Ramage Family History

Anthony Brian Needham

Male 1628 - 1705  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Anthony Brian Needham 
    Born Dec 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 1705  Salem, Essex Cy, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4433  Ramage | Young Lines
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2011 

    Father Anthony Needham,   b. 1602, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1647, Youlgreave, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Jane More,   d. 1657 
    Family ID F1573  Group Sheet

    Family Anne Potter,   b. Abt 1632, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1695, Salem, Essex Cy, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1655  Salem, Essex, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anthony Needham,   b. 11 Apr 1663, Salem, Essex Cy, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1757, Salem, Essex Cy, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1570  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • There is no proof of the birthplace of Anthony Brian Needham. His parents lived in Winster, Derbyshire, England when his father passed away in 1647. He was 19 at that time. He left England about 5 years later at about the age of 24.

      Anthony Needham was the first immigrant ancestor of the American branch of the Needham family. He was among the number of municipal officers organized under an act of incorporation by the people of the town, and he was also lieutenant in the troop of horse raised by the Salem authorities. He was in religion a Quaker Puritan, and when in England, he took with his family, according to tradition, an active part in the reformation work under Cromwell.

      He lived to be 84 years old, and his wife, Ann who was younger, lived to be nearly as old. She was living in 1695. They were buried in the Needham family cemetery, near the homestead. Simple field stones marked the two graves. Miss Needham says, "The exact date of the death of these pioneers is not known, but there is every reason to believe that their ashes, and those of their children, rest in the sunny burying ground in the southwest corner of the homestead farm."