Stephen Joseph Akerman
Born:17 Dec 1684 Newbury, Essex, Ma
Death: 1711Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Benjamin1686 Newbury, Essex, MA
Mary10 Jan 1680 -7 Mar 1706
Stephen is my 7th great grandfather.
On May 6, 1635, the plantation called Wessacucon was established as "Neweberry." It derived its name from Newbury, Berkshire, England, and was so named in honor of the Rev. Thomas Parker, who had preached for some time in Newbury, England, before his emigration to America. The town comprised all the territory now included in the city of Newburyport, the towns of West Newbury and Newbury, and the larger part of the parish of Byfield. On Jan 28, 1764, Newburyport was set off from Newbury. On Feb. 18, 1819, a part of Newbury was established as Parsons, which name was changed, on June 14, 1820, to West Newbury.
The population of Newbury at different periods has been as follows: