Thomas Pinson (1609 - 1694)

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Birthplace: Staffordshire, UK
Death: Died in Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Thomas Pinson

Thomas Pinson, also spelled Pyncin and Pincin, was one of the earliest resettlers of the coastal town of Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. He arrived in Scituate in 1636 and lived with his family at Buck's Corner.

Thomas Pinchin/Pincin was chosen as an arbitrator in a difference about a “parcell of fence” lying on Third Cliff. A descendant later owned land in the Maple Street area on the hill which bears the family name. http://scituatehistoricalsociety.org/early-scituate-families/

1076 Thomas Pinson.  Thomas died on 27 Jun 1694 in Scituate, MA. On 10 Nov 1639 Thomas married  '''Jane Standlake,''' in Scituate, MA. They had the following children:
  • 538 i. Thomas (1640-1714)
  • ii. Hannah (1642-)
  • iii. Waitstill (1650-)
  • iv. Joshua (1658-)
  • v. John (1665-)

http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/scituate/nash5.html

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Family of Daniel Standlake (615) & Jane [Standlake]

1603. Jane Standlake. Jane died bef 4 Apr 1689 in Scituate, MA.

On 10 Nov 1639 Jane married Thomas Pincin in Scituate, MA.58 Thomas died bef 27 Jun 1694 in Scituate, MA.
From Deane’s History of Scituate:49
    Thomas Pincin (or Pinson) took the oath of fidelity in Scituate, 1638, and, had lands in 1636, “at the end of the hill, by the swamp, south of Satuit brook.” This was opposite Buck's corner — late Anthony Waterman’s. He married Jane, daughter of Richard Standlake, 1639. His children, Thomas born 1640, Hannah 1642 (wife of George Young 1661), John 1655, Joshua 1658, Waitstill 1650. Some of this family probably removed. 

The surname Pinson is variously spelled in the Scituate vital records48 as Penchen, Pincheon, Pinchion, Pinchon, Pincen, Pinceon, Pincin, Pinison, Pinsen, Pinson, and Pynchon. “Pincin” seems to be more common in the early years and “Pinson” more recently.

Thomas’s will dated 4 Apr 1689, proved 27 Jun 1694, mentioned grandsons Thomas Young and Thomas Pincin; son-in-law John Wetherell; grandchildren Hannah, Margery, Elizabeth, and Patience Young; grandchidren John, William, Wetherell, and Joshua Wetherell. Son-in-law John Wetherell executor; witnesses Joseph Silvester, John Bright, and Thomas Palmer. On 27 Jun 1694 son Thomas Pincin and daughter Hannah Morey accepted the will. By then the executor John Wetherell was also deceased. Hannah Morey, the wife of the the deceased executor then made administrator of the will.

Will: Plymouth County Probate Records as abstracted in The Genealogical advertiser 3, page 112:

    
   Thomas Pincin senr. of Scituate, “Being Aged and Weak in Body”, made his will April 4, 1689, proved June 27, 1694. 
  • To son Thomas Pincin marsh or meadow land, except about three acres which I have formerly given to my grandson Thomas Young, also 10 acres of land;
  • to my grandson Thomas Pincin my wearing clothes and one heifer of three years old;
  • to my son-in-law John Wetherell and grandson Thomas Young, land to be divided between them, and
  • to said Thomas a feather bed and an iron pot;
  • to my grandchild Hannah Young one three year old heifer:
  • to my grandchildren Margery Young, Elizabeth Young and Patience Young, each a ewe sheep;
  • to my four grandchildren Hannah, Margery, Elizabeth and Patience Young 20s. each;
  • to my grandchildren John Wetherell, William Wetherell, Thomas Wetherell and Joshua Wetherell each two ewe sheep
  • ; to grandchild Thomas Wetherell my gun;
  • son-in-law John Wetherell to be sole executor.
Witnessed by Joseph Silvester, John Bright and Thomas Palmer, of whom Thomas Palmer made oath in court, June 27, 1694. 

The same date, Thomas Pincin and Hannah Morey, the son and daughter of said Thomas Pincin deceased, appeared and declared their acceptance of said will, “And that for as much as ye Executor therein named Dyed sometime before ye Testator

That the said Hannah then Wife of sd executor” shall administer according to the true meaning of the will.

Inventory of said estate taken June 21, 1694, by Thomas Tupper and Jonathan Morey junr, and presented by Hannah Morey, daughter of said deceased, June 2

Their children include:

  • 4016 i. Thomas Pincin (15 May 1640-3 Jun 1714)
  • 4017 ii. Hannah Pincin (4 Dec 1642-aft 12 May 1720)
  • 4018 iii. Waitstill Pincin (1650-bef 1689)
  • 4019 iv. Joshua Pincin (1658-bef 1689)
  • 4020 v. John Pincin (1665-bef 1689)
East Bridgewater vital records indicate Joane Stanley and Thomas Pynson were married 20 Nov 1639 in the FIrst Chruch of East Bridgewater  http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/rr01/rr01_481.html#P8868
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Thomas Pinson's Timeline

1609
1609
Staffordshire, UK
1610
August 5, 1610
Age 1
Penkridge, Staffordshire, England
1639
November 10, 1639
Age 30
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1640
May 15, 1640
Age 31
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
1642
December 4, 1642
Age 33
Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
1650
1650
Age 41
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
1655
1655
Age 46
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
1658
1658
Age 49
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
1694
June 27, 1694
Age 85
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
July 27, 1694
Age 85
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States