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Thomas Walford

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Waltham Parva, Essex, England
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Walford and Margaret Walford
Husband of Jane Walford
Father of Jeremiah Guy Walford; Jane Goss; Hannah Guy Walford; Mary Brookings; Martha Westbrook and 1 other

Occupation: blacksmith
Managed by: Private User
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About Thomas Walford

CHARLESTOWN, MA:

Thomas and Jane Walford were the original English settlers of Mishawaum (later Charlestown); they settled there in 1625. They were given a grant by Sir Robert Gorges, with whom they had settled at Wessagussett (Weymouth) in September 1623. John Endicott, first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, had sent William, Richard and Ralph Sprague to Mishawaum to lay out a settlement. Thomas Walford, acting as an interpreter with the Massachusetts Indians, negotiated with the local Sachem Wonohaquaham for Endicott and his people to settle there. Although Walford had a virtual monopoly on the region's available furs, he welcomed the newcomers and helped them in any way he could, unaware that his Episcopalian religious beliefs would cause him to be banished from Massachusetts to Portsmouth, NH within three years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlestown,_Massachusetts

Thomas, a blacksmith, was the earliest and sole inhabitant of Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, until others arrived there about 1629. He and Jane had six children including Jane and Mary.

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  1. Noyes/Libby/Davis, "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," (1939), pp. 712-713.
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Thomas Walford's Timeline

1590
1590
Waltham Parva, Essex, England
1628
1628
Age 38
Charlestown, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1629
1629
Age 39
Charlestown, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
1631
1631
Age 41
1631
Age 41
Charlestown, Rockingham, New Hampshire
1635
1635
Age 45
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
1637
1637
Age 47
1645
1645
Age 55
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
1667
June 27, 1667
Age 77
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
1931
October 17, 1931
Age 77