According to genealogist Armand Lariviere, Thomas initially settled on Prudence Island, Rhode Island, then relocated to Warwick, where he purchased farm #1, the Cowesett Plot, containing 240 acres, in 1693, for 57 pounds. He was deeded land in Haverhill, MA, by his father John in 1695 & 1709. He became a freeman in 1704.
Sources for information on this family:
"Gorton Family Genealogy"
"New England Historical and Genealogical Society Register," Vols. 29, 42, 43
"History of Warwick" by Oliver Payson Fuller
Thomas`s will mentions his wife Mary; names eight sons, six of whom were under age 21 on 20 May 1710; and his two daughters, both under 18.