wm. for life supp., deed proved by wit. 16 Sep 1695. Adm. on her est. to grs. Wm. 23 NOv 1709. Their poster. were largely Friends. Ch: -Eleanor, b. ab. 1668, m. John Brooks (4), John Bishop -William, town gr. 1694 -Sarah, m. (Court Apr 1695) Nicholas Morrell -Joseph, taken capt. abt. 1695, ag. 15 or 16, still in cat. 1711. See Coleman's Capt. i 383-8, List 99 -Elizabeth, m. 3 Mar 1700-1 her cous. James Thompson -Joanna, m. (Court Oct 1700) Tho. Mazeet -Adrian, weaver, m. 8 Jun 1705 Mercy Chapman (4). In 1708 bot in Portsm., sentinel at the fort, List 298. They sold out in Eliot, 'glazier,' in 1717.

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Adrian Frye of Kittery's Timeline

1642
1642
Axbridge, Somerset, England
1665
1665
Age 23
Kittery, York, Maine, United States
1668
1668
Age 26
Kittery, York, Maine, United States
1668
Age 26
Kittery, York Co., ME
1677
1677
Age 35
Kittery, ME, USA
1678
1678
Age 36
Kittery,York,ME
1680
1680
Age 38
Kittery, York Co., Massachusettsine
1692
1692
Age 50
Kittery, York, Maine
1934
October 29, 1934
Age 50
November 16, 1934
Age 50