Deacon Nicholas Noyes was born 23 November 1614 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England to William Noyes (1568-1622) and Anne Parker (1575-1657) and died 23 November 1701 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Mary Cutting (1622-1721) 1637 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England.


Deacon Nicholas Noyes, born 1614, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England, died 23 November 1701, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Childhood in Cholderton

His father was the Rev. William Noyes (1568-1622) who was an English clergyman, Rector of Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He died before 30 April 1622, in Cholderton. He was matriculated, age 20, at University College, Oxford, 15 November 1588, being admitted to the B.A. degree 31 May 1592. He was instituted rector of Cholderton in 1601, according to the Salisbury "Diocesan Register".

Immigration to America

He was Deacon of Newbury church, and served four terms as deputy to the general court. In 1640 he married Mary Cutting in Newbury Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts, daughter of John and Mary Cutting. She was born c. 1619, and died after 23 June 1665. With his older brother James and cousin Rev. Thomas Parker, Nicholas led a group of Wiltshire settlers aboard the Mary & John to New England to found Newbury, Massachusetts.

Family Life

  1. Hannah Noyes (1643-1705) - She married Peter Cheney (1638-1694) who bought a mill in Newbury in 1663, ran it for several years and trained his sons in the business.
  2. Nicholas Noyes - Leading reverend at the Salem Witch Trials. (Never Married)


Offspring of Deacon Nicholas Noyes and Mary Cutting (1622-1721)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Noyes (1641-1721)
Hannah Noyes (1643-1705) 30 October 1643 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 5 January 1705 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Peter Cheney (1638-1694)
John Atkinson (1636-1715)
John Noyes (1645-1691) 20 January 1645 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts 1691 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Mary Poore (1651-1716)
Nicholas Noyes (1647-1717) 22 December 1647 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts 13 December 1717 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Cutting Noyes (1649-1734)
Sarah Noyes (1651-1652)
Sarah Noyes (1653-1674)
Timothy Noyes (1655-1718)
James Noyes (1657-1726)
Abigail Noyes (1659-1746)
Rachel Noyes (1661-1720) 20 March 1661 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts 24 May 1720 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts James Jackman (1655-1723)
Rebecca Noyes (1665-1719)
Thomas Noyes (1663-1730)


Offspring of William Noyes (1568-1622) and Anne Parker (1575-1657)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ephraim Noyes (1596-1659)
Mary Noyes (1597-1696)
Nathan Noyes (1598-1651)
Ann Noyes (1604-1671)
Mowit Noyes (1605-)
James Noyes (1608-1656) 22 October 1608 Cholderton, Wiltshire, England 22 October 1656 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Sarah Brown (1610-1691)
Nicholas Noyes (1614-1701) 23 November 1614 Cholderton, Wiltshire, England 23 November 1701 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Mary Cutting (1622-1721)



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