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Thomas BURNHAM was born abt. 1619 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. Thomas BURNHAM was the child of Robert BURNHAM and Mary ANDREWS and the grandchild of: (maternal) Richard? ANDREWS and Elizabeth? UNKNOWN
Thomas was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1635.
Marriage(s) and Child(ren):
He married Marie LAWRENCE June 1645 in Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony . The couple had (at least) 14 children. Marie LAWRENCE was born 10 April 1625 in Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England. She died 27 March 1715 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of Thomas LAWRENCE and Joan ANTROBUS.
Thomas BURNHAM died 19 May 1694 in Ipswich, Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Lieutenant Thomas Burnham, one of the three brothers who came in 1635 from England in the ship Angel Gabriel, after being wrecked on the coast of Maine, settled at Chebacco (Ipswich), Mass. He joined the Pequot Expedition, 1636 or 7; was selectman in 1647, and on town committees; 1664 made sargeant of Ipswich company; 1665 made ensign; 1683 appointed Lieutenant; Deputy to the General Court in 1683, 1684 and 1685. In 1667, "Thomas Burnham is granted the privilege of erecting saw-mill on the Chebacco river near the falls;" 1657 "a road or way to be laid out through Thomas Burnham's land, across the swamp;" 1678 "Ensign Thomas Burnham, of Ipswich, has right of commonage according to law." He owned much real estate in Ipswich and also in Chebacco. His houses and farms were divided between his sons Thomas and James.--Burnham Genealogy
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DEPUTY TO THE GENERAL COURT
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Thomas, son of Robert Burnham, was born in Norwich England, about 1619. He deposed that his age was about forty, March 29, 1659. He calls Simon Tuttle brother (i.e. brother-in-law), and mentioned his uncle John Tuttle (probably his wife's) in England. His wife Mary, aged thirty-five, deposed concerning her mother, Mrs. Tuttle, at the same time. He was a carpenter by trade, and became lieutenant of the militia company; was Deputy to the General...Read MORE...
- Angel Gabriel
'The great storm of August 15, 1635 was probably one of the most severe and destructive ever known on the coast of New England. It ravaged the whole coast from Nova Scotia to Manhattan (New York) and probably further south...This storm was very severe at Pemaquid, but we are indebted chiefly to a disasterous shipwreck that occured here for what information we have of its ravages. June 22nd, previously, two ships, the Angel Gabriel of two...Read MORE...
Map of Ipswich in 1640
Waters, Thomas F. Candlewood an Ancient Neighborhood in Ipswich with Genealogies of John Brown, William Fellows, and Robert Kinsman. Massachusetts: Salem Press, 1909.
Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
- 1645 Marriage / Partner
Thomas BURNHAM and Marie LAWRENCE June 1645, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
- 1646 Birth of Child
Thomas BURNHAM was born 19 January 1646, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
- 1657 Birth of Child
Ruth BURNHAM was born 1 July 1657, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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About Thomas - Family History / Genealogy Charts
While searching for Thomas Burnham (1623, Norwich, Norfolk, England - 19 May 1694, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts), I read an article about him possibly being one of three brothers who came to America in 1635 from England on the ship Angel Gabriel. Angel Gabriel was wrecked on the coast of Maine at Pemaquid Point in an August storm, possibly known as the “Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635”.
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