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Thomas Ford

Male Abt 1589 - 1676  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Thomas Ford 
    Born Abt 1589  Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1590  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate birth Bef 1591  Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 9 Nov 1676  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate death 28 Nov 1676  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I1521  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2017 

    Family Elizabeth Chard,   b. 1587, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1643, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1616  Bridport, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Abigail Ford,   b. Bef 8 Oct 1619, Bridport, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1688, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years)
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F3875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated 1630 on the Mary and John. First at Dorchester, then Windsor 1637, Northampton 1672. Deputy to Connecticut General Court twice in 1638, and in 1639, 1640, 1641 (marked absent), 1644, 1654.

      "According to [Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library] projections, the largest family in America today is the posterity of Robert White (b. ca. 1560) & Bridget Allgar, with a Mormon posterity of 430,000 and an American posterity of 29 million. The next five families are Edward Griswold and Margaret, Joseph Loomis and Mary White (daughter of Robert and Bridget above), Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, and Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins, each with a Mormon posterity of 270,000 and an American posterity of 18 million." [Michel L. Call and Gary Boyd Roberts, "Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library Acquired by NEHGS," 1985.]

      "It is possible [Thomas Ford] was the son of John FORD III and Joan BECK (m. Feb. 3, 1583, Piddlehinton, Dorset, England), and nephew of Thomas FORD, merchant of Dorchester who died Jan. 20, 1610/11. The latter's will, proved May 8, 1611 names, among others, his brother John, and "Thomas, son of my brother, John FORDE." [Freeman Family Lines, from the files of Stephen M. Lawson (via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine)]

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      Thomas Ford (1591-1676) = Elizabeth Chard (1587-1643)
      Abigail Ford (1619-1688) = John Strong (1610-1699)
      Thomas Strong (1637-1689) = Rachel Holton (1650-?)
      Joseph Strong (1672-1763) = Sarah Allen (1672-1724)
      Joseph Strong (1701-1773) = Elizabeth Strong (1704-1792)
      Benejah Strong (1740-1809) = Lucy Bishop (1747-1783)
      Joseph Strong (1770-1812) = Rebecca Young (1779-1862)
      Eleanor Strong (1805-1863) = John Wood (1785-1848)
      Ellen Wood (1831-1877) = Franklin H. Work (1819-1911)
      Frances Eleanor Work (1857-1947) = James Boothby Burke Roche (1851-1920)
      Edmund Maurice Burke Roche (1885-1955) = Ruth Sylvia Gill (1908-1993)
      Frances Ruth Burke Roche (1936-2004) = Edward John Spencer (1924-1992)
      Diana Frances Spencer (1961-1997) = Charles, Prince of Wales (1948- )
      William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge (1982- )

  • Sources 
    1. [S390] Freeman Family Lines, from the files of Stephen M. Lawson (via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine).

    2. [S978] American Ancestors and Cousins of the Princess of Wales by Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1984.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    4. [S1528] Moore and Allied Families: The Ancestry of William Henry Moore, by L. Effingham de Forest and Anne Lawrence de Forest. The de Forest Publishing Company: New York, 1938.

    5. [S684] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Thomas Ford of Dorchester, England and Dorchester, Mass." The American Genealogist 16:41, July 1939.