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John Ordway, Sr.,

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: circa 1711 (48-56)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Sawyer Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, Essex County, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Ordway and Ann Ordway
Husband of Mary Ordway
Father of Mary Bartlett; John Ordway, Jr.,; James Ordway; Esther Rogers; Peter Ordway and 4 others
Brother of Ephraim Ordway; James Ordway; Edward Ordway; Sarah Ordway; Isaac Ordway and 5 others

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About John Ordway, Sr.,

John was the fifth of eleven children of James and Ann Ordway.

He became a prominent man in the church and town affairs and settled in the part of Newbury, MA called "the Plains." He is referred to in old records as "Corporall", "Sergeant" and later, as "Captaine John Ordway" but it has not been ascertained if he took an active part in the various wars in which the colonists were engaged. His duties were confined to the garrisons of the town.

In 1681 he was a witness in the witchcraft trial of Elizabeth Morse of Newbury and also served on the jury of another witch trial.

He married Mary Godfrey in Newbury, MA on December 5, 1681. Mary's mother was the first white child born in Newbury.

John made his will on January 27, 1717-8.

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John Ordway, Sr.,'s Timeline

November 17, 1658
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
September 18, 1682
Age 23
October 19, 1684
Age 25
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
July 4, 1687
Age 28
Newbury, Essex County, MA
August 1689
Age 30
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 15, 1691
Age 32
Newbury, Essex, MA
March 6, 1695
Age 36
Newbury, Essex, MA
April 8, 1697
Age 38
Newbury, Essex, MA
May 15, 1699
Age 40
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA