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Anne Thompson (Brigham)

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, England
Death: December 10, 1666 (60)
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Brigham, V and Isabel Ellithorpe / Brigham
Wife of Simon Crosby, Sr and Rev. William Thompson, of Braintree
Mother of Rev. Thomas Crosby; Simon Crosby, Jr.; Joseph Crosby; Sarah Crosby; Anthony Crosby and 3 others
Sister of Constance Crosby
Half sister of Thomas Ellithorpe, Sr.

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About Anne Thompson

Name: Anne Brigham

Birth Date: 1606

Birthplace: Eng, Massachusetts

Volume: 18

Page Number: 478

Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 5 May 1915, 4617; 7 Feb 1916, 5219; 1 Mar 1916, 2544; 12 Mar 1919, 7386; 6 Aug 1919, 7635

it may be of interest to record some of the facts of the later life of the widowed Anne Crosby. In 1646 or l647, she married the Rev. William Tompson, aa distinguished clergyman in Braintree (now Quincy), Mass., who apparentlly pursued his religious duties with zeal but with little regard for financial gain. Ernest Howard Crosby's record says that in Aug. of 1652 she sold the Crosby house4 with six acres adjoining, and also 147 acres of land in the neighborhood. Mr. Tompson's health was finally undermined 'by melancholia', and he retired from preaching in 1659. He died in 1666, leaving his family in straitened circumstances. In 1668 Anne petitioned the General Court, complaining that moneys due her for his services were witheld. She died in 1675 and was buried in the Quincy churchyard. We have no record of what became of her daughter Ann, her only child by Mr. Tompkins.

1 child.

Additional Source: "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 August 2012), entry for Anne /?/.


  • Anne Brigham
  • F, #76838, b. circa 1606, d. 11 October 1675
  • Father Thomas Brigham b. 21 May 1575
  • Mother Isabelle Watson b. 21 Feb 1561
  • Anne Brigham was born circa 1606 at of Holme on Spaulding Moor, Yorkshire, England. She married Simon Crosby, son of Thomas Crosby and Jane Sotheron, on 21 April 1634 at Holme on Spaulding Moor, Yorkshire, England. Anne Brigham died on 11 October 1675 at Quincy, Norfolk, MA.
  • Family Simon Crosby b. c 1609, d. 16 Jul 1639
  • Child
    • Simon Crosby+ b. 6 Aug 1637, d. 22 Jan 1725
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  • Ann Brigham1
  • F, #333860, b. 1606, d. 11 October 1675
  • Last Edited=26 Jan 2009
  • Ann Brigham was born in 1606 at Holme On, Spaulding Moor, Yorkshire, England.1 She married Simon Crosby on 21 April 1634 at Holme On, Spaulding Moor, Yorkshire, England.1 She died on 11 October 1675 at Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A..1 She was buried at Hancock Cemetary, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A..1
  • Ancestral File #: 8JG4-7K LDS Baptism: 11 Jun 1932 Endowment: 24 Jan 1932 Sealing Child: 29 Oct 1970 Temple: LANGE - Los Angeles, CA Change Date: 7 Mar 1999 at 15:42.1 Her married name became Crosby.1
  • Child of Ann Brigham and Simon Crosby
    • 1.Simon Crosby+1 b. 6 Aug 1637, d. 22 Jan 1724
  • Citations
  • 1.[S3587] Unknown compiler, compiler, "re: Gray Family"; Ancestral File (30 January 2009), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "re: Gray Family."
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  • Anne Brigham Tompson
  • Birth: 1606, England
  • Death: Oct. 11, 1675 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Anne was the daugther of Thomas Brigham Sr. & Isabel Watson. On April 21, 1634 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, York County, England she married Simon Crosby. To this union, 3 sons were born. In April 1635, the Simon & Anne and their children embarked on a journey to New England. Evidence suggests that their move was motivated by religious (rather than taxation) concerns. They joined a company of followers of Reverend Thomas Shephard who were leaving their roots in Essex, Yorkshire and Northumberland to establish a new home in America. They set sail on the "Susan and Ellen" from London on April 18, 1635 and concluded the ten-week trans-Atlantic journey ended in Boston in July 1635. Simon held a number of public offices including selectman, constable and surveyor of highways in MA. After the death of her 1st husband, Simon, Anne continued to raise her children in Cambridge for another six years and then married Reverend William Tompson, a widower, and moved to Braintree, Massachusetts where Tompson was minister. The couple had one child of their own, Anne Tompson. In Reverend Tompson's later years, he was "afflicted with melancholia" and did not work for seven years prior to his death in 1666. His disability left his widow in difficult financial circumstances.
  • Family links:
  • Spouses:
  • Simon Crosby (1609 - 1639)*
  • William Tompson (1597 - 1666)*
  • Children:
    • Thomas Crosby (1635 - 1702)*
    • Simon Crosby (1637 - 1725)*
    • Joseph Crosbie (1639 - 1695)*
  • Burial: Hancock Cemetery , Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 22600442
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  • Anne and Simon were married on 21 April 1634 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, England. After Simon's death, she married, in 1645, the Reverend William Timpson of Braintree, Massachusetts.
  • Like her husband Simon, Anne arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in July 1635 aboard the ship Susan and Ellen.
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Anne Thompson's Timeline

Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, England
Age 19
February 26, 1635
Age 29
Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England
Age 30
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
August 6, 1637
Age 31
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
August 12, 1639
Age 33
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Colony
Age 34
January 3, 1648
Age 42
Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA