info from old newspaoer clippings donated to our library
Boston Evening Transcript
Captain John Cross, who's shop sailed between Ipswich, England and Ipswich, Mass.
Robert (1) Cross born in England, June26,1613.
From Ipswich in 1634 via the Mary and John.
Robert (1)born in England June 26, 1613. He settled in the "Cebacco River area where he had a large estate. which he bought in 1654. The 100 acre "Croos Island" he deede to his son Stephen upon his marriage to Elizabeth Chancey in 1672. Robert was in the Pequot War. He was granted land in Winchendon ( for serices in the expedition to Quebec). 1735. Indian troubles caused the early settlers or grantees to abandon the place.
Robert Cross married Aug.20, 1635, Anna Jordan, daughter of Stephen and Susanna Jordon. The family removed to Winchendon, Mass. and later went to Prestion, Conn. where Anna died Nov. 29, 1677. Robert Cross made oath Dec.5, 1693 in a land suit in an Ipswich court that Martha Cross, born March 15, 1643 was the daughter of Robert and Anna.
Ipswich Vital Records give the marriage of Marthy Crose to William Durkye on 12/20/1664.