There were 275,000 colonist in North America
Boston was the largest city
|King Charles II|
1680 Province of New Hampshire separates from the Bay Colony
The Massachusetts Bay Colony charter was revoked in 1684, bring the colony
under the control of the King
In 1644 King Charles I is clinging to the British Throne, the English Civil war is in progress, he is beheaded
Oliver Cromwell rules England as the Great Protector until his death in 1658
1648 Margaret Jones was the first "witch" hung in the colony
1675 King Phillips war rages in the colony for three years
Thomas and Mary Perkins Bradbury were leading citizens in the Colony. I copied the following from an Ancestry.com tree, they did not post a source:
Thomas Bradbury came to Maine in 1634 to act as agent for his wife's uncle, Sir Ferdinando Gorges. Made a freeman in 1640. Constable, schoolmaster, town clerk, deputy to the court, and captain in the military. Veteran of King Philips War.
Thomas Bradbury, second son of Wymond and Elizabeth (Gill neeWhitgift) Bradbury, was baptized at Wicken-Bonant, Essex County, England, on the last day of Febuary, 1610-11, as appears by the parish register. Early in 1634 he appeared at Agamenticus, now York, Maine, as the agent or steward of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, the proprietor of the Province of Maine. He was one of the original proprietors of the ancient town of Salisbury, Mass., one of the earliest settlers there, and was one of the foremost citizens for a period of more than half a century. He was made a freeman in 1640, held at various times the offices of schoolmaster of the town, town clerk, justice of the peace, deputy to the general court, county recorder, associate judge and captain of the military company, and always filled these important positions with credit to himself and satisfaction to the public. For a recording officer he was peculiarly fitted by his tastes and acquirements. He wrote an easy, graceful and legible hand, and had a clear and concise style of expression. His chirography may still be seen in numerous official documents on file in the archives of Essex County, Mass., and also at Exeter, N.H. In 1636, Mr. Bradbury became a grantee of Salisbury, and that year married Mary, daughter of John and Judith Perkins, of Ipswich.
|testimony against Mary Bradford|
No written record of Henry's death has been found but it is generally believed he died at sea while on an expedition to Canada in 1659. There must have been some proof of Henry's death because in a deed on record we find that, "Israel Trew of the town of Salem now of Salisbury in the county of Essex, widow administrator to the estate of Henry Trew my husband, late deceased..." conveyed a house and land in Salem, MA, to a George Gardner on "22nd of 9th month 1659." (According to the calendar then in use in England and the colonies, the ninth month would have been November.) Also, an inventory of Henry's estate was allowed to be filed April 10, 1660.
|Major Robert Pike|
Brother of Israel