Thomas West

I originally thought Thomas WEST (1630 – 1674) was Alex’s  10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.  However, I now think that Thomas’ one time granddaughter Dorothy COLBY was not the daughter of Anthony COLBY II, as I first thought, but instead was the daughter of his cousin Isaac COLBY and Martha PARRATT.

Immigrant Ancestor - West Coat of Arms

Immigrant Ancestor – West Coat of Arms

Thomas West was born in 1630 in Suffolk, England. He married Mary [__?__]. Thomas died 16 Apr 1674 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

Another Thomas West was born 1629 in  England. He died 23 Dec 1720 in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts.  Thomas married Phebe Waters on 11 Oct 1658 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.  Phebe Waters was born in 1634 in Salem, Essex, Mass. She died 16 Apr 1672 in Salem, Essex, Mass.

A third Thomas West was born in 1630 in Bradford, Massachusetts.  He died  23 Dec 1720 in Bradford, Essex, Mass.  He married Mary Tenney 14 Aug 1674 in Salem, Mass.  Mary Tenney was born 24 Sep 1646 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.  Mary died 12 May 1731 in Bradford, Essex, Mass.

Children of  Thomas and Mary:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Elizabeth WEST 1660 in Amesbury, Essex, Mass. Anthony COLBY II
1678 in Massachusetts.
25 Jun 1738 in Haverhill, Mass.
2. Joseph West 7 May 1688
3. John West 1690

Anthony’s cousin Anthony Colby may have married a different Elizabeth West

This  Anthony was born 24 Jan 1669 in Rowley,Essex,Mass. and died in Of E. Haverhill,Essex,Massachusetts.  His parents were Isaac Colby (1640 – 1723) and Martha Parratt (1649 – 1730)   He first married Mary Curries (Courier) 23 Oct 1701 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.


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4 Responses to Thomas West

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  3. This West coat of arms is copyright of Please remove it, or at least add a link to our website and remove any advertising to outside companies, such as…. This amounts to you using my images to collect ad dollars for yourself. Please cease and desist. You have quite a huge number of my graphics on your site at

    Mike Kennaugh

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