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Thomas Nickerson

Male Abt 1670 - 1736  (~ 65 years)


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Generation: 1

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

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

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

Generation: 2

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

    Other Events:

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Nickerson was born Between 1607 and 1609, Norwich, Norfolk, England (son of William Nickerson); died Between 30 Aug 1689 and 8 Sep 1690, Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , 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 1627. Anne (daughter of Nicholas Busby and Bridget Cocke) was born Bef 2 Feb 1608, Norwich, Norfolk, England; died Aft 18 May 1686, Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


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

    Other Events:

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

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

  3. 6.  Thomas Williams was born Abt 1613; died 13 Sep 1696, 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 30 Nov 1638. [Group Sheet]


  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 Abt 1649, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 2 Jul 1739, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Nickerson was born Between 1560 and 1570; died Bef 23 Oct 1625, Norwich, Norfolk, England; was buried 23 Oct 1625, 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, Norwich, Norfolk, England; died Between 30 Aug 1689 and 8 Sep 1690, Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  2. 10.  Nicholas Busby was born Abt 1582, in or near Claxton, Norfolk, England (son of Nicholas Busby and Margaret); died 28 Aug 1657, 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 24 Jun 1605, St. Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Bridget was born Abt 1584; died Between 1 Jul 1660 and 3 Jul 1660, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  3. 11.  Bridget Cocke was born Abt 1584; died Between 1 Jul 1660 and 3 Jul 1660, 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 Bef 2 Feb 1608, Norwich, Norfolk, England; died Aft 18 May 1686, Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.