Anthony of London, England, and Newport, RI
William Anthony [a] b abt 1485, Cologne, Germany.
Child of William Anthony was:
Francis Anthony [b] b abt 1520. He md Judith Roby abt 1546. She was b abt 1525.
Child of Francis Anthony and Judith Roby was:
Dr. Francis Anthony [c] b 16 Apr 1550, d 26 May 1623, prob London, Middlesex, England. He md Susan Howe abt 1580.
Children of Francis Anthony and Susan Howe were:
- Dr. John Anthony b 1585.
- Dr. Charles Anthony b abt 1588.
Dr. John Anthony [d] b 1585, of London, Middlesex, England, d 1655, prob London, Middlesex, England. The identity of his wife is undetermined.
Children of John Anthony were:
- John Anthony b 1607.
- Samuel Anthony b abt 1610, prob London, Middlesex, England.
John Anthony [e] b 1607, prob London, Middlesex, England, d Portsmouth, Newport, RI. He md Susanna Potter [f] abt 1638, prob Portsmouth, Newport, RI. She was b 1618/19, prob Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England.
Children of John Anthony and Susanna Potter were:
- John Anthony b 1642, prob Portsmouth, Newport, RI; md (1) Frances Wodell, and (2) Susanna Albro.
- Susanna Anthony b abt 1644.
- Elizabeth Anthony b abt 1646, prob Portsmouth, Newport, RI; md James Greene.
- Joseph Anthony b abt 1648, prob Portsmouth, Newport, RI; md Mary Wait.
- Abraham Anthony b abt 1650, prob Portsmouth, Newport, RI; md Alice Wodell.
Susanna Anthony b abt 1644, Portsmouth, Newport, RI, d aft 1716. She md John Tripp 7 Sep 1665, Portsmouth, Newport, RI, son of John Tripp and Mary Paine.
a. William Anthony was the chief graver of the mints during the reigns of King Edward VI, and Queens Elizabeth and Mary. The identity of his wife is not known.
b. He was a goldsmith by profession.
c. He became a celebrated Doctor of Physic in London, England. With wife, Susan Howe, had two known sons, Charles and John, both of whom were also physicians.
d. Educated at Pembroke College.
e. He arrived on the barque Hercules 16 Apr 1634. The first mention of him in records was on 14 Jul 1640, when he was admitted a freeman of Portsmouth, R.I., and on 25 May 1655, he was granted by the General Court as one of two persons authorized by law to keep houses of entertainment. In 1642, he sold 50 acres in three tracts in Newport, R.I. to Richard
Tew. He also served as a deputy and commissioner. He was aged 68 at his death.
f. She is believed to have been the sister of immigrant Nathaniel Potter.
GL: Genealogy of the Anthony Family, by Charles Anthony, 1904, pp 17-24.
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