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In memory of John Huntley (1), my Paternal 10th Great-Grandfather on the HOLLENBECK branch.


  • John Huntley, immigrant of Boston & Roxbury, Massachusetts and Lyme, Connecticut, 1647-1977, and some of his descendants, by Virgil W. Huntley, 1978.
  • Your Ancestors Magazine Vol. 1-10 [Link]
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John Huntley (1)

Immigrant Ancestor

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British Isles


1653 or earlier





1676 Nov 16

Lyme, New London, Connecticut

Connecticut (probably)

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John Huntley, immigrant ancestor, was born between 1622 and 1626, probably in the British Isles. The earliest record of my branch of the Huntley family in America was one written in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, on July 12, 1647. John Huntley signed as a witness for Power of Attorney for Thomas Bayes. He did the same for Thomas Foster the following year.
Another record, dated May 1, 1648, shows John Huntley shipped a load of fish to Barbados in the ship "Welcome", sailed by John Allen. Some speculate that this may indicate he was related to William Huntley, who lived in St. Philip's Parish in Barbados and died there in 1679. Barbados had been claimed by the English in 1605.
John's first wife appears to have been named Sarah. Her name was found on a petition signed in 1649. Another record shows a Sarah Huntley died of small pox about 1650. Sometime soon after, he left the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston and a 1650 deposition given by Richard Smith states that John Huntley was "at the Iron Works in Salem". [Ipswich Quarterly Records]
John appears to have married second to a woman by the name of Jane about 1651. By 1657, he was living in Lyme, New London, Connecticut. Jane appears to have been the mother of John's known children, born between 1652 and 1673. 

John died on November 16, 1676, in Lyme. Much research in an attempt to identify his parents and birthplace is included in the book dedicated to John and his descendants, "John Huntley, immigrant of Boston & Roxbury, Massachusetts and Lyme, Connecticut, 1647-1977, and some of his descendants", by Virgil W. Huntley, 1978. The Huntley Coat of Arms, along with the information pertaining to John's life, is from this valuable source.


John Huntley (1) & were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Moses Huntley, born July 1, 1652, at Boston.

  2. Aaron Huntley, born April 15, 1654 at Boston.

  3. Elizabeth Huntley, born abt. 1657, baptized in Roxbury, Mass. on Oct. 27, 1657, married John Latham, Jr., and died in Groton, Connecticut, Dec. 26, 1741.

  4. Mary Huntley, born in Roxbury on Dec. 3, 1660, married John Smith, son of Richard & Joanna (Quarles) Smith.

  5. Sarah Huntley, born abt. 1669.

  6. Alice Huntley, born abt. 1673, married (possibly) Beriah Dayton, and died on Long Island on Feb. 21, 1754.

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of John Huntley (1):

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