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Thomas Emerson

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Birthplace: Searby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Cadney, Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Emerson and Jennett Hornsey
Husband of Margaret Emerson
Father of Alexander EMERSON; Anna EMERSON; John EMERSON; Isabel Emerson; Susan Emerson and 7 others
Brother of John Emerson

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About Thomas Emerson, of Lincolnshire

Thomas Emerson of Lincolnshire son of Alexander

  • Parents: Alexander Emerson and Jennet Hornsley
  • Christening: None Recorded
  • Born about 1589 in Searby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Died 25 DEC 1657 in Cadney, Lincolnshire, England
  • Progenitor of the Haverhill Branch of the Emerson Family
  • Married Margaret Froe as his only wife

Please don't conflate two different people

Robert Charles Anderson in his latest work, The Great Migration Directory p 106 he states that Thomas Emerson (1584-1666) of Ipswich who arrived in 1638 with his wife Elizabeth is from Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. He recommends the source Alicia Crane Williams, Stone-Greg Genealogy; The Ancesters and Descendants of Galen Luther Stone and His Wife Carrie Morton Gregg (Baltimore 1987) 105-11. In this work he is shown as son to Robert and Susanna Crabbe and grandson of Thomas Great Dunmow (This book is on Open Library). Anderson doesn't ever disclose a place of origin unless he feels there is conclusive evidence for it. In Stone-Gregg p 108 his children are listed as: Robert, Benjamin, Ralfe, James, Joseph, John, Nathaniel and Elizabeth (who married John Fuller). Note he had no children named Michael or Thomas.

The other Thomas Emerson of Lincolnshire son of Alexander (1589–1657) was born about 1589 in Searby, Lincolnshire, England (we do not have a baptism date for him or an exact date of birth) and he was buried on 25 DEC 1657 in Cadney, Lincolnshire, England. His wife was Margaret Froe who died before 1657. The pedigree of Thomas son of Alexander can be found in Holman, Mary Lovering. Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury. (Concord, New Hampshire: Privately Printed at The Rumford Press, 1938) The Emerson Line, II:991-992 (On Ancestry.com Card Catalog go to.2:142 instead). He was the father of the Emerson's of Haverhill. He died testate and left a will (see Pillsbury) and his children were: Alexander, Anna, Elizabeth, John, Isabell, Susan, Edward, Thomas, Michael and Robert.

Children

  1. Alexander Emerson 1613 - 1613
  2. Anna Emerson 1614 -
  3. Elizabeth Emerson 1616 - 1692/93
  4. John Emerson 1617/18 - bet 1691
  5. Isabell Emerson 1619/20 -
  6. Susan Emerson 1621 - 1641
  7. Edward Emerson 1624 - bet 1683/84
  8. Thomas Emerson 1626 - aft 1691
  9. Michael Emerson 1627 - aft 1715
  10. Robert Emerson 1629 - 1694

Will

The Will of Thomas Emerson "In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Emerson of Howsham in the parish of Cadney in the Countie of Linsoln yeoman Aged and weake in body. But of sound and pfect memorie praised be God for it doe make and constitute this my last Will and testament in manner and forme following, Viz: Impr: I bequeathe my soule into the hands of Almighty God my heavenly maker and Redeemer, And my body decently to be buried in the parish church yard of Cadney nere the place where my wife was buried, And of my worldly goods I thus dispose, Imprimis I give to Edward Emerson my sonne twentie pounds to be payd to him within three monthes after my decease. Item I give to my sonne Thomas Emerson twentie pounds to be likewise payed within three monthes after my decease. Item I give to my sonne Michael Emerson five pounds to be payd within five weeks after the demanding of the same. Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Lilforth and her children four pounds to be likewise payd within five weeks after the demanding of the same. Item I give to Robert Emerson my sonne ffive pounds to be likewise payd within five weeks after the demanding of the same. Item I give to Isabell Grantham my daughter twentie shillings. Item I give to Isabell Grantham my daughter three shillings four pence in the month to be payed out of my lands and tenements in Howsham for and during her naturall life to begin at my decease. Item I give to Anne Wright my grandchild twentie shillings. All these several sumes I will that they be payd as formerly mentioned And alsoe that they receive them with their own hands in Howsham and there give a discharge to my executor. Excepting Elizabeth Lilfurd and her children, ffor whome I will that an aquitance from herself or from my sonne Michael or my sonne Robert shall be a discharge. Item my mind and will is that if any of my children here in England die before my decease That then the rest of my children shall devide that legacie amongst them. Item, I give to all my grandchildren not mentioned before twelve pence apiece. Item I give to the poore of the parish of Cadney five shillings. All the rest of my goods and chattels undisposed I give to my sonne John Emerson whom I doe make my sole executor to discharge all my debts and legacies and funeral charges. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this twentieth day of May 1656." Signed by marke of Thomas Emerson in presence of Mi. Weekly. John Browne; proved 27 Sept. 1661. Probate of Lincoln."[

Sources

  1. Holman, Mary Lovering. Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury. (Concord, New Hampshire: Privately Printed at The Rumford Press, 1938), II:991-992. Thomas Emerson, born probably in Searby, co. Lincoln, about 1589, was buried in Cadney, co. Lincoln, 25 Dec. 1657. He married in Cadney, 10 Aug. 1612, Margaret Froe who died before 1657. Thomas Emerson was apparently the youngest child of his parents and to him his father, Alexander Emerson, bequeathed property in Howsom and Cadney. Evidently Thomas went there to live and spent his life farming his land.
  2. Pope, Charles Henry. The Haverhill Emersons. (Boston, Mass. Cambridge, Mass.: Murray and Emery, 1913-1916), II:6-7. He was one of the wardens of Cadney parish, and his well-written signature on the parish register for a number of years shows that it was only through sickness or the infirmities of age that he was obliged to make his mark to his will.
  3. James, Jane Emerson, and Charles Henry Pope. The Haverhill Emersons: revised and extended from the original compilation of The Haverhill Emersons, parts I & II by Rev. Charles Henry Pope. (Lake Winnebago, Missouri: J.E. James, c1983), Page 9-30, 1983.
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Thomas Emerson, of Lincolnshire's Timeline

1584
July 26, 1584
Bishop's,Stortford,Hertfordshire,England
July 26, 1584
July 26, 1584
Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
July 26, 1584
Toperton, Norfolk, England
July 26, 1584
Bishop's Stortfo,Herford,England
July 26, 1584
St Michael's Church, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
July 26, 1584
Bishop's, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
July 26, 1584
Bishop's, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
July 26, 1584
Bishop's, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
1589
1589
Searby, Lincolnshire, England