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NOTE: The 1730s and 1740s in Brunswick, Maine has Cornelius & Hannah having children, as well as James & Reliance (Biddeferd) Thompson, Alexander & Sarah, and Joseph & Mary. Possibly they are brothers. NOTE: A researcher has James & Elizabeth (Frye) THOMPSON with children (unspecified birth place): Judith ~1703, Alexander ~1702, Sarah 27 Apr 1711, Mercy 1 Apr 1712, James 22 Feb 1707 Kittery and MA, Cornelius 14 Oct 1709 York, ME, Dinah 6 May 1716, Joseph 23 Mar 1714 Harpswell, Benjamin 9 Sep 1717, Elizabeth 19 Apr 1726, Richard 11 Jun 1724 Kennebunk. NOTE: Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire, p. 682 THOMPSON, James, ag. 11 (in 1677), a lame boy, not placed out. A 'lame, impotent brother' in 1684, he became a tailor, m. 3 Mar. 1700-1 Elizabeth Frye (1), of York 1710 sold Kit. gr. of 1694-1699, liv. there 1717 on land he bot from (2) 4 Jan 1713-4, Lists 290, 298. Of Biddeford in Sept 1733 he deeded Bid. and Scarb. land to a Cornelius for supp. and ack. at York 18 Apr 1734. John, lame man, list 279 (James). 13 ch., desc. incl. Brig.-Gen. Samuel T. and many at New Meadows and beyond.

From: Our Thompson Family in Maine, New Hampshire and the West

(2) James Thompson. We now come to this son of the Thomp- son ancestor in whom we are most interested. He was born in 1666, according to the clear statement in his father's deed that he was 11 years old in 1677. As is noted in the statement of his brother John, "he was lame and impotent." But it seems clear that he grew from this early weakness into a manhood of the sturdiest type, The bond which his brother gave to provide for him was carried out in the same faithful and loving manner in which many Thompsons in the long years since then have fulfilled such pledges to their kin and neighbors. James Thompson was a tailor by trade. Land was granted him in Kittery, Me., in 1694 and 1696, for the records state that James Thompson, on Feb. 1, 1709/'10, late of Kittery, but now of York, sold these lands. It is said that land was granted to him in York, Me., in 1701, and that he removed thither prior to 1719. The York, Me., records have the following, "York, Oct. 23, 1717, laid out and bounded to James Thompson a tract of land whereon he now liveth, being on both sides of the high- way that leads towards Barwick from York Bridge, which said James Thompson purchased of his brother Alexan- der Thompson, for forty acres, Jan. 4, 1713/'14." In 1727, James Thompson moved with his family to New Meadows, Brunswick, Me. James Thompson was married in Dover, N. H., by Rev. John Pike, March 3, 1700/'01, to Elizabeth Frye, daughter of Adrian Frye, one of the early, sturdy settlers at Frye's Point, Kittery, Me. She was evidently a woman of great strength and ability. List of the children of James Thompson furnished by Miss Sarah A. Thompson of Topsham, Me., with this note: "I send this copy of the records from the family Bible of my grandfather, Ezekiel Thompson. It differs, in the number of children of his father, Capt. James Thompson, from all other records found of that family, but you can verify it from the list of the names of these children in the own handwriting of Captain James, which you have already copied." Help with this list was also furnished from the records which were gathered, March 5, 1838, by Gen. Jedediah Herrick from the town clerk of York, Me., and from Mr. Joseph Thompson, who was the only one of the Thompson name living at York in 1838:

Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine . By George Thomas Little, Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs. Page 750

(II)   James, son of William Thompson was born in Kittery, Maine, in 1666, died in advanced age at new Meadows, New Brunswick Main.  He was “lame and impotent in his early years, but grew to a sturdy manhood.  He married at Dover, New Hampshire, March 3, 1700, Elizabeth Frye, daughter of Adrian Frye, one of the earliest and most prominent settlers at Fry’s Point, Kittery, Maine.  She was a woman of great strength and ability.  Children: 
  • 1. Judith who married John Smith of York.
  • 2. Alexander, who married Mary Grover of York.
  • 3. Captain James, who married Reliance Hinkley, Mrs. Lydia (Brown) Harris, and Mary Higgins.
  • 4. Cornelius, who married Hannah Smith.
  • 5. Sarah, who died in infancy.
  • 6. Mercy, who married Mr. Austin and Mr. Judkins.
  • 7. Joseph, who married Mary Hinkley.
  • 8. Dinah, who married Jonathan Thompson.
  • 9. Benjamin who married Abigail Philbrick.
  • 10. Sarah who married Mr. Scammon.
  • 11. Mary, who was called Marcial in some of the older records.
  • 12. Richard, who left a large family of sons and daughters at Kennebunk, Maine.
  • 13. Elizabeth, who died in infancy..
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James Thompson's Timeline

Kittery, York Co., ME
Age 35
Kittery, York County, Province of Massachusetts
February 22, 1707
Age 41
Kittery, York County, Province of Massachusetts
October 14, 1709
Age 43
York, York, ME, United States
April 17, 1711
Age 45
York, York Co., Massachusettsine
April 1, 1712
Age 46
York, York Co., Massachusettsine
Age 48
Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine, United States
May 6, 1716
Age 48
Kittery, York, Me
September 19, 1717
Age 48
Kittery, York, Maine, United States