38, 1642, 1643; Deputy or Representative, 1636, 1642-1645, five years, and Speaker of the House in 1645.
While a member of the House he was frequently placed on important committees, especially in relation to military affairs.
In 1645 he was elected one of the Reserve Commissioners of the United Colonies.
He was appointed in 1637 Captain of the first train-band in Camb.; became a member of the Artillery Co. in 1638, and its Captain in 1643; and when a similar company was incorporated in Middlesex, 14 May 1645, he was placed at the head of it. He was one of the Commissioners and Commander-in-chief of the expedition sent to Rhode Island, in 1643, to apprehend Samuel Gorton and his company.
He returned to England about the end of 1645, became a Colonel in Cromwell's army, and was reported to be slain in the wars in Ireland, in the year 1652.
（Mid. Court Files.) By his w. Alice he had, in Camb., Elizabeth, b. 27 Mar. 1640, d. July 1640; Thomas, b. 19 June 1642, d. 16 July 1642; Eliza
small lot on the same street near the Common.
He m. Hannah, prob.
wid. of John Cooper (pub.
30 Sept. 1738), but there is no record of children.
He d. 28 Mar. 1767, devising his estate to his w. Hannah.
Crosby, Thomas (otherwise written Crosbee and Crosbie), styled senior, 1640, was early in Camb.
No record of family.
He resided on the westerly side of Ash Street, which estate he sold partly to Edmund Frost, 1649, and partly to Richard Eccles, 1651; at both which dates he resided in Rowley.
2. Simon, perhaps brother to Thomas (1), embarked for New England in the Susan and Ellen 18 Ap. 1634, then a. 26, with w. Ann, a. 25, and son Thomas, a. 8 weeks. (Coll.
Mass. Hist. Soc., XXVIII., 26.) His children b. in Camb.
were Simon, b. Aug. 1637; Joseph, b.--Feb. 1638-9.
Simon the f. was Selectman, 1636, 1638.
He resided at the corner of Brattle Street and Brattle Square, nearly where the old Brattle house stands.
He d.—Sept. 1639, a. 31; his w. Ann m. Rev. William Tompson of B
owned a house and land, 1642, on the south side of the river (now Newton). No record of children; but a William Jr. appears on record, 1666.
In 1672, William Clemance, Sen., sold all his real estate in Camb.
and Billerica to Daniel Hudson of Lancaster, and said Hudson agreed to maintain him and his wife.
Martha, probably w. of William, Sen., d. 4 Jan. 1659, and William m. Ann Taylor 3 Ap. 1660.
Colby, Anthony (otherwise written Coleby, Colebie, Coldby, Couldby, Couldbey), in 1635, owned . 1667-8, d. 3 June 1684; Elizabeth, b. 11 Feb. 1669-70, d. 2 Feb. 1687-8; Joseph, b. 16 Sept. 1671; Haynes, b. 1 Feb. 1677-8, resided in Camb., Woburn, and Concord, and was living in 1724; Alice, b——(elder than Haynes), m. Rev. John Whiting of Lancaster about 1693; he was killed by the Indians 11 Sept. 1697, and she m. Rev. Timothy Stevens of Glastonbury, Conn, 19 May 1701; her dau. Alice d. here 19 Oct. 1697.
a. 2 years 10 mo., and Eunice, d. 4 Nov. 1697, a. 1 year.
Joseph the f. resided on
he d. 19 Feb. 1671-2.
His w. was Catherine, dau. of Robert Eyre, Esq., of Wiltshire, England, and d. in Camb.
24 Jan. 1667-8.
Their children (all born before the parents removed to Camb.), were Isaac, b. 23 Aug. 1632, grad.
H. C. 1651, went to England, preached until the reign of Charles II., when he was ejected, and afterwards resided in London, until his death, 28 Feb. 1711-12; Ichabod, b. 1635, grad.
H. C. 1651, went to England, preached, and afterwards practised medicine, and d. at Bristol 25 July 1691; Barnabas, grad.
H. C. 1657; Nathaniel, grad.
H. C. 1661, minister of Hatfield, d. 4 Nov. 1685; Elnathan, grad.
H. C. 1661, physician in Boston, d. 1684; Israel, grad.
H. C. 1661, minister of Stamford, Conn., d. 14 Mar. 1702-3.
Besides these, were two daughters, Sarah, m. Rev. Gershom Bulkeley, and Hannah.
Cheever, Daniel (otherwise written Cheevers, and Cheavers), by w. Esther, had Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1645-6, d. young; Lydia, b. 26 Nov. 1647; James, b. abt.