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Thomas Blanchard, Sr.

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: La Bloutière, Basse-Normandie, France
Death: May 21, 1654 (58-66)
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre Jean Blanchard and Martha Blanchard
Husband of Agnes Barnes (Bent) and Mary Blanchard 1620
Father of Thomas Blanchard, Jr.; George Blanchard; Stephen Blanchard; David Blanchard; Nathaniel Blanchard and 6 others
Brother of John Blanchard; Pierre (Peter) Blanchard; Joseph Blanchard; Nathaniel Blanchard and Martha Bent

Occupation: yeoman, farmer
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About Thomas Blanchard, Sr.

Merging Conflicts:

1) along with current birth location, we also have options for: Cape Hague,Normandy,,France Penton, Hants, England For now I'm going to leave the main profile location, unless there is a source for the merged profiles locations (Sam Willsea)

Came from andover, county of Hants, England.Married at St. Edmunds, salisbury, wiltshire, May 15,1637,widow ann Barnes of St.. Edmunds came to this country on ship Jonathan apr.1639. she died on voyage. he remarried Mary.
Reference for Lineage - Chamberlains Hist Weymouth -V.3-Mass 1923

Thomas Blanchard, married in England to Agnes Bent, was a direct descendant of Alain Blanchard, who was put to death in 1418 by the British at the capture of Rouen, France. The Blanchard family were enobled in Laoraine, France, in 1609 and granted a coat of arms.

"Taken captive by the Indians in September 1724"

He was making turpentine in the forest on the North side of Nashua River.

Was taken to canada as a prisoner of the French, was released a year later.

In 1620 he married (1st) Agnes Bent Barnes.  In 1639, with his wife and children, he sailed in the ship "Jonathan" for Boston.  His wife died during the voyage.  He landed 23 June 1639 in New England.  He lived for a time in Braintree and Malden, and in February 1651 purchased land and a house on the Mystic side of Charlestown, where he resided until his death 21 May 1654.  In 1640 he took as his (2nd) wife Mary

0After arriving in New England ,he married Mary ______ who survived him. He made is will 05/22/1654 and it was provedd 06/20/1654. (N.E. H.G.S. Register 17 156: 32 407---411.)

THOMAS BLANCHARD-1600 to May 21, 1654

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The first wife's name was Elizabeth (?) and some records show that he was married by 1618. Thomas then second married Agnes BENT (BARNES)in 1637. Thomas third married Mary SHRIMPTON,.d:bef.Apr.,3,1676, of Noddles Island (Charlestown). Thomas was born in France (probably Lorraine) and went to England, undoubtedly during the French Huguenot migration. He had 4 sons born in England and 1 son, Brent,born at sea. His 1st wife passed away and Thomas married Agnes BENT who was a widow with one son, *Richard BARNES, Jr. They all,with Agnes' mother, sailed from London on June 23, 1639 on the the ship Jonathan. During the voyage, Agnes, her mother, and the baby **Brent,all passed away. Thomas and his 4 living sons eventually arrived at the harbor in Boston, MA. (Possibly they sailed on April 12th, and arrived on June 23rd.)dt

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Thomas Blanchard, Sr.'s Timeline

La Bloutière, Basse-Normandie, France
Age 30
Age 30
Age 34
England, United Kingdom
June 22, 1628
Age 36
Goodworth UK
August 6, 1629
Age 37
Penton Grafton, Hampshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 39
Age 41
December 14, 1636
Age 44
Penton Grafton, Hants, Eng