Thomas Parris (1672 - 1752) MP

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Birthplace: Pembroke, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
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About Thomas Parris

This line is not proven, but it is most likely correct.

Thomas was a town clerk in Pembroke from before 1711 to May 1732, He is routinely mentioned in the town records for that whole time. Went to Long Island from London 1683, moved to Newbury 1685, then to Pembroke in 1697.

Early Generations of the founders of old Dunstable Thirty Families pg 346 Vol 3.

Thomas of Newbury 1685, Son of John, a dissentant Clergy of Ugborough, in County Devon, had come 2 years before to Long Island, removed to south part of Massachusetts, perhaps Plymouth, had Thomas, Gf of Rev. Martin of Marsfield, and ancestor of Gov. Albon K. Parris of Maine.

Grandfather of Rev. Martin Paris of Maine, b. 1788. and ancestor; of Alexander Parris b. 1780 Maine, architec and builder of many things in Boston,,, Bunker Hill Monument ect.

To Long Island in 1683, then to Massachusetts, then Pembroke (school master).

( From a genealogical account of the Parris family, sent to Caleb Parris, Sen. by Albion K. Parris, 2nd, Comptroller of the U. S. Treasury in 1836, we learn that Thomas the emigrant, came to America in 1683, and that he was a son of John Parris, and a grandson of Thomas Parris of London, England, who is the oldest ancestor known. Thomas Parris of London had two brothers: John and Richard, who died previous to 1660, Leaving one daughter, Sarah. He also had two sisters; Margaret and Rebecca. John settled on the Island of Barbadoes, Where he died between the years of 1660 and 1669, leaving no children. He left a will, from which was learned that Thomas Parris of London left four sons, viz: John, Thomas, Samuel and Martin. But little has been learned of these sons, only that two of them were ministers of the reformed church, viz: John and Samuel. John was minister at Ugborough, twelve miles from Plymouth, England, and Samuel was minister in Salem, Mass. He figured in the days of the "Salem Witchcraft", it having first made its appearance at his house. Rev. Samuel Parris left two sons, Samuel and Noyes. Samuel settled in, Sudbury, Mass., and Noyes was graduated at Harvard College in 1721.

Thomas Parris the emigrant was an only son. He set sail from Topsham, June 28th 1663; Came to Long Island and married Mary Jerklin, from thence he removed to Boston, where his wife died, leaving two daughters, one of whom married a Gardner. He then removed to Pembroke, Mass., and married a lady named Rogers. He died in 1752. By his last wife he raised the following children: Samuel, died 1730; John; Thomas, died 1786, aged 85; Elizabeth, married Ebenezer Bonney of Pembroke; Anne, married Edward May and settled in Cornwall; Moses. Samuel married Ruth Bonney and raised one son, Samuel, who died at the age of 21; John settled in Middleboro.

More about Thomas Parris:

Fact: Brother of Rev. Samuel Parris of the Salem Witch trials.

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Thomas Parris's Timeline

1672
1672
Pembroke, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1697
May 16, 1697
Age 25
Pembroke,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA
5, 1697
Age 25
Pembroke, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
1698
December 1698
Age 26
1701
May 8, 1701
Age 29
Pembroke, MA, USA
1707
June 9, 1707
Age 35
Pembroke, MA, USA
1709
May 4, 1709
Age 37
Pembrook, Massechusetts, United States
1712
September 1, 1712
Age 40
Pembroke, MA, USA
1752
1752
Age 80
Pembroke, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
1802
February 27, 1802
Age 80
Pembroke, MA, USA