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Thomas Jones, of Hull

Birthplace: Seen as, Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
Death: March 09, 1680 (78)
Manchester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Husband of Ann Jones; Abigail Jones and Elizabeth Jones
Father of Abraham Jones; Sarah Chamberlain; Thomas Jones and Ephraim Jones

Occupation: Tailor in Hingham,
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About Thomas Jones, of Hull

Thomas Jones, "the tailor" of Hingham, Mass

  • Birth: Seen as Jan. 23, 1602 Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
  • Death: Mar. 9, 1680 Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Parents unknown

Thomas Jones prob. sailed on the "CONFIDENCE" of London (two hundred tons), John Gibson, Master. She sailed from Southampton the last of April, 'by vertue of the Lord Treasuurers warrant of the 11th of April , 1638.' With wife Ann and four children under ten years old fro m Caversham, Co ., Oxfordshire, England, aged 36. Occupation: Tailor.

Settled in Hingham, later at Hull and removed to Manchester about 1657 after his 2nd marriage at Boston Jun. 25,165 7 to Abigail, widow of Thomas Sumner and of Thomas Elithorp of Rawley. He died at Manchester in 1680/1.

His 3rd wife was Elizabeth, who survived him.

The family sailed for New England from Southampton on the Confidence in April of 1638;[3] Thomas, Ann and four children younger than 10 years of age. These four children were born in England and migrated were:[2]

  1. Abraham Jones born about 1630. He married Sarah Whitman.
  2. John Jones born about 1632-8. He died at Hull on May 31, 1694, "son of Thomas, Sr" seemingly unmarried.
  3. Sarah Jones born about 1635. She died at Boston on December 3, 1710 at about 75 years of age. Married probably at Hull about 1651 to Henry Chamberlain.
  4. Hannah Jones born about 1636-38. She died at Gloucester, Massachusetts on February 4, 1724/5 at the age of 80 years. Married at Gloucester on November 20, 1666 to Richard Goodwin; son of Richard Goodwin and probably his first wife.

Additional children of Thomas and Ann Jones; all born at Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay:[2]

  1. Thomas was baptized at Hingham on March 29, 1640. He married Elizabeth Pitts.
  2. Mary was baptized at Hingham on May 28, 1643. She died before 1681, no children.
  3. Ephraim was baptized at Hingham on July 27, 1649. He married Mary (_____) and moved to Manchester, Massachusetts as a child. (see NEHGR 113:46 for his family).

Ann (Unknown surname) Jones, wife of Thomas Jones died at Hull, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay about 1650.[2]


" From notes from Richard Jones:

Thomas Jones was a tailor and a Puritan who with his wife Ann, four children and two servants, set sail in a 100 ton vessl named "The Confidence of London" on 24 April 1638 bound from Southhampton to Hingham, Mass. They were from Caversham, Oxfordshire, England and (assumed) fleeing the persecution of the King agains the Puritans". He settled immediately in Hingham, Mass, where he was listed as a proprietor in 1638. In 1657 Thomas and his son Abraham were listed a proprietors in Hull, Mass where he had moved in about 1644.

Soon after his second marriage Thomas and his wife, Abigail, went with at least two of his children and with two or three of her children to settle in Manchester, Essex County (Manchester was originally called Jeffry's Creek).

Thomas was listed as town clerk in Manchester in 1658 and a selectman in 1668. Thomas held received land grants in Hingham, Hull and Manchester, receiving one of the orignial home lots on Town Hill and in 1651 he bought a small adjoining lot on Town Street.

Some sources list him as the son of Robert Jones, of Hingham

: THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS, Jude, servant to Thomas Jones, came in the Confidence April 11, 1638. He died about April, 1654. The Gen. Court adm. his will 3 May, 1654, but it does not appear. The widow m. 3, Thomas Jones; she Joined with son Nathl. and daus. Mary Ryley and Abigail Pickworth 6 April, 1668, in appointing son John attorney for business at Rowley. [Es. Files XVIII and XXXI.] "

Thomas Jones , who was my 10 great grandfather, married Ann Cowdrie [SIC] in 1628 and she died in 1657. He then married his second wife, Abigail Elithrop in June of 1657 documented in "Massachusetts Town and Vital Records" (this is a handwritten record).

Abigail was a widow at that time. There are other documented Massachusetts records which list marriage on the same date for an Abigail Waite and an Elizabeth which are typed transcriptions of handwritten records. Research can get extremely confusing with transcription of records.

Most Sincerely, Connie Houtz

Thomas1 Elithorp's) widow, Abigail, married (3) in Boston, 25 June, 1657, Thomas Jones of Hull, and died before 1691.

Historical information on Thomas is conflicting.

Thomas Jones, in Smith, Ethel Farrington. Early Families of Hull, Massachusetts. (Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007) 114.

Thomas1 Jones, born in England about 1602, was a tailor, aged 36, from the parish of Caversham, Oxfordshire, when he sailed from Southampton in the Confidence on 24 April 1638. With him were his wife, Ann, and four children under ten years old. … Thomas Jones died at Manchester, Massachusetts, before 9 March 1680/1, when the inventory of his estate was taken. No Jones entries found in parish registers at Caversham. [NEHGR 143:125] {See also NEHGR 113:42-52, 131-146}


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Thomas Jones, of Hull's Timeline

January 23, 1602
Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
August 26, 1632
Caversham, Berkshire, England
March 29, 1640
Hull, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 27, 1649
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
March 9, 1680
Age 78
Manchester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 13, 1954
Age 78