Thomas Horton, of Mowsley & Springfield

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Thomas Horton, I

Birthplace: Mowsley, Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, New England Colony
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Horton, of Mowsley and Mary Horton
Husband of Mary Ashley, of Springfield
Father of Mary Tyler; Jeremiah Horton, of Springfield; Thomas Horton, of Springfield and John Horton, of Springfield
Brother of Barnabas Horton and Jeremiah (Jeremy) Horton

Occupation: Immigrant
Managed by: Ken Jon Schonberg
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About Thomas Horton, of Mowsley & Springfield

Thomas Horton

  • Birth: about 1602, Mowsley Leicestershire, England
  • Death: 1641 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • Burial site is probably in or near Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • parents: Joseph and Mary (Schuyler) Horton
  • married: Mary in England

They sailed to America on the ship "Mary and John", along with their firstborn child Mary, born 1629, and Thomas' brother, Jeremiah, about two years his junior. They arrived in Massachusetts early in 1636, preceded by his older brother, Barnabas, about a year earlier, on the ship "Swallow". Thomas and his family left immediately for Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, where they sojourned for a short time. It was here that their second child, Jeremiah (1636- ) was born.

By 1638, Thomas and his family had moved to what is now Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where he was one of the founders of the town, a town officer, and proprietor. His signature is still to be seen in the "Pyncheon Papers", that have to do with the land purchase from the Indians. It was here that their third child, Thomas II (1638-about1714-15), and fourth child John (1640- were born.

Thomas I died in 1641 at about 39 years of age. His widow Mary (died 1683) survived him and next married Robert Ashley.



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Thomas Horton, of Mowsley & Springfield's Timeline

Mowsley, Leicestershire, England
Age 27
Mowsley, Leicestershire, England
Age 34
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
Age 36
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United
Age 38
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Age 39
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, New England Colony
November 6, 1916
Age 39
November 6, 1916
Age 39
November 29, 1916
Age 39