Thomas FLEGG

Male 1615 - 1698  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Thomas FLEGG  [1
    • 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. [1]
    Christened 1615  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of Bartholomew and Alica Flegg of Whinberg, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 6 Feb 1697/8  [1
    Person ID I82713  Main Tree
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2022 

    Family Mary ?,   b. Abt 1619,   d. 1703  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Children 
     1. Lieut. Gershom FLEGG,   b. 16 Apr 1641,   d. 6 Jul 1690  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
     2. John FLEGG,   b. 14 Jun 1643,   d. 6 Feb 1696/7  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
     3. Bartholomew FLEGG,   b. 23 Feb 1644/5,   d. 18 Dec 1675, Killed in the Great Swamp Fight, King Philip's War Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [Birth]
     4. Thomas FLEGG,   b. 28 Apr 1646  [Birth]
     5. William FLEGG,   b. Abt 1648,   d. 22 Aug 1675, Killed by Indians at Lancaster, Mass. (King Philip's War) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)  [Birth]
     6. Michael FLEGG,   b. 23 Mar 1650/1,   d. 16 Oct 1711  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
     7. Eleazer FLEGG,   b. 14 May 1653,   d. 21 May 1722  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Elizabeth FLAGG,   b. 22 Mar 1654/5, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1729, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +9. Mary FLAGG,   b. 14 Jun 1657, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1720, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
     10. Rebecca FLEGG,   b. 5 Sep 1660,   d. 20 Jun 1721  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
     11. Benjamin FLEGG,   b. 25 Jun 1662,   d. 3 May 1741  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
     12. Allen FLEGG,   b. 16 May 1665,   d. Oct 1711  (Age 46 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F33764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.