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Anthony Somerby

Also Known As: "Came in Ship Jonathon in 1639 to Boston", "then to Newbury"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Little Bytham, England
Death: July 31, 1686 (75)
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Somerby and Margaret Somerby
Husband of Rebecca Somerby
Father of Abiel Somerby
Brother of John Somerby; Henry Somerby; Elizabeth Greene; Maria Somerby; Richard Somerby and 2 others

Occupation: Schoolmaster
Immigration: 1639 on the "Johnathan" arriving at Boston
Office: Town Clerk
Managed by: Rodney Frederick Nock
Last Updated:

About Anthony Somerby

Biography

From Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of ..., Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter. Page 1014. GoogleBooks

(XVI) Anthony Somerby, son of Richard Somerby, was born in Little Bythan in 1610. He graduated at Clare Hall, Cambridge, in 1635, and in 1639, on the death of his father, came to New England. He settled in Newbury, where his descendants have since lived. He died July 31, 1686, aged seventy-six years.

He married Abigail , who died June 3, 1673.

His only child was Abiel, born September 8, 1641, mentioned below.

Notes

Graduated Clare Hall, Cambridge in 1635. In 1639 on the death of his father he sailed on the ship 'Jonathan' and came to New England and settled in Newbury, MA. He had land by grant and purchase, and was a large property owner. He held several important offices.

Anthony Somerby was born about 1610 in Little Bytham[1]

Anthony's father, Richard Somerby died in 1639. That same year, Anthony, and his brother Henry Somerby sailed on the Jonathon and arrived in Boston where they immediately went to Newbury[2]

Upon his arrival in Newbury, Anthony was made schoolmaster for Newbury for the same year Newbury granted to Anthony "foure akers of upland" and" sixe akers of salt marsh" as an "encouragement to keepe schoole for one yeare" [3]

In June of 1647, Anthony was named clerk, replacing John Lowle who was dying.[4]

He died 31 July 1686 in Newbury.

Will

To be buried in the burying place of Newbury between my deare Relations my wife and Son. Names grandson Henry Somerby; granddaughter Elizabeth Moody and her son Daniel; grandson Abiel Somerby (not 21); grandson Anthony Somerby (brother of Abiel); grandaughters Abigail & Reborne(?) (not yet married); Elizabeth Morse (not married, relationship not stated). He also provides for his daughter-in-law allowing her to remain in the house unmolested and that her son Henry provide firewood etc. Says there is money in the hands of her brother John K_ll_y_s. (Certainly not Knight). Appoints Henry executor. Dated 22 January 1685[5]

References

  • http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Newbury/aDeathsS.shtml "(SOMERBY (Sommerby)) Anthony "clark for ye Towne of Newbury & Keeper of this booke thirty eight years," July "last," 1686"
  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6880631/anthony-somerby
  • ”Somerby Family.” Genealogical information regarding Henry Somerby and Anthony Somerby and some of their descendants. This volume includes 49 typed pages transcribed from the researcher’s original notes.
  • Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. Vol. II. New York: Lewis Historical Pub., 1908. Google Bookes. Google, 20 Sept. 2006. Web.
  • Wentworth, J. (1878). The Wentworth genealogy: English and American (Vol. 1), page 384. (Also on archive.org)
  • Suzzalo, Henry."The Rise of Local School Supervision in Massachusetts." Education Teachers College Columbia University 1.3 (1906): 8-9. Google Books. Google, 11 Nov. 2009. Web.
  • Coffin, Joshua. A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury. Hampton, NH: Published by P.E. Randall for the Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury, Mass., 1977. Google Books. Harvard University, 31 Aug. 2006. Web.
  • Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB515/i/13855/25839-co1/247775303
  • New bury v.1 p. 486. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7768/486/141713998
  • Newbury v.2 p. 725 Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7769/725/141737706
  • New bury v.1 p. 484. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7768/484/141714015
  • Davis, Walter Goodwin. The Ancestry of Sarah Hildreth, 1773-1857, Wife of Annis Spear of Litchfield, Maine (Anthoensen Press, Portland, ME, 1958) :p. 71. Henry and elder brother came on the Jonathan in 1639.

Anderson, Robert Charles. Great Migration Directory (The). Immigrants to New Englnad, 1620-1640. A Concise Compendium. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.) :p. 313 From Little Bytham Lincolnshire , 2639 Jonathan, settled in Newbury. Srcs New England Historical and Genealogical Register 32:441, Sarah Hildreth Anc 71, EPR case 25839

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Anthony Somerby's Timeline

1610
August 15, 1610
Little Bytham, England
August 16, 1610
1641
September 8, 1641
Newbury, Massachusetts
1686
July 31, 1686
Age 75
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
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Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States