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Anthony Thompson, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lenham, Kent, England
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Thompson; Dorothy Thompson and Dorothy Thompson
Husband of Katherine Thompson; Mary Webb; Mary Thompson and Katherine Thompson Camp
Father of Hannah Stanton; Dorathie Crispe (Thompson); Bridget Bowers (Thompson); John Thompson "Mariner"; Anthony Thompson, Jr. and 5 others
Brother of John Thompson, Sr.; Robert Thompson; Mary Hussey; Judith (Thompson) Scott; John Thompson and 4 others
Half brother of Alexander Crooke; Elizabeth Crooke; Katharine Crooke; Edward Crooke and Francis Crooke

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About Anthony Thompson, Sr.

Brother Anthony Thompson of New Haven, CT

Arrived in New England in 1637, in either June or July. Emigrated with his wife (name unknown), two children and brothers, John and William. They settled in New Haven (see below). Anthony Thompson signed the Colonial Constitution, June 4, 1639, and appears in the original list as having shares in the first and second divisions of land. He took the oath of allegiance in 1644. His will was made March 23, 1648, shortly before his death.

The name of his first wife is unknown. His second wife was Katherine (Kathern). By first wife he had two sons and a daughter, and by second wife two daughters and a posthumous son.

Children of Anthony Thompson:

by first wife:

  1. John
  2. Anthony, born in England, December, 1634, died at the age of twenty years
  3. Bridget, born 1637, married Rev. John Bowers, of Guilford, New Haven, and Derby, Connecticut

by second wife, Katherine:

  1. Anna, baptized June 8, 1645, married Staunton
  2. Lydia, baptized July 24, 1647, married, September 20, 1665, Isaac Crittenden, of Guilford
  3. Ebenezer, baptized October 15, 1648, married, June, 1671, Deborah Dudley

The Thompson brothers were the ship "Hector" and were in the company of Governor Eaton and Reverend Davenport. They settled with Davenport in Quinnioiack or New Haven, Connecticut. The Thompson brothers were allotted lands and became leading citizens. John Thompson lived at East Haven, where he died December 11, 1674. The farm he owned is said to be yet in the possession of descendants. He married but left no male issue. William made his will October 6, 1682, dying the same year. He resided and died in New Haven.

Source

  1. Genealogical and family history of southern New York and the Hudson River Valley: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation, Volume 3 (Google eBook) by Cuyler Reynolds. Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1914, page 1066-7.

Notes (from above Source for which copyright is expired)

The Thompson family of THOMPSON Troy, New York, whose ancestry is herein recorded, descended from Anthony Thompson, of England, who came to America in 1637, and is the founder of the American family of Thompson known as the New Haven branch. It is not known from what part of England he came, but as Rev. Davenport (with whom he came) had been a minister in London, and Eaton, Hopkins and others had been merchants in that city, the inference is that he was a native of or near London. The name nas long been known in England, Scotland and Ireland under different spellings—Tompson, Tomson, Thomson and Thompson. In a later generation the line crossed another Thompson family, not known to be related, beginning with John Thompson, of England and Stratford, Connecticut. Through this line descent is gained from Elder William Brewster, of the "Mayflower," Sir Richard Saltonstall, Lion Gardiner and other famous colonial and revolutionary families. The Thompson arms: Or, on a fesse dancettee az, three etailes ar, on a canton of the second, the sun in glory ppr. Crest: An arm erect vested gu, cuff ar. holding in the hand ppr. five ears of wheat or. Motto: In luiuine luce.

(I) Anthony Thompson, with- his wife (name unknown), two children, and brothers, John and William Thompson, embarked at London, England, on the ship "Hector," for America, where they arrived June 26, 1637, according to Winthrop's Journal, but according to Cotton Mather, the date was July 26, 1637. They landed at Boston. They were a part of the company which came with Governor Eaton and Rev. Davenport, dissenters from the Church of England, who left their homes to take up a residence in the new world, where they would be free from the constant persecutions which characterized the reign of Charles I. The company was composed of men of wealth and energy, and after careful selection they decided to follow their pastor, Rev. Davenport, in his choice of location, which was Quinnioiack or New Haven, Connecticut. The Thompson brothers were allotted lands and became leading citizens. John lived at East Haven, where he died December 11, 1674. The farm he owned is said to be yet in the possession of descendants. He married but left no male issue.

William made his will October 6, 1682, dying the same year. He resided and died in New Haven. Anthony Thompson signed the Colonial Constitution, June 4, 1639, and appears in the original list as having shares in the first and second divisions of land. He took the oath of allegiance in 1644. His will was made March 23, 1648, shortly before his death. It was probably made "in extremis." It was drawn up by Rev. John Davenport, pastor, and Robert Newman, ruling elder of the church. He is called Brother Anthony Thompson, and seems to have been a devout member of the church. The name of his first wife is unknown. His second wife was Kathern. By first wife he had two sons and a daughter, and by second wife two daughters and a posthumous son. Children of Anthony Thompson, the emigrant: John, see forward; Anthony, born in England, December, 1634, died at the age of twenty years; Bridget, born 1637, married Rev. John Bowers, of Guilford, New Haven, and Derby, Connecticut; Anna, baptized June 8, 1645, married Staunton; Lydia, baptized July 24, 1647, married, September 20, 1665, Isaac Crittenden, of Guilford; Ebenezer, baptized October 15, 1648, married, June, 1671, Deborah Dudley.

(II) Captain John Thompson, eldest son of Anthony Thompson, was born in England, in 1632. He is called Skipper John Thompson and John Thompson, the "Mariner." This to distinguish him from "farmer" John Thompson. He was a seafaring man and a resident of New Haven. He married Hellena, who died April 8, 1690. Captain John

Thompson survived her until June 2, 1707. Children: 1. John, born May 12, 1657; was called Lieutenant John; married Rebecca Daniel; children: Anna, married Thomas Ives; Daniel, married Mary Ball; Rebecca, married Caleb Mix; Elizabeth, married John Bassett; John; Anthony. 2. William, born 1660; married Hannah Glover; children: James, Abigail, Mary, married John Hitchcock; Josiah, Benjamin. 3. Joseph, born April 8,

1664; married Elizabeth Smith; children: Anna, Joseph, Ebenezer. 4. Samuel, see forward.

-------------------- Anthony was a signer of the "Compact" in New Haven, Ct with Governor Eaton & Rev. John Davenport 1639 was a "soldier in the Indian Troubles" ( 1642 )

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Anthony Thompson, Sr.'s Timeline

1590
1590
Maidstone,,Shropshire,England
1612
August 30, 1612
Lenham, Kent, England
1631
1631
Age 18
England
1634
December 1634
Age 22
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
1638
1638
Age 25
New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
1641
June 8, 1641
Age 28
Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 10, 1641
Age 29
England
1641
Age 28
Connecticut
1645
June 8, 1645
Age 32
1647
July 16, 1647
Age 34
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut