Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Thomas CANBY

"Thomas Canby, the Elder of Thorne, Gent." born about the year 1590, whose will, dated Oct. 17, 1667, probated Mar 16, 1668, sealed with the coat-of-arms, noted on Warburton's map of Yorkshire, "a fessermine", mentions "eldest sonne Edward Canby," to whom devises thirty acres of land, lying near Wroote; "youngest sonne Benjamin Canby"; "sonne John Canby, to whom he devises his lease from Sir Thomas Abdy and others of 98 acres of land near Wroote, and 17 acres in West Moores; sonne Thomas Canby, daughter
Mary, wife of John Atkinson, and her son Thomas Atkinson (the latter
probably the Thomas Atkinson, of Sandwich, Yorkshire, who came to America in 1682, and was an eminent preacher among Friends in Bucks County, Pennsylvania); daughter Phebe, wife of Samuel Mackrith; daughter Anne, wife of James Stainton and daughter Hester, wife of Richard Starkey." His son, Edward was named sole executor. The will mentions the dwelling-house of the testator in Reedum Lane, called "Pinfold House, neare the Dutch Banke."
Thomas Canby (ca 1590-1667/8) was a gentleman of Thorne.
Ref: "Canby of Thorne Yorkshire"; Alfred R. Justice Collection, Geneological Data Co - Clark Gen Jn 5, p 13; Sup pages 1-9, collections of the Geneological Society of Pennsylvania, This article gives the parentage of Thomas (1) Canby as Edward & Jane Canby and names his grandfather, George Canby, of Eckington, church warden(?) with wife, Janet.
Benjamin Canby was a distiller at Liverpool & executed his will October 24, 1681, proved January 31, 1681/2, wherein he directed his body buried in the Friends' Burying place in Flintshire, Whilford Parish, according to the
discretion of the people of God called Quakers. To his son Thomas he left his land in the Parish of Thornes in the county of York and in the Parish of Roote in County Lancaster( His son to be tutored by his wife Jane (second wife) & if
not inclined to follow the calling of distillation, he could choose a more fitting one.--Canby of Thorne, Yorkshire"

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