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Thomas Tolman (1608-1690) of Dorchester, Massachusetts

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Thomas Tolman (1608-1690) of Dorchester, Massachusetts

 

By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.

      This work is prompted by the fact that so many histories of this man and this time period have been published that are incomplete or contain incorrect lineages with deficient or absent sources.  A published genealogy without sources moves to terminate discussion and does not allow errors or discrepancies to be identified.  My objective here is to document the truth as it may exist today and to identify that which can be disproven so as to provide a more complete and accurate descendency.

      The best of the Thomas Tolman genealogies are these— (most have only a partial descendency of Thomas Tolman, b. 1608):  Black, Harrison The Ancestry of Frances Maria Goodman (1829-1912) (hereafter Black)1, Mower, Lyman The Ancestry of Calvin Robinson Mower (hereafter Mower)2, Sumner, Edith Bartlett The Ancestry of Edward Wales Blake and Clarissa Matilda Glidden (hereafter Sumner)3, Tolman Genealogy The Register, Vol. 14 (1860), pp. 240-260 (poorly sourced, hereafter The Register)4, Ackerman, Herbert S. Thomas Tolman (hereafter Ackerman)5, Tolman, Gerald Lee for the Thomas Tolman Family Genealogy Center The Descendants of Thomas Tolman (1608), 2006 edition, (no primary sources, hereafter TTFGC)6.  All except TTFGC have the birthplace of Thomas Tolman b. 1608 as Salcombe Regis, Devonshire and emigration from England in 1630 on the Mary and John, but both birth and emigration are unsubstantiated by primary sources.

     Some of the difficulties which have allowed errors to be published came from the fact that Thomas Tolman was presumed to have emigrated from England on the ‘Mary and John’ in 1630,7 but his name is not found on any extant passenger list.  The Dorchester colonists in the Massachusetts Bay Colony signed a covenant at their church, the First Church of Dorchester in 1635.  Thomas Tolman signed the covenant too (he signed it ‘Thomas Touleman’, giving rise to one of the alternate spellings common in early records).  However, he signed it in the addendum in 1636,8 which probably means he wasn’t there to sign it in 1635.  Hence, Robert Charles Anderson9 and his coauthors correctly do not include Thomas Tolman in The Great Migration, 1620-1633.

     Salcombe Regis in Devonshire is often published as Thomas Tolman’s birthplace as many of the ‘Mary and John’ emigrants came from southern England.  Most notably, Captain Roger Clap, a ‘Mary and John’ emigrant, and an acquaintance of Thomas Tolman who was born in Salcombe Regis {his gdau Experience Clap married Thomas Tolman’s gson Samuel Tolman in 1704 and his ggniece Hannah Clap married Thomas Tolman’s ggson John Tolman in 1734}.  There is a much cited report by Anna Maria (Tolman) Pickford10 that the Salcombe Regis parish registers have a Thomas Tolman b. 1608 and that there is an actual record of his immigration on the Mary and John in 1635, but none of these claims have been able to be verified despite many exhaustive searches by several different researchers.

     Ebenezer Clap’s History of the Town of Dorchester  places Thomas Tolman as one of the ‘second group of emigrants’ in 1635.11  The First Church of Dorchester was able to convince a prominent puritan minister at Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Richard Mather,12 to emigrate and become their new congregational leader.  He arrived on the James from Bristol on 13 Aug 1635 and with him came many of his Lancashire congregation (100 passengers)13 which may have included Thomas Tolman and his wife Sarah.  Thomas Tolman probably emigrated to Dorchester 1635-1636; there is no proof that he actually came with Richard Mather on the James.

     Examination of the Lancaster parish registers (Toxteth Park is in the Lancaster parish) revealed a son Thomas,14 born to Issabel Towlming and Roger Parkenson in Lancaster, Lancashire on the 9th day of the twelfth month of 160815 (Lancaster is 40 miles north of Liverpool in Lancashire).  Issabel was born in 1588 in Lancaster to William and Elizabeth Towlminge.16

Figure 1. 1608 Baptismal record from St. Mary’s Church Parish Register, Church of England (Lancaster, Lancashire), FHL British Film 1526146, item 9 ‘Baptisms 1599-1837’. Translation of the key line (halfway down the illustration):

Thomas Towmng alias Parkenson filias (son of) Issable Towmng 9th (roman)

and Richard (Ric) Parkenson bapt

{No other baptism records were found for any permutations of the Tolman surname in the date range 1600-1635}.

 

     All this makes a fairly clear story that is consistent with the known references of the period.  TTFGC prefers another set of Somerset parents for Thomas, but if you can go along with Ebenezer Clap that Thomas Tolman was part of the second wave of emigrants, then it becomes an unnecessary reach to say he comes from Somerset—and a Lancashire origin is much more likely.  Many of the second wave who came with Mr. Mather and who married Tolmans were also from Lancashire—notably the Brecks.

     Most of the difficulty with this time period comes from the fact that there are few reliable records.  The early records were largely destroyed when the Thomas Millet house burned in 1657.  The City of Boston records are only a transcript and have been largely reconstructed, hence there are many omissions and many errors.  For example, there are 3 birth dates for Hannah Tolman, daughter of Thomas, in 1638, 1640 and 1642.  One is inclined to believe the 1638 birth since her death record in 1729 indicates she was 91 yrs.  Black presents a good argument that the 1642 birth record is actually the birth record of her brother John (christened 2 mos. later).  Maybe there was another Hannah born in 1640, but why would the parents name another child Hannah if the 1638 Hannah was still alive?  So I think we have to conclude the 1640 date is spurious.

 

Generation One

     1. Thomas Towmng/Touleman/Tolman (phonetically equivalent surnames) was probably born 6 Dec 1608 at Lancaster, Lancashire, England.17 He was christened 9 Dec the same year and died 18 Jun 1690 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, buried18 at Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts. He became a member of the Church in 1638 and was made freeman in 1640; he first settled on Pine Neck (Dorchester)19 and later moved to ‘the Great Lots’ (today Canton).  Thomas married (1) Sarah____ abt 1631 in England; she died20 7 Nov 1677 in Dorchester.

     Thomas and Sarah Tolman had seven children.21

+  2    i. MARY TOLMAN, born abt 1631/2 at Lancaster, Lancashire, England; died 14 Feb 1722/3 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

+  3   ii.  THOMAS TOLMAN, born 1 May 1633 of Lancaster, Lancashire, England; died 12 Sep 1718 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

+  4  iii.  SARAH TOLMAN, born abt 1636 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 8 Jun 1690 at Canton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.

+  5  iv.  HANNAH TOLMAN, born 27 Jul 1638 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and christened 27 Jul 1642 at Dorchester; died 4 Aug 1729 (at 91 yrs) at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.

+  6   v. JOHN TOLMAN, born 8 Apr 1642 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and christened 31 Jul 1642 at First Church of Dorchester; died 1 Jan 1724/5 (at 82 yrs).

+  7  vi. RUTH TOLMAN, born abt 1644 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 1 May 1681 at Dorchester.

+  8 vii. REBEKAH TOLMAN, born 6 Apr 1647 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 5 Mar 1684 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.

 

Generation Two

     2. Mary Tolman, born22,23 abt 1631/2 at Lancaster, Lancashire, England; died24 14 Feb 1722/3 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.  She married25 abt 1650 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Henry Collins son of Henry and Ann (Riall) Collins.26,27  He was born 29 Oct 1629 (and christened 4 Nov 1629) at Stepney, St. Dunstan, Middlesex, England.28  He died29 14 Oct 1722 (92 yrs) at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

     Henry and Mary (Tolman) Collins had six children.30,31

   9   i. HENRY COLLINS, born32,33 2 Oct 1651 at Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 16 Dec 1682 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.  He married34 (1) 3 Jan 1681 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Hannah Lamson daughter of William and Sarah (Ayers) Lamson.35   She was born36 1655 and died37 16 Dec 1782 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.  (One child) He married (2) 24 Jun 1685 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Sarah Heirs/Ayer daughter of John and Sarah (Williams) Ayre.38  She was born 17 Jan 1661 at Haverhill, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died 8 Jun 1754 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.39  (Nine children)

   10  ii. HANNAH COLLINS, born40 1 Feb 1660 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; died 27 Sep  1723 at Stonington, New London, Connecticut and is buried at the Cedar Swamp Cemetery in North Stonington.41  She married42 8 Jan 1677 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Thomas Brown Jr. son of Thomas and Mary (Newhall) Brown.43  He was born abt 1657 and died 27 Dec 1723 at Stonington, New London, Connecticut and is also interred in the Cedar Swamp Cemetery.

   11  iii. JOHN COLLINS, born44 19 Aug 1662 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; died45 29 Jan 1730 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.   He married46,47 (1) 3 Dec 1688 at Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Mary Burche daughter of George and Elizabeth (Foote) Burch.  She was born 26 Jul 1667 at Salem, Essex, Massachusetts and died after 1732 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.48  (Seven children)

   12  iv. SARAH COLLINS, born 9 Jan 1666 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; died 10 Aug 1747.49  She married 12 Nov 1685 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Moses Hudson son of Jonathan Hudson.  He was born50 15 Jul 1658 and died51 27 Jun 1738 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.  (Twelve children)

   13   v. REBECCA COLLINS, born 9 Jun 1668 and died 3 Feb 1743 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.52  She married 4 Mar 1691 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts John Newhall son of John and Elizabeth (Normanton) Newhall.53  He was born 11 Oct 1664 and died 3 May 1718 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.54

   14  vi. ELEAZER COLLINS, born 9 Oct 1673 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; died shortly before 3 Jul 1725 when his estate was settled.55  He married 23 Dec 1699 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Rebecka Newhall daughter of John and Elizabeth (Normanton) Newhall.  She was born 6 Dec 1670 and died 4 Apr 1739 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.56  (Five children)

     3. Thomas Tolman born 1 May 1633 of Lancaster, Lancashire, England; died 12 Sep 1718 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He married57 4 Nov 1664 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Elizabeth Johnson daughter of Richard and Alice Johnson.  He fought in King Phillips War.58

 

Figure 2. Gravestones of Thomas Tolman (1633-1718) right and Elizabeth Johnson Tolman (1638-1726) left at the Dorchester North Burying Ground (Upham’s Corners), Dorchester, Massachusetts; Inscriptions: ‘HERE LYES YE BODY/ OF ELIZABETH TOLMAN/ WIDOW OF THOMAS/ TOLMAN AGED 82/ YEARS DIED DECr / 14  1 7 2 6’ and ‘HERE LYES BURIED/ YE BODY OF THOMAS/ TOLMAN DECEASED/ SEPTEMBER YE/ 11th  DAY 1 7 1 8/ AGED ABOUT 85 YEARS’.

     Thomas and Elizabeth (Johnson) Tolman had five children.59

   15    i. THOMAS TOLMAN, born 3 Aug 1665 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 3 Feb 1724/5 and is buried60 at Canton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  He married61 abt 1688/9 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Experience Bliss Adams daughter of Henry and Mary (Pittee) Adams.  She was born62 9 Nov 1663 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died 15 May 1762 (at 99 yrs.), buried in Canton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  (8 children)

   16   ii. DANIEL TOLMAN, born abt 1668 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; died before 1670 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

   17  iii. MARY TOLMAN, born 26 Nov 1671 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 8 Mar 1759 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  She married 13 Dec 1689 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Ebenezer Crane son of Henry and Tabitha (Kinsley) Crane.  He was born 6 Aug 1665 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts and died 22 Dec 1716 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts. (12 children)

   18  iv. SAMUEL TOLMAN, born 11 Jun 1676 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died63 18 May 1738 (age 62) at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He married (1) 21 Nov 1704 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Experience Clap daughter of Desire and Sarah (Pond) Clapp.64  She was born 30 Nov 1683 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died65 9 Apr 1726 (at 43 yrs) at Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He married (2) 13 Mar 1727/8 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Patience Humfrey daughter of Isaake and Patience (Atherton) Humfrey.66  She was born67 19 Feb 1686 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts. (12 children w/Experience)

19   v. DANIEL TOLMAN, born 1 May 1679 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died68 30 Apr 1761 (at 82 yrs) at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He married 16 Apr 1708 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Sarah Humphries daughter of Hopestill and Elizabeth (Baker) Humphrys.  She was born 17 Sep 1686 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died 13 Jun 1774 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  (4 children)

     4. Sarah Tolman, born69 abt 1636 and christened 19 Apr 1638 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died70 after 1688. She married71 18 Mar 1858/9 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Henry Leadbetter.  He was born72 1632 in Hinckley, Leicester, England and died 20 Apr 1722 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; he married (2) 9 Mar 1691/2 at Dorchester Relief (Holland) (Howse) Foster as her third husband.73,74

     Henry and Sarah (Tolman) Leadbetter had eight children.75

20    i. SARAH LEADBETTER, born 20 Nov 1659 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 18 Dec 1696.  She married (1) 29 May 1684 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Henry Withington son of Richard and Elizabeth (Eliot) Withington.  He was born 2 Oct 1653 and died 2 Feb 1688 all at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.76  (Three children) She married (2) 2 Feb 1692 Ebenezer Holmes son of Nathaniel and Patience (Topliffe) Holmes.  He was born 1669 and died 1 Feb 1745 at Stoughton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.77  (Two daughters)  Ebenezer married (2) 1697 Mary Wales.

21   ii. KATHERINE LEADBETTER, born 28 Feb 1662 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 25 May 1739 probably in Dorchester.  She married 12 Jun 1684 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Ephraim Payson son of Edward and Mary (Eliot) Payson. (Nine children)

22  iii. HENRY LEADBETTER, born 16 Jul 1664 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 10 May 1689 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

23  iv. DELIVERANCE LEADBETTER, born 9 Apr 1666/7 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 16 Nov 1747 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  She married (1) 29 Nov 1693 Joseph Withington son of Richard and Elizabeth (Eliot) Withington (brother to sister Sarah’s husband).  (Three children) She married (2) 20 Dec 1703 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts John Trott son of Thomas and Sarah (Proctor) Trott.  (Two children)

24   v. RUTH LEADBETTER, born78 31 Mar 1669 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 4 Nov 1752.  She married 21 Nov 1704 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Isaac Humphrey son of Jonas and Martha Humphrey.  Isaac was constable of Dorchester in 1692.  (Five children)

25  vi. INCREASE LEADBETTER, born79 20 Jan 1672 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 10 Nov 1737 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He married 20 Jan 1701 Sarah Davenport daughter of Charles and Waitstill (Smith) Davenport.  She died 16 Jun 1734 and is buried in the Dorchester North Burying Ground with the Davenports.  (Six children)

26 vii. EBENEZER LEADBETTER, born 10 May 1676 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.   He married 29 Dec 1709 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Hannah (Abigail) Mason.  (Five children)

27viii. ISRAEL LEADBETTER, born 10 Oct 1678 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 15 Apr 1776 (age 97).  He married80 (1) abt 1712 Mary Trott daughter of Thomas and Ann Trott.  She was born81 23 Jan 1682 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died 28 Jan 1745 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He married (2) 1 Jan 1746 (widow) Mrs. Ruth Robinson. (Five children with Mary)

     5. Hannah Tolman, born82 27 Jul 1638 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and christened 27 Jul 1642 at Dorchester; died 4 Aug 1729 (at 91 yrs)83 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  She married84 (1) 14 Dec 1661 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts George Lyon.85  They were admitted to the Dorchester Church in 1668 and to the Milton Church in 1681.  He was born 164086 of Dorchester and died 6 Oct 1690 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.87  He fought in King Phillip’s War at Punka-poag. She married (2) 22 Nov 1693 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts William Blake of Dorchester.88   He was christened 6 Sep 1620 at Pitminster, Somerset, England and died89 25 Jan 1703 (age 83) at Milton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.90  He married (1) abt 1649 Ann ____ and kept an inn in Milton, Massachusetts.  (Eleven children with Ann)91

     George and Hannah (Tolman) Lyon had five children.92

28    i. GEORGE LYON, born93 16 Dec 1662 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 26 Oct 1694.  He married 14 Feb 1687/8 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts Thankful Babcock daughter of Robert and Joanna (Phillips) Babcock.  She was born 18 Feb 1669 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  She married94 (2) 6 Aug 1701 Richard Smith, Sr. and she paid her former mother-in-law to raise her children with George. (Four children)

29   ii. THOMAS LYON, born95 10 Mar 1665 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 9 Feb 1750 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He married 23 Oct 1690 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Joanna Payson.

30  iii. HENRY LYON, born96 6 Jun 1670 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 23 Dec 1696 at Canada.  He was a part of the Dorchester Company of Capt. John Withington’s Company to Quebec City as part of the campaign against New France in 1690.97

31  iv. HANNAH LYON, born98 14 Nov 1673 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts; died99 20 Aug 1745 at Preston, New London, Connecticut and is buried at Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold, New London, Connecticut.  She married100 19 Dec 1694 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts Moses Belcher. He was born 1672 and died 1729 and is also buried at Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold, New London, Connecticut.  (Two children)

32   v. EDWARD LYON, born101 22 Sep 1678 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts; died102 26 Jul 1695 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.

     6. John Tolman, born 8 Apr 1642 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and christened103 31 Jul 1642 at First Church of Dorchester; died104 1 Jan 1724/5 (at 82 yrs).  He was a wheelwright and a Freeman by 1678 at Lynn.105  He fought106 in King Phillip’s War serving with Captain Henchman; he fought Indians in the battle at Weehason Pond in May 1676.  He married107,108 (1) 30 Sep 1666 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Elizabeth Collins109 daughter of Henry and Ann (Riall) Collins of Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  She was born abt 1648 and died at Dorchester 7 Oct 1690.110  He married111 (2) 15 Jun 1692 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Mary Breck a widow and daughter of Edward and Isabel (Rigby) Breck of Dorchester.112  She was born 1648, was christened 13 Aug 1648 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died there 25 Aug 1720.  She married (1) 9 Jan 1666/7 Samuel Paul who died 3 Nov 1690 (age 56) at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.113

     John and Elizabeth (Collins) Tolman had nine children.114,115

33    i. ELIZABETH TOLMAN, born 14 Dec 1667 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  She married 28 Oct 1692 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Moses Heirs son of Moses and Bethiah (Miller) Heirs/Ayres.  He was born 10 Sep 1667 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died 11 Aug 1761 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  (4 children)

34   ii. JOHN TOLMAN, born 6 Apr 1671 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 23 Oct 1759 (at 89 yrs).  He married116 (1) 1 Feb 1696/7 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Susanna Breck daughter of John and Susanna Breck.  She was born 9 Nov 1678 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died 20 Feb 1712/3 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He married (2) 1 Apr 1714 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Elizabeth White; she was born abt 1679 and died 25 Jun 1768 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  (7 children with Susanna and 4 with Elizabeth)

35  iii. JOSEPH TOLMAN, born 6 Sep 1674 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 26 Jan 1760 (at 86 yrs).

36  iv. BENJAMIN TOLMAN, born 28 Nov 1676 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died …  He married (1) 28 Dec 1703 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Ruth Fletcher.  She was born abt 1680 of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died 16 Feb 1705 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He married (2) 4 Aug 1709 at Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Elizabeth Perry daughter of William and Elizabeth (Lobdell) Perry.  She was born 1688 at Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts and had married (1) Bezeleel Palmer.  (1 child with Ruth and 10 with Elizabeth)

37   v. HENRY TOLMAN, born117 4 Mar 1679 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died118 18 Sep 1759 at Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.  He married119 1705 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Hannah H. Faerweather born abt 1684 and died120 11 Nov 1735 at Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.  (11 children)

38  vi. ANN TOLMAN, born121 1 Feb 1681 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  She married122 8 May 1704 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Caleb Ray.

39 vii. EBENEZER TOLMAN, born 27 Mar 1683 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.   He married (1) 31 Aug 1704 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Mary Chamberline daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Chamberline.  She was born abt 1683 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  He married123 (2) 18 Aug 1716 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts  Rebecca Burroughs daughter of (Rev.) George and Hannah (Fisher) Burroughs.  She was chr 12 Apr 1674 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died 15 Jul 1730 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.124  She had married125 (1)1 Dec 1698 at Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Isaac Fowle. (2 children with Mary and 2 with Rebecca)

40viii. RUTH TOLMAN, born 1 Jul 1685 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  She married126 (1) 18 Jan 1711/2 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Joseph Butt son of Richard and Deliverance (Hoppin) Butt.  He was born 14 Mar 1684 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died Apr 1713 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and is buried127 at Dorchester North Burying Ground.  She married (2) 20 Jan 1714/5 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts John Robinson.  No issue.

41  ix. WILLIAM TOLMAN, born 2 Sep 1687 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died bef 1722.   He married (1) 2 Jul 1713 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Lydia Farr born 2 Sep 1687 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He married (2) Experience ____; she was born abt 1687.  (3 children with Lydia and 1 with Experience)

     7. Ruth Tolman, chr128 7 Dec 1644 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died129 1 May 1681 at Dorchester.  She married130 7 Dec 1667 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Isaac Royall/Riall/Ryal of Dorchester son of William and Phebe (Green) Royall.131  He built the First Church of Dorchester for £200.132  He was born abt 1640 at North Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts and died133 7 Jun 1739 (age 67) at Boston, Suffolk.  He married134 (2) 1681 Waitstill Spurr daughter of Robert and Anne Spurr.  She was chr135 24 Dec 1665 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died 29 Nov 1732 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.136,137  (Five more children with Waitstill)

     Isaac and Ruth (Tolman) Royall had five children.138,139

42    i. RUTH ROYAL, born 2 Nov 1668 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 27 Jun 1750 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts and is buried at Milton Cemetery.140  She married141 10 Feb 1687/8 at at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts Timothy Crehore son of Teague Crehore.  He was born 18 Oct 1666 and died 15 Aug 1739 (age 72) at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.142

43   ii. MARY ROYAL, born 8 Sep 1670 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died143 23 Dec 1751 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  She married144 20 Sep 1696 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts John Bird son of John and Elizabeth (Williams) Bird.145  He was born 26 Dec 1670 and died 5 Aug 1745 all at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.146

44  iii. ANNA ROYAL, chr147 1 Nov 1677 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; probably died young.148

45  iv. SAMUEL ROYAL, born149 21 Jul 1677 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts and moved as a young man to Rhode Island; he was a coroner there.  He died150 13 Jan 1743 (age 64) at Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island.  He married151 6 Jan 1704 at Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island Hannah Reynolds152 daughter of Nathaniel and Priscilla (Brackett) Reynolds.153 ,154  She was born 1681 and died155 at Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island 25 Jan 1749 (age 68).  (At least two daughters)

46   v. WILLIAM ROYAL, born156 17 Mar 1679/80 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died157 15 Nov 1702.

     8. Rebecca Tolman, born 6 Apr 1647 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 5 Mar 1684 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  She married158 1673 at Massachusetts James Tucker son of Robert and Elizabeth (Allen) Tucker.159,160  James Tucker was a close friend of his brother-in-law George Lyon; they bought land together south and east of the Neponset River.161  He was born 1640 of Weymouth, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts and died162 5 Mar 1717/8 (at 71 yrs) at Weymouth, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.

     James and Rebecca (Tolman) Tucker had five children.163,164,165

47    i.  REBECCA TUCKER, born166 1 Nov 1673 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  She married167 9 Mar 1715 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts Ephraim Willson of Dedham.  His parents may have been Henry and Mary (Metcalf) Wilson of Dedham; he may also have married (1) 12 Dec 1706 at Dedham Joanna Gay.168

48   ii. EXPERIENCE TUCKER, born169 19 Aug 1676 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts; probably died170 6 Dec 1700 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

49  iii. JAMES TUCKER, born171 10 Apr 1680 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts; died172 22 Dec 1750 (at 71 yrs) at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts and is buried at the Milton Cemetery.  He married173 24 Sep 1707 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts Sarah Baker daughter of John and Abigail Baker.  She was born174 3 Aug 1682 at Dedham, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts and died175 16 Sep 1756 (at 74 yrs) at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.

50  iv. EBENEZER TUCKER, born176 20 May 1682 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts; died 8 Jun 1721 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  He married177,178 12 Dec 1706 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts Jemima Daniel daughter of John and Dorothy (Babcock) Daniels.179  She was born 6 Sep 1683 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts and died 11 Feb 1762 at Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts.  Jemima married (2) 24 Oct 1733 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts Henry Vose.180,181   (Six children with Ebenezer)

51   v. SARAH TUCKER, born182 14 Sep 1684 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  She probably married183 21 Apr 1720 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts Thomas Heren/Herrin of Dedham.184

 

NOTES

1. Black, Harrison M.D. The Ancestry of Frances Maria Goodman (1829-1912) (Boston, MA: Newbury Street Press, 2001), pp. 493-497. [Black]

2. Mower, Lyman The Ancestry of Calvin Robinson Mower (1840-1927) (Salem, MA: Higginson, 2004), pp. 610-625. [Mower]

3. Sumner, Edith Bartlett Ancestry of Edward Wales Blake and Clarissa Matilda Glidden with Ninety Allied Families (Los Angeles, CA: E. B. Sumner, 1948), 7, 85, 158-60, 244-5. [Sumner]

4. ‘Tolman Genealogy…Compiled by materials furnished by members of the family’, [The New England Historical and Genealogical Register] hereafter The Register, vol. 14 (1860), pp. 247-260. [The Register]

5. Ackerman, Herbert S. Thomas Tolman (Ridgewood, New Jersey: Ackerman, 1953), p. 1-4; { Ackerman}

6. Tolman, Gerald Lee ‘The Descendants of Thomas Tolman (1608), 2006 edition, typescript; FHL: 929.273 T584t 2006 v.1 and online at FamilySearch.org. [TTFGC]

7. Spear, Burton W. Search for the Passengers of the Mary and John 1630, vol. 9, Terry thru Wolcott (Toledo, OH: Burton Spear, 1987), pp. 25-334.

8. First Church (Dorchester, Mass.) ‘Records of the First Church of Dorchester, 1636-1734’ (Boston: G. H. Ellis, 1891), p 4.

9. Anderson, Robert Charles ‘The Mary and John: Developing Objective Criteria for a Synthetic Passenger List’ The Register, vol. 137 (1993), pp. 148-161 and ‘The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633’ (Boston: NEHGS, 1995-).

10. Pickford, Ann Maria (Tolman) ‘Needham Branch of the Tolman Family’ in Dedham Historical Register, vol. V, pp. 42-44 (1894); there are a number of following articles in vol. V and VI which delineate the descendants of Thomas Tolman’s gson Thomas (md. Experience Clap). She introduces the patriarch Thomas Tolman, but does not describe descendants from generation 2 or 3.

11. Clap, Ebenezer History of the Town of Dorchester (Boston, MA: Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, 1859), pp. 100-103; and online at Ancestry.com.

12. Ibid, p.128; Mather began teaching  at Toxteth at age 15, attended Oxford, was ordained by the Bishop of Chester and was suspended for non-conformity in 1633.

13. Blake, James Annals of the Town of Dorchester, Number Two – 1750 (Boston: David Clap, Jr., 1846), p. 13; there came with Richard Mather ‘a Great Number of Godly people’ (100 passengers).

14. Parish Registers for St. Mary’s Church, Lancaster, Baptisms 1599-1837; FHL British Film 1526146, item 9.

15. This is bizarrely in agreement with the baptism date published in Pickford, Ann Maria (Tolman) ‘Needham Branch of the Tolman Family’ in Dedham Historical Register, vol. V, pp. 109-111 (1894); claims Salcombe Regis Parish Register as source, but this is specious. Perhaps Pickford got the date from the family or family records? Baptism date is also mentioned in Ackerman, p. 1 (no source, probably got it from Pickford).

16. The Lancashire line was first discovered and published by genealogist Loa Dawn Glade in the ‘Thomas Tolman Family Newsletter’ September 1992, pp. 5-9. See also Glade, Loa Don Hofhine Thomas Touleman (1608): Progenitor of the Tolman family in American, came in 1635, and direct-line descendants (Murray, Utah: Family Heritage Publishers, 2005); online at FamilySearch. She claims the baptismal day of ‘9th day of the 12th month 1608’ comes from the reconstructed records of Dorchester. This author has not been able to confirm this.

17. Parish Registers for St. Mary’s Church, Lancaster, Baptisms 1599-1837; FHL British Film 1526146, item 9.

18. Burial at Canton Corner Cemetery; online at Findagrave.com, #136388140, birth and death years (accessed 1 Nov 2014).

19. The original Tolman property is today part of Garvey Park in Dorchester, South Boston [south of Tolman Street, off Neponset Avenue and just west of Rt. 93 (Southeast Expy)]; John Tolman (b. 1642) and his heirs lived here for more than 200 years.

20. ‘Katherine’ Tolman death, 1677: –probably an error, should be ‘Sarah’.  There is no mention of a Katherine Tolman, wife of Thomas in the record except in Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004); there is no marriage record or any other record for a Katherine (Torrey only mentions the 1677 death date) and there is no other death date for Sarah.

21. Clap, Ebenezer History of the Town of Dorchester (Boston, MA: Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, 1859), p. 138; the children of Thomas and Sarah are listed with the names of their spouses.  He was paid a £1 bounty for killing a wolf in 1654 (p. 183).

22. Black and Sumner have Mary as the youngest child of Thomas and Sarah/’Katherine’, christened 20 May 1651 [for this they cite the Winifred Lovering Holman papers at NEHGS, Mss.AH.63 (20 pages), which were unfindable, called ‘lost’, by librarians at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society library in 2014].  A birth for Mary close to her mythical christening is incompatible with the data.   Her son Henry tertius Collens was born in 1651 and her husband Henry secundus Collins was born in 1629; this date is supported by his death date at 1722 (age 92), and all of which also argues for an earlier-than-1635 birthdate for Mary.  Mower has her born ‘abt 1642’ (no ref), but married to the wrong Collins. TTFGC has her born ‘abt 1640’, no source (probably calculated from the birth of the first child which they have as 1661, an error vide infra).

23. Martino, Caroline and Lindberg, Marcia ‘Henry Collins of Lynn and his Descendants’ The Essex Genealogist , Vol 10, No. 3 (1990), pp. 145-152, No. 4 (1990), 198-207 and Vol. 11, No. 1 (1991), 17-26; hereafter Martino/Lindberg.  Mary, the youngest child of Thomas and Katherine’ was an unfortunate choice of words (Vol. 10, p. 199); what they really mean is ‘Mary, the oldest child of Thomas and Sarah’, because they make a convincing argument that Mary was born abt 1631/2.  That would mean born at Lancashire in the Church of England records (Richard Mather was not unchurched as a nonconformist until 1633).

24. Mary Collins death: Massachusetts Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Lynn Vital Record Transcripts; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 3 Nov 2014).

25. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), p. 173; mentions they married in Lynn, no date.

26. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 10, p. 145 and references therein.

27. Mower, p. 647 has husband Richard Collins with different parents, but no sources.

28. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 10, p. 145 and references therein.

29. Henry Collins death (age 92): Massachusetts Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, online at Ancestry.com (accessed 3 Jun 2014).

30. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 11 (1991), pp 17-18 and references therein.

31. TTFGC has seven children in this family.  The extra one is a Tabitha/Tabatha Collins, b. 1663.  This author can find no support for the existence of this child; there is a Tabatha Collins born to ‘Henry and Sarah Collins chr 1702 in Lynn’ (FHL Film 0397791, Mass., Births and Christenings).

32. Henry ‘Collens’ birth: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, FHL Film 877468; father Henry Collins; online at FamilySearch (accessed 5 Nov 2014); TTFGC has the same day and month, but 1661 (typo?).

33. Henry Collins birth, in’1650’: American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Vol. 32, p. 346; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 5 Nov 2014).

34. Collins/Lamson marriage: Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850, FHL Film 0877736-7 (Lynn, Mass. Marriages); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 2 Nov 2014).

35. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 11, p. 17 (cites Lynn Vital Records).

36. Hannah Lamson birth: U. S. and International Marriage Records 1560-1900, database online at Ancestry.com (accessed 6 Nov 2014).

37. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 11, p. 17 (cites Zaccheus Collins Diary).

38. Williams, Cornelia B., Anna Perkins Williams and Frederick G. Williams Descendants of John Williams of Newbury and Haverhill, Mass., 1600-1764 (Chicago, IL: 1925), p.21.

39. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 11, p. 17 and Millennium File: Sarah Ayer; database online at Ancestry.com (accessed 2 Nov 2014).

40. NOTE: there is a large unexplained gap between the births of Henry and Hannah.

41. Burial at Cedar Swamp Cemetery; online at Findagrave.com, #41776214 (accessed 7 Nov 2014).

42. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 191, p. 199 (cites Lynn Vital Records).

43. Brown, Cyrus Henry Brown Genealogy II Part 1 (Boston, MA: Everett Press, 1915), p. 15.

44. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 191, p. 199 (cites Lynn Vital Records).

45. John Collins death: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Nov 2014).

46. Collins/Burche marriage: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Nov 2014).

47. TTFGC reports that this John Collins (b. 1662) married (2) Elizabeth Barnard, but that John was born 1673; see U. S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Nov 2014) and ‘Wright/Reit Family Tree’, owner josfamilygenealogy, trees.ancestry.com/tree/14501376 (accessed 7 Nov 2014).

48. ‘Collins Family Tree’, owner: maples22, trees.ancestry.com/tree/7567818, no sources (accessed 7 Nov 2014).

49. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 10, p. 199 (cites Lynn Vital Records).

50. Moses Hudson birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, names father; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Nov 2014).

51. Moses Hudson death: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Nov 2014).

52. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 10, p. 199 (cites Lynn Vital Records).

53. ‘The Newhall Family of Lynn’ Historical Collections of Essex Institute, XVIII (Salem, MA: Essex Inst. Press, 1881), cited in Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 11, p. 18.

54. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 11, p. 18 and references therein.

55. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 11, p. 18 (cites Collins diary).

56. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 11, p. 18 and references therein.

57. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), p. 746.

58. Bodge, George Madison Soldiers in King Philip’s War (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1991) p. 94.

59. The family structure here is identical to that presented in TTFGC with the addition of sources and other details; see also for Thomas and Elizabeth (Collins) Tolman, Pickford, Ann Maria (Tolman) ‘Needham Branch of the Tolman Family’ in Dedham Historical Register, vol. V, pp. 109-111 (1894) and references therein.

60. Burial at Canton Corner Cemetery; online at Findagrave.com, #26829281, says ‘in ye 35th year of his age’ on the stone, ‘5’ is misread as ‘3’ (accessed 1 Nov 2014).

61. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), p. 746.

62. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at Ancestry.com (accessed 3 Nov 2014).

63. Burial at Dorcester North Burying Ground; online at Findagrave.com, #33905097, birth and death dates and parentage (accessed 1 Nov 2014).

64. Clap, Roger Memoirs of Capt. Roger Clap (Boston, Massachusetts: 1731, B. Green), p. 61.

65. Burial at Dorchester North Burying Ground; online at Findagrave.com, #20757025, birth and death dates as well as parentage, one son (Wm) and a sib named (accessed 1 Nov 2014).

66. Mower, p. 615 and American Marriages before 1699; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 8 Nov 2014).

67. Patience Humfrey birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 8 Nov 2014).

68. Burial at Dorchester North Burying Ground; online at Findagrave.com, #75124333, birth and death dates (accessed 1 Nov 2014).

69. Sarah Tolman birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; Bridgewater Births, names parents and Dorchester, but no date; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 9 Nov 2014).  TTFGC has ‘abt 1636’ as does Black (cites Dorchester Vital Records), and Sumner has ‘abt 1642’.

70. Black, p. 495 and Sumner, p. 159 agree she was alive in 1688 (cite Torrey; that is when her father’s will was made); TTFGC has a 1690 date, no source.

71. Leadbetter/Tolman marriage: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 0 Nov 2014).

72. See Black, p. 301 (1718 deposition where he stated he was 86 yrs old).

73. Black, p. 301-305 and references cited therein; Sumner, p. 158 and references cited therein; and Mower, p. 614 and references cited therein.

74. See also: Dowse, William Bradford Homer Lawrence Dowse of Legbourne, England his ancestors, descendants and connections (Boston: unknown, 1926), p. 115.

75. Black, p. 301-305 and references cited therein; Sumner, p. 158 and references cited therein.  Both references are nicely sourced, with Black having more detail.  TTFGC has basically the same information but with less detail and with many little errors in spelling and dates.

76. ‘Vincent Leaves’, owner RFlameBird, trees.ancestry.com/tree/9691917, no sources (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

77. ‘Somers Moore Worden Draper’, owner JuanitaRW1933, trees.ancestry.com/tree/21488540, no sources (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

78. Ruth Leadbetter birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Roxbury births; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Nov 2014); TTFGC has the birth incorrectly in 1666.

79. Increase Leadbetter birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Dorchester births; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 8 Nov 2014).  Black and Sumner disagree on the birth year.

80. Black, p. 303 and ‘Smith Family Tree’, owner julich1, trees.ancestry.com/tree/13387781, no sources (accessed 10 Nov 2014).

81. Mary Trott birth: ‘Marriages, Births and Deaths in Dorchester, Mass. 1648-1683’ The Register Vol. 16 (1682), p. 156; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 8 Nov 2014).

82. Hannah birth 27 Jul 1640: Births, Marriages, deaths 1631-1844, Massachusetts, Town Clerk of Dorchester, Suffolk, FamilySearch online image 3/349 (accessed 9 Jun 2014); Hannah birth 27 May 1842: Dorchester Births, Marriages, Deaths to the end of 1825, A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1890), p. 4.

83. A Record of Deaths in Dorchester, p. 190, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, database-on-line at Ancestry.com (accessed 29 Apr 2014).

84. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), p. 481.

85. Lyons, Albert Brown Lyon Memorial: Massachusetts Families of William, Peter, George Lyon (Detroit, MI: William Graham, 1905), pp. 369-373. (hereafter Lyons).

86. No parents for George Lyon.  Some have suggested William and Sarah (Ruggles) Lyon (but Sarah was born 1629 which makes her 11 at George’s birth and Lyons does not list George as a son of Wm), others have suggested Richard and Mary Margaret (Frye) Lyon (but Margaret was born 1590 which makes her 50 at George’s birth); both at FamilySearch.org/tree and Millenium File.  World Family Tree has him born at Little Baddow, Essex {‘JWPrescott Family Tree’, owner johnnydk01, trees.ancestry.com/tree/12843783, cite World family tree, no source cited (accessed 13 Nov 2014)}.  Lyons (p. 369) suggests he came from Essex, England.  This needs more work.

87. Lyons, TTFGC; Cf. Sumner, p. 245 and Black, p. 495 (has parentage of George wrong, mother marrying son).

88. Stott, Clifford ‘Humphrey Blake (1494-1558) and his Descendants in New England and South Carolina: Blake, Richards, Selleck, Torrey, and Wolcott’ The Register, vol 163 (2009), pp. 278-295 and references cited therein.

89. William Blake death: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Nov 2014).

90. Ibid. and Blake, p. 7 and Register, p. 247.

91. Sumner, p. 7 and references therein.

92. The family structure here is identical to that presented in TTFGC and Lyons; Black has 3 children in the family (not named), and Sumner has 6 children (not named).

93. George Lyon birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Dorchester Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1631-1844; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

94. Lyons, p. 370-1 and references therein.

95. Thomas Lyon birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Dorchester Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1631-1844; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

96. Henry Lyon birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Milton Vital Record Transcripts, p. 44; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

97. Lyons, p. 372 and ‘Phips’ Expeditions against New France’ at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

98. Hannah Lyon birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Milton Vital Record Transcripts, p. 44; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

99. Burial at Pachaug Cemetery ; online at Findagrave.com, #11639497, birth and death dates (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

100. U. S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p. 60; at Milton, gives lifespan years and death location; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 13 Nov 2014); Lyons has Hannah married in 1690 to Abijah Baker. Abijah was indeed married to a Hannah in Medway, Suffolk (now Norfolk) Mass., but there is no evidence that this was our Hannah Lyon and there are also several Hannah Lyons in Suffolk County in this period (author has found no marriage record).

101. Edward Lyon birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Milton Vital Record Transcripts, p. 44; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

102. Lyons, p. 372.

103. Records of the First Church of Dorchester 1636-1734 (Boston, MA: G. H. Ellis, 1891), 3 and Stott, Clifford L., ‘Humphrey Blake and his Descendants..’ The Register 163 (2009), pp. 278-295.

104. Dorchester Inscriptions, p. 257, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011, Vol. 5 (1851) database-on-line at Ancestry.com (accessed 1 May 2014).

105. Will of John Tolman (transcription) made 24 Dec 1772; online at Findagrave.com, #20756655; also contains brief bio and lists children (accessed 1 Nov 2014).

106. Bodge, George Madison Soldiers in King Philip’s War (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1991) p. 58, 265.

107. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), p. 746.

108. ‘Toleman/Collens’ marriage: Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850, FHL Film 0877736-7 (Lynn, Mass. Marriages); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 29 Oct 2014).

109. Not to be confused with Elizabeth Collins, b. 8 Apr 1648, Salem, Mass.; dau of Francis and Hannah (Cockerill) Collins of Salem, married William Reeves of Salem (cf Bowman/Sanders Family Tree, owner: GedMatch A072539, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 8541159 (accessed 4 Jun 2014).

110. Martino/Lindberg; John Tolman is listed as the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Johnson) Tolman—this is the wrong Thomas—the authors cite The Register, which has it correct [it should be Thomas and Sarah Tolman; the Thomas who married Elizabeth Johnson is John’s brother].

111. Dorchester births, marriages, deaths: (Twenty-first report) A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1891), p. 101.

112. Willcox, Doris Schreiber ‘Edward1 Breck’s Baptismal Record and Identification of his ‘Daughter Blake’ ’ The Register 164 (2010), pp. 175-183 and references cited therein.

113. Ibid. and Dorchester Inscriptions, p. 257, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011, Vol. 5 (1851) database-on-line at Ancestry.com (accessed 1 May 2014).

114. The family structure here is identical to that presented in TTFGC with the addition of sources and other details.

115. Martino/Lindberg.

116. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), p. 746.

117. Henry Tolman birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

118. Burial at Bristol County, Massachusetts; online at Findagrave.com, #82878404 (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

119. ‘KNOWLTON Family Tree 5059 syncd’, owner: barknow1, trees.ancestry.com/tree/43225436 (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

120. See online at Findagrave.com, #82878404 (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

121. Ann Tolman birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

122. Ray/Tolman marriage: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

123. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), p. 746.

124. ‘Farrell’s of Newfoundland & Cape Breton 2013(1)’, owner darcy32189, trees.ancestry.com/tree/73899453 and references therein (accessed 14 Nov 2014).

125. Tolman/Fowles marriage: Massachusetts, Marriages 1695-1910, FHL Film 818093; online at FamilySearch (accessed 14 Nov 2014).

126. Butt/Tolman marriage: Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850, FHL Film 0740996 (Vital Recs and Indexes for Dorchester, Mass.); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 2 Nov 2014).

127.  Burial at Dorchester North Burying Ground; online at Findagrave.com, #66840781 (accessed 3 Nov 2014).

128. Black, p. 496 discussion and Millenium File, database online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

129. ‘Marriages, Births, and Deaths in Dorchester, Mass. 1648-1683’ The Register, Vol. 16, April 1862, p. 155.

130. Martino/Lindberg, Vol. 10, p. 146.

131. Cf Goodman, p. 496 and references cited therein.

132. Black and references therein, p. 496.

133. ‘Dorchester Inscriptions’ The Register, Vol. 5 (1851), p. 256, his gravestone says 1737; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Nov 2014); most histories have his death in 1727 (including Harris vide infra who also reproduces the gravestone inscription).

134. U. S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, database online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

135. Waitstill Spurr christening:  Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, FHL Film 833385; online at FamilySearch.com (accessed 23 Nov 2014).

136. TTFGC; and Goodman and references cited therein.

137. Harris, Edward Doubleday The New England Royalls (Boston, MA: David Clapp & Son, 1885), pp. 4-18; this is a well-sourced and nicely detailed history of the Royalls, and indispensable in sorting out the family (hereafter Harris).

138. ‘Marriages, Births, and Deaths in Dorchester, Mass. 1648-1683’ The Register, Vol. 16, April 1862, p. 155; birthdates (Julian, many wrong) of all children of ‘Isack Ryal’; no Anna.

139.  Harris, p. 15.

140. Burial at Milton Cemetery; online at Findagrave.com, #29126404 (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

141. Crehore/Riol marriage: Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, database online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

142. Burial at Milton Cemetery; online at Findagrave.com, #21164933 (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

143. Mary Bird death: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, spouse John Bird is named; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

144. Bird/Ryall marriage: Clemens, William Montgomery American Marriages before 1699 (Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

145. ‘Blair, Davis, Card, Haley Family Tree’, owner DonaldBlair453, trees.ancestry.com/tree/6911680, some sources (accessed 12 Nov 2014).

146. …Cannot rule out that she may have married (1) 2 Feb 1691/2 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Ebenezer Withington/Withenton {Withenton/Royal marriage: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004)}.  Possible divorce?—this author could find no 1690s deathdate for him, but did find a Dorchester burial for him in 1729.  There are other Mary Royalls of the right age for whom there is no known marriage, i. e. Mary Royal, dau of Samuel (Wm1) Royal, b. 17 Feb 1665 Boston (see Harris, p. 9).

147. Anna Ryall christening: Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, FHL Film 833385; online at FamilySearch (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

148. Not included in Harris, p. 15.

149. Samuel Riall birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

150. Samuel Royall death: Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950, FHL Film 912787 and Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, Vol. VI, Part 1: Bristol County, births, marriages, deaths; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Nov 2014).

151. Harris, p. 17.

152. ‘Samuel and Hannah Royal’ are residents of Rhode Island in 1723 [Arnold, James Newell Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850 (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912), p. 262.

153. ‘Susan Family Tree’, owner susan_hartline, trees.ancestry.com/tree/8269510, no sources (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

154. A cousin of this Samuel Royal—Samuel Royal (William2 William1), b. 1696, married 19 Oct 1719 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Priscilla Adams and later moved to Maine.  [Royal/Adams marriage: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988]; see Harris, pp. 16-18; TTFGC and many others have it wrong.

155. Hannah Royall death: Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, Vol. VI, Part 1: Bristol County, births, marriages, deaths; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Nov 2014).

156. William Ryall birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

157. Ibid.

158. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

159. ‘Reese Family Tree’, owner Ladywaterfall, trees.ancestry.com/tree/65547586, no sources and ‘Ninegar Family Tree’, owner CaKaNiKr, trees.ancestry.com/tree/51487499, some sources (accessed 10 Nov 2014).

160. ‘Hayden Family Tree’, owner westlakedave, trees.ancestry.com/tree/7916734, some sources and more complete than most others (accessed 8 Nov 2014).

161. Lyon, p. 369.

162. Edmund West, compiler, Family Data Collection-Individual Records; database online at Ancestry.com. (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

163. Tucker, Ephraim Genealogy of the Tucker family from various authentic sources (Worcester, MA: F. S. Blanchard, 1895), p. 27. (hereafter Tucker).

164. The Milton Vital Records transcript vide infra lists the births of 4 of James Tucker’s children; Experience is not listed and an Elizabeth is listed but without naming her father.

165. Most genealogies of the James Tucker family list an additional daughter Elizabeth (see Black, TTFGC, Tucker); the evidence indicates that this is incorrect.  The Reese, Ninegar and Hayden Family Trees vide supra indicate that the brothers James and Manasseh Tucker of Milton both had daughters named Elizabeth and sons named Ebenezer.  The record indicates {Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Milton Vital Records transcript, online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014)} that the two Ebenezers were born 18 mos. apart and their parentage is identified (James’ Ebenezer was born May 1682 and Manasseh’s Dec 1683).  There is, however, only one Elizabeth in the record with an unknown father.  But this father cannot be James as there would only be 5 mos between the birth of Elizabeth and James’ Ebenezer.   Therefore the Elizabeth born 18 Dec 1681 in Milton is the daughter of Manassah and Waitstill (Smith) Tucker {‘Elizebeth’ Tucker birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Milton Vital Records transcript, p. 63}.  She married 14 Jan 1701 at Roxbury John Payson/Person {Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Roxbury Marriages and ‘Thacher’s Record of Marriages at Milton’ The Register, vol. 36, p. 304}.  The Register citation also identifies this Elizabeth Tucker as the daughter of Manasseh Tucker. There is no other record of an Elizabeth Tucker born in this date range in Milton.

166. ‘Rebeca’ Tucker birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

167. Willson/Tucker marriage: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

168. Willson/Gay marriage: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988a, Dedham Births, Marriages, Deaths, cannot find a death for her before 1715; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 13 Nov 2014).

169. ‘Marriages, Births, and Deaths in Dorchester, Mass. 1648-1683’ The Register, Vol. 16, April 1862, p. 157.

170. TTFGC has Experience’s death in 1682 (the author can find no supporting record).  Tucker has her being admitted to full communion in 1697 (p. 27) and Ancestral File at FamilySearch (Pedigree Resource File) has her death in 1700 (no source given).

171. James Tucker birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

172. Burial at Milton Cemetery; online at Findagrave.com, #21177021 (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

173. Tucker/Baker marriage: Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850, FHL Film 0945618, record states she was from Dedham; database online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

174. Sarah Baker birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Dedham Births, Marriages, and Deaths; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 8 Nov 2014).

175. Burial at Milton Cemetery; online at Findagrave.com, #40211999 (accessed 11 Nov 2014).

176. Ebenezer Tucker birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).  James’ brother Manassah also had a son named Ebenezer (b. 17 Dec 1683 in Milton), Milton Vital Records Transcript; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

177. Ebenezer Tucker marriage: There are two Ebenezer Tuckers of Milton and both married in 1706/7; one to Jane Clapp (son of Manasseh) and the other to Jemima Daniel (son of James); ‘Thacher’s Record of Marriages at Milton’ The Register, vol. 36, p. 304; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Nov 2014). The other Ebenezer, son of Manassah and Waitstill (Sumner) Tucker married Jean/Jane Clapp daughter of Ezra and Experience (Houghton) Clapp.  She was born 1686 and died 17 Feb 1743 at Milton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), Massachusetts.  Ebenezer and his wife Jean Clapp Tucker are buried at Milton Cemetery; online at Findagrave.com, #21158257 and #21165142 (accessed 4 Nov 2014).  (Four children).

178. Willson/Gay marriage: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Dedham Births, Marriages, Deaths; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

179. Jemima Daniel data: Ancestral File on FamilySearch (HQW8-28), accessed 10 Nov 2014. Supporting the choice of Ebenezer Tucker, son of James, as her spouse is the fact that two of their six children were named after members of James Tucker’s family: his sister Experience and his mother Rebecca.

180. ‘Wheeler Family Tree’, owner Kdecker973, trees.ancestry.com/tree/31719115, sources (accessed 8 Nov 2014).

181. Vose, Ellen F. Robert Vose and his Descendants (Boston, MA: Privately printed, 1932), p. 15; names Jemina’s parentage and both husbands.

182. Sarah Tucker birth: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

183. Heren/Tucker marriage: Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850, FHL Film 0945618; database online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2014).

184. Tucker, p. 33; also has Thomas Heren (using same marriage record) married to another Sarah Tucker, dau of Benjamin2 (Benjamin1, Robert) of Roxbury born 1696.  Others have this Sarah Tucker of Roxbury married 30 Dec 1719 at Roxbury to John Weld (1698-1737) [FHL Film 741320].

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  1. ktman

    Thomas Tolman is my great x9 grandfather.

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