Person:Thomas Rider (2)

Thomas Rider
b.Bef 1622
d.Aft 28 Mar 1653
Facts and Events
Name[1] Thomas Rider
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1622 Based on estimated date of marriage.
Marriage Bef 1647 to Elizabeth Lane
Living[1] 28 Mar 1653 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] Aft 28 Mar 1653 Date of last known record. He had abandoned his wife and children prior to 23 May 1655.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas Rider, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011)

    "… we do not identifty the 1634 passenger Thomas Rider with the man of the same name found at Weymouth and Boston."

    Emphasis added. Anderson continues with records for Thomas of Weymouth and Boston inasmuch as there so few New England records for him.

    "On 23 May 1655, 'Elizabeth Rider, the wife of Thomas Rider, of Boston, being left by her husband with five small children to maintain & no means wherewithal to keep them, desiring liberty from this Court to sell a house & land in Dorchester, where her father, W[illia]m Lane, gave to her & her children, in answer to her request, it is ordered, that the selectmen of the town of Boston shall & have power to dispose of the said house & land, either by sale, mortgage, or otherwise, as they shall judge meet, for the use of the petitioner, which this Court doth hereby confirm & allow' [MBCR3:389]. On 29 October 1655, '[a]ccording to the power granted by the General Court to the selectmen of Boston in reference to the disposal of the house and land of Eliz[abeth] Rider, in Dorchester, which her father W[illia]m Lan, gave to her an her children, we have inquired into the value of the land and house and have consented to the sale of the said land and house to James Bates, of Dorchester, leaving the said Bates to recieve his title from the General Court [BTR 1:126]."