Person:Thomas Varney (7)

Watchers
Corp. Thomas Varney
b.ca 1641
m. 7 Apr 1629
  1. Rachel VarneyAbt 1630 - 1707/8
  2. Varney1633 - Btw 1654-1672
  3. Humphrey Varney1636 - bef 1714
  4. Corp. Thomas Varney1641 - 1692
m.
  1. Hannah Varney
  2. Martha Varney - 1728
  3. Abigail Varney - 1692
  4. Mary Varney1668 - 1733
  5. Rachel VARNEYABT 1676 -
  6. Thomas Varney1682/3 - Bef 1762
Facts and Events
Name Corp. Thomas Varney
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][14][15] ca 1641
Other[1][2] bef 1649/50 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesapprenticed to William Bartholomew
Other[1][2][16] 29 Mar 1649/50 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesapprenticeship transferred to Henry Bartholomew
Other[1][2][17] 3 Jun 1652/3 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesRoger Haskell to inherit apprenticeship unless father buys it out
Marriage to Abigail Proctor
Other[9] 17 Apr 1662 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statespresented and fined for misdemeanors
Other[12][18] 1664 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United Stateshad a share in Plum Island
Other[10] 20 Nov 1666 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesDeputy Marshall
Other[11] Nov 1668 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesw/ others, signed petition regarding good behavior of Thomas Wells and wife
Other[5][6] 10 Nov 1671 Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesnamed in mother's will
Other[3] Jun 1676 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesgave age in sworn testimony in court as a) 35, and w/wife Abigail, b) 32
Other[7] 1678 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesRight of Commonage
Other[12] 1679 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesvoted
Other[3] June 1679 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesin court gave age as 40
Other[3] Mar 1683 Ipswich, Massachusetts, United Statesin court, with wife gave ages as 40
Other[13] 1692 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesbro-in-law John Proctor hanged as witch
Will[8][12] 25 Nov 1692 Ipswich, Massachusetts, United Stateswrote will
Death[1][2][4] 4 Dec 1692 Chebacco, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[8][12] 28 Mar 1693 Ipswich, Massachusetts, United Stateswill proven
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Collacott, Margaret Oliver. The ancestors and descendants of Zephaniah and Silence Alden Hathaway: with notes on allied families. (Mentor, Ohio: unknown, 1961), p. 218, Secondary quality.

    - the Varney Family, from work by Herbert C. Varney (1875-1947)
    p. 218 - William Varney, and Bridget [Knight] Parsons Children: Thomas, b. ca. 1639 or 1640
    p. 222 - Thomas d. 4 Dec 1692, leaving several daus. and one son Thomas, who had no male descendants.
    p. 221 - Thomas Varney apprenticed 1649 to William Bartholomew of Ipswich for 14 years. Apprenticeship was transferred to Henry [p. 222] Bartholomew and later to John Hardy of Salem. In will of John Hardy, proved 1652, Apprenticeship given to son-in-law Roger Hoscall unless his parents pay 7 pounds that Hardy had paid for Thomas’ time. William Varney paid.

    Collacott suggests that Thomas was born in Barbados, based on the now disproven assumption that his mother Bridget was the widow Parsons and that William Varney and Bridget were married in Barbados. However, there is no evidence that the Varneys were ever in Barbados, and without the presumed Parsons connection there is no reason to speculate that they were. Thomas was more likely born in England.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Barber, Kathleen Canney, and Janet Ireland Delorey. William Varney of Ipswich and Gloucester, Massachusetts. The American Genealogist. (Jul 2006), Secondary quality.

    p. 164 – William and Bridget Varney’s son Thomas b. ca 1639-40, based on deposition of 1679 (Essex Court 7:196, 218)
    p. 318 – Thomas Varney (Corp) b. ca 1640
    p. 318 – Thomas Varney (Corp) d. 4 Dec 1692 Chebacco (Essex), MA

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Massachusetts (Colony). Quarterly Courts (Essex County). Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911-1925, 1975), Secondary quality.

    Vol. VI, Salem, June 1676, p. 155 - Thomas Varney age as 35
    Vol. VI, salem, June 1676, p. 159, Thomas Varney and wife Abigail, both age 32
    Vol. VII, p. 218, June 1679, p. 218, Thomas Varney age as 40
    Vol. IX, Mar 1683, Ipswich, p. 29, Thomas Varney and wife, age 40 years

  4. Massachusetts, United States. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Secondary quality.

    Ipswich Deaths
    Varney, Thomas, Corp., at Chebacco, 4 Dec 1692

  5. History of Gloucster. John J. Babson. Gloucester, 1860., in Babson, John J. History of the town of Gloucester, Cape Ann: including the town of Rockport. (Gloucester Mass.: Procter Bros., 1860), p. 173, Secondary quality.
  6. Massachusetts (Colony). Quarterly Courts (Essex County). Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911-1925, 1975), Vol. 5, p. 119, Secondary quality.
  7. Materials For the History of Ipswich, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), Volume 7, p. 77 , January 1853, Secondary quality.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Barber, Kathleen Canney, and Janet Ireland Delorey. William Varney of Ipswich and Gloucester, Massachusetts. The American Genealogist. (Jul 2006), pp. 318-9, Secondary quality.

    Mentioned in the will: eldest dau Martha Smith, daus Abigail Burnham deceased, Mary Chott, Rachele fellowes, Hana Varney (not married), son Thomas Varney (not yet of age), wife Abigail. House and lands entailed to son Thomas.
    Executors "son" Thomas Choate, wife Abigail.
    Witnesses Joseph Proctor, John Stainford

    Barber and Delorey Source: Essex County Probate Records, #28529, 303:103-5

  9. Massachusetts (Colony). Quarterly Courts (Essex County). Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911-1925, 1975), Vol. 2, p. 384, Secondary quality.
  10. Massachusetts (Colony). Quarterly Courts (Essex County). Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911-1925, 1975), Vol III, p. 371, Secondary quality.
  11. Massachusetts (Colony). Quarterly Courts (Essex County). Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911-1925, 1975), Vol 4, p. 76, Secondary quality.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Hammatt, Abraham. The Hammatt papers ... : the early inhabitants of Ipswich, Mass., 1633-1700. (Ipswich, Mass.: Press Ipswich antiquarian papers, A. Caldwell, A.W. Dow, 1880), p. 377-8, Secondary quality.

    Corporal Thomas Varney, had a share in Plum Island, 1664. Voter in Town affairs, 1679

  13. Hammatt, Abraham. The Hammatt papers ... : the early inhabitants of Ipswich, Mass., 1633-1700. (Ipswich, Mass.: Press Ipswich antiquarian papers, A. Caldwell, A.W. Dow, 1880), p. 271, Secondary quality.
  14. To date, there is no record of Thomas's birth, so estimates of his birth date seem to be made based on testimony in court records. Thomas, however, was less than consistent in stating his age in court.S3 Based on the two most reasonable statements of age (those which do not include his wife), he was probably born between 1639 and 1641. If he was apprenticed before 1649, then he was probably born before 1642.
  15. Collacott suggests that Thomas was born in Barbados, based on the now disproven assumption that his mother Bridget was the widow Parsons and that William Varney and Bridget were married in Barbados. However, there is no evidence that the Varneys were ever in Barbados, and without the presumed Parsons connection there is no reason to speculate that they were. Thomas was more likely born in England.
  16. Barber and Delorey Source: Sidney Perley, ed., The Essex Antiquarian 9(1905):43, "Ipswich Court Records and Files"
  17. Barber and Delorey Source: The Essex Antiquarian 5(1901):6.
    They note that the apprenticeship probably related to fishing, boat building or the sailing business.
  18. Plum Island was a source of salt hay