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Thomas RANDALL  

Born: 1635 in Weymouth Settlement, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Died: 11 JUN 1711 in Taunton, Bristol, MA
Buried:

Child With Hannah PACKARD, Married: ABT 1671 in MA
Thomas RANDALL Born: ABT 1673
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA
Died: 4 JUN 1752
Easton, Bristol, MA
With Joan DRAKE, Married: BEF 1671
 
Notes: Notes for Thomas Randall:
1630-40: Thomas Randall, second son of Robert and Mary Randall, born, probably at Weymouth, where he lived until 1695. He inherited a house and lands from his father.
"New England Families Genealogical and Memorial" by William Richard Cutter; III:348-9; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1916 (929.274 C991 LAPL) (974.0 NEa SCGS)

ca. 1638: Thomas Randall (Robert1) was born; He married (1) Joan Drake, perhaps daughter of William and Margaret (Westover) Drake baptized at Colyton, county of Devon, England on December 15, 1628. She was a sister of Thomas Drake of Weymouth. He married (2), near 1671, Hannah (Packard) Briggs, widow of Clement Briggs, II., and daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Packard of Weymouth and Bridgewater.
Thomas Randall removed from Weymouth to Taunton North Purchase (now South Easton).
History of Weymouth, Massachusetts by Walter Chamberlain, M. S.; III:560; Weymouth Historic Society; Weymouth, Massachusetts; 1923 (974.402 W547W ACPL)

1668: Thomas Randall bought half of the fifty-first share and the land set apart to him was at what became Easton, it being located at South Easton, including what is called "the Green", but being chiefly east and north of it, the mill stream running through it. On the north side of it he built his house, part of the land there being to-day owned by his descendants, and on the stream he and his son Thomas erected the first sawmill of the place, and the noise of its wheel made the sweetest possible music to the settlers who were so much in need of the lumber with which to erect their dwellings. That he was piously inclined soon appears from this vote of the town of Bridgewater, which had the church nearest to them, the vote being taken in 1696, soon after their arrival in their new home: "Thomas Randall, William Manley, and their neighbors allowed to come here to meeting, and to make a horse-bridge over Cutting Cove River," now known as Quesett River in Easton.
"A Biographical History of Robert Randall and his Descendants" by William L. Chaffin; p. 8; The Grafton Press; New York City, New York; 1909 (9292.2 R188-3 LAPL)

1681-88: He was sexton of the church, probably throughout the period between these dates. In the former year he received one pound ten shillings for his services, and in the latter two pounds.
1695: He was elected surveyor, but did not finish out his term because he sold out his property and removed to Taunton North Purchase, where he bought one-half of the fifty-first share, including the present Green of South Easton, and lands lying to the north and east of it, with the mill stream running through it. He built his house on the north side of this stream, and also built the first saw mill in the town, which was of great advantage to the pioneer settlers. In the earlier years of settlement there he attended church at Taunton.
"New England Families Genealogical and Memorial" by William Richard Cutter; III:348-9; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1916 (929.274 C991 LAPL) (974.0 NEa SCGS)

1695: Thomas Randall lived in Weymouth until the autumn of 1695. By his father`s will he was given his father`s "dwelling house and out housing, and many acres of land including two orchards, meadows, and pasture lands." Although one of the wealthiest citizens of Weymouth he did not disdain the humble office of sexton of the meeting-house.
1681: He is "allowed £1-10-00 for ringing the bell and sweeping the meeting-house." The price for such service advanced in time.
1688, March 13: He agreed to ring the bell and sweep the meeting-house for forty shillings in money for the ensuing year.
1695, March 4 He was chosen by the town one of the three surveyors for the ensuing year, but he did not serve the full term of office, for later in the year he sold much of his property in Weymouth and removed with his family to the eastern part of Taunton North Purchase, a large tract of land which included all that became the town of Easton, nearly all of Mansfield and about one-third of the town of Norton. There were fifty-four shares of this large tract which had been purchased of the Indians in 1668, mainly by Taunton men.
"A Biographical History of Robert Randall and his Descendants" by William L. Chaffin; p. 8; The Grafton Press; New York City, New York; 1909 (9292.2 R188-3 LAPL)

1711: Thomas Randall died.
"New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 611; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS)

1711, June 11: Thomas Randall died.
"New England Families Genealogical and Memorial" by William Richard Cutter; III:348-9; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1916 (929.274 C991 LAPL) (974.0 NEa SCGS)

1711, June 11: Thomas Randall died at Taunton, North Purchase, Massachusetts.
History of Weymouth, Massachusetts" by Walter Chamberlain, M.S.; III:560; Weymouth Historic Society; Weymouth, Massachusetts; 1923 (974.402 W547W ACPL)

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of those Who Came Before May 1692 on the Basis of the Farmer`s Register" by James Savage; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1981 (929.274 S264 LAPL) (NE Sec. SR) (974.0 NEa/Gen SCGS)
 
Thomas RANDALL
1635 - 11 JUN 1711
Robert RANDALL
1608 - 3 MAY 1691
Mary FRENCH
ABT 1616 -



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Richard FRENCH
ABT 1578 - ABT 30 MAY 1638
Mary ADAMS
1579 -






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John FRENCH
ABT 1545 -
Eme FAUKNER
ABT 1549 -
John ADAMS
1553 - 19 MAR 1603
Agnes STONE
1 JAN 1555 - 15 JAN 1615


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