Thursday, August 6, 2020

Henry Ambrose of Salisbury Massachusetts b. 1649 d. 1724



Here is the fourth Henry Ambrose of his line. He was born probably in Salisbury where his father was known to have lived at the time. His father moved about in his later years, living in Hampton, Charlestown, Salisbury, and Boston where he died. His son, Henry was only ten at the time of his father's death. His mother, Susanna, remarried in 1663 and lived with her husband, John Serverence in Salisbury.

Henry spent his entire life in Salisbury. He worked as a weaver. In 1672 he married Susanna Unknown Worcester, widow of Timothy. Surprisingly, they had only three children, one of which died as an infant or small child. Not much else is known about this couple. He took the oath of fidelity in 1677 and they both became full members of their church in 1715. Susanna died on 22 December 1730, a widow, Henry's death is unknown, but according to an article in the Essex Antiquarian, he died before 1724.

Their first child, Dorothy married Samuel Colby in 1693.

Sources:

[1] Hoyt, David Webster, 1833-1921. The Old Families of Salisbury And Amesbury, Massachusetts: With Some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich And Hampton. Providence, R.I.: [Snow & Farnham, printers], 18971917.

[2] The Essex Antiquarian. Salem, MA: The Essex Antiquarian, 13 vols. 1897-1909. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006.)

https://www.americanancestors.org/DB96/i/7532/74/6834329

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