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Thomas Waite

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Death: Died in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Waite, of Alford & Portsmouth and Eleanor Cowland
Husband of Sarah Waight
Father of Mary Earle; Thomas Waight and Benjamin Waight
Brother of Samuel Waite; Benjamin Waite, Capt.; Jeremiah Waite; Joseph Waite; William Waite and 3 others

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About Thomas Waite

John Cooke Sen'r of Portsmouth and Mary his wife on 1 June 1686 deeded to Thomas Waite of Punckatest five shares in the 13th lot and one share in the 11th lot at Punckatest Neck. William Manchester and Ephraim Turner witnessed the deed (Bristol Co. Deeds 4:78). John Cooke is Thomas Waite's father-in-law.


Thomas Waite was born about 1650 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, and about 1676 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, married Sarah Cooke, daughter of John Cooke and Mary Borden, who was born about 1658 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. Thomas died about 1730 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Sarah died on 17 Jan 1744 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Thomas WAITE

AFT 1648 - BEF 16 Jun 1733

BIRTH: AFT 1648, Portsmouth, Newport, RI

DEATH: BEF 16 Jun 1733, Dartmouth, Bristol, MA

Family 1 : Sarah COOK

MARRIAGE: ABT 1678, Tiverton, Newport, RI

"Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, RI and Some of His Descendants"

G. Andrews Moriarty

NEHGR v73, p291 ( Oct 1919)

"He married Sarah Cook, daughter of John and Mary (Borden)

of Portsmouth, RI, and mentioned as his daughter in the will

of John Cook of Portsmouth, dated 15 May 1691..."

"Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records"

H.L. Peter Rounds, in:

Massachusetts Town, Probate and Vital Records CD-ROM

Broderbund, 1999, Vol. 7, p. 217

"Inv. of Est. of THOMAS WAITE of Dart., dtd. 16 June 1733, pres. by

Sarah Waite, widow & Adm. Apprs: Nathaniel Soule, Gabrial Hix &

Benjamin Chace [7:566/7/8]."

"Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island"

Jane Fletcher Fiske

Boxford, MA, 1987; p67

"SARAH, b. ca. 1658; m. Thomas Waite."

"The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island"

John Osborne Austin

Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY: 1887; pp. 282-285; pp. 404-407

"New England Marriages Prior To 1700"

Clarence A. Torrey,

(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)

"WAIT, Thomas (-1733) & Sarah COOK (?1654, ?1658-1733+);

by 1680; Tiverton, RI/Portsmouth, RI/?Dartmouth"

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Thomas Waite's Timeline

December 4, 1648
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Age 31
Age 32
Portsmouth, Newport, Ri
Age 34
Age 81
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
June 16, 1733
Age 82
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA