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Thomas French

Male Bef 1584 - Bef 1639  (< 55 years)


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  • Name Thomas French  [1
    Born Bef 11 Oct 1584  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 11 Oct 1584  Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died Bef 5 Nov 1639  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Person ID I19356  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2021 

    Father Jacob French,   d. Bef 11 Nov 1615 
    Mother Susan Warren 
    Married 27 Sep 1579  Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F11658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Riddlesdale,   b. Bef 20 Apr 1584,   d. Aug 1658, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1608  Assington, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
    +1. Ensign Thomas French,   b. Bef 27 Nov 1608,   d. 8 Aug 1680, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)
    +2. Alice French,   b. Bef 9 Apr 1610,   d. 26 Jun 1666, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years)
    +3. Dorcas French,   b. Bef 31 Jul 1614,   d. 30 Dec 1697, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years)
    +4. John French,   b. Bef 26 May 1622,   d. 1 Feb 1697, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F11657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He and his wife emigrated and settled in Ipswich sometime not long before 25 Jul 1638, when a planting lot of Thomas French the elder is mentioned as a bound to land at the Reedy marsh. Four of their children preceded them to New England. Thomas and Alice almost certainly came with the Winthrop fleet in 1630, and Dorcas and Susan came together in 1633 or 1634, sent by Gov. John Winthrop's brother-in-law Thomas Gostlin to be servants in the Winthrop family. Dorcas became a maidservant in the elder Winthrop's household until she married Christopher Peake in 1637, and Susan served the younger John Winthrop's family for several years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S468] A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England by James Savage. Boston: Little, Brown, 1860-64.

    2. [S92] John B. Threlfall, "Thomas French of Assington, Suffolk, England, and Ipswich, Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 142:250, 1988, and correction at 142:393, 1988.

    3. [S933] Fifty Great Migration Colonists of New England and Their Origins by John Brooks Threlfall. Madison, Wisconsin, 1990.

    4. [S1889] The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass., and Their Ancestors and Descendants by John William Linzee. Boston, 1913.

    5. [S2005] The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Topsfield, Massachusetts by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1959.

    6. [S2280] The Granberry Family and Allied Families, Including the Ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry based on data compiled by and for Edgar Francis Waterman and compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Hartford, Connecticut: Edgar F. Waterman, 1945.

    7. [S1923] John Brooks Threlfall, "John Wyatt of Ipswich, Massachusetts and His Wife Mary (_____) Riddlesdale." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 143:213, July 1989.