James Ordway (1621 - 1708) MP

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Birthplace: St Peter's, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
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About James Ordway

Possible dates as per duplicate merged:

1628 - 1700

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -------------------- James Ordway first appeared in over, NH about 1640, where he was granted land and paid taxes as late as 1649, although he had moved to Newbury, MA a year or two before.

In Newbury, his house was near the Merrimac River, at the foot of Ordway's Lane, now Market Street, Newburyport, on a small plot of land of five acres.

He appears to have owned a number of canoes and it was believed he was engaged in lighterage. In his diary, Judge Sewall, speaks of having been taken ashore by "the aged Ordway in his canoe."

He was admitted a freeman of the colony (e.g. had the right to vote for governor and representative) on April 19, 1668.

He took an active part in the controversy between the church and its pastor, siding with the church, for which offense he was fined.

He frequently served as juryman and also held minor town offices.

He married Ann Emory on November 25, 1648. They had eleven children.

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James Ordway's Timeline

August 5, 1621
Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
November 23, 1648
Age 27
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
April 25, 1650
Age 28
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
April 16, 1651
Age 29
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
September 17, 1653
Age 32
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
September 14, 1656
Age 35
Newbury, Essex, MA
November 17, 1658
Age 37
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
December 4, 1660
Age 39
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
November 22, 1663
Age 42
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
December 2, 1665
Age 44
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States