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Thomas Bingham

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Bingham, III; Anna Backus and Anne Fenton
Husband of Mary Bingham
Father of Anne Shooter; Thomas Bingham, Jr.; Deacon Abel Bingham; Mary Abbe (Bingham); Abigail Huntington and 7 others
Brother of Abel Bingham; SEE MARRIAGE 1; Stephen Bingham; Edward Bingham; Robert Bingham and 9 others
Half brother of Thomas Bingham and Lydia Backus

Occupation: Deacon
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About Deacon Thomas Bingham

Dea. Thomas Bingham, s. of Thomas Bingham and Anne Fenton, was bapt. June 5, 1642 at the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul at Sheffield in Yorkshire, England. He d. at Windham, Conn. on Jan. 16, 1729/30, Æ 88.

Thomas' father was a master cutler and was buried at Sheffield on Feb. 12, 1648/9 and his youngest sister Mary was buried at Sheffield on June 16, 1651. At what time his mother remarried to William Backus (called Backhouse at Sheffield), also a master cutler at Sheffield, is not of record. But, Thomas, his mother Anne and stepfather William Backus, along with at least five Backus step-siblings, arrived at Saybrook, Conn. by the mid-1650s.


Deacon Thomas Bingham was the First American ancestor . He landed in Saybrook , Conn. in 1659 . He settled in Norwich , Conn. in 1660 . He was the first direct ancestor to settle in America for our branch of the Binghams .

Source: Rudd Web Page:

"From England to Saybrook, CT, 1659, later a founder of Norwich, and at Windham, 1693. Married 1666, Mary (1648-1726), daughter of Jonathan Rudd, of New Haven, CT.[70]

In Windham, Mr. Bingham became a deacon of the First Church, December 10, 1700, and retained the office until his death in 1730.[35]

Thomas and his mother had arrived in CT colony and lived in Saybrook by 1659. In that year, Thomas was assigned a house lot in the new settlement of Norwich, although the list of original proprietors was reconstructed and recorded in 1692, thirty-three years after the fact.[70]"

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Deacon Thomas Bingham's Timeline

June 5, 1642
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
June 5, 1642
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
June 5, 1642
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
June 5, 1642
St. Peter, Sheffield, York (West), England
June 5, 1642
June 5, 1642
St. Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
June 5, 1642
St. Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
March 1665
Age 22
Tibshelf, Derbyshrei , England