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Anthony Eames, l

Also Known As: "Ames"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fordington St. George, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Eames ii and Millicent Eames
Husband of Margery Eames
Father of Anna Ford; Millicent Sprague; Thomas Eames; Jonathan Eames (twin); Mark Eames and 11 others
Brother of Alice Eames; John Eames; Anne Rose; Richard Eames and Mark Eames

Occupation: Sea Captain, Departed Weymouth, England via Recovery of London March 1633, Deputy in the General Court, lieutenant in the military company and later its captain.
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About Capt. Anthony Eames

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Anthony EAMES -

  • b. 1 DEC 1595, Fordington St. George, Dorset, England;
  • d. 6 OCT 1686, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA.
  • Son of Thomas EAMES and Millicent.
  • Married Margery Pierce

notes

  • Anthony came over on the pilgrim ship "Recovery" in 1633.

On Apr. 12, 1632, Anthony deposed in a tithe case that he was "of Fordington, Dorset, yeoman, where he had lived from infancy, born there, aged 40 or thereabouts." Departed Weymouth, England aboard the 'Recovery of London' on March 31, 1633/4, Gabriel CORNISH, master.

  • Lived at Fordington, St. George to 1631;
  • settled first at Charlestown in 1634/5;
  • freeman at Hingham, Mass. Bay Colony, Mar. 9, 1636/7; and
  • freeman at Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Jun. 7, 1653.
  • Church warden at Fordington 1622, 1627 and 1631;
  • deputy to General Court 1637, 1638, 1643 from Hingham, and 1653 through 1658, 1661 from Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA;
  • Lt. of the Hingham train band about 1638;
  • chosen Capt. of the train band 1644/5.

Although Anthony was chosen as Captain by the town of Hingham, an allowance was not granted by the magistrates when the townsmen proposed another choice. Anthony was granted land at Charlestown in 1634/5, and was granted a number of parcels of land at Hingham between 1636 and 1647. In Dec. 1651, he and son Mark purchsed 100 acres at Marshfield, settling there the following summer. Anthony acknowledged a deed of land to his son Justus EAMES on Jun. 28, 1670, the latest record found of him.

Family

ca 1614 Anthony married Margery Pierce, daughter of John Pierce (-1643), in England.39 Born ca Nov 1599 in Nayland, Suffolk. Margery was baptized in Nayland, Suffolk, on 30 Nov 1599. Margery died on 31 Dec 1662 in Marshfield, MA. Religion: Admitted to church at Charlestown, MA 13 Sep 1635.

Children

  • Millicent Eames
  • b. 1615, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorset, England,
  • d. 8 Feb 1695/96, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA
  • 2. John Eames,
    • b. Abt 24 Jan 1617/18, Saint George, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorsetshire, England
    • d. 3 Nov 1641, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA
  • 3. Mark Eames,
    • b. 1620, Saint George, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorsetshire, England
    • d. 1693-1694, MA, USA
  • > 4. Persis Eames,
    • b. 28 Oct 1621, Saint George, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorsetshire, England
    • d. 31 Dec 1662, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA
  • > 5. Hannah Eames,
    • b. Abt 1622, Saint George, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorsetshire, England
    • d. 10 Jun 1692, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
  • > 6. Elizabeth Eames,
    • b. Bef 13 Jun 1624, Saint George, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorsetshire, Englan
    • d. 9 Jun 1692, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA, USA
  • > 7. Justus Eames,
    • b. Bef 29 Apr 1627, Saint George, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorsetshire, England
    • d. 1706
  • > 8. Margery Eames,
    • b. Bef 5 Dec 1630, Saint George, Fordington, Dorchester, , Dorsetshire, England
    • d. 7 Apr 1659, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA
  • > 9. Abigail Eames,
    • b. Abt 1632,
    • d. Mar 1709/10, Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA, USA

Sources

  • The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Volume II, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn (2001, Boston), pages 387-92
  • EAMES family details, with sources references, can be found in Ancestral Lines, Third Edition, by Carl Boyer, 3rd (1998, Santa Clarita, CA), pages 239-241, and the web site of Ralph Dean Clark (2000).

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Biography

He was a churchwarden in the parish of Fordington, St George, and signed the Bishops Transcripts in that office in 1623 and 1627. He lived there to 1631.

Lieut. Anthony Eames, the first local commander of the town, of Hingham and was one of the first settlers, coming here in 1636, in which year a house lot was granted him on the lower plain. He seems to have been an able officer and a leading and trusted citizen, being a deputy in 1637, 1638, and 1643, and frequently holding positions of responsibility and honor in the town. Together with Allen, Joshua Hobart, and others, he was chosen to represent the town's interests in Nantasket lands, and in 1643 he with Allen and Samuel Ward had leave from the town to set up a corn mill near the cove. From Lieutenant Eames, through his three daughters,--Milicent who married William Sprague, Elizabeth who married Edward Wilder, and Marjory who married Capt. John Jacobs,--many of the people of Hingham are descended.

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Anthony Eames, the son of Thomas was born in England about 1592. He lived in the parish of Fordington, St George, where he was a church warden.

He came to Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1624 (Ben M. Angel notes: not very likely. Charlestown was founded in 1631). He also resided in Hingham and Marshfield. He was Deputy in the General Court for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a Captain in the Militia and a member of the Council of War. His daughter, Millicent, married William Sprague.

From the WEb site: http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/scituate/RR01/RR01_038.htm#P1448

  • Departed Weymouth, England on the Recovery of London on 31 Mar 1634.
  • Lived at Fordington, St George to 1631;
  • Charlestown, MA 1634,
  • Hingham 1636, and
  • Marshfield 1653. Freeman 9 Mar 1637.
  • Church warden at Fordington 1622, 1627, and 1631.
  • Deputy to General Court six years from 1638 to 1661 at Marshfield.
  • Capt. in militia 1744-45.[26]

Anthony Eames was a proprietor of Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1634 and his wife, Margery, was admitted to the Charlestown church, 13 September 1635.

They moved to Hingham in 1636 where Anthony became a freeman and member of the church 9 March 1636/7. He was granted a house lot on the "Lower Plain" in 1636. He represented Hingham in the General Court several times from 1637 through 1644. He assisted in laying out the boundary between the Massachusetts and Plymouth patents, and on 12 June 1643, the town granted him permission along with Samuel Ward and Bozoun Allen to set up a corn mill for the town. He was a lieutenant in the military company and later its captain.

About 1650, he moved to Marshfield wehre he and his son, Mark, bought a house and land on 10 December 1651. He was deputy to the General Court at Plymouth from 1653 to 1661, and was a member of the council of war. He was admitted freeman in the Plymouth Colony, March 1654-55. He also served the town as moderator.

Anthony and his wife Margery (Pierce) Eames had eight children, all born in England:

  • 1. Anna, b. 1614; m. William Ford.
  • 2. Millicent, b. 1615; m. William Sprague.
  • 3. John, b. 1618.
  • 4. Mark, b. 1620; m. Elizabeth Andrews.
  • 5. Persis, b. 1621; m. Michael Pierce.
  • 6. Elizabeth, b. 1624; m. Edward Wilder.
  • 7. Justus, b. 1627; m. Mehitable Chillingsworth.
  • 8. Margery, b. 1630; m. John Jacob.

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The Eames family in America

Refer to The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Volume II, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn (2001, Boston), pages 387-92, for information concerning the immigrant family.

Children of Anthony and Margery Eames

  • 1. Millicent -
    • bap. 1617, Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England;
    • d. Feb. 8, 1695/6, Hingham, now Plymouth Co., MA.
    • Married on Sep. 2, 1635 at Charlestown, MA to William SPRAGUE (b. 1609, Upway, Dorset, England; d. Oct. 26, 1675, Hingham, now Plymouth Co., MA), son of Edward and Christiana SPRAGUE. William arrived at Salem, MA aboard the 'Abigail' in 1628, removing to Hingham in 1636. He was a selectman in 1645, and constable and collector of town rates in 1662.
    • Children of Millicent and William:
      • 1. Anthony married Elizabeth BARTLETT;
      • 2. John married Elizabeth HOLBROOK;
      • 3. Samuel married Sarah CHILLINGWORTH;
      • 4. Jonathan died in infancy;
      • 5. Persis married John DOGGETT;
      • 6. Joanna married Caleb CHURCH;
      • 7. Jonathan married first Mehitable HOLBROOK, and second Hannah (HARRIS) COOK;
      • 8. William married first Deborah LANE, and second Mary TOWER;
      • 9. Mary married Thomas KING; and
      • 10. Hannah died young.
  • 2. John -
    • bap. Jan. 24, 1618/9, Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England;
    • d. Nov. 3, 1641, Hingham, now Plymouth Co., MA.
  • 3. Mark -
    • bap. May 1620, Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England;
    • d. Jul.-Oct. 1693, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA. His will was dated Jul.12, 1693 and proved Oct. 19, 1693.
    • Lt. Mark married Elizabeth ANDREWS on May 26, 1648. Lived at Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA.
    • Children:
      • 1. Sarah;
      • 2. Elizabeth;
      • 3. Damaris married Kenelm WINSLOW;
      • 4. Mary; Ruth;
      • 5. Jonathan married Hannah TROUANT;
      • 6. Anthony married Mercy SAWYER; and
      • 7. David.
  • 4. Persis -
    • bap. Oct. 28, 1621, Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England;
    • d. Dec. 31, 1662, Hingham, MA.
    • Married Capt. Michael PIERCE.
  • 5. Anna/Hannah -
    • b. about 1622, Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England;
    • d. Jun. 10, 1692, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA. Her death is also given as Sep. 1, 1684, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA.
    • Possible daughter. A source for the WILDER family identifies the wife of Thomas WILDER as the daughter of Anthony EAMES and Margery PRISSE. Most information for Anna/Hannah is from WILDER family data.
    • Married Apr. 1640 at Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA to Thomas WILDER (b. about 1618, Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England; d. Oct. 23, 1667, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA), son of Thomas WILDER and Martha HIGGS.
    • Children:
      • 1. Mary married David ALLEN/ELLEN;
      • 2. Thomas married Mary WHEELER;
      • 3. John married Hannah ATHERTON;
      • 4. Elizabeth;
      • 5. Nathaniel married Marie/Mary SAWYER; and
      • 6. Ebenezer.
  • 6. Elizabeth -
    • bap. Jun. 13, 1624, Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England;
    • d. Jun. 9, 1692.
    • Married about 1650 Edward WILDER (d. Oct. 28, 1690), son of Thomas WILDER and Martha KEENE. Edward came to New England by 1638, settled at Hingham, and made freeman 1644.
    • Children:
      • 1. Isaac;
      • 2. Mehitabel married Joseph WARREN;
      • 3. Abia married William CLARK;
      • 4. Abigail;
      • 5. Elizabeth married Israel FEARING;
      • 6. John married Rebecca DOGGETT;
      • 7. Ephraim;
      • 8. Jabez married Mary FORD;
      • 9. Anna;
      • 10. Hannah; and
      • 11. Mary married first Francis LeBARON, and second Return WAIT.
  • 7. Justus -
    • b. 1626; bap. Apr. 29, 1627, Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England;
    • d. 1706, MA. Will dated Mar. 7, 1697, and estate inventoried May 20, 1706 in now Plymouth Co., MA.
    • Married May 2, 1661 in MA to Mehitabel CHILLINGSWORTH, daughter of Thomas CHILLINGSWORTH (d. 1653, MA) and Joanne.
    • Children:
      • 1. Anthony married Elizabeth TILDEN;
      • 2. Millicent did not marry;
      • 3. Margery married Cornelius HOLBROOK (son of William HOLBROOK and Elizabeth PITTS);
      • 4. John;
      • 5. Nathaniel;
      • 6. Joseph;
      • 7. Ephraim; and
      • 8. Josiah.
  • 8. Margery -
    • bap. Dec. 5, 1630, Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England;
    • d. Apr. 7, 1659, Hingham, now Plymouth Co., MA.
    • Married Oct. 20, 1653 John JACOB (b. 1629, England; d. 1693, MA), son of Nicholas and Mary (GILMAN) JACOB. John married second Mary RUSSELL, and they had eleven children.
    • Margery and John had four children, including:
      • 1. Mary married first Samuel BACON, and second Elisha BISBEE; and
      • 2. Sarah married James HAWKE (their granddaughter Mary HAWKE married Rev. John HANCOCK, parents of John HANCOCK, signer of the Declaration of Independence).

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"Captain Anthony Eames or Ames, immigrant ancestor, was a proprietor of Charlestown, Massachusetts, as early as 1634. A few years later he removed to Hingham, Massachusetts, and in 1636 owned a house lot there on the Lower Plain.

From the first he appears to have been one of the foremost citizens of Hingham. He was admitted a freeman, March 9, 1636-7, and represented the town in the general court in 1637-38-39-43-44. He assisted in laying out the boundary between the Massachusetts and Plymouth patents. He was lieutenant of the military company, but when he was chosen captain there was a serious controversy between his friends and others, developing into a lasting difference that continued for several generations to divide the citizens of Hingham.

June 12, 1643, the town granted permission to Anthony Ames, Samual Ward and Bozoun Allen to set up a corn mill for the town; Gowen Wilson had been miller of the town; in future either Thomas Lincoln or John Pogger was to be the miller.

Anthony Eames removed to Marshfield, in Plymouth Colony, about 1650, and he and his son Mark bought a house and land together there December 10, 1651, and for many generations the family lived in the town. He was deputy to the general court at Plymouth in 1653-54-55-56-57-58-61, and was a member of the council of war. He was admitted freeman in the Plymouth Colony, March 1654-55. He also served the town as moderator. His wife Margery was admitted to the Charleston church September 13, 1635." (Cutter, p. 1027)

Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. Vol. 3. New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913.

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Antony Eames is listed among the passengers of the ship "Recovery of London", Gabriel Cornish, master, which sailed from the port of Weymouth to New England on 16 Mar. 1633. The Port Book, held in the P.R.O. of London, says of the passengers, "All planters & have carried with them diverse sorts of household stuff, apparell & other provisions for the necessary use of themselves, their wives, children and servants ..."

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Anthony

  • was a churchwarden in the parish of Fordington, St George, and signed the Bishops Transcripts in that office in 1623 and 1627.
  • He lived there to 1631.
  • He departed Weymouth, England on the Recovery of London, Gabriel Cornish , master, in Mar 1634.
  • He resided at Charlestown 1634,
  • Hingham 1636, then
  • Marshfield 1653.
  • Freeman 9 Mar 1637.
  • Deputy to General Court six years from 1638 to 1661 at Marshfield.
  • Capt. in militia 1744-45.
  • Anthony, Hing. 1636, the same yr. had a house-lot granted him on Lower Plain;
  • was a deputy 1637, 1638, and 1643;
  • frequently a town officer, and involved in the military difficulties of 1644-1645.[33]
  • ca 1614 Anthony married Margery Pierce,
    • daughter of John Pierce (-1643), in England.[7] Born ca Nov 1599 in Nayland, Suffolk. Margery was baptized in Nayland, Suffolk, on 30 Nov 1599.
    • Margery died on 31 Dec 1662 in Marshfield, MA.
    • Religion: Admitted to church at Charlestown, MA 13 Sep 1635.
    • Pierce or Prisse.

Their children include:

  • 1. 4199 i. Millicent Eames (ca 1617-8 Feb 1695/6)
  • 2. 4200 ii. Lieut. Mark Eames (ca 1617-1693)
  • 3. 4201 iii. John Eames (ca 1619-3 Nov 1641)
  • 4. 4202 iv. Persis Eames (ca 1621-31 Dec 1662)
  • 5. 4203 v. Anna Eames (ca 1622-10 Jun 1692)
  • 6. 4204 vi. Elizabeth Eames (ca 1624-9 Jun 1692)
  • 7. 4205 vii. Justus Eames (ca 1627-bef 1706)
  • 8. 4206 viii. Margery Eames (ca 1630-7 Apr 1659)

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Anthony Eames (1592 - ____)
Margery Pierce Eames (1599 - 1662)
   Refer to The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Volume II, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn (2001, Boston), pages 387-92, for information concerning the immigrant family.

Capt. Anthony and Margery (Prisse) Eames

1627 as St. George Church Warden

Anthony EAMES - b. about 1592, Fordington St. George, Dorset, England; d. June 1686, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA. Son of Thomas EAMES and Millicent. On Apr. 12, 1632, Anthony deposed in a tithe case that he was "of Fordington, Dorset, yeoman, where he had lived from infancy, born there, aged 40 or thereabouts." Departed Weymouth, England aboard the 'Recovery of London' on March 31, 1633/4, Gabriel CORNISH, master. Lived at Fordington, St. George to 1631; settled first at Charlestown in 1634/5; freeman at Hingham, Mass. Bay Colony, Mar. 9, 1636/7; and freeman at Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Jun. 7, 1653. Church warden at Fordington 1622, 1627 and 1631; deputy to General Court 1637, 1638, 1643 from Hingham, and 1653 through 1658, 1661 from Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA; Lt. of the Hingham train band about 1638; chosen Capt. of the train band 1644/5. Although Anthony was chosen as Captain by the town of Hingham, an allowance was not granted by the magistrates when the townsmen proposed another choice. Anthony was granted land at Charlestown in 1634/5, and was granted a number of parcels of land at Hingham between 1636 and 1647. In Dec. 1651, he and son Mark purchsed 100 acres at Marshfield, settling there the following summer. Anthony acknowledged a deed of land to his son Justus EAMES on Jun. 28, 1670, the latest record found of him. Married about 1615.

Margery - b. about 1599, near Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England. Surname varies in different secondary sources; any comments are welcome. Admitted to church at Charlestown, MA Sep. 13, 1635. -------------------- irth: 1592 Dorset, England Death: unknown Marshfield Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA

Born about 1592 (on 12 Apr 1632, "Anthony Eames of Fordington, Dorset, yeoman, where he had lived from infancy, born there, aged 40 or thereabouts," deposed in a Fordington tithe case, apparently son of Thomas & Millicent (____) Eames. A yeoman from Fordington, dorset, who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1634 on the Recovery." First settled in Charlestown MA; moved to Hingham in 1636 & Marshfield in 1652. Died after 28 Jun 1670. Married by about 1615, Margery ____. Richard Eames, probably brother of Anthony, married at Fordington St. George on 5 Jun 1615, Alice Sprague, sister of RALPH SPRAGUE{1629, Charlestown}, RICHARD SPRAGUE {1629, Charlestown}, & WILLIAM SPRAGUE {1629. Charlestown}.


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Parents:
 Thomas Eames (____ - 1618)
 Millicent Eames (____ - 1614)

Spouse:
 Margery Pierce Eames (1599 - 1662)

Children:
 Anna Eames Foord (1614 - 1684)*
 Millicent Eames Sprague (1615 - 1695)*
 Mark Eames (1617 - 1698)*
 Thomas Eames (1618 - 1679)*
 John Eames (1618 - 1641)*
 Persis Eames Pierce (1621 - 1662)*
 Elizabeth Eames Wilder (1624 - 1692)*
 Justus Eames (1627 - 1706)*
 Robert Eames (1629 - ____)*
 Margery Eames Jacobs (1630 - 1659)*
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Capt. Anthony Eames's Timeline

1586
June 9, 1586
Fordington, Dorsetshire, England, United Kingdom
1592
1592
Fordington St. George, Dorset, England
1595
January 9, 1595
Age 3
Fordington St. George, Dorset, England
1596
January 9, 1596
Age 4
St. George, Fordington, Dorset, England
January 9, 1596
Age 4
St George, Fordingham, Dorsetshire, England
January 9, 1596
Age 4
1614
1614
Age 22
London, Middlesex, England
1615
1615
Age 23
St George, Fordington, Dorset, England
1615
Age 23
Fordington St. George, Dorset, England
1618
January 24, 1618
Age 26
Fordington, St. George Parish, Dorset, England, (Present UK)