Person:Thomas Thornton (22)

Watchers
Rev. Thomas Thornton
b.cal 1608
  • HRev. Thomas Thornton1608 - 1699
  • WAnn Tinker1616 - aft 1676/77
m. 23 Apr 1633
  1. Thomas Thorntonest 1634 - 1647
  2. Priscilla Thornton1636 - 1647
  3. Ann Thorntonest 1638 - 1647
  4. Mary Thorntonest 1641 - 1708
  5. Samuel Thornton1645 -
  6. Timothy Thornton1647 - 1726
  7. Thomas Thorntonest 1649 -
  8. Theophilus Thornton1651 -
  9. Anne Thorntonest 1653 -
m. 10 Jun 1683
Facts and Events
Name[1] Rev. Thomas Thornton
Gender Male
Birth[1] cal 1608 Based on date of marriage and age at death.
Emigration[1] 1633
Residence[1] 1633 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 23 Apr 1633 London, EnglandSt. Margaret Moses
to Ann Tinker
Other[1] 3 Sep 1634 Admitted freeman.
Residence[1] 1636 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Residence[1] 1650 Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Residence[1] est 1654 England
Residence[1] bef 1663 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Tanner. Minister.
Marriage 10 Jun 1683 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesto Unknown Unknown
Death[1] 15 Feb 1699/1700 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
References
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Thomas Thornton, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), III:1814-1817.

    ORIGIN: London.
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Dorchester church prior to 3 September 1634 implied by freemanship.
    FREEMAN: 3 September 1634 [MBCR 1:370].
    DEATH: Boston 15 February 1699/1700. (On 14 February 1699/1700 Samuel Sewall visited "Mr. Tho[mas] Thornton in the afternoon between 3 and 4. He made a shift to say he was willing to die, but wanted patience. Hoped shoud die next night. … At three past midnight he altered much." On 15 February Sewall reported that "Mr. Tho. Thornton dies very quietly; which Mr. Gee acquaints me with. Is very near 93 years old" [Sewall 425-26].)

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