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... the name "Sillea," "Silly," "Selley," "Selly," "Celley" and "Cilley," the modern spelling "Cilley" has been used.
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The Cilley families in Andover were all descendants of Thomas and Benoni of the third generation in New England.
Thomas and Benoni
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were sons of Richard, who was the son of Capt. Robert and Mary Seely, at one time residents of Watertown, Mass.
Richard, son of Capt. Robert and Mary "Seely," or "Sealy," as they wrote it, came from Watertown, Mass.; was a magistrate at Isles of Shoals in 1653; afterwards moved to Hampton Falls. Mary had administration of Capt. Robert's estate in Watertown, Mass., in 1668.
Martha, b. ; m., Jan. 15, 1686, John Cluff.
Thomas, b. ; m. Mary Stanyan.
Benoni, b. ; m. (1) Eleanor Getchell; (2) Rachel Tappan.
Thomas, son of Richard Cilley, Sealey as then written, lived at Hampton Falls, Nottingham and Andover, and d. at Nottingham while on a visit to his son, Joseph, from Andover; m., July 2, 1697, Mary, dau. of John and Mary (Bradbury) Stanyan.
Mary, b. July 2, 1697; m., Dec. 14, 1724, Daniel Lovering.
John, b. June 6, 1699; m. Elizabeth E. Glidden of Exeter; res. Biddeford, Me. Abigail, b. April 19, 1700.
Joseph, b. Oct. 6, 1701.
Ann, b. ; m., Jan. 8, 1719, Samuel Blake.
Thomas, b. ; m. Abigail Knowlton.