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Thomas Henry Tupper, Jr.

Birthplace: Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Tupper, Sr. and Anne Tupper
Husband of Martha Mayhew
Father of Thomas Tupper, III; Israel Tupper; Anna Gibbs; Elisha Tupper; Jane Tupper and 6 others
Half brother of Henry Tupper; Katherine Nye and Robert Tupper

Occupation: Town Constable
Managed by: John H. Nye
Last Updated:

About Captain Thomas Tupper

Occupation: Military captain.He became a Freeman at 20, and in 1658, with his father, was listed a one of the largest landholders.


Thomas Henry Tupper, b. 16 January 1637/38 at Sandwich, MA. If the birthdates are correct, his mother was about 49 or 50 when she had Thomas. He married Martha Mayhew on 27 December 1661 (see a separate chapter on her family). Martha was born in 1638 at Watertown, MA. They had 11 children (see next section). Thomas died 26 April 1706, still at Sandwich and his widow on 15 November 1717 (on January 15 1716/17 according to (16)) at Sandwich. Citing (12) and (13), (10) provides the following text on Thomas:

Like his father, Thomas Tupper, Jr. was a missionary to the American Indians and served the Church at Herring Pond, 1676-1706. He was a member of the Council of War, town clerk, Selectman for 14 years, Deputy to the General Court 8 years, and is buried under a stone standing by the pond in the old burying ground at Sandwich, Mass. With his father, he is listed as one of the largest landowners in the town. He was Lt. of the military company at Sandwich in 1680, and became Capt. in 1690.


    Capt. Thomas Tupper was the son of Thomas Tupper and Anne Hodgson. Capt. Thomas Tupper was born on 16-Jan-1637/38 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He married Martha Mayhew, daughter of Gov. Thomas Mayhew and Jane Gallion, on 27-Dec-1661 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; could also be the 16th or 17th. Capt. Thomas Tupper died on 26-Apr-1706 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at age 68. He was buried after 26-Apr-1706 at Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. 
    He wasbecame a freeman Capt. Thomas Tupper in 1658 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He served on the jury in 1664. He held the position of excisemen in 1667. He held the position of town constable in 1669. He held the position of town clerk between 1675 and 1685. He held the position of lieutenant of the military company in Sandwich in 1680.  
    Children of Capt. Thomas Tupper and Martha Mayhew: 

Martha Tupper b. 13-Oct-1662, d. 1-Nov-1680

Thomas Tupper+ b. 11-Aug-1664, d. circa 1744

Deacon Israel Tupper b. 22-Sep-1666, d. 1745

Elishia Tupper b. 17-Mar-1667/68, d. after 1690

Jane Tupper b. 28-Apr-1672, d. 28-Apr-1673

Capt. Ichabod Tupper b. 11-Aug-1673, d. between 25-Nov-1748 and 15-Dec-1748

Eldad Tupper b. 31-May-1675, d. 15-Sep-1750 or 1751

Medad Tupper b. 22-Sep-1677, d. 20-Feb-1773

Anne Tupper b. 14-Dec-1679

Eliakim Tupper+ b. 29-Dec-1681, d. between 1755 and 1760

Bethia Tupper b. 25-Apr-1685 --------------------

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Captain Thomas Tupper's Timeline

April 3, 1637
Sandwich, MA, USA

Governor Winslow gave permission to establish a settlement, so 60 families settled in the area they named Sandwich.

April 30, 1638
Lynn (Sanus), Essex, Massachusetts, United States
June 16, 1638
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
December 27, 1661
Age 23
Sandwich, Barnstable, Ma
October 13, 1662
Age 24
Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass
August 11, 1664
Age 26
Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA, USA
September 22, 1666
Age 28
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 28
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
March 17, 1668
Age 29
Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass
Age 30