Person:Thomas Lothrop (8)

Thomas Lothrop
m. Abt 1700
  1. Jane Lathrop
  2. Sarah Lothrop1696 - 1723
  3. Thomas LothropAbt 1700 -
m. 22 Dec 1726
  1. Elizabeth Lothrop1728 -
  2. Sarah Lothrop1735 -
  3. Thomas Lothrop1738/39 -
  4. Mehitable Lothrop1740 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Thomas Lothrop
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1700 Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 22 Dec 1726 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Norwood
  1. Banks, Charles Edward. The history of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts. (Boston: G H Dean, 1911)
    Vol. 3 (Family Genealogies), p. 245.

    Thomas Lothrop [#51], s/o Thomas Lothrop and Mehitable Sarson, b. Edgartown abt. 1700, m. (1) Boston 1726 Elizabeth Norwood, m. (2) (int.) 27 Nov 1735 Deborah Loring. Returned and settled at Chilmark.

    [Note: Banks' assertion of the second marriage is demonstrably incorrect, as Elizabeth is named as mother of all children in baptism records through 1740. Here is the timeline of events based on what the records say:

    Thomas and Elizabeth baptized a daughter Sarah 11 May 1735 in Boston
    Thomas and Deborah publish intentions 27 Nov 1735 in Boston
    Thomas and Deborah marry 3 or 14 Jun 1736 in Hingham
    Thomas and Deborah have a son Thomas born 7 Mar 1736[/37] in Boston
    Thomas and Deborah had a son Thomas born 9 Nov 1738 in Hingham
    Thomas and Elizabeth baptized a son Thomas 21 Jan 1738/9 in Boston
    Thomas and Elizabeth baptized a daughter Mehetabel 16 Nov 1740 in Boston
    Thomas Lothrop died 4 Mar 1740 [/41?], age 37, buried in Boston

    By all appearances, these are two overlapping couples. While in some records, the man who married Deborah Loring is called "of Boston", creating this confusion, in the Hingham record he is the "son of [blank] Lawthorp of Barnstable" which description would not fit the Thomas of this page who came from Edgartown.

    The other point of confusion may be the baptism in Boston folwing the birth in Hingham. The records show different mothers so, barring clerical error, they don't appear to be related. Further, a deed of Thomas Lothrop of Edgartown, dated 1746 (Dukes Co. Deeds 7:247), gives personal property to his daughter Lydia Mayhew wife of Thomas Mayhew of Chillmark reserving his Bible to his grandson Thomas Lothrop [the daughter identifies him as the husband of Mehitable Sarson, he had only one son, so the grandson must be the son of son Thomas]. The will of Thomas Lothrop of Barnstable in 1751 bequeaths to his grandson Thomas Lothrop son of his son Thomas deceased. These documents show the existance of six Thomas Lothrops: two grandfathers who had a son Thomas, who in turn, each had a grandson Thomas.

    The man who married Deborah Loring was a different Thomas Lothrop.]