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  • ID: I35465
  • Name: John Albro
  • Surname: Albro
  • Given Name: John
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1620 in ,, England
  • Death: Dec 1712 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • _UID: AB74355BD53FF543BD9E203D09F5537175E4
  • Note:
    ! (1) Dave Utzinger (http://wc.rootsweb.com, datebase michelotti, 22 Feb 2007). Cites: (a) NEM, p.597.
    (2) "The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England 1634-1635," by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn (Great Migration Study Project, NEHGS, Boston 1999) 1:15-20. Cites: (a) "Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations..., 1636-1692," ed. John Russell Bartlett (Providence, 1856-1865) 1:5, 78, 299, 428, 437; 2:19, 22, 146, 150, 222, 236, 301, 336, 386, 527, 534; 3:17, 24-25, 75, 121-123, 127. (b) "Newport Court Book A," by Jane Fletcher Fiske (mss) A:1, 6, 8, 24, 26-27, 55, 61, 74, 82, 87, 95, 100, 103, 105, 107-108, 112, 122, 126, 132, 134. (c) "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth" (Providence, 1901) p.5, 43-46, 53, 57, 59, 71-72, 76, 79, 81, 85, 89, 92-93, 97, 99-100, 104, 106-109, 111, 118, 124, 129, 131-132, 135-140, 142-144, 148, 151, 154, 161, 166, 170, 181, 183, 185-187, 190, 194, 197-200, 202, 204, 206-207, 209-214, 216-220, 222-231, 234-235, 237-238, 242, 250, 252, 255, 331-332. (d) Portsmouth Town Council Book 2:216-218. (e) "The Original Lists of Persons of Quality...," rd. John Camden Hotten (London 1874; rpt. Baltimore 1964) p.278. (f) "Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636-1850," by James N. Arnold (Providence 1891-1912) 4:Portsmouth:49, 7:84.

    ! Birth: (2e) Age 14 in 1634 [b. 1620]. (2f) Age 95 or 96 at death in 1712 [b. 1616/ or 1617].
    Marriage to Dorothy __: (1) Aft 1644. (2c) By about 1645. Widow of Nathaniel POTTER.
    Death: (2f) 1 or 17 Dec 1712. Portsmouth, RI. In his 96th year. Death recorded in Friends' Records.

    (2e) 1634, 30 Apr: John ALDBURGH aged 14 was enrolled at Ipswich as one of "those which did not take the Oath of Allegiance or Supremacy being under aged" shipped on the "Francis" bound for New England as a servant of William FREEBORN. (2) Settled in Boston, MA. Despite the 10 year gap between his presence on the passenger list and his first appearance in RI colony records, he is assumed to be the same man based on his connection to William FREEBORN, who also came to Portsmouth. This association with FREEBORN is also the reason for placing ALBRO in Boston for this first few years in New England.
    (2) By 1639: Removed to Portsmouth, RI.
    (2c) 1639: The town of Portsmouth granted him land on the condition that he build on it.
    (2a) 1644/5, 13 Mar: Elected sergeant at Portsmouth.
    (2a,b,c) 1649, 26 May: Served on jury, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1649, Jun: Portsmouth clerk of the weights and measures.
    (2c) 1649, 21 Nov: Was Sergeant in Thomas GORTON's place, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1649-1650: Viewer of cattle going to the island, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1650: Portsmouth clerk of the weights and measures.
    (2a,b,c) 1650, 16 Jul: Served on jury, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1651: Rate maker, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1651/2, 19 Jan: The town granted him 6 acres in the swamp in lieu of "what the town oweth the said John."
    (2c) 1653, 1 Apr: Was Lieutenant.
    (2a) 1655: In the Portsmouth section of Rhode Island list of freemen.
    (2c) 1656, Jun - 1684: Portsmouth Town councillor.
    (2c) 1656, 3 Jul: The town voted that "John ALBRO shall have his gun again and be acquitted of his rate for service done for the town."
    (2c) 1656, 24 Nov: Ralph EARL Sr. of Portsmouth sold to Daniell GREENELL of Portsmouth 30 acres in Portsmouth, which "was given & granted by the town of Portsmouth aforesaid unto Nathaniel POTTER deceased, & sold and conveyed by John ALBRO to James SANDS, & by Jeames SANDS the aforesaid land was sold to Samuell WILSON and by Samuel WILSON the said land was sold & conveyed unto William SHEARMAN, and by William SHEARMAN the said land was sold & conveyed unto Ralph EARLE of Portsmouth Senior." (2) This deed is apparently the only evidence for the claim that John ALBRO married the widow of Nathaniel POTTER.
    (2c) 1657-1678: Lot-layer and surveyor, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1657, 20 Nov: Lieut. John ALBRO had his grant of 32 acres laid out, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1660: Recorder of highways, Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1660, 22 May: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1660/1: Served on committee to run the Portsmouth line.
    (2c) 1661: Auditor and served on Coroner's jury, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1661, spring: After the death of Thomas CORNELL, the grass at Dyer's Island was granted to John ALBRO and William CORRY.
    (2a,c) 1661, 21 May: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1661/2, 24 Feb: Served on grand jury, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1661/2, 11 Mar: Served on grand jury, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1662: Rate maker, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1663, 13 Oct: Served on grand jury, Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1663/4, 1 Mar: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1666, 2 May: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1666, 4 Sep: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1666/7, 5 Jan: Lieut. John ALBRO presented a bill of debt about work done at the fort, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1667, 23 Apr: Served on committee to prevent destruction of common timber, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1668: Auditor, Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1668, 6 May: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1668, 29 Oct: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1669/70, 22 Mar: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1670, 4 May: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1670, 29 Jun: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2a,b) 1671, 16 May: Assistant.
    (2b) 1673, 8 Feb: Was one of the first men sent for upon the discovery of the burnt remains of Rebecca CORNELL in her Portsmouth home. [NOTE: See notes under Rebecca, wife of Thomas CORNELL, and her son Thomas.]
    (2c) 1674, Jun: Served on committee to determine the suitability of future freemen, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1675: Rate maker, Portsmouth.
    (2a,c) 1675, 4 May: Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1675, 12 Oct: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1675/6, 14 Jan: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2a) 1675/6, 13 Mar: Was Portsmouth commissioner to secure Indians.
    (2c) 1676, 21 Apr: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2a,b) 1677, 2 May: Assistant. (2b) Was Captain.
    (2a,b) 1678, 1 May: Assistant.
    (2c) 1678, 5 Aug: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2a) 1678, 28 Aug: Served on committee to go to Mrs. ARNOLD, widow to the deceased Governor ARNOLD, and from her demand and receive His Majesty's Charter of the Colony, and all other parchments and writings that were in the said deceased Governor's custody.
    (2c) 1678, 11 Oct: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2a) 1678, 8 Nov: Served on committee to go to Mrs. Ann CODDINGTON, widow to the late deceased Honored Governor, and of her demand and receive the Charter and all other writings that were in the late Governor;s custody.
    (2c) 1678, 31 Dec: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council. Served on committee to settle accounts with Newport.
    (2a,b) 1679, 7 May: Assistant.
    (2c) 1679, 2 Jun: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1679, 23 Jun: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2a) 1679, 2 Dec: The Rhode Island court ordered that "upon the presentation of Capt. John ALBRO, Assistant, for the sum of three pounds, twelve shillings, four pence, in or as money, by him disbursed, being arrested as an Assistant of this Colony, at the complaint of Mr. John SAFFIN, Boston, to the Court at Boston, 28th of October, 1679, this assembly do own the said demand."
    (2c) 1679/80, 14 Feb: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2a,b) 1680, 5 May: Assistant.
    (2c) 1680, 7 Jun: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1680, 30 Aug: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1680, 27 Dec: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council. Was Major. Served on committee to lease Hog Island.
    (2c) 1680/1, 14 Mar: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1681: Rate maker & Auditor, Portsmouth.
    (2a,b) 1681, 4 May: Assistant.
    (2c) 1681, 9 Jul: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1681/2, 6 Mar: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2a) 1682, 3 May: Was elected major for the colony.
    (2c) 1682/3, Feb: Served on committee to set site for water mill, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1683: Auditor, Portsmouth.
    (2a,b,c) 1683, 2 May: Assistant and Deputy to the General Court for Portsmouth. Served on committee to go to the late Honored Governor, Major Peleg SANFORD, and of him demand and receive the Charter and other papers, &c., in his custody.
    (2c) 1683, 4 Jun: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1683, 14 Aug: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1683/4, 4 Jan: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1683/4, 10 Mar: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2a,b) 1684, 7 May: Assistant.
    (2c) 1684, 2 Jun: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1684, 15 Aug: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1684, 12 Dec: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1684/5, 12 Jan: Served on committee to enlarge the town, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1684/5, 16 Mar: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2a,b) 1685, 6 May: Assistant.
    (2c) 1685, 1 Jun: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1685, 14 Aug: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1685, 30 Nov: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1685/6, 19 Mar: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1686, 2 Apr: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1686/7, 14 Jan: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1687: Councillor for Gov. ANDROS.
    (2c) 1687, 7 Apr: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2c) 1687, 12 Aug: Served on committee appointed to go to Boston to 'rightly inform his excellency concerning the affairs of Hof Island."
    (2c) 1690, 2 Jun: Served on committee to control the common lands, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1693-1694: Lot-layer and surveyor, Portsmouth.
    (2c) 1693, 20 Jun: Moderator, Portsmouth Town Council.
    (2d) 1710, 28 Dec: Major John ALBRO of the Town of Portsmouth made his will. He ordered that "there shall be a straight line beginning at a white thorn bush standing at the circuit corner so running upon a straight line to Henry BRIGHTMAN's fence where his and mine join together" and bequeathed to son John ALBRO "all my land lying on the southeastward side of said line. Gave to two grandsons Albro ANTHONY and John ANTHONY equally "all the remaining part of my land lying on the northwesterly side of the abovesaid line in Portsmouth containing by estimation 30 acres of land, with all the buildings, orchards, fencings, commons, liberties and privileges thereunto belonging. Gave to granddaughter Sarah ANTHONY daughter of my daughter Susanna ANTHONY L80, half at age 18 and half at age 25, or to her issue of she die before then, to be paid by Albro and John ANTHONY. "If my daughter Susanna should outlive her husband then she shall have equal privilege with her sons in the said house and land during her natural life." Gave to grandsons Albro ANTHONY and John ANTHONY moveables. Bequeathed "my great Bible" to his grandson John ANTHONY. Gave to granddaughter Sarah ANTHONY L80 and moveables. Gave to son John ALBRO moveables and to his children 40s. to be equally divided between them. Gave to son Samuel ALBRO 50s. Gave to my daughter Mary HICKS moveables. Gave to daughter Elisabeth CONGDON 50s and moveables. Gave to daughter Susanna ANTHONY moveables. Gave to granddaughter Dorothy BENTLEY daughter of my son Samuel 16s. "And as for what right I have in Misquamacuk Purchase I give equally between my two sons John ALBRO and Samuel ALBRO." Gave to daughter Susanna ANTHONY the residue of the moveables. Loving son-in-law John ANTHONY and loving daughter Susanna ANTHONY executor and executrix. Loving friends William SANFORD and Giles SLOCUM both of Portsmouth to be overseers.
    (2) His death was recorded in Quaker records.
    (2d) 1712/3, 12 Jan: His will was proved.
    (2d) 1712/3, 15 Jan: John ALBRO of Portsmouth gave a receipt to John ANTHONY of Portsmouth, executor, and "his wife my sister" Susanna ANTHONY, executrix, for the moveables received under his father's will.
    (2d) 1712/3, 24 Jan: Mary HICKS of Plymouth, widow, gave a receipt to her brother-in-law John ANTHONY of Portsmouth and "his wife my sister" Susanna ANTHONY for her legacies under her father's will.
    (2d) 1713, 7 Apr: Samuel ALBRO of Kingstown, yeoman, gave a receipt to his brother-in-law John ANTHONY and his wife Susanna ANTHONY "my sister" for the bequest to him of 50s., and also one legacy of 16s. which was given "unto my daughter Dorothy BETLEY by my father John ALBRO."
    (2d) 1713, 13 Apr: John ALBRO of Portsmouth gave a receipt to John ANTHONY of Portsmouth and his wife "my sister" Susanna ANTHONY for the legacy of 40s. his father John ALBRO gave "unto my children ... several of them not being of age according to law."
    (2d) 1714, 15 Jun: Elisabeth CONDUN of Kingstown gave a receipt to her brother-in-law John ANTHONY of Portsmouth and his wife "my sister" Susanna ANTHONY for the legacies under her father's will.
    (2d) 1719, 23 Dec: Sarah ANTHONY of Portsmouth, a singlewoman, gave receipts to "my brother" Albro ANTHONY of Portsmouth and to "my brother" John ANTHONY of Portsmouth for the legacy under her grandfather's will.
  • Change Date: 27 Feb 2007 at 00:00:00



    Marriage 1 Dorothy
    • Married: ABT 1644/1645
    Children
    1. Has Children Samuel Albro b: ABT 1645 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Albro b: ABT 1650 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
    3. Has Children Mary Albro b: ABT 1653 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
    4. Has Children John Albro b: ABT 1651/1655 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
    5. Has Children Susanna Albro b: in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
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