John Thomson

Male 1619 - 1685


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  • Name  John Thomson 
    Born  Jan 1619  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Will  27 Mar 1684  Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the name of the Lord, Amen. I, John Thompson, Sr. of the town of Mendon. being sensible of my own bodily weakness and infirmities, the manifest alarms of my hastening and approaching dissolution, acknowledge with all the humble thankfullness divine goodness, affording such an opportunity whilst blest with disposing mind to set my house in order before my Earthly Tabernacle is dissolved, do make and constitute this my last last Will and Testament.

      Item: I give unto my beloved and loving wife, Sarah Thompson. whose great love and pains I pray God to be rewarded, ten pounds, to be paid by my executor after my decease.
      Item: To my beloved daughter, Mihitabel Haywood, the wife of Samuel Hayward, I give and bequeth the sum of, ten shillings, to be paid by my executor within a full year after my decease.
      Item: To my beloved son-in-law John Aldrich, I give and bequeath the sum of, five shillings to be paid by my Executor within a full year after my decease.
      Item: I constitute and appoint my beloved and dutiful son, John Thompson, my sole executor, to whom (all debts and legacies, forementioned excepted) I give and bequeath all my lands, chattels, household goods, wearing apparel, and whatever estate I dye seized of.
      Signed JOHN THOMPSON, Sr.
      Signed the 27th of March 1684 in presence of
      Joseph White and Josiah Chapin;
      Probated by John Thompson-2,
      April 27, 1686, in Boston.

      Source: The Thompson Genealogy by Adrian Scott & Henry Whitney,
      Pub, by the Mendon Historical Society, 1913
    Died  09 Nov 1685  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Probate  27 Apr 1686  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The will was exhibited for probate before the County Court sitting in Boston 27 April 1686 by John Tompson nominated sole Executor.

      Joseph White and Josiah Chapin the two witnesses made oath that they did see John Tompson Senior signe and heard him publish this Instrmt to be his last will and Testament and that he was then of sound disposing mind to their understanding.

      Jurat. Attest. JSa Addington

      Suffolk Probate Records, Lib. 6-530
    Notes 
    • John THOMPSON was granted Thompson's Island in Boston Harbor 10 May 1648 by the General Court which heard facts regarding David THOMPSON's (deceased) ownership of the island. Pope, p.451

      "John Thompson son and heir of David Thompson, deceased who in and about 1626 did take actual possession of an island in Massachusetts Bay called Thompson's Island and being there vacu domicilia, and erected a habitation there and died soon after left the petitioner an infant." The Court granted the Island to Thompson against the protest of the Town of Dorchester which claimed it. Thompson was Constable and Townsman in Weymouth and removed to Mendon 1667, where he died 1685-86. His will 27 Mar 1684, proved 27 Apr 1686.
      !NEHGR 46:188 (Pope update)

      He was in Weymouth in 1659 having deposed aged about "fortie" along with Thomas White as to the will of one Anne Looman.

      John THOMPSON was one of the original proprietors of Mendon in 1662. Among the other persons accepted to allotments of land were Joseph WHITE and John WOODLAND. In 1667, John Thompson, Sr. and Joseph White were told to lay a cartway through the "south meadows."
      !NEHGR 9:51
    Person ID  I15064  Bryant
    Last Modified  9 Nov 2007 

    Father  David Thomson,   b. Dec 1592, Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef May 1627, Thompson's Island, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Amias Cole,   d. Aft 03 Sep 1672 
    Married  13 Jul 1613  St. Andrews Church, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Family ID  F1076  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Trevore,   b. 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1684 
    Married  04 Mar 1641  St. Stephens, Coleman Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mehitable Thompson,   b. 1645, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1700, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Thompson,   b. 04 Apr 1645, probably, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1715, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Thompson,   b. 1646, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1677/78, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1049  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1619 - Plymouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Mar 1641 - St. Stephens, Coleman Street, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 27 Mar 1684 - Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Nov 1685 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 27 Apr 1686 - Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S159] Amy, David Thomson, Amy, Colonel Henry Joseph, (Author, Eastchester, New York, 1962), p.7.

    2. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.249.

    3. [S35] Torrey's Supplement no. 2, Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1995), p.63A (gives 18 July).

    4. [S260] GMB, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995), p.1808.

    5. [S159] Amy, David Thomson, Amy, Colonel Henry Joseph, (Author, Eastchester, New York, 1962).

    6. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.248.


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