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From: "John Brandon" <>
Subject: Re: Was Mr. Adam Otley of Lynn the half-brother of Mrs. Agnes(Mackworth) Crowne?
Date: 17 Nov 2006 06:48:27 -0800
I had a chance briefly last night to check the Otley references in
_Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay_ (some of
his appearances are indexed under 'Oatley' for anyone who wants to
check them). He is in the records between 1641 and about 1644, and was
fined on the first appearance for "concealment" [whatever that is].
Then, when John Humphrey left for England later in 1641, Mr. Adam
Oatley was to pay part of the fine to Humphrey in lieu of Humphrey
receiving payment for some services rendered to the government. This
transaction was suggested by Humphrey himself, so perhaps he was not on
the best terms with his "son-in-law" (or was this a surreptitious means
of forgiving the debt?).
There was no mention of an Abraham Otley in the _Mass. Bay Recs._.
Also, there was no mention of Adam Otley's lying (or forging, whichever
it was)--but I see that _Records and Files of Essex Quarterly Courts_
mentions Otley "forging Capt. Hawking's name" in August 1644:
The EQC records have one record in which appears the abbreviated name
"Abra. Oatley" ... which is probably a mistake and accounts for the
belief that there was an "Abraham Otley" (in addition to Adam Otley) at
Below are all the pages mentioning Otley from EQC records (note all the
connections to John Humphrey, Esq.) ...
I also was able to check the _HOP_ biography of Richard Bulkeley, first
husband of Dame Agnes Buckleaf. Agnes was his second wife, and mother
of four sons and two daughters by him, rather than eight sons and two
daughters (as per the Sandbach history). This eases the chronology a
bit and means that her only daughter (Dorothy Cranage) by her second
husband needn't have been born immediately after the death of Bulkeley
(who died in 1572). Agnes was an interesting woman, accused of
adultery in the last years of her first husband's life, and tried for
poisoning him (poison was found hidden in her chest beneath her
slippers, but she was acquitted by the jury).
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