(Anthony Annable married) … (2) Barnstable 3 March 1644 or 1 March 1645 Ann Elcock or Clark [MD 2:212; PCR 2:80, 8:41; see also Otis 17-18]. In his will of 25 June 1672 Thomas Shaw of Barnstable bequeathed to "Ann Annible, the wife of Anthony Annible" (without stating any relation to himself) his bed and all his bedding [PCPR 3:1:42; NEHGR 7:236]. On 30 October 1677 "Anne Annible of Barnstable, widow," was fined 20s. "for selling of beer to English and Indians without license" [PCR 5:246]. She was still living as late as 30 October 1678, when she was named in the settlement of the estate of her son Samuel Annible [ PCR 5:272].
COMMENT: In a set of Plymouth Colony vital records published in 1855 are records which indicate that Anthony Annable's second wife died in 1651, that Annable married a third time, and that his third wife also died [NEHGR 9:315, 317]. Since Annable names a wife Ann in his 1672 will, a fourth wife is implied. Savage apparently based his treatment of the Annable family on these records, but Otis noted that events occurring in the family of Abraham Blish (or Blush) had been applied to Anthony Annable, that Annable had only two wives, and that Savage would be correcting his account, which he did in his fourth volume [Savage 1:59, 4:674; Otis 18]. The problem arose because the records published in 1855 had been rearranged, and do not correspond to the originals.