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Agnes Northend

Birthdate: (29)
Birthplace: Romsey, Hampshire, , England
Death: October 1604 (25-33)
Romsey, Hampshire, , England
Place of Burial: Milton Ernest, Beds., England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Northend, III and Alice Oldfield
Wife of John Emery, II
Mother of Anthony Emery, Sr
Sister of John Northend, IV and Robert Northend
Half sister of Robert A. Tower and Richard Ibrook, II

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About Agnes Northend

It is believed that this Agnes' parents were John Northend III and Alice Oldfield.

11 - John Northend born 1558 & Alice Oldfield born 1562 married 15th December 1584 in Halifax Parish Church.

10 - John Northend born 1532 & Margaret Brockesbanke born about 1536, married 15th May 1552 in Halifax Parish Church.

9 - Robert Northend born 1505 & Jennet Broadley born about 1500, married 22nd November 1546

8 - Thomas Northend born ? & Isabell. Thomas’s Will Proved at York 1533.

7 - John illegitimate son of Richard Northend, Trustee for Northowram Bull Rent 1512, died 1534

6 - Richard Northend of Northowram. Owned Northowram Hall, Constable of Northowram in 1471, Greave of Hipperholme in 1448, Will proved 1473.

5 - John Northend of Northowram, Constable of Northowram in 1434

4 - Elias de Northend of Northowram living in 1377 & 1378

3 - William del Northend of Halifax living in 1322

2 - Henry de Northend of Hipperholme 1250, living in 1276

1 - Northend of Northowram. 1225?

From: Ken Burns <>


  • From: Ken Burns <>
  • To: Judith E. Burns
  • Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 3:35 PM
  • Subject: Emery Northend family connection
  The earliest Parish Register in these Archives for this church starts from 1638 instead of 1530 when Parish Records were first ordered to be kept.  
   this is because the Reverend Ezekiel Rogers stole the 1st Register and took it to Massachusetts on the ship 'John of London' in 1638. It was subsequently 
   lost when his house burned down 
   Fortunately each Yorkshire church had to send a report each year to the Archbishop of York. These reports were called 'Bishop's Transcripts', 
   in effect they were a copy of the year's entries in the Parish Registers.
   I have read these original Transcripts and John Emery, did marry Agness (with two ss's) Northend in St Peter's Church on the 22nd of 
   October, 1597 
    Agness's parents were John Northend (1558) & Alice Oldfield. These were married on 15 Dec 1584 in Halifax Parish Church in WEST YORKSHIRE. This is     about 75 miles west of ROWLEY. In 1585 John's father bought the Manor of Little Weighton.  
    I got most of my other info about the Emery line from this website: some of which is quite complicated. I have not checked the accuracy of it's contents as I only     recorded John Emery as a spouse of my nine times great grandfather Robert Northend's sister Agness 
  • From: Ken Burns <>
  • Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 5:48 AM
  • To: Noble Emery
  • Subject: Agnes Northend search

I travelled to Beverley yesterday and spent a pleasant day in 'The Treasure House', the new home of the East Riding Of Yorkshire

County Archives. The Archives were unavailable for several months recently while all the records were moved from the old buildings      into this new one 
    I have not found the record of the marriage of Agnes Northend and John Emery!

    I re-checked the earliest Parish Register they have, which is actually the second Register, as Rev. Ezekiel Rogers stole the first one       and took it to America with him in 1638. It was subsequently lost when his house burnt down and his library was destroyed 
    The earliest Bishop's Transcript they have starts in 1604, and is referenced as MF 7/21. Their earlier Transcripts for St Peter's Church    at Rowley are not there. I will have to go to the Borthwick Institute in The University Of York to check their originals. 


Agnes IS NOT Listed as a child of ezekiel & Edna (Halstead) Bailey - below:

Ezechiel, son of John Northend of Hunsley, in the parish of Rowley, in the county of York, Yeoman.

Bapt 10 Feb 1621 at Rowley, Yorks. Died 7 Sept 1698 at Rowley, Massachusetts.

Married Edna (Halstead) widow of Richard Bailey 1st Dec 1648. She died 3 Feb 1706

Children: -

  • Edna
  • Elizabeth (died an infant)
  • Ezechiel
  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • Sarah

. Ezechiel went to America with his sisters Margaret & Joan sometime after 1639 and settled at Rowley, Massachusetts. In the will of John his Father, proved 19 Nov 1625 called Ezechiel after Ezechiel Rogers, incumbent of Rowley, Yorks, at the time of his birth.

Will at York proved 19 Nov 1625. Vol. 39, folio 278.

1605. John Northend, son of John Northend late of Weeton Parish, Rowley and Elizabeth Cole daughter of Anthony Cole, Alderman of Hull now of Brantingham, to be married at Rowley, Brantingham or Holy Trinity, Hull (Parish Marriage licenses)

Vol. 39, folio 278.

Abstract of the Will of John Northend of Hunsley in the County of York, yeoman. Date 8 Oct 1625. To be buried in the Church of Rowley. To Ezekiel Rogers of Rowley, clerk, and Robert Northend my brother, the reversion of twenty acres of meadow land in South Cave, Ing. And four and twenty acres of wood in South Cave upon trust to sell the same for payment of my debts, and the surplus after payment of my debts I give to Anthony and Ezekiel Northend, my sons, and Elizabeth, Alice and Margaret and Joane Northend my daughters. Executrix: - Elizabeth Northend my wife, to whom I give all my goods and chattels. Witnesses: Thomas Hassel, James Ghossipp, Abraham Heard, Nathaniel Sampner. Proved 19 Nov 1625 by Elizabeth Northend, widow and relict and sole executrix.


There is still doubt among reasearchers of the emery family as this being the mother of John and Anthony Emery and their siblings -

Below is research that has been presented - it showas how the mother's came cam into being from records and no documentation has been offered to support the name -

Jeane Yigit who re-married was a professional genealogist she researched the Northend's extensively and had hired done also had wills etc. - this as well as other stuff she done was published in the Emery quarterlies done by me - I never saved me a copy as the queries I had in card file, Anthony's section I was doing from the manuscript & I saved the important articles or correspondence so I thought longer have any but anyone who was them yet I would like her article or articles back if possible; to compare to this just found this in a bunch of files sent back to me several years ago - JEB 2006] went to the LDS Library in Salt Lake City (1984) this summer. She found some entry forms that has caused allot of controversy also some comments of an Elaine Nichols on the sheets.

The Entry sheets total four, the name that appears on the are Donna Moreland 6948 Grunden Dr. Boise, Id. 83705; Stake or mission Boise West Stake; #76156-4007

Agnes Northend b. Romsey Hampshire England abt. 1574 d/o Ezekiel and Edna (Halstead) Northend

Children of John and Agnes (Northend) Emery:

John b. 1594; bp. 16 Jun. 1594; d. 1594

John b. 1599; bp. 29 Nov. 1599; d. 3 Nov. 1683

George b. 1609; bp. ?; d. 20 Feb. 1687

Margery b. ?; bp.?; d. 14 Sep. 1614

Anthony b. 1601; bp. 29 Aug. 1601; d.?

Ellin b. 1603; bp. 7 Sep. 1603; d.?

Hugh b. 1604; b. 6 Oct. 1604

John Emery m. Agnes d. 25 Jun. 1643

Child of John and Mary (?) Emery :

Elinor b. 1624; bp. 7 Nov. 1624; d.?

John father of Elinor is listed as dying 3 Nov. 1683

Sources she gives as references are: Anthony Emery by. Wm. M. Emery; Ref Film #016393 Gen. Dictionary of New Eng. by Savage.

The Romsey Parish Records dealing with these people are as follows:

1594 Jun 16 John Emery buried

1597 Oct 24 Thomas Emery and Thomasine Carter married

1599 Apr. 29 John Emery s/o John Emery baptised

1601 Aug 24 Anthony Emery s/o John Emery baptised

1601 Sep. 7 Ellin Emery baptised

1604 Oct 6 Hugh Emery s/o John Basptised

1610 Sep 14 Margery Emery buried

1624 Nov 7 Helena d/o John Emorie baptised

1626 Nov 11 Anne Emery buried

1627 Jun 25 John Emery buried

1628 Feb 3 John s/o John Emery Baptised (1628/9)

1631 Sep 18 James s/o Anthony Emery baptised

1632 Mar 18 Anne Emery d/o John Emery baptised (1632/3)

Now the comments by Elaine Nichols:

The thermo fax copy of the sheet for the above couple shows it was submitted by Donna Anderson. A telephone call to her elicited the information that she had only seen to the sealing work for this couple when she saw by her records that it was not done. She gave me the enclosed pedigree chart and told me that the research had been done by Gladys J. Busby of Mesa, Arizona. (My own pedigree chart is enclosed)

I wrote to Mrs. Busby and while waiting for her reply looked up all the references cited on the family group sheets of the pedigree given me by Sister Anderson. Following are the results:

1) 973.B2z "Americana" Vol. 37 pg. 380 John Emery s/o John and Agnes Emery of Romsey Hants, England 29 Sep. 1698

2) R974.B2ne "New England Historical Genealogical Register" Vol. 89 pg. 376-7 This is a copy of the Emery entries in the Romsey Hants Eng. Parish Register. The register begins in 1596. The Register was searched from 1596-1640. The Emery entries begin in 1594. THERE ARE NO NORTHEND entries listed and no marriages to a Northend. Emery's to the U. S. were two brothers John and Anthony. John settled Newbury, Massachusetts and Anthony at Kittery, Maine. They came 1635

3) B23A.192 "Ancestry & Desc. of James Hinsman Coltman & Betsey Tobey “ complilied by Edith Bartlett Sumner 1957 pg. 66 Emery Family tells of John Emery and his wife Agnes "otherwise unidentified" as the parents of the two immigrants John and Anthony.

4) 929.273 Em 63e "Emery Family from 1590-1890" by Rev. Rufus Emery (1890) These are the desc. of John and Anthony. The Northend name appears on pg. 28 & 54 as Sarah Adams m. Samuel Northend in 1870. John and Anthony are listed as sons of John and Agnes Emery

5) R974.E2F "First Settlers of New England by John Farmer pg. 97 Gives Information on the Emery brother as immigrants. Tells of their children. There is no birth or parentage given for either brother

6) 973.273 B294p "Bassett-Preston Ancestry pg. 99 John Emery of Romsey Hants England md. Agnes [-?-} (someone had penciled in Bailey). It continues to tell of the desc.

7) Mass S7 Vol.1 pg., 153 "Families of Amesbury & Salisbury, Massachuestts" lists the desc. of John and Anthony Emery. No ancestry is given

8) 929.273 M12me "McCall, Tidwell & Allied Families: Ezekiel Northend from Rowley in the East Riding of Yorks. came to America and settled in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1639. More historical information on him is given. He md. ar Rowley 1 Dec. 1648 Edna (Halsted) Bailey d/o Nathan Halstead and widow of Richard Bailey. She was b. in Halifax Parish, West Riding of Yorks. He d. at Rowley, Massachusetts 7 Sep. 1698; she d. 3 Feb. 1706 No ancestry of Ezekiel Northend is given

9) 942.74C4h "Hailfax Antiquarian Soc." 1932 pg.132 Gives wills of Richard Northend or Northouram, Yorks dtd. 20 Dec. 1473 After various bequests he gives property to his illegitimate son John. pg. 136 Gives wills of Thomas Northend made 24 Nov. 1533 mentioned are miscellaneous bequests, his wife Isobel Agnes w/o Robert Vicars and his children Richard, Robert, Christopher, John and Margaret

10) 942.74 C4h "Hailfax Antiquarian Soc. 1936" pg. 141-51 "The Shibden Branch of Northend Family" Shibden is part of Northouran, Yorks There is no mention of John Northend marrying an Elizabeth or of the correct age.

Parts of Sister Busby's letter dated 14 Jun. 1965 follows: "I hardly know where to start explaining about the Emery Family. First - it is not my line, I am in no way related or connected to it. I did the copy work, submitting it to clear, and as such for the Samuel Joseph Johnson family... He has been dead several years, and I am no longer actively engaged doing their work. In fact I do not even have their books any more so I can only refer to notes on them. First - I had the Emery record by Ronery (I believe it is spelled that way)... I borrowed mine through the membership I have in Boston in the New Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc.....

Emery Material in NEGHS Loan Cataloge as of Aug. 1990: § Four Generations of John & Anthony Emery § Annual Reunion Address 1887 ect. § D'Amerie-Emery-Amory reprint from NEHGS Register § Gen. Rec. of Desc, of John & Anthony Emery 1890 Rufus Emery § Biography of Matthew Gault Emery by Wm. V. Z. Cox Emery § Conrad Emery and his Desc. (1976) F. Emery German Branch § Revised Gen Records of John Emery (1982) J. Burns There could be more that's not loaned out

I have always had questions concerning the two identical Northend connections - This same line is also on the Shapley pedigree. I also do their research (as I do for about 30 families). Their record cites: Agnes as dau. of Ezekiel Northend and Edna Halstead. The reference given here is the "Emery Family" by R. Emery pg. 1-4. [note that the Emery bk. of 1890 does not state Agnes' last name nor her parents! JEB]. I do not know who did that research - as it was passed on to me. Ezekiel Northend is given as a s/o John and Elizabeth Northend of Hants., Eng. Here is noted: Americana Vol. 37 pg. 380. I do not have access to it here but maybe you do there and can check. If it is different in what you fine in the Archives, I'm afraid it had been searched out by someone else, passed on, etc... Then I wrote to Mrs. Bertha Lee Hemstead Benn, now deceased, who was editor of the weekly genealogical page in the Hartford Times (Ct.). She confirmed what I had said she had put in a good many years searching on the Northend-Emery record, but could not even be sure of what she had as it was copied from others.... I'm sorry that have not been able to help you, but I no longer have the Johnson Family records.

It is clear from her letter what her sources have been and from my previous page of material ( particularly #1 & 2) what is found in them. They do not say what she has been lead to believe.

Upon reading her letter I hired a genealogist recommended by the NEGHS, a Mr. LeBaron Carleton COt of Boston, who as a member of their society, has access to heir books. I asked him to copy for me any Northend entries in the "Emery Genealogy" by Roney. Part of his reply states "In your letter of 4 Feb. you mentioned "An Emery Genealogy by a person named Roney" but three searches fail to reveal any Emery Genealogy with an author named Roney. It is not in the master index, and not in the Emery Cards, in the Genealogies index. It is not in the Newberry index."

I conclude that someone has made an error in giving the name Northend to Agnes wife of John Emery and that the error has been perpetuated because no one has ever checked on it. How Ezekiel Northend and Edna Halstead became Agnes's parents is beyond me. However, having settled on Ezekiel, parentage for him was supplied by giving him the parents of Ezekiel Northend b. 1622 and ignoring dates and places.

I believe that the sheet of John Northend b. abt. 1518 of Romsey, Hants, Eng. and Mrs. Elizabeth Northend b. abt. 1522 is a sheet of non-existent people.

Certainly they are not the John Northend b. abt. 1580 of Weston, Rowley, Yorks, End. and Elizabeth Cole b. abt. 1584 of Hull, Yorks, Eng.

What book Mrs. Busby used I cannot imagine, either.

I will be glad to come and talk with you about this need be. - Elaine C. Nichols

Group sheet I have:

Ezekiel Northend bp. 10 Feb. 1621/2 Rowley, Yorks, Eng.

m. 2 Dec. 1648 Rowley, Essex, Ma.

d. 7 Sep. 1698 Rowley, Essex, Ma.

s/o John and Elizabeth (Cole) Northend

Edna Halstead b. abt 1625 of Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng.

d. 3 Feb. 1705/6 Rowley, Essex, Ma.

m 1) Richard Bailey



1) Edna b. 1 Jul. 1649 Rowley, Essex, Ma.; m. 4 Nov. 1669 Thomas Lambert; m 2) ?; d, 7 Feb. 1722

2) Elizabeth b. 17 Jan. 1651/2 Rowley, Essex, Ma.; d. inf.

3) Elizabeth b. 19 Oct. 1656 Rowley, Essex, Ma.; m. 25 Jul. 1682 Humphrey Hobson; m 2) ?; d. 14 Jul. 1737

4) John b. 18 Jan. 1658 Rowley, Essex, Ma.

5) Sarah b. 3 Dec. 1658 Rowley, Essex, Ma.; m 16 May 1682 Thomas Hale; d. 26 Apr. 1732

6) Ezekiel b. 8 Aug. 1666 Rowley, Essex, Ma.; m. 10 Sep. 1691 Dorothy Sewall; d. 23 Dec. 1732

7) Mary b. 25 Nov. 1666 Rowley, Essex, Ma.

Submitter: Chris H. Bailey 1207 N. Robb Robinson, Il. 62454 & child #7 (Mary) was added by Elaine C. Nichols 212 Kensington Ave. Salt Lake Cit, Ut. 84108 11 Jul. 1967.

2nd letter dated 23 Mar. 1984 - Dear Mrs Yigit, Thank you for your letter of 8 Mar.

I was in Devizes Central Library yesterday to see if they had anything in print that could provide information on Whiteparish, and managed to find some that may be of interest to you. I will type it out hereunder, so that you can go through it yourself to see if there is anything you don't already know.

Besides the Mormon micro-fiches, there was also the Phillimore Marriage Index, and both have the entry of John Emery & Alice Grantham, 1620. There do not appear to have been too many of them in Wiltshire. Beside Emorye or Emery, there is also, Emerly, Emley, and Emily as well as Embery. The parish register of White parishes starts in 1560 and I should think they have wither the original PR's or the BT's in Trowbridge County Record Office, and will check them when I get the opportunity. This I am afraid won't be for, at least, another month as I am about to go on holiday.

Besides Whiteparish, there are the Parishes of Branshaw and Lanford (to the south of White parish), where there were Emery's who would appear to be related to one another. As these parishes are on the border the Hampshire, the Emery's must have spilled over" the border. For any material (Records) of Hampshire (abbreviation: Hants) I would have to go to Winchester, where the County Record Office and Central Library is. I could find nothing on Romsey, therefore.

Most counties have their "Victoria History" volumes, which they have started to compile many years ago, and are still working on. If the area in which Romsey lies has already been dealt with, then you can expect to find an almost complete history and description of Romsey in one of the volumes. It might be worth your while, therefore, to try to find out if any of the libraries in America keep these series. Oxford University Press are the ones who print them, and I know they are also in New York. I had a look at Wiltshire Victoria History collection, but apparently they have not done Whiteparish yet. It is mentioned and is close to and area called the Downton Hundre, which is described in great detail in Volume XI (pg. 19-103), which was published in 1980.

The surname Bodwell seems rare, and noticed there is only one on the micro-fiche (in the parish of Melksham near Chippenham in N.W. Wiltshire). I will keep my eyes open and make note if I come across another. I don't know whether there are any Wiltshire Corner's Bills, either printed or kept at the C.R.C., ...... [this part seems to deal with another family not Emery's or Bodwells]... I will write to you when I have managed to find out anything more from the records of Whiteparish and or neighboring parishes. Best Wishes! ?????? [he/she signed long hand and I can't make head or tails of it!]

Whiteparish Register:

1564 24 Oct Elizabeth Strugwell and Richard Rose married White parish

1570 30 Sep William Newman & Phillis Larkins married Whiteparish

1590 15 Jun Robert Emory & Elizabeth Strugwell married Whiteparish

1592/3 26 Feb. Elisabeth Emory & William Newman married Whiteparish

1597 17 Oct John Newman and Eleanor Wilton married Whiteparish

1599 10 Sep Elenor d/o ? Emory bp. Bramshaw

1600 1 Mar. Ann d/o ? Emory bp. Bramshaw

1604 15 Jul. Johanna d/o ? Emory bp. Bramshae

1611 29 Sep Robert s/o ? Emory bp. Bramshaw

1620 26 Jun. John Emorye * Allice Grantham married Whiteparish

1623 5 Aug Thomas Granthom & Elisabeth Headgess married Whiteparish

1628 17 Dec. John s/o John E. bp. Bramshaw

1636 27 Feb. Henry s/o John E. bp. Bramshaw

1636 29 Jun. John Newman & Margaret Hillyar married White parish

1652 31 Jan. Richard Emory & Susan Syme m. Salisbury St. Edmund

1664 4 Feb. Judith Emory & Walter Gilbard married Durrington N. of Salisbury

1666 21 Oct Jane Strugwell & William Hurst married Whiteparish

1667 13 Jan Margaret Emory & Thomas Taylor married Salisbury

Also on hand I Have Emery, Imery, Amory ect. spellings of Tweedmouth, Spittal, Norham, Berwick Ancroft 1736-1972 baptism's a little late for our Emery's

The Northend contorversey and more Northend material is here John EMERY, b. 1572, Romsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 25 Jun 1627, Romsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years) Married 27 Oct 1597 Romsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location Children

	1. Helena EMERY

+ 2. John EMERY, b. 29 Sep 1598, Romsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 3 Nov 1683, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years)

	3. Anthony EMERY,   b. Abt 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1690  (Age ~ 90 years)
	4. Ellin EMERY,   b. 1601
	5. Hugh EMERY,   b. Abt 1604
	6. George EMERY,   b. 1609,   d. 1687  (Age 78 years)
	7. Margary EMERY,   b. 1610,   d. 1610  (Age 0 years)
	8. Edward EMERY,   b. 1612,   d. 1637  (Age 25 years)
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Agnes Northend's Timeline

Romsey, Hampshire, , England
August 29, 1601
Age 26
Romsey, Hampshire, England
October 1604
Age 29
Romsey, Hampshire, , England
January 22, 1634
Age 29
Milton Ernest, Beds., England