Thomas Ensign (1597 - c.1664) MP

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Birthplace: Rye, East Sussex, England
Death: Died in Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
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About Thomas Ensign

Dea. Thomas Ensign (1193) (ca 1599-bet 16 Jul 1663 and 17 Feb 1663/4) & Elizabeth Wilder (2356) (ca 1621-bet. 1 Nov 1676 and 19 Nov 1686).* Born ca 1652 in Scituate, MA.*

  • Robert E. Bowman, “Ensigns revisited,” TAG 292 (1998), 241-255.

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  • 1193. Dea. Thomas Ensign. Born ca 1599 in Rye, Sussex. Thomas was baptized in Rye, Sussex, on 15 Apr 1599. Thomas died bet 16 Jul 1663 and 17 Feb 1663/4 in Scituate, MA. Occupation: yeoman.

From Deane’s History of Scituate:6

“Thomas Ensign purchased the third cliff of Mr Hatherly 1640, also Mr James Cudworth’s house, and five acres adjoining the bridge, on the north, at the Harbour, 1642. He was one of the Conihassett partners, 1646.”

Thomas's estate was probated 9 Jun 1664 in General Court, Plymouth Colony.

Thomas had two daughters named Hannah–one by his first wife Hannah Wiborne, the other by his second wife Elizabeth Wilder.176

On 27 Apr 1629 Thomas first married Hannah Wybourne, daughter of John Wybourne (1568-1616/7) & Martha Keene, in Cranbrook, Kent, Eng.176 Hannah died in 1639 in Biddenden, Kent. Buried on 20 Jan 1638/9 in Biddenden, Kent.

Hannah, also known as Anne, Wilborne, or Wybourne.

  • Their children include:
  1. 4288 i. Hannah Ensign (Died soon) (ca 1631-Nov 1631)
  2. 4289 ii. Thomas Ensign (Died soon) (1632-Jan 1632/3)
  3. 4290 iii. Thomas Ensign (1634-Mar 1657/8)
  4. 4291 iv. John Ensign (1636-)
  5. 4292 v. Hannah Ensign (ca 1638-14 Mar 1697/8)

On 17 Jan 1638[/9] Thomas second married Elizabeth Wilder (2356) , daughter of Thomas Wilder (629) (ca 1584-23 Oct 1634) & Martha Higgs (ca 1590-20 Apr 1652), in prob. Scituate, MA.3 Born ca 1621 in Shiplake, Oxford, Eng. Elizabeth died bet. 1 Nov 1676 and 19 Nov 1686 in prob. Marshfield, MA.

Elizabeth, of Hingham.2

  • Their children include:
  1. 4293 i. John Ensign (ca 1642-26 Mar 1676)
  2. 4294 ii. Sarah Ensign (ca 1650-)
  3. 4295 iii. Hannah Ensign (ca 1652-)
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Deacon Thomas Ensign's Timeline

1597
October 18, 1597
Rye, East Sussex, England
1599
April 15, 1599
Age 1
Rye, Sussex, England
April 15, 1599
Age 1
Rye, Sussex, England
1629
April 27, 1629
Age 31
Cranbrook, Kent, England
1632
1632
Age 34
1634
1634
Age 36
1636
1636
Age 38
1639
January 17, 1639
Age 41
Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachsuetts)
1640
July 6, 1640
Age 42
Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1644
1644
Age 46