A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England,
Before 1692

Volume #4
Thompson - Thornicoast

By James Savage

Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant, Benjamin Dunning for scanning this book and to Warren Wetmore for perfecting the text and providing technical help in presenting this work for researchers to enjoy.

THOMPSON, TOMSON, THOMSON, or TOMPSON, ANBROSE, Woodbury, s. of the first John of Stratford, by w. Sarah, had John, Ambrose, and other ch. bef. 1701, but had a sec. w. bef. 1706. Grievous was the error of Goodwin, 254, in mak. his w. Sarah to be wid. of Benjamin Beach. ANTHONY, New Haven, 1639, br. of the sec. John and first William of the same, prob. came with Gov. Eaton, with w. and two ch. John, and Anthony, had Bridget b. here, and by sec. w. Catharine had three more ch. Hannah, bapt. 8 June 1645; Lydia, 25 (not 24, as the careless ch. rec. has it) July 1647; and prob. posthum.; Ebenezer, 15 Oct. 1648; and he had some mos. bef made his will 1648. His d. Bridget m. John Bowers wh. bec. first min. at Derby; Hannah m. a Staunton; Lydia m. 20 Sept. 1665, Isaac Crittenden; and the wid. m. 14 July 1652, Nicholas Camp of Milford. 

ANTHONY, Milford, s. of the preced. had no w. or ch. and d. bef. mid. age, in his will of 26 Dec. 1654, giv. his prop. to br. John, own sis. Bridget, and three half sis. ch. of goodwife Camp. wh. had been sec. w. of his f. ARCHIBALD, Marblehead 1637, was drown. Nov. 1641, as Winthrop tells, II. 43. BENJAMIN, Braintree, s. of Rev. William, of some distinct. as a physician, schoolmr. town clk. 1696, and even poet, monoculus inter coecos; yet more claim our regard as leav. at his d. 13 Apr. 1714, eight ch. and 28 gr.ch. His w. was Susanna, d. prob. of Philip Kirtland, the first of Lynn; their ch. were Abigail, b. at Boston, 25 Nov. 1670; Susanna, 10 June 1673; Ann, 2 Dec. 1677; both at Charlestown; Elinor, 29 Nov. 1679, at Braintree, as were the others; Benjamin, 8 Nov. 1682; Elizabeth 14 Jan. 1685; Philip, 26 July 1687; Sarah, 23 Sept. 1689; and Mary, 29 Oct. 1692; and the sch. master adds to the rec. quos omnes Deus ominpotens, sui filii unigeniti ac servatoris nostri meritis vita eterna dignetur. His w. d. he says, 27 July 1693. I judge he was keep. the sch. at Roxbury, where his d. Mary d. 28 Mar. 1700. Having been gr. at Harv. bef. Cotton Mather was b. he gain. the advant. as master of the Boston gram. sch. of helping forward the precoc. youth, wh. in burdensome gratitude, enlivens the Magn. III. 160, with the strains that his cousin Whiting's d. drew from T. 

DANIEL, Newbury, said to be 40 yrs. old in 1678, if the list in Gen. Reg. VII. 350 be not wrong, as by the silence of Coffin may be feared. DAVID, Piscataqua, sent out by Gorges in 1623, rem. a. 1626, to that isl. [[vol. 4, p. 284]] in Boston harbor, ever since call, by his name, of wh. it is said his agent, William Trevore, had tak. possn. 1619, as is suppos. to be prov. by evidence of an Ind. sagam. of Tevore hims. and of capt. Standish; but the value of such testimony is small. See the note of Deane, on Bradford's Hist. 209. It belongs to the town of Dorchester, but gr. by our governm. to T. and there he d. a. 1628, leav. inf. ch. John. 

EBENEZER, Guilford, s. of the fist Anthony of New Haven, m. June 1671, Deborah, d. of William Dudley of G. had s. Jabesh, b. 16 Oct. 1672, d. young; and John, 1674, wh. d. early; was propound. for freem. in 1669; but prob. d. bef. mid. age, his will of 16 Aug. 1676, recit. that he was "a. 28 yrs. old." It gave his prop. 1/3 to w. 2/3 to s. John; and his inv. was brot. in 6 Nov. foll. He is call. a Scotchman, but this must have regard to his f. and as the number of the name of John was unusually great, among the Thompsons, most of wh. would be Eng. yet one prob. was from the Northern kingdom. EDMUND, Salem 1637, from the neighb. of Framingham, in Co. Sufflk, where he had m. Martha, d. of John Fiske, had Martha; Edmund; Thomas, bapt. 12 Feb. 1643; and Hannah, bapt. 4 July 1647; all b. in N. E. adm. of the ch. at S. 29 Dec. 1639; went home and liv. at Yarmouth, there had three more ch. wh. d. inf. John, Esther, and John, again; was a sea capt. and in the fine tract of Suffolk emigrants, by Mr. Hunter, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 159, he quotes Candler's MS. as saying, that aft. the d. of Charles I. he serv. the States of Holland. he was s. of John of Holkham, Co. Norfk. 

EDWARD came in the Mayflower 1620, d. 4 Dec. bef. the sh. reac. Plymouth from Cape Cod. He was a serv. of William White. EDWARD, Newbury, s. of deac. Samuel of Braintree, says Farmer in MS. taught the sch. sev. yrs. bef. and aft. leav. coll. began to preach at Simsbury, June 1687, by w. Sarah had Samuel, b. 1 Sept. 1691, H. C. 1710 (the min. of Gloucester wh. d. 8 Dec. 1724); and Edward, 14 May 1696; was ord. at Marshfield, 14 Oct. 1696, and had William, 26 Apr. 1697, H. C. 1718 (min. at Scarborough, f. of Rev. John of Berwick, H. C. 1765, wh. d. 21 Dec. 1828, aged 88); John, 1699; and Joseph, 1704; beside ds. Sarah; Ann; and Abigail. He d. sudden. 16 Mar. 1705; acc. the ch. rec. in Gen. reg. VIII. 229, tho. the inscript. on his gr.st. Gen. Reg. IV. 316, reads 10 Mar. and the dilig. Edit. had (General. Reg. VII. 278) correct. Farmer on that author. as if the gr.st. had suffer. less by exposure to the weather, than the rec. of the ch. in a century and a half. 

GEORGE, Lynn, by w. Sarah, had Sarah, b. 25 Oct. 1659; rem. to Reading, there had John, b. 24 Mar. 1661; and d. 7 Sept. 1674. In his will of 4 Dec. 1669, of wh. he made w. Sarah extrix. he names ch. John, Mary, George, and Sarah; and by the codic. of 1 July 1674, s. Jonathan, all minors. HENRY, Cambridge, but of Boston perhaps short [[vol. 4, p. 285]] time aft. freem. 1670 m. 27 Apr. 1669, Elizabeth d. of John Stedman, wid. of Nathaniel Upham, after being his w. only 15 days, had Elizabeth b. 29 Jan. 1670; and Henry, 1673, wh. d. Sept 1690. He was call. 1669, merch. 

JAMES, Charlestown, with w. Elizabeth adm. of the ch. in the autumn of 1633, freem. 14 May 1634, was, says Frothingham, 82, one of the first selectmen of Woburn. His w. by wh. he had Jonathan, perhaps b. on this side of the ocean, as sure. was Simon, on the other side, d. 8 Nov. 1643; and he m. 15 Feb. foll. Susanna, wid. of Thomas Blodget of Cambridge, had James, b. 24 Jan. 1646, or 7, d. soon; James, again, a. 1649; and perhaps others. His w. d. 10 Feb. 1661; and he d. 1682. JAMES, Woburn, s. of the preced. freem. 1674, m. 27 Jan. 1675, Hannah Walker, had Hannah, b. 31 Dec. foll.; Joshua, 15 Sept. 1677; James, May 1680; Ebenezer, 26 July 1683; and his w. d. 4 Feb. 1686; and by sec. w. Abigail he had Richard, 21 Mar. 1688; Abigail, 30 Dec. 1689; Simon, 19 Oct. 1691; was a lieut. and d. 4 Sept. 1693. 

JOHN, Watertown 1634, or earlier, freem. 6 May 1635, by w. Margaret had John, bur. at 4 mos. 10 Apr. 1636; and Samuel, wh. d. young, bur. 28 Mar. 1642; but the f. had d. bef. aged 38 yrs. and was bur. 28 Feb. 1639. JOHN, New Haven, first of many of the name there, call. sen. brot. sev. ch. prob. with w. from Eng. here, perhaps, by ano. w. had Rebecca, and Abigail, tw. 26 Jan. 1652; and Sarah, 30 Apr. 1654, was one of the contract sett. in 1639, and d. a. 1656. His wid. m. that yr. Thomas Harrison; but the est. was not sett. for sev. yrs. aft. her d. Of seven ch. entit. to shares, John, Joseph, Hannah, Mary, Rebecca, Abigail, and Sarah, the first, as eldest, hav. double sh. only the three last are ment. in the rec. of b. His d. Abigail m. first, Jonathan Curtis, next, Nicholas Huse, and d. 1731, wid. of Samuel Sherman. JOHN, Fairfield, d. 1657, leav. wid. Elizabeth with ch. Elizabeth aged 13; Mary, 8; John, 6; and Esther 3. His wid. 25 Dec. of that yr. it is said, made contr. of m. with Daniel Finch. 

JOHN, Concord, may be he wh. came from London, in the Elizabeth and Ann 1635, aged 22, had John, b. 1642. JOHN, Stratford, had very good est. and good num. to div. among, as by his will of 17 July 1678, pro. next mo. we find w. Mirable ment. beside s. John, b. Sept. 1641; and Ambrose, 1 Jan. 1652; ds. Sarah, 1642, wh. m. 10 Dec. 1662, John Hurd; Abigail, 2 May 1646, wh. m. 1670, Jonathan Curtis; Esther, Jan. 1650, wh. m. 22 Mar. 1677, Samuel Galpin, and d. next yr. soon aft. f.; and Mary, the youngest, 20 July 1655, wh. m. Matthew Mitchell, and d. 18 Jan. 1711. JOHN, New Haven, br. of Anthony, m. 25 Feb. 1651, Ellen Harrison, had Mary, b. 24 Apr. 1652; Ann, 22 Sept. 1654; both bapt. (by rec. of ch.) 17 Sept. 1654; Elizabeth b. 3 June 1657; Lydia, 13 Mar. 1664, d. young; prob. Sarah, 1667, d. at two yrs. and he d. 14 Dec. 1674. He was m. by Gov. Endicot, as Boston, 4 Aug. 1656, to Ann Vicaris; but wh. the bride was, may be hard to find. 

How inconsist. the b. of Ann found from town rec. is with the rec. of bapt. will be observ. by some, wh. may desire to kn. wh. date to reject, [[vol. 4, p. 286]] and from Mr. White, wh. furnish to Geneal. Reg. IX. that very valu. list of baptisms, I am instruct. that the town rec. is usual. the true one, and the ch. rec. frequent. false, or wonderful, careless rather. Prob. this was kept by Rev. John Davenport, less precise in facts than in doctrine. But the writer of that rec. little consider. to what vexations he would subject those who came in a future age to consult his ambiguous oracle. 

Often by omiss. as well as commiss. the teacher is blameworthy; and the scrupulous Mr. White was misled to ascribe, p. 362, three ch. to this John Thompson, by w. Ellen, scil. Hannah, Lydia, and Ebenezer, bapt. 1645, 7 and 8, respectiv. not one of wh. was hers, as her m. was some yrs. later than their bapt. These three belong to his br. Anthony, whose w. perhaps was the sis. Thompson ment. in the book by Mr. White mistaken for Ellen. She long liv. a wid. dispos. of three ds. in m. scil. Mary, Nov. 1674, to Samuel Lines; Ann or Hannah, 25 Dec. 1673, to Abraham Bradley; and Elizabeth 29 Oct. 1677, to Benjamin Bradlee; and made her will Oct. 1689, giv. her prop. to them. * JOHN, Plymouth 1643, had John, b. 24 Nov. 1649, d. soon; was prob. rep. for Middleborough, 1674 and eight yrs. foll. 

JOHN, Dorchester, s. of that David the first sett. kn. in Boston harbor, had confirmat. of his right to the isl. giv. by our Gen. Ct. 1648; in Apr. 1650, pledg. to two Bristol merch. the isl. for a large sum. payable in codfish at Marblehead or Isle of Shoals; but the creditors had it in 1658, by appraise. of Robert Sedgwick and Richard Sprague, for less than amo. of the excon. He or ano. John was of Weymouth, the freem. of 1653. JOHN, Fairfield, eldest, s. of John of Stratford, was a man of so great consequence, as in 1663, to have the Gen. Ct. of Conn. interpose to attempt adjustm. of his diffic. with the ch. there, is in the freemen's list of 1669. JOHN, Barnstable, had Esther, b. 28 July 1652; Elizabeth 28 Jan. 1654; Sarah, 4 Apr. 1657; Lydia, 5 Oct. 1659; Jacob, 24 Apr. 1662; and Thomas, 19 Oct. 1664. 

JOHN, New Haven, 1659, call. for distinct. the farmer, m. at Branford, perhaps 29 Mar. or 22 May 1666, Priscilla, d. of Thomas Powell, had John, b. 6 Aug. 1667; Priscilla, 7 Aug. 1671; Samuel, 29 Jan. 1674, d. soon; Samuel, again, 1 May 1677; Abigail, 24 Feb. 1680; and Ann, 20 Mar. 1683, wh. prob. d. young; and he d. 13 Feb. 1694. This John is prob. s. of the first John of the same, liv. at East Haven, and made his will the same day he d. nam. four ch. only, the two s. and two ds. Priscilla Chidsy, or Chedsey, w. of Ebenezer, and Abigail, then unm. 

JOHN, Wethersfield, bef. 1640, rem. in few yrs. JOHN, Farmington, eldest s. of Thomas of the same, propound. for freem. 1670, m. 24 Oct. of that yr. Mary Steele, d. of the sec. John of the same, had John, b. 29 Dec. 1671; Thomas, 30 June 1674, but ano. acco. says, 13 Jan. 1675; Samuel, 29 Dec. 1676; Joseph, 25 Mar. 1679, d. in few wks.; James, 30 May, 1680; Mary, bapt. 1 [[vol. 4, p. 287]] Oct. 1682, wh. liv. over 100 yrs.; Ebenezer, 23 Nov. or by ano. rept. 21 Dec. 1684; and Nathaniel, 16 Jan. 1687. JOHN, Portsmouth, adm. freem. of Mass. 1672. 

JOHN, New Haven, the mariner, so call. for distinct. propound. for freem. 1671, and was propr. 1685. Mr. Judd thinks he was not relat. of the other Johns, but had a child, perhaps Mary, in Sept. 1667; Samuel, b. 12 May 1669; and Sarah, 16 Jan. 1672. JOHN, Stratford, s. of John of the same, call. jun. was propound. for freem. 1671, d. 1681, had no w. or ch. and by his will helps us to certainty in the field where doubt was most diffus. the affin. of memb. of so common a name. Thus to his mo. to John, s. of br. Ambrose, to childr. of John Hurd, wh. m. his sis. Sarah, to childr. of Jonathan Curtis and sis. Abigail, to a cousin, ch. of Matthew Mitchell, wh. was, we kn. the first of sev. we find gifts, and the silence as to Esther, would almost serve to show, without the rec. that she was d. JOHN, Reading, by Eaton marked as one of the early sett. JOHN, Rehoboth, m. 19 Sept. 1682, Sarah Smith, but to tell whose d. she was, or whose s. he was, I utterly despair. 

JOHN, New Haven, mariner, was a propr. 1685, as was also ano. JOHN, of the same call. jun. wh. may have been s. of the one of the preced. or of William. JOHN, Salisbury 1690, that yr. m. a Brewer. JONATHAN, Woburn, s. of James of the same, m. 28 Nov. 1655, Susanna, d. of Thomas Blodget, had Susanna, b. 4 July 1661; Jonathan, 28 Sept. 1663; James, 1666, d. soon; James, again, 27 June 1667; Sarah, 1 June 1670; Simon, 15 June 1673; and Ebenezer, 18 Aug. 1676; and d. 20 Oct. 1691. Jonathan, his s. was gr.-gr.f. of Sir Benjamin, knight. by Geo. III. the disting. philosoph. better kn. as Count Rumford, with wh. title was hon. by the k. of Bavaria, wh. was b. at W. 26 Mar. 1753. Farmer had once suppos. that the Count was descend. of Rev. William, to wh. mistake he was led by the first Presdt. Adams; and the correct. is due to the investigat. of Francis Jackson of Boston. 

JOSEPH, Wallingford, perhaps s. of the first John of New Haven, had m. prob. as sec. w. the wid. of Isaac Royce of the same, and was d. in 1712, when his heirs are ment. * JOSEPH, Billerica, s. of Rev. William, m. 24 July 1662, Mary, d. of Richard Bracket of Braintree, at B. was sch. master, town clk. ens. 1678, and lieut. 1683, selectman, capt. deac. many yrs. and rep. 1692 under the new chart. also 99, 1700, and l, and d. 13 Oct. 1732. His wid. Mary, a sec. w. d. 9 Oct. 1743, aged 91, Farmer says. MAURICE, Gloucester, a London merch. engag. in trade to Canada, as early as 1631, was much desir. by our governm. to sett. with us, hav. in 1639, begun a fishing trade at Cape Ann, but only a trans. visit. if he ever came, wh. is improb. Winthrop I. 307. MILES, Kittery 1659. 

ROBERT, Boston, a man of distinct. in London, where he m. I conject. a sis. of Gov. Hopkins of Conn. by wh. col. he was much confid. in, was a [[vol. 4, p. 288]] trans. resid. here 1639, bought the old ch. edifice and ground on wh. it stood in State Str. for L160 in 1639. See note in Winthrop I. 318. Yet he was satisf. I fear, with the outward benefit, for he did not join the worship. assemb. But he was a powerful friend of Mass. and for serv. our Ct. made gr. to him of 500 acres. In Hutch. Coll. some letters from him show good disposition and judgment. SAMUEL, Braintree, s. of Rev. William, b. in Eng. m. 25 Apr. 1656, Sarah, d. of Edward Shepard, had Sarah, b. 27 Apr. 1657, d. soon; Deboroah, 25 Mar. 1660; Samuel, 6 Nov. 1662; Edward, 20 Apr. 1665, H. C. 1684; Abigail, 10 Nov. 1667; Sarah, again, 28 Apr. 1670, d. young; Hannah, 5 Aug. 1672; William, bapt. 11 Apr. 1675, d. soon; William, again, 3 June 1676; and Sarah, b. 1 Jan. 1679; deac. 1679 tho. not found in the list of freem. was rep. 1676-86 exc. 81 and 2, and again 1691. His w. d. 15 Jan. 1680, aged 43, and in 1680 he had sec. w. Elizabeth Billings, perhaps d. of Roger of Dorchester, wh. d. 5 Nov. 1706, aged 69; and he d. 18 June 1695. 

SAMUEL, New Haven, m. 14 Nov. 1695, Rebecca, youngest d. of Hon. James Bishop. SIMON, Ipswich 1636, b. a. 1610, had Mercy, wh. m. 26 Jan. 1653, Isaiah Wood; and Sarah, wh. m. 16 May 1655, Abraham Fitts; and he took sec. w. 21 Aug. 1656, Rachel Glover, was freem. 2 June 1641, and d. 1676. His will, 25 Mar. of that yr. provid. for wid. names no s. and seven of W's ch. made Wood and Fitts, excors. SIMON, Woburn, eldest s. of James the first, m. 19 Dec. 1643, Mary, d. of Edward Converse, had John, b. 4 Apr. 1645, d. week foll.; Sarah, 20 Feb. 1647; James, 29 Mar. 1649; a d. 25 Jan. 1652, whose name, not then giv. we find to be Mary, when she d. 2 Feb. 1662; Ann, 30 July 1655; Rebecca, May 1658; was freem. 1648, and bec. a purch. of Chelmsford, but d. in early manhood, making his will 15 May 1658, in wh. he provides for the s. and three ds. names his f. and w. and her f. and her two brs. Josiah and James. THOMAS, Farmington, may be that youth of 18 yrs. wh. emb. in the Abigail at London, 1 July 1635, m. 14 Apr. 1646, at Hartford, Ann, d. of Gov. Thomas Welles, had there, Beatrice, bapt. 17 Jan. 1647; John, b. 1649; Thomas, 1651; Mary, 7 June 1653; and Esther, posthum, bapt. 17 June 1655; the last four b. at F. where he d. 25 Apr. of that yr. His wid. m. Anthony Hawkins; and Beatrice m. a Parker; Mary m. a Hawley; and Esther m. Samuel Gridley. 

THOMAS, Easthampton L. I. 1650. THOMAS, Farmington, s. of Thomas of the same, was adm. freem. 1677, m. Elizabeth d. of William as Porter thinks, but in my opin. of Arthur Smith, the first, had Elizabeth; Thomas, b. 25 Mar. 1679; Arthur, 17 Oct. 1680; Philoeutheros, bapt. 12 Nov. 1682; John, 14 Dec. 1684; Margaret, 20 Feb. 1687; Ann, 10 Feb. 1689; Samuel, 18 Oct. 1691; and Daniel. But he had by a sec. w. Abigail (wh. murder. him); and ano. ch. strange. nam. Mercy, b. 15 [[vol. 4, p. 289]] Oct. 1706, by his wid. in prison. On 14 Dec. 1705, the w. threw a pair of shears at her h. of wh. the point penetrat. the brain, caus. his d. in few days. She was convict. but after one or two reprieves, the sentence was execut. His est. was div. in 1708 to only five liv. ch. Thomas, Samuel, Ann, Daniel, and Mary, beside two ch. of d. Elizabeth Woodruff, dec. prob. w. of a s. of sec. Matthew W. 

WILLIAM, Braintree, had been maric. at Brazen Nose Coll. Oxford, 28 Jan. 1620, at the age of 21, but his degree is not found in the Fasti; had been a preach. in Winwick, a parish of his native Lancash. bef. he came to our side of the sea, in 1637, and was engag. first at Kittery or York, but after the ch. instit. at B. 17 Sept. 1639, was ord. in co. with Rev. Henry Flint 19 Nov. of that yr. if Winthrop I. 324 be foll. tho. Hancock in his Centenn. prefers 24 Sept. Dr. Lunt, ano. success, in the same pulpit, in his fine celebr. of the sec. Centenn. decides for Nov. He brought w. Abigail and s. Samuel, William, H. C. 1653, perhaps d. Mary, and Elinor, wh. was b. 1626; was freem. 13 May 1640; had here, Joseph, b. 1 May 1640; Benjamin, 14 July 1642, H. C. 1662; and his w. d. 1 Jan. 1643, while he was abs. on a mission with Rev. John Knowles, and Thomas James, to Virg. begun in Oct. preced. Our governm. had in 1640 gr. him 120 acres. By sec. w. Ann, wid. of Simon Crosby of Cambridge he had Ann, b. 3 Mary. or 1 May, as the numeral for the day and month may respective. be read, in 1648 or 9. He was made freem. 1656, but "fell into the Devil's bath." as the Magn. III. cap. IVII. calls his state of melancho. and gave up his pub. min. seven yrs. and d. 10 Dec. 1666 in 68th yr. The wid. d. 11 Oct. 1675, aged 68. Mary m. 3 Dec. 1641, Joseph Wise of Roxbury; and Elinor m. 1644, William Veazey, and next John French, and d. 23 Apr. 1711. Of this fam. it is obs. that they always discard the sec. letter of the name, tho. Mather, whose biog. is exceed. meagre, prints it as here. WILLIAM, New Haven 1647, br. of Anthony, had perhaps accomp. Gov. Eaton, had neither w. nor ch. but d. 24 Apr. 1683, and to his will of 6 Oct. preced. we owe very much of our kn. of ws. and ch. of others. He gave prop. to John, s. of his br. Anthony; to John and William, s. of his br. John; to Bridget Bowers, Ann Staunton, and Lydia Cruttenden, ds. of br. Anthony; and to ds. of br. John, viz. Mary Lines, Ann Bradley and her h. Abraham, and Elizabeth Bradley and her h. Benjamin. 

WILLIAM, New London, s. prob. of Rev. William of Braintree, b. in Eng. after his degree at Harv. was a preach. at Springfield 1654-6, and m. 19 Nov. 1655, Catharine, d. of the first Richard Treat of Wethersfield, was employ. in 1658, by the Commissnrs. of the Unit. Col. acting for the London Soc. Prop. Gospel, and some yrs. succeed. as missiona. to the Pequot Ind. freem. 1660; but in 1664, he gave his w. all his prop. by deed "suppos. mys. near d. and a. to take a voyage [[vol. 4, p. 290]] in Virg." From there he wrote to his w's br. James, 29 June 1665, and this is the last that is kn. of him, tho. in the Coll. catal. the yr. of his d. has never been giv. so that, from the blank in Mather, Farmer suppos. him liv. in 1698, when prob. he had left the world 30 yrs. bef. Yet a suspicion reasonab. arises, from the Conn. Col. Rec. I. 432, direct. the constable to secure prop. to amount of a certain debt, that his object was to escape creditors, rather than to preach the gospel. WILLIAM, Dover 1656, rem. to Kittery, there a. 1676 d. leav. ch. John, aged 18; William, 16; Robert, 14; James, wh. was cripple, 11; Alexander, 6; and Judith, 2; and the sec. and third were then apprent. at Dover. WILLIAM, Dover, s. of the preced. m. at Portsmouth 4 Sept. 1682, Mary Lovering, wh. may have been d. of John of Dover. 

WILLIAM, Stonington, blacksmith, d. 1705, leav. wid. Bridget. By the rec. of our Gen. Ct. he seems, in his youth to have been fined for propos. m. with Sarah Coggan, without leave of her friends. at Stonington, in 1653. See Vols. III. and IV. WILLIAM, Lyme, s. of the preced. prob. m. 19 July 1678, Philadelphia Tileston, had Rachel, Joanna, wh. d. soon, and Philadelphia; but no more is kn. Fifteen at Yale, and fourteen at Harv. of this name, including those wh. reject. the h, had been gr. 1853, and many at other N. E. coll.

THORNCOMB, ANDREW, Boston, a bookseller in 1685, from London, as Thomas, in Hist. Print. II. 414, ment. We can have no hestitat. in presum. that he went back discourag.

THORNDIKE, JOHN, Beverly, perhaps s. of Rev. Goere, rector of Little Carleton, near Lowth, Co. Lincoln, bapt. 23 July 1603, and br. of Rev. Herbert, a prebend of Westminister, came to Boston as early as 1632, if not in the fleet with Winthrop for he was one of the twelve allow. by the governm. 1 Apr. 1633 to go to plant Ipswich, with the eldest s. of the Gov. We are ign. who was his w. but think her name was Elizabeth and kn. that he had six ds. Sarah, Elizabeth Ann, Mary, Alice, and Martha, only s. Paul. In 1668, he went to Eng. there had Alice, and Martha, bapt. 10 Apr. 1669, then of ripe yrs. and made his will there, 29 July of that yr. in contemplat. of his ret. and by that instr. it is found, that d. Ann was insane, Alice and Martha in Eng. with him. Yet he d. bef. come back, and was bur. 3 Nov. 1668 in the cloisters. Sarah m. 10 Dec. 1661, John Low of Ipswich; and Elizabeth m. Dec. 1662, that John Proctor of Salem, wh. was hanged 19 Aug. 1692 for witchcr. but happi. she d. bef. the fanaticism began. *PAUL, Beverly, only s. of the preced. was bapt. 18 Apr. 1663, aged a. 20 yrs. by the dean at Westminister Abbey, m. 28 Apr. 1668, Mary or Margaret, d. of James Patch, had Mary, b. 8 Jan. 1669; Elizabeth 14 Oct. 1670; Hannah, 14 May 1673; John, 22 Jan. 1675; Paul, 17 Apr. 1677; Herbert; and Martha; was lieut. 1677, freem. 1680, and rep. 1681. Prob. all the eleven gr. at H. C. are his descend.

THORNDON, JOHN, Newport, one of the founders, 1644, of the bapt. ch. there, says Callender, 63. It may well be thot. that the d. was design. by the writer for t. [[vol. 4, p. 291]]

THORNE, SAMUEL, a soldier of Gallop╒s comp. 1690, for the mad exped. against Quebec, acc. the list in Geneal. Reg. XIII. not in IX. THOMAS, Roxbury, is the false name in town rec. giv. to WILLIAM, of Boston, a laborer, liv. at Muddy riv. whose w. was of the ch. at B. The keeper of that rec. enhances his wrong, by mutilat. the name of the ch. bapt. 23 Mar. 1645, Desiretruth, from wh. he withdraws the last syl. but I am happy to assure the admirers of a good name, that the evidence of the Roxbury ch. volume vindicates the whole truth. He was prob. liv. at Lynn, when freem. 2 May 1638, and Lewis mades him rem. to L. I. 1642. If so, ano. WILLIAM wh. is the same that in the town rec. of R. is call. Thomas, whose love of truth was so happi. exemplif. in the name bestowed on his first ch. at Roxbury under his true prefix of William, had Hannah, bapt. 9 May 1646; on 17 Apr. of the next yr. was adm. of the Boston ch. and had Israel, bapt. 14 July 1650. So he might well snap his fingers in contempt of the town clk. of R. especial. after John Acres of B. had m. his eldest d. wh. join. the ch. at R. 8 July 1666, and on the next Sunday triumph. brot. to bapt. her ds. Elizabeth and Desiretruth by the Acres. WILLIAM, New London, was from Co. Dorset, m. 1676, Lydia, d. of James Redfield, wid. of Thomas Bailey.

THORNELL, THOMAS, Boston, call. capt. d. 11 Mar. 1660; and I supp. was only trans. resid.

THORNICOAST, THOMAS, Warwick, in the list of freem. there in 1655.

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