John Tenney1

Marriage*He married Ursula Mumby in England.1

Family

Ursula Mumby
Child1.Elizabeth Tenney+1 b. 8 Aug 1610, d. 1685

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): pages 451-452. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."

Antony Thacher1

b. 1588/89, d. between 30 June 1667 and 22 August 1667
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher of Queen Camel2 d. 1624
Birth*1588/89Antony Thacher was born in 1588/89 at Queen Camel, Somerset County, England.3
Marriage*circa 1619He married first Mary ______ circa 1619 in Salisbury, Somerset County, England.3
Occupation*1624Antony was curate under his father at Queen Camel until his father's death in 1624 and then served in the same capacity under his older brother, Reverend Peter Thacher, rector of St. Edmund's parish church of Sarum, Salisbury, Somerset County.3
(Husband) DeathJuly 1634Antony became a widower when Mary (__?__) Thacher died in July 1634.3
Marriage*February 1635He married second in February 1635, about six weeks before the date of their sailing to New England, Elizabeth Jones, daughter of ______ Jones, at Salisbury, Somerset County.3
(Father) Guardianship5 April 1635Before Antony immigrated to New England with the rest of his family, he made arrangements to leave his one-year-old youngest child, Benjamin, in the care of his uncle, Antony's older brother, Reverend Peter Thacher of St. Edmund's. Antony had agreed to pay his older brother £20 for the child's maintenance.3
Emigration*5 April 1635Antony and his new wife of just a few weeks, Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, with the four oldest of Antony's five children, and his nephew, Thomas Thacher, sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 on the ship James of London.3
Relationship Note*Before departing England together on the James, Antony Thacher and Reverend Joseph Avery, calling themselves "cousins", had been very close friends and had made an agreement to settle their families in the same place.3
Relocation*15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.3
Residence*After some moving around, Elizabeth and Antony Thacher settled in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony.3
Occupation* The probable cause of Antony Thacher's emigration was his desire to secure a home free from religious persecution so prevalent in England at that time. It was probably because of his religion that he called himself a "tayler" on the passenger list of the James, when in reality he was, or had been almost up to the time of his sailing, a curate of the established English Church in Salisbury. As a tailor, he would have been able to avoid the rigid scrutiny he would have had to undergo if he had announced himself as formerly a curate of an English Church of pronounced Puritan faith. He may actually have been a tailor by trade, as curates of Puritan faith were often in the humble callings of life; but if that was the case, it is certain that in New England he never followed his trade, but was always regarded as a man of literary attainments and occupied a leading and prominent position in his community.3
Death*between 30 June 1667 and 22 August 1667He died between 30 June 1667 and 22 August 1667 in Yarmouth3
Burial* and was buried on his own land in Yarmouth.3

Family 1

Mary ______ d. Jul 1634
Children1.William Thacher3 d. 15 Aug 1635
2.Edith Thacher3 b. 1 Feb 1621/22, d. 15 Aug 1635
3.Mary Thacher3 d. 15 Aug 1635
4.Peter Thacher3 d. 15 Aug 1635
5.Benjamin Thacher3 b. 13 Apr 1634, d. 1 Sep 1639

Family 2

Elizabeth Jones
Child1.Judah Thacher+3 b. c 1640, d. 4 Nov 1676

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), page 4. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 144-153.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 68-91.

Benjamin Thacher1

b. 13 April 1634, d. 1 September 1639
Father*Antony Thacher1 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Mary ______1 d. Jul 1634
Birth*13 April 1634Benjamin Thacher was born "between the hours of one and two o'clock in the morning" on Sunday, 13 April 1634 in Salisbury, Somerset County, England,1
Baptism27 April 1634 and was baptized on 27 April 1634 at St. Edmund's Church, Salisbury.1
Guardianship*5 April 1635Young Benjamin, just one year old when his father immigrated on 5 April 1635 with the rest of his family to New England, was left behind in the care of his uncle, Reverend Peter Thacher of St. Edmund's. Benjamin's father had agreed to pay his older brother £20 for the child's maintenance.1
Death*1 September 1639He died on 1 September 1639 in Salisbury at age 51
Burial*4 September 1639 and was buried from Salisbury on 4 September 1639 and was probably interred in the yard of that Church.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-91. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Edith Thacher1

b. 1 February 1621/22, d. 15 August 1635
Father*Antony Thacher1 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Mary ______1 d. Jul 1634
Birth*1 February 1621/22Edith Thacher was born at Queen Camel, Somerset County, England, probably about 1 February 1621/221
Baptism7 February 1621/22 and was baptized by her grandfather, Reverend Peter Thacher of Queen Camel, on 7 February 1621/22.1
(1st Daughter) Emigration5 April 1635Edith sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 with her parents and three of her siblings on the ship James of London.1
(Daughter) Relocation15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.1
Death*15 August 1635Edith, along with her sister and two brothers, drowned in the pinnace's shipwreck on 15 August 1635. None of the children's bodies were recovered. Edith was 13 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-91. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Elizabeth Thacher1,2

b. 7 March 1682/83, d. 10 February 1715/16
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton1,3 b. 18 Jul 1651, d. 17 Dec 1727
Mother*Theodora Oxenbridge1 d. 18 Nov 1697
Birth*7 March 1682/83Elizabeth Thacher was born on 7 March 1682/83 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3
Marriage*29 May 1701She married, as his first wife, Samuel Niles of New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island, son of Nathaniel Niles and Sarah Sandys, on 29 May 1701 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1,4
Death*10 February 1715/16She died on 10 February 1715/16 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 32.1,5

Family

Samuel Niles b. 1 May 1674, d. 1 May 1762
Child1.Elizabeth Niles+2 b. 16 May 1706

Citations

  1. [S1203] Joel Nelson Eno, "John Niles of Braintree, Mass., and some of his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 85, pages 145-157 (April 1931). Hereinafter cited as "John Niles of Braintree."
  2. [S869] Marcus Taft Jones, Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history: descendants of William and Margery Hayward of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1648; earlier of Weymouth. Microfilm of typescript at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island. Hayward genealogy 1648-1690: pages 1-13; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Marriages, Volume 1, page 178.
  5. [S986] Braintree, Massachusetts: Vital and Church Records, online at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, page or image number 7928. Hereinafter cited as Braintree Vital and Church Records.

Elizabeth Thacher1,2

b. October 1667
Father*Judah Thacher3 b. c 1640, d. 4 Nov 1676
Mother*Mary Thornton3 b. c 1640, d. 30 Nov 1708
Birth*October 1667Elizabeth Thacher was born in October 1667 in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony.1
Marriage*before 10 September 1696She married first, probably in Boston as his second wife, Joshua Gee, son of Peter Gee and Grace ______, before 10 September 1696.1,4
(Wife) Deathbefore 11 March 1722/23Elizabeth became a widow when Joshua Gee died before 11 March 1722/23.1
Marriage*12 August 1727She married second, as his third wife, her second cousin Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton, son of Reverend Thomas Thacher and Elizabeth Partridge, sometime after their Intention of Marriage was published on 12 August 1727 in Boston.3,1,5
(Wife) Death17 December 1727Elizabeth became a widow for the second time when Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton died on Monday, 17 December 1727, having preached both the morning and evening sermons, as usual, the day before.6

Family 1

Joshua Gee b. c 1667, d. b 11 Mar 1722/23

Family 2

Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton b. 18 Jul 1651, d. 17 Dec 1727

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 144-153. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942, her surname not provided. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 106-110.
  4. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942, reporting his name as Reverend Jonathan Gee.
  5. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Deaths, Volume 1, page 247. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Captain Josiah Thacher1

French & Indian War*11 May 1759Nathaniel Bolton and William Bolton were among those who appeared on the list of Massachusetts Soldiers who landed at Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Province, Canada, with Captain Josiah Thacher's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment on 11 May 1759.2

Citations

  1. [S671] Communicated by George T. Thacher Esq. of Boston, "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759: A List of Capt. Josiah Thacher's Company in Coll. John Thomases Regemt. Landed in Halifax, May ye 11th 1759", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 28 (October 1874): pages 413-415. Hereinafter cited as "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759 - NEHGR."
  2. [S671] Communicated by George T. Thacher Esq. of Boston, "Massachusetts Soldiers at Halifax in 1759 - NEHGR", page 414.

Judah Thacher1

b. circa 1640, d. 4 November 1676
Father*Antony Thacher2 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Elizabeth Jones2
Birth*circa 1640Judah Thacher was probably born in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony, circa 1640, as calculated from his noted age at death.2
Marriage*circa 1666He married Mary Thornton, daughter of Reverend Thomas Thornton and Mary ______, circa 1666 in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony.3
Death*4 November 1676He died on 4 November 1676 at Yarmouth at age 36.3

Family

Mary Thornton b. c 1640, d. 30 Nov 1708
Children1.Elizabeth Thacher3 b. Oct 1667
2.Mary Thacher3 b. 17 Mar 1671

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), page 69. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 68-91.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 106-110.

Mary Thacher1

b. 17 March 1671
Father*Judah Thacher1 b. c 1640, d. 4 Nov 1676
Mother*Mary Thornton1 b. c 1640, d. 30 Nov 1708
Birth*17 March 1671Mary Thacher was born on 17 March 1671 in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony.1
Marriage*3 November 1692She married first, as his second wife, Moses Draper on 3 November 1692 in Boston.2
(Wife) Death14 August 1693Mary became a widow when Moses Draper died on 14 August 1693.2
Marriage*19 August 1704She married second Joseph Grant, son of Edward Grant and Sarah Ward, on 19 August 1704 in Boston.2
(Daughter) Death30 November 1708Mary's mother died at the Grant home in Boston on 30 November 1708.1

Family 1

Moses Draper b. c 1662, d. 14 Aug 1693

Family 2

Joseph Grant b. 15 Feb 1660/61

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 106-110. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 156-158.

Mary Thacher1

d. 15 August 1635
Father*Antony Thacher1 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Mary ______1 d. Jul 1634
(2nd Son) Emigration5 April 1635Mary sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 with her parents and three of her siblings on the ship James of London.1
(Daughter) Relocation15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.1
Death*15 August 1635Mary, along with her sister and two brothers, drowned in the pinnace's shipwreck on 15 August 1635. None of the children's bodies were recovered. Mary may have been about 10 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-91. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Oxenbridge Thacher1

b. 17 May 1681, d. 1772
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton1 b. 18 Jul 1651, d. 17 Dec 1727
Mother*Theodora Oxenbridge1 d. 18 Nov 1697
Birth*17 May 1681Oxenbridge Thacher was born in 17 May 1681 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*10 February 1714He married Elizabeth Lilley of Boston on 10 February 1714 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Death*1772He died in 1772.1

Family

Elizabeth Lilley
Child1.Oxenbridge Thacher Jr.+4,5 b. 3 Jan 1719/20, d. 9 Jul 1765

Citations

  1. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Volume IV, Thacher, pages1941-1942. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Marriages, Volume 1, page 178.
  4. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, D.D.: pronounced Dec. 31, 1802 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Young and Minns, printers to the state, 1803), page 23. Hereinafter cited as A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher.
  5. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 158. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Oxenbridge Thacher Jr.1

b. 3 January 1719/20, d. 9 July 1765
Father*Oxenbridge Thacher1,2 b. 17 May 1681, d. 1772
Mother*Elizabeth Lilley2,3
Baptism*3 January 1719/20Oxenbridge Thacher Jr. was baptized on 3 January 1719/20 at the Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Education*1738He graduated in 1738 at Harvard College, Boston.1
Occupation*He was a lawyer.1
Marriage*27 July 1741He married Sarah Kent on 27 July 1741 in Boston, Suffolk County.4
(Husband) Death3 July 1764Oxenbridge became a widower when Sarah (Kent) Thacher died on 3 July 1764.5,6
Death*9 July 1765He died on 9 July 1765 in Milton, Suffolk County, at age 455,1
Burial* and was buried in Boston.7

Family

Sarah Kent d. 3 Jul 1764
Child1.Peter Thacher4,8,9 b. 10 Mar 1752, d. 16 Dec 1802

Citations

  1. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, D.D.: pronounced Dec. 31, 1802 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Young and Minns, printers to the state, 1803), page 23. Hereinafter cited as A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher.
  2. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 158. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Marriages, Volume 1, page 178. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, page 264. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Deaths, Volume 1, page 247.
  6. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 24.
  7. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, pages 24-25.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62.
  9. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 23, noting date of birth as 21 March 1752.

Peter Thacher1

d. 15 August 1635
Father*Antony Thacher1 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Mary ______1 d. Jul 1634
(2nd Son) Emigration5 April 1635Peter sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 with his parents and three of his siblings on the ship James of London.1
(Son) Relocation15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.1
Death*15 August 1635Peter, along with his two sisters and a brother, drowned in the pinnace's shipwreck on 15 August 1635. None of the children's bodies were recovered. Peter may have been about 5 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-91. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Peter Thacher1

b. circa 1616, d. after 1641
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher2 b. 1587/88, d. 16 Feb 1640/41
Mother*Anne ______1
Birth*circa 1616Peter Thacher was born circa 1616.1
Death*after 1641He died after 1641.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 29-34. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 30-33.

Peter Thacher1

b. 10 March 1752, d. 16 December 1802
Father*Oxenbridge Thacher Jr.4,5,6 b. 3 Jan 1719/20, d. 9 Jul 1765
Mother*Sarah Kent2,3,4,5 d. 3 Jul 1764
Birth*10 March 1752Peter Thacher was born on 10 March 1752 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6,5
Illness*2 May 1764At the age of 12, Peter was seriously ill with small pox, and wrote about the illness and its impact on his life in his private journal on 2 May 1764. His mother would die from the disease two months later and his father died the following year, the cause not identified.3
Education*1769Peter entered Master Lovell's school in July of 1759 and should have continued as a pupil there until July of 1766, however he left it for Harvard College, Boston, a year early and graduated from there in 1769.7
Marriage*8 October 1770He married, as her second husband, Elizabeth (Hawkes) Pool of Chelsea on 8 October 1770 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).8,9,10
Occupation*12 January 1785He was a minister, ordained on 19 September 1770 in Malden, Middlesex County and remained a pastor there until 8 December 1784 when, at his own request, he was dismissed before being installed as pastor of the Brattle Street Church, Boston, on 12 January 1785.11
(Minister) Marriage4 December 1796Reverend Peter Thacher D.D. performed the marriage ceremony of John Bolton and Betsy Dennie on 4 December 1796 at Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.12,13,14
Death*16 December 1802He died of a pulmonary affliction at the home of a friend in Savannah, Georgia, on 16 December 1802 at age 50. In an attempt to improve his health, Peter had sailed to Savannah on 15 November 1802, arriving on 3 December. He stayed with his friend Samuel Howard who, with his family, cared for his failing friend. However, even with the additional care of a doctor and the friendship, support and encouragement of his several clerical friends in Savannah, Peter gradually declined until finally overcome by the force of his disease.9
Burial*19 January 1803He was buried on Sunday, 19 January 1803 in the city of Boston.15

Family

Elizabeth Hawkes b. c 1744, d. 26 Jan 1816

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1215] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, page 17250. Hereinafter cited as Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing).
  3. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, D.D.: pronounced Dec. 31, 1802 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Young and Minns, printers to the state, 1803), page 24. Hereinafter cited as A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher.
  4. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, page 264. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 23, noting date of birth as 21 March 1752.
  7. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 25.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Chelsea Marriages, Volume 1, page 427.
  9. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 30.
  10. [S1215] Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing), online at www.americanancestors.org, page 14829.
  11. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 26.
  12. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 264. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  13. [S180] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  14. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, surname spelled "Dana". Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  15. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, page 33.

Reverend Peter Thacher1

b. 1587/88, d. 16 February 1640/41
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher of Queen Camel2 d. 1624
Birth*1587/88Reverend Peter Thacher was born in 1587/88.3
Marriage*He married Anne ______.4
Occupationbetween 1622 and 1640/41Peter was rector of St. Edmund's parish church of Sarum, Salisbury, Somerset County, between 1622 and 1640/41 and his younger brother, Antony Thacher, served as a curate under him.5
Guardianship*5 April 1635When Reverend Peter Thacher's younger brother, Antony Thacher, immigrated on 5 April 1635 with the rest of his family to New England, his one-year-old youngest child, Benjamin, was left behind in the care of his uncle Peter of St. Edmund's. Benjamin's father had agreed to pay his older brother £20 for the child's maintenance.5
Death*16 February 1640/41He died on 16 February 1640/41 in Salisbury, Somerset County, England.6

Family

Anne ______
Children1.Peter Thacher7 b. c 1616, d. a 1641
2.Reverend Thomas Thacher+2 b. 1 May 1620, d. 15 Oct 1678

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 4-5. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 144-153.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, page 4.
  4. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 29-34.
  5. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 68-91.
  6. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, page 4, with date corrected on page 67.
  7. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 30-33.

Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton1,2,3

b. 18 July 1651, d. 17 December 1727
Father*Reverend Thomas Thacher4,1 b. 1 May 1620, d. 15 Oct 1678
Mother*Elizabeth Partridge1,5
Birth*18 July 1651Peter Thacher was born on 18 July 1651 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1,5,6
Baptism20 May 1652 and was baptized at First Church, Salem, probably on 20 May 1652. The transcription of the church record noted the date of his baptism as 20 May 1651, yet he wasn't born until 18 July 1751.4
Marriage*2 November 1677He married first Theodora Oxenbridge, daughter of Reverend John Oxenbridge and Frances Woodward, on 2 November 1677 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,7
Occupation*1680He was ordained in 1680, then a pastor at the First Church, Milton, from 1 June 1681 for forty-seven years until his death.1,3,6
(Husband) Death18 November 1697Peter became a widower when Theodora (Oxenbridge) Thacher died on 18 November 1697.8
Marriage*25 December 1699He married second, as her second husband, Susanna Bailey on 25 December 1699 in Milton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).7,9,5
(Husband) DeathPeter became a widower for the second time when Susanna (__?__) Bailey Thacher died.5
Marriage*12 August 1727He married third, as her second husband, his 2nd cousin Elizabeth (Thacher) Gee, daughter of Judah Thacher and Mary Thornton, sometime after their Intention of Marriage was published on 12 August 1727 in Boston.10,1,5
Death*17 December 1727He died in Milton on Monday, 17 December 1727 at age 76, having preached both the morning and evening sermons, as usual, the day before.8

Family 1

Theodora Oxenbridge d. 18 Nov 1697
Children1.Oxenbridge Thacher+11 b. 17 May 1681, d. 1772
2.Elizabeth Thacher+2,12 b. 7 Mar 1682/83, d. 10 Feb 1715/16

Family 2

Susanna ______

Family 3

Elizabeth Thacher b. Oct 1667

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 144-153. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1203] Joel Nelson Eno, "John Niles of Braintree, Mass., and some of his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 85, pages 145-157 (April 1931). Hereinafter cited as "John Niles of Braintree."
  3. [S1205] William Richard Cutter, compiler, Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York, a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), Volume III, Thacher, pages 983-987. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Births, Volume 2, page 347. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  6. [S1206] Elizabeth A. Pilla, "Milton's Peter Thacher: the Life and Faith of a Second Generation New England Puritan Minister" (PDF document, Milton Historical Society at www.miltonhistoricalsociety.org, June 2001). Hereinafter cited as "Milton's Peter Thacher."
  7. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 733, his surname spelled "Thatcher". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Deaths, Volume 1, page 247.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Marriages, Volume 1, page 178.
  10. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 106-110.
  11. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume IV, Thacher, pages1941-1942.
  12. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62.

Reverend Peter Thacher of Queen Camel1

d. 1624
Occupation*between 1574 and 1624Reverend Peter Thacher, for 50 years between 1574 and 1624, was vicar of the parish church at Queen Camel, Somerset County, England, His son, Antony Thacher, served under him until Peter's, the father's, death in 1624.2
Death*1624He died in 1624 at Queen Camel.2

Family

Children1.Reverend Peter Thacher+3 b. 1587/88, d. 16 Feb 1640/41
2.Antony Thacher+3 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 4-5. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, page 4.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 144-153.

Reverend Thomas Thacher1

b. 1 May 1620, d. 15 October 1678
Father*Reverend Peter Thacher2 b. 1587/88, d. 16 Feb 1640/41
Mother*Anne ______3
Birth*1 May 1620Thomas Thacher was born on 1 May 1620 in Milton Clevedon, Somerset County, England.1,4
(Nephew) Emigration5 April 1635Thomas sailed with his uncle Antony and Antony's new wife of just a few weeks, Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and the four oldest of Antony's five children, from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 on the ship James of London.5
Relocation*15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.5
Marriage*11 May 1643He married first, as her second husband, Elizabeth (Partridge) Kemp, daughter of Reverend Ralph Partridge, on 11 May 1643.6,7,4
Marriage*He married second, as her second husband, Margarette (Webb) Sheafe, daughter of Henry Webb.1,4
Death*15 October 1678He died on 15 October 1678 in Boston at age 58.4

Family 1

Elizabeth Partridge
Child1.Reverend Peter Thacher of Milton+8,2 b. 18 Jul 1651, d. 17 Dec 1727

Family 2

Margarette Webb

Citations

  1. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 144-153. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  3. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 29-34.
  4. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, page 33.
  5. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 68-91.
  6. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942, noting marriage year as 1641.
  7. [S1209] Henry A. Parker, "Notes and Queries: Partridge-Kemp-Thacher-Seabury", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 57, pages 416-417 (October 1903): noting marriage year as 1643. Hereinafter cited as "Partridge-Kemp-Thacher-Seabury."
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Births, Volume 2, page 347. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

William Thacher1

d. 15 August 1635
Father*Antony Thacher1 b. 1588/89, d. bt 30 Jun 1667 - 22 Aug 1667
Mother*Mary ______1 d. Jul 1634
(1st Son) Emigration5 April 1635William sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England, to New England on 5 April 1635 with his parents and three of his siblings on the ship James of London.1
(Son) Relocation15 August 1635 Neither the exact place, nor date, of landing in New England of the ship James has been agreed upon by historians. Whether Boston, Newbury or Ipswich, wherever the passengers first landed, Antony Thacher and Joseph Avery and their families sojourned for a short time in Ipswich, Massachusetts. While there, Reverend Avery received a call to preach in Marblehead, then a part of Salem. During the time he took for deliberation, the two families removed to Newbury with plans to settle there. But after Avery accepted the call to Marblehead, he and his family of eleven all told, accompanied by Antony Thacher and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher, and his children by his first wife, William, Edith, Mary and Peter, went back to Ipswich. From there they embarked for Marblehead. Antony Thacher's nephew, Thomas Thacher, who had sailed with his uncle's family to New England, felt a sentiment of evil about the trip and did not accompany them on the voyage. Instead Thomas decided to make the journey overland despite the danger of being attacked by hostile Indians. The Thacher-Avery party embarked from Ipswich for Marblehead in a pinnace and the vessel was wrecked on 15 August 1635. All on board were lost except Antony Thacher and his second wife Elizabeth (Jones) Thacher.1
Death*15 August 1635William, along with his two sisters and a brother, drowned in the pinnace's shipwreck on 15 August 1635. None of the children's bodies were recovered. William would have been about 15 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-91. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Samuel Thaxter1

b. 8 October 1695, d. 4 December 1732
Birth*8 October 1695Samuel Thaxter was born on 8 October 1695 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*5 March 1730He married, as her first husband, Mary Hawkes on 5 March 1730 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,1
Death*4 December 1732He died on 4 December 1732 in Hingham at age 37.4

Family 1

Child1.Captain Samuel Thaxter2 b. 15 Nov 1723

Family 2

Mary Hawkes

Citations

  1. [S1062] Unidentified Author, "Hancock Family -- 1635 -- from England (Pedigree Chart)", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 9, page 352 (October 1855). Hereinafter cited as "Hancock Family (Pedigree Chart)."
  2. [S859] The town of Hingham, compiler, History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Reprint in one volume of the last two volumes of the History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, originally published in three volumes in four parts by the town in 1893. Includes separate indexes for surnames, places, and miscellaneous at the end of Volume 3. Contents: Volume 1, Parts 1-2. Historical --Volume 2. Genealogical -- Volume 3. Genealogical. (Hingham, Massachusetts: Published by the town, 1893), Thaxter, Volume 3, pages 229-239. Hereinafter cited as History of Hingham, Massachusetts.
  3. [S1012] Hingham, MA: Vital Records, 1639-1844, online at www.americanancestors.org, Volume 1, Marriages, page 272. Hereinafter cited as Hingham Vital Records, 1639-1844.
  4. [S1012] Hingham Vital Records, 1639-1844, online at www.americanancestors.org, Volume 1, Deaths, page 102.

Captain Samuel Thaxter1

b. 15 November 1723
Father*Samuel Thaxter2 b. 8 Oct 1695, d. 4 Dec 1732
Birth*15 November 1723Captain Samuel Thaxter was born on 15 November 1723 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Citations

  1. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14349 for Jonathan "Bolten" referencing Volume 95, page 509 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779.
  2. [S859] The town of Hingham, compiler, History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Reprint in one volume of the last two volumes of the History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, originally published in three volumes in four parts by the town in 1893. Includes separate indexes for surnames, places, and miscellaneous at the end of Volume 3. Contents: Volume 1, Parts 1-2. Historical --Volume 2. Genealogical -- Volume 3. Genealogical. (Hingham, Massachusetts: Published by the town, 1893), Thaxter, Volume 3, pages 229-239. Hereinafter cited as History of Hingham, Massachusetts.

Sarah Thaxter1

d. 1 September 1678
Father*Thomas Thaxter2
Marriage*13 December 1655She married Thomas Thurston, son of John Thurston and Margaret ______, on 13 December 1655 in Medfield.1,3
Death*1 September 1678She died on 1 September 1678 in Medfield.1,4

Family

Thomas Thurston b. 4 Aug 1633, d. 20 May 1704
Child1.Thomas Thurston+5,1 b. 11 Feb 1657/58, d. 15 Dec 1704

Citations

  1. [S1321] Thurston Brown, Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Available as a download only from a computer in the Family History Library. Reprint. Originally published: 2nd ed. Portland, Me. : B. Thurston, 1892. Includes indexes. A record of the descendants of all branches of the Thurston family in the United States. (Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Company, 199_?), Person No. 5541, Thomas Thurston, pages 358-359. Hereinafter cited as Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892.
  2. [S1291] William S. Tilden, History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886 : with genealogies of the families that held real estate or made any considerable stay in the town during the first century, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Geo. H. Ellis, 1887), Thurston, pages 495-497. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 177. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 237.
  5. [S1321] Thurston Brown, Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892, Person No. 5554, Thomas Thurston, pages 362-363.

Thomas Thaxter1

Residence*He was of Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Child1.Sarah Thaxter+1 d. 1 Sep 1678

Citations

  1. [S1291] William S. Tilden, History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886 : with genealogies of the families that held real estate or made any considerable stay in the town during the first century, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Geo. H. Ellis, 1887), Thurston, pages 495-497. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886.

Andrew Eliot Thayer1

b. 4 November 1783
Father*Ebenezer Thayer1 b. 16 Jul 1734, d. 6 Sep 1792
Mother*Martha Cotton1 b. 30 Nov 1739, d. c 1809
Birth*4 November 1783Andrew Eliot Thayer was born on 4 November 1783 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1

Citations

  1. [S1039] Hampton, NH: Vital Records to 1900, online at www.americanancestors.org, Volume 1, page 226. Hereinafter cited as Hampton Vital Records to 1900.

Catharine Thayer1

b. 12 June 1737
Father*Nathaniel Thayer1 b. 17 Jul 1710, d. 15 Dec 1786
Mother*Ruth Eliot1 b. 20 Sep 1711, d. 1746
Baptism*12 June 1737Catharine Thayer was baptized on 12 June 1737 at First Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 317. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Catherine Thayer1

(Member) Religion31 March 1805Zilpah Bolton and Nathaniel Everett, along with several others including Thomas Ditson, John Hayden, George Briggs Cox, Simeon Blanchard, Francis Green, Peter Vallett, John Woodward, Mary Marnson, Ruth Thayer, Venus Sylvester, Kezia Booth, Lydia Leeds, Botsey Jones, Versan Adams, Zebudah Hayden, Martha Farrar, Betsey Mirth Horton, Catherine Thayer, Lydia Sweetser and Sally Lovis, were baptized and became members of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, on Sunday, 31 March 1805. In the baptismal records, the men and women were listed separately.2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Reference Item# 26, Franklin Trask Library, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA, pages 114 and 118.
  2. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Franklin Trask Library, page 118.
  3. [S183] Boston, Massachusetts, Church Records, 1789-1811; FHL# 856700 Item# 5, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Second Baptist Church Records, 1789-1811.
  4. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Cornelius Thayer1

b. 14 November 1684, d. 1745
Father*Nathaniel Thayer1,2 b. 11 Apr 1639, d. 28 Mar 1728
Mother*Deborah Townsend1,2
Birth*14 November 1684Cornelius Thayer was born on 14 November 1684 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*8 May 1707He married Lydia Turell, daughter of Samuel Turell and Lydia Stoddard, on 8 May 1707 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by Penn Townsend, Esq.3,4,1
Death*1745He died in 1745.1

Family

Lydia Turell b. 8 Jul 1683
Children1.Lydia Thayer1
2.Nathaniel Thayer+5 b. 17 Jul 1710, d. 15 Dec 1786
3.Deborah Thayer6 b. 27 Jan 1714
4.Hannah Thayer6 b. 1716
5.Cornelius Thayer6 b. 1719
6.Mary Thayer6 b. 16 Dec 1721
7.Turell Thayer6 b. 20 Mar 1726
8.Sarah Thayer6 b. 1732

Citations

  1. [S452] The Thayer Families Association Website, online at www.thayerfamilies.com, Richard Thayer, First 5 Generations. Hereinafter cited as Thayer Families Association Website.
  2. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 164. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  3. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, page 21. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  4. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  5. [S745] Boston Births, 1700-1800, online at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, City Document No. 43, page 71. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, 1700-1800.
  6. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 300. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Cornelius Thayer1

b. 1719
Father*Cornelius Thayer2 b. 14 Nov 1684, d. 1745
Mother*Lydia Turell2 b. 8 Jul 1683
Birth*1719Cornelius Thayer was born in 1719.1
(Residual Legatee) Probate Dispute2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.3
(Residual Legatee) Massachusetts Money The pound was the currency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its colonial predecessors until 1793. Like the British pound sterling of that era, the Massachusetts pound was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence, but the Massachusetts and British pounds were not equivalent in value. British and other foreign coins were widely circulated in Massachusetts, supplemented by locally-produced coins between about 1652 and 1682 and by local paper money from 1690.

The paper money issued in colonial Massachusetts was denominated in pounds, shillings, and pence. Initially, six shillings were equal to one Spanish dollar. After years of high inflation, in 1749 Massachusetts withdrew its paper money from circulation and returned to money in the form of coin.

After the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, the Continental Congress began issuing paper money known as Continental currency, or Continentals. Continental currency was denominated in dollars from 1/6 of a dollar to $80, including many odd denominations in between. During the Revolution, Congress issued $241,552,780 in Continental currency.

Continental currency depreciated badly during the war, giving rise to the famous phrase "not worth a continental". Several factors contributed to the declining value. Monetary policy was not coordinated between Congress and the states which, like Massachusetts, continued to issue too many bills of credit not backed by tangible assets. Congress and the states lacked the will or the means to retire the bills from circulation through taxation or the sale of bonds. Another problem was that the British successfully waged economic warfare by counterfeiting Continentals on a large scale.

By the end of 1778, Continentals retained from 1/5 to 1/7 of their face value. By 1780, the bills were worth 1/40th of face value. Congress attempted to reform the currency by removing the old bills from circulation and issuing new ones, without success. By May 1781, Continentals had become so worthless that they ceased to circulate as money. Benjamin Franklin noted that the depreciation of the currency had, in effect, acted as a tax to pay for the war. In the 1790s, after the ratification of the United States Constitution, Continentals could be exchanged for treasury bonds at 1% of face value. The Massachusetts state currency depreciated greatly and was replaced by the U.S. dollar in 1793.

The painful experience of the runaway inflation and collapse of the Continental dollar prompted the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to include the gold and silver clause into the United States Constitution so that the individual states could not issue bills of credit, or "make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts." This restriction of bills of credit was extended to the Federal Government, as the power to "emit bills" from the Articles of Confederation was abolished, leaving Congress with the power "to borrow money on credit."4,5
(Residual Legatee) Probate Dispute9 March 1780During the course of the Turell probate, Simon Tufts Esq., Executor, submitted itemized reports to the court accounting for his payments to beneficiaries and the expenses he incurred on estate business. On 9 March 1780, the Executor listed cash paid in the amount of £329, 3s, 8p to the residuary legatees.3

Citations

  1. [S1067] Patricia Thayer Muno, Descendants of Richard Thayer, Immigrant to America 1641, through the 19th Century, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Beaverton, Oregon: Desktop Publishing, 1992), Descendants of Richard Thayer, page 129. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Thayer.
  2. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 300. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  3. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  4. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_pound. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  5. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_currency

Deborah Thayer1

b. 27 March 1634, d. 31 May 1662
Father*Richard Thayer1 b. 5 Apr 1601
Mother*Dorothy Mortimore1
Baptism*27 March 1634Deborah Tayer was baptized on 27 March 1634 at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Braintree, Gloucestershire, England. Her Godparents were William Jones and John Busher as Godfathers and Elizabeth Wenkl as Godmother.1
(Daughter) Immigrationcirca 1641Shortly after the death of her mother, Deborah Thayer immigrated with her father and seven siblings in circa 1641 to America with his eight children. The family settled in Braintree, Massachusetts following Richard's older brother, Thomas Thayer, who had immigrated in 1637 with his family and also settled in Braintree.2,3
Marriage*11 April 1653She married Thomas Faxon, son of Thomas Faxon and Joane ______, on 11 April 1653 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).4,5
(Wife) Death25 May 1662Deborah became a widow when Thomas Faxon died on 25 May 1662.4
Death*31 May 1662She died just six days after her husband on 31 May 1662 in Braintree at age 28.4

Family

Thomas Faxon b. c 1628/29, d. 25 May 1662

Citations

  1. [S458] Walter Faxon, Edward Henry Whorf and introduction and notes by Henry Ernest Woods, "Tayer (Thayer) Family Entries in the Parish Registry of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 60 (July 1906): page 286. Hereinafter cited as "Tayer (Thayer) in Thornbury Parish Records - NEHGR."
  2. [S458] Walter Faxon, Edward Henry Whorf and introduction and notes by Henry Ernest Woods, "Tayer (Thayer) in Thornbury Parish Records - NEHGR", page 284 footnote.
  3. [S452] The Thayer Families Association Website, online at www.thayerfamilies.com, Richard Thayer, First 5 Generations. Hereinafter cited as Thayer Families Association Website.
  4. [S1337] George L. Faxon, The History of the Faxon Family, containing a genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Faxon of Braintree, Mass. : with a map locating the homesteads of the first four generations; accompanied by copious abstracts from the records of deeds and probate. Also a Genealogy of branches of many allied families of Ballou, Barbour, Saxton, Washburn, Whitmarsh, and others, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Springfield, Massachusetts: Springfield Printing Company, 1880), Second Generation, pages 39-42. Hereinafter cited as The History of the Faxon Family, containing a genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Faxon of Braintree, Mass.
  5. [S1035] Transcribed by David Pulsifer and William B. Trask, "Records of Boston (Early)", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volumes 2 - 12 (January 1848 - October 1858): Volume 12, page 110, the date written as "11: 2nd" 53" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February; his surname transcribed as "Fackson" and hers as "Thayre". Hereinafter cited as "Early Records of Boston."