Thomas Colby, Jr. (1567 - 1625) MP

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Nicknames: "Thomas Colby /Jr./"
Birthplace: Sempringham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Tailor
Managed by: Christopher Garland
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About Thomas Colby, Jr.

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Thomas COLBY was born on 20 DEC 1567 in Semperingham, Lincolnshire, England. He died on 11 DEC 1625 at Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. He has Ancestral File Number 18G2-F70. He was a Tailor.

"Thomas COLBY was baptized on 20 December 1567 at Sempringham, Lincolnshire, England. On 4 May 1596 at Horbling, he and Anne Jackson were married. she was born probably about 1571 the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Jackson of Horbling. There are no surviving baptismal records for Horbling from 1567 through 1575. In Thomas's will she is called Agnes, but at that time, Anne and Agnes were often used interchangeably, as Elizabeth and Betty are today. Horbling is about two miles north of Sempringham.

Thomas Colby was usually designated as "junior" to distinguish him from his elder brother, also named Thomas. From his will and the burial record, we learn that he was a tailor. He made his will 10 December 1625 and was buried 11 December 1625 as "Thomas Colby, jun., taler." His wife survived him.

10 December 1625 - the will of THOMAS COLBIE of Horbling, county of Lincoln, taylor, sick of body.... to my five sons William Colbie, Richard Colbie, Anthony Colbie, Mathew Colbie and Robert Colbie half of my goods to be equally divided amongst them, but my will is that my son William Colbie shall have my house at Dinnington for part of his portion of goods aforesaid, which cose me eight pound... if nay of these sons die before age 21 at which time the legacies shall be due unto them, then his or their shares to be divided amongst the overlivers. Residue to wife Agnes Colbie whom I make executrix.

Robert Allen supervisor.

Wienesses; Robert Allen. Thomas Baxter.

Signed by mark. Proved 21 April 1626.

In March 1636/7, an assessment was made for expenses of repairing the church at Horbling. Thirty seven names were listed. William Colby, who had a small stock of animals, must have been the older brother. The widow Colby must have been their mother. Robert was mentioned for having been paid for some work. Nowhere is there any mention of Anthony or Matthew after their father's will of 1625. Possibly both of these brothers left for America with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630, but if so, there is no trace of Matthew. His fate will probable remain a mystery. As for Anthony, he is surely the one who went to New England in 1630. All the other know contemporary Anthony Colbys in Old England can be eliminated from consideration for one reason or another."

"Assessment agreed upon the fifth of March 1636 for the church wardens for the repairing of the church of Horbling and other duties by us whose names are here under written - Mathias Browne, William Stringer, John Hardie, with others. Every horse 7d., every beast 7d., and every score of sheep 2s 4d.

horsebeastsheep

William Coulbe 1453s.6d.

Widow Coulby 1503s.6d."

(Ref.: Lincoln Consistory Court Wills - 1626/292)

Thomas Colby was 58 years old when he died.

Parents: Matthewe COLBY and Mary (COLBY).

Spouse: Anne/Agnes JACKSON. Thomas COLBY and Anne/Agnes JACKSON were married on 4 MAY 1596 in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. Children were: Margaret COLBY, William COLBY, Abraham COLBY, Richard COLBY, Anthony COLBY, Matthew COLBY, Robert COLBY.

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Individual:

Thomas was usually designated as "junior" to distinguish him

from his elder brother named Thomas. He made his will 10 Dec

1625.

10 Dec 1625 - the will of Thomas Colbie of Horbling, county of

Lincoln, taylor, sick of body . . . to my five sons William

Colbie, Richard Colbie, Anthony Colbie, Mathew Colbie & Rob't

Colbie half of my goods to be equally divided amongst them, but

my will is that my son William Colbie shall have my house at

Dunnington (Donington) for part of his portion of goods

aforesaid, which cost me eight pound . . . if any of these my

sons die before age 21 at which time the legacies shall be due

unto them, then his or their shares to be divided amongst the

overlivers. Residue to wife Agnes Colbie whom I make executrix.

Robert Allen supervisor. Witnesses: Rob't Allen, Thomas Baxter.

signed by mark. Proved 21 Apr 1626 (Lincoln consistory Court

Wills - 1626/292)

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Thomas Garney of Beccles a very rich man and Lord of Roos Hall who married Ursella Rede who became Lady Brend. After Thomas Garney Died as well as 2 subsequent husbands, Lady Brend then married Thomas Colby. However Thomas Colby survived Lady Brends death and married and married Beatrice Fellow and they became the parents of Anthony Colby.Thomas and Beatrice rebuilt Roos Hall in about 1583.

An advisor to Queen Elizabeth at the time Sir Thomas Greshaw was instrumental in initiating a long and costly lawsuit claiming rights to Roos Hall by virtue of an earlier marriage to a daughter of one of the previous owners of Roos Hall.

The expensive house and extravagant living following the long law suit resulted in the loss of the estate.The Colbys of that section of England scattered.

Anthony eventually migrated to America with the John Winthrop party in 1630 thus starting the Colby line.

An interesting part of the Colby history back then includes an interesting verse by Longfellow regarding Roos Hall.

"I ask myself, is this a dream?

Will it all vanish into air?

Is there a house of such supreme

and perfect beauty anywhere?"

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Thomas Colby, Jr.'s Timeline

1565
1565
1567
December 20, 1567
Sempringham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
December 20, 1567
Sempringham, Lincs.
December 20, 1567
Sempringham, Lincoln, England
December 20, 1567
Sempringham, Lincoln, England
December 20, 1567
Sempringham, Lincoln, England
December 20, 1567
Sempringham, Lincoln, England
1595
May 4, 1595
Age 27
Horbling, Lincoln, England
1597
September 25, 1597
Age 29
Horbling, Lincolnshire, England, UK
1598
1598
Age 30
Aslackby, Lincoln, England