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Robert Page, III

Birthplace: Ormesby Saint Margaret, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Hampton, Province of New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Page, of Acle & of Ormsby and Margaret Page
Husband of Lucy Page; Lucy Page and Lucy Page
Father of Hannah Dow (Page); Rebecca Marston; Margaret Sanborn; Susanna Gleeson; Francis Page, Sr. and 5 others
Brother of Francis Page, of Ormesby; Frances Taylor; Thomas Page; Philip Page; Rebecca Rix and 8 others

Occupation: Deacon, Husbandman
Managed by: Ben M. Angel, still catching up
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Immediate Family

About Dea. Robert Page, of Hampton

Was effected by Vandalism 28 Jul. 2013; corrected


Emigration in 1637 from Norfolk, England to Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Robert Page family lived in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. from 1637 to 1639, after which they lived at Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Robert was to inherit the Page homestead in Acle, Norfolk, England after his mothers death. The fact that Robert Page of Ormsby, 1617, was the son of Roberet Page of Acle, 1587, appears to be clear from the fact that the Ormsby man owned a home in Acle in 1617. The inquisitiones post mortem, if preserved, would probably give more light on this point.

Source 1. Book: 974.D2en: English Origin of New England Families: Vol 2, pg:829

Entry: April the 11, 1637: the examination of Robert page of Ormsby in Norfolk, husbandman, aged 33 yeares and Lucy his wife, aged 30 years, with 3 children, Francis, Margaret, & Susanna, and 2 servants, William Moulton & Anne Wadd (Warde); The one aged 20 years the other aged 15 years and are all desirous to pass for New England to Inhabit & remain.

The Founders of New England, pgs 44-48 of that volume reproduced a Register of persons who desired to passe into foreign vertu of a commission granted to Mr Thomas Mayhew, gentleman.

Robert Page and Lucy Warde were married in Saint Marys the parish church of South Walsham, Norfolk, England. In 1637 he and his family received permission to leave for America.

Robert Page came over with his family to New England in 1637 and was in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts in 1637, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire in 1640 & died there 22 September 1669. He was styled Gentleman; He was a freeman, a builder of a sawmill and a deacon.

The Page family ancestry has been traced back to Robert Page, the son of Henry Page, who died at Acle, Norfolk, England in 1587.

Research at the Norfolk Record Office, City Library, Norwich, England, into the records for the Flegg region has with certainty answered the question of the wife of Robert Page of whom was Lucy Warde, the daughter of Francis and Susanna (Browne) Warde of Filby. She had a younger sister Anne, born about 1622, who emigrated to New England as a servant of the Robert Page family in 1637 and later married Edward Colcord there. Another of the founding fathers of Hampton, New Hampshire was a Thomas Warde, who may have been a brother of Lucy and Anne, although this remains unproven.

There is a record of Robert Page, aged thirty-three years, and his wife Lucy Page, aged thrity years, being examined on 11 April 1637, preparatory to leaving England, as "being desirors to pass into New England to Inhabit." They came with their three children, Margaret, Susanna, Francis, and two servants, William Moulton aged twenty years, and Anne Wadd, aged fifteen years.

They moved to Hampton, NH in 1639 where he was a selectman for six years. He represented the town in the General Court of Massachusetts for two years and was at one time marshal of the old county of Norfolk. He built a sawmill on Taylor's River in 1656. He served on several town committees and was one of the deacons of the church.

Deacon Robert Page and his wife Lucy had eight children:


  • Deacon Robert Page1
  • M, #78193, b. circa 1604, d. 22 September 1679
  • Father Robert Page1 b. c 1577
  • Mother Margaret Goodwin1 b. 23 Apr 1570
  • Deacon Robert Page was born circa 1604 at of Ormesby, Norfolk, England. He married Lucy Ward, daughter of Francis Ward and Susanna Browne, on 8 October 1629 at South Walsham, Norfolk, England.1 Deacon Robert Page died on 22 September 1679 at Hampton, Rockingham, NH.1
  • Family Lucy Ward b. 13 Mar 1605, d. 12 Nov 1665
  • Children
    • Margaret Page+ b. c 1630, d. 13 Jul 1699
    • Rebecca Page+2 b. 16 Sep 1636, d. 27 May 1673
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11674], Ancestors of Stanley Elmer Allen.
  • 2.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
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  • Lucy,
  • b. ABT 1607
  • Family:
  • Spouse: PAGE, Robert
  • b. ABT 1604 England
  • d. 22 SEP 1679 Hampton, Rockingham, NH.
  • Children:
    • PAGE, Margaret
    • PAGE, Francis
    • PAGE, Rebecca
    • PAGE, Thomas
    • PAGE, Hannah
    • PAGE, Mary
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Name: Deac Robert Page

  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1604 in Ormsby, England
  • Census: APR 1637 departed England for America
  • Residence: 1639 Settled in Hampton, NH
  • Death: 22 SEP 1679 in Hampton, NH
  • Birth: 1604 in England


The first three Page families of New England PAGE

This is an important name in New Hampshire, Having been among the earliest English names planted within the limits of the present state, and also having been borne by distinguished citizens down through the generations to the present time.

  • (I) Robert Page and his wife Margaret lived in Ormsby, in the country of Norfolk, England, Where they died.
  • (II) Robert, son of Robert (I) and Margaret Page, was born about 1604, in Ormsby, England, and was there married, his wife?s name being Lucy. This is shown by the record of their examination preparatory to their leaving England, April 11, 1637, when his age is given as thirty-three years and hers as thirty. They had three children: Francis, Margaret and Susannah, and two servants: William Moulton, aged twenty years, and Anne Wadd, Fifteen years, and were ?desirous to passé into New England to inhabit.? In 1639 Robert Page settled in Hampton, New Hampshire (then Massachusetts), and received a grant of ten acres of land for a house lot, abutting on the meetinghouse green on the south and on the other lands of his on the north. It was between the house lots of William Marston on the west and Robert Marston on the east, and this land continued to be occupied by his descendants down to the sixth generation. For six years Robert Page served as one of the selectmen, and for years represented the town in the general court of Massachusetts. He was at one time marshal of the old county of Norfolk. He also served on various committees for transacting business of the town from time to time. In 1660 he is on record as one of deacons of the church, and from the death of his colleague in 1671 to his own death, September 22, 1679, he appears to have been the only deacon. His wife died November 12, 1665, aged fifty-eight years. Their children were: Margaret, Francis, Susannah, Thomas, Hannah, Mary and Rebecca. (Mention of Thomas and descendants forms part of this article.)
  • (III) Francis, elder son of Robert (2) and Lucy Page, was born about 1633, in England, and resided in Hampton, on the homestead of his brother-in-law, William Marston. He married December 2, 1669, to Meribah, daughter of Robert and Susanna Smith of Hampton, and they had children named: Samuel, Lucy, Susanna, Francis, Meribah, Rebecca and Joseph.
  • Father: Robert Page b: 1577 in of Ormsby, Norfolkshire, England
  • Mother: Margaret Goodwyne b: in of Ormsby, Norfolkshire, England
  • Marriage 1 Lucy Warde b: ABT 1604 in England
    • Married: 08 OCT 1629 in Ormsby, England
  • Children
    • 1. Margaret Page b: 1629 in Ormsby, co., Norfolk, Eng.
    • 2. Deac Francis Page b: ABT 1633 in Ormsby, England
    • 3. Susanna Page b: 1635 in Ormsby, St Margaret Co., Norfolk, England
    • 4. Thomas Page b: ABT 1639 in Salem, Essex Co., MA
    • 5. Rebecca Page b: 1640
    • 6. Hannah Page b: 1641
    • 7. Mary Page b: 1644

Source: rootsweb

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The will of Robert Page of Hampton, 1679

In the name and fear of God Amen

I Rober Page of Hampton in the County of Norfolke in New England being ag ed and weak of Body butt sound of understanding and of a Disposeing mind d oe make this my last will as followeth Haveing Comitted my selfe unto t he almighty and shortly to lay of this Earthly tabernacle do Comitt my fra ile body to the Earth to bee buried in Hampton burieing place in a Cristi an and Decentt manner as my Children shall order & Appoynt And for whatt E state God Hath bestowed upon mee in this world my will is thatt all my Ju st Debts bee first satiesfied and payd and my Estate to bee Dispos ed of as followeth Ist I Give unto ffrancis page my Eldest son all my pastuer & upland whi ch I bought of Lieut will Howard Containing Sixty Acres more or less besid es a Certaine tracte which I Reserve for my Grand Child Robertt page the w hich is bounded with the land of Abr Drake and natt Boulter to a pay er of barres Goeing into the Commons and from thence aboutt ten Rod in bre dth to a bridg Goeing over the Swamp next Ed Colcords medow with two Acr es Adjoining to boulters which parte of land so bounded I doe Reserve to R obertt page and all the Rest I Doe Give and Conferme to my son ffrancis pa ge being aboutt sixty Rod more or lesse

2ly I Doe Give unto my sone ffrancis page one share of the Cowes Comon Acc ording to the vallue thereof

3ly I Doe Give unto mr Seaborn Cotton our Reverend pastor the some of fi ve pound to be payd to him in Good merchentable pay as itt Comanly Goeth a tt Strabrey Bank within Halfe a year after my Decease if he Continow an of ficer in this Church till then

4ly I Doe Give unto my Daughter mary fogs two yongest Children the so me of ten pound vizd to James fog five pound and to Hannah ffog five pou nd to bee payd to them by my son ffrancis page when they shall Attai ne to the Age of Sixteen years

5ly I Doe Give unto my Daughter Margritt Samborn and to Her Seaven Childr en the some of fortie pounds to Bee payd by my son Thomas page viz to my D aughter margritt five pound to Josuph Moulton five pound to Benjmin moult on five pound to Hannah moulton five pound to bee payd within a year aft er my Decease and to the Rest viz to Sarah moulton now Sarah Haines the so me of five pound to Ruth moulton now Ruth Samborn the sume of five pou nd to william moulton five pound, and to Jonathan Samborn five pound whi ch is also to bee payd by my son Thomas page the fist year after my Decea se & to william moulton my best weaning Calfe of this year

6ly I Doe Give unto the Children of my Daughter Rebecah and of my son in l aw william marston the some of fortie pound whereof ten pound is already p ayd the Rest to bee payd as followeth, five pound to Rebecah now the wi fe of John Smith and five pound to Hannah now the wife of Samuell foge, a nd five pound to Samuell Marston to bee payd by my Son Thomas page with in two years after my Decease

Itt I Doe Give to my Grand Daughter Lucie marston the some of ten pou nd to bee payd to Her by my son ffrancis page within six years after my De cease: and five pounds to Meriah Marston the same year to bee payd by my s on Thomas

7ly I Doe Give and bequeth unto my Daughter Hannah the wife of Henry Dow a nd to Her three Children the some of fortie pound viz to my Daughter Hann ah the some of twentie five pound to bee payd to Her by my son Thomas pa ge within three years after my Decease

Ittem I Doe Give unto Joseph Dow my Daughter Hannahs Eldest son the so me of five pound

Itt to Symon Dow Her third son the some of five pound

Itt to Jabez Dow fourth son the some of five pound to bee payd to th em by my son Thomas page the fourth year after my Decease

8ly: I Doe Give unto Samuell Dow my Daughter Hannahs second son my planti ng lott in the north plaine Containing thirteen Acres according as it is G ranted and layd outt

9ly I Doe Give unto my Daughter mary ffog: the Houses which I have built u pon my House lott where she now Dwelleth Sixty Rod of Ground Adjacen tt as itt is now layd outt mor or lesse Duering the terme of her natura ll life

Itt I Doe Give unto my Daughter mary fog five Acres of planting land mo re or less Adjoy[n]ing to the land of mr Samll Dalton towards the north we st & the land of william Marston towards the south East, & two Swi ne & 3 of ye biggest shots & that wch is up a fatting

Itt I Doe Give unto my Daughter mary fog three Acres and halfe of pastur l and which I bought of Nathaniel Bachelder Adjoyning to william fullers Swa mp: and one share of the ox Common, and thatt Iland of Salt marsh by the l anding place all Dureing Her naturall life and then to bee and Remai ne to Her Eldest son Seath ffog after his mother Decease and my Daughte rs boyes to Helpe to Carrie the Dung outt this year & to have 12 load to l ay on yt 5 acres bought of John Smith

10ly: I Doe Give and Bequeath unto my Grand Child Robertt moulton one sha re of the Cowes Comon and three Acres and Halfe more or less of Salt mar sh which I bought of James philbrick which is bounded with marsh of Willi am Samborn on the one side and the marsh of Robertt Smith on the other si de

Itt I Doe Give unto the sd Robertt moulton my Iland of fresh medow that li eth above my planting land or pa[s]tuer by taylors River being by Estimati on one Acre more or less as itt is with free Egres and Regres through my l and to the same, and in Case the sd Robertt moulton Die without Issue th en the sd lands and Commonage to bee and Remaine to his Brother Benjamin m oulton

11 Itt i Doe Give unto my Son ffrancis page the one Halfe of all my fre sh medow which I bought of Leiut Howard the whole being by Estimation Sixt een Acres Adjoy[n]ing to my Greatt lott, the which Sixteen Acr es is to be Equally Devided betwixt my two sons my son ffrancis to Devi de and my son Thomas to Choose after Devision the Stock yard to bee for bo th their use and thatt both of them their Heires and Assignes shall have f ree Egres and Regres to the sd stok yard and to their land According to th eir Devision from time to time for Ever

12ly: I Doe Give and Bequeth unto my Grand Child Robertt page my Son Thom as Eldest son thatt tractt of land Reserved from my son frances his land A djoyni[n]g to the land of Abra Drake and nath boulter and so to the Bar rs thatt Goeth into the Comons towards John Garlands land with the two Acr es Adjoin[in]g to Boulters fence and ten Rod more in bredth tot he Bridg t hatt Goeth over the Swamp by Ed Colcords medow

Itt I Doe Give unto my Grand son Robertt page Eightt Acres of fresh med ow by my son francies his medow the which he is to Enter upon and poses se att he Age of twenti fower years and his father to posesse and Injoy t he same in the mean time

13 I Doe Give and Bequeth unto my two Grand Children Robertt page and Samu ell page twentie Acres of upland att the Saw mill the which is to bee Equa lly Devided betwixt them, and they are to Enter upon itt att their fathe rs Decease and their fathers to Have the use of itt Duering the terme of t heir lives

14ly: I Doe Give unto my Grand Child John page one Hundred Acres of land G ranted to mee in the west partt of Hampton bound, Called the new plantati on

15 I Doe Give unto my two sones ffrancis page & Thomas page my Quarter par tt of the old Saw mill built upon taylors River, with all the priveledge a nd appertinances thereunto belonging : and my son ffrancis page is to p ay unto my Grand Child mary page the some of five pound : and to mr Samue ll Dalton the some of twentie shillings as a Gratuity for his paines whi ch is to bee payd by my sone francis page

16ly: I Doe Give unto my Grand Child Lucie page the Daughter of my son ffr ancis page the some of ten pound to bee payd by my son Thomas page with in seaven years after my Decease

17 I Doe Give unto my Grand Son Benjamin Moulton After my Decease one you ng Bull of two year old and upwards

18 I Doe Give unto my Daughter mary fog one fether bed with all the bed en bedstead and furnituer thereunto belonging and also my Greatt Brass Kit tle and my Daughter mary fog is to Have all the Crop of yt Ground Giv en to her both English and Indian Exept Halfe the oats, and to Have bar ne Rome for Corne and Hay Duering her life if she Remaine a widow and f or such Cattle as are Robertt moultons and my Daughter fogs Childrens th ey are to Have a meett [pro]portion of the Hay thatt is made for the ye ar following untill winter be over and my Daughter fog to Have Comon ag to keep two Cows Duering the terme of her life and my Cloaths I Gi ve to Her Children and one steer of a yer & vantag

19: I Doe Give unto my Grandson Robertt moulton one fether bed with the bo lster Covelett and Appertinances thereunto belonging and my Sarg Coatt

20 I Doe Give unto my Grand Daughter mary page my son Thomas Daughter fi ve pound as is mentioned in ye 15 Article and to my Daughter fog thatt b ed which her Children lies upon

21: I Doe Give to my Gran son Robertt page that Chest which I brought ou tt of old England and my Copper Kittle

22: ffinally I Give and Bequeath unto my son Thomas page my Dwelling Hou se barnes Stables and all other buildings being and standing upon my la nd not otherwayes Disposed of with all my land marsh and medow Comonage a nd all Rights priveledges and Appertinances to mee belonging in the tow ne of Hampton with all my tooles and Implements of Husbandry my stock of C attle and all moveables both within Dores and withoutt that are nott oth er wayes Disposed of by this my last will

And I Doe make Constitute and Appointt my Son Thomas page to bee my sole E xectuer to this my last will and testementt and my son in law Henry D ow to bee my overseer to see thatt the same bee performed in Evry part the reof as itt is Declared and if my Exectuer faile in the [per]formance of a ny parte thereof itt shall bee in the power of my over seers to pay any pa rt of Legacy outt of the stock or other Estate and I Doe by these prsen ts Nullifie and make voyd all former wills made by mee and for the Conferm ation of this my last will and testament I have Hereunto sett my Hand a nd Seale the Ninth Day on September in the year of our Lord one thousand S ix hundred and Seaventy nine Enterlined in the fifteenth Article and one l ine Rased in the 17th and one in the twentieth before the Sealing Herof

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  • pag mark & Seale
  • Deacon page Signed Sealed and
  • Declared this to bee His last will in
  • the prsents of us
    • Samuell Dalton
    • John Smborne
    • Jonathan Wedgwood

[Proved Nov. 11, 1679]

  • [Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, v ol 3, p. 26]

[Inventory of the estate of Deacon Robert Page, taken by Thomas Marston, N athaniel Weare, and Samuel Dalton Oct. 10, 1679; amount, £579.4.0.]

  • [Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, v ol 3, p. 28.]


Robert Page, the immigrant, with wife Lucy, four of his children and two hired servants, William Moulton and Lucy's sister, Ann Ward, emigrated to America in April 1637 from Yarmouth on the ship Rose; at which time he was 33 and Lucy 30 years of age. They arrived in Boston on 8 June. After spending 1637-9 in Salem, Mass., they settled in Hampton, NH, where they were among the original settlers. From the records in Hampton we learn that he was one of the most active, energetic and influential men in town. He was elected a member of the first board of selectmen, and again in 1647, 1652, 1655, 1659, 1667 and 1670. He was a member of the general assembly in 1657, and again in 1668.

He was also marshall of the old county of Norfolk (Colonial Massachusetts), in which Hampton was then included. He was granted the privilege, by a vote of the town, of building the first saw-mill, which he was required to do within a year, but by reason of his being engaged in constructing a parsonage the time was extended to two years.

In 1659, when 76 persons were taxed, Robert Page's tax was the highest, and amounted to one twentieth of the whole sum. A committee was appointed to assign to each person the seat in which he was to sit [in church], and a penalty was attached for violation of the order. The people were seated in accordance with their social position and standing in the community. The front seat was considered the most honorable place. In this seat Robert Page and a few others were placed on one side, while to their wives was allotted the front seat on the opposite side. Mr. Page was the only deacon of the church for more than 20 years, and was succeeded in that office by his son, Francis.

Notwithstanding the many offices which he filled, and the multiplicity of business which he performed, he was unable to write his name and always made use of a mark for a signature, and a late town clerk of Hampton gave it as his opinion that the mark was uniformly made with the left hand [NEHGR 26:76 and 141:120].


Robert was the first of the Page name in Hampton, NH. The record of their examination, 04/11/1637, preparatory to leaving England gives his age as 33 and hers as 30. They with 3 children (Francis, Margaret, and Susanna) and 2 ervants (William Moulton aged 20 and Ann Wadd aged 15 years) "were desirous to passe into New England to inhabitt". He settlet in Hampton in 1639 having received a grant of 10 acres of land for a house lot, lying between the house lots of William Marston on the west, and Robert Marston on the east, abutting on the meetinghouse green, on the south and other land of his to the north.



1. Deacon Robert PAGE1 was born in 1604 in Ormesby, Norfolk, England. He was christened in 1604 in Ormsby, Norfolk, England. He died on Sep 22 1679 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH. possible death date August 27, 1679 or September 23, 1679 (Chart 4457, WFT) He has reference number 8GXF-5R. On April 11, 1637, Robert Page, age thirty-three, of Ormsby, Norfolk, England, was given permission to move to New England together with Lucea, his wife, three children, Frances, Margaret and Susanna and two servants.


2. Robert PAGE was born in 1577 in Ormsby, Norfolk, England. He died on Jul 16 1617 in Ormesby, Norfolk, England. He was buried on Jul 16 1617. He has reference number 8MKX-1C. He was married to Margaret GOODWIN on Jul 16 1598 in Hincklington, Norfolk, England.

3. Margaret GOODWIN was born on Apr 23 1570 in Ranworth, Norfolk, Eng.. She was christened on Apr 23 1570 in Ranworth, Norfolk, England. She died after 1617.2 She died on Apr 11 1637 in Ormesby, Norfolk, England. She was buried on Apr 11 1637. She has reference number 8DBG-WP. She was born in of Ormsby, Norfolk, England. Robert PAGE and Margaret GOODWIN had the following


Robert's birth & baptismal records have been lost. He was to inherit the family homestead in England but choose to migrate to New England. When he migrated in 1637, his license to emigrate lists him as 33 years old, his wife as 30 with 3 children. He was a husbandman & master carpenter and acquired considerable property in Hampton, NH.

Robert's birth & baptismal records have been lost. He was to inherit the family homestead in England but choose to migrate to New England. When he migrated in 1637, his license to emigrate lists him as 33 years old, his wife as 30 with 3 children. He was a husbandman & master carpenter and acquired considerable property in Hampton, NH.

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