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Thomas Lincoln

Also Known As: "The Husbandman"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 16, 1692 (69)
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Lincoln, Sr. and Joan Lincoln
Husband of Margaret Lincoln
Father of Joshua Lincoln; Caleb Mordecai Lincoln, Sr.; Susanna Barstow; Mary Barker; Caleb Mordecai Lincoln, (TWIN) and 8 others
Brother of Stephen Lincoln, Jr.; Susan Lincoln; Frances Lincoln and Daniel Lincoln

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About Thomas "The Husbandman" Lincoln

Thomas Lincoln, The Husbandman, son of Joan, brother of Stephen

Eight families by the name of Lincoln came from Hingham, Norfolk, England, and vicinity to Hingham, Massachusetts, between 1630 and 1643/4. There were four Thomases, two Daniels, a Samuel, and a Stephen. The four Lincolns named Thomas can be distinguished by their occupations: a miller, a husbandman (a farmer), a cooper, and a weaver. It is assumed that our Thomas was the husbandman who came to America with his brother, Stephen, who had the same occupation, in the ship Diligent arriving 10 August 1638. They came with their mother, Joan Lincoln. The name of their father is unknown.

She was the mother of Stephen and Thomas Lincoln. The name of her husband is not known, nor is her maiden name. She died after Oct. 1658 for she is mentioned in her son Stephen's will.

He was the son of Mrs. Joan Lincoln and brother of Stephen Lincoln who were also on the Diligent. Thomas died 16 Aug 1692 in Hingham. He married Margaret Langer, dau. of Richard Langer, although the date and place of their marriage is not recorded in the George Lincoln book. Margaret died on 5 Mar 1693/94 in Hingham. In early Hingham there were four Thomas Lincolns and each is distinguished by his occupation.

Thomas Lincoln's name occurs frequently in the early records of the town of Hingham. He was selectman in 1662, 1669, and 1672. His will, dated 24 May 1681, bequeathed to his wife, Margaret; to daughters, Susanna Barstow, Mary Barker, Sarah Marsh, Elizabeth Lincoln, and Ruth Gill; and to sons, Joshua, Caleb, and Thomas

Thomas, styled "the husbandman," and brother of Stephen Lincoln, came from Wymondham in the County of Norfolk, Eng., and settled in Hingham in the autumn of 1638. His name frequently occurs upon the early records of the town, and in every instance he is distinguished from the other Thomases by his occupation. His conveyances and titles to property acquired either by grant or purchase, also afford evidence of his vocation in life. None of his descendants bearing the surname in the male line reside in Hingham at the present time. They are, however, quite numerous throughout New England, and not difficult to connect with those who removed into Worcester County, and to the State of Maine. His wife was Margaret, daughter of Richard Langer. She outlived him, and died in Hingham 5 March, 1693-94. He died 16 Aug. 1692. In his will, made 24 May, 1681, names wife and eight children. "Farmer." Selectman 1662, 1669, and 1672. Resided on Fort Hill St., "on the upland by the highway side going to Weymouth mill."


  1. Caleb, Oct. 8, 1643, d. young
  2. Joshua, bpt. May 3, 1645 (twin) Died 21 Apr 1694. He married Deborah Hobart, dau. of Capt. Joshua and Ellen (Ibrook) Hobart, on 20 Apr 1666. They had ten children.
  3. Caleb, bpt. May 3, 1645 (twin) Died 9 Dec 1715. He married first Rachel Bate, dau. of James and Ruth (Lyford) Bate, on 8 May 1684, and second to Hannah Jackson on 2 Sep 1698. Caleb and Rachel had six children.
  4. Susanna, bpt. Aug. 16, 1646. m. May 16, 1666, Joseph Barstow of Scituate
  5. Mary, born Feb. 10, 1647-48 (bpt. Apr. 23, 1648). m. Jan. 5, 1674-75, Francis Barker of Duxbury
  6. Sarah, bpt. Sept. 29,1650. m. May 6,1675, Thomas Marsh.
  7. Thomas, born Dec. 22, 1652. Died 28 Sep 1698 in Plymouth MA. He married Sarah Lewis, dau. of James and Sarah (Lane) Lewis of Barnstable MA, on 6 Jan 1684. Thomas was a carpenter, but was also known by his father's title of "Husbandman". They had five children.
  8. Daniel, bpt. May 14, 1654, d. 14 Feb. 1669-70.
  9. Elizabeth, born Dec. 2, 1656. Died Dec 28, 1741. Married Jan. 23, 1677-78, Daniel Lincoln, son of Samuel and Martha (Lyford) Lincoln (direct ancestors of Abraham Lincoln), on 23 Jan 1677/78. They had six children.
  10. Ephraim, born Nov. 1, 1659, d. 28 Jan the following year.
  11. Ruth, born Nov. 19, 1662. Died April 10, 1751. Married Samuel Gill, son of Thomas and Hannah (Otis) Gill, on 13 Jan 1684/85. They had one daughter named Mary according to George Lincoln, but James Savage records there was a son also.


Thomas LINCOLN was a husbandman and his descendants are often referred to as the husbandman LINCOLNs (I use LINCOLN=H in my internal database to differentiate them from LINCOLN=W for Samuel LINCOLN the weaver, LINCOLN=C for Thomas LINCOLN the cooper, and Stephen Jr. LINCOLN=R the carpenter.)

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Thomas "The Husbandman" Lincoln's Timeline

December 22, 1622
Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
October 8, 1643
Age 20
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
May 3, 1645
Age 22
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
May 3, 1645
Age 22
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
August 16, 1646
Age 23
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
February 10, 1647
Age 24
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 26, 1650
Age 27
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
December 22, 1652
Age 30
Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 14, 1654
Age 31