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John Daby

Male 1687 - 1769  (81 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Daby was born on 26 Jan 1687 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Thomas Daby and Mary Brown); died on 6 Jan 1769 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts; was buried in Harvard Center Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a blacksmith, and one of the original petitioners for the town of Harvard in Worcester County.

    His gravestone reads:

    Here lies the Body
    of Mr John Daby
    who Departed this
    Life Jan'y 6th AD 1769
    Aged 80 years and
    11 months.

    Tis but a few whose Days amount
    To three score years and ten;
    And all beyond that short Account,
    Is Sorrow, Toil and Pain.

    Our Vitals with laborious Strife
    Bear up the crazy load.
    And drag those poor Remains of Life,
    Along the tiresome Road.

    Family/Spouse: Hannah Butterick. Hannah (daughter of John Butterick and Mary Blood) was born on 6 Jun 1685 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 17 Nov 1744 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts; was buried in Harvard Center Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Simon Daby was born on 27 Feb 1714 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 18 Dec 1802 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts; was buried in Harvard Center Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Daby was born about 1657; died on 13 Oct 1738 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Cemetery, Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Or Derby, or Darby. Many web sites call him a son of a John Derby or Darby of Salem. There is no proof that such a person even existed, much less that this Thomas Daby was his son. This Thomas Daby may have been a brother of Joseph Daby of Stow, who died there on 22 Feb 1734, age 80.

    A Narragansett soldier under Capt. Joseph Still in King Philip's War, 1676. Removed from Concord to Stow with his wife in 1684. Elected deacon of the Stow church in 1706.

    His gravestone in Holliston calls him "Deacon Thomas Daby, of Stow" and says that he died in his 82nd year.

    Thomas married Mary Brown. Mary (daughter of John Brown and Esther Makepeace) was born on 19 Dec 1662; died on 4 Jan 1727 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Brown was born on 19 Dec 1662 (daughter of John Brown and Esther Makepeace); died on 4 Jan 1727 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 4 Jan 1728, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Also called Marcy.

    Children:
    1. 1. John Daby was born on 26 Jan 1687 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 6 Jan 1769 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts; was buried in Harvard Center Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  John Brown died after 20 Nov 1697 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Called in some records a "Scotchman." Robert Charles Anderson has shown that he cannot have been a son of the John Brown who arrived in 1632 on the Lyon. His will mentions his son-in-law John Darley or Darby, also his son-in-law Meacham.

    John married Esther Makepeace on 24 Apr 1655 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Esther (daughter of Thomas Makepeace and Alice Brasier) was born about 1635. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  Esther Makepeace was born about 1635 (daughter of Thomas Makepeace and Alice Brasier).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1631

    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Brown was born on 19 Dec 1662; died on 4 Jan 1727 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. Deborah Brown was born on 20 Apr 1673 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 3 Dec 1721 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Thomas Makepeace was born before 22 Sep 1595 (son of William Makepeace and Mary); died between 30 Jun 1666 and 2 Mar 1667 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 22 Sep 1595, All Saints, Burton Dassett, Warwickshire, England
    • Alternate death: Aft 30 Jun 1666
    • Alternate death: Between Jan 1667 and Feb 1667, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Emigrated in 1635; first at Dorchester, then Boston by 1648 or 1649. He was a merchant. His will mentions his daughter "Hester, ye wife of Jno Browne".

    He appears to have had some social standing in Burton Dassett, where he is recorded more than once as "gentleman." In Massachusetts he was called "Mr. Makepeace," and he is frequently seen in New England records in conjunction with persons of known aristocratic ancestry such as Richard Saltonstall. George Wyllys, who became governor of Connecticut (and whose son Samuel married a daughter of proven royal descendant Mabel Harlakenden) was a friend in both Warwickshire and in New England.

    He was admitted to the "Military Company of the Massachusetts" in 1638, at about the same time as he was being prodded by the local religious authorities to bring himself into stricter compliance with the ruling ideology. From History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, Now Called the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888, volume 1, page 71 (citation details below): "He was a man of prominence, and had the prefix 'Mr.'; but these did not prevent his being brought before the court (1638) perhaps at the instigation of the clergy. That body labored and decided, 'Mr. Thomas Makepeace, because of his novel disposition, was informed, we were weary of him, unless he reforme.'" According to The Ancestry of Russell Makepeace (citation details below), the General Court's problem with Thomas Makepeace wasn't that he wasn't a Puritan, but rather that he wasn't sufficiently devoted to core principles of the Bay Colony's version of Puritanism. Makepeace's roots were in the Puritanism of south Warwickshire, with its emphasis on professions of faith and spiritual growth, relative tolerance for dissent within the body of believers, and less interest in posing a direct challenge to the Church of England and to episcopacy. Presumably Thomas Makepeace made peace with the colony's leadership, as he went on to a long and successful career in Dorchester and Boston over the next quarter-century.

    The History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts further notes that "He was an early friend of free schools, and was one of those citizens of Dorchester who agreed to a direct tax for the support of a free school in that town. In 1641, he was one of the patentees of Dover, N.H., and signed the petition to come under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. In 1654, he was in the Narraganset expedition against the Indians. At this time he was about sixty-two years of age."

    Thomas married Alice Brasier on 10 Oct 1620 in Alkerton, Oxfordshire, England. Alice died before 1641 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 15.  Alice Brasier died before 1641 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 7. Esther Makepeace was born about 1635.
    2. Sarah Makepeace was born about 1638; died before 16 May 1666; was buried on 16 May 1666 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.