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Thwaite Strickland

Birthplace: Cliburn or Kendal, Westmoreland, England
Death: before June 21, 1670
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Glastonbury, Hartford, Ct
Immediate Family:

Son of John Strickland and Jane Strickland
Husband of Elizabeth Disborough
Father of Peter Strickland; Elizabeth Andrews; Rebecca Couch; Joseph Strickland; Jane Strickland and 3 others
Brother of Edmund Strickland; Elizabeth Seaman; Martha Smith; Samuel Strickland; Joanna Wood and 2 others
Half brother of Hannah Wood

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Thwaite Strickland

It is indicated that records of Dedham, Massachusetts show that Thwaite Strickland was a signer of the 1635 Covenant that established Dedham and was an original settler there. Dedham is on the Charles river, near presentday Boston. Thwaite received two grants of land in Dedham (one a grant of six acres of planting land, Oct 27,1640), and was presumably a farmer there for the next 26 years. His name appears on the Dedham tax lists until 1661."

During these years he married Elizabeth Sheppard and had five children. These births are listed in the records of the Dedham town clerk.


The origins of Thwaite Strickland are not clearly established. Many have reported him as a possible son of John Strickland, a 1630 Puritan landholder in Charleston, but documentaion of such is lacking. He has benn variously called Thwaite, Thwait, Thait, Thwaits, Thwaites, and I suppose other variations, but I have never seen a prefix as in xxxthwaite. This name was not continued in his subsequent descendents, with the primary name of the male descendents being John or a variation thereof (Jonathan, Joseph)


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Thwaite Strickland's Timeline

Cliburn or Kendal, Westmoreland, England
Age 21
New London, New London County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America (present USA)
March 31, 1647
Age 22
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
February 14, 1648
Age 23
Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
November 19, 1650
Age 25
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, American Colonies (present USA)
February 1654
Age 29
Dedham, Norfolk, MA, USA
June 23, 1656
Age 31
April 23, 1657
Age 32
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, American Colonies (present USA)
February 2, 1662
Age 37
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, American Colonies (present USA)