Thomas Thayer

Male - 1665


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  • Name  Thomas Thayer 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  16 Aug 1597  St. Mary the Virgin Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Godfathers were Thomas GIBBS and William DIMERY.
    Will  21 Jun 1664  Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  02 Jun 1665  Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • "old Thomas Thayer dyed 4th mo. 2, 1665" (recorded about 1665 or 1666).
      "Old Thomas Thayer Died 4 of 2d month 1665" (Apparently recorded about 1679 or 1680)
    Probate  13 Sep 1665 
    Notes 
    • Thomas THAYER first appears in the records in America on 24 Feb 1639/40 when he was granted land at Mt. Wollaston (now Braintree) MA for his family of 9 heads for "40 acres more, there being in all 76 acres upon the same covenant of the three shillings per acre."

      There has been much speculation concerning the exact year of immigration for Thomas THAYER. Some say as early as 1630, others as late as 1645--which was most certainly too late. In 1994, Raymond Alexander ("Rick") THAYER, TFA secretary, called the New England Historic Genealogical Society to ask about a list of possible ships which may have transported the THAYER immigrants to the Colonies. He spoke with Dave Dearborn, who was referred as an expert on the subject and was surprised to learn that the only entry ever given and available there was the name of the Captain of the ship John DRIVER, which brought Thomas to the Port of Boston, having left Weymouth, England in 1637. Evidently this was in reference to the goods which Thomas shipped from the Port of Weymouth on 22 April 1637 on the ship Speedwell. It is my understanding that the "names of the passengers were not recorded unless they also happened to be exporting dutiable goods, though some exceptions are to be found to this practice."(Genealogical Gleanings in England Passenger and Ships to America 1618-1668, by Peter Wilson Coldham.)

      When Rick called NEHGS once again in 1995, he spoke with Mr. Dearborn's Assistant, Jerry Anderson, and was informed that there, were two recorded sailing vessels in the period between 1607 and 1670 with the THAYER name; one, the "Blessing" captained by John DEVINE, which evidently brought Thomas to Boston Harbor on 8 April 1637(The Complete Book of Immigrants, Volume I, 1607-1670, by Peter Wilson Coldham); the other was the "Speedwell" which followed shortly thereafter and carried Thomas' goods. The Port Book entry is: "Thomas Tayer, wife and four children."

      Thomas THAYER was a shoemaker, as can be seen by his will, dated 21 June 1664. This has been published in full in the 1835 THAYER Memorial by Dr. Elisha THAYER and elsewhere.
    Person ID  I15491  Bryant
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2006 

    Family  Margery Wheeler,   d. 11 Feb 1672/73, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Apr 1618  St. Mary the Virgin Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Ursula Thayer,   d. 13 Dec 1619, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Welfry Thayer,   d. 10 Jul 1621, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Thayer, Jr.,   d. 09 Aug 1692, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ferdinando Thayer,   d. 28 Mar 1712/13, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ursula Thayer,   d. 02 May 1627, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Thayer,   b. 1627, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1627, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Shadrach Thayer,   d. 19 Oct 1678, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Thayer,   b. 24 Jun 1630, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Thayer,   b. 1632, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1632, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1075  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 16 Aug 1597 - St. Mary the Virgin Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1618 - St. Mary the Virgin Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 21 Jun 1664 - Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 02 Jun 1665 - Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S256] Ojeda, Thayer Gen., Ojeda, Luis Thayer, (no date), p.7.

    2. [S155] Benson, Benson Genealogy, (1923).

    3. [S78] Braintree, MA, Vital Records, p.639 (4th mo. 2, 1665); p.657 (4 of 2nd month 1665).


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