The original settlement point for Henry and Anna was Newbury. Two daughters married into families in adjoining towns, Elizabeth in Amesbury and Mary in Rowley.
Over hundred years later, in 1764, Newburyport was split out of Newbury. The author, Thomas S. Lunt, says that he descended from seven generations of Lunts who lived in Newburyport.
The eastern boundary of this area is Plum Island which is shared by Newbury, Rowley, and Ipswich. Captain John Smith was there in 1616.
The following is a list of web-accessible information about northern Essex County.
- Newbury, MA -- see earlier post.
- Amesbury -- split out of Salisbury in 1668. One Salisbury resident was a victim of the 1692 mischief, Susannah Martin (ancestors, descendants). A history of Amesbury is available via Google books.
- Rowley -- proud owner of 1/5 of Plum Island, this little town was founded by Rev. Ezekiel Rogers.
- Newburyport -- this town, carved out of Newbury, was populated by many offspring of Newbury families, such as Jacob Perkins, Francis Cabot Lowell, Adolphus Greely, and more.
05/09/2011 -- According to Henry's Will, his wife was Anna.
01/18/2011 -- 2/5ths of Plum Island is owned by Ipswich, MA which we'll look at, with its central Essex County mates, as many related families settled there.