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Anthony Libby

Birthplace: Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, United States
Death: Died in Hampton (Rye), New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Libby and (unknown first wife) Libby
Husband of Sarah Libby (Drake) and Jane Rackliff Libby
Father of Sarah Smith Dolbee (Libby); Mary Lane (Libby); Abraham Libbey; Isaac Libby; Hannah Marston (Libby) and 4 others
Brother of John Libby, Jr.; James Libby; Samuel Libby; Joanna Bickford (Libby); Henry Libby and 6 others
Half brother of Matthew Libby and Daniel Libby

Occupation: Carpenter
Managed by: Robert Hanscom
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About Anthony Libby

"Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and NH" [Noyes, Libby, Davis], p. 431:

LIBBY, ANTHONY, carpenter, soldier in Philip's War. In N.H. 14 November 1678, he was appointed administrator on his brother James' estate... In 1681, was on committee to procure timber for building the Scarborough fort. Next year, removed to Falmouth (South Portland), where he m. Sarah Drake, sister of Capt. Anthony Brackett's wife, and in 1685, removed to her native town, Hampton [NH], where he settled in the region now Rye or Greenland. Will, [made] 20 February 1717/18, [probated] 5 March 1717/18, names wife Jane (Rackley, widow of William, m. 6 Jan. 1717/18) and 7 children. She was still his widow, 25 March 1723/24....


King Philip's War late 1670s , Scarborough, York, ME <>: NOTE: may not be reproduced without express written permission of The Maine Genealogist!

"A DOLEFUL SLAUGHTER NEAR BLACK POINT," The Battle at Moore’s Brook, Scarborough, Maine, June 29, 1677; by Sumner Hunnewell; Originally published in two parts in the May 2003 and August 2003 issues of The Maine Genealogist. The Libbys were a large farming family and the patriarch, John, had four sons in the garrison: JAMES LIBBY, SAMUEL LIBBY, HENRY LIBBY, and ANTHONY LIBBY. All were probably planters like their father. Anthony was also a carpenter. James, Samuel, and Henry were in their thirties while Anthony was in his late twenties. They lived with or near their father about two miles from the garrison, but this was all gone now, burned by the Indians at the start of the war [between 1675 and 1677]. When Mogg took the garrison in October 1676, all but Henry were living near it. Most of the Libby family took refuge in Boston. However, all four brothers returned to Black Point as soldiers. Henry and perhaps the others volunteered to accompany Lieutenant Tippen to regain the fort taken by Mogg but they were not allowed. Instead Henry and possibly his brothers were impressed to go with Captain Moore and were later left at the Black Point garrison where conditions were mean, the garrisoned men becoming sick (some dying) for want of good clothing.57

[57 = Mass. Bay Records, 5:129–30; Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip’s War, pp. 336–37; John Start, Thomas Bigford, and Henry Libby to the Govenor and Council, 8 Jan. 1677, Documentary Hist. of Maine, 6:148–49. James and Samuel were born between 1636 and 1647, Henry in 1647, and Anthony about 1649; they were sons of John and Mary (—) Libby. On 10 July 1677, John Libby stated that his sons had been at the garrison for nine months. (Libby, Libby Family, pp. 24–25, 28).]

Only two of the four Libby men would come back to their refugee family. All four may have joined the group of townsmen to go with Swett. It is known that at least JAMES LIBBY or SAMUEL LIBBY was killed in battle. No doubt grief-stricken and in terrible condition, their father petitioned (within two weeks of the fight and the night after one of his sons died) to have his other two garrisoned sons returned to him. This petition was answered, allowing the two sons to return to Boston.113

[113 = John Libby wrote: "4 Sonns of yor Petitioner wherof two one is Latly Kild at Black point and two more sickened at Black point of which two) one) was brought here to Boston about Tenn days agoe and Died Last night And the other two Sonns are at Black point . . ." (John Libby to the Governor and Council, 10 July 1677, Massachusetts Archives 69:145). The phrase "and Died Last night" is inserted above the normal sentence.]

HENRY LIBBY remained at Black Point, married, and became a selectman in 1686. During the abandonment of the town at the start of King William’s War in 1690, he lived with his family in Lynn. He was present at the resettlement of the town in 1720, living upon the south side of the present-day Black Point Cemetery. He died twelve years later.114 [114 = Libby, Libby Family, pp. 27–28.]

ANTHONY LIBBY stayed at Black Point for awhile and then moved to Falmouth where he met his wife-to-be. He moved to his wife’s hometown of Hampton (present-day Rye, NH), where he raised his family and did quite well as a prosperous carpenter and farmer. He died in 1718.115 [115 = Ibid, pp. 28–30.]

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Anthony Libby's Timeline

February 16, 1650
Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, United States
Age 33
Falmouth, York County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 35
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 37
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Age 39
Hampton,Rockingham,New Hampshire,USA
Age 41
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 43
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
May 25, 1695
Age 45
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
August 5, 1700
Age 50
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire