WILLIAM HARTLEY. In 1623 William Jeffrey of Chittingly, Manor, Suffolk
county, England, "son of Audery," came to America in the ship Ann, landing
in Virginia. There were five members of this family, according to the best
authority, probably all brothers, as Audery, the father, does not appear
among the list.
the arrival of Endicott,' says Governor Winthrop in his history, " in our
colony William Jeffrey, a planter, came to Weymouth,' and later acquired
that portion of Massachusetts now known as Ipswich and Manchester-by-the-Sea.
locality was for many years known as "Jeffrey's Neck." About 1629 William
Jeffrey of Chittingly, Eng., and commonly referred to in early New England
history as "William of Weymouth," located on the north side of Agamenticus
mountain in York county, Maine, and it is claimed by some historians that
this dates the first permanent settlement in the Pine Tree State.
married Mary Gould, sister of John and Daniel Gould, of Newport, Rhode
Island. They had six children: Mary, who was born at Weymouth, January
20, 1642, and married John Green of Newport; Sarah, who married Barzilla
Barker of Rowley, Massachusetts; Susannah, Priscilla, John, and Thomas.
Jeffrey left Maine in 1671, and went to live with his daughter, Mary Green,
at Newport, where he died January 2, 1675, aged eighty-four years.
Jeffrey, subject of this sketch, is of the eighth generation from "William
of Weymouth." He was born in Kennebunkport, Maine, April 8, 1867, son of
Eleazer and Lydia Jane (Clough) Jeffrey.
Jeffrey received his education in the public schools of Biddeford, Maine,
and read law with the well-known law firm of Hamilton & Cleaves of
that city. He served two terms as tax assessor of Ward three in that city.
12, 1891, he married Nellie Amelia Jenkins of Kirby, Vermont, daughter
of Milo and Ellen A. (Ethridge) Jenkins, by whom he has had three children,
Marion Betsey, Milo Eleazer, who died in infancy, and J. Milo.
Jeffrey has devoted a greater part of his time to travel, newspaper, magazine,
and bookwork and has published many souvenir and historic works of value.
He located in Vermont in 1902.
Successful Vermonters, William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical
Publishing Company, 1904, page142-143.
by Tom Dunn, June 2006