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About Thomas Webster

Married Abigail Alexander on 6/16/1663 -------------------- (f/g) Thomas Webster Birth: Nov. 24, 1616 Leicestershire, England Death: Oct. 20, 1686 Northfield Franklin County Massachusetts, USA


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Parents:
 John Webster (1590 - 1661)
 Agnes Smith Webster (____ - 1667) 
Children:
 George Webster (1670 - 1721)
 George Webster (1670 - 1747)

Burial: Unknown Created by: Carol STEVENS Record added: Nov 11, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 80286606 -tcd -------------------- Thomas Webster was born November 24, 1616 in England, and died October 20, 1686 in Northfield, MA. On June 16, 1663 in Northampton, MA, he married Abigail Alexander (b. June 16, 1647, d. Aug. 1688), daughter of George Alexander (b. 1620, d. May 5, 1703) and Susanna Sage (b. Oct. 1, 1621, d. May 3, 1684). Thomas Webster settled early in MA, but evidently remained at or near Hartford for a time. October 28, 1651, Thomas Webster of Parmington sells land there to Capt. John Standley, and again sells land there in 1655 and 1656. In the year 1670 he was of Northampton, MA.

Soon after this period Thomas Webster settled in Northfield. "History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts for 150 Years" by J.H. Temple and George Sheldon (Joel Munsell, Albany 1875) includes a list of early settlers of Northfield. Among those listed (at p. 68) is:

“Thomas Webster. He was son of John Webster, governor of Connecticut; settled first in Hadley. His wife was Abigail daughter of George Alexander. They had three young children.”

Noah Webster (the lexicographer) gives the following history:

"In 1675 Northfield was attacked by Indians, and the settlement broken up, and from 1676 to 1682 Thomas Webster resided in Hadley where he had three daughters born. He afterwards returned to Northfield where he died in 1686. Northfield was again destroyed by the Indians and the settlers driven from the place . . ..”

The two sons of Thomas, George and John, and the one daughter, Thankful, of whom we have record, settled in Lebanon, CT.

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Thomas Webster's Timeline

1616
November 24, 1616
Cossington, Leicestershire, England
November 24, 1616
Cossington, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
November 24, 1616
Cossington, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
November 24, 1616
Cossington, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
November 24, 1616
Cossington, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
1663
June 16, 1663
Age 46
Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1668
January 9, 1668
Age 51
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
January 20, 1668
Age 51
1670
November 7, 1670
Age 53
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1672
September 11, 1672
Age 55