Anne’s paternal Great Grandfather Madet Engs, left Marlborough in 1635 with his wife Joan.
The image shown here is of Ann Engs who married John Phillips. It is not known whether this portrait is still held by Phillips family descendents in 2010. We received a photograph of this print from the Lake family of Vancouver. This photograph has been widely shared and I recently saw another copy in Montreal at the home of Ainsley Stephen, a descendant of John and Ann Phillips. The Moore family of Ann's daugher Grizey Moore had shared letters (see page at right for John and Ann's children.) telling of the discovery of matching portraits of Ann and her sister Avis Engs by Anne Phillips Payson's family.
Anne’s maternal Great Grandparents Nathaniel Beal and wife Martha were born in England. (See separate page Ann Engs family and Ancestors) Nathaniel was the son of John and Nazarath Beal of Norfolk, England. John Beal and family arrived on the Diligent in 1638. (Click here to find a book about his father, John Beal.) Nathaniel's family is mentioned on page 3, where the marriage of daughter Mary is listed. Samuel Engs (Anne's grandfather) married Mary Beal of Hingham Massachusetts.
Samuel and Mary Engs son, William Engs married Anne Adams of Boston. William Engs and Anne Adams had six children, Anne (our ancestor), Jane, Avis,William,Samuel and Madet. The Engs continued the fashion of naming children after their parents and grandparents. Below is an image showing births in Boston in1715. Annes birth is listed above the red dotted line.