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Anthony FISHER

Male 1591 - 1671  (79 years)


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  • Name Anthony FISHER 
    Born 23 Apr 1591  Syleham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Apr 1671  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: “Old Dorchester” appearing in the NEGHS Register, v. 5, 1851, p. 399:
      “FISHER, ANTHONY, Sen. freem. May, 1645; m. Isabel, wid. of Edward Breck, 14:9:1663, he d. intestate, 18th April 1671, in the 80th year of his age; she d. 22:4:1673. Ensign Daniel Fisher son of ANTHONY; also Nathaniel, Cornelius, and Joanna. On 5:3:1662, the town allowed ANTHONY FISHER £4 “for killing vs six wolues.” His residence was “in Mrs. Stoughton’s farms within the bounds of Dorchester, but yet distant about seuen or eight miles from Dorchester meetinghouse, being neere adjacent to the towne of Dedham.”--The Fisher family were heirs to the estate of elder John Wiswal, or of certain lands laid out to him “beyond the Blue Hills near Dedham, now [1737] in Stoughton.” The heirs were John Fisher, Joshua Fisher, Daniel Fisher and his wf. Esther; Jeremiah Dean and Mary his wife.”

      From: “Abstracts of Early Suffolk Wills” appearing in the NEGHS Register, v. 48,1894, p. 459:
      “No. 529--ANTHONY FISHER, late of Dorchester deceased. Inventory 7 Apr 1670, by Joane Fisher, apprized by Peter Woodward and John Gay.
      Josiah Fisher’s bond as administrator on estate of his father, Anthony Fisher late of Dedham, farmer, unadministered by Joane Fisher, late of Dedham, widow, deceased.
      James Fales and Joseph Ellis sureties. 10 Jun, 1723. Vo. vii. p. 50. (See Dedham Historical Register, Vol. 3, p. 191).

      “ANTHONY FISHER...was baptized 23 April 1591 at Syleham. “Mr. Anthony Fisher Departed out of this Life in the 80th year of his age (April 18) 1671” at Dorchester, Massachusetts. He married first, about 1615, ALICE _____, who joined the Dedham Church 27 March 1642, listed as “___ Fisher ye wife of Anthony Fisher,” and died 12 January 1662/3. Anthony married second, at Dorchester, 14 November 1663, ISABEL (---) (RIGBY) BRECK, widow of both John Rigby and Edward Breck, both of Dorchester. Isabel died at Dorchester 22 June 1673.
      Anthony Fisher was at Syleham until at least 1623. In Denton, Norfolk, about six miles from Syleham, in 1626 and 1629, the baptisms of two children of Anthony and Alice were recorded. In March 1636, according to the will of his brother John, he was still living in Denton.
      Anthony arrived in New England probably in 1637 The first record of him in the colonies is 18 July 1637, when “Mr. John Allen wth diurse others being p’pownded to sit downe wth vs onely in the same condicon. they are accepted soe to doe...” The names of the “diverse others,” including Anthony Fisher, appear in a list two paragraphs farther on that names twelve heads of families admitted to Dedham on the same date. These twelve produced “crtifficates from ye magestrates” showing that they had subscribed to the covenants of the town. Anthony Fisher was active in Dedham town activities, and then eventually moved to Dorchester, Massachusetts, where he continued public service.”«s84» [1]
    Person ID I6411  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 

    Father Anthony FISHER,   b. 1 Feb 1558/9, Stradbroke, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1640, Syleham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary or Marie FISKE,   b. St. James, South Elmham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Oct 1586  Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice ?,   d. 12 Jan 1662/3 
    Married Abt 1615 
    Children 
     1. John FISHER,   b. 16 Jun 1616, Syleham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1637, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     2. Daniel FISHER,   b. 4 Jun 1618, Syleham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1683, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Lydia FISHER,   b. 27 Jan 1621/2, Syleham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1690/1, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Leah FISHER,   b. 27 Jan 1621/2, Syleham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anthony FISHER,   b. 7 Aug 1623, Syleham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1669/70, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     6. Nathaniel FISHER,   b. 22 Oct 1626, Denton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1676, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +7. Cornelius FISHER,   b. 16 Aug 1629, Denton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1699, Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F2405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabel ?,   d. 22 Jun 1673, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F4195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1591 - Syleham, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Apr 1671 - Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S84] English Ancestry of New England Settlers Joshua and Anthony Fisher, Hyde, Myrtle Stevens and Plummer, John.