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1 FEB 1595 in Bridgham, Norfolk, England
Died: 4 FEB 1653 in Hingham, Plymouth Co. MA
Occupation: 1638 Linen weaver
Fred Kunchick`s Genealogy Page.
Notes for Thomas Thaxter:
THOMAS THAXTER was born on 1 Feb 1594/95 in Eng.[?], and died on 4 Feb 1653/54.
Thomas married ELIZABETH (_____) in England before 1626 as her first husband. She died on 17 Jul 1660 probably in Dedham, MA. After his death in 1654 she married (2) William Ripley on 29 Sep 1654. She married (3) John Dwight of Dedham on 28 Jan 1657/58.
He was the first Thaxter to settle in Hingham and was granted a house-lot there in 1638. It was located near the training field in Hingham Center. He later purchased land of John Mason in 1647 and in 1649 bought land at Broad Cove and near the Weymouth River. In 1652 he purchased a house and land which wnt to his son John Thaxter.
Thomas worked as a "Linenweaver." He was made freeman on 18 May 1642. He was a deacon, residing Main Street near the meeting house. He died intestate and a petition to the Court for a division of his estate, valued at 230 pounds, can be found in Vol 2, p.15 of the Suffolk County records.
"History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts", Town of Hingham, 1893.
James Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England", 1860
James S. Cushing, "The Genealogy of the Cushing Family...", Montreal, 1905.
George Ernest Bowman, "Plymouth Colony vital records," Mayflower Descendant
NEHGS, "Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts to the Year 1850", Boston, 1909
Gravestone record for Thomas Thaxter Sr. stating he died on 14 Mar 1687 at the age of 61. (This must be the wrong Thomas. It doesn`t fit for his son Thomas, either. EL)