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Thomas Colby

Male Abt 1566 - 1661  (~ 95 years)


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  • Name Thomas Colby 
    Born Abt 1566  Of Beccles, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1661 
    Notes 
    • !SOURCE: "Ancestry and Posterity of Joseph Smith", page 670 says Thomas Colby was a descendant of Richard Strongbow (Earl of Arundel) and Eva Dermott (Daughter of Dermott, King of Leinsten).

      !NOTE: There are possibly 11 other children than Anthony Colby in this family.

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~colby/colbyfam/d155.html#P2964

      Thomas COLBY was born on 20 DEC 1567 in Semperingham, Lincolnshire, England. He died on 11 DEC 1625 in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. He was a Tailor. He has Ancestral File number 18G2-F70. From: "The Great Migration Begins"

      "Thomas COLBY was baptized on 20 December 1567 at Sempringham, Lincolnshire, England. On 4 May 1596 at Horbling, he and Anne Jackson were married. She was born probably about 1571 the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Jackson of Horbling. There are no surviving baptismal records for Horbling from 1567 through 1575. In Thomas's will she is called Agnes, but at that time, Anne and Agnes were often used interchangeably, as Elizabeth and Betty are today. Horbling is about two miles north of Sempringham.

      Thomas Colby was usually designated as "junior" to distinguish him from his elder brother, also named Thomas. From his will and the burial record, we learn that he was a tailor. He made his will 10 December 1625 and was buried 11 December 1625 as "Thomas Colby, jun., taler." His wife survived him.

      10 December 1625 - the will of THOMAS COLBIE of Horbling, county of Lincoln, taylor, sick of body.... to my five sons William Colbie, Richard Colbie, Anthony Colbie, Mathew Colbie and Robert Colbie half of my goods to be equally divided amongst them, but my will is that my son William Colbie shall have my house at Dinnington for part of his portion of goods aforesaid, which cose me eight pound... if nay of these sons die before age 21 at which time the legacies shall be due unto them, then his or their shares to be divided amongst the overlivers. Residue to wife Agnes Colbie whom I make executrix. Robert Allen supervisor. Wienesses; Robert Allen. Thomas Baxter. Signed by mark. Proved 21 April 1626.

      In March 1636/7, an assessment was made for expenses of repairing the church at Horbling. Thirty seven names were listed. William Colby, who had a small stock of animals, must have been the older brother. The widow Colby must have been their mother. Robert was mentioned for having been paid for some work. Nowhere is there any mention of Anthony or Matthew after their father's will of 1625. Possibly both of these brothers left for America with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630, but if so, there is no trace of Matthew. His fate will probable remain a mystery. As for Anthony, he is surely the one who went to New England in 1630. All the other know contemporary Anthony Colbys in Old England can be eliminated from consideration for one reason or another."

      "Assessment agreed upon the fifth of March 1636 for the church wardens for the repairing of the church of Horbling and other duties by us whose names are here under written - Mathias Browne, William Stringer, John Hardie, with others. Every horse 7d., every beast 7d., and every score of sheep 2s 4d.

      horse beast sheep William Coulbe 1453s.6d. Widow Coulby 1503s.6d."

      (Ref.: Lincoln Consistory Court Wills - 1626/292)

      Thomas Colby was 58 years old when he died.


      Thomas Colby built Roos Hall in Beccles County, Suffolk, England which he built in 1583. [1]
    Person ID I6050115  7_families
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 

    Father John Colby,   b. Abt 1534, Of Beccles, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Alice Brewse,   b. Abt 1536, , , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1552  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1866189  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Beatrice Beatrix Felton,   b. Abt 1568, Of Beccles, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1583  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anthony Colby,   b. 1584-1595, Beccles, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1661, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Arthur Colby,   b. Abt 1586, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thomas Colby,   b. Abt 1588, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1865847  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ursula Read,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1605  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1866191  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S109423] Sargent Genealogy - William Sargent of Ipswich - 8 - 10th Generations, B. Felton Sargent, (Orlando, Florida, 1964), 10: (Reliability: 3).