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DESCENDANTS OF JOHN CROSBY
Genealogy

JOHN CROSBY was born about 1440 England; he married before 1470 ( wife unknown) and died between 20 Apr 1502 and 8 June 1502, the dates his will was written and proved. In 1502 he was of Styllyngfleyte where he asked to be buried in the parish church choir. His will reveals he had a substantial estate.

SECOND GENERATION

Children of JOHN CROSBY and (unknown):
All named in Johnís will dated 20 Apr 1502;

+1. John born about 1470.

2. Emma.

3. Agnes.

4. Robert born about 1475; he appears on a subsidy in the parish of Alne in 1523.

+5. Richard born about 1478; died about 1559 of the parish of Alne. He left will dated 30 Jan 1558; proved 24 Apr 1559.

6. William born about 1480; died 1512. He became a parish priest. His will was dated 9 June 1512.

+7. MILES born about 1483.

THIRD GENERATION

Children of John and (unknown):

1. Thomas born about 1505; died 10 Oct 1555; married Jennett Foster born about 1510.

Children of Richard Crosby and (unknown):
All named in Richardís will;

1. Robert.

2. John.

3. Rauf.

4. Thomas.

Children of MILES Crosby and (unknown):

+1. THOMAS born about 1510; died 1558/9; married about 1542 JANETT (unknown), widow of John Bell; died 1568/9. Jannett left will dated 5 Nov 1568; proved 9 May 1569.

2. William.

FOURTH GENERATION

Children of THOMAS CROSBY and JANETT (unknown):
Named in Jannettís will dated 5 Nov 1568;

+1. Miles born about 1543; died 1573; married Alison (unknown). He left will dated 6 Jan 1573/4; proved 1 Apr 1574.

+2. ANTHONY born about 1545 Holme-on-Spalding Moor England; married about 1570 ALISON (unknown). He left will proved 7 Mar 1599/00.

3. Rauf born about 1547; died 1570; unmarried. Left will dated 25 Apr 1570; proved 9 July 1570.

4. Nicholas born about 1550.

FIFTH GENERATION

Children of Miles Crosby and Alison (unknown):
Name in Milesí will dated 6 Jan 1573/4;

1. Ann.

Children of ANTHONY CROSBY and ALISON (unknown):
Named in Anthonyís will proved 7 Mar 1599/00;

1. Ellen born about 1571; married about 1586 George Westobie of Weldrake, County York.

+2. THOMAS born about 1575 Bubwith York England; died 6 May 1661 Rowley MA; married 19 Oct 1600 JANE SOTHERON bp 4 Mar 1581; died about 2 May 1662 Rowley MA; daughter of William Sotheron and Constance Lambert. Thomas came to New England before 1640 following the emigration of his son, Simon. He had a financial interest in the first printing press brought to the new colonies.

SIXTH GENERATION

Children of THOMAS CROSBY and JANE SOTHERON:
All born Holme-on-Spalding Moor York England;
Named in will of grandfather, William Sotheron; (*);

1. (*) Anthony born about 1602; died June 1632 Holme-on-Spalding Moor England; unmarried.

+2. (*) Thomas born about 1604; died 28 Dec 1658 Holme-on-Spalding Moor England; married Prudence (unknown). Left will dated 25 Nov 1658; proved 19 Apr 1669.

+3. William born about 1606; married at Seaton York England 2 Apr 1633 Anne Wright.

+4. (*) SIMON born about 1608 Holme-on-Spalding Moor England; died Sept 1639 Cambridge MA. He married at Holme 21 Apr 1634 ANNE BRIGHAM born about 1606 at Holme-on-Spalding Moor England; died 11 Oct 1675 Braintree MA as widow of Rev. William Tompson; daughter of Thomas Brigham and Isabel Watson. They came to New England in 1635 aboard the SUSAN AND ELLYN and settled in Cambridge MA; there he became active in the community affairs.

SEVENTH GENERATION

Children of Thomas Crosby and Prudence (unknown):
Named in Thomasí will dated 25 Nov 1658;

1. Jane born about 1634; died 20 May 1703 Pocklington; married Jasper Belt of Pocklington York England; bp 20 July 1625; died 1661; son of Sir Robert Belt.

2. Prudence born about 1636; married 7 June 1655 William Bower of Bridlington York England.

3. Katherine buried at Holme-on-Spalding Moor England 2 May 1640.

Children of William Crosby and Anne Wright:

1. Thomas bp 18 Dec 1633 Seaton York England; buried there 20 Dec 1633.

2. Anthony bp 5 Oct 1635 Holme-on-Spalding Moor England; died Jan 1672/3 Rowley MA; married there 28 Dec 1659 Prudence Wade born about 1638 Ipswich MA; died 1 Sep 1711 Watertown MA as wife of John Hammond; daughter of Jonathan Wade and Susanna (unknown). He was adopted by grandfather, Thomas Crosby, and brought to America with him. He studied medicine and practiced in Rowley MA.

Children of SIMON CROSBY and ANNE BRIGHAM:
Named in will of Uncle Thomas dated 25 Nov 1658; (*);

+1. THOMAS bp 26 Feb 1634/5 Holme-on-Spalding Moor England; died 13 June 1702 while on a business trip Boston MA; married about 1662 SARAH (unknown). Thomas graduated from Harvard College in 1653 and in 1655 was engaged to preach in the church at Eastham MA although he never became ordained. He later became a merchant at Harwich MA.

+2. Simon born Aug 1637 Cambridge MA; died 22 Jan 1724/5 Billerica MA; married 15 July 1659 at Braintree MA Rachel Brackett born 3 Nov 1639 Braintree MA; died 7 May 1741 Cambridge MA; daughter of Richard Brackett and Alice (unknown). He left a will dated 7 June 1717; proved 26 Feb 1724/5.

+3. Joseph born Feb 1638/9 Cambridge MA; died 26 Nov 1695; married (1) 1 Apr 1675 Sarah Brackett who died in 1690; daughter of Richard Brackett and Alice Blower; married (2) Eleanor Veasy (widow Paine); daughter of William Veasy and Eleanor (unknown). Resided Braintree MA where he was active in the community.

EIGHTH GENERATION

Children of THOMAS CROSBY and SARAH (unknown):
All born at Eastham MA;

1. Thomas born 7 Apr 1663; died 21 Apr 1731; married Hannah ((unknown) who died 8 Jan 1728/9.

+2. Simon born 5 July 1665 Eastham MA; died 19 Jan 1718; married 27 Aug 1691 Mary Nickerson born July 1668 Yarmouth MA; died 17 Apr 1746 Harwich MA; daughter of Nicholas Nickerson and Mary Darby. His will is recorded in the Barnstable Co. MA courthouse.

3. SARAH born 24 Mar 1666/7 Eastham MA; died 20 Mar 1705/6; married about 1692 SILAS SEARS born 1661Yarmouth MA; died there 1732; son of Silas Sears and Anna (unknown); possibly Anna Bursell.

4. Joseph born 27 Jan 1668/9; died 31 May 1725 Yarmouth; married 16 Feb 1692 Mehitable Miller.

5. A twin of John; born 4 Dec 1670; died about 11 Feb 1671.

+6. John born 4 Dec 1670; died 25 May 1717; married about 1703 Hannah Bangs; daughter of Jonathan Bangs.

7. William born Mar 1672/3; died 1755 Eastham MA; married 1712 Mercy Hinckley.

8. Ebenezer born 28 Mar 1675.

9. Anne born 14 Apr 1678; married William Luse.

10. Mercy born 14 Apr 1678; unmarried in 1702.

11. Increase born 14 Apr 1678; died young.

12. Eleazer born 31 Mar 1680; died 20 July 1760; married 24 Oct 1706 Patience Freeman born about 1682; died 21 Jan 1731 Harwich MA; daughter of John Freeman and Sarah Mercy Merrick.

Children of Simon Crosby and Rachel Bracket:
Named in Simonís will dated 7 June 1717; (*);

1. (*) Rachel born 24 Aug 1660 Braintree MA; died 14 Sep 1721 Billerica MA; married 4 Aug 1685 at Billerica MA Ephraim Kidder who died there 25 Sep 1724; son of James Kidder and Anna Moore.

2. (*) Simon born about 1663; died after Dec 1717; married (1) Hannah Everett born 14 Sep 1670 Dedham MA; died 6 May 1702; daughter of John Everett and Elizabeth Pepper; married (2) 16 Mar 1702/3 Abigail Whittaker, widow of John Parker; she died 31 Mar 1755 Billerica MA; daughter of John Whittaker.

3. (*) Thomas born 10 Mar 1665/6 Billerica MA; died before 28 Oct 1737.

4. (*) Joseph born 5 July 1669 Billerica MA; married 6 May 1691 Sarah French born 29 Oct 1671; daughter of William French and Mary Lothrop.

5. (*) Hannah born 30 Mar 1672 Billerica MA; died 3 Oct 1752; married (1) 8 Jan 1694/5 Samuel Danforth who died 19 Apr 1742; son of Jonathan Danforth and Elizabeth Poulter; married (2) 4 June 1743 Enoch Kidder.

6. (*) Nathan born 9 Feb 1674/5 Billerica MA; died 11 Apr 1749; married 28 Sep 1706 Sarah Shed born 3 Nov 1678 Billerica MA; died there 8 Mar 1746/7; daughter of John Shed and Sarah Chamberlain.

7. (*) Josiah born 11 Nov 1677 Billerica MA; died there before 7 Oct 1745; married 2 Nov 1703 Mary Manning born 12 Sep 1679 Billerica MA; died after 1745; daughter of Samuel Manning and Abiall Wight. His will was proved 7 Oct 1745.

8. (*) Mary born 23 Nov 1680 Billerica MA; died 7 May 1748; married 7 Aug 1701 John Blanchard born 3 July 1677 Charlestown MA; died 10 Apr 1750 Billerica MA; son of Samuel Blanchard and Mary Sweetser.

9. (*) Sarah born 27 July 1684 Billerica MA; married 26 Oct 1710 William Rawson born 2 Dec 1682 Braintree MA; died Oct 1769 Mendon MA; son of William Rawson and Anne Glover.

Children of Joseph Crosby and Sarah Brackett:

1. Joseph born about 1687; died Feb 1768; married (1) 27 Dec 1726 Abigail Adams; married (2) 1748 Ann Belcher.

2. Thomas born 16 Jan 1689.

3. Simon born 16 Jan 1689 Braintree MA; died there about June 1755; married 1 Jan 1673 Rachel Kittel born 10 Apr 1689; daughter of Nathaniel Kittel and Hannah Kidder.

Children of Joseph Crosby and Eleanor Veasy:

4. Ebenezer born 17 Nov 1694.

NINTH GENERATION

Children of Simon Crosby and Mary Nickerson:

1. Samuel born 1 July 1692 Eastham MA; died 12 Jan 1756 East Haddam CT; married 21 Nov 1719 Ruth Cole born 16 Nov 1698 Harwich MA; died 14 Nov 1789 East Haddam MA; daughter of James Cole and Hannah Childs.

2. Elizabeth born 15 Sep 1693 Eastham MA; died about 1720; married Nathaniel Rogers.

3. Thomas born about 1695; died about 1767; married Experience (unknown).

4. Nathaniel born about 1700 Harwich MA; married (1) 1727 Elizabeth Sears born about 1700; married (2) 9 Mar 1731 Esther Young born 16 Nov 1708; daughter of David Sears and Anna Doane.

5. John born 13 Apr 1701.

6. Hannah born 13 Apr 1703/4.

7. Daniel born 9 Dec 1705; died after 1744.

8. Mercy born 4 May 1707.

9. Ebenezer born about 1708.

10. Moses born 11 June 1710; died 4 Apr 1718.

11. Increase born 24 Feb 1711/12; died 5 Apr 1730 Boston MA.

12. Anna.

13. Sarah.

Children of John Crosby and Hannah Bangs:

1. Thomas born 19 Apr 1704; married Mary (unknown).

2. Jonathan born 2 Nov 1705.

3. John born 14 Aug 1707.

4. David born 13 Apr 1709.

5. Joshua born 4 Aug 1712.

6. Abila born 3 Dec 1714.