Person:Thomas Newberry (1)

Thomas Newberry
chr.10 Nov 1594 Yarcombe, Devon, England
d.17 Dec 1635-28 Jan 1636[/7?]
m. 15 Jan 1580/1
  1. John Newberry1581/2 -
  2. William Newberry1584 -
  3. Alice Newberry1586 -
  4. Fides Newberry1589 -
  5. Robert Newberry1592 - 1596
  6. Thomas Newberry1594 - 1635
  7. Dorothy Newberry1597 - 1606
  8. Robert Newberry1600 - 1687
  9. Henry Newberry1603 -
m. by abt 1619
  1. Joseph Newberry1619 - bef 1686
  2. Sarah Newberry1621 - 1684
  3. Benjamin Newberry1623 - 1689
  4. Mary Newberry1626 - 1688
  5. John Newberry1628/9 - 1647
m. abt 1632
  1. Rebecca Newberryabt 1632 - 1688
  2. Hannah Newberryabt 1633 - 1661
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][4] Thomas Newberry
Gender Male
Christening[2][4] 10 Nov 1594 Yarcombe, Devon, England
Marriage by abt 1619 to Joan Dabinott
Marriage abt 1632 to Jane Unknown
Other[2] 3 Sep 1634 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesFreeman
Emigration[2] 1635 Recovery from Weymouth
Residence[2] 1635 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[2] Merchant
Will[2] 12 Dec 1635 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesSavage was incorrect; the abstract he referred to in NEHGR 7:29 also says 12 December.
Death[2] 17 Dec 1635-28 Jan 1636[/7?]
Probate[2] abt Jan 1636[/7?] Proved on an unknown date.
Estate Inventory[2] 28 Jan 16369[/7?] £1520-04-07; £1263-10 in real estate.

Emigrated in the Recovery in 1634. Freeman 9/3/1634. Reported in 1635. Was engaged to go with Warham and most of his congregation to plant the town of Windsor, CT., but he died before the migration.

In his will of 1 Dec 1635, he leaves large property of which 200 pounds to wife, Jane, beside what she brought to their marriage, and residue equally equally divided to children., except that the 3 youngest daughters should have 50 pounds (or shillings ?) less. The inventory, taken 1/28/1635 included land in England, for a total of $1,520 pounds, 4 shillings, 7 pence.

References
  1. Thomas Newberry, in 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), 3:269.

    THOMAS, Dorchester, may have come in the Mary and John 1630, freem. 3 Sept. 1634, rep. 1635, was engag. to go with Warham and most of his cong. to plant Windsor, but d. bef. the migrat. by his will of 1 Dec. 1635, of wh. abstr. is in Geneal. Reg. VII. 29, leav. large prop. of wh. L.200 to w. Jane, beside what she brot. at m. and residue equally to childr. exc. that the three youngest ds. should ea. have L.50 less than the others. Instead of L.50, as I had read some yrs. bef. Mr. Trask, who usually is a careful copier of the old writings, gives 50s. in that abstr. wh. might, in case of some petty estate, seem large enough. This may have affected his eyesight, as the fact of great prop. on my reexamination, wh. led to conforming my first transcript, possib. may have influenced me to judge, that so rich a man would not make so poor a differ. betw. his ds. The inv. tak. 28 Jan. foll. (includ. ld. in Eng. at £300) was of L.1520, 4, 7. Sarah m. 8 Nov. 1640, Henry Wolcott; Mary m. 13 June 1644, Daniel Clarke; Rebecca was sec. w. of Rev. John Russell of Hadley; and Hannah m. Rev. Thomas Hanford, and d. early.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Thomas Newberry, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), V:235-242.

    ORIGIN: Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset.
    MIGRATION: 1634 on the Recovery (on 31 March 1634, "Thomas Newbery" appearson the passenger list of the Recovery, preparing to sail for New England from Weymouth, Dorset [NGSQ 71:171, 77:249-55]; on April 17 1634. "Nr. Neuburgh of Marshwood Vale and many others set sail from Waimouth towards New England" [Whiteway Diary 143]).
    OCCUPATION: Merchant (his inventory included quantities of cloth and other dry goods far beyond those needed for a single household [SPR NS 1:1-2]).
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to first Dorchester church prior to 3 September 1634 implied by freemanship.
    FREEMAN: 3 September 1634 (as "Mr. Tho[mas] Newbery," first in a sequence of three Dorchester men)[MBCR 1:369].
    BIRTH: Baptized Yarcombe, Devonshire, 10 November 1594, son of Richard Newberry [Newberry Gen 24].
    DEATH: Between 17 December 1635 (town grant of land [DTR 14]) and 28 January 1636[/7?] (date of inventory).
    MARRIAGE: (1) By about 1619 Joane Dabinott, daughter of Christopher Dabinott of Yarcombe, Devonshire [PCC 30 Clarke, PCC 112 Gore, Newberry Gen 47-50]. (2) By about 1632 Jane _____. (Bartlett suggested that she was Jane Dabinott, cousin of his first wife [Newberry Gen She married (2) by 1638 Rev. JOHN WARHAM {1630, Dorchester} [GMB 3:1925-28] (on 1 May 1639, "John Warham, pastor of the [Windsor] church, and Jane his wife, executrix of the last will and testament of Thomas Newberry, gent., deceased," leased to Richard Wright of Mount Wollaston, husbandman, the farm "which the said Thomas Newberry purchased of William Pyncheon" [Lechford 124-26]). She died at Norwalk on [2]3 April 16[4]5 [Grant 68].

  3.   Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), p. 334.

    Thomas Newberry of Mass. m. (1) Joan Dabinot, (2) Jane (Dabinot?) (a possible cousin of Joan). Ancestor of Rutherford B. Hayes through daughter with Jane, Rebecca. Descendant of Henry I of France through his father.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Bartlett, J. Gardner. Newberry genealogy : the ancestors and descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, 920-1914. (Boston: Published by the author for John Strong Newberry, 1914), 24.


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