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Thomas Buckingham

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Milford, New Haven Colony
Death: April 1, 1709 (62)
Old Saybrook, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Buckingham and Hannah Buckingham
Husband of Sarah Buckingham; Hester Buckingham and Mary Hooker
Father of Hester Beaumont; Thomas Buckingham; Daniel Buckingham; Samuel Buckingham; Samuel Buckingham, of Saybrook and 4 others
Brother of Hannah Welch; Daniel Buckingham; Samuel Buckingham, of Milford and Mary Parker

Occupation: Pastor, Church of Christ
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About Rev. Thomas Buckingham

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Source #1: Buckingham, James. Buckingham. This book contains information of ten generations of Ebenezer Buckingham, born in 1748.

Bibliographic Information: R.R. Donnelley & Sons company, Printers. Chicago, Illinois, 1892.

Mr. Buckingham was twice married. First, to Hester Hosmer, daughter of Thomas Hosmer, of Hartford, September 20, 1666, in the 21st year of his age, by whom he had nine children. Mrs. Hester Buckingham died June 3, 1702. Second, to Mary Hooker, widow of Samuel Hooker, of Farmington, son of Rev. Thomas Hooker, of Hartford, and eldest daughter of Capt. Thomas Willet, of Swanzey, Mass., August 10, 1703.

Source #2: Hinman, Royal R. Conneticut Puritan Settlers. Press of Case, Tiffany and Company. Hartford. 1852.

BUCKINGHAM, REV. THOMAS, was the first of the name in the Colony of Conn. He was a son of Thomas Buckingham, (a Welchman,) who came first to New Haven, and removed to Milford in 1639, and d. in Boston while there on business, in the year 1657. His son, Rev. Thomas above, was born in Milford, Nov., 1646. Where he was educated is not found. He was at Wethersfield and Hartford, as early as 1664, and continued some time at Hartford, where he married Esther Hosmer, a daughter of Thomas, Sept. 20, 1666. He afterward received a call at the Church of Christ in Saybrook, where he was ordained in 1670, and continued to preach until his death, Ap'l 1, 1709, aged nearly sixty-three years. He was a fellow of Yale College from 1700 until his death, and a strong supporter of the College while at Saybrook, and after it was removed to New Haven. He held a high rank with the clergy of his time, and the strict Puritans of the Colony, and was one of their leaders in all their principles and forms. He was one of the Moderators of that noted Synod which formed the celebrated Saybrook Platform in 1708. He succeeded, at Saybrook, Rev. Thomas Fitch, who removed to Norwich in 1660. He had children recorded at Saybrook, viz., Hester, b. Jan. 10, 1668; Thos., b. Sept. 29, 1670; Daniel, b. Oct. 2, 1672; Stephen, b. Sept. 4, 1675, minister at Norwalk; Samuel, b. May 26, 1678, d. June 20, 1678; 2d Samuel, b. July 24, 1679, d. Jan. 5, 1684; Hezekiah, b. June 21, 1682; Temperance, b. Jan. 6, 1684; Anne, b. Aug. 2, 1687. Tho's, Jun., m. Margaret Griswold, Dec. 16, 1691, and had a son Thomas, b. Jan. 24, 1692-3.

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Rev. Buckingham was noted to be one of the founding trustees of Yale University.

Find A Grave Memorial # 68807335.

Pastor of the Church of Christ in Saybrook in 63rd year of his age

Served as a founding trustee of Yale from October 16, 1701 to April 1, 1709

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Rev. Thomas Buckingham's Timeline

November 8, 1646
Milford, New Haven Colony
November 8, 1646
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
January 10, 1668
Age 21
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
September 29, 1670
Age 23
Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
October 3, 1672
Age 25
Old Saybrook, New London County, Connecticut Colony
May 26, 1678
Age 31
Saybrook, Connecticut
Age 31
Old Saybrook, New London County, Connecticut Colony
July 24, 1679
Age 32
Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
June 21, 1682
Age 35