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BAGLEY, Constable Orlando

BAGLEY, Constable Orlando

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  • Name BAGLEY, Orlando 
    Prefix Constable 
    Born 10 Jan 1622  Amesbury, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 May 1663  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 May 1663  Golgotha Burial Ground, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 23 May 1913  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _TAG Reviewed on FS 
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    Person ID I51227  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr., Lucy Mack
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2020 

    Father BAGLEY, John A. ,   b. Abt 1600, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1703, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 103 years) 
    Mother WARREN, Mary ,   b. 1600, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1662  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1628  Worchester, Worchester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F22026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family COLBY, Sarah ,   b. 6 Mar 1634, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1663, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1653  Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. BAGLEY, John II ,   b. 31 Aug 1655, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1758, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years)
     2. BAGLEY, Orlando II ,   b. 18 Feb 1658, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1727, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. BAGLEY, Sarah ,   b. 14 Jan 1659, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1661, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. BAGLEY, Mary ,   b. 14 Jan 1659, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1659  (Age 0 years)
     5. BAGLEY, Mary ,   b. 5 Jan 1661, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1700  (Age 38 years)
     6. BAGLEY, Samuel ,   b. 5 Jan 1661, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1734, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +7. BAGLEY, Sarah ,   b. 2 Mar 1663, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 May 1733, Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F22025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Memorial to First Settlers - Amesbury, MA
    As a young man
    The memorial at Golgotha burial grounds. Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
    The memorial at Golgotha burial grounds. Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts

  • Notes 
    • Ref: John Mack of Kent, England. Paul R. Swan [email protected] Ref: Some Descendants of Orlando Bagley of Amesbury, Massachusetts by Martha (Bagley) Anderson and Norton Russell Bagley. US/929.273 B1472 1989 Vol. 1 1. Orlando Bagley 1, b. about 1624, living 1662, but supposedly dead son thereafter; married 6 May 1653, Sarah Colby, who died 18 May 1663, Boston MA, supposedly after the birth of a child. (Boston MA) Orlando came from England, probably from Ipswich, but just at what date is not known, he lived in Boston from 1658 to 1663 (Essex Antiquarian) and was subsequently of Salisbury, MA, probably of that part now called Amesbury as his name if on the official "Macey-Book" of that town, but not on the official records nor any lot of land grants in the town of Salisbury, now Amesbury, MA. No Bagley is named on any deeds or probate records prior to 1677. However, Orlando Bagley's name is on a paper dated Mar 19, 1654, on a list of inhabitants and commoners here in the new town Salisbury, MA. His name is not listed on a similar petition. Indeed it is difficult to prove that the first Orlando ever listed in Amesbury at all, but it is known that he lived in Boston where he probably 1663. When the new town, Amesbury. MA. 1666. Orlando was probably dead and reference after that date refers to his son, Orlando. When Merritt in his history Amesbury, Massachusetts, mentions Orlando Bagley's name under the list of thirty-six voters at the incorporation of Amesbury, he evidently included all who had been voters from 1655 to 1666. Evidently Orlando was a man of some standing since he married Sarah Colby, daughter of Anthony Colby and Susanna (Haddon). Anthony, the first Colby to come to New England, was in Boston as early as 1630, as he is listed as a member of the church at that time. He was the son of Thomas and Beatrice (Felton) Colby of Playford, England, and was probably of Roos Hall, Beccles, Suffolk Co., and hence, through the female line, a descendant of six signers of the Magna Carta. He came to Massachusetts, probably in the company of Governor Winthrop, since he is called "Planter" and was of Boston, thence of Cambridge, where he built the first house, then was one of the founders of Amesbury, where his house was built in 1647. He d. Feb 11, 1660 (Sales MA R). His wife, Susanna, d. July 8, 1689, under the name of Whitridge, having married William Whitridge, in 1663-64 (Salisbury, MA). Some sources believe Anthony Colby's wife was Susanna Sargent, daughter of William, but we think the above correct. The condition of the estate of Anthony Colby of Salisbury, late deceased, made by Tho. Bradbury and Robert Pike, (Apr 9, 1661) by order of the county court held at Salisbury "To ye widow for hir(sic) part and the two youngest children: to ye Sarah, ye wife of Orlando Bagley: one cowe & one 3 years old steere, 8 pounds; a young hourse, 10 pounds, another cowe, 4 pounds, 10 shillings: ore payed by Isaac Colby to Orlando Bagley for ye which the estate was debtor 5 pounds 19 shillings, 8 ds." Petition of Thomas Challis, Orlando Bagley, Ephraim Weed and Ebenezer Blasidell for some part of the estate of their grandfather Anthony Colby formerly of Salisbury left in the hands of their grandmother Susanna widow of Anthony, administratrix of his estate, after Susanna Whitreg, deceased; the Court ordered the division of the estate 9 Apr 1661, and it was allowed 14:2m Ref: Essex Co. MA Probate A LASTING LEGACY THE BAGLEY FAMILY HISTORY SINCE 1628 by Martha Bagley Halverson Heritage Associates, Inc. Microfilm 6005848 At a town meeting, held March 19, 1654, eighteen "commoners" became the original proprietors of Amesbury. The first man listed was Anthony Colby. Further down the list we find the first mention of Orlando Bagley. He was 26 years old at the time and had already married Sarah Colby who was 18, in Salisbury on March 6, 1653. Orlando and Sarah were probably living with the Colbys at the time because Orlando was not yet listed as a permanent resident of Amesbury. The conditions in Amesbury were quite primitive. There is mention of wolves being "very plentiful and troublesome. The general court ordered the constables to pay the Indians three quarts of wine and a bushel of corn per head for all the wolves they killed." There were few paths through the dense forests. For many years the most convenient way of getting to Boston and other coastal settlements was by the oceans and rivers. Ox carts were another means of travel. Most people dignitary and commoner alike, had to walk. It took four days to travel the comparatively short distance from Amesbury to Boston. When Orlando and his wife set up a household in Amesbury, it was most likely an "English wigwam". The town clerk, Edward Johnson, writing in 1652 relates that settlers "burrow themselves in the Earth for their first shelter under some Hillside, casting the Earth aloft up on Timber: they make a smoaky fire against the Earth at the highest side, and thus these poore servants of Christ provide shelter for themselves, their Wives and little ones. A door was in a frame with wooden hinges the floor would be covered with rushes or straw. The roof was thatched with river sedge. There was much sickness, malaria and fever, which was attributed to the breaking up of virgin soil. The Indians had discovered that "the inner bark of spruce and slippery elm trees mixed with the first birch sprouts" could be used as medicine. This was a time when people sent for a barber to "bleed" a patient and most medicinal concoctions were based on superstitions. Warming pans for clammy feet and steaming cloths for a chest cold were common sense approaches to the many health challenges Sarah and Orlando faced. At the age of twenty, Sarah bore her first child, John. He died when he was only two years old. On February 18, 1657 their second son, Orlando, was born. His birth was recorded in Boston. Orlando Jr., became a commissioned officer later in his life, an "Ensign" in Lt. Caleb Moody's company in 1708 and is referred to in documents as Ensign Orlando Bagley, thereby, he is distinguishable from his father and later his own son, Orlando III. An interesting connection can be made with this family. Ensign Orlando was one of six children. His youngest sister, Sarah, was born in 1653 in Inverness, Scotland and came to Salisbury, Massachusetts in about 1670. He dropped his name, retaining the prefix only, so he could avoid religious persecution. John and Sarah Mack moved to Concord, Maine and had seen children They later moved to Lyme, Connecticut in 1686. They are maternal great grandparents of Lucy Mack Smith, the mother of Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sarah's father, Anthony Colby, died at age 56 on February 11, 1661. The "Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts" describe the division of his estate: "To ye widdow for hir part: Ye dwelling house, barne and fourteen acres of upland Ye Ferie Meadow, Ye household goods, a yoake of Oxen, three Cows, seven Swine, sheep, Corne, the boggie meadow To Sarah, Ye wife of Orlando Bagly: one Cowe and one three yeere old steere, a young horse, another Cowe." The Salisbury Town Records tell us something significant about the Puritan use of the word "ye": "The article 'ye' is really 'the and should be so pronounced. The 'y' in the word represents the Anglo-Saxon character which was equivalent to the English 'th.' for 'th' in writing the article 'the' and some other similar words." Sarah Colby Bagley died in childbirth May 18, 1663 in Boston at the age of 28 years. It is recorded that her husband Orlando died the same day at the age of 35. There are no details of his death but he was buried in Amesbury. Bagley reprinted (with Coat of Arms) #2005178: (unable to copy) All genealogy has been recorded in this Database.

      SURNAME: Also shown as Alice

      Born 1624; living in 1662 but supposedly died thereafter, married Sarah Colby, March 6, 1653, Daughter of Anthony Colby and Susanna Huddon. Sarah died May 18, 1663 in Boston after childbirth.

      Orlando came from England and was living in Boston from 1658-1663 and was subsequently of Salisbury (name on paper dated March 19, 1654 on list of inhabitants and commoners here in the new town).

      Orlando became a man of standing through marrying Sarah Colby. Sarah's father Anthony was the first Colby to go to New England. He (Anthony) was the son of Thomas and Beatrice (Felton) Colby of Playford, England and was of Roos Hall, Beccles, County of Suffolk, and hence through the female line, a descendent of six signers of the Magna Carta. Anthony came to Massachusetts, probably in the company of Governor Winthrop, since he was called the "Planter" and was of Boston, thence Cambridge, where be built he first house and then was one of the founders of Amesbury, Mass.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, downloaded 4 Jun 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, downloaded 9 Nov 2009 (Reliability: 3).