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Capt. Anthony Collamore

Male - 1693


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  • Name Capt. Anthony Collamore  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Dec 1693  off Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried First Parish Cemetery, Scituate Harbor, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I13983  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 

    Father John Collamore,   b. Nov 1608 
    Mother Mary Nichol 
    Family ID F8728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Chittenden,   b. 25 Feb 1647, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1703, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1666  Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Mary Collamore,   b. 10 Nov 1667, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F8727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Came from England to Scituate in 1665, to make his home with his uncle Peter Collamore, to whom he was heir. Constable in Scituate, 1671. Lieutenant to Gov. Andros, 1686. On 15 Jun 1692, William Phips commissioned him captain of a Scituate foot company. This latter commission addresses him as "Anthony Cullimore Gent."

      He died by shipwreck during a snowstorm, on the rocks near the Scituate shore now called Collamore Ledge. He was memorialized by the Rev. Deodat Lawson, minister of the Second Parish at Scituate, in a poem entitled "Threnodia, or A mournfull remembrance, of the much to be lamented death of the worthy & pious Capt. Anthony Collamore, who together with five persons more were cast-away in a sloop going from Scituate harbour toward Boston, on the 16. day of December 1693.", which may be read here.

      His descent from, as shown here, parents John Collamore and Mary Nichol, and grandparents Thomas Collamore and Agnes Adams, appears to be regarded by Gary Boyd Roberts and Douglas Richardson as highly probable but not perfectly proven. If proved, Anthony Collamore would be a sixth "gateway ancestor" for TSW, in addition to Obadiah Bruen, Peter Bulkeley, Grace Chetwode, Alice Freeman, and Richard Palgrave.

      Anthony Collamore (d. 1693) = Sarah Chittenden (1647-1703)
      Elizabeth Collamore (1679-1758) = Timothy Symmes (1683-1765)
      Rev. Timothy Symmes (1714-1756) = Mary Cleves (d. 1746)
      U.S. Rep. John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814) = Anna Tuthill (1741-1776)
      Anna Tuthill Symmes (1775-1864) = William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), 9th President of the United States
      John Scott Harrison (1804-1878) = Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin (1810-1850)
      Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), 23rd President of the United States

  • Sources 
    1. [S1579] The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States, Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History by Gary Boyd Roberts. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2018.

    2. [S513] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, ed. F. Apthorp Foster. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909.

    3. [S2641] Genealogy of the Descendants of Anthony Collamer of Scituate, Massachusetts by Charles Hatch. Salem, Massachusetts: Newcomb & Gauss, 1915.

    4. [S2304] Ancestors of American Presidents by Gary Boyd Roberts. 2009 edition, 2012 reprint with 2015 corrigenda. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.