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Anne-Shuah Otis (Conley)

Also Known As: "Susannah", "Shuah Heard", "Anne-Shuah Starbuck"
Birthplace: of Dover, Cocheco Plantation, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: before 1685
Wells, York County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Conley and Elizabeth Conley
Wife of Richard Otis; Ensign James Heard and Richard Otis
Mother of Katharine HEARD; Elizabeth Heard Small; Ann Gilman; Capt. John Heard; Mary Ann Heard and 2 others
Sister of Judith Conley
Half sister of Abraham Conley

Occupation: House Keeper
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About Anne-Shuah Otis

Anne-Shuah Conley was born abt 1638 at Kittery ME and died bef 1685 at Wells, Maine. She is sometimes miscalled Susannah or Anne-Shuah Starbuck.

Shuah and James Chadbourne were administrators of the estate of her first husband, James Heard. The will of her father-in-law, John Heard, calls her Susannah.

Parents: Abraham Conley (1601-bef 1691) and Elizabeth ? (some say she was the daughter of Eunice Reynolds and Edward Starbuck, Jr.; see discussion below)


  1. in 1658 to Ensign James Heard (1631-1675), son of John and Isabel Heard.
  2. Richard Otis (1626-1689), son of Stephen and Margaret Otis, as his second wife. He married Rose Stoughton abt 1650 (6 children) first and Grizel Warren abt 1687 (2 children) third.

Children of Shuah Conley and James Heard:

  1. Mary
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Abigail
  4. Katherine
  5. Anne ( b. 1661)
  6. John (b.1667).It’s probable that the younger two moved with her to the Otis house.

Children of Shuah Heard and Richard Otis:

  1. John AKA Jean-Baptiste dit L'Anglais Otis (born bet 1680-1683) in Dover NH and died 1760 in Baie St. Paul, Charlevoix, P. Q., who married Marie-Francoise Gagne first and Cecile Poulin second.



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Anne-Shuah Otis's Timeline

Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 21
Kittery, ME, United States
Age 26
Kittery, York, Maine, United States
Age 28
Sturgeon Creek, Kittery, York, Maine,Usa
Age 28
Kittery, York, ME, USA
Age 28
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States
Age 32
Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire, United States
Age 42
Dovers, New-Hampshire