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William Thompson

Male - 1676

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  • Name William Thompson 
    Gender Male 
    Death 22 Jun 1676  York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I35025  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JDM
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 

    +1. John Thompson   d. Between 12 Apr 1733 and 24 Jul 1734
    Family ID F20588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2016 

  • Notes 
    • From a post to Thompson-L:

      WILLIAM THOMPSON received a grant of 50 acres in 1656 "'beyond Cochecho log swamp" in Dover, New Hampshire, along with other Scotchmen who worked in the saw mills of Kittery. That same year he also received land below Sturgeon Creek in what is now Eliot, Maine, from John White to whom it had been granted by the town of Kittery in 1651. It is conjectured that he may have married a daughter of John White. William's descendants (other than John) are said to be covered in Old Kittery and Her Families and in Sinnet's Our Thompson Family. William is believed to have been a prisoner of Oliver Cromwell at the battle of Dunbar and sent to Boston. In 1659 he was brought to court in York "for rebellion against his father and mother-in-law" and was required to post a bond for good behavior. William Thompson died in 1676 and his estate, settled in York County, Maine, names his children (spelled Thomson).

  • Sources 
    1. [S660] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939., date only.

    2. [S3672] History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) by S. E. Schermerhorn, with genealogical notes by Everett S. Stackpole and Winthrop S. Meserve. Durham, New Hampshire, 1913., year and place only.