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Thomas Marshall

Male Abt 1602 - 1664  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Thomas Marshall 
    Born Abt 1602  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 24 May 1664 and 8 Dec 1664  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I6256  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 

    Family (Unknown first wife of Thomas Marshall),   d. Bef 1637 
    Married Bef 1627  [1
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Marshall,   b. Abt 1627,   d. 19 Dec 1675, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 
    Family ID F17031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated to Boston about 1634. He was a cordwainer and a ferryman. Deputy to the general court 22 May 1650. Boston selectman on several occasions; many other civil posts at various times. Deacon of the church at Boston.

      Not to be confused with the Thomas Marshall, tailor, who was in Boston from early 1644 to early 1646.

      From The Great Migration Begins, citation details below:

      Thomas Marshall was one of the leading supporters of Anne Hutchinson and the Rev. John Wheelwright. On 2 November 1637, "Thomas Marshall being convented for having his hand to the said seditious writing, & justifying the same, is also disfranchised" [MCBR 1:207]. On 20 November 1637, "Thom[as] Marshall" was one of fifty-eight Boston men who were disarmed for their involvement in this controversy. There is no record that Thomas Marshall recanted, but he was not forced to leave Boston, and eventually returned to a position of respect, as evidenced by the wide range of town and church duties to which he was elected or appointed.

      Given this association with Wheelwright and Hutchinson, we note the possibility that this immigrant also came from Alford, Lincolnshire. In the parish register for Alford, there is a baptism for a Samuel Marshall, son of Thomas, on 7 May 1630, which could be the son of this immigrant. There are many more records for Thomas Marshall in Alford which do not connect with Thomas Marshall of Boston. A detailed examination of the Marshall family of Alford might resolve this point.
      [Other TNH immigrant ancestors from Alford include William Wentworth (1619-1697) and Thomas Wardwell (1604-1646), both of whom were also supporters of the Rev. Wheelwright and Mrs. Hutchinson. William Wentworth was also, of course, a grandson of Katherine Marbury, Mrs. Hutchinson's aunt. TNH immigrant ancestor Judith Smith (1606-~1680), wife of immigrant ancestor Edward Fisher, was also born and baptised at Alford. —PNH]

  • 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. [S4163] John Insley Coddington, "The Wilton and Marshall Families of Windsor, Conn., and Northampton, Mass." The American Genealogist 38:1, Jan 1962.