Newbury, Mass. - In Coffin's History of Newbury, under date of March 10, 1719, I find this statement:
"This year potatoes were introduced by some emigrants from Ireland. They were raised in the garden
of Mr. Nathaniel Walker, esquire, of Andover." The names of the Irish immigrants are not mentioned
and I fail to find them on the town books. Among the "earliest settlers at Newbury" are recorded;
"Cormac Annis born in Enniskillen, Ireland, 1638." He was married to Sarah Chase of Newbury on
May 15, 1666. Also, "Roger Waldron, an Irishman, born 1645." Who married Anne Chase at Newbury
on June 14, 1672.