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Matthew Colby

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Poynton,Sempringham,Lincolnshire,England
Death: Died in Horbling, Lincolnshire, UK
Place of Burial: St. Andrew, Sempringham, Lincoln, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Colby and Isabel Colby
Husband of Mary Colby; Alice Brewse and Mary Colby
Father of Thomas Colby, Jr.; Agnes Colby; Thomas The Elder Colby, SR; Elizabeth Colby; John Colby and 2 others
Brother of William Colby; Alice Colby; Robert Colby and Richard Colby

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About Matthew Colby

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Matthewe COLBY was born about 1530 in Semperingham, Lincolnshire, England. He was buried on 10 OCT 1591 in Semperingham, Lincolnshire, England. He has Ancestral File Number K6LX-G4.

From: "Fifty Great Migration Colonists To New England" By John W. Threfall, Madison, Wisconsin, 1990, page 131:

"MATTHEW COLBY lived in Pointon, a village or chapelry in the parish of Sempringham, Lincolnshire. He was probably born about 1530. Her married Mary -------, probably about 1555. He had a least two brothers and a sister also living in Sempringham. the names of his parents are unknown. Matthew Colby was buried 10 October 1591, his wife Mary on 18 December 1591, followed soon by their two youngest children, four in all dying within a three month period. Both parents left deathbed wills in which they stated that they were sick. One can wonder at what sort of epidemic struck this family. Horbling is just to the north of Sempringham."

"8 October 1591 - the will of MATHEW COLBY of Poynton, Sempringham parish, county Lincoln, husbandman...sick in body... to be buried in the churchyard of Sempringham...to John Colbye my son one cow & a quoye, to Edward Colby one cow & a quoye, to Elizabeth Colby one cow & a quoye, to Thomas Colby the younger one a cow & a quoye, to Thomas Colby the elder half a quarter of barley and a half a quarter of pease, to Robert Colby my brother one stricke of barley, to Alisr my syster one stricke of barley, to Agnes Colby the daughter of Thomas Colby of Horbling two stricks of barley...all the rest of my goods & cattells...to Mary Colby my wife...she to be sole exexutrix...Roger Lawrence to be supervisor. Witnesses: Robert Baxter, Roger Lawrence, Thomas Colbye and Francys Barton. Proved 22 October 1591. (Ref: C.C. of Lincoln. 1591. Book 1:2350.

  • quoye= quey= a heifer (Scot.)
  • burling=a yearling heifer
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The first record of a Colby in Sempringham is a deed dated 3 Febuary 1421/2 by which William Stanenstone of Pointon conveyed to John oche and his wife Alice three selions of land in the fields west ofPointon, two of which parcels were bounded by William Colby. This William Colby was undoubtedly an ancestor of the Colbys wholived in the village of Pointon in the parish of Sempringham several generations later.On 7 May 1505 Robert rogerson of Pointon granted to John Huchyson and Robert Colby of Pointon "one messuage and 20 acres of land and meadow with all of theappurtenances in the village and the fields of Pointon, which lately was inherited after the decease of William Rogerson his father and Alice his wife." This Robert Colby was probably the great grandson of the above william Colby and was probably the grandfather of Matthew Colby, the father of Thomas, and grandfather of Anthony. The name of the father of Matthew is a mystery.

Parents: Mr. COLBY and Mrs Unknown COLBY.

Spouse: Mary (COLBY). Matthewe COLBY and Mary (COLBY) were married in 1555 in Semperingham, Lincolnshire, England. Children were: William COLBY, Agnes COLBY, Thomas COLBY The Elder, Elizabeth COLBY, John COLBY, Thomas COLBY, Edward COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY.

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Individual:

Note: Matthew Colby lived in Pointon, a village or chapelry in theparish of Semprinham, Lincolnshire, England. He was probably

born about 1530. He married Mary_____, probably about 1555. Hehad at least two brothers and a sister also living in

Sempringham. The names of his parents are

also unknown. Matthew Colby was buried 10 Oct 1591, his wifeMary on 18 December 1591, followed soon after by

their two youngest children, four in all dying within a threemonth period. Both parents left deathbed wills in which

they stated that they were sick. One can wonder at what sort ofepidemic struck this family. Horbling is just north of

Sempringham.

"8 Oct 1591 - the will of MATTHEW COLBY of Poynton, Sempringhamparish, county Lincoln, husbandman...sick in

body...to be buried in the churchyard of Sempringham...to JohnColbye my son one cow & a quoye, to Edward Colbye

one cow & a quoye, to Elizabeth Colbye one cow & a quoye, toThomas Colbye the younger one cow and a quoye, to

Thomas Colbye the elder half a quarter

of barley and a half a quarter of pease, to Robert Colbye mybrother one stricke of barley, to Alisr my syster one sticke

of barley, to Agnes Colby the daughter of Thomas Colby ofHorbling two stricks of barley...all the rest of my goods &

cattells...to Mary Colby my wife...she to be soleexecutrix...Roger Lawrence to be supervisor. Witnesses: RobertBaxter,

Roger Lawrence, Thomas Colby and Francys Barton. Proved 22 Oct1591 (Ref: C.C. of Lincoln 1591 Book 1:2350)

quoye=quey=a heifer (Scot)

burling=a yearling heifer

The first record of a Colby in Sempringham is a deed dated 3 Feb1421/2 by which William Stanenstone of Pointon conveyed

to John oche and his wife Alice three selions of land in thefields west of Pointon, two of which parcels were bounded by

William Colby. This William Colby was undoubtedly an ancestor ofthe Colbys who lived in the village of Pointon in the

parish of Sempringham several generations later. On 7 May 1505Robert Rogerson of Pointon granted to John Huchyson

and Robert Colby of Pointon "one messuage and 20 acres of landand meadow with all of the appurtenances in the village

and the fields of Pointon, which lately was inherited after thedecease of William Rogerson his father and Alice his wife.

This Robert Colby was probably the great grandfather of theabove William Colby and was probably the grandfather of

Matthew Colby, the father of Thomas, and grandfather of Anthony.The name of Matthew's father is a mystery.

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Matthew Colby's Timeline

1530
1530
Poynton,Sempringham,Lincolnshire,England
1555
1555
Age 25
Sempringham, Lincoln, England
1556
1556
Age 26
Sempringham, Lincoln, England
1558
1558
Age 28
Sempringham, Lincoln, England
1561
1561
Age 31
Sempringham, Lincoln, England
1563
May 30, 1563
Age 33
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK
1565
1565
Age 35
Sempringham, Lincoln, England
1567
December 20, 1567
Age 37
Sempringham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1570
October 5, 1570
Age 40
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK
1591
October 10, 1591
Age 61
Horbling, Lincolnshire, UK