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Katherine Tompkins (Foster)

Also Known As: "Caldwell"
Birthplace: Wendover, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: after April 3, 1642
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Airborne and Mary Smith
Wife of Ralph Tomkins and Ralph Tompkins, of Salem & Bridgewater
Mother of Sarah Tomkins; Marie Foster; John Tomkins; Martha Foster; John Tompkins, of Salem and 3 others
Half sister of Hannah Arborne; Hugh Smith; Sir Thomas Smith, MP, 1st Baronet of Hatherton; Mary Smith of Wynbunbury; Laurence Smith and 3 others

Occupation: m:1608, immig. 1635 truelove
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About Katherine Tompkins

Was a widow when she married Ralph Tompkins

Arrived in America on the Truelove, Sept. 1635

Settled in Dorchester

Moved to Salem in 1643

RALPH married (1) KATHERINE FOSTER, daughter of PETER FOSTER and ELLEN, on 6 Nov 1608 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England.11 Katherine was born about 1577 in England per ship’s passenger list. She was living on 3 Apr 1642 when she was admitted to the First Church of Salem, MA.12

RALPH and KATHERINE had the following children:13

  1. + 2 M i. JOHN Sr. TOMPKINS was born about 1610 and died on 23 Jun 1681.
  2. 3 M ii. SAMUEL TOMPKINS was born about 1613. He died in 1676 in Bridgewater, MA. Will dated 1673 - age 63, his land went to Francis Cary brought up and lived with Samuel. will mentions brother John Tompkins, cousins Mary Foster, Elizabeth White, Hannah Doggett.14 SAMUEL married LETTICE FOSTER on 11 Oct 1639.15
  3. 4 F iii. ELIZABETH TOMPKINS was born about 1617.
  4. 5 M iv. MICAH?? TOMKINS was born about 1615.
  5. 6 F v. MARIE TOMPKINS was bapt 17 Apr 1620


Her first husband was named Foster, they had 1 child.

No info on parents.

From WikiTree: "Katherine Foster was born about 1577. She married, first Foster and they had one son, and second Ralph Tompkins in Buckinghamshire, England on November 8 1608. Their children were Martha Tompkins and John Tompkins. She passed away about 1635."

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Katherine Tompkins's Timeline

Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 31
Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 33
December 1613
Age 36
Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 36
Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 40
Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 43
Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England
March 16, 1621
Age 44
Kingswear, Devon, England