Friday, August 13, 2010

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5002. Rev. Thomas James & 5003. Ruth Jones

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1620-1625, Thomas born in England; s/o 10004. Rev. Thomas James.

1639, Thomas arrived with his father, in New Haven, CT.

1645, Thomas named a freeman.

By 1647, Thomas married Ruth as indicated by “seating” of New Haven meeting house.

Bef. 1/1648-9, Thomas left New Haven, CT. [He was reported as an absentee lot owner.]

10/1649, Thomas sold his land in New Haven.

1651, Thomas ordained in Easthampton, Long Island.

1660, Thomas witnessed the will of Thomas Dunn.

9/2/1669, Thomas married 2nd Katharine Blux.

6/5/1696, Thomas wrote his will: eldest dau. Sarah wife of Peregrine Stanborough; second dau. Mary wife of John Stratton; third dau. Hannah wife of James Dyment; son-in-law Thomas Harris in behalf of his wife, my fourth dau. Ruth; gr children Mary Stanborough and Mary Stratton; dau.-in-law Anne wife of Mr. Abraham Howell, £20 provided she bring in no after reckoning upon account of her first husband, my son Nathaniel, dec’d; eldest gr son John Stanborough; 2 daus.-in-law Mary wife of Mr. John Mulford and Elizabeth wife of Mr. Joseph Osborn; sons-in-law Stanborough, Stratton, Dyment, and Harris, Exec’rs; two sons-in-law Mulford and Osborn, overseers.

6/14/1696, Thomas, a minister, died in Fairfield.

(S) History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield.

Children of Thomas and Ruth:

i. Sarah James, born ~1648 in CT.
12/15/1664, Sarah married Peregrine Stanborough.

ii. Nathaniel James, born ~1651 in CT.
Nathaniel married Ann Wakeman, d/o Rev. Samuel Wakeman.
Bef. 10/2/1690, Nathaniel died.

iii. Mary James, born ~1654 in CT.
Mary married John Stratton Jr of Easthampton.
2/14/1718, Mary died.

iv. Ruth James (2501), born 3/2/~1663 in Southampton, Long Island, NY.

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