Thomas Read, IV (c.1569 - 1650) MP

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Nicknames: "Thomas Reede", "Thomas Reed", "Thomas Reade", "Thomas Reid"
Birthplace: Brockett Hall, Hertford, England
Death: Died in England
Managed by: Patricia Ann Topping
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About Thomas Read, IV

http://minerdescent.com/2011/12/28/sir-thomas-reade-v/ Sir Thomas Reade V Posted on December 28, 2011

Sir Thomas READE IV (1569- 1650) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather, one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Sir Knight Thomas Reade IV- Coat of Arms

WARNING: There is a considerable amount of conflicting information about this couple, especially dates of birth and death, yet many have concluded this is the correct lineage for sons Esdras, William, and Thomas. However, there is very little documentary evidence I have seen. Most seem to rely on LDS records, which may be fraught with error. Mary M. Zashin cites “A Record of the Redes of Barton Court, Berkshire,” by Compton Reade, which seems to contain fairly reliable information. This source puts Thomas’s birth at 1606/7, making it impossible for he and Mary Cornwall to be the parents of immigrants William, Esdras and Thomas Reade.

The Reades and Cornwalls were very close families. To make matters even more confusing Thomas Reades married Mary Cornwells in multiple generations.

Sir Thomas Read was born 1569 Brockett Hall, Berkshire, England. He married Mary CORNWALL. Sir Thomas died 20 Dec 1650 in England.

Mary was born about 1565, Berkshire, England. Her parents were Sir Thomas CORNWALL, Lord of Shropshire (b. ca 1533 in Burford, Shropshire) and Elizabeth WOODRUFF.

Another story is that Sir Knight Thomas Reade was born 1 Jul 1545 in Barton Court, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, England. His parents were Sir Knight Thomas READE II b. 1523, Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England and Mary STONHOUSE, b. 1517, Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England. He married Mary BROCKETT around 1599. Sir Thomas died 14 SEP 1625 in LP. Kent, England.

Mary Brockett was born 1576 in Brocket Hall, Hertford, England. her parents were Sir John BROCKETT Knight (1528 – 1598) and Helen LYTTON (1540 – 1582). Mary died 22 Feb 1606 in Brocket Hall, Hertford, England.

Great stories are told of their son Sir John Brockett of Brocket Hall, husband of Helena Lytton and Dame Elizabeth Moore. The great Brocket Hall was situated at the extreme northern corner of Hatfield parish. This Sir John Brocket was a doughty knight, twice Sheriff for the county like his ancestors. He was “entrusted with the training and inspection of the men levied in this part of Hertfordshire at he time of the Armada.” It was “whilst Mary was on the throne, Elizabeth was kept under house arrest at Hatfield House. She used to walk along the banks of the River Lea to visit John Brocket, probably plotting to raise an artillery to overthrow Mary. In 1558 Elizabeth was sitting under an oak tree on the far side of the lake when a horseman galloped from London bringing the news that she was the new Queen. In 1558, in recognition of their friendship, Elizabeth bestowed a knighthood on Sir John Brocket.” Sir John was buried at Hatfield in the year 1598. Sir John by his wife Helena, daughter of Sir Robert Lytton, had daughters Margaret, Anne, Elizabeth, Helen and Mary. All who married well. By Dame Elizabeth, his second wife he had Frances who married Dudley, third Lord North. Having no male issue, the estate of Brocket Hall was passed to descendants of Mary, youngest daughter of John and Helena, who married Thomas Reade.

William Reede was born on 18 Apr 1601 in Brocket Hall, a country house in Hertfordshire, England, the first of which was built in 1239. (A fortnight before she became Queen in 1558, Elizabeth I was staying at Broket Hall, as shown by a letter signed by herself.) The present hall dates from the mid 18th century.

Thomas [Read] son of Sir Thomas and Mary [Brocket] married Mary, the daughter of Thomas Cornwall, Lord of Strophshire. Their children were Compton, Edward, and three sons whose names are not given, but probably Thomas, William, and John, who came to America.

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  • History of the Reed family in Europe and America By Jacob Whittemore Reed, p 35

Thomas Reade (ca 1549-14 Sep 1625)

  1. Married: Mary Cornwall (ca 1565-)

Children include:

  1. William Reed. Born ca 1601 in Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire. William was baptized in Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, on 18 Apr 1601. Buried on 31 Oct 1656 in Newcastle, Northumberland. William came to New England, probably in the Defence in 1635, aged 48, with his wife Mabel, 30; George, 6; Ralph, 5; and Justus, 18 months. He was was freeman 14 Mar 1639. He resided in Dorchester, removed probably first to Rehoboth, or perhaps lived at Woburn. " But, ere many years, William Reed and his wife Mabel returned to England ..."

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I BELIEVE THE ESDRAS CONNECTED AS SON IS THOMAS AND MARY CORNWALL'S CHILD, BROTHER OF WILLIAM, FROM INFORMATION FROM THIS SOURCE. ESDRA MAY BE LISTED BY ANOTHER NAME IN THE SOURCE OR HE MAY HAVE BEEN OVER LOOKED AS ESDRAS IS NOT LISTED WITH THE PARENTS. DAU. MARY (BORN AFTER FATHERS DEATH) AND ELIZABETH ARE ALSO IN QUESTION AS THEIR BIRTH DATES ARE MUCH LATER THEN SIBLINGS.

Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams Pg.1518

http://books.google.com/books?id=Bc8UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1518&lpg=PA1518&dq=Mabel+Kendall+1605&source=bl&ots=k7xdpDB7aI&sig=zt3zJaU6QiLlkgl-NkwLlC9ungc&hl=en&ei=yfaUTOacEIL2swOXsdjkCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CC0Q6AEwBzgU#v=onepage&q=Esdras&f=false

William Reed removed to Muddy River (Brookline), having bought of Esdras Reed, said to have been his brother, a farm granted by the town of Boston, and he lived there until 1648.

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Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams Pg.1518

http://books.google.com/books?id=Bc8UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1518&lpg=PA1518&dq=Mabel+Kendall+1605&source=bl&ots=k7xdpDB7aI&sig=zt3zJaU6QiLlkgl-NkwLlC9ungc&hl=en&ei=yfaUTOacEIL2swOXsdjkCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CC0Q6AEwBzgU#v=onepage&q=Mabel%20Kendall%201605&f=false

(III) Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2) Reed, was knighted. He married Mary, dau. of Sir John Brocket, of Brocket Hall in Herefordshire. Children: Thomas, John, James. All three were baronets. Also two daughters.

(IV) Thomas (4), son of Thomas (3) Reed, married Mary, dau. of Thomas Cornwall, Lord of Strophshire. Children: Compton, Edward, and three sons believed to be Thomas, William and John, who came to America. Edward and Compton had families in England and their descendants have been distinguished.

(V) William, supposed to be son of Thomas (4) and Mary Reed, of Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, was born in England 1587 and was the oldest of the immigrants of this surname. He sailed from London in the ship "Defense" July 4, 1635, Captain Edward Fostick, and arrived in Boston October 6, same year, with his wife, who was Mabel Kendall, born 1605. They had with them children: George, born 1629, Ralph, 1630, and Justice (afterward called Abigail), 1633. Reed settled first at Dorchester, Massachusetts. He was admitted a freeman March 4, 1638. In August 1639, he sold his real estate in Dorshester to Thomas Clark, and removed to Scituate where he was constable in 1644. His wife made the journey to Dorchester on horseback in 1644 to have her infant son Israel baptized. William Reed removed to Muddy River (Brookline), having bought of Esdras Reed, said to have been his brother, a farm granted by the town of Boston, and he lived there until 1648. He then bought a farm in Woburn of Nicholas David and removed thither. He is the ancestor of the Woburn, Lexington, Bedford and Burlington Reads, and of most of the Reads in Maine. He returned to England finally and died at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1656. A letter of administration was taken out by his widow under Oliver Cromwell. She returned to America and after adminstrating the estate, married, November 21, 1660, Henry Summers of Woburn. She survived her second husband and lived with her son George at the time of her death, June 5, 1690, in her eighty-sixth year. Children: 1. George, born 1629, 2. Ralph, 1630, married Mary Pierce, daughter of Anthony Pierce, of Watertown. 3. Abigail, 1633, married Francis Wyman. 4. Bethia, born in America, married John Johnson. 5. Israel, 1642, married Mary Kendall, daughter of Francis. 6. Sarah, married, September 10, 1662, Samuel Walker. 7. Rebecca, married Joseph Winn.

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-------------------- http://minerdescent.com/2011/12/28/sir-thomas-reade-v/ Sir Thomas Reade V Posted on December 28, 2011

Sir Thomas READE IV (1569- 1650) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather, one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Sir Knight Thomas Reade IV- Coat of Arms

WARNING: There is a considerable amount of conflicting information about this couple, especially dates of birth and death, yet many have concluded this is the correct lineage for sons Esdras, William, and Thomas. However, there is very little documentary evidence I have seen. Most seem to rely on LDS records, which may be fraught with error. Mary M. Zashin cites “A Record of the Redes of Barton Court, Berkshire,” by Compton Reade, which seems to contain fairly reliable information. This source puts Thomas’s birth at 1606/7, making it impossible for he and Mary Cornwall to be the parents of immigrants William, Esdras and Thomas Reade.

The Reades and Cornwalls were very close families. To make matters even more confusing Thomas Reades married Mary Cornwells in multiple generations.

Sir Thomas Read was born 1569 Brockett Hall, Berkshire, England. He married Mary CORNWALL. Sir Thomas died 20 Dec 1650 in England.

Mary was born about 1565, Berkshire, England. Her parents were Sir Thomas CORNWALL, Lord of Shropshire (b. ca 1533 in Burford, Shropshire) and Elizabeth WOODRUFF.

Another story is that Sir Knight Thomas Reade was born 1 Jul 1545 in Barton Court, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, England. His parents were Sir Knight Thomas READE II b. 1523, Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England and Mary STONHOUSE, b. 1517, Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England. He married Mary BROCKETT around 1599. Sir Thomas died 14 SEP 1625 in LP. Kent, England.

Mary Brockett was born 1576 in Brocket Hall, Hertford, England. her parents were Sir John BROCKETT Knight (1528 – 1598) and Helen LYTTON (1540 – 1582). Mary died 22 Feb 1606 in Brocket Hall, Hertford, England.

Great stories are told of their son Sir John Brockett of Brocket Hall, husband of Helena Lytton and Dame Elizabeth Moore. The great Brocket Hall was situated at the extreme northern corner of Hatfield parish. This Sir John Brocket was a doughty knight, twice Sheriff for the county like his ancestors. He was “entrusted with the training and inspection of the men levied in this part of Hertfordshire at he time of the Armada.” It was “whilst Mary was on the throne, Elizabeth was kept under house arrest at Hatfield House. She used to walk along the banks of the River Lea to visit John Brocket, probably plotting to raise an artillery to overthrow Mary. In 1558 Elizabeth was sitting under an oak tree on the far side of the lake when a horseman galloped from London bringing the news that she was the new Queen. In 1558, in recognition of their friendship, Elizabeth bestowed a knighthood on Sir John Brocket.” Sir John was buried at Hatfield in the year 1598. Sir John by his wife Helena, daughter of Sir Robert Lytton, had daughters Margaret, Anne, Elizabeth, Helen and Mary. All who married well. By Dame Elizabeth, his second wife he had Frances who married Dudley, third Lord North. Having no male issue, the estate of Brocket Hall was passed to descendants of Mary, youngest daughter of John and Helena, who married Thomas Reade.

William Reede was born on 18 Apr 1601 in Brocket Hall, a country house in Hertfordshire, England, the first of which was built in 1239. (A fortnight before she became Queen in 1558, Elizabeth I was staying at Broket Hall, as shown by a letter signed by herself.) The present hall dates from the mid 18th century.

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Sir Thomas Read's Timeline

1569
1569
Brockett Hall, Hertford, England
1581
1581
Age 12
Berkshire, England
1583
1583
Age 14
of Berkshire, England
1587
1587
Age 18
Berkshire, England
1601
1601
Age 32
Of Berkshire, , England
1626
1626
Age 57
England
1650
1650
Age 81
England
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