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8851 Thomas and Clarissa settled in the Town of Chazy, NY and had at least 14 children.[Slosson 11-20-00 Greene.FTW]

Thomas's brothers, David and William settled in Chazy, NY, afer 1804, but only
William's descendents seem to have remained in the area. William Slosson was
one of the first settlers going north on the old state road in 1807. The
Slosson cemetery, in use in 1826, is on the east side of old state road - 75
stones.

Excerpt from Chazy Historian: "Thomas is likely the first to have settled here, no date has been ascertained but the genealogy states that all his fifteen children were born in Chazy, the dates of the first seven not given, the eight born in 1810. He was the fifth child of Eleazer born in Addison, VT. 1772 and married Clarissa Belden of Troy NY where she died in 1865 and he died in Aurora, Ill. in 1870. At least three of his children died young, nine went to Aurora, Ill. to live, Julius settled in Mooers and Daniel, several years after his marriage went to Aurora." 
SLOSSON, Thomas (I53089)
 
8852 Thomas and Hepzibah had 8 children. WELLS, Lieut. Thomas III (I60328)
 
8853 Thomas and his wife Isabell resided at Newbownee, Suffolk Co., England. The sailed on the Ship "Lion" on June 22, 1632, and arrived in Boston on September 16, 1632. (Information given by Rhonda Hansch) UFFORD, Thomas (I57962)
 
8854 Thomas and Jonathan Starr married sisters, Mary and Elizabeth Morgan, daughters of Capt. James Morgan. Samuel, the oldest son of Jonathan, removed to Norwich, and is the founder of the Norwich family of Starrs. Jonathan, the second son, was the ancestor of the present Jonathan Starr, Esq., of New London, and of the late Capt. Jared Starr. Richard, another brother of this family, removed to Hinsdale, Mass., and was one of the fathers of that new settlement, and a founder of its infant church.

The descendants of Jonathan Starr have been remarkable for longevity,?eight of his children lived to be eighty, and most of them over eighty-five years of age. One of his daughters, Mrs. Turner, was one hundred years and seven months old. In the family of his son Jonathan, the father, mother, and four children averaged ninety years of age.


Title: History of New London county, Connecticut: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men
Editor: Duane Hamilton Hurd
Publisher: J. W. Lewis & co., 1882
Page 826
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Captain Jonathan Starr son of Samuel Starr was born at New London February 23, 1673/74 and was a prominent man of his native town He was constable deputy to the general assembly I712-14 member of the governor's council I711-12, 13-16 sergeant of the militia 1712 ensign 1715 lieutenant and captain I716-27

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A ..., Volume 2
By William Richard Cutter, Edward Henry Clement, Samuel Hart, Mary Kingsbury Talcott, Frederick Bostwick, Ezra S. Stearns

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American Marriages Before 1699 American Marriages Before 1699
Name: Jonathan Starr
Spouse: Elizabeth Morgan
Marriage Date: 12 Jan 1699
Marriage Place: New London, Conn.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. American Marriages Before 1699 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:
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STARR, Capt. Jonathan (I71303)
 
8855 Thomas Avery may have lived for a short time at Stonington, but most of his life was spent at New London, first on the east side of the river in what is now Groton, and later in the North Parish, now called Montville. May 12, 1681, he was made a freeman of New London; May, 1693, he was commissioned captain of the train band on the east side of the river, New London; in 1694, he was deputy to the general court.....

Thomas Avery received his share of his grandfather's estate by deed from his father, James Avery, April 1, 1685, and three weeks later sold it to his brother, Samuel. He also owned other land in New London. He was in the King Philip war of 1675, and, for his services, had lot No. 10 of arable land and lot No. 154 of cedar swamp allotted to him in Voluntown. He was in the ill-fated Fitz-John Winthrop expedition of 1690 which was to advance from Albany by way of Lake Champlain to Montreal. In his diary, Winthrop gives an account of the difficulties that they encountered. under the date of Aug. 4, 1690, is found the following:

"I consulted with the officers & twas concluded to march forwards, & then devided our provition, wch was about 35 cakes of bread for each souldr, besides port, which was scarce eateavle. At this post (Saratoge) I left Liut Tho. Avery with some souldrs to gaurd our porvition to us wch was coming vp the river" (The Winthrop Papers, Massachusetts Hist. Col., Fifth Series, 8:314)"

For an account of this expedition, see Avery's HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS PEOPLE, vol. 3, pages 263, 264.

The latter part of his life he lived near the Mohegan India reservation. On the 22d of June, 1720, Capt. Thomas Avery and his brother Capt. James Avery were appointed interpreters for the Mohegans in the suit then pending before the governor and council. In 1721, Caezer, the sachem of the Mohegans, conveyed to Thomas Avery 160 acres of land in consideration of the kindness shown them by Captain Avery and his family. Upon this land Thomas Avery lived; the house he built there is still standing. About ten years before his death, in consideration of love and good will and on account of the infirmities of age, he conveyed this land to his son, Abraham.

The last entry of accessions to the church of New London during Mr. Bradstreet's ministry reads: "Sept. 10, 1682, Thomas Avery and wife were added to the Church." They were among the organizers of the church of the North Parish, afterward called Montville. Their names appear first on the list of original covenanters. Before the North Parish could enjoy religious services, a long-standing quarrel had to be settled. October, 1721, the parish petitioned the general court for liberty to form a separate church. The first name on the petition was that of Thomas Avery, the third was that of Abraham Avery. (Connecticut Ecclesiastical Archives, 2:251). Finally, Jan. 17, 1721, it was agreed that the meeting-house should stand on Raymond Hill, land being given for the purpose. In his church record, Mr. James Hillhouse, the first minister, says:

"I was installed October the 3d day, 1722.
Mr. Adams preached from Acts 16:9. There were seven that belonged to the Church at my installment- Capt. Avery, Capt. Denison, Mr. Nathl Otis, Mr. Allen, Mr. Vibber, Charles Campbell and one Deacon."

 
AVERY, Thomas (I03090)
 
8856 Thomas Avery was called yeoman of Saybrook on a deed dated 11 September 1703. He was involved in a controversy with Thomas Lord over land in Saybrook, which was settled 8 December 1704. He and his brother, Samuel Avery, sold land in "Pochange," Oyster River tract to Samuel Chapman on 5 June 1706, and 24 October 1706, he called himself of New London, gentleman, when he amended the prior deed to Chapman. AVERY, Thomas (I71278)
 
8857 Thomas became the "domicellus" of Huxham manor, with his mother Joan presenting the priest, by license of elder brother John, who d.s.p.) BAMFIELD, Thomas (I82204)
 
8858 Thomas Brooke, Knt., of Brooke, Somerset, Holditch in Thorncombe, Dorset, and Weycroft, Devon, 'jure uxoris' Lord Cobham, M.P. from Dorset and Somerset, Sheriff of Devonshire, is the son of Thomas Brooke, Knt., of Holditch, by Joan, daughter and co-heiress of Simon Hanham, of Gloucester. he was born about 1392 (aged twenty-six in january 1417/8. They had ten sons and four daughters. Although he adopted his step-father's Lollardism he escaped execution. BROOKE, Thomas Knt. (I90686)
 
8859 Thomas Browne Knt., of Betchworth Castle, Surrey 'jure uxoris', son of Richard Browne, Knt. He was Treasurer of the Household to King Henry VI, and Sheriff of Kent 1440 and 1460. They had seven sons and two daughters.
Sir Thomas Browne was convicted of high treason: on 20 July 1460 and immediately beheaded. 
BROWNE, Thomas Knt. (I89725)
 
8860 Thomas Bryan, Knt., of Ashridge in Chesham, co. Buckingham son of Thomas Bryan, Knt., of Ashridge in Chesham, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. He was knighted by King Henry VII in 1497, and was Vice Chamberlain to Queen Katherine of Aragon. BRYAN, Sir Thomas Knt. (I08670)
 
8861 Thomas came in the "Fortune" that arrived at Cape Cod November 9, 1621.

Excerpt from "Dawes-Gates, Ancestral Lines":
His residence was first at Plymouth, but before the spring of 1632 he had followed his father-in-law, William Brewster, to Duxbury, where Patience Brewster, the wife of Thomas Prence, died in 1634 and where the residences of these two families continued until 1644, at which time the beloved Elder William died and Thomas Prence removed with his family to Nauset on the Cape. In this change he was accompanied by six other families, including those of John Doane, Josiah Cooke, and Edward Bangs, a total of forty-nine souls. there he was instrumental in forming the fourth church in the infant colony and in 1651 the settlement was renamed Eastham. While Thomas was still resident in Duxbury, and aged on about thirty-four, he was elected governor in 1634, serving then for the term of one year. In 1638 he was again the recipient of the same honor, but five years previously a law had been passed requiring the governor to reside in Plymouth, so he declined the office. On the insistence of the court he agreed to accept the position if the residence clause were waived. That request was granted, and he served during the year 1638. For more than forty years after 1632 he continuously served as an assistant or magistrate, except while holding the chief office of governor.
While resident in Eastham, and immediately following the death of Governor Bradford, Thomas Prence was unanimously chosen to succeed him, and thereafter for sixteen consecutive years, or until his own death in 1673, he held the office of governor. On his election in 1657 the court again granted him the special concession of waiver of residence, permitting him to continue to live at Eastham, where he had a farm of at least two hundred acres of the richest land in the vicinity. 
PRENCE, Gov. Thomas (I45394)
 
8862 Thomas came to New England at the age of 21, and settled in the Massachusetts Bay. He afterwards removed to Southhold, Long Island; thence to Huntington, and thence to Jamaica, from whence he removed to Norwalk in 1665. BENEDICT, Thomas (I05538)
 
8863 Thomas Chaffe, the immigrant ancestor of nearly all who today bear this surname under its varied forms of orthography, from Chafe to Chaffee, now residing in the United States and parts of Canada, came to New England, where in 1635 he owned land and was living in Hingham, Mass. The place and date of his birth, his parentage, the time and place of his arrival and the name of the ship which bore him from the Old World to the New, are at present unknown.

The first mention of him in the records is found in the Town Clerk's office in Hingham, under the date 1635:

"Given unto John Tucker by the town of Hingham for a planting lot six acres of land lying upon the Worlds End Hill, bounded with the land of Thomas Chaffe and the land of John Prince, Southward and with the land of Ralph Woodward, Northward, butting upon the Sea Eastward and Westward."

This is not only the earliest mention of Thomas Chaffe, but also the name of Chaffe. How long Thomas Chafe had owned this land when John Tucker received his land, we do not know. Hingham was one of the oldest towns in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. There were settlers there as early as 1633, at which time it bore the name of "Bare Cove." The General Court, on September 2, 1635, changed the name to Hingham in deference to requests, no doubt made by those early settlers, several of whom came from Hingham in the County of Norfolk, England. Whether Thomas Chaffe was one of the earliest settlers of Hingham, we do not know; the list of those who in 1635 owned land there does not give his name, but the above extract from the records proves conclusively that at that time he was a property owner, though the entry of his grant was not made until 1637, when we find, under the heading "The severall parsells of land and meadow legally given unto Thomas Chaffe by the towne of Hingham," the following:
"Given unto Thomas Chaffe by the Towne for a planting lott seven acres of land upon the worlds end hill bounded with the sea eastward and southward and with the land of John Prince westward and with the land of John Tucker northward."

Under the same date we find another entry:
"Given unto Thomas Chaffe all the salt marsh on the south side of straitts ond for two acres and he is to have all the sd parsells of land to him and his heirs for ever be they more or less as they were measured."

"July 17th 1637. . . Given unto Thomas Chaffe by the towne for a house lott two acres of land Butting upon Batchellor street eastward bounded with the land of William Ludkin southward."

The small amount of land granted to Thomas Chafe for his house or home lot, proves that at this time he was unmarried, as it was the custom of those days to grant small parcels of land to bachelors, as being sufficient for their needs. Bachelor Street is now known as Main Street, and the original Chaffe home lot is about opposite the old meeting-house....

The name of his wife and the date and place of his marriage are unknown. He was probably married in Hull, as the copious notes and manuscripts left by the Reverend Peter Hobart, pastor of the church at Hingham from September, 135, until the date of his death in1678, make no mention in any way of Thomas Chaffe, his wife or children. The town are records of Hull prior to 1657 have been lost; if extant they would doubtless give us the desired information. It is probable that the wife's Christian name was Dorothy, as her sons both had daughters by that name, which was not a name found in the families of their wives; in that day it was the custom to name children for their grandparents, the cases where this was not done being very exceptional.....

Soon after July 25, 1680, he made his will which was exhibited "Sixt of March Anno Domini 1683.

Just what the date of Thomas Chaffe's death was we do not know, but probably not long before the filing of his will. He was doubtless buried in the ancient Chaffe Burying Ground on his own farm....... 
CHAFFE, Thomas (I73644)
 
8864 THOMAS CLARKE, PLYMOUTH

1633
Took the Freeman's oath.
Was assessed for the Colony tax, L 4s. 0d.

1634
Takes Wm. Shuttle as apprentice for 11 years. At end of tie T.C. was to give him 2 suits of clothes and 8 bushels of corn.

1637
Thomas Clarke heads the list of volunteers to act against the Pequin Indians. Is mentioned as Thomas Clarke, yeoman, of Eel river.

1638
A tract of land called Slowly Field is granted to Thomas Clarke. he is presented to the Court for stopping the highway to Eel river.

1639
Simeon Trott agrees to serve Thomas Clarke for 7 years, he to receive a calf and 12 bushels of corn at end of time.

1639
Abraham Perce sold to Thomas Clarke one acre of land lying on ye S. side of ye towne abutting on Hob's hole with one end and bounded on ye one side with the ground of Ralph Wallen, on the other side with common ground, for the sum of 30 pounds of good merchantable tobacco, to him and his heirs forever.

1639
Thomas Clarke is fined 30s. for selling a pair of boots and spurs for 15s., which he bought for 10s.

1641
He is constable and surveyor of highways for the years 1642, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

1644
Thomas Clarke sells 12 acres of land at Duxbury for one Dutch cow, valued at L6.
Has suit with Matthew Fuller, which Thomas Clarke gains.
Has a suit with Wm. Powell, which Thomas Clarke gains.

1648
Has a suit with -- Gromes, which is settled by Thomas Clarke receiving 14 bushels of wheat and 5 bushels of corn.

1650
Thomas Clarke is allowed to draw and sell a cask of strong waters. Is one of the Committee of Plymouth Colony.

1652
Is presented for staying and drinking at James Cole's--acquitted.

1654
Is on a Committee to raise means to fit out an expedition ordered by the Lord Protector.

1655
Is presented to the court for taking L6 for the use of L20 for one year -- acquitted.


 
CLARKE, Thomas (I11805)
 
8865 Thomas Clarke, who was buried on the hill, in Plymouth, came over in the Anne, in 1623 being then 23 years old.

He was probably a seafaring man, as well as carpenter. It is recorded that in 1635, he lost a boat worth L15 in a great storm in Eel river.

He had for his garden plot, in 1623 one acre on the south side of the brook. In 1637, he was the first to volunteer to go against the Piquot Indians. In this roll are Mr. Stephen Hopkins and his two sons, Caleb and Giles. At this date he dwelt at Eel river, and was styled "yeoman."

In 1642, he was surveyor of Plymouth: in 1651, one of the Plymouth committee. He appears to have been a very active, trading speculating man. In 1629, he bought an acre of land on the south side of the town for 30 pounds of tobacco and the next day sold it to Governor Bradford. He purchased a lot of land at Eel river in 1630, for L10. He resided at Plymouth in 1643 and 58. December 3, 1639, he was fined 30 shillings for extortion, in that he sold a pair of boots and spurs for 15 shillings which he purchased for 10 shillings. Before 1631 he had married Susanna, daughter of widow Mary Ring...

Mr. Clarke was elected one of the deputies of Plymouth in 1655, and again in 1656....

March 6, 1654/5, he was presented before the grand jury for taking six pounds for the bare loan of twenty pounds one year, which the jury "conceived to be great extortion, contrary to the law of God and man." At his trial the traverse jury cleared him. It was probably a false charge....



 
CLARKE, Thomas (I11805)
 
8866 Thomas Cornwallis, Esq., of Brome, Suffolk, M.P. for Suffolk, is the son and heir, of John Cornwallis, of Brome and Oakley, by Phillippe, daughter and co-heiress of Robert Bucton, of Brome. CORNWALLIS, Thomas Esq. (I90156)
 
8867 Thomas Dacre, K.B., K.G., 3rd Lord Dacre of Gillesland, son and heir was summoned to Parliament from 17 Oct 1509 and distinguished himself at the head of a troop of horse at Flodden on 9 Sep 1513. They had two sons and five daughters. DACRE, Thomas (I89951)
 
8868 Thomas Dade, Gent of Tannington, Suffolk, is the son and heir of William Dade, Gent., of Witton, co. Norfolk by Margery, daughter and heiress of Nicholas Godbold, Gent., of Badingham, co. Suffolk. DADE, Thomas Gent. (I90146)
 
8869 Thomas Darcy, Knt., K.G., of Temple Hurst, co. York, son and heir, was born about 1467. They had three sons and one daughter. She was living in 1503. He was summoned to Parliament, certainly from 17 Oct 1509, by writs directed 'Thome Darcy de Darcy Chl'r', whereby he became Lord Darcy of Temple Hurst. he joined in Aske's rebellion, called 'the Pilgrimage of Grace', and was convicted of high treason on the charge of delivering up Pontefract Castle to the rebels. Thomas Darcy, Lord Darcy, was beheaded on tower Hill on 30 June 1537, and was buried at St. Botolp's, Aldgate. DARCY, Thomas Knt. (I89962)
 
8870 Thomas De Beauchamp, K.G., Earl of Warwick de fact, Hereditary Sheriff of Worcestershire, and Chamberlain of the Exchequer, younger son of Thomas de Beauchamp, of Elmley, co. Worcester, 11th Earl of Warwick, Baron of Salwape, co. Worcester, of Hanslope, co Buckingham, of Flamstead, co., Herford, and of Warwick, co. Warwick (of Magna Charta Surety descent and descendan of Charlemagne), by Katherine, daughter of Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Baron of Wigmore, co. Hereford (descendant of Charlemagne).

He may have joined in the alleged plot of the Earls Gloucester and Arundel for which he was arrested on a charge of high treason, being banished to the Isle of Man for life until liberation on the accession of King Henry IV. 
DE BEAUCHAMP, Thomas K.G. (I15783)
 
8871 Thomas De Mowbray, Int., K.G., 6th Lord Mowbray, younger son, was born on 22 Mar 1365/6, and was brother and heir of John De Mowbray. He was created Earl of Nottingham on 12 Feb 1382/3, Earl Marshal on 30 June 1385, and Duke of Norfolk on 29 Sep 1397. He was married for the first time to Elizabeth Strange, Baroness Strange of Blackmere 'suo jure', daughter and heiress of John Strange, Lord Strange of Blackmere. She died in her tenth year on 23 Aug 1383 s.p. He married for the second tie at Arundel Castle in the presence of the King and Queen in July 1384 to Elizabeth Fitz Alan, widow of William Montagu, styled Lord Montagu. She was born in 1375. He served under his father-in-law in the naval victory over the French, Spanish and Flemish fleets off Margate on 24 Mar 1386/7. On his return from the Holy Land Thomas De Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, died of the pestilence at Venice, Italy, on 22 Sep 1399, and was buried in the abbey of St. George there. DE MOWBRAY, Sir Thomas Knt. (I17170)
 
8872 Thomas De Ros, Knt., 4th Lord Ros of Helmsley, third son of William de Ros, Baron of Helmsley, co. York by Margery, daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord Badlesmere. He was born at Stoke Albany, co. Northampton, on 13 Jan. 1336/7, and was brother and heir of William de Ros. They had four sons and two daughters. He took part in the King's expedition in Normandy in 1355, and in the campaigns of 1356 and 1359-60. He was summoned to Parliament from 24 Aug 1362. In 1368 he was ordered to reside on his lands in Ireland with his armed forces, to prevent the loss and destruction of the country. 'Thomas de Roos, lord of Hamelak' died testate at Uffington, co. Lincoln (while preparing to go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem), on 8 June 1384, and was buried at Riveaulx.  DE ROS, Thomas Knt. (I17433)
 
8873 Thomas De Ros, Knt., 8th Lord Ros, younger son, was born in 26 Sep 1406. He was brother and heir of John de Ros, 7th Ros, and was aged fourteen a his brother's death. He was knighted by the King at Leicester on 19 May 1426 , served in France under the Duke of Bedford in 1427, and was summoned to Parliament in 1429. Thomas De Ros, Lord Ros, died 18 Aug 1430 'in the King's wars in France.' DE ROS, Thomas (I89595)
 
8874 THOMAS DEWEY, the Settler (spelled also in the Dorchester records, Duee), came to Dorchester, Mass., in 1633, from Sandwich, Kent, England, near the ancient town of Dover, and was enrolled as a freeman there, may 14, 1634. He removed about 1638 to Windsor, Ct., and m. there, march 22, 1638/9, widow Frances Clarke, by whom he had 5 children. He was cornet of the town troop of soldiers. he d. at Windsor, April 27, 1648. he was frequently juror and deputy to the General Court. His widow m. for a 3d husband, Nov. 30 1648, George Phelps, and soon afterwards removed to Westfield, Mass., with all the Dewey children except Israel, who remained in Windsor and d. there at an advanced age, leaving no issue. Thomas Dewey and all his descendants for several generations are believed to have been farmers. DEWEY, Thomas (I64181)
 
8875 Thomas died of dysentery contracted at the siege of Harfleur, "on his birthday, aged 34".

He married Nov. 26, 1405 at Lambeth, Beatrice, illegitimate daughter of John I, King of Portugal, and his mistress Inez Perez.
There were no children. 
FITZ ALAN, Thomas (I22339)
 
8876 Thomas died two days after the Battle of Shrewsbury.
He was unmarried. 
DE PERCY, Thomas (I17321)
 
8877 Thomas Flegg died Feb 6, 1697/8; will proved Feb. 16 of same, does not mention all of his children.

He came to New England when only 21 years old with Richard Carver, in whose employ he was. They embarked at Scratby, Norfolk, 1637. Although of an ancient and respectable family of Norfolk, he was registered as servant of Carver's. that word being used at the time to denote servitude of any kind. Thus Sir Ferdinando Gorges speaks of Gov. Vines as "my servant"; Pepys, the diarist is registered as the servant of kinsman, Lord Sandwich, and the records of the time abound in such instances. It is altogether probable that the young man had entered into an arrangement very common at the time, to work for Carver for a certain period in payment for his passage. (Stiles' Ancient Windsor, I, p. 40.) That there was nothing debasing about his servitude is proved by the part he subsequently took in the affairs of the new settlement, for at this time in New England, social distinctions were most rigidly observed. Although not among the first proprietors of Watertown, his name appears on the records as early as 1641, as owner of a "homestall" of six acres and a lot of twenty acres. Between 1671 and 1687, he was Selectman eight terms, 1671-74-75-76-78-81-85 and 87. He lost his eye by a gunshot accident previous to 1659. He was released from training April 165(?) by paying the company 5 shillings per annum and was fully released therefrom by the court April 5, 1681, when his eldest son was 40 years old.  
FLEGG, Thomas (I82713)
 
8878 Thomas Fogge, Esq., of Ashford,Kent, Sergeant Porter of Calais to Kings Henry VII and Henry VIII. They had two daughters "Thomas Fogges, esquyer, of Eshetisford" died testate on 16 Aug 1512, and was buried at Ashford. FOGGE, Thomas Esq. (I90419)
 
8879 Thomas Fones was at an early age apprenticed to a grocer in London. He was freed from the apprenticeship in 1602. However, he did not pursue the grocery trade becoming and apothecary. FONES, Thomas (I75968)
 
8880 Thomas Gerard, Knt., of Kingsley & Bryn, co. Lancaster, son of Peter Gerard, of Kingsley and Bryn, co. Lancaster and Margaret, daughter of Thomas Stanley, Knt., of Hooton, Co. Chester. GERARD, Sir Thomas Knt. (I77567)
 
8881 Thomas Grey and Cecily Bonville had three sons and six daughters. he was created 'Marquess of Dorset' on 18 Apr 1475. He was summoned to parliament from 15 Nov 1482 by writs directed 'Thome Marchioni Dors'. In January 1482/3 on the death of his grandmother, Elizabeth, lady Ferrers of Groby, he became Lord Ferrers of Groby. "Thomas Gray, mercus Dorsett of Asteley', died testate aged fifty on 20 Sep 1501, and was buried at Astley, co Warwick. GREY, Thomas (I26170)
 
8882 Thomas Halsey of Hertfordshire, England, and Southampton, Long Island 1591-1679, With His Amer. Desc. to the Eighth & Ninth Gen. Source (S03492)
 
8883 Thomas Hammond, son of William and Mary (?) Hammond, of Melford, England, and grandson of John and Agnes (?) Hammond, of Lavenham, England, was baptized at Melford, county of Suffolk, England, with his twin brother, John, Sept. 2, 1603. He was a first cousin of William Hammond, who settled in Watertown, Mass., in 1636.

He married in Lavenham, England, Nov. 12, 123, Elizabeth Cason, b. in Great Whelnetham, a few miles north of Lavenham, before 1604, daughter of Robert and Prudence (Hammond) Cason. She was a grand-daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (?) Hammond, of Great Whelnetham.

Thomas Hammond was one of the first settlers in Hingham, Mass. Had land granted him there in 1636. Took the freeman's oath march 9, 1636-7.

He was on the grand jury in 1637. His two younger children were baptized in Hingham. The elder children were undoubtedly born in England, although the place of their birth has not been definitely ascertained.

Thomas Hammond, Vincent Druce, John Parker, Nicholas Hodgdon and John Winchester all settled in Hingham at about the same time; all of these removed from there and settled in the same neighborhood, near the boundary line between what are now the towns of Newton and Brookline, Mass.

Nicholas Hodgdon first purchased 67 acres of land on Cambridge Hill, which he sold Dec. 4, 1650, to Thomas Hammond and Vincent Druce, then of Hingham. They also bought 13 acres, granted by the town of Cambridge to Robert Bradish, and 16 acres in Muddy River, next to lands of John Parker. Hammond and Druce bought in 1658, of Thomas Brattle and others, 600 acres in Muddy River (now Brookline) called Royton farm, which they held in common for some years. The division was finally made as shown by his unsigned will. He probably removed to Cambridge Village (now Newton) about 1650, but held lands in Hingham for same years after that date. In 1652, he sold land there (Suffolk Deeds, folios 221-222)...

In 1656, he sold lands in Hingham to William Sprague for L60. In the same year he bought of Esther Sparhawk, daughter of Nathaniel Sparhawk, 330 acres more of land, in Cambridge, for L40.

His homestead, in Newton, was near the Brookline boundary and near a beautiful sheet of water, which has since borne his name, "Hammond Pond." the homestead remained in the family several generations, Josiah Hovey Hammond, father of Mr. George W. Hammond, of the Forest Paper Co., having been the last of the race who was born there.

Thomas Hammond was one of the wealthiest men in town in his day. there seems to have been a close friendship between himself and Vincent Druce, but no relationship has been shown by any papers or records found.

He died in 1675, leaving an unsigned will which was admitted to probate.....It is found in Middlesex Probate, No 7160....

His inventory amounted to L1,139 16S 2d and was by Elder Wiswall and John Spring. It was dated Oct. 25, 1675, and states that he deceased Sept. 30, 1675. A family tradition relative to Elizabeth Cason, his wife, is given on p. 299 of Jackson's History of Newton and is as follows:

"It is said that when a young woman, in England, she took a walk with a party of young folks and went into the Mint to see how money was coined. the master of the Mint was pleased with her appearance and chat, and gave her an invitation to try her hand in the operation. She had evidently made some impression on him, and he was desirous to know if she could make as good an impression upon the coin; so he placed a piece of silver coin upon the die, about the size of a half crown--she came forward and grasped the lever and stamped a fair impression upon the coin, where upon he presented her with the silver piece, which she bore off in triumph; and from her fair hand it has passed through those of her descendants, to the seventh generation, and is now (1854) possessed by Stephen Hammond, of Roxbury, whose son, William, of the eighth, is looking wishfully for it."

This coin is now (1902) in the possession of Mr. George W. Hammond, of Yarmouthville, Me.
 
HAMMOND, Thomas (I72888)
 
8884 Thomas Harby, Esq., of Adston, co. Northampton, is the son of William Harby, of Ashby, by Emma, daughter of William Wilmore, of Ashby. HARBY, Thomas (I81759)
 
8885 Thomas Harding Ellis, Ellis Family of Virginia (Name: Richmond, VA, 1849, rpt. 1906.;), Source Medium: Book
Ellis Family
Source (S02219)
 
8886 Thomas Hart was a Deputy in Newport in 1666. On 4 September 1666, he was ordered to procure a boat and hands to go to Warwick to "signify to the Magistrates and Deputies of that Towne" that the Newport Court desired their advice and assistance. He was among a large group of Newport residents who circa 1667 were involved in the purchase of land from the Indians in Monmouth, New Jersey, for the purpose of establishing a settlement there. he is known to have been one of the first purchasers, but is also known to have been among those who did not settle there. HART, Thomas (I27536)
 
8887 THOMAS HAZARD, the progenitor of the Hazard family in the United States of America, was born in 1610; he died in 1680; married 1st Martha ?, who died in 1669. He married, 2d, Martha, widow of Thomas Sheriff; she died in 1691. He name is first found in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1635. In 1638, March 25, he was admitted freeman of Boston. Two years later he was admitted freeman of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. In 1639, april 28, he and eight others signed the following contract, preparatory to the settlement of Newport, Rhode Island: "It is agreed by us whose hands are underwritten to propagate a plantation in the midst of the island or elsewhere, and to engage ourselves to bear equal charge, answerable to our strength and estates, in common, and that our determination shall be by major voice of judge and elders, the judge to have a double voice." The founders and first officers of the town of Newport were William Coddington, Judge; Nicholas Eaton, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Clarke, Jeremy Clarke, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull, Elders; William Dyre, Clerk. In 1639, June 5, he was named one of four proportioners of land in Newport, any three of whom might proportion it; "the company laying it forth to have 4d. an acre for every acre laid." September 2, 1639, he was admitted freeman of newport, and in 1640, March 12, he was appointed a member of the General Court of Elections. In 1665, he was for a short time in Newtown, Long Island. In his will, proved 1680, his wife Martha, whom he calls his "beloved yoke-fellow," is sole executrix, and he gives her "all movable and immovable estate, as housing, goods, cattle, and chattels, etc." To his son Robert he gives 1s. To his daughters, Hannah Wilcox and Martha Potter, wife of Ichabod Potter, 1s. There is a long line of descendants from this daughter Martha, and Ichabod Potter, with frequent intermarriages in the Hazard family. In the early history of the family it was almost an exception to find a Hazard who did not marry a cousin, and it is a curious fact that the lines in which these marriages were the most frequent, were often marked by the strongest men and women, both mentally and physically.

Thee few meagre facts are about all that can be found at the present day of the founder of the Hazard family in America. But Thomas R. Hazard, in his "Recollections of Olden Times", has given an account of the family that goes back, even beyond the name; its European founder being the Duke de Charante, living about 1060, on the borders of Switzerland. From the Duke de Charante he has given an interesting account of the changes in the name, until towards the close of the eighteenth century, when it was, and still continues to be, written Hazard. Willis R. Hazard, a descendant of Jonathan Hazard of Newtown, Long Island (according to whose opinion Jonathan was a son of Thomas Hazard, but by other authorities a nephew), has given us the chief characteristics of the family; and although his account was intended for the descendants of Jonathan of Newtown, it is equally applicable to the Rhode Island Family. He says: "The Hazards are a strongly marked race, handing down and retaining certain peculiarities from generation to generation. One is, a peculiar decision of character, a certain amount of pride, and a pronounced independence, coupled with a slight reserve. Physically they are strongly marked. Generally speaking, they are of good stature and vigorous frames with rather a square head, high forehead, brown hair, blue eyes, straight or aquiline nose, and with will shown by a firmly set jaw. Their complexion is fair, a little inclined to florid."

Few families in Rhode Island have a brighter record than the Hazard family, where, if greatness is not always found, sobriety, honesty, and integrity make even the humblest lives worth studying; and when one finds, as is often the case, a retiring, unpretentious modesty combined with greatness, he must be pardoned for his enthusiastic admiration for the old family tree, that still sends out vigorous shoots after more than two hundred years of growth in America. 
HAZARD, Thomas (I71504)
 
8888 Thomas Hoo, Knt., K.G., of Hoo in Linton, co. Bedford, Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, son and heir of Thomas de Hoo, Knt., of Hoo, by Eleanor, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Felton, Knt., of Litcham, Norfolk. He was born bef 100, and distinguished himself in the French wars. On 2 June 1448, for his good service in England, France and Normandy, he was created Lord Hoo of Hoo in the county of Bedford and of Hastings in the county of Sussex. He was summoned to Parliament from 2 Jan. 1448/9 by writs directed 'Thome Hoo Chivaler'. Thomas Hoo, Lord hoo, died testate on 13 Feb 1454/5. His will, dated 12 Feb 1545/5, provided bequests for the marriages of his daughters 'Anne, Alyanor and Elyzabeth', and names 'my lord Wells, my wyves father' and 'Alyenor my wyffe.' HOO, Thomas Knt. (I89810)
 
8889 Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk KG PC (1473 ? 25 August 1554) (Earl of Surrey from 1514[2]), was a prominent Tudor politician. He was an uncle of two of the wives of King Henry VIII of England, namely Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, both of whom were beheaded, and played a major role in the machinations effecting these royal marriages. After falling from favour in 1546, he was stripped of the dukedom and imprisoned in the Tower of London, avoiding execution when King Henry VIII died on 28 January 1547.

He was released on the accession of the Roman Catholic queen, Mary I of England, whom he aided in securing her throne, thus setting the stage for tensions between his Catholic family and the Protestant royal line that would be continued by Queen Mary's half-sister, Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Thomas was the eldest son of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (1443?1524) by his first wife, Elizabeth Tilney (d. 1497), the daughter of Sir Frederick Tilney and widow of Sir Humphrey Bourchier.[3] He was descended in the female line from Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, the sixth son of King Edward I of England.[4] In 1485, both his father and his grandfather, John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, had fought for the Yorkist king, Richard III of England, at the Battle of Bosworth, in which his grandfather was killed, thus bringing the Tudor king, Henry VII of England, to the throne. Due to their alliegance to the losing side, the Howard family's titles became forfeit.[3]

Thomas Howard was an able soldier, and was often employed in military operations.[3] In 1497, he served in a campaign against the Scots under the command of his father, who knighted him on 30 September 1497.[3] He was made a Knight of the Garter after the accession of King Henry VIII, and became the King's close companion, with lodgings at court.[3] On 4 May 1513, he was appointed Lord Admiral, and on 9 September, he helped to defeat the Scots at the Battle of Flodden. His first wife, Anne of York, died in 1511,[5] and early in 1513, Howard married Lady Elizabeth Stafford, the daughter of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Lady Eleanor Percy, the daughter of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland.[6]

On 1 February 1514, Howard's father, then Earl of Surrey, was created Duke of Norfolk, and by letters patent issued on the same day, Thomas Howard was created Earl of Surrey for life. Over the next few years, he served King Henry VIII in a variety of ways. In September 1514, he escorted the King's sister, Princess Mary Tudor, to France for her forthcoming marriage to King Louis XII of France. In 1517, he quelled a May day riot in London with the use of soldiers.[6][3]

On 10 March 1520, the Earl of Surrey was appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland. By July 1520, Surrey entered upon the thankless task of endeavoring to keep Ireland in order. His letters contain accounts of attempts to pacify the rival factions of the Earl of Kildare and the Earl of Ormonde, and are full of demands for more money and troops.[6]

At the end of 1521, the Earl of Surrey was recalled from Ireland to take command of the English fleet in naval operations against France. His ships were ill-provisioned, and his warfare consisted of a series of raids upon the French coast for the purpose of inflicting all the damage possible. When Surrey abandoned the siege of Brest, he left Vice-Admiral William FitzWilliam on station to blockade the port. The English navy patrolled the coast of Brittany for the next three months, but was unable to score a decisive victory with their Spanish allies. In July 1522, Surrey had burned Morlaix, in September, he had laid waste the country around Boulogne, spreading devastation on every side until the winter brought back the fleet to England. The sea patrol was abandoned with little achieved.[6][7]

Rise to power
On 4 December 1522, Thomas Howard was made Lord Treasurer upon his father's resignation of the office, and on 21 May 1524, he succeeded his father as Duke of Norfolk.[3] His liking for war brought him into conflict with Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, who preferred diplomacy in the conduct of foreign affairs. In 1523, Wolsey had secured to the Duke of Suffolk the reversion of the office of Earl Marshal which had been held by Norfolk's father, and in 1525, the Duke of Richmond had replaced Norfolk as Lord Admiral. Finding himself pushed aside, Norfolk spent considerable time away from court in 1525?7 and 1528.[3]

In the mid 1520s, the Duke of Norfolk's niece, Anne Boleyn, had caught the eye of King Henry VIII,[8] and Norfolk's political fortunes revived with his involvement in the King's attempt to have his marriage to Queen Catherine of Aragon annulled. By 1529, matters of state were being increasingly handled by Norfolk, the Duke of Suffolk, and the Boleyns, who pressed King Henry VIII to remove Cardinal Wolsey. In October, the King sent Norfolk and the Duke of Suffolk to obtain the great seal from the Cardinal. In November, Wolsey was arrested on a charge of treason, but died before trial. Norfolk benefited from Wolsey's fall, becoming the King's leading Councillor and applying himself energetically in the King's efforts to find a way out of his marriage to Queen Catherine. His loyalty and service to King Henry VIII brought him ample rewards. He received grants of monastic lands in Norfolk and Suffolk, was employed on diplomatic missions, and was created a knight of the French Order of St Michael in 1532 and Earl Marshal of England on 28 May 1533. In May 1536, when King Henry VIII arrested his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, Norfolk presided at the trial of his niece as Lord High Steward.[3]

Norfolk's marriage to his second wife, Lady Elizabeth Stafford, which had apparently been mutually affectionate at first, deteriorated in 1527 when he took a mistress, Elizabeth Holland (d. 1547/8), whom he installed in the Howard household. Lady Elizabeth formally separated from her husband in the 1530s. She claimed that in March 1534, the Duke ?locked me up in a chamber, [and] took away my jewels and apparel'. Norfolk then moved her to Redbourn, Hertfordshire, where she lived an actual prisoner with a meagre annual allowance of only 200. She also claimed to have been physically maltreated by Norfolk and by his household servants.[9]

When the Pilgrimage of Grace broke out in Lincolnshire and the northern counties late in 1536, Norfolk shared command of the King's forces with the Earl of Shrewsbury, persuading the rebels to disperse by promising them a pardon and that Parliament would consider their grievances. However, when further rebellions erupted in January 1537, he carried out a policy of brutal retribution.[3]

By 1539, Norfolk was seriously challenging the religious reforms of the King's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell. In that year, King Henry VIII sought to have Parliament put an end to diversity in religious opinion. On 5 May, the House of Lords appointed a committee to consider questions of doctrine. Although he was not a member of the committee, on 16 May, Norfolk presented six conservative articles of religion to Parliament for consideration. On 30 May, the Six Articles and the penalties for failure to conform to them were enacted into law, and on 28 June, received royal assent.[3]

On 29 June 1539, Norfolk, the Duke of Suffolk, and Thomas Cromwell dined with King Henry VIII as guests of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. During a heated discussion about Cardinal Wolsey, Cromwell charged Norfolk with disloyalty and Norfolk called Cromwell a liar. Their mutual hostility was now out in the open.[3] Cromwell inadvertently played into Norfolk's hands by taking the initiative in the King's marriage to Anne of Cleves. The King's disillusionment with Anne's physical appearance when he met her in January 1540, and his desire to have the marriage annulled after the wedding had taken place, gave Norfolk an opportunity to bring down his enemy, Cromwell.[10] On 10 June 1540, Cromwell was arrested at a Privy Council meeting on charges of high treason, and Norfolk personally 'tore the St George from his neck?. On 9 July 1540, King Henry's marriage to Anne of Cleves was annulled.[3] On 28 July 1540, Cromwell was executed, and on the same day, the King wed Norfolk's other niece, Catherine Howard, as his fifth wife.[11] As a result of this marriage, for a time, Norfolk enjoyed political prominence, royal favour, and material rewards.

However, when Queen Catherine's premarital sexual indiscretions and her alleged adultery with Sir Thomas Culpeper were revealed to King Henry VIII by Archbishop Cranmer, the King's wrath turned on the Howard family, who were accused of concealing her misconduct.[3] Queen Catherine Howard was condemned by a bill of attainder and was later executed on 13 February 1542. Several other members of the Howard family were sent to the Tower, including Norfolk's stepmother, the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.[11] However, the French ambassador Marillac wrote on 17 January 1542, that Norfolk had not only escaped punishment, but had apparently been restored to his 'full former credit and authority'.[3]

The Duke of Norfolk was appointed Lieutenant-General north of the River Trent on 29 January 1541, and Captain-General in a campaign against the Scots in August 1542. In June 1543, he declared war on France in the King's name and was appointed Lieutenant-General of the army. During the campaign of May?October 1544, he besieged Montreuil, while King Henry VIII captured Boulogne, before returning home. Complaining of lack of provisions and munitions, Norfolk eventually raised the siege of Montreuil, and realizing that Boulogne could not realistically be held by the English for long, he left it garrisoned and withdrew to Calais, for which he was severely rebuked by the King.[3]

Imprisonment and release
During the King's final years Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, and Henry VIII's last queen, Catherine Parr, both of whom favoured the reformed faith, gained influence with the King while the conservative Norfolk became isolated politically. He attempted to form an alliance with the Seymours through a marriage between his widowed daughter, Mary Howard and Hertford's brother Thomas Seymour,[3] but the effort was forestalled by the provocative conduct of his eldest son and heir, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, who had assumed the royal arms of Edward the Confessor as part of his personal heraldry.[12] On 12 December 1546 both Norfolk and Surrey were arrested and sent to the Tower. On 12 January 1547 Norfolk acknowledged that he had "concealed high treason, in keeping secret the false acts of my son, Henry Earl of Surrey, in using the arms of St. Edward the Confessor, which pertain only to kings", and offered his lands to the King. Norfolk's family, including his estranged wife, his daughter Mary, and his mistress, Elizabeth Holland, all gave evidence against him. Surrey was beheaded on 19 January 1547,[12] and on 27 January 1547 Norfolk was attainted by statute without trial. The dying King gave his assent to Norfolk's death by royal commissioners, and it was rumoured that he would be executed on the following day. He was saved by the King's death on 28 January and the Council's decision not to inaugurate the new reign with bloodshed. His estates fell prey to the ruling clique in the reign of Edward VI, for which he was later partly compensated by lands worth 1626 a year from Queen Mary I.[3]

Norfolk remained in the Tower throughout the reign of King Edward VI. He was released and pardoned by Queen Mary in 1553, and in Mary's first parliament (October?December 1553), his statutory attainder was declared void, thereby restoring him to the dukedom.[13] He was appointed to the Privy Council, and presided as Lord High Steward at the trial of the Duke of Northumberland on 18 August.[3] He was also restored to the office of Earl Marshal and officiated in that capacity at Mary's coronation on 1 October 1553.[13] His last major service to the Crown was his command of the forces sent to put down a rebellion in early 1554 by a group of disaffected gentlemen who opposed the Queen's projected marriage to Philip II of Spain.[14]

 
HOWARD, Thomas (I90703)
 
8890 Thomas Howard, Knt., K.B., K.G., Sherif of Norfolk and Suffolk, M.P. for Norfolk, P.C. son and heir by first marriage, was born at Stoke Nayland in 1443, and was educated at Thetford Grammar School. He was yeoman in the household of King Edward I. He fought at the Battle of Barnet on 14 Apr 1471, and was severely wounded. After service with the Duke of Burgundy, he became Esquire of the Body to King Edward IV, whom he attended both in England and France. He was created Earl of Surrey on 28 June 1483 (the same day his father was created Duke of Norfolk). He was wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Bosworth on 22 Aug 1485. Finding favour with King Henry VII, he entered upon a career of employment for many years. He did notable service in the North, especially stamping out insurrections in 1489 and 1492. His first wife died, as Countess of Surrey, on 4 Apr 1497. He was married for the second time (with dispensation dated 17 Ag 1497 as related in the second degree, to marry in the chapel of the castle of Sheriff Hutton) to Agnes Tilney, daughter of Hugh Tilney, of Skirbeck and Boston, co. Lincoln, by daughter of Walter Tailboys. He was made Lieutenant General in the North in July 1513, and gained victory over the Scots at Flodden Field on 9 September. He was rewarded therefor by being created (with a grant of lands) Duke of Norfolk on 1 Feb. 1513/4. Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, died aged about eighty at Framlingham Castle on 21 May 1524, and was buried at Thetford Abbey. His widow was imprisoned in the Tower in 1541 (with her son Lord William Howard and Margaret his wife, and her daughter the Countess of Bridgewater), and attainted for misprision of treason in concealing the 'evil life' of her step-granddaughter, Katherine Howard, before her marriage to the King Henry VIII. HOWARD, Sir Thomas (I80624)
 
8891 Thomas Howes was first in Lynn and afterward settled in yarmouth, of which he was one of the three original proprietors. He settled at Nobacusset on the north side of Cape Cod, which afterwards became a part of the town of Dennis. he was one of those in August, 1643, between 16 and 60 years of age, able to bear arms in yarmouth. he was one of the deputies from yarmouth to the General Court at Plymouth for six years, commencing in 1652. The tax of his widow (then also the Widow of Gov. Prence) in 1676 towards the charges of the late war" was L1 3s. 4d.

The first mention of Thomas' Howes is in the court records of Essex county n September, 1633. At the 10th Quarter Court, held at Salem Sept. 25, 1633, in the suit of Mr. Holgrave against Thomas Howes for trespass, the jury found for the plaintiff seven bushels and a half of corn and four shillings costs. At the same court Abram Temple obtained a verdict for two bushels of corn, five shillings damages and four shillings costs against Mr. John Humphreys, Mr. Howes and Mr. Hawks for trespass done by their horses; Hugh Browne, a verdict for three bushels of corn, seven shillings and sixpence damages and four shillings costs against Thomas Howes for trespass; James Molton a verdict for eleven bushels and one peck of corn and four shillings costs against Mr. Howes and Mr. Hawks for trespass; James Hinds, a verdict against the same two for four bushels and a half of corn and four shillings costs for trespass; and Henry Skerry, a verdict against the same two, also for trespass for the same amount of corn and costs.... 
HOWES, Thomas (I85151)
 
8892 Thomas is also known as the Earl of Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, and Salisbury, Seneschel of England. LANCASTER, Thomas Of (I34816)
 
8893 Thomas is the son of John Wake (d. 1300) and his wife Joan (d. 1310) (daughter of John Fitzbarnard of Kingsdown, Kent.

They had no children. 
WAKE, Thomas (I58853)
 
8894 Thomas Kidder was a farmer, carpenter, and millwright. In the Spring of 1815 he moved from Vermont (probably Stratton, where his parents lived) to Hanover Township, Chautauqua Co., New York, where he erected a sawmill, and gristmill. In 1832 he and his family moved on to Elk Creek, Erie Co., Pa., where he and his wife died. KIDDER, Thomas (I82626)
 
8895 Thomas Lewis, Gent., son of Andrew Lewis, Draper, ofShrewsbury, co. Salop, by Mary, daughter of Mr. William Herring, of Shrewsbury, vintner and draper, born Shrewsbury abt. 1590, vintner of Shrewsbury, emigrated by 28 June 1631, patentee of thirty-two square miles on the eastern bank of the Saco River in the Province of Maine granted to him and Capt. Richard Bonython by the Plymouth Company in 1629, joined by wife and three daughters in 1637; died before 1640.  LEWIS, Thomas (I81974)
 
8896 Thomas Lunsford, Knt., of Lunsford and Wilegh, Sussex, said to have been born about 1610, but shown as fourth son in pedigree, described by Clarendon "a man, though of ancient family in Sussex, of very small and decayed fortune, and of no good education"; described in youth as "of lawless disposition and violent temper"; committed to Newgate in 1633, escaped next year, fled to the Continent and entered the French service, gaining military reputation, returned to England 1639, granted royal pardon, appointed Lieutenant of the Tower of London by King Charles I, 22 Dec 1641, knighted 28 Dec 1641, a commander of Royalist forces against the Parliamentarians until the execution of King Charles in January 1649, license to go to Virginia granted 7 Aug 1649, member of the Council and Lieutenant-General of Virginia troops, 1651, died 1653, buried "Richneck", tombstone, inscribed 1727, later removed to Bruton Church, Williamsburg; will, then of Tooting Graveney, Surrey, dated 4 Jan. 1688, proved 13 June 1691, by "Lady Elizabeth Lunsford, alias Thomas, relict of the deceased"; married, first, Anne Hudson, of Peckham, Surrey, buried at East Hoathly, 28 Nov 1638, one son died as infant; married second 1640, Katherine Neville, died Virginia 1649, daughter of Henry Neville, Knt., of Billingbear, co. Berks (three daughters returned to England as wards of their grandmother, Dame Elizabeth Neville); married third, Elizabeth (?) Kemp, widow of Richard Kemp, of "Richneck", James City County, Virginia.  LUNSFORD, Thomas Knt. (I90341)
 
8897 Thomas Lunsford, who is said to have wasted the estate inherited from his father, died at Greenwich where he was buried on 4 Nov 1637. LUNSFORD, Thomas Gent. (I90339)
 
8898 THOMAS LYON "of Rye" was born in England, about 1621, and died at Byram Neck, Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Conn in 1690. He was buried in the old Lyon family burying ground at Byram Neck. he is supposed to have come first to the Massachusetts Colony, and thence to have gone to seek his fortune in the far west of Fairfield County, Conn., where at about the same time Richard and Henry Lyon, presumably his brothers or cousins, appeared. His first wife was Martha Joanna Winthrop, a grand-daughter of Gov. John Wintrop, of Salem, Mass., and it is to Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, a lineal descendant of the Governor that we are indebted for nearly all the circumstantial knowledge we have of the life of Thomas Lyon. He made public in a communication to the Massachusetts Historical Society, of which he was for thirty years president, a number of letters found among the papers of Governor Winthrop, written by Thomas Lyon, his wife Martha (Winthrop) Lyon, and other members of the family.

Martha's mother, Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop remained in England when her husband, Henry Winthrop came to America. He was drowned in Salem harbor, July 2, 1630, the day after his arrival. She, with her infant daughter, Martha, came to America the following year. She did not remain long a widow. Her second husband was Robert Feake(Feeke, Feke, Fekes, Feeck, the name was variously written), one of the earliest and largest proprietors in Watertown, which he repeatedly represented in the Massachusetts General Court. After some years Mr. Feake removed with his family to Greenwich, Conn. where in 1640, he, with Capt. Daniel Patrick, purchased of the Indians a large tract of land. It appears that about this time he developed symptoms of a derangement of mind which ended in complete insanity. there may or may not have been estrangement between man and wife; at all events Mr. Feake returned to Watertown, leaving his family in charge of his business partner, Capt. Patrick. the gossips had it that the relations between Capt. Patrick and Mrs. Feake were more intimate than business required. However, these relations, whatever may have their nature, were brought to an abrupt close in 1643 by the death by assassination of Capt. Patrick. Mrs. Feake and her daughter continued to live in Connecticut (in the town Stamford), her business affairs being entrusted now to one William Hallett. At this juncture Thomas Lyon comes on the stage and assays the difficult role of son-in-law.

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Wife: Mary Hoyt (1630, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT - 1696, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT)

"The tradition in this family runs that Thomas Lyon and John Banks came together from Yorkshire, England, about the year 1640, to the spot where they settled on the east bank of Byram River, which they reached by boat from Stamford. Saving the date, which is many years too early, the legend may be correct. Thomas Lyon was a land-holder in Stamford in 1650 and 1652."

Source: "History of Rye, New York: Chronicle of a Border Town, Westchester County, New York, Including Harrison and White Plains till 1788"; by Charles W. Baird, 1871, p. 422.

Burial location referenced in "Byram, Connecticut: An Historic Resources Inventory"; by Renee Kahn Associates, 1978, p. 3.
 
LYON, Thomas (I37356)
 
8899 Thomas married Betsey Mason or Betsey Arnold. NEWTON, Thomas C. (I41299)
 
8900 Thomas Montagu, Knt., K.B., Earl of Salisbury, Lord Montagu, son and heir, was born about 1388 (aged twelve at his father's death). He was married for the first time to Alianor De Holand. She was born in 1387, the fifth child and second daughter of that name, and was co-heiress of her brother Edmund Holand, Earl of Kent. She was living in 1413, and according to her husband's will, was buried at Bisham. He was summoned to Parliament as Earl of Salisbury on 26 Oct 1409. In consideration of his great services in the French War, he was restored in blood to the dignities held by his father on 2 May 1421, becoming thus Lord Montagu, etc. He received a grant of the Comte of Perche, and was appointed Lieut. General of Normandy. MONTAGU, Thomas K.G. (I16986)
 

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