Thoms King family of Scituate (1038)
2353. Eld. Thomas King. Born ca 1613 in Cold Norton, Essex. Thomas was baptized in Cold Norton, Essex, on 24 Feb 1613.14 Thomas died on 24 Sep 1691 in Scituate, MA.48 Buried in Quaker Cemetery, Norwell. Religion: Joined the Scituate church 25 Feb 1737/8.
Thomas first married Sarah Tinker; second Jane (Younge) Hatch, widow of William Hatch; and third Anne.
Thomas King sailed from London 17 Jun 1635 in the ship Blessing at the age of 21 in the company of Mr. William Vassall and family, whose wife was Anna, Thomas’s sister. He built his house on the top of the hill at Bell house neck, a few rods south of Mr. Vassall’s He was admitted to the church 25 Feb 1638. He succeeded Elder William Hatch as elder in the Second Church. Thomas’s second wife was the widow of Elder Hatch. Thomas also had lands on the north side of Rotten marsh. After the death of Elder Thomas King, the office of Ruling Elder was allowed to lapse, and the duties of that office were merged with those of deacon.44 49 39
"Elder King's will, dated 1691 [30 Jun and proved 16 Mar 1692], gives 'to wife Anne—to daughter Sarah Besby land at Gravelly beach—To grandsons John and Thomas Rogers 10 £ each. Item: it is my will that Robin, my negro, be set free, and receive of my estate a bed and 5 £ in money—Item: to son Thomas all my property not otherwise disposed of in New and Old England.'"49
There’s an article on Thomas King in The Great Migration.14 It it is mentioned that Thomas is very likely related to Anne King of Cold Norton, William Vassal’s wife, and Thomas did sail to New England on the Elizabeth along with William Vassal, but Thomas was probably not Anne’s brother since her father, George King, named a son Thomas in his will who “would appear to be too old to be” this Thomas King. Apparently, then, he is less closely realated to George King and his daughter Anne (King) Vassal. His baptism record, then, did not name Thomas’s father.
ca 1638 Thomas first married Sarah Tinker (2862) , daughter of Robert Tinker (1173) (ca 1565-ca Jun 1624) & Mary Merwin (ca 1575-aft 1648), in Scituate.120 Born ca 1619 in New Windsor, Berkshire. Sarah was baptized in New Windsor, Berkshire, on 26 Jul 1619.120 Sarah died on 6 Jun 1652 in Scituate, MA.48,58 Religion: Joined the Scituate church 14 May 1737.
Their children include:
On 31 Mar 1653 Thomas second married Jane Younge, daughter of Edward Younge (ca 1570-) & Janne [Younge], in Scituate, MA.103 Born on 31 Dec 1593 in Thanington, Kent. Jane died in Scituate, MA, on 8 Oct 1653; she was 59.48,58
Jane, of Thanington, Kent, England.8 She married first William Hatch, second Thomas King.
Thomas third married Anne [King].
Anne first married Thomas King, second Abraham Sutliff.14
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