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John Thompson (Thomson), Sr.

Also Known As: "John Thompson of London"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Death: Died in Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Thomson and Amias Maverick
Husband of Sarah TREVORE; Hannah Sarah Thompson and Sarah Thompson
Father of Mehitable Hayward; John Thompson, Jr. and Sarah Aldrich
Brother of Ann Thomson; Priscilla Thomson and Ann Thomson
Half brother of Nathaniel Maverick, of Barbados; Samuel Maverick, Jr. and Mary Hooke

Occupation: Mariner, husbandman
Managed by: Private User
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About Capt. John Thomson

Children of David Thomson (d 1627) & Amias Cole (d aft 1672):

  • 3. John, bp. St. Andrews 5 January 1618/9; living as late as 1651, called "John Thompson of London" [ MBCR 3:130; SLR 1:117, 3:103-04].  Married Sarah Woodman [or Trevor]

Please note: Robert Charles Anderson and Douglas Richardson do not support assigning John Thompson of Weymouth and Mendon as son of David Thomson

Children

  1. John THOMPSON b: 4 APR 1642 in of Mendon, Worchester, Ma. Married Thankful Woodland
  2. Mehitable THOMPSON b: 1644 in of Mendon, Worchester, Ma. Married Samuel Hayward
  3. Sarah THOMPSON b: 1646 in of Mendon, Worchester, Ma. Married John Aldrich

will

from http://www.wellswooster.com/tommies/wills.htm

Source: The Thompson Genealogy by Adrian Scott & Henry Whitney, Pub, by the Mendon Historical Society, 1913:

in the name of  the Lord, Amen. I,  John Thompson, Sr. of the town of Mendon. being sensible of  my own bodily  weakness and infirmities, the manifest alarms of my  hastening and approaching dissolution, acknowledge with all the humble thankfullness divine goodness, affording such an opportunity whilst blest with disposing mind to set my house in order before my   Earthly Tabernacle is dissolved, do make and constitute this my last last Will and Testament.

Item: I give unto my beloved and loving wife, Sarah Thompson. whose great love and pains I pray God to be rewarded, ten pounds, to be paid by my executor after my decease.

Item: To my beloved daughter, Mihitabel Haywood, the wifwe of Samuel Hayward, I give and bequeth the sum of, ten shillings, to be paid by my executor within a full year after my decease.

Item: To my beloved son-in-law John Aldrich, I give and bequeath the sum of, five shillings to be paid by my  Executor within a full year after my decease.

Item: I constitute and appoint my beloved and dutiful son, John Thompson, my sole executor, to whom (all debts and legacies, forementioned excepted) I give and bequeath all my lands, chattels, household goods, wearing apparel, and whatever estate I dye seized of.

  • Signed JOHN THOMPSON, Sr.
  • Signed the 27th of March 1684 in presence of
  • Joseph White and Josiah Chapin;
  • Probated by John Thompson-2,
  • April 27, 1686, in Boston.

Thomson's Island

What is clear, from Massachusetts Bay Colony records, is that a Mr. John Thomson, Master of the ship the Elizabeth of New England, was the son born to David and Amias Thomson in 1619. In 1650, he laid claim to an island in Boston Harbor, which to this day is referred to as Thomson’s Island. His claim was supported by the testimony of four individuals.

Re: John Thomson and Thompson's Island:

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DAVID THOMSON From The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volume 3

iii JOHN, bp. St. Andrews 5 January 1618/9; living as late as 1651, called "John Thompson of London" [ MBCR 3:130; SLR 1:117, 3:103-04]. (Some have assumed that the John Thompson who resided at Weymouth and Mendon was the son of David Thompson, but in 1992 Douglas Richardson set forth cogent reasons why these are two different men [ NHGR 9:110-16].)

From The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volume 3

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notes

From Ancestry of David THOMSON of Corstorphine (outside of Edinburgh)

  • 11 John Thomson 1619 - 1685 = Sarah Trevore (based on scribbled marriage entry, her father, Captain Trevore, came to John's rescue when he was trying to claim Thomson's Island). Son of
    • 10 David Thomson 1587/88 - 1627 = Amias Colle

From FamilyTree DNA - Thom(p)son - Results retrieved July 2015:

T-45 and T-68 are descended from Richard Thompson who was born in 1528 in either England or Scotland [the pedigrees disagree on the birth place]. This is another extraordinary match, because these two men do not share a common ancestor for at least eight generations. Their Most Recent Common Ancestor is

  • William Thompson, b. 1742 MA, who married Lydia Dyer, so he shared their Y-chromosome markers. To confirm the pedigree for earlier generations, we seek descendants from other lines of
    • William Thompson, b. 1713 MA, m. Mehitable Hillard;
    • Benjamin Thompson, b. 1684 MA, d. 1750, m. Sarah Aldrich;
      • John Thompson Jr., b. 1642 MA, d. 1739, m. Thankful Woodland;
        • John Thompson, b. 1618/19 England, d. 1685, MA, m. Sarah Woodman;
          • David Thompson, b. c1592, d. 1628 England m. Amyes Colle;
            • Richard Thompson Jr., b. c1555, d. 1603 England, m. Florence Cromlan; and
              • Richard Thompson b. 1528.

Christianed Jan. 5, 1619 St. Andrews, Plymouth, Devonshire, England

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Capt. John Thomson's Timeline

1619
January 5, 1619
Plymouth, Devon, England
January 5, 1619
Plymouth, Devon , England
1645
April 4, 1645
Age 26
Mendon, Worcester , Massachusetts
1646
1646
Age 26
Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1648
1648
Age 28
Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
1685
November 9, 1685
Age 66
Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
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