Name: Thomas PEMBER
Death: 22 SEP 1711 in New London, New London, Connecticut
Reference Number: 256+2>267.16
Change Date: 6 MAY 2013 at 15:59:01
BIOGRAPHY: John Pember
The History of the Pember Family in America
Copyright 1939 by Celeste Pember Hazen
New London has no record of marriage and deaths of Thomas and Agnes, nor births of their children.
He first appears on New London records as freeman and voter in 1686, and the list of "new inhabitants between 1670 and 1700" names "Pember, Thomas, 1686."
The First Church of Christ of New London has these records: "May 15, 1692, Thos. Pember and his Wife owned ye Cov't. shee was baptized Agnes and yr children Mercy, Thomas, Elizabeth.", April 2, 1694, Ann (on a baptismal list), "April 12, 1696, Mr. Pembers child John was bapt".
From the Probate Records of New London, A. 585: "Administrator's bond of Agnes Pember with Thomas Way and George Way as sureties (her brothers), was signed for 200L at New London, Conn., Nov. 13, 1711, on Estate of Thomas Pember."
The existence of a will, although his death was sudden, indicates either age or ill-health. The will is now in Conn. State Archive, in an excellent state of preservation and easily readable.
The following items are from the Diary of Joshua Hempstead (New London Co. Hist, Soc. Coll., Vol 1):
1711 "Sept 29 Sat. this afternoon Tho. Pemper was found Dead who was Drowned Last Saturday night."
1711 "Sund 30far. I went out to Pembers to serve on ye jury and to his funeral. Between meetings both he and Mary Chappell was buried no miner mr adams is sick. Mr Christophers Read."
1711 "I went to help Lay out Thos. Way, Junr Died at Grifings sick by 6 days I made his Coffin and found bods and nils." (Agnes' nephew, see Way fam.)
1711 "Sund. Thos Way buried between meetings."
1711 "May Saturd 10 fair. Goodwife Pember to look after Rob't hand. A bad swelling in itt."
Agnes Harris WAY b: 1660
- John PEMBER b: 2 APR 1696 in New London, New London, Connecticut