|m. 22 December 1664||Hampton NH||[Hampton VR]|
|b. 12 February 1618||Yorkshire England|
|d. 27 April 1688||Hampton NH||[NEHGR 65:293-4]|
 Ruth --
[NH GR ?] Mentions birth of Ruth 1654, Deliverence 1657, Samuel 1659, Ichabod 1664 - Henry Roby and his wife Ruth. [NH Probate Court Records 31:308-311] Mentions 'my now wife Sarah' died 27 April 1668.
[Jurisprudence in New Hampshire 171-173] "Description of Roby's connection in the war between Independent churches and the Anglican - Specifically in the Gov Cranfield and Moody Affair" Cranfield had long had a design of 'catching' Rev Joshua Moodey, the puritan minister of Portsmouth. As the Governor conceived, the parson was at the bottom of every trouble taht authority had in gaining complete power. Cranfield ordered Moodey to perform Anglican sacraments, Moodey refused; to yield would betray his puritan principles; to have obeyed would have left him open to a fine of 100 pounds because he was not and Anglican clergy. 6 judges stat at the trial; HR was one of them. 2 for and 2 against and Roby and Green wavered. Either by threat or bribes, Green and Roby were brought over during the night that interveened between two sessions of the judges. Green later repented. Roby refused to repent. The Hampton church excommunicated Roby, assigning drunkeness as the ground; but that was an old fault of Roby's. The real underlying cause seems to have been Roby's vote against Moodey.
Dewayne E. Perry
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