John Thurston, of Medfield

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John Thurston, Sr.

Birthplace: Wrentham or, Beccles, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Thurston and Grace Thurston
Husband of Margaret Thurston
Father of Thomas Thurston; Deacon John Thurston; Hannah Cheney; Deborah Thurston; Maria Thurston and 6 others
Brother of Mary Thurston; Frances Thurston; Margaret Thurston and Samuel Thurston

Occupation: Carpenter
Managed by: Damien Wilson
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About John Thurston, of Medfield

On May 10, 1637, was a passenger on the "Mary Anne" from Yarmouth, England, headed for New England. Their oldest sons were with them.

He was received into the the church in Dedham, MA on March 28, 1641.

He became a freeman on May 10, 1643, and attended a meeting in Nov. 1644 to provide some means of education for the youth.

He had a grant of land in Dedham on Feb 16, 1643. His estate was part in Medfield, set off from Dedham in 1651.

His family, excepting his son, Joseph, settled in the adjoining towns of Wrentham and Medfield.

On May 10, 1637, John Thurston age 36 and his wife Margaret age 32 were passengers for New England in the Mary Anne of Yarmouth, England. They brought 2 sons with them and were received in church in Dedham, Mass. - she 6/28/1640, he 3/28/1642.

He became a freeman 5/10/1643, had a grant of land in Dedham, 2/16/1643. His estate was part of Medfield set off from Dedham in 1651. The family settled in adjoining towns of Wrenthan and Medfield.

John Thurston was commissioned by the town of Dedham to build the first schoolhouse in 1648 for which he received a partial payment of £11.0.3 on December 2, 1650. The details in the contract require him to construct floorboards, doors, and "fitting the interior with 'featheredged and rabbited' boarding" similar to that found in the Fairbanks House.

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John Thurston, of Medfield's Timeline

January 13, 1601
Beccles, Suffolk, England
January 13, 1601
January 13, 1601
Wrentham, Suffolk, England
August 4, 1633
Age 32
Wrentham, Suffolk, England
September 13, 1635
Age 34
Wrentham, Suffolk, England
Age 38
Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 40
January 8, 1643
Age 41
Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony