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Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
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About Thomas Noyes

   Freem. 1671, and capt. 1690 in war with E. Ind. and rep. 1689, 90,
   and 2. Freeman 1671.
   Descendants of Reverend William Noyes: Colonel of militia.
   The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II: Thomas was a prominent man in
   early colonial days. He was made a freeman 31 May 1671;
   selectman, 1676-7; chosen constable 1679-80, but not wishing to
   serve, paid the usual fine of forty shillings. He served during the
   French and Indian wars in several different grades- captain, major,
   lieutenant-colonel, and colonel.
   May 31st, 1684, Capt. Thomas Noyes of Newbury was ordered by
   Major Nathaniel Saltonstall of Haverhill "to provide a flight of
   colors for the foot company, ye ground field or flight whereof is to
   be green, with a red cross, with a white field in ye angle, according
   to the antient custome of our own English plantations in America,
   and our own practice in our ships and other vessels. The number of
   bullets to be put into the colors for distinction may be left out at
   present without damage in the making of them."
   August 3rd, 1705, Col. Saltonstall wrote to Lt. Col. Noyes, of
   Newbury, as follows: - "Sir-By his excellency's express direction, I
   command you in her majesty's name forthwith to appoint and set
   forth one half of your command by name and have them ready, well
   fixt with arms, ammunition, and ten day's provision, to march at an
   hour's warning. The command is strict."
   Sept. 28th, 1705, Col. Saltonstall wrote again, as follows: "I desire
   and order by tomorrow morning at farthest, you pess and post at
   your block houses at Newbury twelve able soldiers, three at each of
   your block houses, to abide there night and day to watch."
   In June 1706, under commands from Col. Saltonstall to Col. Noyes,
   twenty able soldiers of the Newbury militia were sent to Haverhill,
   on July 5th, and when they appeared Col. Saltonstall wrote again,
   as follows:- "I received your return of ye twenty men ye Governor
   commanded me to call for, and when ye persons (which I can't call
   men), appeared, even a considerable number of them, to be but
   boys, or children, and not fit for service, blind in part, and deaf, and
   cross-handed, I slept till I waited on ye Governor, ye twelfth instant,
   and upon liberty to speak to him, I, with ye Major, have taken ye
   best care we can to keep the men and children sent hither for the
   present, till I may have opportunity to tell you the queen likes it not
   to be served in this manner. But in one special, Nicholas by name, is
   blind and deaf and small, and not fit to be continued, and therefore,
   to be short, I sent Nicholas home to you, and do expect you will
   send some able man in his place, if you have an able one in
   Newbury. The other diminutives are sent out to garrison at present,
   or else you had met with them to return to you for a like exchange.
   My heart if it speaks is full. I want a suitable time to tell you what I
   have to say on her majesty's behalf. Twelve BOYS for originally
   prest MEN, and they hired too. I know not ye irregularity of it. I
   shall be glad to see you, and intend to do it, either at Haverhill or
   Newbury, or a middle place, as you may desire, if I am able to
   attend to see what is right and what our duty for us to do."
   Two weeks later Col. Saltonstall wrote again, as follows: "One
   Smith came this day with two of his sons in order to get a release for
   John Danforth. I wonder how you concern yourself so much about
   this man to get Danforth home, and disregard your default, and
   have not yet sent a good man for that pitiful insufficient si

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Info to be confirmed with second source:

Thomas, inherited the Newbury home; was selectman, served in the French and Indian war as captain, major, lieutenant and colonel. (http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/noyes.html)

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Freem. 1671, and capt. 1690 in war with E. Ind. and rep. 1689, 90, and 2. Freeman 1671.

Descendants of Reverend William Noyes: Colonel of militia.

The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II: Thomas was a prominent man in early colonial days. He was made a freeman 31 May 1671; selectman, 1676-7; chosen constable 1679-80, but not wishing to serve, paid the usual fine of forty shillings. He served during the French and Indian wars in several different grades- captain, major, lieutenant-colonel, and colonel.

May 31st, 1684, Capt. Thomas Noyes of Newbury was ordered by Major Nathaniel Saltonstall of Haverhill "to provide a flight of colors for the foot company, ye ground field or flight whereof is to be green, with a red cross, with a white field in ye angle, according to the antient custome of our own English plantations in America, and our own practice in our ships and other vessels. The number of bullets to be put into the colors for distinction may be left out at present without damage in the making of them."

August 3rd, 1705, Col. Saltonstall wrote to Lt. Col. Noyes, of Newbury, as follows: -

"Sir-By his excellency's express direction, I command you in her majesty's name forthwith to appoint and set forth one half of your command by name and have them ready, well fixt with arms, ammunition, and ten day's provision, to march at an hour's warning. The command is strict."

Sept. 28th, 1705, Col. Saltonstall wrote again, as follows:

"I desire and order by tomorrow morning at farthest, you pess and post at your block houses at Newbury twelve able soldiers, three at each of your block houses, to abide there night and day to watch."

In June 1706, under commands from Col. Saltonstall to Col. Noyes, twenty able soldiers of the Newbury militia were sent to Haverhill, on July 5th, and when they appeared Col. Saltonstall wrote again, as follows:-

"I received your return of ye twenty men ye Governor commanded me to call for, and when ye persons (which I can't call men), appeared, even a considerable number of them, to be but boys, or children, and not fit for service, blind in part, and deaf, and cross-handed, I slept till I waited on ye Governor, ye twelfth instant, and upon liberty to speak to him, I, with ye Major, have taken ye best care we can to keep the men and children sent hither for the present, till I may have opportunity to tell you the queen likes it not to be served in this manner. But in one special, Nicholas by name, is blind and deaf and small, and not fit to be continued, and therefore, to be short, I sent Nicholas home to you, and do expect you will send some able man in his place, if you have an able one in Newbury. The other diminutives are sent out to garrison at present, or else you had met with them to return to you for a like exchange.

My heart if it speaks is full. I want a suitable time to tell you what I have to say on her majesty's behalf. Twelve BOYS for originally prest MEN, and they hired too. I know not ye irregularity of it. I shall be glad to see you, and intend to do it, either at Haverhill or Newbury, or a middle place, as you may desire, if I am able to attend to see what is right and what our duty for us to do."

Two weeks later Col. Saltonstall wrote again, as follows:

"One Smith came this day with two of his sons in order to get a release for John Danforth. I wonder how you concern yourself so much about this man to get Danforth home, and disregard your default, and have not yet sent a good man for that pitiful insufficient sick man Nicholas, whom I sent off ye 16th day of July last to you to send a better hand & he to return in two days time to me, but he is not yet come or other for him. Pray consider what lies at your door, and do not deal so unhandsomely with your patient friend and humble servant.

N. SALTONSTALL, to LT. COL. T. NOYES"

On account of Indian hostilities, the following order was issued, August 7, 1690:-

"These are in his majesty's name to require all the soldiers belonging to this towne to bring their arms and ammunition to ye meeting house every saboth day and at all other publick meetings, and also they are required to carry their arms and ammunition with them into meadows and places where they worke, and if any man doe refuse or neglect his dewty as above expressed he shal pay five shillings for every such neglect.

(Signed) DANIEL PIERCE, Captain

THOMAS NOYES, Captain

STEPHEN GREENLEAF, Captain

JONA. MOORES, Lieutenant

JACOB TOPPAN, Ensign

HENRY SOMERBY

Thomas Noyes was selectman, 1683-4 and '85; tithing man in 1684; justice of the peace, 1700-01. May 6th, 1689, he was chosen one of a committee to consult with the Committee of Safety in Boston and consider with them what may be best for the conservation of the peace of the country." "Dec. 18th, 1699, Col. Danl. Pierce and Major Thomas Noyes were by vote desired and impowered to imploy ye Honrble Capt. Samuel Sewell of Boston, Esq., to procure a good and sufficient meeting hous bell for the Towne of Newbury suitable for our Towne considering ye remoteness of our dwellings." Oct. 18th, 1700, a committee was appointed to assign seats in the new meeting house to the freeholders and inhabitants of the town, and it "was voted that Coll. Danl. Pierce, Esq., should have his first choyce for a pew & Maj. Thomas Noyes, Esq., shall have the next choyce for a pew." "March 27, 1704, Coll. Thomas Noyes, Esq. (and others) were chosen to be a committee to lay out the High way to Bradford, &c." May 16, 1683, the General Court ordered that "Thomas Noyes be Captaine of the second company, *** and that commissions goe out accordingly."

July 23rd, 1688, Captain Thomas Noyes of Newbury bought of Daniel Pierce, Sr., in consideration of a promise his deceased father, Daniel Pierce, had made to Captain Noyes, as a portion with his daughter, viz.: 40 acres of meadow, being in or about the town of Woodbridge, in the Province of East New Jersey, or New Cesarea, bounded by or upon the meadow of Stephen Kent, Sr., on the east; by the meadow of the Lord Proprietor on the south, the upland in com. and swamp on the west, and by a parcel of upland granted by my said father on the north, which may more large appear by a patent dated September 10, 1670. *** Said Pierce also confirmed another promise that his father had made to Captain Noyes, viz.: To give him a farm of 100 acres on Slingtail Brook, in New Cecarea, or N.J.

Thomas Noyes lived in his father James' house after the death of his mother.

His will

(In the name of God Amen. [___] Anno Dom: one Thousand seven hundrd. & Eight[teen?] I Thomas Noyes of Newbury in ye County of Essex in his maj[ts.?] Province of the Massachsts. Bay in New England [___] now of Perfect mind & memory Thanks be Given unto God Therefore Calling into mind ye mortality of my Body & [__]ing that it is appointd. for all men once to Dye [___] & ordain this my Last Will & Testament That is to say Principaly & first of all I give & Recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it & my Body I [Recommend?] to ye Earth to be Buried in a Decent & Christian manner at ye Discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the General Resurection I shall Receive ye same again by the Allmighty Power of God and as touching such Worldly Estate Wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Life I Give Devise & Dispose of the same in ye following Manner & form –

Im Prs. I Give & Bequeath to Eliza. Noyes my Dearly Bloved Wife ye Use & Improvement of one third part of my Dwelling House which Part she Please to Chuse & one third part of the fruit which shall Grow in my orchard yearly & a Garden to be fenced for her life & Ten pounds a year yearly to be paid her by me Exector. & to Provide for her sutable & Good Wood fitt for her to keep one Fire & allso to Keep for her two Cows & Ten sheep both Winter & summer & to Provide a horse & Carry her to Meeting & Else Where as she shall have occasion & if my sd. Wife [see?] cause to marry again then these Rights & Priviledges shall not be paid to her & Improvd by her so Long as she is a married Wooman but if she hapen to be a Widow again, if she se cause to do Return to my house she shall have all the above mentiond [Rights? &?] Priviledges Again( and allso I Give to my sd. Wife all my household Goods & two Cows & Ten sheep to be at her own Dispose & further if What is above Givn. be not sufficient to maintain my sd. Wife Comfortably & Credably my Executors shall provide for her What shall be needed full & sufficient to Do it.

2d. To my son Danl. Noyes his heirs & assigns forever I give & bequeath my River Lott so Calld. & one hundred & seventy Pounds to be Paid [by] my Executor in Bills of Credt. or other Current money one half to be be Paid at one years End after my decease & ye other half at two years End if it be not paid by my self in my Lifetime.

3rd. To my son Thomas Noyes his heirs & assigns forever I Give & bequeath my two free hold Lotts Where he Dwelleth & are now in his Possesion and he shall pay to my [Exector.?] Twenty Pounds in Current money.

4ly. To my son Joseph Noyes his heirs & assigns forever I Give & bequeath all ye Lands I gave him by Deed & all ye peice of Land Adjoy[n]ing Which I Bought of Capt. Greenleaf –

5ly. To the Children of my Daughter Sarah Clark Decsd. viz. Thos. Clark Danl. Clark Sarah Noyes & Martha Noyes I give ten shillings a peice.

6ly. To my Daughtr. Eliza. Hale wife of Doctr. Nathan Hale I give, besides what she have otherwise had about ninety three pounds which I Kept an Accot. of in my Book, fifty pounds of sd. sum I Give to her to be at her own Dispose to & among her Children as she shall see Cause(

7ly. To my Daughtr. In Law Mrs. Judeth Coffin formerly Wife of my son Parker Noyes I Give Twenty shillings.

8ly. To my Daughter Mary Gerrish ye Wife of Mr. Moses Gerrish( besides What she have allready had I Give Twenty & [thre?] pounds(

9ly. To my Daughtr. Rebecca Ilsey ye Wife of Mr. Joseph Ilsley( besides What she have allready had I Give Which Will make up her portion one hundred pounds.

10ly. To my Daughtr. Judeth Noyes I Give ye sum of one hundred pounds & my Will is that ye Legacys above mentiond be paid in Receiver Bills or other Current money & my Will is that if any part of ye Legacys above mentiond be paid in my life time my Executr. shall not be obligd. to pay it over again(

11ly. To my Son[s] Stephen Noyes & Moses Noyes I give to be Equaly divided betwixt them( & to their heirs & assigns for ever I give & bequeath all my houses barns & out houses & all my Lands marshes & meadous & Wood Lott or Lotts & all my Rights & Priviledges in ye undivided or Common Lands not otherwise Disposd. of & I Give to my sd. sons Stephen [&?] Moses all my Personal Estate not otherwise Disposed of & I Do Ordain & Appoint my sons Stephen & Moses Noyes to be ye Executors of this my Last Will, to receive all my Debts & to pay all my Debts, and funeral Charges [& etc.?] & I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke & Disa[null?] all & Every other former Testaments Wills Legacys & bequests Execut[_] by me in any Wife before named Willed & bequeathed. Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament In Witness Whereof I have sett to my name & seal the Day & year abov Written. Signd. Seald. & Publishd. Pronouncd.

Thomas Noyes (seal)

Declard. by ye sd. Thos. Noyes as his Last Will &

Testament in Presence of

[witnesses’ names illegible]

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Capt. Thomas Noyes's Timeline

1648
August 10, 1648
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1669
December 28, 1669
Age 21
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1670
September 14, 1670
Age 22
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1673
February 24, 1673
Age 24
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1674
August 30, 1674
Age 26
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1677
September 24, 1677
Age 29
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1678
July 3, 1678
Age 29
1679
October 2, 1679
Age 31
1681
October 29, 1681
Age 33
1684
February 29, 1684
Age 35