John Ordway, Sr., (1658 - c.1711)

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Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About John Ordway, Sr.,

John was the fifth of eleven children of James and Ann Ordway.

He became a prominent man in the church and town affairs and settled in the part of Newbury, MA called "the Plains." He is referred to in old records as "Corporall", "Sergeant" and later, as "Captaine John Ordway" but it has not been ascertained if he took an active part in the various wars in which the colonists were engaged. His duties were confined to the garrisons of the town.

In 1681 he was a witness in the witchcraft trial of Elizabeth Morse of Newbury and also served on the jury of another witch trial.

He married Mary Godfrey in Newbury, MA on December 5, 1681. Mary's mother was the first white child born in Newbury.

John made his will on January 27, 1717-8.

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John Ordway, Sr.,'s Timeline

1658
November 17, 1658
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1681
December 5, 1681
Age 23
Newbury, Essex County, MA
1682
September 18, 1682
Age 23
Newbury,Essex,Massachusetts,USA
1684
October 19, 1684
Age 25
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1687
July 4, 1687
Age 28
Newbury, Essex County, MA
1689
August, 1689
Age 30
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1691
September 15, 1691
Age 32
1695
March 6, 1695
Age 36
1697
April 8, 1697
Age 38
1699
May 15, 1699
Age 40
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA