Name: Thomas Amory
Residence: Bristol, Glos
Occupation: Merchant Adventurer
Change Date: 12 DEC 2008
In St. Nicholas' register: 29 "Weddings Ano Domini 1631 . . . Thomas Amory and Ann Elliott were maried the 7th of November." "Richard Towgood, Vicar," signs the page.
When Thomas and Ann take their first apprentice, a young brother of Ann's, the Prentice Book says, "Thomas Amory, Draper, " but the next time he is "Merchant." He was admitted to the "Comonaltie of the Arte or Misterie fo the Marchantes Adventurers 30 of the citty of Briston" in 1638, when the King was trying to have a revenue without having a parliament, and royal commissioners "examined merchants on oath as to what commodities they had shipped, what entries were made at the Custom Houses, what foreign good imported, for years past." Thomas Amory engaged in foreign trade, and if he was like most merchants of the time, must have owned ships - armed, for fear of pirates - and directed their voyages if he did not sail in them.
The first Thomas Amory's widow, Ann Elliott, and her son Henry, died before 1704. John and Robert settled as merchants at Galway, and were members of the Common Council, John being second sheriff in 1678 and 1679, and afterwards an alderman. Their three sisters married Galway merchants.
Father: Hugh Amory
Mother: Agnes Young
7 NOV 1631
in St. Nicholas Church, Bristol , Glos
- Thomas Amory
- Type: Book
Periodical: Descendants of Hugh Amory 1605- 1805