3794. Thomas BURNHAM (2956) was born in Jun 1623 in Norwich, Norfolk County, England. He immigrated in 1635 to Massachusetts. (2957) He and his two brothers came from Norfolk on the ship Angel Gabriel, captained and owned by his mother's brother, Captain Robert Andrews. The ship wrecked on the coast of Maine. Their lives were saved by their valuables lost. He signed a will on 10 Jan 1693. The will was proved September 1693. His houses and farms were divided between his sons Thomas and James. He died on 19 May 1694 in Ipswich, Mass..(2958) He served in the military in the Pequot war. "[He] was a carpenter by trade, was lieutenant, deputy to the general court in 1683-84-85; selectman of Ipswich, 1647, and on various town committees; in 1664 was sergeant of the Ipswich company, ensign 1665, lieutenant 1683. In 1667 he was granted the privilege of erecting a saw mill on the Chebacco river near the falls." He was married to Marie LAWRENCE in Jun 1654 in Ipswich, Mass..
Marie LAWRENCE was born on 10 Apr 1624
in St. Albans, England. She died on 27 Mar 1715 in Ipswich, Mass.. Children
i. Thomas BURNHAM Jr. was born on 13 Feb 1646 in Ipswich, Mass.. He died on 21 Feb 1728. Married Lydia Pengry 13 Feb 1661.
1888 ii. John BURNHAM.
iii. James BURNHAM was born in 1650 in Ipswich, Mass.. He died on 30 Jun 1729.
1897 iv. Mary BURNHAM.
v. Johanna BURNHAM was born in 1654 in Ipswich, Mass.. She married John Newmarsh.
vi. Abigail BURNHAM was born in 1656.
vii. Ruth BURNHAM died in Jul 1657 in Ipswich, Mass.. She was born on 1 Jul 1657 in Ipswich, Mass..
viii. Ruth BURNHAM was born on 23 Aug 1658 in Ipswich, Mass.. She died in 1723. She married John Carter (b.1652/3, d.1727) in 1678.
ix. Joseph BURNHAM was born on 26 Sep 1660 in Ipswich, Mass..
x. Nathaniel BURNHAM was born on 4 Sep 1662 in Ipswich, Mass.. He died before 1691. He married Eunice Kinsman (b.24 Jan 1670).
xi. Sarah BURNHAM(2959) was born on 28 Jun 1664 in Ipswich, Mass.. She married a Clark, who died soon afterward; she then married Mesheck Farley on 6 August 1684.
xii. Hester BURNHAM was born on 19 Mar 1666 in Ipswich, Mass.. She died on 6 Oct 1749. She married two times; the first time to Clark; the second time, 6 Aug 1684, to Mischeck Farley.
xiii. Phebe BURNHAM was born on 10 Mar 1667 in Ipswich, Mass.. She married Matthew Perkins (b.1665, d.15 Apr 1738) 23 March 1685/6.
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