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Thomas Yale

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Plas Grono, Denbighshire, Wales
Death: March 27, 1683 (67)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Yale; Anne Eaton and Anne Yale
Husband of Mary Yale and Mary Yale
Father of Capt Thomas Yale; John Yale; Capt. Thomas Yale; Elihu Yale; Mary Ives and 5 others
Brother of David Yale; Anne Hopkins and Mary Ives
Half brother of Sir Theophilus Eaton, Jr. and Hannah Jones

Occupation: Captain/ A justice of the peace in New Haven Colony
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About Capt. Thomas Yale


- Was a Captain.

- Came to America in 1637.

- He settled in the New Haven Colony and signed the Fundamental Agreement of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

Mr. Yale came to America in 1637, with his father-in:law, Gov. Eaton, and others, and settled in New Haven, as a merchant, in 1638, with an estate of £300. After the death of Eaton, he accompanied his mother and Hannah Eaton, his • half sister, with his son Elihu, and brother David to England, 1658.

He returned the year following to New Haven, and purchased lands in that part of the town which is now North Haven, and settled on them as early as 1660. He was one of the principal men in the colony, a signer of the Plantation Covenant of New Haven, and filled with honor many offices of trust, with credit to himself, and to the satisfaction of his friends and fellow colonists. He left an estate of £479.

Capt. Thomas Yale died March 27, 1683, aged 67 years.

Mrs. Mary Yale died October 15, 1704, aged 78 years


1 John, born about 1646, in New Haven.

2 Thomas, born about 1647, in New Haven.

3 Elihu, born April 5, 1648, in New Haven.

4 Mary, born October 26, 1650, in New Haven. She married

 The tomb stone erected to her memory is now (1850) standing in the old Grave Yard in North Haven.

Signed the Fundamental Agreement of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.


Notes for Thomas Yale , Capt.:

Of New Haven Colony, CT.

Justice of the Peace 6 May 1648.

Deputy to the General Court.

Took part in King Philip's War.

He appears to have had a farm a few miles north of the New Haven town plot.

In the seating plan of the New Haven meeting house he was assigned the "3rd seat ... in the cross seats at the end".

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Capt. Thomas Yale's Timeline

Plas Grono, Denbighshire, Wales
Age 30
New Haven, New Haven, CT
Age 31
New Haven, New Haven Colony
Age 32
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Age 32
October 26, 1650
Age 34
New Haven, New Haven Colony
January 3, 1652
Age 36
New Haven, New Haven, CT
May 6, 1655
Age 39
New Haven, New Haven, CT
May 5, 1660
Age 44
New Haven, New Haven Colony