Thomas French, Sr.

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Thomas French, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Assington, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, (Present Essex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob French and Susan Lucy French
Husband of Susan French
Father of Thomas French, Jr.; Alice Elizabeth Howlett (French); Thomas French, Sr.; Dorcas Peake; Susan French and 5 others
Brother of Edward French; Marjory Bridge; Elizabeth Loker; William French; Susan French and 2 others

Occupation: Tailor
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About Thomas French, Sr.

Thomas French was born ca Oct 1584 in Assington, Suffolk, England and was baptized in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England on 11 Oct 1584. He died in late 1639 in Ipswich, Masachusetts.

Thomas French and his sister Alice had arrived in New England by 1632 ("Thom: French" took the oathe of freemen on Oct. 2, 1632). They removed to Ipswich by 1635., and their two next younger sisters, Dorcas and Susan, came in 1633. Their parents and younger siblings sailed for New England after 1633.

Parents: son of Jacob French (1555-11 Nov 1615) & Susan Warren (-1 Aug 1613), in Assington, Suffolk.

Married:

  1. On 5 Sep 1608 in Assington, Suffolk, England to Susan Riddlesdale (1584 - 1658). She was the daughter of John Riddlesdale and Dorcas.

8 Children of Thomas French and Susannah Riddlesdale include:

  1. Thomas bp 27 Nov 1608 St. Edmunds Assington Suffolk EN; died 8 Aug 1680 Ipswich MA; married about 1631 Mary (unknown) who died 6 May 1681 Ipswich MA. Thomas emigrated to America by 1631 when he was a member of the Boston MA church. He left will dated 3 Aug 1680.
  2. ALICE bp 9 Apr 1610 St. Edmunds Assington Suffolk EN; died 26 June 1666 Topsfield MA; married THOMAS HOWLETT born about 1606; died 22 Dec 1677.
  3. Dorcas bp 31 July 1614 St. Edmunds Assington Suffolk EN; died about 14 Oct 1697 Roxbury MA; married Christopher Peake.
  4. Susan bp 22 Apr 1616 St. Edmunds Assington Suffolk EN; was a servant to Gov. John Winthrop.
  5. Anne bp 15 Mar 1617 St. Edmunds Assington Suffolk EN.
  6. Margaret bp 12 Mar 1619 St. Edmunds Assington Suffolk EN; buried 25 Nov 1635 Assington Suffolk EN.
  7. John bp 26 May 1622 St. Edmunds Assington Suffolk EN; died 1 Feb 1697 Northampton MA; married about 1654 Freedom Kingsley who died 16 July 1689 Northampton MA; daughter of John Kingsley and Elizabeth (unknown).
  8. Mary bp 6 Jan 1624.

Notes

  • Occupation: Tailor.
  • Religion: Thomas was admitted to Boston church as member.

Links

  1. Rootsweb: Ancestors of Richard Lee Hannon
  2. Findagrave: Thomas French (1584-1639)

Sources

  • [111] Joan R. Jones entry, Family Search database, Pedigree Resource File CD 3, submission number 246200-061899160622 (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1999).
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Thomas French, Sr.'s Timeline

1584
October 11, 1584
Assington, Suffolk, England
October 11, 1584
Bures St Mary, Suffolk, England
October 11, 1584
Bures Saint Mary, Suffolk, England
October 11, 1584
Parish of Bures Saint Mary
October 11, 1584
Bures St. Mary,Suffolk,England
October 11, 1584
Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England
October 11, 1584
Bures Saint Mary, Suffolk, England
October 11, 1584
Bures Saint Mary, Suffolk, England
October 11, 1584
Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England
October 11, 1584
Bures Saint Mary, Suffolk, England