Thomas French (c.1615 - 1679) MP

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Managed by: William Adam Raby
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About Thomas French

Thomas had thirteen children with two sisters: (1) Mary Button and (2) Deborah Button Joy. Thomas French was born in 1615 in England, and died in 1679 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut. He married first about 1639, Mary Button, daughter of John Button and Grace ___. Thomas and Mary had eleven children (Mary 1640-1677, m John Everts; Hannah 1642; Mercy 1644; Elizabeth 1646; Deliverance 1648; Sarah; John; Martha; Thomas 1656-1659; Ebenezer; and Rebecca 1660-1660)

Thomas married second, about 1666, Mary’s sister Deborah Button, daughter of John Button and Grace ___, and widow of Walter Joy. Thomas and Deborah had two children (Samuel; and Abigail 1669)

French Family Association

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=davideyre&id=I304

  1. D: I304
  2. Name: Thomas FRENCH 1 2
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: 1615 in England 3 2 1
  5. Residence: ABT 1638 Charlestown, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts 2
  6. Residence: ABT 1643 Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut 2
  7. Immigration: BEF 1650 to New Haven Co, Connecticut 1
  8. Death: ABT 1665 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut 2 1
  9. Note: 4Thomas FRENCH came to Guilford in either 1643 or 1648 (depending on the source), having first gone to Charlestown, Massachusetts in about 1638. He is named on the 1650 list as a planter, but not a freeman. His home lot of three and one-halfacres was next north of Henry GOLDHAM's on Whitfield Street. In addition, he leased some lands and houase from John CAFFNICH for a period of time. Thomas FRENCH had two wives. The first was Mary BUTTON, the second Deborah, maiden name unknown.It is thought that he was one of the poorer planters. His name appears in the records of Guilford court in two lawsuits again John EVARTS for damage to FRENCH's crops from EVART's hogs. (from Guilford Founders Family Tree 1639-1989)
  10. Change Date: 3 MAR 2001

Father: John FRENCH b: ABT 1585 in England

Mother: Rebecca b: ABT 1593

Marriage 1 Mary BUTTON b: 1619 in England

   * Married: ABT 1639 in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts 3 2 1

Children

  1. Has No Children Deliverence FRENCH b: 1639-49 in Charleston, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts
  2. Has No Children Hannah FRENCH b: 1639-49 in Charleston, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts
  3. Has No Children Mary FRENCH b: 1639-49 in Charleston, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts
  4. Has Children Sarah FRENCH b: 15 AUG 1650 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut
  5. Has Children Elizabeth FRENCH b: 25 AUG 1650 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut
  6. Has No Children John FRENCH b: 21 JUL 1652 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut
  7. Has No Children Martha FRENCH b: 6 AUG 1654 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut
  8. Has No Children Thomas FRENCH Jr b: 12 JUN 1656 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut
  9. Has No Children Ebenezer FRENCH b: 3 APR 1658 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut
 10. Has No Children Rebecca FRENCH b: 10 Jan 1659/60 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut
 11. Has No Children Mercy FRENCH b: in Charlestown, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts

Marriage 2 Deborah BUTTON b: ABT 1625 in England

   * Married: BEF 1667 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut 2

Children

  1. Has No Children Samuel FRENCH b: 21 AUG 1667 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut
  2. Has No Children Abigail FRENCH b: 2 Mar 1668/69 in Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut

Sources:

  1. Author: James Hemenway GIBBS
     Title: Ancestors of Lois PARMELEE
     Date: 31 Dec 1999
     File: Lois
     Location: C:/Eigene Dateien/Genealogy/Isbell-Parmelee
  2. Author: Harold M Walden
     Title: Ancestors of Lois PARMELEE
     Date: 6 Dec 1999
     File: Parmelee2
     Location: c:/eigene dateien/genealogy/isbell-parmelee
  3. Text: Homepage: The Descendants of John FRENCH
  4. Type: E-Mail Message
     Author: Marcia Snodgrass HILL
     Title: re: SHEATER, GRAVES, FRENCH, KELSEY
     Date: 13 Sept 2000 01:44 

-------------------- Married first to Mary Button

Married second Deborah (__)

Unknown which was mother of children

"Lived in Charlestown, Mass. 1638 and Guilford, Conn. 1648."

Families of Early Guilford, I:498

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Thomas French's Timeline

1615
1615
England
1639
1639
Age 24
Guilford,New Haven,Connecticut,USA
1650
August 25, 1650
Age 35
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
August 25, 1650
Age 35
New Haven, Guilford, Connecticut, United States
1654
August 6, 1654
Age 39
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1657
1657
Age 42
1658
April 3, 1658
Age 43
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1666
1666
Age 51
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1667
August 21, 1667
Age 52
Guilford, CT, USA
1669
March 2, 1669
Age 54
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States