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Monday, August 26, 2013

First Settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts

Descendants of 
These First Settlers
Erected This Memorial

ROBERT ADAMS
WILLIAM MOODY
CILES BADGER
ANTHONY MORSE
JOHN BAILEY
WILLIAM MOULTON
RICHARD BROWN
EDMUND MOORES
THOMAS BROWN
NICHOLAS NOYES
RICHARD BARTLETT
JAMES NOYES
JOHN CHENEY
JAMES ORDWAY
AQUILA CHASE
JOHN OSGOOD
NATHANIEL CLARK
THOMAS PARKER
THOMAS COLMAN
RICHARD PETTINCELL
TRISTRAM COFFIN
DANIEL PIERCE
ROBERT COKER
JOHN PIKE
JOHN CUTTING
WILLIAM PILLSBURY
JOHN DAVIS
FRANCIS PLUMER
RICHARD DOLE
JOHN POORE
RICHARD DUMMER
SAMUEL POORE
JOHN EMERY
EDWARD RAWSON
WILLIAM GERRISH
JOHN REMINGTON
EDMUND GREENLEAF
EDWARD RICHARDSON
THOMAS HALE
HENRY ROLFE
ABEL HUSE
ROBERT SAVORY
WILLIAM ILSLEY
HENRY SEWALL
JAMES JACKMAN
HENRY SHORT
HENRY JAQUES
THOMAS SMITH
JOHN KELLY
ANTHONY SOMERBY
RICHARD KENT
WILLIAM SAWYER
JOHN KNIGHT
STEVEN SWETT
RICHARD KNIGHT
WILLIAM TITCOMB
GEORGE LITTLE
RICHARD THURLOW
PERCIVAL LOWELL
DANIEL THURSTON
HENRY LUNT
ABRAHAM TOPPAN
ROBERT LONG
DAVID WHEELER
HUGH MARCH
THOMAS WHITTIER
WILLIAM MARSTON
JOHN WOODBRIDGE
NATHANIEL MERRILL
EDWARD WOODMAN

Update as of October 28, 2013. I discovered a website, Sons and Daughters of Newbury. Information is given as well as a list of the Heads of Families Who Settled in Newbury Previous to 1700, which is different from the above list on the monument.
Monument front and back.
Additional photos may be seen on my "Seeing New England" blog HERE.


The above photo was taken in the summer of 2013. In late October I drove by and discovered all the shrubs had been removed.

11 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Yes! I descend from Anthony Morse, William Moulton and Edmund Mooers on this list. John Swett, father of Stephen Swett, is not on this list, but he's an ancestor, too, and lived in Newbury.

Brenda Leyndyke said...

I am enjoying your Newbury, Ma posts. Once I get a chance I will have to see where John and Samuel Poore fit in my family. I believe they are great granduncles, just not sure what generation.

Sara E. Campbell said...

Tristram Coffin
Richard Dole
Edmund Greenleaf
William Ilsley
Henry Rolfe
for me!

N. P. Maling said...

Offhand I'd say about half a dozen of these names are familiar, including Noyes, Pettengill, and Ordway. Thanks!

Bill West said...

Bailey, Cheney, Coffin, Emery, Gerrish, Greenleaf, Lowell, and Ordway for me.

Peter Tong said...

these are my direct ancestors from that list :)

John Cutting
John Bailey
Richard Bartlett
Acquila Chase
Richard Dole
John Emery
William Gerrish
John Knight
Percival Lowell
John Marston
Anthony Morse
Nicholas Noyes
John Poore
Henry Rolfe
Henry Sewall
William Titcombe
Edward Woodman

Bentley said...

Nathaniel Merrill is my 11th great grandfather. What great pictures. These pics are really terrific to see for someone from the left coast.

Polly Furbush said...

Enjoy all your photos and information. I'm related to5 of the 1st Settlers of Newbury: John Cheney, Richard Kent, Edmund Mooer, Henry Rolfe and Thomas Whittier.

BeNotForgot said...

Thanks for posting this, Barbara . . . my 9th, 10th and 11th great-grandpas, and assorted other kin, include . . . Aquila Chase . . . John Emery . . . James Jackman . . . Nathaniel Merrill . . . John Osgood . . . Francis Plumer . . . Henry Short . . . Thomas Smith . . . Daniel Thurston . . . Thomas Whittier . . .

Barbara Poole said...

Vickie, what a list of names! Thanks for posting them, and HORRORS, I just noticed I never thanked all the others who left comments. I'm very sorry.

You might also enjoy my post with lots of photos of the town and where the first settlers landed. At http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2013/09/where-first-settlers-of-newbury.html

Barbara Forster said...

Thank you very much for posting this, as I may never get there.

I am related to Richard Kent, 8th great gdgf; Robert Coker 10th great gdgf; Richard Bartlett 7th great uncle. Love to exchange info with other researchers in my line. contact me at bforster3333@gmail.com