- Captain Thomas Lake1615 - 1676
Facts and Events
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jacobus, Donald Lines. Deputy-Governor Stephen Goodyear of New Haven, Reverend John Bishop of Stamford, and the Lake and Watts Families of Boston. (Apr 1940), 16:197-98.
Capt. Thomas Lake, born about 1615 (stated his age as 43 in testimony dated 28 June 1658), was eldest son of Richard Lake of Irby, co. Lincoln, England, by his second wife, Anne Morraly. He was younger half-brother of Sir Edward Lake (born about 1597, died 1674, married Anne Bybye), who was created Baronet by Charles I, son of Richard Lake by his first wife, Anne Wardell. Thomas Lake was an eminent merchant of Boston, Mass., where he became Captain of the Artillery Company. He was a ship owner and in 1654 purchased half of Arrowsic Island in the Kennebec. While attempting to escape from his fort on Arrowsic Island, during King Philip's War, he was killed on 14 Aug. 1676. … His will, made 27 Jan. 1663/4 [Not 1675/6, as in the official record copy. The original will was kindly consulted by Mr. Clarence A. Torrey. The will was made before the birth of the son John, hence does not mention him.], named his sister Lydia Goodyear, cousin George Rokesby, his wife, and children Stephen, Thomas and Anne. … Inscription on gravestone, Copp's Hill: "Capt. Thomas Lake, aged 61 yeeres, an eminently faithfull servant of God, and one of a public spirit: was perfidiously slain by ye Indians at Kennibeck, Avgust ye 14, 1676, and here interred the 13 of March following."
- ↑ 3 Capt. Thomas Lake, in Noyes, Sybil; Charles Thornton Libby; and Walter Goodwin Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. (Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939), 408.
3 Capt. Thomas (Lake), partner in Clarke & Lake, in Boston by 1645, but m. in New Haven Mary Goodyear (Dep. Gov. Stephen). Capt. of the Artillery Co. The firm imported English goods, owned ships in the passenger trade and put £4000 into its Kennebec speculation. K. 14 Aug. 1676 in attempt to escape from his fort on Arrowsic Isl., just after appointment as Capt. of new co. to be raised out of Maj. Savage's co. App. com. to hold next co. ct. in Devonshire (Kennebec) in May 1675 and May 1676. Son of Richard and Anne (Morraly) of Irby, co. Linc., his older half-bro., Sir Edward, LL.D., already knighted, was created a baronet by Charles I. Their bro. John, merchant in Boston, m. here Lucy Bulkeley, and two ch. of another bro., Luke, named in the wills of John and Sir Edw., came to Boston, the girl, Mary, in nunc. will proved by Dr. Increase Mather, giving 1/3 to her Aunt Lake. A contemporary copy of Sir Edw.'s will and codicil was found among Dr. Mather's papers. For Eng. ancestry, see Lincolnshire Pedigrees, p. 577; Musgrave's Obit. (Harleian Soc., 1915), p. 149; N. E. Reg. 3.344, 61.189. Capt. Lake's will, made 12 yrs. bef. his death, named his sis. Lydia Goodyear, cous. Geo. Rokesby, w. and ch. Stephen, Thomas and Anne. His wid.'s will, 12 July--15 Sept., 1705, named cousins John and Richard Watts, abroad, cous. Mary Treworgy, gr. daus. Mary and Dorothy Cotton, s. Thos. and w., s.-in-l. Mr. John Cotton, and made dau. Ann Cotton resid. leg. John Watts came over to rep. Sir Bibye Lake and m. Elizabeth Butler who m. 2d Capt. John Penhallow of Portsmouth. Also his sis. Lydia W. came over and m. 19 Apr. 1692 John Gerrish. Ch: Stephen, b. 13 Feb. 1649, enrolled in Gray's Inn, London, when named heir in Sir Edw.'s will, 1670, but d. first. Thomas, b. 9 Feb. 1656. Ann, b. 12 Oct. 1663; m. 1st Rev. John Cotton, 2d Dr. Increase Mather. John, b. 22 Feb. 1665; will, merchant, 24, d. 27, June 1690, mother sole benef.
- Capt Thomas Lake, in Find A Grave.