Person:Thomas Bascom (3)

Thomas Bascom
  • HThomas Bascom1606 - 1682
  • WAvis UnknownABT 1617 - 1677
m. ABT 1639
  1. Hannah Bascomabt 1635 - 1681
  2. Abigail Bascomb1640 - 1666
  3. Thomas Bascom1641/2 - 1689
  4. Hepzibah Bascom1644 -
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Bascom
Alt Name[3] Thomas Bascomb
Gender Male
Birth? 1606 Fordington, Dorset, England
Alt Birth[3] ABT 1613 Fordington, Bedfordshire, England
Marriage ABT 1639 to Avis Unknown
Will[1] 8 Jul 1679 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1][3] 9 May 1682 Northampton, MA, USA

“Thomas Biscomb” is listed as a passenger on the “Recovery of London”, sailed from Weymouth on 31 Mar 1633/4.[5]

Granted 4 acres at Dorchester on 16 Nov 1634 as “Thom: Haskecombe”. [6] Recorded in the 1640 Town Records at Windsor in the list of “First Settlers of Windsor, five years after their removal from Dorchester.” [7]

Admitted to the full communion of the church at Northampton 14 Jul 1661. He was elected Town Constable in 1666 and made freeman in 1670.


Will

In his will, dated 8 July 1679 and proved 26 September 1682, "Thomas Bascom Sen[io]r of Northampton" bequeathed to "my son THomas all my lands of all sorts tgether with my house, orchard & Barn," also "my cartwheels, plough, chains & all other husbandry implements & mason tools" and other moveables; to "my son William Janes ... my cloth suit"; to "my son Robert Lymon my serge coate"; residue to be divided euqally "between my children, viz: my son Thomas Bascom, Hannah Janes & Hephzibah Limon"; "my son Thomas Bascom" to be executor and "my wellbeloved & trusty friends Deacon William Holton & Deacon Medad Pumry" to be overseers."[8]

Text References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Edward Doubleday Harris, and Edward Doubleday Harris. A Genealogical Record of Thomas Bascom and his Descendants. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1870, 1984).
  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:134.

    BASCOM, THOMAS, Dorchester 1634, came perhaps in July 1633 with the comp. that sat down at D. then, tho. Dr. Harris wish. to number him as of 1630, rem. to Windsor, there had Abigail, bapt. 7 June 1640; Thomas, 20 Feb. 1642; Hepzibah, 14 Apr. 1644; rem. to Northampton, a. 1661, and there d. 9 May 1682. An elder d. Hannah m. John Broughton, and, next, William James; Abigail m. 2 Dec. 1656, John Ingersol; and Hepzibah m. 1662, Robert Lyman. His wid. Avis d. 1676.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Beckler web site.
  4.   Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Birth: By about 1605 based on estimated date of marriage.
    Death: Northampton 9 May 1682 (from inventory)
    Marriage: By about 1630 Avis _____ (assuming she was the mother of all his children). "Advice Bascombe, wife of Thomas Bascombe Senior," died at Northampton 3 Febuary 1676 [Pynchon VR 158].

  5. Winthrop Society, http://www.winthropsociety.org
  6. NEHGR 21:276
  7. NEHGR 5:365
  8. Great Migration, citing HamCCR 2:10

See also

Thomas' emigration from England [1]




Recovery (1634)
Also called the "Recovery of London" and sometimes listed as a 1633 ship, as the list of passengers was erroneously dated 31 March 1633 instead of 1634. Many of its passengers briefly settled in Dorchester and were among the first settlers to Windsor, Connecticut in 1635.
Sailed: 17 Apr 1634 from Weymouth, England under Gabriel Cornish
Arrived: Summer 1634 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Passengers:
? (Full List)
Joseph Androes - Thomas Biscomb - William Bowne - Mary Coggen - Robert Dible - Anthony Eames - John Elderman - Robert Elwell - Jonathan Gillet - John Hardy - Sarah Hill - Ezechia Hore - Thomas Long - Thomas Newberry - Daniel Norchat - Elizabeth Parkman - David Phippen - John Pinney - George P___ - John Pope - Thomas Shawe - Thomas Swift - Stephen Terrey - Thomas Wakeley - John Woolcocke - John Wotts

Resources: Primary Sources: William Whiteway of Dorchester His Diary 1618 to 1635 (Dorchester, Dorsetshire, 1991)
Other information: Winthrop Society List - Nat'l Gen Soc. Qtrly. 71:171, 77:249-55 (passenger list) - Discussion on Phelps website


Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield