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James Ordway

Male Abt 1624 - Aft 1702  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name James Ordway 
    Born Abt 1624  Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 22, 23
    Immigration say 1633  [3, 17, 22
    Tradition says he came from Wales. He was the servant of Richard Waldron, and settled in Cochecho, now Dover, New Hampshire. 
    Proprietor 1633  Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Proprietor 1648  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Tax 1649  Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 17, 20, 23
    Legal 6 Jun 1662  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13
    Land/House 10 Mar 1665  [22, 24, 25
    Freeman 26 Dec 1668  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 18, 21, 22
    Legal 26 Feb 1668/69  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 19
    Offices Held 23 Mar 1669/70  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Offices Held 6 Mar 1676/77  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Oath 1678  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Offices Held 31 Mar 1679  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Offices Held 7 Mar 1680/81  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Offices Held 1 Mar 1681/82  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Tax 1688  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Land/House 12 Jan 1692/93  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 12
    Died Aft 1702  [3, 8, 9, 13
    Buried Aft 1702  Burying Ground of the First Settlers, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Web References 2019 
    Person ID I24122 
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2020 

    Family Ann Emery,   b. 18 Mar 1632/33, Romsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1687, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 23, 26
    Married 25 Nov 1648  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 19, 23, 26
    Age at Marriage He was 24 years - She was 15 years 
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F8878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1624 - Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProprietor - 1633 - Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProprietor - 1648 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1648 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax - 1649 - Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - We, James Ordway, John Woolcot, Peter Godfrey and Joshua Woodman, do acknowledge that we are justly to be blamed to come into the seats of other men contrary to the order of the selectmen and here by the presents we do engage ourselves that we will keep to our own seats and not disturb any man in their seats any more. The cause of their offence was an apprehension that the selectmen had, without sufficient authority from the town, built some new seats in the gallery and assigned them to some individuals. They therefore took possession of these seats, to which the selectmen had not given them any right. Hence there was a contention in the meeting-house, a summons for them to appear at court, and a settlement by their promise to behave better in time to come. - 6 Jun 1662 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 26 Dec 1668 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - He deposed giving his age as 45 years. - 26 Feb 1668/69 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was appointed a Fence Viewer. - 23 Mar 1669/70 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was appointed a Surveyor of Highways. - 6 Mar 1676/77 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOath - He took the Oath of Allegiance. - 1678 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was appointed a Tithing Man. He was chosen again in 1680. - 31 Mar 1679 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was chosen a Way Warden. - 7 Mar 1680/81 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was elected a Selectman. - 1 Mar 1681/82 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax - 1688 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/House - James Ordway, Sr., conveyed to his son, James Ordway, Jr., a dwelling house, barn, malt-house, shop, and four acres of land extending from the country road to the road near Merrimack River, and bounded on the southeast by Ordway's Lane. - 12 Jan 1692/93 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 1702 - Burying Ground of the First Settlers, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2110] Bready, Margaret. Margaret Bready Genealogy Collection Vol 05, (Eastham, Massachusetts: Eastham Historical Society Archives, 1995), Tertiary Source.

    2. [S2105] Brown, Asa W. "Materials for the History of Newbury", (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume VII, 1853), Secondary Source.

    3. [S638] Coffin, Joshua. A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1845), Secondary Source.

    4. [S1574] Currier, John J. "Ould Newbury": Historical and Biographical Sketches, (Boston: Damrell and Upham, 1896), Secondary Source.

    5. [S1995] Currier, John J. History of Newbury, Mass., 1635-1902, (Boston: Damrell and Upham, 1902).

    6. [S1282] Davis, Walter Goodwin. "Emery Records from the Parish Registers of Romsey, England" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume LXXXIX, 19356), Secondary Source.

    7. [S1688] Drake, Samuel G. "Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume VII, 1853), Secondary Source.

    8. [S2107] Emery, Rufus. Genealogy of the Emery Family: Four Generations, (Salem, Massachusetts: Emery Cleaver, 1889), Secondary Source.

    9. [S2108] Emery, Rufus. Genealogical Records of Descendants of John and Anthony Emery, of Newbury, Mass., 1590-1890, (Salem, Massachusetts: Emery Cleaver, 1890), Secondary Source.

    10. [S641] Essex Institute. Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 volume II, (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911), Secondary Source.

    11. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com), Secondary Source.
      Memorial ID 6879076 James Ordway

    12. [S621] Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, with some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton volume I, (Providence, Rhode Island: Snow & Farnham, 1897), Secondary Source.

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    16. [S188] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Primary Source.
      Marriage Record of Anne Emery and James Ordway

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    18. [S1685] Paige, Lucius R. "List of Freeman", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume III, 1849), Secondary Source.

    19. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900), Secondary Source.

    20. [S1270] Quint, Alonzo Hall. "Extracts from Dover Town Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume IV, 1850), Secondary Source.

    21. [S817] Quint, Alonzo Hall. "Oaths of Freeman, Allegiance &c. in Old Norfolk County", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume VI 1852), Secondary Source.

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