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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

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  • John ‘the carpenter’ Friend, of Boston (c.1615 - bef.1642)
    John Friend of Boston, Carpenter Do not conflate with John Friend of Salem who had an unknown wife and children This John Friend married Mary Dexter dau of Thomas Dexter; she married second James...
  • Capt. James Oliver, of Boston (c.1617 - 1682)
    History of THE ANCIENT & HONORABLE ARTILLERY CO. of BOSTON: CAPT. JAMES OLIVER, Boston; freeman October 12th, 1640. He was son of the worthy Elder Thomas Oliver. He was chosen Ensign of the Ar. Co. 1...
  • Anthony Harris (1622 - 1651)
    Biography From Harris, T. W. Notes on the Will of Richard Hills. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Apr 1848), 2:218-19. "Anthony Harr...
  • Dea. William Stitson (1601 - 1691)
    Thomas Harris died before September 1634, when William Stilson married the widow and took over the ferry. On 15 June 1680 William deposed that “Thomas Harris lived at Winnisimet, about fforty nine ye...
  • Humphrey Davie, of Boston (1625 - 1688)
    Biography Humphrey Davie, of Boston the son of Sir John Davie, MP, 1st Baronet of Creedy and Juliana Strode Humphrey married 1. Mary White . Humphrey married 2. Sarah Gibbons Father of Sir ...

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in North America and the third oldest chartered military organization in the world. While it was originally constituted as a citizen militia serving on active duty in defense of the northern British colonies, it has become, over the centuries primarily an honor guard and a social and ceremonial group in Massachusetts. Today the Company serves as Honor Guard to the Governor of Massachusetts who is also its Commander in Chief.

Please add profiles of members of the AHAC who joined between 1637 and 1774 (see link to lists below). Please do not add descendants or current members.

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts: http://www.ahac.us.com/index.htm

National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company: http://www.wdahac.org/

Lists of Eligible Ancestors: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azwdaha/register_of_ancestors.htm

Robert Ayer Oliver's History of the Military company of the Massachusetts, now called the Ancient and honorable artillery company of Massachusetts. 1637-1888 (1895) has interesting biographies of early members. GoogleBooks