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Robert Thompson, of Dover, NH

Birthdate:
Birthplace: prob. England
Death: Died in Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Husband of Lucy Thompson
Father of William Thompson, of Kittery

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About Robert Thompson, of Dover, NH

From: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=redfish&id=I31626

He was in Durham, now Dover, New Hampshire as early as 1635, and Thompson's Poin t just south of the mouth of the Cocheco river, was named for him.(SIC: David Thomson) He was taxed in Dover i n 1648, and witnessed a deed in 1652.

From: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lhakel&id=I6038

1656 He received a grand of land in Dover, New Hampshire. This was laid out, March 17, 1658/59 "beyond Cocheco Logg Swamp."

1656 A grant made to John White in 1651 was assigned to William Thompson on October 15, 1656. It was in Kittery, below Sturgeon Creek.

1659 William Thompson was presented at York Court "for rebellion against his father and mother-in-law." He bound himself to the court in a bond of 20 pounds that he will be of good behavior towards all men, especially towards his father and mother."

1676 His estate was appraised. 52 pounds 1 shilling, 23 acres and a house and orchard in Kittery ME and 50 acres in Dover NH which he gave to his sons, William and Robert and to John White. It is assumed his wife had died by then. source "Our Thompsons in Maine."

!NOTE: Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire, p. 682 THOMPSON, William (19), Kittery, had a 50 a. Dover gr. in 1656, laid out in 1659 beyond Cochecho log swamp, Lists 356abce. In Kit., John White's 1651 gr. was assigned to him in 1656, a short way below the mouth of Sturgeon Creek, List 298. He m. White's dau., was in York ct. 1659 for rebellion ag. fa. and mo.-in-law, and bound to good behavior, espec. towards fa. and mo. Also in ct. several times for drinking, abs. from Ch., idleness and not provid. for fam. He d. 22 Jun 1676. Inv. incl. 23 a., ho. and orchard in Kit., and 50 a. ab. Cochecho which he 'gave to his two sons living at Dover William and Robert as John White.' See Me. P. & Ct. Rec. iii 338.

Adm. to Capt. Wincoll and James Emery, all to be improv. for ch.'s use and the selectmen to place them out; no w. ment. Ch., age and where placed in 1677: -John, oldest, ag. 18, not placed out -William, ag. 16, with Richard Otis -Robert, ag. 13, with Tobey Hanson, List 94 -James, ag. 11, a lame boy, not placed out. A 'lame, impotent brother' in 1684, he became a tailor, m. 3 Mar. 1700-1 Elizabeth Frye (1), of York 1710 sold Kit. gr. of 1694-1699, liv. there 1717 on land he bot from (2) 4 Jan 1713-4, Lists 290, 298. Of Biddeford in Sept 1733 he deeded Bid. and Scarb. land to a Cornelius for supp. and ack. at York 18 Apr 1734. John, lame man, list 279 (James). 13 ch., desc. incl. Brig.-Gen. Samuel T. and many at New Meadows and beyond. -Alexander, ag. 6 Judith, ag. 2, not disposed of.

-------------------- After reading with the greatest care every story of the Thompson ancestry which has been handed down among the descendants and searching many other papers along these historical lines, we give, by the author's kind permission, the summary of Rev. Dr. E.S. Stackpole in his "Old Kittery, ME and her families".

He carefully searched all documents which could throw any light on this matter.

There is tradition that Robert Thompson was the emigrant ancestor of the Thompson's of Durham, New Hampshire. He may have been the one who witnessed a deed in 1652. Thompson's Point, just south of the Cocheca River was so called as early as 1644, and probably in 1635. Thompson's Point House was taxed in Dover, NH in 1648. The name of the owner is not given..

Ohlenkamp family tree

  • Public Member Tree 5 attached records, 6 sources
  • Name: William Thompson
  • Birth: 1633 - York, United States
  • Death: 22 Jun 1676 - Kittery, York, Maine, United States
  • Marriage: 1660 - Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
  • Parents:
  • Robert Thompson Birth 1602 in England, United Kingdom Death 1652 in Kittery, York, Maine, USA
  • Lucy Birth 1608 in Durham, Stafford, New Hampshire, United States Death 1678 in Kittery, York, Maine, USA
  • Spouse: Mary White

William Thompson

  • FamilySearch Family Tree
  • Birth: 1633 - Kittery, York, Maine, United States
  • Death: June 6 1676 - Kittery, York, Maine, United States
  • Parents: Robert Thompson, Lucy Conigsby
  • Wife: Sarah White
  • Son: Alexander Thomas

Several trees state Robert is the end of the line and yet this is found:

Matthews Keigley Galbreath Family Tree
  • Public Member Tree 5 attached records, 6 sources
  • Name: William Thompson
  • Birth: Abt 1633 - York County (York)
  • Death: 22 Jun 1676 - Kittery, York County (York), Maine
  • Marriage: 1652 - United States
  • Parents: Robert Thompson, Lucy
  • Spouse: Mary White

gives:

Robert Thompson Birth 1602 in England Death 1652 in Kittery, York, Maine, United States

Lucy Birth 1608 in New Hampshire, United States Death 1678 in Kittery, York, Maine, United States

gives Roberts parents as:

William (Rev) Thompson Birth 1576 in Westbury, Wilts, England Death Jul 1623 in Westbury Leigh, Wilts, Eng, England

Phyllis Birth 1580 in Westbury, Wilts, England Death 19 Jul 1608 in Bur Westbury Leigh, Wilts, England


notes

Historical Sketch, Views and Business Directory of Dover, N.H. Presented by Dover Grange No. 225, 1926.

David Thompson had a temporary settlement in 1622, or earlier, at Thompson’s Point, at the junction of the Cocheco with the Newichawannock river. On this point he built a house which remained on the earlier Dover tax-lists, down to 1648, as the Thompson Point House.” He also had a temporary settlement at Little Harbor in 1623, but later gave that up and lived on Thompson’s Island, in Boston Harbor, where he died in 1628.



            
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Robert Thompson, of Dover, NH's Timeline

1600
1600
prob. England
1633
1633
Age 33
England
1652
1652
Age 52
Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire
1727
November 30, 1727
Age 52