Sen. John EMERY

Male 1598 - 1683  (85 years)


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  • Name John EMERY  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Title Sen. 
    Born 29 Sep 1598  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1635  Removed to Newbury, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1661 
    Selectman 
    Occupation 1666 
    Fence Viewer 
    Residence 1678  Oath of Allegiance Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will May 1680  [3
    Died 03 Nov 1683  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Will Proved 27 Nov 1683  [3
    Notes 
    • John sailed from Southampton April 3, 1635,with his brother Anthony in the ship James of London, William Cooper, Captain, their wives and one or two children each probably with them; he landed in Boston June 3, 1635, and came soon after to Newbury where Jon, sen., had a town grant of half an acre for a house lot. John Emery was fined December 22, 1637, by the town, twenty shillings for inclosing ground not laid out or owned by the town, contrary to a town order, and on February 1, 1638, the town granted him that part of ground which was already inclosed. He was made freeman June 2, 1641, and recorded as one of the ninety-one freeholders of the town December 2, 1642; in the same year he was appointed with tree others to make a valuation of all the property in the town, for the purpose of proportioning each man's share in the new division. On March 16, 1663, John Emery was presented to the Court at Ipswich by Henry Jaques, Constable of Newbury, for entertain of travelers and quakers. May 5, 1663, his presentment for entertaining quakers was referred unto next Court. The next Court fined him four pounds, costs and fees for entertaining strangers. The evidence given in the case was 'yt two men quakers wr entertained very kindly to bed and table & John Emmerie shok ym by ye hand and bid ym welcome." Also "that the witness heard John Emery and his wife say that he had entertained quakers and that he would not put them from his house and used argument for the lawfulness of it.: John Emery in May, 1663, petitioned the General Court for the remission of his fine. His petition was signed by the selectment of the town and fifty of the citizens. The fine was not remitted. He was also prominent in the case of Lieut. Robert Pike, refusing to recognize the authority of the Court to deprive him and his neighbors of the right of petition. In the famous ecclesiastical difficulties John Emery was a member of the Woodman party. April 10, 1644, he had a grand from the town of twenty-two acres and five rods being his own and Henry Palmer's portion of Divident land in the great field beyond the new town. He was selectman, 1661; fence viewer, 1666; grand juryman in the same year; jury of tryals in 1672; appointed to carry votes to Salem in 1676. He made his will May 1, 1680, proved November 27, 1683, in which he mentions his age as eighty-three years. The inventory of his estate was taken the same day, amounting to 263 pounds, 11 shillings.
    Person ID I21111  Main Tree

    Father John EMERY,   b. 1572, Of, Romsey, Hamps, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1627, Romsey, Hants, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Agnes NORTHEND,   b. Romsey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1604, Romsey, Hants, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 27 Oct 1597 
    Family ID F01762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary SHATSWELL,   b. 1606, Ipswich, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1694, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1650  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Jonathan EMERY,   b. 13 May 1652, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1723, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F01759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 MARY,   d. Apr 1649, Newbury, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor EMERY,   d. 1700  [Natural]
     2. Ebenezer EMERY,   b. 16 Sep 1648, Newbury, Essex, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1694, Newbury, Essex, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [Natural]
     3. John EMERY,   b. Abt 1628, Romsey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1693, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [Natural]
     4. Anne EMERY,   b. Abt 1631, Romsey, Co., Hants, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1687, Newbury, Essex, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F01761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S02249] Emery, Four Generations of the Descendants of John Emery, Sen., of Newbury, Mass, pg 3.

    2. [S02356] Genealogical Records of Descendants of John and Anthony Emery 1590-1890.

    3. [S02871] Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, Vol. 1.

    4. [S02872] Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, Vol. II.

    5. [S03356] Some of the Descendants of John Webster of Ipswich Massachusetts 1634, John C. Webster, M.D. Chicago, 1912.

    6. [S02661] McCall-Tidwell and Allied Families.