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Anne-Shuah Otis (Conley)

Also Known As: "Susannah", "Shuah Heard", "Anne-Shuah Starbuck"
Birthplace: Kittery, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Death: before 1685
Wells, York County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Conley and Elizabeth Conley
Wife of Ensign James Heard and Richard Otis
Mother of Mary “Ann” Evans; Katherine Woodin; Elizabeth Rebecca Small; Ann Gilman; Captain John Heard and 3 others
Sister of Judith Conley
Half sister of Abraham Conley

Occupation: House Keeper
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About Anne-Shuah Otis

Anna-Shuah Conley

  • Born about 1640 in Kittery, York, Massachusetts Bay
  • Died 1686 in Kittery, York, Massachusetts Bay



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. Her birthplace was in the part of Massachusetts that is now the state of Maine.

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.


Person:Shuah Starbuck (1)

Starbuck in Kittery

Shuah Starbuck b.Bet 1626 and 1641 d.1686 Family tree▼

Parents and Siblings

F. Edward Starbuck 1603 - 1689 M. Katherine Reynolds 1609 - 1689 m. 30 Aug 1638 Shuah Starbuck Bet 1626 & 1641 - 1686 Sarah Starbuck Abt 1630 - Aft 1713 Nathaniel Starbuck 1634 - 1719 Abigail Starbuck 1638 - Dorcas Starbuck 1639 - 1696 Esther Starbuck Aft 1640 - Jethro Starbuck 1651 - 1663

Spouse and Children

H. James Heard - 1675/76 W. Shuah Starbuck Bet 1626 & 1641 - 1686 m. 1661 Abigail Heard Est 1669 - Aft 1734

Spouse and Children

H. Richard Otis 1616 - 1689 W. Shuah Starbuck Bet 1626 & 1641 - 1686 m. Bet 28 Nov 1676 and 5 Nov 1677

▼Facts and Events

Name Shuah Starbuck Alt Name Shuak _____ Alt Name Susanna _____ Gender Female

Birth? Bet 1626 and 1641

Marriage 1661 Kittery, York, ME

to James Heard Marriage Bet 28 Nov 1676 and 5 Nov 1677 to Richard Otis

Death? 1686 Alt Death? Bef 3 Jul 1729 Kittery, York, Maine, United States Ancestral File Number 8XNX-WR


(1) "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis (Reprint 1928-1939. Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1988) p.321,520,657.

! Birth: (1) d/o Edward Starbuck/Catherine Reynolds.

Marriage to James Heard: (1) By 1661.

Marriage to Richard Otis: (1) Between 28 Nov 1676 and 5 Nov 1677.

Death: (1) Richard Otis remarried about 1685.



Reflects different parents


Shuah Starbuck was born in 1647 the part of Massachusetts that is nowthe state of Maine. Her parents were Edward Starbuckand Katherine (Reynolds) Starbuck.<ref>Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980, database with images, FamilySearch, Shuah Starbuck Heard, ; citing Kittery, York, Maine, United States, Cemetery, Maine State Library, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,316,227.</ref> :Shuah was married to James Heard. This is indicated by the last will and testament of John Heard, James Heard's son in 1677. It states in the will that Richard Otis and Shuah (James' widow) are the guardian'sof John's son, John Jr. <ref>Batchellor, Albert Stillman, editor.Probate records of theprovince of New Hampshire. Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Printing Company. 1907. Vol 1, pp 188-189. Held in the collections of the University of New Hampshire.</ref>


Husband: James Heard : Wife: Susannah%28Shuah%29 Conley Starbuck :Date: About 1661:Child: Katherine Heard<ref>Libby, Charles Thornton. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Portland, Maine: The Southwest Press. 1928. pp. 321-322 (Vol 3).</ref>

:Husband: Richard Otis :Wife: Shuah Heard:Date: About 1677<ref>Libby, Charles Thornton. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Portland, Maine: The Southwest Press.1928. pp. 321-322 (Vol 3).</ref>


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Anne-Shuah Otis's Timeline

Kittery, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Sturgeon Creek, Kittery, York County, Maine
Kittery, York County, Massachusetts
Kittery, York, Maine, United States
Kittery, York, ME, USA
Sturgeon Creek, Kittery, York, Maine
Kittery, York, Maine
Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire, United States