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Thomas Nickerson

Male Abt 1670 - 1736  (~ 65 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas Nickerson was born about 1670 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of William Nickerson and Mercy Williams); died between 4 Aug 1735 and 3 Aug 1736 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Thomas married Mary Bangs before Dec 1696. Mary (daughter of Jonathan Bangs and Mary Mayo) was born on 14 Apr 1671 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between Oct 1736 and Jul 1745. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Nathaniel Nickerson was born between 1702 and 1704 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between 1769 and 1770 in Phillips Patent, The Oblong, Dutchess, New York; was buried in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Nickerson was born before 1 Jun 1646 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of William Nickerson and Anne Busby); died before 7 Apr 1719.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1 Jun 1646, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    William Nickerson (1646-1719) = Mercy Williams (1649-1739)
    Thomas Nickerson (~1670-~1736) = Mary Bangs (b. 1671)
    Edward Nickerson (<1700-~1754) = Thankful Covell (1707-1795)
    Thomas Nickerson (1743-1789) = Hannah Hall (1740-1820)
    Thomas Nickerson (1773-1806) = Rebecca Gibson (1778-1806)
    Thomas Gibson Nickerson (1805-1883) = Margaret Drew (1813-1888)

    William Bunker (b. 1648) = Mary Macy (1648-1729), 8G-grandparents
    George Bunker (1671-1743) = Deborah Coffin (1676-1767)
    Caleb Bunker (b. 1699) = Priscilla Bunker (b. 1703)
    Caleb Bunker (b. 1736) = Eunice Gardner
    Uriah Bunker (b. 1759) = Margaret Clark
    Priscilla Bunker (1789-1820) = Alexander Drew (1785-1840)
    Margaret Drew (1813-1888)

    James Coffin (1640-1720) = Mary Severance (b. 1645), 8G-grandparents
    Deborah Coffin (1676-1767) = George Bunker (1671-1743)
    Caleb Bunker (b. 1699) = Priscilla Bunker (b. 1703)
    Caleb Bunker (b. 1736) = Eunice Gardner
    Uriah Bunker (b. 1759) = Margaret Clark
    Priscilla Bunker (1789-1820) = Alexander Drew (1785-1840)
    Margaret Drew (1813-1888)

    William Bunker (b. 1648) = Mary Macy (1648-1729), 8G-grandparents
    Peleg Bunker (1676-1730) = Susanna Coffin
    Priscilla Bunker (b. 1703) = Caleb Bunker (b. 1699)
    Caleb Bunker (b. 1736) = Eunice Gardner
    Uriah Bunker (b. 1759) = Margaret Clark
    Priscilla Bunker (1789-1820) = Alexander Drew (1785-1840)
    Margaret Drew (1813-1888)

    Tristram Coffin (1610-1681) = Dionis Stevens, 9G-grandparents
    Stephen Coffin (1652-1734) = Mary Bunker (1652-1724)
    Susanna Coffin = Peleg Bunker (1676-1730)
    Priscilla Bunker (b. 1703) = Caleb Bunker (b. 1699)
    Caleb Bunker (b. 1736) = Eunice Gardner
    Uriah Bunker (b. 1759) = Margaret Clark
    Priscilla Bunker (1789-1820) = Alexander Drew (1785-1840)
    Margaret Drew (1813-1888)

    George Bunker (d. 1658) = Jane Godfrey (d. 1662), 9G-grandparents
    Mary Bunker (1652-1724) = Stephen Coffin (1652-1734)
    Susanna Coffin = Peleg Bunker (1676-1730)
    Priscilla Bunker (b. 1703) = Caleb Bunker (b. 1699)
    Caleb Bunker (b. 1736) = Eunice Gardner
    Uriah Bunker (b. 1759) = Margaret Clark
    Priscilla Bunker (1789-1820) = Alexander Drew (1785-1840)
    Margaret Drew (1813-1888)

    William married Mercy Williams on 30 Nov 1668. Mercy (daughter of Thomas Williams and Elizabeth Tart) was born about 1649 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 2 Jul 1739 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mercy Williams was born about 1649 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Thomas Williams and Elizabeth Tart); died on 2 Jul 1739 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1644, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. Ensign William Nickerson was born between 1668 and 1675 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between 19 Oct 1742 and 15 Nov 1742.
    2. 1. Thomas Nickerson was born about 1670 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between 4 Aug 1735 and 3 Aug 1736 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William NickersonWilliam Nickerson was born between 1607 and 1609 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (son of William Nickerson); died between 30 Aug 1689 and 8 Sep 1690 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "William Nickerson was a man of intelligence and of great energy and strength of will, which degenerated into obstinancy. He could not brook opposition nor readily accomodate himself to his neighbors. He was litigious, insisting upon the letter of what he thought his rights. He was no doubt a religious man, and at Monomoy acted as a religious teacher to the infant settlement, but he could not agree with his Yarmouth brethren and had at least one of his children baptized in Barnstable. His purchase of land at Monomoy was doubtless in part dictated by a desire of independence and his intention to found a settlement of which he should be the head. After his removal to Monomoy he resisted the authority both of Yarmouth and Eastham, which the colony court successively extended over the place. His purchase at Monomoy was contrary to a salutary law of the colony of which he could not have been unaware, although when confronted with its penalty, he claimed ignorance. He more than once expressed regret that he had violated the law but at no time did he alter his course. His persistence in the end, it is true, brought him substantial victory, but his unaccommodating spirit made many years of his life a series of conflicts with the colonial authorities and others, in which he was almost uniformly worsted. As has been seen, he disposed of all his property before his death and therefore his name does not appear on the probate records. This action on his part was perhaps due to distrust of the public authorities, produced by his years of conflict with them." [James W. Hawes, "William Nickerson", in Library of Cape Cod History & Genealogy (vol 1-105). Yarmouthport, Mass.: C. W. Swift, 1912-23.]

    William married Anne Busby in 1627. Anne (daughter of Nicholas Busby and Bridget Cocke) was born before 2 Feb 1608 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died after 18 May 1686 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Anne BusbyAnne Busby was born before 2 Feb 1608 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (daughter of Nicholas Busby and Bridget Cocke); died after 18 May 1686 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 2 Feb 1608, St. Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Nickerson was born before 1 Jan 1630; died before 3 May 1706 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. Nicholas Nickerson was born about 1630; died before 26 Mar 1682.
    3. Samuel Nickerson was born in 1638; died before 17 Aug 1719.
    4. Sarah Nickerson was born about 1644 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died after 1715.
    5. 2. William Nickerson was born before 1 Jun 1646 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 7 Apr 1719.
    6. Joseph Nickerson was born before 16 Dec 1647 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between 1725 and 1731 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Thomas Williams was born about 1613; died on 13 Sep 1696 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Emigrated in 1635. First at Plymouth, then at Eastham by 1649. He was a servant, and then a husbandman.

    Thomas married Elizabeth Tart on 30 Nov 1638. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth Tart

    Notes:

    Also called Elizabeth Tate. In Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VII, T-Y, Robert Charles Anderson gives her as a daughter of Thomas Tart, who was in Scituate in 1638 or 1639 and removed to Barbados after 1649. But in the later Great Migration Directory, Anderson says that Thomas Tart may have been her father but was more probably a sibling.

    Children:
    1. 3. Mercy Williams was born about 1649 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 2 Jul 1739 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Nickerson was born between 1560 and 1570; died before 23 Oct 1625 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; was buried on 23 Oct 1625 in St. Lawrence, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    He may have been a son of John and Elizabeth Nickerson of Norfolk.

    The Margaret Nickerson who married William Ward at St. Lawrence church in Norfolk, 29 May 1626, appears to have been this William Nickerson's widow, but not necessarily the mother of all his children.

    Children:
    1. 4. William Nickerson was born between 1607 and 1609 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died between 30 Aug 1689 and 8 Sep 1690 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  2. 10.  Nicholas Busby was born about 1582 in in or near Claxton, Norfolk, England (son of Nicholas Busby and Margaret); died on 28 Aug 1657 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a weaver. He may have been the Nicholas Busby who was a selectman in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1640 and 1644. Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England says "Nicholas Busby of Watertown came from Norwich in 1637, aged 50, with wife Bridget, aged 53, and four children." He definitely died in Boston, though.

    Nicholas married Bridget Cocke on 24 Jun 1605 in St. Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Bridget was born about 1584; died between 1 Jul 1660 and 3 Jul 1660 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 11.  Bridget Cocke was born about 1584; died between 1 Jul 1660 and 3 Jul 1660 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    She was possibly the unnamed daughter of Christopher Cocke and Ellen Wigman that was baptized at St. Mary Coslany between May and September 1582.

    William Emery Nickerson (citation details below) asserts that she was the daughter of Christopher Cocke and Margaret Allen whose marriage, 25 Jan 1579/80, is recorded in the same parish register as the 1605 marriage of Nicholas Busby and Bridget Cocke.

    Children:
    1. 5. Anne Busby was born before 2 Feb 1608 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died after 18 May 1686 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.