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Thomas Gardner

Male Abt 1592 - 1674  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name Thomas Gardner  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1592  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Dec 1674  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17195  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TD, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 

    Family 1 Damaris,   d. 28 Nov 1674, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F11907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 (Unknown first wife of Thomas Gardner),   d. 1636, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1614  [1
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Gardner,   d. 5 Apr 1686, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. George Gardner,   b. Abt 1616,   d. 20 Aug 1679, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    +3. Richard Gardner,   b. Abt 1632, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1689  (Age ~ 57 years)
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Margaret 
    Married Bef 1639  [1
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was an Overseer of the "first planters" party of the Dorchester Company that landed in 1624 at Cape Ann, to form a colony at what is now Gloucester. By virtue of having been in authority at this first settlement of what later became the Massachusetts Bay Colony, he is considered by some to have been the first governor of Massachusetts.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S2195] Genealogy of the Balch Families in America by Galusha Burchard Balch. Salem, Massachusetts: Eben Putnam, 1897.

    3. [S647] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines by Mary Walton Ferris. Volume 1, 1943; volume 2, 1931.