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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

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  • Joseph Parsons (c.1662 - 1720)
    Biography From History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, Now Called ..., Volume 1 By Oliver Ayer Roberts Page 256 Joseph Parsons (1679), of Boston, merchant, married Bethia Brattle, d...
  • Maj. Gen. William Brattle, Jr., Esq. (1706 - 1776)
    William Brattle Born: 18 Apr 1706, Cambridge MA Christened: 21 Apr 1706, Cambridge MA son of William Brattle (d 1717) and Elizabeth Hayman (d 1715) Married: Katherine Saltonstall, Martha Fitc...
  • Capt. Edward Brattle (1670 - 1719)
    Edward Brattle Born: 18 Dec 1670, Boston MA Christened: 25 Dec 1670, Boston MA Died: 1719, Marblehead MA son of Thomas Brattle (abt 1624-1683) Elizabeth Tyng (1638-1682) Married Mary Legg of Ma...
  • Maj. Thomas Clark, of Dorchester & Boston (c.1607 - 1683)
    From Farmer's Register "A Genealogical Register Of The First Settlers Of New England". 2017. Google Books. Accessed February 5 2017 page 61 THOMAS CLARK, Boston, admitted freeman, and member of ar....
  • Col. Giles Dyer (1655 - 1713)
    Giles Dyer Birth: 1645 - perhaps Sheepscot, Maine / perhaps 1655 - London, England Death: Aug 12 1713 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts biography From page 261 of History of the Military Com...

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:

National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company:

Lists of Eligible Ancestors:

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.