Thomas Granger, I (1658 - 1729)

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Nicknames: "grainger"
Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
Death: Died in Suffield, Hartford, CT, USA
Managed by: Cindy McCraine (Swarthout)
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About Thomas Granger, I

Thomas Granger was one of the oldest of Launcelot's children, but the date of his birth cannot be found. He was frented, in September, 1674, forty acres of land in Suffield, together with a "home lot" on the High Street twelve rods wide and containing eight acres. It adjoins on the north the lands of the present Connecticut Literary Institute. On June 12, 1678, and after Kind Philip's War, the lands to George, "p'vided his sons (Launcelot's) sitte and Build on their lots in some short tyme; the rest of their lands to ly more remote." On December 25, 1685, he was granted land on "ye east side of the highe-way that leads to Springfield." This road is now known as Crooked Lane, and was probably part of the forty acres first granted. It remained in the hands of his descendants until it was sold by his grandson Captain Abner Granger, in 1806. Thomas was a man of much importance in the new town. He was selectman as early as 1694, and later held other town offices. On September 21, 1722, the town voted "That Thomas Granger, Sr., do take the second pew for his seat" (in the meeting-house): As seats were alloted by the town officers according to (1) estate, (2) age, (3) office, (4)place or improvement made, the granting of the second seat would imply that the grantee was a man of the highest standing in the community. In 1708-9 he was appointed one of a committee of three to build a bridge (the first in Suffield) over Stony Brook. It was completed by this energetic committee in 1715 at an expense of $41, and the town showed its appreciation of their engineering skill by voting Thomas 8 shillings for his 6 years' work. His wife was the youngest daughter of Stephen Taylor, a prominent resident of the neighboring town of Windsor. Her brother, Thomas Taylor, married Thomas Granger's sister Hannah. -------------------- Thomas Granger Thomas Granger was granted, in September, 1674, forty acres of land in Southfield, MA, now Suffield, Conn., together with a home lot on the High Street twelve rods wide and containing eight acres. It adjoins on the north the land of the present Suffield Academy . On June 12, 1678, and after the King Philip's war, the land was confirmed to Thomas, together with other lands to George, "P'vided his son (Launcelot's) sitte and build on their lots in some short tyme; the rest of their lands to ly more remote."

Thomas was a man of much importance in the new town.  He was selectman as early as 1694, and later held other town offices.  On September 21, 1722, the town voted "That Thomas Granger, Sr., do take the second pew for his seat" (in the meeting house).  As seats were allotted by town officers according to (1) estate, (2) age, (3) office, (4) place or improvement made, the granting of second seat would imply that the grantee was a man of the highest standing in the community.

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Thomas Granger, I's Timeline

1658
November 14, 1658
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
1683
November 14, 1683
Age 25
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1684
March 1, 1684
Age 25
Suffield, Connecticut
1685
November 1, 1685
Age 26
1687
January 13, 1687
Age 28
1692
March 26, 1692
Age 33
Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1694
July 27, 1694
Age 35
Suffield, Connecticut, United States
1699
February 10, 1699
Age 40
1702
June 17, 1702
Age 43
1704
October 14, 1704
Age 45
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA