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Thomas Jones, of Hull

Birthplace: 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; Ephraim Jones; Sarah Chamberlain and Thomas Jones

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

Historical information on Thomas is conflicting.

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.

    • No Jones entries found in parish registers at Caversham. [NEHGR 143:125] {See also NEHGR 113:42-52, 131-146}
    • Thomas Jones, in Smith, Ethel Farrington. Early Families of Hull, Massachusetts. (Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), 114-15

Thomas Jones, "the tailor" of Hingham, Mass

Immigrated in 1638 on ship Confidence with Family Occupation was Tailor

Birth: Jan. 23, 1602 Caversfield Oxfordshire, England Death: Mar. 9, 1680 Manchester-by-the-Sea Essex County Massachusetts, USA

Thomas Jones •Sex: M •Birth: ABT 1602 in Caverfield, Oxfordshire, England •Death: 09 MAR 1680 in Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts,

•Burial: BET 1680 AND 1681 MA

•Event: Arrival 1638 Hingham, Massachusetts

Father: Robert Jones b: 1573 in Bridgewater, Somerset, England Mother: Anna Vassall b: 10 JAN 1585 in Stepney, Essex, England

Marriage 1 Mary North b: 1617 in Romsey, Hampshire, England •Married: 1638 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Marriage 2 Anne Greenwood b: 1602 in Halifax West Riding, Yorkshire, , England •Married: 1619 in Caversham, Oxfordshire, England

Children: 1. John Jones b: 1623 in Cambridge, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA 2. Abraham Jones b: 1628 in Caversham, Oxfordshire, England

Marriage 3 Margaret b: 1610 •Married: 1636

Sources: 1.Title: Ancestry Family Trees


" 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 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

Family links:

 Robert Jones (1573 - 1635)
 Agnes Noel Jones (1572 - 1635)

 Anne Greenwood Jones (1606 - 1657)*

 Sarah Jones Bullard*
 Abraham Jones (1632 - 1718)*
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Burial: Unknown

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

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Thomas Jones, of Hull's Timeline

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