Sarah Upham

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Sarah Upham, daughter of Richard Upham and Maria (…), was born at Bicton, Devonshire, England, about 1609.1 She died after 3 October 1665.2

Sarah married Richard Ormsby, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), about 1641.2,1,3

She, along with her older sister and brother John and his family, were enrolled to emmigrate, 20 March 1635/6 at Weymouth, Dorset. By deduction, Anderson concludes they were aboard the Marygould, Edward Cuttance, master.1,4,5

In her will, dated 6 April 1668 and proved 2 June 1669, her sister Joan Martin mentions:
loving knsman, John Ormsby to have the bulk of her estate and be executor;
"cousins" Grace Ormsby, Thomas Ormsby, and Jacob Ormsby;
sister Smith.

It is uncertain who is "sister Smith." Hodge suggests it could be Sarah with a second husband.6


Richard Ormsby b. abt. 1602, d. 30 Jun 1664
  • John Ormsby7 b. abt. 1641, d. 10 Mar 1717/18
  • Thomas Ormsby+7 b. 11 Jul 1645, d. 27 Sep 1716
  • Jacob Ormsby7 b. 6 Mar 1647
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  1. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635, 7 volumes (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 7:158, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  2. [S2514] Harriet Woodbury Hodge, "The Martins of Swansea and the Martins of Rehoboth," The Mayflower Quarterly 49 (Nov 1983): 170–179, at 172, further cited as Hodge, "Martins of Swansea and Rehoboth."
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 2:1114, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S1911] Robert Charles Anderson, "Passenger Ships of 1635 – Part II", Great Migration Newsletter: Volumes 1—25 (1990—2016), [Boston]: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017), 205; originally published: Great Migration Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr–Jun 1998), 9 , further cited as Anderson, Great Migration Newsletter: Vols 1—25.
  5. [S2515] Peter Wilson Coldham, "Genealogical Gleanings in England: Passengers and Ships to America, 1618–1668," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 71 (Sept 1983): 163–192, at 173, further cited as Coldham, "Passengers and Ships to America."
  6. [S2514] Hodge, "Martins of Swansea and Rehoboth," 171.
  7. [S7] David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts(1897; reprint, Somersworth, New Hampshire: New England History Press, 1981), 267, further cited as Hoyt, Families of Salisbury and Amesbury.