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Henry Adams

Henry Adams

Male 1583 - 1646  (~ 63 years)

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  • Name Henry Adams 
    Christened 21 Jan 1583  Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Misc. Event 1603  [3
    Henry is mentioned in his father's will. 
    Emigration 1632  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    According to Burke (1975) his emigration was probably brought about through his wife's connection with Aquila and Thomas Purchase, two of the leading parishioners and associates of the Rev. John White, Rector of Holy Trinity, Dorchester, organizer in 1623 of the 'Dorchester Adventurers', and a great advocate for the colonization of New England. Aquila Purchase, Master of Trinity School, Dorchester, and himself an emigrant to New England, married Ann, the sister of Edith Squire, Henry's wife. 
    History say 1633  [6
    In the records of the colony, he is refereed to as a farmer and a maltster. 
    History 24 Feb 1639/40  Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    He received a land grant in Braintree. 
    Will 1646  Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The will mentions Ursula Adams, Peter Adams, John Adams, Joseph Adams, Edward Adams,and Samuel Adams. 
    Died 06 Oct 1646  Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 8, 9, 10
    • Trask and Jameson give his death date as 8 October 1646, probably mistaking his burial for death date.
    Buried 08 Oct 1646  Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 11
    The Grave of Henry Adams
    The Grave of Henry Adams
    Inscription on Henry Adam's Grave
    Inscription on Henry Adam's Grave
    HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
    HENRY ADAMS
    FOUNDER OF THE
    BRAINTREE BRANCH OF
    THE ADAMS FAMILY
    IN AMERICA
    BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY
    OCT. 8, 1646
    Inventory 8 Jun 1647  Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    His inventory was valued at 75 13/ 
    Probate/Proved 8 Jun 1647  Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 10, 12
    It was a nuncupative will. 
    History Dec 1823  Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15
    There is a granite column erected to Henry Adam's memory by President John Adams, his great-great-grandson, with the following inscription:

    "In Memory of HENRY ADAMS who took his flight from the Dragon persecution in Devonshire in England, and alighted with eight sons, near Mount Wollaston. One of the sons returned to England, and after taking time to explore the country, four removed to Medfield and the neighboring towns; two to Chelmsford. One only, Joseph, who lies here at his left hand, remained here, who was an original proprietor in the township of Briantree, incorporated in 1639. This stone and several others have been placed in this yard, by a great-great grandson, from a veneration of the Piety, humility, simplicity, prudence, patience, temperance, frugality, industry and perseverance, of his Ancestors, in hopes of Recommending and imitation to their virtues to their posterity. ... Erected December, 1823.
    Inscription on the Henry Adams Monument
    Inscription on the Henry Adams Monument
    Person ID I16  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2015 

    Father John Adams,   b. Abt 1555, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 22 Mar 1604, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Agnes Stone,   b. 01 Jan 1556, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 15 Jan 1616, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 01 Feb 1575  Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Squire,   c. 29 May 1587, Charlton, Mackrell, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1672, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1609  Charlton, Mackrell, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Children 
     1. Henry Adams,   b. 1604, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1676, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     2. Thomas Adams,   c. 25 Mar 1612, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1688, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [Birth]
     3. Samuel Adams,   b. 1617, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1688/89, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     4. Jonathan Adams,   b. 1619, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1690, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     5. Ursula Adams,   c. 19 Jul 1619, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1679, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Birth]
     6. Peter Adams,   b. 1622, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1690, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     7. John Adams,   c. 4 Dec 1622, Kingweston, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1706, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  [Birth]
     8. Joseph Adams,   c. 9 Feb 1626, Kingweston, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1694, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Edward Adams,   c. 19 Apr 1629, Kingweston, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1716, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)  [Birth]
     10. Christopher Adams  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Jan 1583 - Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Oct 1609 - Charlton, Mackrell, Somersetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - According to Burke (1975) his emigration was probably brought about through his wife's connection with Aquila and Thomas Purchase, two of the leading parishioners and associates of the Rev. John White, Rector of Holy Trinity, Dorchester, organizer in 1623 of the 'Dorchester Adventurers', and a great advocate for the colonization of New England. Aquila Purchase, Master of Trinity School, Dorchester, and himself an emigrant to New England, married Ann, the sister of Edith Squire, Henry's wife. - 1632 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - He received a land grant in Braintree. - 24 Feb 1639/40 - Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - The will mentions Ursula Adams, Peter Adams, John Adams, Joseph Adams, Edward Adams,and Samuel Adams. - 1646 - Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Oct 1646 - Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 08 Oct 1646 - Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory - His inventory was valued at 75 13/ - 8 Jun 1647 - Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - It was a nuncupative will. - 8 Jun 1647 - Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - There is a granite column erected to Henry Adam's memory by President John Adams, his great-great-grandson, with the following inscription: "In Memory of HENRY ADAMS who took his flight from the Dragon persecution in Devonshire in England, and alighted with eight sons, near Mount Wollaston. One of the sons returned to England, and after taking time to explore the country, four removed to Medfield and the neighboring towns; two to Chelmsford. One only, Joseph, who lies here at his left hand, remained here, who was an original proprietor in the township of Briantree, incorporated in 1639. This stone and several others have been placed in this yard, by a great-great grandson, from a veneration of the Piety, humility, simplicity, prudence, patience, temperance, frugality, industry and perseverance, of his Ancestors, in hopes of Recommending and imitation to their virtues to their posterity. ... Erected December, 1823." - Dec 1823 - Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S67] Ancestral File, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

    2. [S70] Hurst, Anthony. National Genealogical Echo message: Adams, (National Genealogical Echo message to Tom Stevens, 3 May 1994).

    3. [S69] Fairbanks, Hiram Francis. English Ancestry of Henry Adams of Braintree, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume LIX, July 1905).

    4. [S66] Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America, (New York: Burke's Peerage Limited, Arco Publishing Co., 1975).

    5. [S68] Jameson, E. O. The Biographical Sketches of Prominent Persons and the Genealogical Records of Many Early and Other Families in Medway, Mass. 1713-1886, (Providence, Rhode Island: J.A. & R.A. Reid Printers, 1886).

    6. [S71] Johnson, Hugh Albert. Norris, Hackett, Prescott and Allied Families Our Ancestors and Their Descendants, (Annandale, Virginia: Charles Baptie Studios, 1975).

    7. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts 1900, (Reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981).

    8. [S73] Trask, William B. Abstracts of Wills of the Early Settlers of New England, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume VII, 1853).

    9. [S74] Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907).

    10. [S75] Bruce, William Downing. Pedigree of the Adams Family, Originially Located at Braintree, Mass., (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume VII, 1853).

    11. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com).

    12. [S76] Adams, Andrew N. A Genealogical History of Henry Adams of Braintree, Mass., and his Descendants also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1898).

    13. [S78] Morse, Abner. Genealogical Register of the Descendants of The Early Planters of Sherborn, Holliston, and Medway, Massachusetts, (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1855).

    14. [S79] Pattee, William S. Quincy Inscriptions, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume IX, 1855 ).

    15. [S80] Bartlett, J. Gardner. Notes, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume LXXIX, April 1925).

    16. [S91] Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriage Prior to 1700, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985).