Abigail Thompson (Collins) (1591 - 1643) MP

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Birthplace: Bramford, Essex, England
Death: Died in Braintree, (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Managed by: Stan Wolfe
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About Abigail Thompson (Collins)

NOTE: There are 2 Abigail Collins married to a Samuel Bedle in the same family. 1. Abigail, born bet c1550 & c1566, daughter of John1 Collins, married August 16, 1586 Samuel Bedle. NEHGS 89:77. [I believe this may be incorrect] 2. Abigail, bapt. at Bramford 17 Oct. 1591, daughter of John2 Collins, m. (1), being described in the Visitation of London, 1633, Samuel Bedle of Woluerston [Woolverstone]... NEHGS 89:78. [I believe this one is correct] See TAG Volume 23 - July 1946 - Pages 149+

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"New England Historic Genealogical Journal" "Rev. William Tompson" Communicated by Mr. Frederick Chase of Hanover, N.H. Volume 15 - Pages 112 - 113

"Rev. William Tompson...he remained at Braintree until his death, Dec. 10, 1666, with the exception of the year 1642-3, which he passed as a Missionary in Virginia. During his stay there his wife Abigail died, Jan. 1643. She accompanied him from England, and was the mother of his first four children."

"Genealogical Research in England" Communicated by the Committee on English and Foreign Research "English Connections of Dea. Edward Collins of Cambridge, Mass." Contributed by Winifred Lovering Holman, S.B. of Watertown, Mass. Volume 89 - January 1935 - Page 76

"From the Registers of the Parish of Bramford, co. Suffolk. Baptisms...1591 Abigail, daughter of John Collins, 17 October..."

Volume 89 - January 1935 - Pages 78 & 79

"Abigail, bapt. at Bramford 17 Oct. 1591; m. (1) being described in the Visitation of London, 1633, as 'da. of ....Collins of Br....in Essex,' Samuel Bedle of Woluerston (Woolverstone), co. Suffolk; probably m. (2) Rev. William Thompson, curate of the church at Winwick in Lancashire, who emigrated with his wife Abigail and family to New England about 1637 and settled finally at Braintree, Mass. Daniel Collins in his will mentioned Samuel Thompson, son of his (the testator's) sister Tomson. Abigail, first wife of Rev. William Thompson of Braintree, Mass., d. in New England 1 Jan. 1642/3, and he m. (2) Ann, widow of Simon Crosby of Cambridge, Mass. (For Rev. William Thompson and his family see Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, vol. 4, p. 289, Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 457, and other New England works.)

"Children of Abigail Collins by her first husband (surname Bedle): 1. John ('eldest sonne') 2. Sam. 3. Nathaniel ('3 sonne of London mercht a' 1633'),... 4. Dorothy... 5. Abigail..."

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"The American Genealogist" Volume 23 - July 1946 - Pages 149+ "The Ancestry of Edward Collins and Bedle-Bowles-Powell Connections in England" By Winfred Lovering Holman, S.B., of Lexington, Mass.

"In January, 1935, the New England Historical and Genealogical Registerpublished my article giving some records obtained from England relating to the origin of Edward Collins of Cambridge, Massachusetts... (vol. 89, pp. 73-79, 148-151)...

"The revision of the pedigree, given below, is based on the fact that Daniel Collins (bapt. 1583), in his own brief pedigree, stated that his mother, Abigail Rose, was the thirdwife of his father...There is one other consideration which makes the revised arrangement of the family group more probable. The will of Daniel Collins mentions that his mother was buried at Braintree, Essex. Daniel's brother, Samuel, was Vicar of Braintree and the m9other, if third wife and widow of the elder John, presumably died at the home of her son Samuel. That would not be true if the mother was the first wife of John, Jr., since she would have died when Daniel and Samuel were quite young.

"John Collins, evidently the man of this name who was buried at Bramford, Suffolk, England, 14 Sept. 1594, had in earlier life been a salter, of London, according to the brief pedigree registered by his son Daniel. He was three times married, his third wife being Abigail Rose, daughter of Thomas Rose of Exmouth, Devon...

"Children by first or second marriages (incomplete record): i. John, b. (say at a guess, 1564); m. (1) at Bramford, 29 Nov. 1590, Grace Wagger; m. (2) at Bramford, 29 May 1599, Maulden Treitherne, who was baptized at Bramford, 28 Apr. 1577, parents not stated. She may have m. (2) at Bramford, 6 aug. 1614, William Cozzins (or Cousens), unless the marriage pertains to her adoloscent daughter. Child by first wife: 1. Abigail, bapt. 17 Oct. 1591."

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Genealogy.com Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith Author: no author Call Number: CS71.S643 This book contains the history and genealogy of the Mellcene Thurman Smith family of Massachusetts. Bibliographic Information: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith. Privately Published Page 1026

"3. Abigail Collins, baptized at Bramford, Oct. 17, 1591. She married 1st Samuel Bedle or Bedell, when she is described in the Visitation of London, 1633, as "daughter of ..... Collins of Braintree, County Essex." Samuel Bedle was of Woolverton, County Suffolk. She probably married 2nd Rev. Wm. Tompson of Braintree, Mass. He was curate of the church at Winwick in Lancashire, who emigrated with his wife Abigail and family to New England about 1637 and settled finally at Braintree, Mass. Daniel Collins mentioned in his will Samuel Tompson, son of my sister Tomson. Abigail, the 1st wife of Rev. Tompson, died Jan 1, 1642/3, and he married 2nd Ann, widow of Simon Crosby. Rev. Tompson died Dec. 10, 1666, in 68th year.

Children of Abigail Collins and her 1st husband, Samuel Bedle:

(1) John Bedle.

(2) Samuel Bedle.

(3) Nathaniel Bedle.

(4) Dorothy Bedle married John Bowles of Roxbury, Mass.

(5) Abigail Bedle married William Powell of Dedham and Boston, Mass.

Children of Abigail Collins and 2nd husband, Rev. Wm. Thompson:

(6) Samuel.

(7) William, graduated Harvard College 1653.

(8) Mary, of whom further.

(9) Elinor, born 1626. (These four born in England and came with parents.)

(10) Joseph, born 1640 in Massachusetts.

(11) Benjamin, born 1642.

4. Mary Tompson married Dec., 1641, Joseph Wise of Roxbury, Mass.

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From: Dyerne@aol.com Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 09:16:25 EST Web Site: Dyer Families of New England URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dyer Member New England Historic & Gen. Society

". Abigail Collins49, born Abt. 1591 in England; died 01 Jan 1642/43 in Braintree, Norfolk, Ma. She was the daughter of 22. John Collins and 23. Grace Wagger...

..."Notes for Abigail Collins: widow of Samuel Bedle of Wolverstone, Suffolk. She was sister of Dea. Edward Collins of Cambridge.

More About Abigail Collins: Baptism: 17 Oct 1591, Bramford, Co. Suffolk, England

Marriage Notes for William Tompson and Abigail Collins: 1st wife

Children of William Tompson and Abigail Collins are:

i.Ellen (or Elinor) Tompson, born Abt. 1626 in England... ii.Samuel Tompson, Dea., Ensign50, born 16 Feb 1629/30 in England... iii.Eliezur Tompson53, born Abt. 1635 in England... iv.Joseph Tompson, Capt. & Dea.54, born 01 May 1640 in Braintree, Norfolk, Ma... v.Benjamin Tompson, Dr.56, born 14 Jul 1642 in Braintree, Norfolk, Ma..."

Sources:

  1. Author: Frank Dyer
     Title: Dyer Families of New England
     Publication: Name: Dyer Families of New England Web Page;
     Repository:
           Name: Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dyer
     Note:
     Source Medium: Electronic
     Source Quality: Many references given - page numbers are printed in Hanna Veazie (b1684/85) notes.
     E-mail received March 18, 2004 from Frank Dyer. A large amount of his data comes from Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB, "Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Mass., 1640-1850, (Including the modern town of Randolph & Holbrook and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.)"
  2. Author: The Society
     Title: Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
     Publication: Name: 1934;
     Repository:
           Name: Alllen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
     Note:
     Source Medium: Book
     Excellent
     Page: Page 75
  3. Author: Frederick Lewis Weis
     Title: Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England
     Publication: Name: Lancaster Massachusetts 1936;
     Repository:
           Name: Alllen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
     Note:
     Source Medium: Book
     Excellent
     Page: Page 205
  4. Author: James Savage
     Title: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
     Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.;
     Repository:
           Name: James A. Kimble personal library
     Note:
     Source Medium: Book
     Source Quality: Excellent
     4 volumes
     Author was former president of the Massachusetts Historical Society and Editor of Winthrop's History of New England. In 4 volumnes. Three generations of those who came before May, 1692 of the Basis of Farmer's Register.
     The call number at the Toledo Public Library is #R929Sav and Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #Gc974 Sa9Ge
     NOTE - The page numbers from Genealogy.com are different than the actual book.
     Page: Volume IV - Page 289
  5. Author: Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, A.B.
     Title: Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Massachusetts 1640-1850
     Publication: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society - Boston 1999;
     Repository:
           Name: Personal library - James A. Kimble
     Note:
     Source Medium: Family Archive CD
     Source Quality: Excellent
     Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, the compiler of ?Genealogy of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850, including the modern towns of Randolph and Holbrook and the City of Quincy after their separation from Braintree in 1792-3,? was born ?Waldo Gwylliam Sprague? in the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy, Massachusetts, on May 10, 1903, the son of engraver Frank H. Sprague and Anne L. Jones. As a young man, Sprague attended Thayer Academy and received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1925.
     Including the modern towns of Randolph & Holbrook
     and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.
     All families recorded before 1800 are listed and continued to 1850 or later, and nearly all families who came into these towns between 1800 and 1840 are also included.
     Page: #5079 & #5367R
  6. Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society
     Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register
     Publication: Name: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register;
     Repository:
           Name: James A. Kimble personal library & NewEnglandAncestors.org
     Note:
     Source Medium: Magazine
     Source Quality: Excellent
     www.NewEnglandAncestors.org - volumes up to #151
     Personal library volumes 151 - current plus April & July 1906 and April 1931. An exceptional organization with an excellent web site. NOTE many of the references to New England Historical and Genealogical Register are labeled New England Historic Genealogical Society. There were too many to try to correct. The Register is produced by the Society.
     Page: Volume 15 - Page 112 Volume 38 - Page 64 Volume 89 - January 1935 - Pages 76 & 78-79
  7. Author: None
     Title: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith
     Publication: Name: Privately published;
     Repository:
           Name: Genealogy.Com
     Note:
     Source Medium: Book
     Source Quality: References shown
     "This book contains the history and genealogy of the Mellcene Thurman Smith family of Massachusetts. Biographic Information: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith." Don't take this too seriously from #19 James Bowen back until further proof is established!
     Page: Page 1026
  8. Title: American Genealogist [TAG]
     Publication: Name: Donald Lines Jacobus, New Haven Conn.;
     Repository:
           Name: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana & Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio
     Note:
     Source Medium: Magazine
     Source Quality: Excellent sources - Always well documented. Numerous Volumes with index
     Toledo number is 974.6 Ame Wor (microfilm)
     Copies starting with 2006 are in the library of James A. Kimble.
     Page: Volume 23 - July 1946 - Page 151
  9. Author: Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, A.B.
     Title: Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Massachusetts 1640-1850
     Publication: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society - Boston 1999;
     Repository:
           Name: Personal library - James A. Kimble
     Note:
     Source Medium: Family Archive CD
     Source Quality: Excellent
     Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, the compiler of ?Genealogy of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850, including the modern towns of Randolph and Holbrook and the City of Quincy after their separation from Braintree in 1792-3,? was born ?Waldo Gwylliam Sprague? in the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy, Massachusetts, on May 10, 1903, the son of engraver Frank H. Sprague and Anne L. Jones. As a young man, Sprague attended Thayer Academy and received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1925.
     Including the modern towns of Randolph & Holbrook
     and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.
     All families recorded before 1800 are listed and continued to 1850 or later, and nearly all families who came into these towns between 1800 and 1840 are also included.
     Page: #5079
 10. Author: Frank Dyer
     Title: Dyer Families of New England
     Publication: Name: Dyer Families of New England Web Page;
     Repository:
           Name: Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dyer
     Note:
     Source Medium: Electronic
     Source Quality: Many references given - page numbers are printed in Hanna Veazie (b1684/85) notes.
     E-mail received March 18, 2004 from Frank Dyer. A large amount of his data comes from Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB, "Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Mass., 1640-1850, (Including the modern town of Randolph & Holbrook and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.)"
     Text: "Baptism: 17 Oct 1591 Bramford, Suffolk, England"
 11. Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society
     Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register
     Publication: Name: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register;
     Repository:
           Name: James A. Kimble personal library & NewEnglandAncestors.org
     Note:
     Source Medium: Magazine
     Source Quality: Excellent
     www.NewEnglandAncestors.org - volumes up to #151
     Personal library volumes 151 - current plus April & July 1906 and April 1931. An exceptional organization with an excellent web site. NOTE many of the references to New England Historical and Genealogical Register are labeled New England Historic Genealogical Society. There were too many to try to correct. The Register is produced by the Society.
     Page: Volume 89 - January 1935 - Pages 76 & 78
     Text: "bapt. at Bramford 17 Oct. 1591"
 12. Title: American Genealogist [TAG]
     Publication: Name: Donald Lines Jacobus, New Haven Conn.;
     Repository:
           Name: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana & Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio
     Note:
     Source Medium: Magazine
     Source Quality: Excellent sources - Always well documented. Numerous Volumes with index
     Toledo number is 974.6 Ame Wor (microfilm)
     Copies starting with 2006 are in the library of James A. Kimble.
     Page: Volume 23 - July 1946 - Page 150
 13. Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society
     Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register
     Publication: Name: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register;
     Repository:
           Name: James A. Kimble personal library & NewEnglandAncestors.org
     Note:
     Source Medium: Magazine
     Source Quality: Excellent
     www.NewEnglandAncestors.org - volumes up to #151
     Personal library volumes 151 - current plus April & July 1906 and April 1931. An exceptional organization with an excellent web site. NOTE many of the references to New England Historical and Genealogical Register are labeled New England Historic Genealogical Society. There were too many to try to correct. The Register is produced by the Society.
     Page: Volume 15 - Page 112 Volume 89 - January 1935 - Page 78
 14. Author: Clarence Almon Torrey
     Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700
     Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987;
     Repository:
           Name: James A. Kimble personal library
     Note:
     Source Medium: Book
     Source Quality: Excellent
     With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.
     Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n
     Page: Page 738 
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Abigail Thompson's Timeline

1591
October 15, 1591
Bramford, Essex, England
October 17, 1591
Bramford, Essex, England
1619
November 1619
Age 28
Lancashire, England
1621
1621
Age 29
Duxbury,Plymouth,Massachusetts
1626
1626
Age 34
Lancashire, UK
1626
Age 34
England
1627
1627
Age 35
Lancashire, England
1630
February 16, 1630
Age 38
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK
1630
Age 38
Probably England
1635
October 21, 1635
Age 44
Winwich, Lancastershire, Eng