Person:Anthony Thacher (1)

Rev. Anthony Thacher
m. bef 1588
  1. Rev. Anthony Thacherest 1588/89 - 1667
  • HRev. Anthony Thacherest 1588/89 - 1667
  • WMary Unknownbef 1598 - 1634
m. bef 1618
  1. William Thacherest 1618 - 1635
  2. Mary Thacherest 1620 - 1635
  3. Edith Thacher1621/22 - 1635
  4. Peter Thacherest 1630 - 1635
  5. Benjamin Thacher1634 - 1639
  • HRev. Anthony Thacherest 1588/89 - 1667
  • WElizabeth Jones1602/03 - aft 1667/68
m. cal 28 Feb 1634/35
  1. Colonel John Thacher1638/39 - 1713
  2. Judah Thacherest 1642 - 1676
  3. Bethia Thacher1645 - 1725
Facts and Events
Name[1] Rev. Anthony Thacher
Alt Name Anthony Thatcher
Gender Male
Birth[1][5] est 1588/89 Queen Camel, Somerset, England
Marriage bef 1618 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Mary Unknown
Emigration[1] 1635 On the James.
Residence[1] 1635 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1635 Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage cal 28 Feb 1634/35 to Elizabeth Jones
Residence[1] 1639 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Minister (in England). Tailor (in England). Innkeeper.
Other[1] 3 Dec 1639 Admitted freeman of Plymouth Colony.
Death[2][3][4] 22 Aug 1667 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Estate Inventory[1] 13 Sep 1667 £266 9s., with no real estate included.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Anthony Thacher, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), VII:14-22.

    ORIGIN: Salisbury, Wiltshire.
    MIGRATION: 1635 on the James (on or about 5 April 1635, "Anthony Thetcher, of Sar[u]m, tailor," appeared on the passenger list of the James of London, preparing to sail for New England from Southampton [Drake's Founders 56]).
    FIRST RESIDENCE: Newbury [Young's First Planters 486].
    OCCUPATION: Minister (in England). Curate at St. Edmund, Salisbury, from 1631 to 1635, under his brother Peter, who was pastor of the same church. (The parish register of St. Edmund was one of those which had separate sections for christenings, marriages and burials. In each of these three sections, the handwriting changed in the middle of September 1631 and at the end of 1634/5, and many of the pages during this span were signed by Anthony Thacher, curate.) Tailor (in England) [Drake's Founders 56]. Innkeeper (on 5 June 1644, "Mr. Anthony Thacher is licensed to draw wine at Yarmouth" [PCR 2:73]; on 7 July 1646, "Edward Sturges, of Yarmouth, is licensed to keep an ordinary and draw wine at Yarmouth, provided Mr. Thacher draw out his" (annotated "Repealed 20:8:1646") [PCR 2:105]).
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: On 1 March 1658/9, Plymouth General Court appointed "Mr. Anthony Thacher" and three other men to "make a levy" of "forty or fifty pounds yearly" for "the encouragement and support of the ministry of the word amongst them [at Yarmouth]" [PCR 3:155].
    FREEMAN: Plymouth oath of fidelity, 7 January 1638/9 [PCR 1:107, 185]. Propounded for Plymouth freemanship, 7 January 1638/9 (as "Mr. Anthony Thacher," second in a list of "names of those that are proposed to take up their freedom at Yarmouth") [PCR 1:108]. Admitted to Plymouth freemanship, 3 December 1639 [PCR 1:137]. In Yarmouth section of 1639 and 1658 lists of Plymouth Colony freemen [PCR 8:176, 200].
    BIRTH: About 1593 (based on estimated date of marriage), son of Peter Thatcher of Queen Camel, Somerset [NYGBR 41:221-28].
    DEATH: Between 5 June 1667 [PCR 4:151-52] and 22 August 1667 (date of inventory).

  2. Allen, David W. Genealogy, and biographical sketches, of the descendants of Thomas and Anthony Thacher, from their settlement in New England, June, 4th, 1635. (Vineland, New York: Independent Printing House, 1872), 32.

    "The exact date of his death is not known." Between 30 Jun 1667 [signed paper on this date] and 22 Aug 1667 [date of inventory].

  3. Anthony Thacher, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), VIII:17.

    "The 'inventory of the estate of Mr. Anthony Thacher of Yarmouth late deceased August the 22 1667," taken 13 September 1667, totalled £266 9s., with no real estate included [PCPR 2:2:45].

  4. "Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 17:25.

    "A true Inventory of the estate of mr Anthony Thacher of yarmouth late Deceased August the 22 Ann'o Dom 1667" by Edmund Hawes, Robert Dennis and John Gorum. The appraisers were sworn 13 September, 1667, before Thomas Prence, Governor. No real estate is mentioned.

  5. Totten, John Reynolds. Thacher-Thatcher genealogy. (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910), p. 69, Secondary quality.

    "Antony Thacher was born in Queen Camel in 1588-89"

The James of London (1635)
At least two ships called the James sailed in 1635 from England to New England. The passenger list for this one refers to the "James of London." It lists only the men and boys, but indicates that wives and children accompanied them.
Sailed: 26 Apr 1635 from London, England under Master William Cooper
Arrived: 3 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

53 men plus families
(men without descendants listed on the category page).
Maurice Anglis - Thomas Antram - Edmund Balter (servant John Smale) - Nicholas Batt - Thomas Browne - Thos Carpenter - Augustine Clement - Thomas Colman - Zacheus Coutris - Thomas Duryes - John Emery - Anthony Emery - John Euered Alias Webb - Robert Field - John Greene - Edmund Hawes - Peter Higdon - Nicholas Holte - Maudit Ingles - John Knight - Ris Knight - Anthony Morse - William Morse - John Musselwhite - John Parker - John Pithouse - William Paddey - John Pike - Sampson Salter - Michael Shafflin - Thomas Smith - George Smythe - Anthony Thetcher - Josuah Verren - Phillip Varren - Richard Walker - Hercules Woodman

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