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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Anthony Annable

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: Anthony Annable was born in England about 1595.

    Death: He died in Barnstable between April 23 and June 4, 1684.

    Ship:  Anne or Little James, 1623

    English background:  Anthony Annable probably came from the area of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, as he married there in 1619.

    Life in New England:  Anthony, his wife, Jane, and daughter, Sarah, arrived in Plymouth in the summer of 1623. Jane may well have been pregnant at this time, as they received four acres for planting corn by the following spring, indicating a household of four.Anthony served in a variety of minor offices, beinga deputy in various years, and serving as a member of different committees and juries. He and his wife joined the church in Scituate at its forming on January 8, 1634/5, and may have been members of the church in Plymouth.They moved with many others of the Scituate congregation to Barnstable in October 1639.

    Family:  Anthony Annable and Jane Moumford married in All Saints,Cambridge on April 26, 1619.They had five children. She died in Barnstable, and was buried in the “Calves pasture” on December 13, 1643. He married (2) Ann Elcock or Clark in Barnstable on March 3, 1644/5, and had three children. He died in Barnstable in 1674. She died after October 30, 1678.

    Children of Anthony and Jane Annable:

    • Sarah was born about 1620 in England. She married Henry Ewell in Greens-harbour (Marshfield) on the 22 or 23 of November, 1638 and had nine children.
    • Hannah was born in Plymouth, probably sometime in the fall to spring of 1623/4. She married Thomas Bourman/Burman about 1645 and had seven children.
    • Susanna was born about 1630. She married William Hatch in Scituate on May 13, 1652, and had three children.
    • A daughter was born “before her time” and was buried in Scituate April 8, 1635.
    • Deborah was baptized in Scituate on May 7, 1637.There is no further record.

    Children of Anthony and Ann Annable:

    • Samuel was born in Barnstable about January 22, 1645/6. He married Mehitable Allyn in Barnstable on June 1, 1667, and had four children. He died in 1678.
    • Esek/Ezekel was baptized in Barnstable on April 29, 1649. There is no further record.
    • Desire was born in Barnstable in October 1653. She married John Barker in Barnstable on January 18, 1676/7, and had four children. She died in Scituate on July 24, 1706.
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