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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

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  • Lieut. John Drury (1646 - 1678)
    Lieutenant John DRURY, son of Hugh DRURY, was born May 2, 1646, and baptized March 19, 1649, at Boston. He died in 1678, before his father, leaving an estate valued at five hundred and sixty-two pounds...
  • Edward Wyman (1818 - 1899)
    Edward Wyman was a prominent merchant and the captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.
  • Colonel Edward Tyng, ll (1649 - c.1700)
    From Tyng Family 4.  Col. Edward Tyng (Edward2, ___1); b. 26 Mar 1649 at Boston, MA; baptized 1 Apr 1649; m. Elizabeth Clarke, daughter of Lt. Thaddeus Clarke and Elizabeth Mitton, circa 1680 ...
  • William Homes, Sr. (1717 - 1783)
    William married Rebecca Dawes. (Rebecca Dawes was born on 9 Mar 1717 in Boston MA and died in Jul 1786 in Boston MA.) notes He worked from 1737 to 1763 as a silversmith in Boston MA passing the fir...
  • James Davenport (1693 - 1759)
    James Davenport had 22 children and 3 wives. He was the son of Ebenezer Davenport and Dorcas Andrews. James was born in Dorchester, March 1, 1693.  Administration on his estate was granted June ...

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in North America and the third oldest chartered military organization in the world. While it was originally constituted as a citizen militia serving on active duty in defense of the northern British colonies, it has become, over the centuries primarily an honor guard and a social and ceremonial group in Massachusetts. Today the Company serves as Honor Guard to the Governor of Massachusetts who is also its Commander in Chief.

Please add profiles of members of the AHAC who joined between 1637 and 1774 (see link to lists below). Please do not add descendants or current members.

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts:

National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company:

Lists of Eligible Ancestors:

Robert Ayer Oliver's History of the Military company of the Massachusetts, now called the Ancient and honorable artillery company of Massachusetts. 1637-1888 (1895) has interesting biographies of early members.