Thomas Stevenson (c.1620 - 1662) MP

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Birthplace: Amwell Parish, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Newtown,Queens,New York,USA
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About Thomas Stevenson

Thomas Stevenson died in 1662 / before 9 July 1668, when Robert Coe and Daniel Denton, of Jamaica, Long Island, were appointed Administrators of the estate of Thomas Stevenson, and guardians of his children by order of Richard Nicholls. He died intestate, leaving property in England.

  • In 1643 the Indian tribes around New Amsterdam united against the Dutch settled there, who had only three companies of soldiers to defend the fort in which they sought shelter. Direct-General Kieft asked the English for aid, and Capt. John Underhill, a soldier experienced in the Pequot war, was appointed to command the combined Dutch and English forces (drawn from Connecticut and Long Island). The campaign began in the fall, and by early winter an overwhelming victory had been achieved in Westchester County, NY. Capt. Underhill then returned to his residence in Stamford, CT. Thomas Stevenson, a young unmarried man, served under Underhill in this campaign. On 2 January, 1644, Capt. Daniel Patrick was shot by a Dutchman in the house of Capt. John Underhill in Stamford. The assassin was arrested and imprisoned in Underhill's house, with Thomas Stevenson and George Slowson appointed to guard him. They locked him in an upstairs chamber, and, thinking him secure, sat by the fire in the lower room. Their prisoner escaped out the window, and Stevenson and Slowson were arraigned before the New Haven magistrates for negligence. Soon afterward, Thomas Stevenson joined the group of settlers from Connecticut who, with Capt. Underhill, settled at Southhold, Long Island; Stevenson and Underhill having adjoining lots. Although he did not remain long at Southold, in 1658 the land was still called "Stevenson's meadow".

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Thomas Stevenson, the immigrant, called himself of London, and was probably born in the parish of Amwell, about fifteen miles north of London, in 1620. He was in Stamford, Conn., in 1643. with Captain John Underhill ; in 1644, was in Southold, L. L; in 1645, he married, in New Amsterdam, Maria Bullock, widow of William Bernard ; in 1647 he was in Flushing, and in 1651 in Newtown, and finally settled there on the Van der Donck farm, where he passed the remainder of his life, diligent and prosperous, and respected among his neighbors.

The immigrant, Thomas Stevensont, left five children :

I. John2. 2. Thomas2. 3. Edward. 4. Abigail. 5. Sarah.

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Thomas Stevenson's Timeline

1620
1620
Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1631
1631
Age 11
Newton Queens,Long Island,New York,USA
1642
1642
Age 22
Jamaica, L.I., New York, United States
1645
August 15, 1645
Age 25
Reformed Dutch,Church,New York,USA
1648
1648
Age 28
New York, NY, USA
1650
1650
Age 30
1650
Age 30
Newtown,Long Island,New York,USA
1654
1654
Age 34
1662
1662
Age 42
Newtown,Queens,New York,USA
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