I am researching our related families with the surnames of Baker, Blakely, Blanton, Bradley, Brosius, Bunte, Ellis, George, Grimes, Head, Koch, Kraatz, Kylberg, McGaughy, Miles, Murphree, Neumann, Noble, Reid, Robertson, Robinson, Shoults, Stephenson, Wall, and Woolsey. I have also explored the lines of spouses where more than one sibling has married in.
Death: Abt 1656 in Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island 11
Change Date: 15 Dec 2015 at 16:09
Thomas came on the 2nd Winthrop expedition to Boston in 1637. He settled Flushing, Long Island in 1643 and moved to Portsmouth, RI in 1654. He was an Ensign in the Portsmouth militia and served under Gov. Kieft against the Indians.
Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island
6 Sep 1638 Boston, He was licensed upon trial, to keep an Inn, in the room of William Baulstone till next General Court.
4 Jun 1639 He was fined 30 pounds, for several offenses, selling wine without license, and beer at 2d a quart.
6 Jun 1639 He was abated 10 pounds of his fine, and allowed a month to sell off his beer which is upon his hands, and then to cease from keeping entertainment, and the town to provide another.
14 Mar 1641 Freeman
Sep 1643 He was for a brief period at New York (Throg's Neck), but Mr. Winthrop records under this date, that the Indians set upon the English who dwelt under the Dutch, and killed "such of Mr. Throckmorton's and Mr. Cornbill's families, as were at home." He further says of the English settlers: "these people had cast off ordinance and churches," and "for larger accommodation, had subjected themselves to the Dutch, and dwelt scatteringly near a mile asunder. Some that escaped the Indian attack went back to Rhode Island.
If you study my sources, you will see that I haven't done much research before the 1850 census. I have some material based on Bible entries, DAR applications, local history books, and wills for earlier periods but need to do a lot more work on the lines further out. Please contact me with updates and corrections.
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