Ready to update an Early New England Family? Thomas Cornish

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Thomas Cornish has a newly created profile by Alicia Crane Williams over at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

She provides all the sources, all you need to do is update the profile.  These are great profiles to work on to learn Colonial New England Famlies.

Will you give it a go?
WikiTree profile: Thomas Cornish
in Genealogy Help by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (535k points)

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I have information on Thomas Cornish." He came to Virginia on the Duty in 1620." In the complete book of Emigrants 1607-1660  Peter Wilson Coldham , pages 15,46,68 ( PRO:CO1/3/2. )  page 46 - He was there from 1620 to 1637. Page 46 says , "On the Eastern Shore of Virginia Living : Captain William Epp's; Thomas Cornish 25 by Duty 1620". Page 68 says The Eastern shore over the Bay, list Epp's and his indentured servants among Thomas Cornish.  Then in another book " Virginia Immigrants and adventurers 1607-1635. Page 72. Talks about Captain Epps came in 1618 to Virginia. Moved to the Eastern shore and he was found guilty of manslaughter. In February 1625 Eppe's the plantation consisted of 2 houses and a Fort. By 1625 Epps staked a claim 450 acres of land , claiming 9  headrights for the land. He was using his men to claim more land. He continued having problems with some of his contemporaries, who termed him as a " Mad and ranking fellow" In 1627 or 1628 Captain Wm. Eppe's left for the West Indies. Placing his land holding to his tenants. It was considered an abandoned land.  Page 226 of same book says Thomas Cornish - On Dec.31, 1619 , Officials detained him and sent him to Virginia. In early 1625 he was identified as a 25 year old servant at Captain Williams Epps plantation (74). On Jan. 1, 1637 , Thomas Cornish was mentioned in connection with some timber- cutting on Epps plantation (CBE15,46,68;AMES1:67). Then he is mentioned in Gloucester MA marring Mary Stone in 1641. I want to work with you on this. I have other information. Thank you.
by Arlene Riebe G2G Crew (850 points)
Arlene, how are your efforts going with Thomas?  Did the info Alicia developed give you what you needed?
No she never responded. How do i change the records. The only proof I found is that Thomas came to virginia on the Duty in 1620 at age of 25. All the reference books say this, look at my above comments. I'm going to add the sources I have.

Oh silly me. I did not mean to imply that Alicia Crane Williams would actually need to be contacted.  She is a very busy person.  Rather, I linked to her work because she is an expert genealogist and her work should have all the reference material you need to consult.

 Give it your best shot.  Document what you know to be true and support with sources.  A basic outline would tell us who his parents are, his wife and his children.   If you can, include a short bio about his life and any significant findings.  If you have source material to add his additional children then add them as well.

 You do not have to add the actual documents but rather, try and create a citation that points to the document.  We can clean it up later if necessary.

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