John Emery, b 1598 in Romsey, Hampshire, England, my 9th great-grandfather was pretty darned awesome. He and his brother, with their wives and children, left England on 05 April 1635, spent over 8 weeks on the ship The James of London, and started a fresh life in Massachusetts. Finding Boston a little too crowded and all of the good land taken, they worked their way north about 30 miles where a new community was just being discovered. John was granted a 1/2 acre lot for a cottage, barn, & home garden. His brother Anthony took his family on a little further first to Dover and then settling in Kittery, Maine.