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  • Lydia Moulton (1723 - d.)
    Born: 16 Jan 1723, Newbury MA Marriage: William Moulton on 16 Sep 1742 in Newburyport MA Died: Marietta OH biographical notes Travelling overland in a covered wagon, he was one of the forty-e...
  • Tristram Greenleaf (1668 - 1741)
    Family parents: Father: Stephen Greenleaf b: 10 AUG 1628 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England & Elizabeth Coffin b: ABT NOV 1634 in Brixton, Devonshire, England Married: 12 NOV 1689 in Newbury, Ess...
  • Elizabeth Greenleaf (Leeds) (1566 - 1634)
    Elizabeth LEEDS was born 1566, Ipswich, Suffolk, England and died 31 Jul 1634, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Parents: Edward LEEDS Married ABT 1594 to Thomas Grenelefe Children Edmund G...
  • Anna Cranch (1772 - 1842)
  • Robert Greenleaf (c.1581 - d.)
    He came to Virginia on the Tryall in August 1610. He made two more trips in 1618 and in 1620. In 1624, he brought his young wife, Susan, aged 23, and their two children, Thomas, aged 3 and Anne, aged 2...

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Oulde Newbury as it was anciently called, was settled, incorporated and paid its first tax in the spring of 1635. It derived its name from Newbury, a town in Berkshire, England, about fifty miles from London.

Until its incorporation, it was called by its Indian name Quascocunquen and was one of the largest towns in the county, having an areas of about 36,000 acres. Grants for this township were issued by the King of England to the adventurers who would come to America and take up a claim.

In the division of the land a list of the wealthier grantees was given and among them Captain Edmund Greenleaf said Edmund Greenleaf, being the common ancestor of the Greenleafs of America.