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Thomas Parrish

Birthplace: Nayland, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Parish and Mrs Parrish
Husband of Mary Parrish / Parker
Father of PARISH; Robert Parrish; Mary PARISH; Mary Parish; Thomas Parish and 3 others
Brother of Robert Parrish; John Parrish and Richard Parrish

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About Thomas Parrish

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Arrived in America on the "Increase" in April 1635

After a long study, I have concluded that John Parish must be a son of Thomas. This is not proven, but was suspected by Savage in the 17th century and it fits the known facts well.

Note that Thomas actual profession as a doctor, but he was listed as a clothier on the manifest of the "Increase". My guess is this decption was required to allow him to obtain permission to leave England.

From Savage: PARISH, *JOHN, Groton, perhaps s. of Thomas the first, or a br. as seems more likely, was says Butler, an orig. propr. and in 183, serv. on a com. with Page and Lawrence, others of the earliest sett. to prove the ld. rights of the town bef. its destruct. in Philip's war; rep. 1690. JOHN, Groton, prob. s. of the preced. by w. Mary had Lydia, b. 20 Apr. 1687; and Elizabeth 19 Mar. 1691. *ROBERT, Groton, perhaps s. of the first Thomas, by w. Mary, prob. d. of John Blanchard, had Mary, b. 5 Jan. 1668; Ann, 2 Sept. 1669; Robert, 20 Nov. 1670; Ann, again, 10 Sept. 1672; and Mary, again, 8 Sept. 1674; rep. 1689, at the Dec. session for the neighb. town of Dunstable. THOMAS, Cambridge, came in the Increase. 1635, aged 22, was a physician, tho. in the custom-ho. rec. call. possib. for decept. a clothier, freem. 18 Apr. 1637, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 3 Apr. 1638; Thomas, 21 July 1641, H. C. 1659; and Mary, again, 3 Apr. 1643. Prob. he went home, liv. at Nayland, Co. Suffk. as his atty. Thomas Danforth calls him. THOMAS, Cambridge, came the preced. had w. Mary, wh. d. 8 Oct. 1674, aged 23. The coll. catal. of 1698 did not mark him as dead, and Farmer thot. he liv. to 12 Sept. 1707.

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Thomas Parrish's Timeline

April 1613
Nayland, Suffolk, England
Age 16
Age 20
Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA, USA
February 3, 1638
Age 24
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Usa
January 21, 1641
Age 27
Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
March 6, 1642
Age 28
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
April 3, 1643
Age 30
Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Age 40
Elizabeth City, , Virginia or , Yorkshire, England
April 18, 1668
Age 55
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States