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Isaac Colby

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Golgotha Burial Ground, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Thomas Colby and Susannah Whittridge
Husband of Martha Colby
Father of Anthony Colby; Elizabeth Dow; Martha Colby; Sarah Silver; Dorothy Hadley and 2 others
Brother of John Anthony Colby, Sr.; Sarah Bagley; Thomas Colby; Samuel Colby; Rebecca Williams and 3 others

Occupation: Planter
Managed by: James Wayne Waters
Last Updated:

About Isaac Colby

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Isaac COLBY was born on 6 JUL 1640 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 15 APR 1684 at Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Isaac was a planter at Salisbury, 1663; had a seat in the meeting house at Amesbury, 1667, where he was living in 1668, and later he lived at Haverhill and Rowley, but returned to Amesbury before he died. He made his will 29 March 1684 which was proved 15 April 1684. His estate was divided in 1725.

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Notes for ISAAC COLBY:

"Isaac ye sone of Anthony Colby and Susana his wife was born ye: 6: 5 mo: 1640." From: "Salisbury and Amesbury Births." microfilm at FHL.

Isaac Colby was called a "Planter" of Salisbury in 1663; meeting house seat in Amesbury, 1667.

From "The Essex Antiquarian", "Old Norfolk County Records." Pub. 1900.

"John Hoyt, sr. (his H mark), of Salisbury, husbandman, for $6 pounds, in pipe staves, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, 40 acres of upland in Salisbury newtown upon a place called the Champion land, bounded by Jn Weed, Joseph Peasly, late deceased, and common land, Feb. 5, 1662. Wit: William Tilton and Benjamin Sha. Ack., grantor's wife releasing dower, April 14, 1664, before Tho: Wiggin."

"Edward Cottell (his II mark) of Salisbury, planter, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, 30 acres granted to me by ye new town of Salisbury, near burchin meadow, bounded by ye path leading to Haverhill, Tho: Macy and common, April 17, 1663. Wit: Rich: Currier and John Clough. Ack., grantor's wife Judith releasing dower, April 14, 1664, before Tho: Wiggin.

"John Colby os Salisbury, planter, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planer, 30-acre lot of upland granted to me by the Salisbury new town lying upon champian ground in said town, bounded by Lt. Phillip challis, Thomas Barnard and common, June 11, 1663. Wit: Eben Severans and Robert Ring. Ack., and wife released dower, in court at Salisbury, 12: 2 mo: 1664."

"George Martyn (signed by mark) of Salisbury, blacksmith, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planer, 30 acre lot of upland in Salisbury newtown at the champian ground, bounded by Valentine rowell, late deceased, and Henry Blasdale, April 17, 1663. Wit: Jn Colby, Ack., wife Su: releasing dower, April 14, 1664, before Tho: Wiggin."

"John Eaton of Salisbury, cooper, conveyed to John Cram of Hampton, planter upland and meadow purchased by Salisbury of Mr. Sam: Hall's farm, etc, April 12, 1664. Wit: John Colby and Robert Ring. Ack., wife Martha releasing dower in court at Salisbury, 12: 2 mo: 1664."

"Old Norfolk County Records", "The Essex antiquarian" Vol. 5, 1901, pg. 180-181:

"James George of Salisbury, planter, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, my 10-acre lot of upland granted to me "by the newetowne of Salisbury" on the champion ground in said township, bounded by John Weed and common land, april 17, 1663. Wit: Samuell Colby and Tho: Payne. Ack., grantor's wife Sarah surrendering dower, in court 11: 1 mo: 1665."

"John Clough of Salisbury, carpenter, for salt marsh and boards, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, 2 acres of meadow, bounded by Mr. Henry Biles and meadow formerly of Thomas Barnard, little neck towards the hoghouse, and creek; also, 2 acres of meadow formerly of Josia Cobham, bounded by Mr. Thomas Bradbury, Isaac Buswell and William Barnes, both lots lying in Salisbury -- --, 1663. Wit: Tho: Bradbury and Sarah Bradbury, Ack., grantor's wife Joana surrendering dower, in court 11: 2 mo: 1665."

"William Allin (his w mark) of Salisbury conveyed to Samuell Colby of Salisbury, planter, 40-acre lot in Salisbury newtown on champion ground near Haverhill line, formerly bought of Tho: Macy of Salisbury, weaver, bounded by Richard Currier, Isaac Colby and highway leading to Haverhill, Nov. 16, 1663. Wit: Tho: Bradbury and Willi: Buswell. Ack., in court 11: 2 mo: 1665."

"Samuell Colby of Salisbury, planter, conveyed to my brother Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, 40-acre lot I bouth of William allin, 26: 5: 1664. wit: Thomas Sargent and Nathanell Barnard. Ack., in court 11: 2 mo: 1665."

"Isaac Colby of Salisbury, for two meadow lots, conveyed to John Clough of Salisbury, carpenter, 5 of 10 2-acre lots of marsh in the higledee pigledee lots in Mr. Hal's farm in Salisbury, exchanged by brantee with Anthony Colby, towards Mr. Monday's island, the other five belonging to Mr. Samuel Groom, John Weed, Henry Brown, John Eaton and Anthony Colby, June 10, 1663. Wit: Tho: Bradbury and Sarah Bradbury. Ack. in court 11: 2 mo: 1665."

"John Colby of Salisbury conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, my farm lot of 160 acres granted to me by the newtown of Salisbury, and lying therein, bounded by John Hoyt, jr., Henry Blasdall, and common highways, Aut. 20, 1664. Wit: Samuell Colby and John Osgood. Ack. in court 11: 20 mo: 1665.

Widow Susannah Colby (her+ mark) of Salisbury, for a mare, conveyed to Samuell Colby of Salisbury, planter, 3 acres in the boggie meadows in Salisbury, bounded Jarrett Haddon and a great creek, Dec. 24, 1662. Wit: William Whited (his .> mark) and John Colby. Ack. by Susanna Whitrid (formerly Colby) in court 12: 2 mo: 1664.

Samuell Colby of Salisbury, planter, conveyed to my brother Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, 3 acres of fresh meadow purchased of my mother Susanna Colby, now ye wife of Willi: Whitrid, 26: 5: 1664. Wit: Tho: Sargent and Nathaniell Barnard. Ack. cin court 11: 2 mo: 1665."

Page # 42. The Essex Antiquarian, Old Norfolk County Records. Vo. 6:

"Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, for 23 pounds, conveyed to Christopher Bartlett of Nuberie, planter, 3 acres in boggie meadow in Salisbury, formerly of Anthony Colby, bounded by Jarret Haddon and a great creek, Jan 8, 1665. Wit: Tho: Bradbury, sr., and Jacob Bradbury. Ack. Jan 8, 1665, before Robert Pike, commissioner."

"Samuel Colby of Salisbury, planter, for 5 pounds, conveyed to Thomas Sargent of Salisbury, planter, 24 -acre lot of upland on west side of Pawwaus river in Salisbury, bounded by William Osgood, William Sargent, Merrimack river and Haverhill highway, July 7, 1662. Wit: Tho: Bradbury and Joh Hoyt, jr. Ack. in court 12: 2 mo: 1664."

"John Clough of Salisbury enters his caution against Isaac Colby of Salisbury converning a farm of 160 acres he bought of said Colby in Salisbury new town, bounded by John Hoyt, jr., Henry Blasda and two highways. Entered March 9, 1667-8." Vol. VI. 1902, Pg. 175.

"Isaac Colby of Salisbury, for 21 pounds conveyed to Jn Clough of Salisbury my farm lot of 160 acres of upland I bout of my brother Jn Colby of Salisbury, planter, Aug. 22, 1664, in Salisbury new town, bounded by John Hoyt, jr., Henry Blasdal and two highways, 21: ---: 1667. Wit: Richard Currier and William Hackett, Ack. April 15, 1668, before Sam: Simonds." Vol. VI. pg. 176.

"Court held at Salisbury April 9, 1661, ordered distribution of estate of anthony Colby of Salisbury, deceased, intestate, by Capt. Thomas Bradbury and Capt. Robert Pike, both of Salisbury, trustees. They assigned to Isack Colby, one of the sons of the deceased, all the shares of salt marsh belonging to the deceased, lying within the bounds of Mr. Hall's farm, so called, in Salisbury. John Weed of Salisbury released his interest in the marsh June 10, 1663. Wit: Tho: Bradbury and John Easton. Ack. 12: 2 mo: 1670 before Samuel symonds.

John Weed of salsbury, husbandman, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, my first higledee pigledee lot of 4 acres of salt marsh granted to me by Salisbury, in Salisbury, bounded by Georg Carr, William Osgood, Andrew Greely and Philip Challis, June 10, 1663. Wit: Tho: Bradbury and John Eaton. Ack. 12: 2 mo: 1670, before Samuel Symonds.

Isaac Colby assigned the above marsh to William Sargent of Salisbury, seaman, Dec. 24, 1663. Wit: Tho: Bradbury and Judeth Bradbury. Ack. 12: 2 mo: 1670, before Sam symonds.

John Weed of Salisbury, planter, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury my 40 acres granted to me by Salisbury lying upon the Champion ground in Salisbury bounded by John Hoyt, James George and common land, March 24, 1662-3. Wit: Thos. Bradbury, sr., and Mary Bradbury. Ack. 12: 2 mo: 1670, before Samuel symonds.

Robert Jones ( his I mark) of Salisbury, planter, for 25 pounds conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, 12 acres, being one-half of burchin meadow in ye new town of Salisbury near about Haverhill, laid out to William Osgood, bounded by Edward Cottle and thomas Macy, Nov. 14, 1665. Wit: Sam Colby and Tho: Currier. Ack. (wife Jone relasing dower) 5: 2 mo: 1669, before Rob Pike, Commissioner."

"The Essex Antiquarian, Old Norfolk County Records, Vol. VIII, 1904, pg. 38.

"Isaac Colby of Haverhill and wife Martha, for 20 pounds, conveyed to Richard Bartlett of Nubery 35 acres of land town of Amsbery granted to me, bounded by grantee (formerly Henry Blasdale's grant, highway, land held by Jn Weed and a pond, Nov. 28, 1670). Wit: anthony somerby and Abiell Somerby. Ack. 26: 11: 1671, before Ribert Pike, commissioner." Vol. X. 1906. pg. 89

"Isaac Colby of salisbury, planter, conveyed to Mr. Tho: Bradbury. sr., of Salisbury 3 acres of upland and meadow in Salisbury I bought of Jn Clough of Salisbury, house carpenter, being a part of ye planting lot of Josiah Cobham, and meadow (1/2 of ye first division of meadow granted to said Cobham by Salisbury), bounded by Isaac Buswell, land formerly Mr. John Hodges' houselot, William Barnes, and a little creek, March 25, 1664. Wit: Sarah Blumfield. ( her S mark), and Abigail Ambros (her x mark), Ack. 11: 2 mo: 1672. before Robert Pike, commissioner." Vol. X. 1906. Pg. 109

"Susana Whitrid (her > mark) of Emsbury, widow (formerly wife of Anthony Colby), for 10 pounds conveyed to my son Isaac Colby of Haverhill, planter, 3 acres of fresh meadow in ye new town of Salisbury now called Emsberie at ye back river near to bare hill, lying on both sides of the river, April 11, 1671. Wit: Sam Colby and Tho: Hayne. Ack. May 21, 1671, before Robert Pike, commissioner.

Sam Colby of Haverhill, planter, and wife Elizabeth, for 25 pounds and a 24-acre lot of upland in Amesbury, bounded by Marrimack river and Haverhill highway, formerly ye lot of robert Jones, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Haverhill, planter, 1/2 of land in Haverhill I bought of Robert Clements of Haverhill upon a plain near old Eyers carte way, May 6, 1669. Wit: John Colby and William Huchen. Ack. by both grantor and wife Dec. 25, 1671, before Nath Saltonstall, commissioner.

Widow susanna Colby (her X mark) of Salisbury, for 10 pounds in board, conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, 60 acres of upland in Salisbury near the Haverhill line, bounded by Wm. Sargent, Jarret Haddon and common land, Dec. 24, 1662. Wit: Sam Colby and John Colby. Ack. 21: 3: 1671, before Robert Pike, commissioner.

Robert Jones (his I mark) of Salisbury, planter, for 30 pounds conveyed to Isaac Colby of Salisbury, planter, my 24-acres planting lot in Salisbury-newtown, being lot No. 23, bounded by Richard Currier, Wm. Barnes, Marrimack river and highway leading to Haverhill: also, a 2-acre meadow lot within the above, on both sides of ye back river yt runs tintoye pond, bounded by Wm. Barnes, right of Tho: Macy, late of Salisbury, and Mr. E. Rmington, Nov. 5, 1666. Wit: Tho: Bradbury and William Bradbury. Ack. 11: 2 mo: 1672, bofore Robert Pike, commissioner.

Isaac Colby of Haverhill, carpenter, conveyed to Robert Jones of Amesbury, planter, 7 1/2 acres of land called the ox pasture, lot No. 14, bounded by the Pawwaus river, John Hoyt, sr., William Osgood and John Week, May 7, 1669. Wit: Richard Currier and Samuell Fowler. Ack. 11: 2 mo: 1672, before Robert Pike, commissioner.

Vol. X 1906, Pg. 110

"At a meeting of the select men of Rowley November 2 1677 The Persons that are chosen for the well keeping of the Sabbath according to a law maid by the General Court May 23 1677 and it is intended that they shall have the spetiall inspection into ten of those families that are nerest to there house of ether or of boath sides of them, and there names are as followeth

John Person Junior a tithing man, and the men to be inspected by him John Person Senior John Baley george Whit David Benit Joseph Boynton Isack Colby Thomas Birkby Richard Swan Thomas Lever Junior Thomas Lever Senior

The above list, which is given in full, shows who were heads of the one hundred and four families."

"Mr. T. F. Waters calls him, ("Tithing Man"), "a most important functionary." The law enjoined him to "inspect disorderly persons, and to p'sent the name of single persons that live out from under family government, to enter ordinaries and inspect them" --and "whatever else tends to irreligion." He was to admonish all offenders against the law and if this proved ineffectual was bound to make complaint to the Court. Tithing men were at first appointed by the selectmen and sworn before a Justice of the Peace to faithfully discharge the duties of the office, later they were elected at the annual meeting of the town. The office was abolished in Rowley in 1845."

From: ROWLEY, MASSACHUSETTS

Mr Ezechi Rogers Plantation

1639-1850

By

Amos Everett Jewett

And

Emily Mabel Adams Jewett

With Maps and Illustrations

The Jewett Family of America

Rowley, Massachusetts 1946

SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America", by Frederick L. Weis, The Colonial Press, 1970; (2) Colby Clan Ancester Sheets, by Various Members; (3) "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass", by David Hoyt, compiled and published 1897 to 1919, repub by New England Press, Somersworth, NH, 1981, 1987 and 1990; ISBN 0-89725-026-5. This pub does not mention a 2nd wife of Isaac called Elizabeth (I question if there was a 2nd wife); (4). Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Salisbury.

Parents: Anthony COLBY and Susannah.

Spouse: Martha PARRAT. Isaac COLBY and Martha PARRAT were married in 1668 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Anthony COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Martha COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Dorothy COLBY, Isaac COLBY, Abraham COLBY, Rebecca COLBY.

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Isaac Colby's Timeline

1640
July 6, 1640
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1668
January 24, 1668
Age 27
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1668
Age 27
Salisbury, Essex, MA
1671
October 30, 1671
Age 31
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1672
February 7, 1672
Age 31
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1674
January 28, 1674
Age 33
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1677
June 15, 1677
Age 36
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1680
July 15, 1680
Age 40
Rowley, Essex, Mass.
1684
April 15, 1684
Age 43
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1684
Age 43
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States