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Nicknames: "Reverend Thomas Dungan", "Thomas Dunkin"
Birthplace: Parish of St. Martin, Westminster, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Cold Springs, Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
Cause of death: Possible alt. death date: 1 Feb 1688
Occupation: Baptist Minister, Minister, Rev.
Managed by: Jonee Marie Platt
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About Thomas Dungan

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Thomas Dungan

Rev. Thomas Dungan was the youngest child of William Dungan And Frances Lathom. His father died, and his mother came to America with her second husband Jeremy Clarke and four young children by her first marriage.

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Rev. Thomas Dungan, soldier, legislator, pioneer, became the first Baptist minister in the Province of Pennsylvania, having been born probably in London about 1634, and came to New England with his mother about 1637.

As early as 1655 he was living at Newport, R. I., where he was Sergeant of the Newport Militia in 1676. He acquired 240 acres at Shrewsbury, New Jersey, about the year 1670. In 1678 and again in 1681 he was elected to the Rhode Island Assembly. His half brother Walter Clarke was then Deputy Governor of Rhode Island.

In 1682 he sold his estate of 100 acres in East Greenwich, R. I., and his Newport homestead of 50 acres and, having completed his education for the ministry, he shortly thereafter removed to Pennsylvania and settled at Cold Spring, Bucks County, where he founded a Baptist Church in 1684, the first of its denomination in Pennsylvania, and continued as its pastor until his death in 1687.

He married at Newport about 1663 Elizabeth, daughter of Sgt. Clement Weaver, She was born in 1647 and died at Cold Spring in 1697. His Will, probated 29 February 1688, is one of the earliest on record in Bucks County.

Rev. Thomas Dungan and Elizabeth Weaver are buried in the graveyard of the Cold Spring Church. They were the parents of five sons and four daughters, all born in Rhode Island:

  1. William Dungan, married Deborah Wing.
  2. Elizabeth Dungan, married to Nathaniel West, Jr.
  3. John Dungan, died without issue.
  4. Clement Dungan, died without issue.
  5. Rebecca Dungan, married to Edward Doyle.
  6. Thomas Dungan, Jr., married Mary Drake
  7. Jeremiah Dungan, married Deborah Drake.
  8. Mary Dungan, married to Abraham Richards.
  9. Sarah Dungan, married to James Carrell. 

John S. Wurts, Magna Charta, Brookfield Pub. Co., Philadelphia, 1945, Part III, p. 437, 453-454.

Wilfred Jordan, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1942, pp. 671; Coat of Arms facing p. 663.

http://pages.prodigy.net/reed_wurts/heraldry/dungan.htm

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Rev Thomas Dungan. Immigrated from England to Rhode Island with his mother and step-father, Jeremiah Clark in 1637. He removed with a colony of Welsh Baptists from Rhode Island to Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1682 and established the first Baptist church in Pennsylvania. The Dungan genealogy was traced by researchers in the early 1900's back to Emperor Charlemagne, 800 A.D.

-------------------- Rev. Thomas Dungan, soldier, legislator, pioneer, became the first Baptist minister in the Province of Pennsylvania, having been born in London, and came with his mother about 1637.

Thomas Dungan was the youngest son of Frances Latham and William Dungan. His father died, and his mother came to America with her second husband Jeremy Clarke and her four young children.

As early as 1655 he was living at Newport, Rhode Island, where he was Sergeant of the Newport Militia 1676. He acquired 240 acres at Shrewsbury, New Jersey, about the year 1670. In 1678 and again in 1681 he was elected to the Rhode Island Assembly. His half brother, Walter Clarke was then Deputy Governor of Rhode Island.

In 1682 he sold his estate of 100 acres in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and his Newport homestead of 50 acres and having completed his education for the ministry, he shortly removed to Pennsylvania and settled at Cold Spring, Bucks County, where he founded a Baptist Church in 1684, the first of its denomination in Pennsylvania, and continued pastor until his death in 1687.

He married at Newport on or about 1663 Elizabeth Weaver, daughter of Sergeant Clement Weaver.

His Will, probated February 29, 1688, is one of the earliest on record in Bucks County.

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  1. Re: JUSTICE'S DUNGAN GENEALOGY LOOKUPS  According to Justice (page 116), the line descends from Rev. Thomas Dungan (b. ca. 1634, d. 1687), son of William and Frances (Latham) Dungan, and his wife Elizabeth Weaver (b. ca. 1647, buried 1697 at Cold Spring, Bucks Co., Pa., dau. of Sergt. Clement & Mary (Freeborn) Weaver, as follows ...
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Rev. Thomas Dungan's Timeline

1634
February 13, 1634
St Martin, Westminster, London, England
1634
Westminster, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
1635
February 13, 1635
Age 1
St Martin/Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England
February 13, 1635
Age 1
St Martin, Westminster, London, England
February 13, 1635
Age 1
St Martin, Westminster, London, England
February 13, 1635
Age 1
St Martin, Westminster, London, England
1664
1664
Age 30
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1665
1665
Age 31
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1667
1667
Age 33
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
1668
1668
Age 34
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island