Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameJohn SMEDLEY 896
Bapt Date20 Apr 1613
Bapt PlaceWilne, Derbyshire, England
Death Dateaft 1680
Immigr Dateby 1639
Freeman Date1644
Misc. Notes
According to Savage,897 John Smedley of Concord was made “freem. 1644, had John, and perhaps other ch. was rep. 1667 and 70, and senior selectman 1680.”

Shattuck’s Concord898 reports the following about the Smeadly family: “Two brothers came to Concord before 1639. Baptiste d. Aug. 16, 1675; his son Samuel m. Hannah Wheeler 1667, and was killed at Brookfield, Aug. 2, 1675. Mary, and James, who m. Mary Barrett 1671, were also his children. John S., brother to Baptiste, had a son born 1646, who m. Sarah _____, and d. Oct. 1675. This name has long since been extinct.”

Torrey899 lists a marriage between a John Smedley and an Ann _____ (d. 1697), with their first children being born in 1646. That is perhaps this couple.

John Smedley was one of the petitioners from Concord in 1645 who asked the General Court for a reduction in taxes on account of “the povertie and meannesse of the place we live in not answering the labour bestowed on it” and the departure of many of the residents to Connecticut with Rev. John Jones “so that maney houses in the Towne stand voyde of Inhabitants, and more are likely to be.”900

Map to be enetered from Wheeler’s Concord showing location of his house near the North Bridge.
ChildrenJohn (1646-1717)
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