First Generation




2 ANTHONY EMERY, son of John and Agnes (Northend) Emery of Romsey, Hampshire, England, was baptized in the historic 
Romsey Abbey Church 29 Aug. 1601, Romsey, Hampshire, England

m. England _______ she d. after 1632 and before Sep. 1646; 

m 2nd  FRANCES PORTER [some have stated d/o Nathaniel Porter of Ipswich, Ma. but no proof has been brought forth to prove 
or disprove the statement; she is the only wife named for him, but she appears only in the period 1649-1660 and seems 
likely to have been a second (or perhaps later) wife and not the mother of his children.] she d. probably at 
or near Dover, New Hampshire sometime after 11 Oct 1660.  

In 1635 the brothers decided to come to America and sailed from Southampton  April 5th  in the ship James of London and 
she arrived at Boston June 3rd with passengers and cattle.  In The Planters of the Commonwealth by Charles Edward Banks 
we find the passenger list of the James and this comment: “James of London, William Cooper, Master, three hundred tons” 
among those listed is Anthony’s family as such:
   Anthony  Emery of Romsey Hants, Newbury and Kittery, Carpenter                   
   Mrs. Frances Emery 
   Rebecca Emery                           
   William Kemp, servant to Anthony Emery, Duxbury  

Although this was possibly a subterfuge to obtain Kemp’s passage overseas. John Emery was accompanied by his wife and 
children. Both john and Anthony were listed as carpenters, but nothing in subsequent records indicates that Anthony 
followed that vocation.

Anthony was a carpenter and cabinet maker, and a dozen or more pieces of masterful late 17th century cabinet work have 
been attributed with some certainty to the shop he established.  The shop's work is characteristically among the most 
heavily constructed and elaborately ornamented in the period of New England. 

Although the brothers may have gone first to Ipswich, Massachusetts, the earliest record of them is in Newbury, 
Massachusetts where they had certainly settled by 1637.  

It is thought that Anthony was in Ipswich, Massachusetts  August 1636, but her soon afterwards settled in Newbury where 
his brother John had became a permanent and prominent resident. 

Anthony lived in four places during his long life; Newbury, about five years; Dover, New Hampshire ten years; Kittery, 
Maine eleven years; and Portsmouth, Rhode Island at least twenty years, and probably longer.

There is reason to believe that they were on hand at the organization of the church in Newbury, which probably took 
place in 1635.  On 22 Dec. 1637 they were fined twenty shillings for enclosing ground not laid out, i.e. common land.  

At the Quarterly Court in Boston on 4 Dec 1638, Anthony was fined another twenty shillings for permitting his animal(s) 
to escape the town pound, and he was enjoined to give Thomas Coleman 13/4d for his charges as poundkeeper.  Emery must 
still have been in Newbury at this time, because the Massachusetts court would not have had jurisdiction over Dover, 
New Hampshire. until 1641.

Already in 1637, Anthony had a grant of land there of three and a half acres in Dover, New Hampshire., "given him by 
Capt. Wiggins"  (i.e. Thomas Wiggins).  

A court record from 22 Dec. 1637 shows that he had a brother named John and another court record from 10 June 1638 
shows that he was still living in Newbury.

He probably moved to Dover in 1639 or 1640.  On 22 Oct. 1640, he was one of the signers of the Dover Combination, an 
agreement establishing the government of Cocheco, the present city of Dover.  

His house was at Dover Neck, about a mile from the present railroad station (1890) at Dover Point, and three or four 
miles from Major Richard Waldren's settlement on the Cocheco River.  He bought six acres "on the Dover side of the 
Newichawannock" from Stephen Goddard on 2 May 1642,and added to his holdings with a grant in 1646 and another of twelve 
"yeckeres" in 1648.  Reference to this area was made in the - Landmarks in ancient Dover, New Hampshire, Mary P.
Thompson, 1892, Durham, N.H., Concord Republican Press Association pg. as follows: "Anthony's Brook. The name of 
this brook was derived from Anthony Emery, who, May 2, 1642, bought of Stephen Tedder six acres of land on the 
Newichawannock, confirmed to him by the town of Dover the 7th, 6 mo., 1648, together with an additional grant which 
extended to "a brook that lyeth on the southeast against the Newichwannick."

He had decided to operate a tavern, or “ordinary” in his house at Dover Neck, and was licensed to keep and sell beer 
and wine before 1643 and the location of the  "ordinary" or tavern was on High Street in Dover.  William Walderne 
lived a little south of him along the street which ran along Dover Neck, and Thomas Wiggin was a short distance west. 
Business was rough the first couple of years, first because of a fire which destroyed his house and then because George 
Smyth, appointed by the Massachusetts government as commissioner to the Court at Piscataqua (Portsmouth) now New 
Hampshire, was absorbed into the Bay colony, refused to allow Emery to stay in business.  The following petition was 
filed in possibly in 1643 to the Massachusetts Bay government: "Right worp [worshipful] com. [commission?] of the 
Massachusetts The humble a peticon [petition]of Anthony Emery of Dover Humbly showeth Unto your good worp [worship] 
that your poore peticonr was licensed by the towne abov to keep and ordinary wh [which] should give Dyet & to sell 
beere & wine as was accustomed & sithence there was an order that non but one should sell wine upon which Mr. Smyth’s 
saith & hee hath in a manner discharged your petcr [petitioner] which wilbe to your petr [petitioner] great damage 
having a wife & 3 children to maintain & not a house fitted for present to live in having had his house & goods lately 
burnt to the ground. Humbly beseeching yor worship to bee pleased to grant petr that he may sell wine & that Mr. Smyth 
may be certified thereof hee keeping good order in his house & he shall as hee is in Duty bound pray for your worships 
health and happyness."

Anthony petitioned in 1643 for permission to keep an ordinary and on 7 Mar. 1643/4 he was "Anthony Emery of Dover, 
his petition is refered to the next cort at Dover, & hee is allowed liberty to draw out his wine in the meane time."  
Also  in that year and 1648 he was also one of the selectmen to handle the "prudentiall affaires" of the town of Dover.

Apparently the tavern thrived thence forth.

In 1647 and 1648 (the earliest years for which records remains) he was a townsman (selectman) for the "prudential 
affairs" of Dover and grand juror in 1649.  In he was on the tax list of 1__9, 1648 and in 1648  he paid taxes of 
£ £1-16/- on land valued  at £108 - 10/-, plus three pence for a bull valued at £2-10/-, among the highest 
assessments in own.  In Dec. 1649 by which time he had probably moved away from Dover, his Dover taxes were lower, at 
7/8d on an assessed property of £22.  In 1650 he paid Dover six shillings in taxes.

Opposite Dover on the east bank of the Piscataqua River was a region that became the middle parish of Kittery, Province 
of Maine, eventually the town of Eliot.

On 15 Dec 1648, he bought land in what is now Eliot, Me., then part of Kittery, across Piscataqua River from Dover, 
described in the following deed: "Bee known unto all men by these presents that I John Whitte Panter have sould unto 
Anthony Emry a house and feild & all that is belonging to the said John Whitte & the Great barren Marsh, lijing in 
Sturgeon Cricke, & the little marsh that lyeth upon the right hand & another Marsh which is called Herges Marsh, on the 
same side for the some of seaven pounds, sterling,: to bee payd at Michelmass, nest, fivety shillings, & the next
Michalmass enseuving fivety shillings & the last payment fourty shillings."

He seems not to have taken possession however until the next year for he served as Grand juror in Dover, in 1649.  

Another deed from Joseph Austin of Pischataqua, dated 15 Jul. 1650, conveys land at "little Marsh soe commanly called 
aboue Sturgeon Cricke, with a little house & vpland yrunto belonging, as also one thousand fiue hundred foote of boards, 
for & in Consideration of Two stears Called by ye name of draggon and Benbow, with a weeks worke of him selfe & two 
other oxen, wch is to be done at Cutchecha [Cocheco]..." to Anthony Emery of Pischataqua. By his mark Anthony signed 
this conveyance jointly with Austin. In November he made a payment of five pounds, being part of the price agreed upon, 
to John white for lands in  Kittery purchased 15 November 1648. the property comprised a house and field, the Great 
Barren Marsh, Herges Mersh, and another marsh at Sturgeon creek.  This purchase must have been near the land acquired 
by Austin. Anthony may have been living thereon in 1649.

He also had several grants of land from the town of Kittery as follows: In 1650 at the head of the Mast creek; In 1651
at third hill path; In 1651 with Nicholas Frost on the south side of Sturgeon Creck; this was a 100 acre grant from 
the town of Kittery, which adjoined  Emery's land along Sturgeon Creek. In 1652, again with Nicholas frost, at 
Thompson’s point. All these appear to have been in Kittery middle parish. There is also listed a grant, un-located and 
undated, with Anthony’s future son-in-law, Robert Wyemouth “in partnership’ These rapidly increased his Kittery holdings.

The Emery family probably moved to Maine. in 1649.  By that year Anthony had married his probable second wife Frances, 
and that same year he sued George Webb for calling her a witch.  On 16 Oct. 1649, Anthony served for the first of six 
times on the grand jury at Agamenticus, later York, Me.  Later jury duty occurred in 2 Jul. 1650 (on the "jury of life 
and eath"); in 16 Oct. 1650, under Governor Edward Godfrey; in Nov. 1650 (serving two days at eighteen pence per day); 
in Dec 1651; and in Jun 1655.  In Oct. 1650 he was brought before the court at Kittery for selling alcoholic beverages 
without a license and the indictment “Wee present Anthongy Emery for selling drincke contrary to oder in court” Two 
other men were indicted for the same offense and were fined fined five shillings each. However the court also passed 
this order: "It is ordered that Anthony Emory is for to keepe an ordinary or house of entertaynament where he now 
dwelleth, and hee is to keepe a Ferry ther, and to have for one. in mony 1d, (penny) in peage (payment)3 ob [in csh 
one peny, in wampum three oboli, or half-pence] in country paye 2d and to keepe meate, drincke, and lodging for
strangers and to be bound in Regognissence [recongnisance] and to pay all rates & customs." 

The other two men indicted were also licensed to sell drink with the proviso ther keep meat and lodgin for strangers. 

While the ferry rates were fixed, what he charged for his liquor was up to him, and it was probably quite a lot.  The 
landing of his ferry was referred to as Cold Harbor, and the tavern probably took the same name.

“Where Anthony Emery now dwelleth” was undoubtedly a spot on the Piscataqaua River south of the mouth of Sturgeon Creek 
known for may years as Cold Harbor. His ferry plied from that point across to Dover, and his dwelling became a will-known 
ordinary. Stackpole’s “Old Kittery” says: Old deeds refer to the whole river front from Emery’s to the mouth of Sturgeon 
Creek as Cold Harbour, Cole Harbor, Coole Harbor, and various other spellings.” The small inns of enland where shelter 
without fire could be found were called ‘Cold Harbors’, and this designation was dounbdless applied to Anthony’s 
ordinary. Soon the name applied to a region which gradually extended itself as far as Sturgeon. Creek.

On 1 Aug. 1651, he disposed of his land in Dover.  The deed from: "Anthony Emery of Coleharberte in the province of 
mayne" conveyed to William Pomfrett "two houses in Dover late in Emery's occupation, with garden and lands adjoining."

In 1651 Anthony was sued by John heard for fifty pounds in action of slander. The jury awarded Heard three pounds damages 
and thirty-three shillings cost.

 At the March 12, 1652 court the grand jury found this indictment; ‘we doe present Anthony Emery for being overgone 
with drinke so that he could not speak a true word”. He was fined ten shillings But the record of the same session 
shows that the wife of George Rogers had died and the children left in need of care. The court disposed of them to 
various persons, Anthony Emery being offered to take one, and “Benjamin Rogers shall have the cow that Goodman Emery 
had from his father”? George Rogers was a member of the jury

Despite his weakness for drink, Anthony was being recognized as one of Kittery’s leading citizens. He was an Assistant, 
or a member of the governor godfrey’s council in its last days before the submission of Kittery to the domain of 
Massachusetts.
	
In addition to the jury duty already mentioned, Anthony's civic services included being a selectman of Kittery in 1652 
and 1654, a member of committees to settle land grants and town boundaries in 1654 and 1658, a commissioner for Kittery 
for a year starting 28 Jun 1655, and constable of the town from 5 Jul. 1658.  He was on Maine Governor Edward Godfrey's
 council on 20 Oct. 1651 and on that date her was a signer of the grant og a petition of Edward Rishworth to set up a 
sawmill at Cape Neddic Rive. His signature appears as Anto. Emerry, with those of Governor Godfrey and other members of 
his council, appended to the records of sessions of the court of March 19 and again on 7 Sep. 1652, just two months 
before Massachusetts took over administration of Maine.  A signature purporting to be his appears on a decree passed at 
the latter meeting, but on all other known documents he made a mark.

On the 7 Sep. 1652 they made an attempt to get their administration out of debt by enforcing a tax levy. Charles Thorton 
Libby, distinguished Maine Historian and genealogist, has asserted in print that most of the page of the province 
records dealing with the proceedings of the two sessions is in the handwriting of Anthony Emery, even though he was 
accustomed to sign deed and other papers by his mark only. Mr. Libby is a descendant of Anthony.

 He signed the act of submission to Massachusetts on 16 Nov. 1652; his son James added his name eight days later.  A 
statement reaffirming allegiance to Massachusetts was signed by both on 20 Dec 1652.  We can reasonably suspect that 
both documents were signed somewhat grudgingly; Maine's citizens as a rule resented Massachusetts' takeover of their 
government.

In December 1652 he signed a petition against Richard Leader. He was a commissioner to adjudicate difference about town
grants in 1654. 

The Lot next to Hill on the north was granted, Nov. 1654, to Anthony Emery....The house of Emery and a small piece of 
land had been bought by him of John White, 15 Nov. 1848...Emery had kept an Ordinary at Dover next as early as 1643 and 
he was licensed to keep one here in Kittery in 1650.  His farm passed to his son, James, who in 1673 sold it to Abraham 
Conely.  Thew small inns of England, where shetler withiut fire could be found, were named 'Cold Harbor's'.  This name 
was doubtless, applied to the ordinary which Anthony Emery was licensed to keep in 1650, in connection with his ferry.  
He may of hung out his sign with that name.  Soon the name indicated a region and gradually it extended itself up as far 
as Sturgeon Creek. pg. 115 and 117 Old Kittery and Her People (1903) E. S. Stackpole.

	A serious charge was made on 30 Jun 1656, when the grand jury indicted "Anthony Emery for his mutanous carage in 
questioning the authority of the court..." A fine of five pounds was imposed, and twenty pounds bond was set "that {he} 
shall be of good behavior towards all person unto the next county court."  On 30 Jul following, he was again presented 
"for affronting the court by questioning the authoirty to sitt there & chargeing them with more than he was able to make 
appeare"; whether this referred to a second offense or was a continuation of the first trial is not clear.  

Just what happened in this matter we can only speculate.  The Massachusetts government asserted its authority often in 
the early years after taking over by bringing charges of disloyalty against Maine citizens who spoke their minds. 
Whatever it was did not prevent Emery's being constable two years later.  But it seems possible that the Puritan 
oligarchy of Massachusetts, of which Maine was now a sometime unwilling part, was beginning to make Anthony Emery 
uncomfortable.  At no time is there any reference to his being active in religious affairs, and although he did hold 
public office we have no record of his being admitted to the status of freeman, reserved for church members.  And he 
had long chosen to live in areas where many of the inhabitants had escaped from the oppressive uniformity of opinion 
that the Bay colony nurtured.  The events of the late 1650's would bring him into open conflict with the ecclesiastical 
establishment.

In August 1657, the Massachusetts government, reacting to a strange and apparently threatening new challenge to their 
notion of religious orthodoxy, decreed among other things that "every person entertaining Quakers shall pay 40 shillings 
for every hour's of concealment and entertainment." 

Anthony was a commissioner of the York-Wells  boundary dispute in 1658. In 1658  he was fined five pounds for mutinous 
courage in questioning the authority of the court at Kittery.

In  the fall of 1659, William Robinson, a London merchant, and Marmaduke Stephenson, a Yorkshire farmer, among others, 
were released from a Massachusetts prison on orders not to return to the colony on pain of death.  Nevertheless, "in 
obedience to the call of the Lord" in their judgment, they remained in Massachusetts and headed northward to the 
Piscataqua area.  Anthony Emery probably ferried them back and forth across the river so that they could preach on the 
New Hampshire. side and stay in Me. Apparently they also stayed at Emery's tavern.  While he did not actively espouse 
their cause that we know of, Anthony must have been aware that he was placing himself in jeopardy by housing and 
transporting them, and his doing so has to be considered an act of conscience motivated by more than purely business 
considerations.  Robinson and Stephenson returned to Boston and were imprisoned, tried on 18 Oct. 1659, and hanged on 
27 Oct.  Mary Dyer, tried at the same time, was banished to Providence, Rhode Island., only to return the following year 
and be hanged, ultimately earning herself a statue in front of the Ma. State House.

On the basis of Robinson's diary, numerous people who had entertained him were identified and rounded up. Anthony Emery 
was one of them.  He denied the charge, and on 12 Nov. 1659, "the Court having considered the several offenses of those 
persons that entertayned the Quakers with the answers given in by them, respectively doe order...That Anthony Emery pay 
as a fine to the country tenn pounds and tenn shillings for making a lye in the face of the court and be disfranchised."  
This was the heaviest fine imposed on the group, which included five people from Kittery and one from Dover, among others.

He was in frequent trouble over Quakers, and on November 12, 1659 was fined 10 pounds, ten shillings, and disfranchised 
for telling a lie in the face of the court of Massachusetts bay. He had been brought from Kittery to Boston to answer 
charges of entertaining Quaker missionaries who had come over from Dover on his ferry and lodged at his ordinary, and 
his false statements were in reply to these accusations. He was fortunate to escape with so mild a penalty considering 
the harsh punishment meted out to many Quakers, but apparently he did hot think so, because angry and indignant, he 
decided to quit the Province of Maine and move to a colony where more liberal views prevailed. He chose Rhode Island. 
Possibly his entertainment of Quakers was only partly due to sympathy for their persecutions, as he was not in business 
‘for his health’ and regarded their money as good as anyone’s.

In 1660 he was fined for entertaining Quakers and disfranchised.  This led him to remove to Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 
Old Kittery and Her Families (1903) Everett S. Stackpole. 

The area of Dover, Kittery and the Piscataqaua River is represented in this map dated as 1632-1700 and labeled the 
Middle PArish of Kettiery (now Eliot).
	
On 12 May 1660, Anthony and Frances Emery, apparently already fleeing from the hostile atmosphere of Kittery, prepared a 
deed at the Newbury, Ma. home of Anthony's brother John on 30 June 1660, conveying all but one parcel of their Kittery 
land to their son James,  for 150 pounds "with all & singular the houseing, barne garden orchards commans proffetts 
priviledges fences wood tymber appurtenances & haeredtaments belonging, or in any way appraytayning thereunto." And 
another description is given as: “House and land at cold Harbor with 100 acres of upland on the south side of Sturgeon 
creek; a barren marsh within the creek; a little marsh above Nicholus Frost’s with a parcel of land adjoining; a parcel 
of meadow in a cove; a parcel or upland in the head of Mast Creek; and a parcel of meadow adjoining. With these went 
all the housing, barn, garden, orchards, fences, wood, timber etc.,” and the sale further included cattle and household 
goods. His brother John and John’s son John signed as witnesses. 

Deprived of the rights and privileges of a freeman in Kittery he turned his footsteps toward a colony in which greater 
liberty was allowed.  Anthony was received as a freeman in Portsmouth, RI. on 29 Sep. 1660, joining a steady procession 
of refugees in Rhide Island  from strict controls over thought and behavior in the Bay colony.  While in Rhode Island, he 
generally styled himself a cordwainer, or shoemaker.
  
However, on 11 Oct. following, Frances apparently had second thoughts about leaving Maine, and she sued her husband for 
one third of the agreed purchase price of the property.  At this time she was back in Kittery and Anthony was in 
Portsmouth, Rhode Island. "Fran Emery the wife of Anthony Emery plaintive in an action of the case to the valew of fivety 
pounds for the 3d of certen lands sould, contra Anthony Emery defendant.  Wee find for the plaintive and fivety pounds 
and costs of court 1:11:6d."  One wonders whether Frances ever got the money, but in any case it appears she and Anthony 
lived separately the rest of their lives.

Service on a coroner's jury on 3 Jun 1661 marked the first of several recorded public capacities in which he served

Up the Pasataque...A mortage in 1661...and also except those two tracts of land granted by the town of Kittery unto Nicholas 
Frost and Anthonie Emerie, if they shall happen or appeare to be, within the bounds of the aforementioned land.  A deed in 
1686 calls the two creeks Daniels Creek and Camocks, Creek. Old Kittery and Her families (1903) Everette S. Stackpole.

It has been conjectured that he, prior to settling in Newbury  removing to Dover, bought land in Portsmouth, and dwelt 
there awhile.  This conjecture has its origin in fact that one "Goodman Emere" owned land in Portsmouth in 1643, as is 
known from records of a general town meeting held in Portsmouth 1 Mar 1643.  Who "Goodman Emere" was or whence came the 
Little Compton, Rhode Island, family of Emery's has been mere conjecture.  We have been unable thus far to trace their 
genealogy, or connect them with our ancestor, except in name and locality.  We accept the Portsmouth records as evidence 
of Anthony Emery's first legal residence there until 1680 though he is designated "of Kittery" in a deed to his son 
James, 1 Oct. 1663.

On 1 October 1663 he apparently made a return trip to Kittery by way of Newbury, Massachusets and in Newbury, he deeded 
the remaining piece of Kittery land as a gift to James “...& in consideration of my love and naturall affection to my 
sun James Emery... a peece of Marsh or Meddow liing & being nreare a pond called by the name of Yorke Pond, with twenty 
acers of upland joyneing to the North side of the said meddow..." 

On 22 Jun 1664, he bought from Peter Tollman four acres of land probably near the corner of the East Road and Park 
Avenue on the modern map of Portsmouth.  Here he probably lived alone till 1671/2, when his daughter Rebecca, deserted 
by her husband Thomas Sadler, brought her children to Rhode Island and moved in to keep house for her father.

He served as constable for many years starting 4 Jun 1666.  It was thus his responsibility to arrest Ann Tollman, wife of 
Peter, whose divorce from her husband was one of the first in the American colonies.  She had escaped the whipping to 
which she was sentenced at the time of the divorce, and Emery apprehended her on her return. 
 
On Jul. 1670 at Mt. Hope, Rhode Island  an Indian called Sam by the English fell while intoxicated into a well owned by 
Emery, and Emery was indicted.  Among the Indians testifying at the inquest were Tom Dumplin and the wife of the later 
notorious King Philip.  She testified that she heard Sam and Tom Dumplin quarreling.  Sam had said to Tom, "Go fetch me 
a quart of drink." Tom had refused.  Further, the squaw went on, "I always heard Tom Dumplin telling Sam he was always
angry with him and bore him a grudge, for that he the said Sam's father had formerly burnt Tom's father's and brother's 
house and had also cutt his brother's hair."  What all that had to do with Sam's falling into Anthony Emery's well is 
hard to fathom.  The case was dismissed when Emery filled in the well.

He served as a deputy from Portsmouth to the Rhode Island General Assembly 25 Apr. 1672 and as attorney for the town in 
1675.

A dispute in Oct. 1675 with Peter Tollman, regarding a highway to be built on Tollman's land, must have aroused stronger 
emotions than the pure legalities of the matter would suggest.
  
The Portsmouth town records are dated 12 October 1675 and tells that Anthony Emery, Lot Strange and Francis Brayton were 
named attorney’s “to plead the town’s right for a highway which Peter Tallman is indicted for, and the have the power 
to choose an attorney at the town’s charge”. Anthony’s daughter Rebecca unquestionably played her part in the squabbling 
that ensued, because eight days later, October 20, Peter Tallman brought legal action against Rebecca Sadler wife of 
Thomas Sadler, for breach of the peace and threatening his familyA dispute in Oct. 1675 with Peter Tollman, regarding a 
highway to be built on Tollman's land, must have aroused stronger emotions than the pure legalities of the matter would 
suggest. Anthony Emery, Lot Strange, and Francis Brayton were appointed attorneys “to plead the town’s right for a 
highway which Peter Tallman is indicted for. 

This affair caused bad feelings between Emery and Tallman with the probability that hot words ensued. 

Mrs. Rebecca Sadler Anthony’s daughter, very forcible took her aged father’s part in the squabble evidenced by Tollman 
bring suit against Rebecca (Emery) Sadler for breach of the peace and threatening his family. 

The Emerys were never exactly quietest.

Her mother must of died several years previous as she was living at her father’s with her young son Anthony Sadler. 

The following deed of 9 Mar. 1680/1 seems to have taken the place of a will for Anthony Emery: 

"To all christian people to whom these presents shall come & concern: Know ye that I Anthony Emery of the town of 
Portsmouth on Rhode Island in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England in America, Corwainer 
for Divers good causee and Reall considerations me hereunto moving and also the love and affection that I have and bear 
unto my daughter Rebeckah Salder now resideing in the aforesaid Towne of Portsmouth, Have and by these presents Doe my 
said daughter Rebeckah, to come intoher absolute possession emediately after my decease, all & every part of my houseing 
and land lying in the aforsaid Towne of Portsmouth, with all other, rights and priviledges appurtenances and innuneties 
therein being or any wayes belonging and appurtaininge, togeether with all and singular my other estate, both within
 Doors and without Doors, reall and personall ffreely and fully, after my decease confirminge and conferringe the same, 
unto my said daughter Rebeckah to be clearly and absolutely at her ffree and proper disposing and ordering, forever 
without lett, hindrance molestation and the encumberance of any person or persons whatsoever ffrom and by or under me or 
by any right or title of mine, yr shall lay aney claim or title to the premises or any part or parcel thereof:  Only it 
is hereby provided that all the just debts that is from me owing to any (and shall be unpaid at my decease) shall be 
truly paid by my said daughter Rebeckah: and also provided that if my said daughter should change he condition, noe 
husband of hers shall have any right or intrest of this my aforesaid estate (hereby to her given) nor to any part 
thereof without the free and absolute full consent of my said daughter Rebeckah: and also provided if my said Daughter, 
after my decease, and before her decease, shall not have absolute occasion for necessary maintenancy to make sale of, 
and alien the said housing and land, after her decease shall return and belong unto her sonn, my Grand Child, Anthony 
Sadler, as my heir therein, only if my said daughter shall see good cause to possess my said Grand Child, in that 
possession sooner, it is in her power soe to doe.  And in confirmation of this my full ffree and voluntary act and 
deed I have hereunto set my hand and seale the ninth day of March Anno Domini 1680[1]  Anthony {his X mark] Emery;
witnessess: Signed  & sealed in the prescence of John Sanford, John Briggs Sr. [his mark], Frances Brayton Sr. and 
William Wilbore.

The particular care to forestall any claims to the property other than by Rebecca was probably aimed at his son 
James, although the latter certainly was well supplied with Maine land.

This is the last record that we find of him living.  It is barely possible that he returned to Kittery  and that 
Anthony Emery who was representative from Kittery at York, 30 Mar. 1680, was out ancestor, but it does not seem probable 
that he, an old man, disfranchised, would after twenty years' absence, be chosen to legislate for the "province of 
Mayne."  The deed was recorded on 8 Jun 1681, and Anthony may have died by that time, but we have no definite evidence 
of the date of his death.  One authority states that he definitely died before 1694 – in a deed of June 23, 1694 James 
Emery makes reference to his late father the date of whose decease is unknown, and there is no question that he was dead 
by 1700, when his son James referred to himself as the only surviving son of Anthony Emery.

It is difficult to estimate the character of Anthony Emery from what little we know of him, however we infer that 
he was a capable business man, energetic, independent, resolute in purpose, bold in action, serve in speech, jealous of 
his own rights and willing to suffer for conscience' sake.  He did not hesitate to express his opinions, though on one 
occasion it may have savored of "mutinous courage".  He recognized a higher law than statue-law, and with the courage of 
his convictions, preferred to suffer the penalty of the latter than disobey the divine commandment: "Thou shalt love thy 
neighbor as they self."

Children:
    _ Anthony Emery b. abt 1632 probably Romsey, Hampshire, England *9 JAMES EMERY b. abt. 1630 probably Romsey, Hampshire, England 10 son ?JOHN? *11 REBECCA EMERY abt. probably Romsey, Hampshire, England
NOTE: both the brothers John Emery married Alice Grantham and Anthony Emery married Francis Porter are listed as being the father of Lydia (Emery) Bailey depending upon which account is given -
    Lydia EMERY Birth abt 1621, England Death 29 Apr 1704, Rowley, Essex, MA married James BAILEY Birth abt 1612, England Death Aug 1677, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts children:
      John BAILEY Birth 2 Feb 1642, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Death 19 Nov 1690, Canada 17 Jun 1668, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts married: 17 Jun 1668, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Mary MIGHILL Birth 1 Mar 1649, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Death 30 Mar 1694, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts daughter of Deacon Thomas MIGHILL (1606-1654) and Ann PARRAT (1620-1694) Lydia Bailey Birth: September 1644 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Death: November 24, 1722 Rowley, Massachusetts, buried Rowley Burial Ground,Rowley, Essex County, Massachisetts married May 8, 1672 Abel Platts, Ensign birth: 1650 England Death: 1690 Quebec, Canada Son of Samuel Platts (Gawkroger) and Sarah Bates; married (2) on 11 Nov 1691 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Daniel Wicom b. abt 1635 Rowley, Essex, Massachisetts Death: April 15, 1700 Place of Burial: Rowley Burial Ground, Rowley, Essex, Massachisetts, on of Richard Wicom and Ann [-?-] Jonathan Bailey Birth: September 1646 Rowley, Essex, Ma Demaris Bailey Birth: November 17, 1648 Rowley, Essex, Ma married Thomas Leaver, Jr. James Bailey, Jr.; Birth: November 15, 1650 Rowley, Essex, Ma Death: March 20, 1715 (64) married Elizabeth Johnson Samuel Bailey Birth: June 10, 1655 Rowley, Essex, Ma Death: September 28, 1657 Thomas Bailey Birth: June 1, 1653 Rowley, Essex, Ma Death: September 18, 1675 (22)





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