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Thomas Gunn

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Gunn and Gunn
Husband of Elizabeth Gunn
Father of Elizabeth Gunn; Deborah Thrall; Mehitable Sheldon; John Gunn; Elizabeth Gunn and 1 other

Occupation: innkeeper
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About Thomas Gunn

Date of birth has also been erroneously reported to be circa March 6, 1665.

Date of death has also been (erroneously?) reported to be February 26, 1680.

Place of death has also been (erroneously?) reported to be Westfield, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

innkeeper at Dorchester, MA. One of the town's early settlers.

Left much of his land to son-in-law Timothy Thrall.

Thomas Gunn, was an early settler at Dorchester Massachusetts, he received a land grant at Windsor in 1640 and kept a lodging house there as in 1659 an order allowed him to keep Isaac Holt and family for the winter; he was not admitted as an inhabitant and deeded the place to his son when he moved to Westfield, Massachusetts.

He was an old man to brave the hardships of a new settlement. His home lot was the first one west of Little River, opposite the meeting house. He came from Windsor and though nominated as one of the foundation men of the church in 1679, he was then so broken by age, as Mr. Taylor says, that he was excused from the responsibility and from giving a “relation,” as the statement of personal religious experience was then called. His wife died November 26, 1678, and he followed her February 26, 1680.

Birth: 1605, England Death: Feb. 26, 1680 Westfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA

Born about 1605 (on 6 March 1665/6, John Winthrop Jr. treated "Gun Tho[mas] 61 years of Winsor").Came to Massachusetts Bay in 1634. First settled in Dorchester MA; moved to Windsor MA in 1635, & Westfield MA in 1669. Died in Westfield 26 February 1680[/1] (from inventory). Married by about 1638 _____ _____. She was born about 1605 (on 19 January 1667/8, John Winthrop Jr. treated "Gun [blank] 63 years wife of [blank] Gun of Winsor") and died at Westfield on 28 November 1678.

There is no proof that his father was George Gunn, originally from Breamore, Scotland, or that he married Elizabeth Brown. Anderson's Great Migration Study Project.

Find A Grave contributor James Gunn adds: Thomas Gunn was probably from Devon, England (where today there are still many Gunns). He died 29 Feb 1681 in Westfield and is buried with his wife, Elizabeth, in the Old Burying Ground off Mechanic Street in Westfield, MA. Thomas was my 7th great grandfather.

Family links:

 Elizabeth Brown Gunn (____ - 1678)*

 Deborah Gunn Thrall (1642 - 1694)*
 Mehitabel Gunn Sheldon (1644 - 1720)*
 John Gunn (1647 - 1726)*
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Burial: Old Burying Ground Westfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA

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Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Mar 06, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34507085


  • Four American Ancestries: White and Griggs
  • Westfield and Its Historic Influences, 1669-1919: The Life of an Early Town, with a Survey of Events in New England and Bordering Regions to which it was Related in Colonial and Revolutionary Times, Volume 1



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Thomas Gunn's Timeline

October 14, 1640
Age 26
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
August 9, 1641
Age 27
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
July 28, 1644
Age 30
Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
July 8, 1647
Age 33
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, Massachusetts
October 14, 1649
Age 35
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
February 26, 1681
Age 67
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
March 1681
Age 67
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
May 5, 1925
Age 67