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Could someone with a subscription please look up Thomas Constable, supposed to have died in Boston in 1650?  If he actually existed.  Source: Inhabitants and Estates of the town of Boston, 1630-1822

I'm looking for his parentage and origins.

He's not in the GM Directory

WikiTree profile: Thomas Constable
in Genealogy Help by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (152k points)

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Here is what that source says:

LAST  Constable

FIRST Thomas

SPOUSE Ann she m2nd before 1652 Philip Long


REFERENCE wife Ann is 26927/ Son Thomas Constable is 16590/


Here is the description of the database:  "When Annie Haven Thwing (1851-1940), the daughter of a Boston coal merchant, reached her mid-thirties, she became curious to know "where my ancestors lived, who were their neighbors, and what the neighborhood was like." She found it impossible, however, to contain her project, and she spent the next thirty years researching the geographic and built environment of Boston from 1630 to 1822. Tracing people and their properties through deed, probate, and the recently printed town records, enlisting church records, diaries, and graveyard epitaphs, Thwing painstakingly built an index consisting of some 125,000 catalog cards. These she used to publish, in 1920, her classic The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822. Four years before, she had given her card index to the Massachusetts Historical Society, where it occupied seventy-four library drawers in the catalog room. Although arranged only by subjects' names, the index has proved a valuable resource for historians and genealogists."

by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (624k points)
selected by Lois Tilton
That's the only reference I could find for Thomas at American Ancestors.
I found no reference to a Constable in "Crooked and Narrow Streets".

Kathie - do you have an opinion on the reliability of "Lees of VIrginia" as a source?
No, sorry, I’ve never researched the Lees.
Regarding the Constables, Torrey’s Marriages (Vol. 2, p. 961) says:

Long, Philip ( -1658/59) & Anne [CONSTABLE], w. Thomas by 1652; Boston
OK, so he did exist.  Thanks!

I suppose that means he had parents.
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he Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822. Also has an entry for his son. That one refences a specific suffolk deed where Ann Long, Widow of Phillip Long sells the house where she and her son Thomas Constable live to her daughter and SIL Benjamin and Sarah Brisco. I've link the deed in Ann's profile. It confirms that she had a first husband with the last name of Constable, but I don't think it give any other info

by Janelle Weir G2G6 Mach 5 (50.1k points)
Thanks, Janelle!

There was apparently a conflict between the son as Thomas or a daughter Thomasine. Son Thomas seems to win out.

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