John Thompson (c.1604 - 1674) MP

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Birthplace: Lenham, Kent, England
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
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About John Thompson

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.

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Sources:

The book, 'Cogswell in America'

The book, 'Ancestry of the Princess of Wales,' NEHGS, Reg. vol. 136, pg. 101

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John Thompson's Timeline

1604
November 18, 1604
Lenham, Kent, England
1674
December 14, 1674
Age 70
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
1953
October 30, 1953
Age 70
1984
July 19, 1984
Age 70
August 18, 1984
Age 70