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    THORNE, SAMUEL, a soldier of Gallop�s comp. 1690, for the
mad exped. against Quebec, acc. the list in Geneal. Reg. XIII. not
in IX. THOMAS, Roxbury, is the false name in town rec. giv. to
WILLIAM, of Boston, a laborer, liv. at Muddy riv. whose w. was of the
ch. at B. The keeper of that rec. enhances his wrong, by mutilat. the
name of the ch. bapt. 23 Mar. 1645, Desiretruth, from wh. he withdraws
the last syl. but I am happy to assure the admirers of a good name, that
the evidence of the Roxbury ch. volume vindicates the whole truth. He
was prob. liv. at Lynn, when freem. 2 May 1638, and Lewis mades him
rem. to L. I. 1642. If so, ano. WILLIAM wh. is the same that in the
town rec. of R. is call. Thomas, whose love of truth was so happi.
exemplif. in the name bestowed on his first ch. at Roxbury under his
true prefix of William, had Hannah, bapt. 9 May 1646; on 17 Apr. of
the next yr. was adm. of the Boston ch. and had Israel, bapt. 14 July
1650. So he might well snap his fingers in contempt of the town clk.
of R. especial. after John Acres of B. had m. his eldest d. wh. join. the
ch. at R. 8 July 1666, and on the next Sunday triumph. brot. to bapt.
her ds. Elizabeth and Desiretruth by the Acres. WILLIAM, New London,
was from Co. Dorset, m. 1676, Lydia, d. of James Redfield, wid. of
Thomas Bailey.

    THORNELL, THOMAS, Boston, call. capt. d. 11 Mar. 1660; and I
supp. was only trans. resid.

    THORNICOAST, THOMAS, Warwick, in the list of freem. there in
1655.

    THORNTON, EBENEZER, Boston, s. of Timothy of the same, m. 15
May 1721, Elizabeth d. of capt. Thomas Gilbert, had Elizabeth b. 4, bapt. 10
Mar. 1722; Experience, 6, bapt. 7 Feb. 1725; Timothy, 2, bapt. 5 Feb.
1727, whose s. Thomas Gilbert T. of Saco was sole perpetua. of this
fam. in the male line; Lydia, bapt. 8 Sept. 1728, d. soon; Ebenezer, 27
Oct. bapt. 2 Nov. 1729; Gilbert, 23, bapt. 28 May 1732; and Lydia,
again, bapt. 29 Mar. 1738; all of Mather's ch. He rem. to Watertown
1731, there his w. d. 10 June 1740; and he m. Mary, wid. of Matthias
Coussens, d. perhaps of Richard Boylston, and d. 12 June 1750. JOHN,
Newport 1651, in the list of freem. 1655. PETER, Boston, came in the
Elizabeth 1635, aged 20, by w. Mary had Joseph, b. 5 Apr. 1647; and
one or two more. His wid. brot. inv. 9 Feb. 1652, and evid. of a
nuncup. will, by wh. all his prop. was giv. to her, to bring up the childr.
See Geneal. Reg. VIII. 57. ROBERT, wh. came in the Elizabeth 1635,
from London, at the age of 11 yrs. was of Taunton, a carpenter; sold
his est. there to the lady patroness Elizabeth Poole, and rem. to Boston, m.
13 Nov. 1657, Mary, wid. of Walter Merry, but went back to Taunton,
there liv. 1677, and 8. THEOPHILUS, Yarmouth, s. of Rev. Thomas, b.
in Eng. was of Malden 1674, where he took o. of fidel. was the yr.
preced. assoc. with a party of pioneers for sett. at Worcester, but no