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Sgt. Thomas Kendall, Sr., Deacon

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: July 28, 1681 (63)
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, American Colonies
Place of Burial: Ash Parish, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Rebecca Kendall
Father of Elizabeth Eaton; Rebecca Boutell; Mary Bryant; Hannah Parker; Sarah Dunton / Patten and 5 others

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About Sgt. Thomas Kendall, Sr., Deacon

A founder of Reading Massachusetts.

Links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Bay_Colony


Thomas Kendall was born in England about 1618, based on his age at death.[1] Nothing is known of his ancestry. No evidence has been found to support a claim that he was born in 1616/17 at Cambridge, Middlesex, England, as a son of a John and Elizabeth (Searth) Kendall.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kendall-28

Deacon Thomas Kendall was born about 1618 [location unknown]. Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown] [sibling(s) unknown]. He married Rebecca (UNKNOWN) Kendall before 17 Feb 1642 [location unknown]. He is the father of Elizabeth (Kendall) Eaton, Rebecca Kendall, Mary (Kendall) Bryant, Hannah (Kendall) Parker, Sarah (Kendall) Richardson, Abigail (Kendall) Nichols, Susanna Kendall, Tabitha (Kendall) Pearson, Thomas Kendall and Ruth Kendall. Thomas died on July 22nd 681 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Profile last modified 21 Nov 2019 | Created 25 Sep 2010

Biography

Birth

Thomas Kendall was born in England about 1618, based on his age at death.[1] Nothing is known of his ancestry. No evidence has been found to support a claim that he was born in 1616/17 at Cambridge, Middlesex, England, as a son of a John and Elizabeth (Searth) Kendall.

Immigration

An article in The Essex Genealogist in 1999 claimed that Thomas Kendall came from Charlestown, Massachusetts, to Lynn Village (later Reading), Massachusetts.[2] It cites no sources, and no record of him at Charlestown has been found. The earliest documentary evidence of him in New England is the birth of his first known child, Elizabeth Kendall, at Lynn Village on 17 Feb 1642,[3] Because few ships crossed the North Atlantic in the winter, it is likely that he was in New England by 1641. Robert Charles Anderson does not include him in his Great Migration Directory, which lists all immigrants for which Anderson found documentation that they were in New England by 1640.[4] Marriage

Thomas Kendall married Rebecca (Unknown) by the birth of their first known child, at Lynn Village, Massachusetts, on 17 Feb 1642.[3] Residence at Lynn

Lynn Village became the town of Reading in 1644. Thomas Kendall served Reading as a selectman for many years and was a deacon of the church.[5] The house built by Thomas Kendall still stands, at One Prospect Street in Wakefield, although how much the current structure looks like the original is uncertain, because of extensive reconstruction following a 1786 fire. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[6] Children

The day of 15 Sep 1663 must have been a day of great rejoicing for the Kendalls, for on that day, after the birth of nine daughters (eight of whom were to live to adulthood and marry), 45-year-old Rebecca Kendall bore Thomas Kendall a son, who was named after his father. The joy was short-lived, for young Thomas died less than 10 months later, and Thomas Kendall thus had no male line to carry on his name. Thomas and Elizabeth Kendall had the following children, all born at Reading (Lynn Village until 1644):[7]

  1. Elizabeth Kendall bom 1642, married John Eaton
  2. Rebecca born 1644. married 1661 James Boutwell
  3. Mary bom 1647, married 1664.
  4. Hannah bom 1650, married 1667
  5. Sarah #1 bom and died 1650
  6. Sarah #2 b. 1653, married Samuel Dunton
  7. Abigail born 1655, married John Nichols
  8. Susanna born 165S, married Nathaniel Goodwin
  9. Tabitha born 1660, married John Pearson
  10. Thomas bom 1663, died 1664.

Death and Burial

Thomas Kendall died, intestate, at Reading on 22 Jul 1681, aged 63 years, and he is buried as Sergeant Thomas Kendall at the Old Burial Place in South Reading, now in the town of Wakefield.[1] His “richly carved gravestone” is adorned with common secondary death symbols such as coffins, bones, picks, and shovels and includes the inscription “Fugit Hora” (“time flies”).[8] Probate

On 30 Sep 1681, the sons-in-law of Thomas Kendall, with the consent of his widow, disposed of his property. The agreement was signed by Jno. Eaton, Brother Jno. Parker, Brother Nathaniel Goodwin, Bro. Abraham Brient [Bryant], Bro. Jno. Niccols [Nichols], Bro: John Person [Pearson], Bro. Samll Dunken [Dunton], and Bro. James Bowtell [Boutwell].[9] Sources

↑ 1.0 1.1 Lilley Eaton, "Inscriptions from the Most Ancient Burial Ground, in South Reading, Ms.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 7:25 (1853) (AmericanAncestors.org subscription required) ↑ Loea Parker Howard, “The Beginning of Reading and Lynnfield, Massachusetts,” The Essex Genealogist, 20:185 (1999) (AmericanAncestors.org subscription required) ↑ 3.0 3.1 Vital Records of Reading, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 (Boston, 1912), page 136 ↑ Robert Charles Anderson, The great migration directory : immigrants to New England, 1620-1640 : a concise compendium (Boston, 2015) ↑ Lilley Eaton, Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Mass., Including the Present Towns of Wakefield, Reading, and North Reading, with Chronological and Historical Sketches, from 1639 to 1874 (Boston, 1874), page 93 ↑ Wikipedia article, "Deacon Thomas Kendall House" ↑ Their births are all reported at Vital Records of Reading, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 (Boston, 1912), page 136. See their individual profiles for sources for other details of their lives. ↑ Laurel K. Gabel, "Understanding Early New England Gravestones," The Essex Genealogist, 25:164 (2005) (AmericanAncestors.org subscription required) ↑ John William Linzee, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass. and their Ancestors and Descendants, with the Best Wishes of the Author (Boston, 1913), page 483 See also: THE KENDALLS IN AMERICA. http://archive.org/stream/kendallfamilyina00clem/kendallfamilyina00clem_djvu.txt Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.


Sergeant in the Massachusetts Militia.

'Sgt Thomas Kendall

Birth: Oct. 5, 1618

Norfolk, England

Death: Jul. 22, 1681

Reading Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

Deacon Thomas Kendall, Son of John Kendall (1580-1660) of Norfolk, England and Elizabeth Sacherell (1584-1640) of Cambridge, England

was born in the year 1617 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England.

He arrived in New England in 1638.

He was a Deacon of his church and a Sergeant in the Massachusetts Militia.

Thomas married married Rebecca Paine (or Payne) 1618-1703 daughter of Anthony Paine (or Payne) 1585–1649 and Alice (Potter) Paine (or Payne) 1589–1643, about 1640 in Reading, Massachusetts. Together they were the parents of:

Elizabeth (1642-1688)

Rebecca (1644-1713)

Mary (1647-1688)

Hanorath (1649-1689)

Sarah (1652-1652)

Rebecca (1654-1691)

Abigail (1655-1721)

Susanna (1658-1732)

Tabitha (1660-1711)

Thomas (1663-1664)

Ruth (1665-1665)

Thomas (1677-)

(Above bio by Charlene Patton).

A family's legacy gets diluted when there's nobody to carry on the name. This is what happened to the

descendants of Thomas Kendall, a man who may have been

forgotten as the founder of a family in America by the mere fact he had no surviving sons.

Note: Thomas was said to have been born in about 1617 in Norwich, England. His parents may have been John Kendall and Elizabeth Sacherall. It is known that he had a brother Francis who migrated to America with him. Thomas came over on the ship Defence, arriving in Boston on October 8, 1635. While Francis settled in Woburn, Thomas went to Reading, where he married Rebecca Paine in about 1640. He became freeman on May 10, 1645 and served as a deacon.

Between 1642 and 1665, Thomas and Rebecca had 11 children. All but one were girls; the only boy died as an infant. Of the ten daughters, two died as babies, giving the Kendalls a family of eight girls. One by one, they married, many staying in Reading and populating the town with their children. Knowing their father's name would die out, each daughter is said to have named one of her sons "Kendall." The name carried on for several more generations as a male given name, but when genealogies were later written about the Kendall family in America, Thomas was only given a brief mention with all focus on his brother Francis' line.


Family links:

Parents:
 John Miles Kendall (1580 - 1659)
 Elizabeth Sacherell Kendall (1584 - 1640)

Spouse:
 Rebecca Paine Kendall (1618 - 1703)

Children:
 Elizabeth Kendall Eaton (1642 - 1688)*
 Rebeckah Kendall Boutell (1645 - 1713)*
 Mary Kendall Bryant (1647 - 1688)*
 Susanna Kendall Wiley (1658 - 1732)*
 Tabitha Kendall Pearson (1660 - 1711)*

Siblings:
 Francis Miles Kendall (____ - 1708)*
 Mabel Kendall Read Summers (1605 - 1690)*
 Thomas Kendall (1618 - 1681)
 Elizabeth Kendall Sommes (1623 - 1695)*
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Inscription

FUGIT HORA / MEMENTO TE ESSE MORTALEM / UPON Ye DEATH OF THOMAS KENDEL / HERE IN Ye

EARTH IS LAYD ON[E] OF Ye 7 OF THIS CHURCH FOUNDATION / SO TO REMAIEN TEL Ye POWERFUL

VOICE SAY RIS[E], IN HER[E] I[S?] A GLORI[OU]S / HABITATION / A PATARN OF PIATI & LOVE & FOR PEACE /

BUT NOW ALAS HOW SHORT HIS RACE / HERE WE MOURN & MOURN WE MOUST / TO SE ZION[%E2%80%99S] STONS

LIK GOLD NOW LAID / IN DUST

Burial: Old Burying Ground Wakefield Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA


Maintained by: Sprague Originally Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Aug 28, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 21229725 Added by: aberdeen

Added by: Sprague

' Reference: ancestry.com:

Thomas Kendall Found 10 Records, 5 Photos and 1,096,638 Family Trees Born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England on 1766 to John Kendall and Elizabeth Sacherell.

Thomas married Rebecca Paine and had 12 children.

He passed away on 1681.

Family Members

Parents John Kendall 1579-1659

Elizabeth Sacherell 1602-1618

Spouse(s)

Rebecca Paine 1622-1703

Children Agnes Annis 1633-1692

Elizabeth Kendall 1640-1688

Rebecca Kendall 1647-1713

Mary Kendall 1642-1687

Hannah Kendall 1649-1689

Sarah Kendall 1652-1652

Abigail Kendall 1653-1692

Susanna Kendall 1648-1732

Tabitha Kendall 1660-1711

Tabbitha Kendall 1660-1711

Thomas Kendall 1663-1681

Ruth Kendall 1665-1665


Sgt Thomas Kendall - Find A Grave - MEMORIAL ID 18983050

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Sgt. Thomas Kendall, Sr., Deacon's Timeline

1618
July 22, 1618
England
1642
February 17, 1642
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1644
February 10, 1644
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1647
December 24, 1647
Reading, Middlesex, MA
1649
January 29, 1649
Reading, Middlesex, MA
1650
1650
Age 31
Reading, Massachuttes
1653
June 22, 1653
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1655
November 30, 1655
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
1658
June 27, 1658
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1660
November 5, 1660
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States