Person:Thomas Read (27)

  • HThomas Read1627 - 1701
  • W.  Katherine (add)
m. Bef 1648
  1. Thomas Read, JrAbt 1653 - Abt 1733
  • HThomas Read1627 - 1701
  • WMaryBef 1622 - 1689
m. 7 Mar 1677/8
  • HThomas Read1627 - 1701
  • W.  Arabella Thong (add)
m. 29 Dec 1689
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Read
Gender Male
Christening? 19 Oct 1627 Colchester, Essex, England
Marriage Bef 1648 to Katherine (add)
Marriage 7 Mar 1677/8 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary
Marriage 29 Dec 1689 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Arabella Thong (add)
Death[1][2] 13 Sep 1701 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)

    Reed :Thomas, Sept. 13, 1701.

  2. Massachusetts. Probate Court (Middlesex County). Probate records, 1648-1924. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964-1967)
    Thomas Read of Sudbury 6 October 1701.

    Thomas Read, Senior left a will, which was written 9 September 1701 and proved 6 October 1701: "These may certifie to all persons whomsoever: that I Thomas Reed senr of Sudbury, in the county of Middlesex in the Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England; Being at this present time well in my understanding, though weake in body upon the account of Illness I am Labouring under, and from whence being Sensible of my great & Last Change: Doe make Constitute and appoint this my Last Will & Testament, disanulling all other Will or Wills, Testament or Testaments by me ... made ...

    "Witness In the first place I comit my Spirit unto my glorious Redeemer ... And further as touching my worldly Estate which God hath blest me with (my Debts & funeral charges being payed) My minde and Will is, In the first place that my beloved wife Arrabella Read be well and comfortably maintained out of it, During her life unless she marry again. Alsoe I give and bequeath to my only son Thomas Read the moyety or one halfe of my meadow known and called by the name of Marshes Meadow to be his forever, and my Great Bible and Anotations. Also I give and bequeath to my Cousen John Bacon of Watertown four pounds, to be payed two years after my deceas. Allsoe I give & bequeath to the youngest son of my above-named Thomas fourty shillings when he comes of age.

    "Allsoe I give and bequeath to the rest of my Sayed Sons Children twenty Shillings each child to be payed three years after my deceas. As for the rest and whole of all my Estate, Housing Lands Orchards ffields, Meadows Woods Chattals movables &c. I give and bequeath them unto my beloved grand-Son Thomas Reed, to him & his Heirs forever: and this to my full Satisfaction, is my last Will and Testament: So I declare constitute and appoint my abovesaid beloved grand-Son Thomas Reed Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. Made this 9th day of Septembr 1701.
    .................................................................................... Thomas Reed"

    "Wit: James Sherman
    Samuel How"

    On 11 November 1701, an agreement was made between Thomas Reed, executor of his grandfather, Thomas Read, and his grandmother, Arabella Read, about the thirds of the estate.

  3.   Holman, Mary Lovering; Winifred Lovering Holman; and Helen Pendleton Winston Pillsbury. Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his wife, Frances Helen Miller: Compiled for Helen Pendleton (Winston) Pillsbury. (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press, 1948)